Canadian Teen Brooke Henderson Wins Portland Classic

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Brooke Henderson won the Cambia Portland Classic by eight strokes Sunday to become the third-youngest champion in LPGA Tour history.

The Canadian closed with a 3-under 69 at Columbia Edgewater to finish at 21-under 267, the lowest total since the event went from 54 holes to 72 in 2013. Henderson is 17 years, 11 months, 6 days.

Lydia Ko set the age record as an amateur in the 2012 Canadian Women's Open at 15 years, 4 months, 2 days. She also won the Canadian event in 2013 at 16, and won four times at 17. Lexi Thompson won the 2011 Navistar LPGA Classic at 16 years, 7 months, 8 days.

Henderson's eight-stroke win is the largest margin of victory on the LPGA Tour since Jiyah Shin won the 2012 Women's British Open by nine shots.

Pornanong Phatlum, Ha Na Jang and Candie Kung tied for second.

August 17, 2015

Jewell Loyd And Ramu Tokashiki Lead Storm Past Stars, 72-63

SEATTLE (AP) - Jewell Loyd had 18 points, six rebounds and four assists, and Ramu Tokashiki added 13 points and a career-high nine rebounds to help the Seattle Storm beat the San Antonio Stars 72-63 on Sunday.

Sue Bird had13 points and five assists for Seattle (7-19). Bird moved past Tangela Smith into 11th on the WNBA career scoring list with 5,049 points.

A pair of free throws by Danielle Robinson gave San Antonio (7-18) a 59-57 lead with 5:03 remaining, but the Stars made just 2 of 7 field goals down the stretch as Seattle closed the game on a 15-4 run.

Kayla McBride scored 19 points and Jayne Appel added 12 with eight rebounds for San Antonio.

The Stars have lost six of their last seven games and are 0-13 on the road this season.

August 17, 2015

Martins Scores Twice, Sounders Rout Orlando City 4-0

SEATTLE (AP) - Obafemi Martins scored two goals in his first game since June 16 and the Seattle Sounders beat Orlando City 4-0 on Sunday to snap their club-record losing streak at five games.

The Sounders (11-12-2) won for the first time since beating D.C. United 1-0 on July 3. That was Seattle's only win in a stretch of nine games (1-8-0) while Martins, now with a team-leading nine goals, recovered from a groin injury suffered late in a 3-1 U.S. Open Cup loss to Portland.

Martins worked a give-and-go with Lamar Neagle for a 7-yard shot past goalkeeper Tally Hall into the back left corner midway through the 17th minute.

Paraguayan newcomer Nelson Valdez, signed Aug. 7, headed in a target ball from Erik Friberg for a 2-0 lead late in the 51st minute. Martins made it 3-0 midway through the 62nd, and Thomas scored during stoppage time, his first.

Sounders goalkeeper Stefan Frei earned his ninth shutout.

Orlando City (7-11-7) went down a man in the 40th minute when defender Tyler Turner was sent off with his second yellow card.

August 17, 2015

Broncos Over Hawks 22-20

flag seahawks081415SEATTLE (AP) -- Brock Osweiler was composed and efficient, leading the Denver Broncos to scores on all five first-half possessions. An impressive effort, even if it came against a makeshift Seattle defense.
Osweiler was 15 of 20 for 151 yards and a touchdown playing the first half in the Broncos' 22-20 win over the Seahawks to open the preseason on Friday.
Starting in place of Peyton Manning, who went through pregame warmups but was just a spectator, Osweiler finished with a 112.7 rating. He capped his night with a 17-yard touchdown pass to tight end Virgil Green late in the first half for a 19-10 lead. Denver's offense finished with 240 yards in the half, although much of that came with most of Seattle's starting defense standing on the sideline.
Cliff Avril, Michael Bennett, Brandon Mebane and Bobby Wagner all barely played, while Earl Thomas and Richard Sherman didn't suit up for the Seahawks.
While Osweiler picked apart Seattle's defense, Russell Wilson was left to scramble for safety during his two series in the first quarter. Wilson was sacked by Von Miller and fumbled on Seattle's second offensive play. He was sacked on third-and-goal from the Denver 8 and completed only one pass -- a 12-yard connection with new tight end Jimmy Graham that elicited one of the biggest cheers of the night.

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Iwakuma Tosses No-Hitter In Seattle's 3-0 Win Over Orioles

iwakuma nohitterSEATTLE (AP) - Hisashi Iwakuma has become the second Japanese-born pitcher in major league history to throw a no-hitter, leading the Seattle Mariners to a 3-0 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday. Iwakuma struck out seven and walked three in throwing the first no-hitter by an American League pitcher in nearly three years. He joins Hideo Nomo, who threw two no-nos, as the only Japanese-born pitchers to accomplish the feat.

Iwakuma is the fourth pitcher to throw a no-hitter this season, joining Philadelphia's Cole Hamels - prior to his trade to Texas - Washington's Max Scherzer and San Francisco's Chris Heston.

Iwakuma is the first American League pitcher to throw a no-hitter since teammate Felix Hernandez tossed a perfect game against the Tampa Bay Rays on Aug. 15, 2012.

August 13, 2015