NW Sports from the AP

Date: 07/18/2014 05:00 AM

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

MONROE, Wash. (AP) – Former Washington football coach Jim Lambright faces a court appearance next month on an assault charge. The 72-year-old was arrested June 18 and has been charged with fourth-degree assault on his 23-year-old granddaughter. His arraignment is set for Aug. 4 in Evergreen District Court in Monroe. Lambright’s granddaughter told sheriff’s deputies he tried to drag her out of the house by her ankle. Lambright’s wife told authorities he suffers from dementia. Lambright was head coach of the Huskies for six seasons, starting in 1992.

NEW YORK (AP) – Clint Dempsey is one of eight players from the U.S. World Cup team who were voted to the MLS All-Star game. On Wednesday night, Major League Soccer announced the result of the fan vote. The game against Bayern Munich is scheduled for Aug. 6 in Portland, Oregon. Forwards Thierry Henry of the New York Red Bulls and Obafemi Martins of the Seattle Sounders are also in the Fan XI.

SEATTLE (AP) – Alex Bentley scored 22 points and rookie Chiney Ogwumike had 14 points and 10 rebounds Tuesday, helping the Connecticut Sun beat the Seattle Storm 86-63 to snap a three-game skid. Connecticut (10-13) had lost seven of eight. Bentley scored 16 points during the first half. Ogwumike got into double figures for the 20th time in her first 21 games. The double-double was her eighth. Kelsey Bone added 16 points off the bench.

UNDATED (AP) – Eastern Washington is favored to defend its Big Sky Conference football title, according to polls of coaches and media members that cover the league. The top six teams in both polls are the same, with Montana second, followed by Montana State, Cal Poly, Northern Arizona and Southern Utah. EWU received all 12 of the possible first-place votes in the coaches’ poll. Coaches are not allowed to vote for their own teams and Montana received the other first-place vote in the coaches’ poll.


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