Seahawks in midseason form…Federer rallies to reach semifinals

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks haven’t missed a beat in the offseason. The Super Bowl champion Seahawks routed the Green Bay Packers 36-16 as Marshawn Lynch ran for 110 yards and two touchdowns and Russell Wilson added 191 yards passing and two TDs through the air.

NEW YORK (AP) — Roger Federer rallied from losing the first two sets to beat Frenchman Gael Monfils (GAH’-ehl mohn-FEES’) 4-6, 4-6, 6-4, 7-5, 6-2 to reach the semifinals of the U.S. Open. Next up for Federer is Marin Cilic (CHIHL’-ihch), who reached the semifinals by upsetting sixth-seed Tomas Berdych (TOH’-mahs bur-DEEK’) in straight sets.

MILWAUKEE (AP)— The St. Louis Cardinals and Milwaukee Brewers are going in different directions. The NL Central-leading Cardinals won their sixth in a row, 3-2 over the Brewers, who’ve dropped nine straight to fall three games behind St. Louis in the division race.

BALTIMORE (AP)— American League home run leader Nelson Cruz swatted his 37th home run in the Baltimore Orioles’ 9-7 victory over Cincinnati. Cruz and Nick Hundley connected in a six-run first inning as the Orioles routed Cincinnati to complete a three-game interleague sweep.

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The NCAA has determined that Connecticut women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma (aw-ree-EH’-muh) committed a secondary rules violation when he made a phone call congratulating Little League pitching star Mo’Ne (MOH’-nay) Davis last month. Athletic director Warde Manuel says UConn accepts the decision but does not agree with it. UConn believes the congratulatory call was not “recruiting in nature.”