March 15, 2009 in Sports

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NFL

Seahawks trade Peterson to Lions

The Detroit Lions acquired Pro Bowl linebacker Julian Peterson on Saturday from the Seattle Seahawks for defensive tackle Cory Redding and a fifth-round pick in next month’s NFL draft.

Both players must pass physicals to complete the trade.

The Seahawks gave Peterson a $54 million, seven-year contract three years ago after their Super Bowl appearance in Detroit.

Peterson became an expensive asset because linebacker Leroy Hill got $8.4 million guaranteed this year with a franchise tag and Lofa Tatupu signed a $42 million contract a year ago.

After being Seattle’s only player in this year’s Pro Bowl, Peterson was dealt following a five-sack, 83-tackle season.

Peterson had 9.5 sacks and 10 sacks in his first two years with the Seahawks, the highest totals of his nine-year career.

Golf

Prugh wins first Nationwide title

Spokane’s Alex Prugh won the New Zealand Open for his first Nationwide Tour title, pulling away with his second eagle of the round and finishing three strokes ahead of countryman Martin Piller.

The 24-year-old former University of Washington and Ferris High School player finished with an 8-under-par 64 for a 19-under 269 total on The Hills course in Queenstown, New Zealand.

Prugh eagled the par-5 17th to take a four-stroke lead, and also had an eagle on the par-4 eighth. He had four back-nine birdies.

Piller, the third-round leader, shot a 68.

American Jim Herman had a 68 to finish third at 14 under in the event sanctioned by the Australasian and Nationwide tours.

American Jeff Gove (70) and New Zealand’s Josh Geary (71) were 12 under along with Australians Craig Parry (69), Peter Senior (68), Andrew Bonhomme (66) and Stephen Dartnall (68).

Af2

Shock tickets go on sale Monday

Single-game tickets for the Spokane Shock’s 2009 season go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday. Tickets range from $8-28 and can be purchased through TicketsWest.

The first regular-season home game is April 3 against the Stockton Lightning.

Tickets are also available for the Shock’s exhibition game on Wednesday against the Arkansas Twisters.

The Shock have sold 7,000 season tickets and have led the af2 in attendance the past three seasons.

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