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Sports Minute: Here is the latest Washington, Oregon and Alaska sports news from The Associated Press

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SEATTLE (AP) - Stephen Strasburg pitched into the eighth inning and Jayson Werth hit his second home run in two nights to lead the Washington Nationals past the Seattle Mariners 3-1 yesterday. Strasburg (11-10) went 7 2-3 innings and struck out eight, increasing his NL-leading total to 210.

CORVALLIS, Oregon (AP) - Oregon State quarterback Sean Mannion passed for 328 yards and one touchdown and rushed for another score yesterday to pace the Beavers to a 29-14 victory over Portland State. Trailing 14-13 at halftime, Oregon State forced turnovers on five of Portland State's first six possessions of the second half and took the lead for good on Garrett Owen's 26-yard field goal with 10:58 to play in the third quarter.

CHENEY, Wash. (AP) - Vernon Adams Jr. threw for 360 yards and five touchdowns to lead Eastern Washington to a 41-9 win over NAIA Montana Western last night. Adams, who completed 27 of 30, threw 3 yards to Kendrick Bourne in the first quarter and fired 29 yards to Cory Mitchell and 55 yards to Shaq Hill in the second. He added a 30-yard pass to Mitchell and a 15-yard toss to Bourne in the third quarter before taking a seat.

SEATTLE (AP) - Clint Dempsey scored off a corner kick in the 52nd minute and the Seattle Sounders beat the Colorado Rapids 1-0 yesterday to extend their overall MLS lead. Seattle goalkeeper Stefan Frei had his league-leading eighth shutout. The Sounders (15-7-3) boosted their points total to 48, assuring that they'll retain the Western Conference and Supporters Shield leads, regardless of any other results this weekend. Dempsey scored his 11th goal to move within two of the Sounders' season record.

RENTON, Wash. (AP) - The Seattle Seahawks will begin the season with only two quarterbacks on the 53-man roster after cutting Terrelle Pryor and B.J. Daniels as part of their final roster cuts. Seattle announced its final roster decisions yesterday. Seattle's two QBs for the opener will be starter Russell Wilson and veteran backup Tarvaris Jackson.

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