Washington Keeps Starting QB Quiet Until Opener At Boise St.

SEATTLE (AP) - Washington coach Chris Petersen is keeping his starting quarterback a secret until taking the field for Friday night's season opener at No. 23 Boise State.

Petersen said Sunday the Huskies decided the best move for their program was withholding the name of their starting quarterback, in part to limit distractions heading into the opener. Junior Jeff Lindquist, redshirt freshman K.J. Carta-Samuels and true freshman Jake Browning competed for the job during fall camp.

Lindquist is the only one of the three with experience, starting last year's season opener against Hawaii. Browning has gained the most attention after setting national high school records at Folsom High just outside of Sacramento, California. Browning enrolled at Washington in January and because he got the experience of going through spring practice, Petersen says he doesn't view Browning as a true freshman.

August 31, 2015

Goals From Martins, Evans Give Seattle 2-1 Win Over Portland

SEATTLE (AP) - Obafemi Martins scored his 10th goal of the season in the opening minutes, Brad Evans converted a disputed penalty kick just before halftime and the Seattle Sounders beat the Portland Timbers 2-1 on Sunday.

Seattle (12-13-2) picked up its second victory of the season over its Cascadia rival, but more importantly got a needed three points in the Western Conference playoff race before a crowd of 64,358, the fourth largest crowd for an MLS game in Sounders' history. Seattle started the day in seventh place and outside of the playoff picture, but pulled into a tie with San Jose for sixth with the victory.

Martins beat goalkeeper Adam Kwarasey in the sixth minute to give Seattle the early advantage, then earned the Sounders a penalty kick in the 42nd minute when he was taken down in the box by Kwarasey. Brad Evans converted the penalty kick for his first goal of the season.

Seattle won for just the third time in its last 10 MLS matches.

Jack Jewsbury scored off a corner kick early in the second half for Portland but the Timbers could not find an equalizer. Portland (11-9-7) had been unbeaten in its last four MLS matches.

August 31, 2015

Dicky Pride Wins Web.Com Tour's Portland Open

NORTH PLAINS, Ore. (AP) - Dicky Pride won the Web.com Tour's Portland Open on Sunday and earned a PGA Tour card with a fifth-place finish on the regular-season money list.

The 46-year-old Pride, 40th on the money list entering the week, earned $144,000 to push his season total to $253,057. He closed with a 4-under 67 for a three-stroke victory over Tim Herron.

The top 25 on the money list earned 2015-16 PGA Tour cards. The four-event Web.com Tour Finals - also offering 25 PGA Tour cards - starts Sept. 10-13 in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Pride won his first title since the 1994 St. Jude Classic in his rookie season on the PGA Tour. He finished at 20-under 264 on Pumpkin Ridge's Witch Hollow course after opening with rounds of 65, 66 and 66 to take a four-stroke lead over Herron into the final round.

The 45-year-old Herron finished with a 66. He won the last of his four PGA Tour titles in 2006.

Tommy Gainey, also a PGA Tour winner, was third at 15 under after a 65.

August 31, 2015

Portland Sends Off Angerer And Van Hollebeke With Sellout

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The Portland Thorns played Sunday night before their second sellout crowd of more than 21,000, though it was bittersweet.

Already eliminated from the playoffs, the Thorns honored a pair of popular players who are retiring from the game: goalkeeper Nadine Angerer and defender Rachel Van Hollebeke.

Angerer, who has started in goal for the German national team since 2007, announced before this year's World Cup that she was retiring but vowed to play out the season with the Thorns.

Van Hollebeke recently announced that she was retiring from both the Thorns and the U.S. national team so that she could attend medical school.

The two were celebrated by the Providence Park fans before the match against the Washington Spirit, who have already secured one of four spots in the National Women's Soccer League playoffs.

August 31, 2015

Loyd, Langhorne Lead Storm Past Mystics, 69-59

SEATTLE (AP) - Jewell Loyd had 18 points, making all 14 of her free throw attempts, and Crystal Langhorne scored 15 to help the Seattle Storm beat the Washington Mystics 69-59 on Sunday night.

Sue Bird added 12 points for the Storm (9-20).

Washington led by as many as 13 in the first half and Natasha Cloud's layup with 5:11 left in the third quarter gave the Mystics (16-12) a 10-point lead. The Storm scored the next 19 points, as the Mystics went scoreless for 8 minutes, 20 seconds, to make it 57-48 with 6:24 to play.

An 11-5 run pulled Washington within three with 2:34 left, but Seattle made 7 of 8 free throws from there to seal it.

The Storm shot 91.2 percent from the line, setting season highs for both free throws made (31) and attempted (34).

Ivory Latta scored 12 points for Washington, which hasn't won in Seattle in its last 10 tries, dating to July 13, 2005. Emma Meesseman and Kia Vaughn added 10 apiece.

August 31, 2015