Adams Hits Tying 3 And Stars Top Storm 87-82 In OT

Danielle Adams hit a 3-pointer to tie it in regulation and scored five points in overtime to lift the San Antonio Stars to an 87-82 win over the Seattle Storm on Thursday night. Danielle Robinson scored 20 points, including six free throws in overtime, for San Antonio (6-6). Jia Perkins added 15 points on five 3s in the Stars' second straight win. Sue Bird scored 23 and Camille Little a season-high 20 for Seattle (5-9). Adams' 3 with 6.5 seconds left tied the game at 71-all. Bird hit a 3 to put the Storm up 70-68 with 44.8 seconds left and Nicole Powell hit one of two free throws to make it 71-68 with 18.9 left. San Antonio led 62-53 early in the fourth quarter before Bird scored eight and Shekinna Stricklen six to rally the Storm. June 20, 2014

Undrafted Jeffcoat Looks To Make Mark In Seattle

Jackson Jeffcoat's resume almost made certain he would be picked on the first two days of the NFL draft. He was a first-team Associated Press All-American his senior season at Texas with 13 sacks and 86 total tackles, the only defensive lineman in country to lead his team in tackles. And he had the background as the son of former Dallas and Buffalo defensive lineman Jim Jeffcoat. But he was not selected in last month's NFL draft. Ultimately, Jeffcoat went undrafted despite his production in college because in the NFL he was a player without a position. Was he a defensive end? Was he an outside linebacker? The Seattle Seahawks signed him as an undrafted free agent, believing his pass rushing ability could work in the NFL despite being slightly undersized as a defensive end. June 20, 2014

Seattle Times Will No Longer Use 'Redskins'

The Seattle Times says it will no longer use the word "Redskins" in stories about the Washington, D.C., NFL team. The sports editor said Thursday the name is "absurd, offensive and outdated." Other newspapers have also stopped using the Indian reference that many find unacceptable. The Times previously had a policy to minimize the use of "Redskins" by keeping it out of headlines and photo captions and limiting it to once per story. June 20, 2014

Seattle Advances In US Open Cup With 5-0 Victory

Brad Evans scored on a penalty kick in the 23rd minute, Kenny Cooper scored two goals and the Seattle Sounders beat amateur squad PSA Elite 5-0 in the fourth round of the U.S. Open Cup on Wednesday night. A year after getting knocked out in their opening match, the three-time U.S. Open Cup champion Sounders advanced to the fifth round. Seattle will host fellow MLS squad San Jose next Tuesday night. Evans' goal came after Aaron Kovar was taken down in the penalty box. Defender Zach Scott scored on a header in the 40th minute and Cooper made it 3-0 just before halftime. Cooper scored in the 56th minute on a bicycle kick off a scramble around the goal and Sean Okoli capped the scoring with a tap-in goal in the 85th minute. The match was Seattle's first since June 7. June 19, 2014

Seattle Storm hire Alisha Valavanis as COO

The Seattle Storm have hired Alisha Valavanis as their chief operating officer, replacing outgoing team president and CEO Karen Bryant. Seattle announced the hiring Wednesday. She'll take over for Bryant who is stepping down on July 31 after being with the franchise since its inception. Valavanis has been the assistant athletic director for annual giving and alumni relations at California since 2011. Prior to her time at Cal, Valavanis worked for the Golden State Warriors and was the associate head coach at Division II Chico State, where she played college basketball in the late 1990s. Valavanis will start her new position in Seattle on July 1. June 19, 2014