Sounders FC

Nelson Valdez quick to make his presence felt with Sounders

For a forward, Valdez doesn’t have a particularly noteworthy goal-scoring record. Yet Sunday’s performance against Portland helped explain how he was able to stick for so long in top European leagues — as well as why he will be hard to dislodge from the lineup.

Golf

Jason Day wins The Barclays by 6 strokes

Jason Day beat runner-up Henrik Stenson by six strokes in The Barclays in Edison, N.J., the first event in the four-tournament FedEx Cup playoffs. The top 100 in FedEx Cup points advance — and former Washington Husky Nick Taylor was 101st.