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

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HOUSTON (AP) - Gustav Svensson and Will Bruin scored in the first half, and Seattle Sounders FC beat the 10-man Houston Dynamo 2-0 in the first leg of the Western Conference championship Tuesday night. The second leg is Nov. 30 in Seattle.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Ruthy Hebard scored 22 points, while not missing a shot, and Lexi Bando added 14 to lead No. 10 Oregon to an 81-40 victory over Eastern Washington on Tuesday night. Hebard, a sophomore who was all-Pac-12 forward last year, went 7-for-7 from the field and 8-for-8 at the foul line for the Ducks (4-1).

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Brock Boeser scored twice and Daniel Sedin inched closer to a major NHL milestone, leading the Vancouver Canucks to a 5-2 win over the slumping Philadelphia Flyers. Sedin had a goal and an assist to leave him four points shy of 1,000 for his career. The Flyers lost their fifth straight and fell below .500 for the first time this season.

RENTON, Wash. (AP) - The Seattle Seahawks have made an unexpected roster move, waiving veteran defensive end Dwight Freeney just four games after signing him to help boost their pass rush. Freeney was signed in late October to boost Seattle's pass rush after Cliff Avril was lost to a neck injury earlier in the season.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Organizers of the Great Alaska Shootout are saying goodbye to the Thanksgiving week basketball tournament that has been around for decades. The University of Alaska Anchorage announced in August that the 40th version of the tournament would be the last. Acting athletic director Tim McDiffett says the tournament is simply no longer financially sustainable.

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