NW Sports from the AP

Here is the latest Washington, Oregon and Alaska sports news from The Associated Press


WASHINGTON (AP) – Sue Bird scored 25 points and Ann Wauters added 14 as the Seattle Storm completed a home-and-home sweep of the Washington Mystics with a 79-71 win last night for their fifth straight victory. Seattle never trailed and held a 30-17 advantage at the free throw line in the opener of a four-game trip. Seattle’s lead didn’t dip below five in the fourth quarter.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – MLS rookie Cordell Cato scored in the first half as the Seattle Sounders beat the San Jose Earthquakes 1-0 last night in a U.S. Open Cup quarterfinal. Cato scooped up a long pass that skipped through San Jose’s defense and launched an 8-yard shot from a sharp angle to the right of the Earthquakes’ goal. It was Cato’s first goal with the Sounders.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – The fastest female sprinters fly down the track in right around 11 seconds in the 100 meters. Only in this case, a calendar, not a stopwatch, is needed since it’s now taken three days and counting for USA Track and Field to sort out who should fill the last American spot for the 100 at the London Games. Allyson Felix and Jeneba Tarmoh tied for third Saturday.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – Olympic decathlon champion Bryan Clay says he won’t pursue a spot on the Olympic team in London after faltering at the U.S. track trials. Clay stumbled in the 110-meter hurdles then struggled in the discus in last weekend’s multi-event competition, finishing in 12th place. The top three finishers in each event at the trials earn a spot on the U.S. team, provided they have the “A” standard required to compete in the Olympics. Clay did not, and won’t go for the standard by a July 8 deadline.


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