The Sounders will play Sunderland AFC, a second-division club from England, in an exhibition match at 7 p.m. July 20 at Qwest Field. Sunderland is third in...

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The Sounders will play Sunderland AFC, a second-division club from England, in an exhibition match at 7 p.m. July 20 at Qwest Field.

Sunderland is third in the English League Championship. Three clubs in the Championship are promoted each year to the English Premiership, which features internationally recognized franchises such as Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United.

The Sounders’ connection to Sunderland dates 25 years to defender Shawn Elliott. Elliott played for the Sounders in 1980 on a trip over from Sunderland. He made more than 350 international appearances and 11 goals in his European career. Elliott signed with the Sounders in January 1979 and made 23 appearances with the team.

Tickets for the match cost $12 for general admission or $17 for reserved seating.

Huskies games on TV

The Washington men’s basketball game March 5 against Stanford will be broadcast live on Ch.7 at 1 p.m. The Huskies’ game at California on March 3, will air on FSN at 7:30 p.m.

Meanwhile, Huskies coach Lorenzo Romar is one of four finalists for the John Wooden “Keys to Life” Award, which will be presented April 2 in St. Louis during Final Four weekend. Other finalists are Grant Hill (Orlando Magic), Allan Houston (New York Knicks) and Bobby Jones (five-time NBA All-Star). The award is presented to a past or present college or professional basketball player or coach, whom best exemplifies outstanding character and leadership in the home, on the court and in the community.


• Two runs batted in by senior Taylor Johnson and a stellar outing from junior right-hander Matt Kasser led the 19th-ranked Washington baseball team to its second straight victory, 3-2, over host Santa Clara. The teams split a doubleheader Sunday after seeing scheduled games Friday and Saturday washed out by steady rain.

• Washington’s B-Squad is in fourth place after one round of play at the Washington National Winter Championship. The Huskies shot 18-over 306 and trail Oregon by seven strokes. The nine-team event is comprised mostly of each school’s B-Team or junior-varsity squad. Washington was led by Joe Panzeri and Chad Gorney, who both shot 3-over 75 to tie for 10th.

• Seattle’s Brady Clark rink is in a three-way tie for first at 3-1 after the fourth round of the 2006 U.S. Olympic Curling Trials in Madison, Wis. Among other Seattle area teams, the Jason Larway rink is 2-2 and tied for fourth and the Wes Johnson rink is 1-3. In women’s competition, the Seattle-based Amy Wright team is tied for fourth at 3-2 and the Nancy Richard team of Seattle is 1-4, tied for seventh.

• WSU junior Anastasia Kostina is tied for second place after two rounds of play at the Miccosukee Women’s Championship in Miami. Kostina, who shot 5-over 151 in the first two rounds, is four strokes back of leader, Hannah Hoch of Colorado, heading into today’s final round. The Cougars are in fourth place, eight strokes behind leader Colorado.

Compiled from reports by college sports-information departments and other sources.