Tommy Johnson Jr. Wins At NHRA Northwest Nationals

KENT, Wash. (AP) - Tommy Johnson Jr. won in Funny Car on Sunday at the NHRA Northwest Nationals, spoiling teammate Jack Beckman's bid to sweep the NHRA Western Swing.

Johnson beat Beckman in the semifinals after Beckman's Dodge Charger R/T dropped a cylinder at the hit of the throttle, then topped Del Worsham in the final with a 4.073-second run at 308.00 mph.

Johnson raced to his second victory of the season and 10th in his Funny Car career. He also became the third driver to win in at Pacific Raceways in both Top Fuel and Funny Car.

"We've got the most consistent car," Johnson said. "The last seven races, including this one, we have been to four finals. We've got a really good car and team. We struggled early in the season with stupid stuff that bit us. Everybody has stepped up to the plate lately and it is showing."

J.R. Todd won in Top Fuel, and Chris McGaha topped the Pro Stock field.

Todd raced to his first victory of the season and eighth overall, beating Shawn Langdon with a 3.820 at 322.04. McGaha beat Jeg Coughlin with a 6.507 at 212.59 in a Chevy Camaro for his second straight win.

August 10, 2015

Dos Santos Has Debut Goal, Assist As Galaxy Beat Seattle 3-1

CARSON, Calif. (AP) - Giovani dos Santos had a goal and an assist in an impressive MLS debut, leading the LA Galaxy to a 3-1 victory over the Seattle Sounders on Sunday.

Dos Santos set up captain Robbie Keane's tiebreaking goal in the 47th minute before the Mexican playmaker scored his first goal in the 64th minute, taking a beautiful pass from Keane and burying his shot past Stefan Frei.

Dos Santos started up front alongside Keane and took corner kicks as the Galaxy (11-7-7) officially unveiled the newest acquisition in their star-studded lineup. Dos Santos even lived up to the standard set by Steven Gerrard, who also had a goal and an assist in his winning MLS debut last month.

The sellout crowd gave a standing ovation when dos Santos left in the 69th minute.

Seattle dropped to 10-12-2.

August 10, 2015

Perkins Leads Stars Past Storm, 88-81

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Jia Perkins scored 32 points and the San Antonio Stars beat the Seattle Storm 88-81 on Saturday night.

Perkins was 11 of 18 from the floor, 8 of 8 from the line and had five assists in the game between the two worst teams in the Western Conference. Kayla McBride added 20 points and Sophia Young-Malcolm had 14.

San Antonio (7-16) got a 3-pointer early from McBride and jumped out to an 18-6 lead. McBride's 3 just before the end of the first made it 27-10, and the Stars led at the half 43-34.

Seattle (5-17) used a 14-5 run at the start of the third to draw even at 48, but San Antonio responded with an 8-2 spurt and led by five at the end of the quarter. Jewell Loyd's jumper cut it to three, but Seattle got no closer down the stretch.

Crystal Langhorne led Seattle with 29 points.

August 10, 2015

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Mariners Open 3-Game Home Series Against Texas

mariners 8SEATTLE (AP) -- Pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma opened a three-game series at home against Texas on Friday. Iwakuma tossed 8 2-3 innings of one-run ball against Minnesota last Sunday. The Colorado Rockies rallied to beat the Seattle Mariners 7-5 on Wednesday.
August 7, 2015

Baldwin Says He Wishes Harvin Best Of Luck In Buffalo

RENTON, Wash. (AP) - Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin says he didn't know Percy Harvin felt threatened by the Seahawks' receivers during his time in Seattle.

Baldwin said Thursday he believed any lingering beef between himself and Harvin had been "squashed" before Harvin was traded from Seattle to the New York Jets in the middle of last season. Harvin and Baldwin had a physical altercation during the preseason last year.

In an interview with ESPN on Wednesday, Harvin said he never felt accepted by Seattle's receivers and that he "had to come in and be the guy to sit in the back of the room, not say too much, kind of walk on egg shells."

August 7, 2015