Pharrell is bringing "Happy" to the NFL.
The platinum-selling musician will perform outside of CenturyLink Field in Seattle on Sept. 4 before the Seattle Seahawks play the Green Bay Packers as the NFL kicks off its 95th season.
Pop singer Ariana Grande will sing the national anthem. It will air on NBC and the NFL Network.
The Seahawks won the Super Bowl earlier this year.
Seattle-based rockers Soundgarden will kick off the free event with a performance. Part of it will air on the NFL Network. SEATTLE (AP) – August 4, 2014
The Cleveland Browns have claimed injured offensive lineman Michael Bowie off waivers from the Seattle Seahawks.
Bowie was a seventh-round pick a year ago and made eight starts during his first NFL season. But he needs shoulder surgery that will sideline him for four to six months, and he was cut by the Seahawks on Saturday.
The 6-foot-5, 320-pound Bowie helped clear the way for Marshawn Lynch to run for 1,257 yards and 12 touchdowns last season. He also started a playoff game in Seattle's run to the Super Bowl title.
Cleveland general manager Ray Farmer announced the waiver claim on Sunday. It brings the Browns' roster to 90 players.
The Seahawks claimed tackle Cory Brandon off waivers from Arizona to fill Bowie's spot on their roster. BEREA, Ohio (AP) – August 4, 2014
Brock Mackenzie won the ATB Financial Classic on Sunday at Sirocco Golf Club at 27-under 261, the second-best score in relation to par in PGA Tour Canada history.
Mackenzie, the 33-year-old former University of Washington player from Yakima, Washington, had rounds of 65, 63, 67 and 66 for a four-stroke victory over Joel Dahmen and Stephen Carney.
Brian Unk set the tour record of 28 under in the 2009 Seaforth Country Classic.
Mackenzie earned $27,000 to jump to third on the money list with $44,822, with the final top five earning Web.com Tour status next season. CALGARY, Alberta (AP) – August 4, 2014
Crystal Langhorne scored 15 of her 19 points in the second half to help the Seattle Storm snap a seven-game losing streak with a 71-65 win over the San Antonio Stars on Sunday night.
Langhorne scored seven and Sue Bird added five in the final three minutes of the game after the Stars had rallied from an 18-point first-half deficit to take a 59-57 lead. Langhorne also had 10 rebounds.
Camille Little added 15 points and Bird 10 for Seattle (10-20), which moved within 3½ games of the Stars for the fourth and final playoff berth with just four games left.
Kayla McBride scored 17 and Danielle Adams 14 - all in the second half - to lead San Antonio (13-16), which fell a half game behind Los Angeles for third place in the west. The Stars have lost seven of nine but are still three up on Tulsa for the final playoff spot.
SEATTLE (AP) – August 4, 2014
John Force raced to his third Funny Car victory of the season and record 141st overall win Sunday in the NHRA Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways.
The 65-year-old Force beat former teammate Gary Densham in the final with a run of 4.173 seconds at 302.48 mph in a Ford Mustang. Densham's Chevrolet Impala lost traction early and finished in 5.808 at 120.44.
Force has raced in four consecutive finals, winning twice.
Doug Kalitta won in Top Fuel, and Jason Line topped the Pro Stock division.
Kalitta raced to his second victory of the season, beating Antron Brown with a 3.844 at 318.84. Kalitta has 35 career victories to tie Don Garlits for fifth place on the Top Fuel list.
Line edged teammate Greg Anderson in the final with a 6.611 at 210.67 in a Chevy Camaro.
KENT, Wash. (AP) – August 4, 2014