Most Important Figure At US Open Not Even Playing

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. (AP) - The name has become as common at this U.S. Open as Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth, Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods. And Mike Davis isn't even playing. Davis is the head of the USGA and the man largely responsible for this major championship coming to Chambers Bay. More than that, however, he might be responsible for just how hard it will play.

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Sherman Wins Good Guy Award

sherman 25Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman has won the Good Guy Award from the Professional Football Writers of America for his consistent cooperation with the media. Seattle's All-Pro follows teammate Russell Wilson as a winner of the award. The Good Guy Award is given to an NFL player for his qualities and professional style in helping pro football writers do their jobs.

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Seahawks Officially Sign Backup QB Tarvaris Jackson

hawsktextgradRENTON, Wash. (AP) - The Seattle Seahawks have officially signed backup quarterback Tarvaris Jackson, giving them a proven veteran behind starter Russell Wilson. Seattle finalized Jackson's deal Tuesday, the first day of minicamp. Seattle cleared a roster spot when defensive end Ryan Robinson was waived/injured after rupturing his Achilles tendon last week.

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Wallace's Extra-Time Goal Helps Timbers Beat Sounders

Sounders logoTUKWILA, Wash. (AP) - Rodney Wallace scored in the 10th minute of extra time to help the Portland Timbers beat the Seattle Sounders 3-1 in a fourth round U.S. Open Cup game Tuesday night. The defending Cup champion Sounders finished the game with just seven players. Defender Brad Evans was ejected in the 69th minute with his second yellow card. Forward Obafemi Martins, who tied the game 1-1 in the 79th minute, went down hard in the 85th.

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Gray Scores 16 Points To Lead Sun Over Storm 79-58

seatte stormSEATTLE (AP) - Chelsea Gray scored 16 points and Connecticut beat the Seattle Storm 79-58 on Tuesday night for the Sun's fourth straight victory. Camille Little and Alex Bentley each added 12 points and Alyssa Thomas 11. Gray was 6 of 9 from the field and made all four of her 3-pointers. The Sun (4-1) hit seven of their 14 3-point attempts.

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