What if Spokane hadn’t lost its Triple-A team? Maybe the timeline would have looked something like this:
Jon Lester combined with two relievers on a one-hitter, and the Cubs took advantage of a first-inning slip by center fielder Starling Marte in a 2-0 victory Saturday over the Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago’s 11th win in 13 games.
Robert Whittaker survived off a staggering blow in the fifth round to win a grueling split decision in a rematch with Yoel Romero at UFC 225. Whittaker won despite being outworked in the fifth. He was shaken after taking a hard left hand from Romero early in the round, and the fight was scored 48-47 by all three judges, one in Romero’s favor. Whittaker also injured his right hand in the first round.
Washington State’s Alissa Brooks-Johnson placed fifth in the 800 with a time of 2:15.69 and finished sixth overall in the heptathlon at the NCAA Division I Track and Field outdoor championships Saturday in Eugene.
Depending on how recent you want to take recent history, a second half go-ahead goal by their Saturday night opponent could have left the Sounders either downcast or slightly optimistic.
Terence Crawford threw a bevy of punches toward the end of the ninth round to stop Jeff Horn and win the WBO welterweight title. After dropping Horn with 50 seconds left in the ninth round, Crawford unleashed a slew of punches that sent the former champion into the ropes, prompting referee Robert Byrd to stop the fight with 28 seconds left in the round.
Walker Buehler has bruised ribs, but scans and X-rays showed no further damage after the Los Angeles Dodgers rookie right-hander was lifted from a start with pain in his side.
Masahiro Tanaka’s first major league run should have been something to celebrate. Instead, it benched him.
Washington pitcher Stephen Strasburg will go on the disabled list with right shoulder inflammation, manager Dave Martinez said after the Nationals’ 7-5 victory over San Francisco on Saturday.
Junior right hander Tommy Wilson pitched seven strong innings, leading Cal State Fullerton to a 5-2 victory over Washington on Saturday to even their best-of-three Super Regional series at a game apiece.
What’s so special about today? Well, we’re a third of the way through the month of June, which usually means the Mariners are immaterial to any discussion about postseason baseball. But this June 10, it all seems different. The Mariners are in the playoff hunt. Heck, they’re in the American League West title race. In fact, despite Saturday’s 7-3 loss at Tampa Bay, they still lead the division with a 40-24 record
Former Tennessee star Chamique Holdsclaw and assistant coach Mickie DeMoss thank former Lady Vols coach Pat Summitt while getting inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame. The induction class also included Connecticut assistant coach Chris Dailey, former Colorado coach Ceal Barry, former New Jersey high school coach Rose Marie Battaglia and former WNBA players Katie Smith and Tina Thompson.
Sei Young Kim birdied seven of her last 10 holes for a share of the lead with Celine Herbin in the suspended second round of the ShopRite LPGA. Kim was 10 under for the tournament with three holes left when play was suspended because of darkness. Herbin had her second straight 5-under 66.
Emma Wolfram of Gonzaga, who missed her senior basketball season with an injury, has been named the female recipient of the West Coast Conference Postgraduate Scholarship.
The U.S. Open prefers to be looked upon as the ultimate test in golf, which can be an invitation for trouble. Mike Davis knows that as well as anyone. The executive director of the USGA remembers all too well what happened the last time the US Open was at Shinnecock Hills
It takes a long time for an expansion team to challenge for a championship, let alone win one. For fans of hockey in the nation’s capital, it only took 44 years.
Kevin Durant had a simple message for his critics: “Thanks.”
The Washington Capitals took the Stanley Cup through the MGM Grand and to a dance club on the Las Vegas Strip. They took it to a popular bar not far from their suburban practice facility. Then they took it to Nationals Park, where they kept hoisting it from a suite to the roars of the crowd.
After a strong start in his previous outing against the Tampa Bay Rays in Seattle, Felix Hernandez’s season-long struggles returned five days later at Tropicana Field in a 7-3 loss on Saturday.
Scott Dixon led the last 119 laps at Texas to win his second consecutive IndyCar Series race. He quickly broke a tie for the third-most career wins in the Indy-car history. Dixon’s 43rd career victory came a week after he won at Detroit to match Michael Andretti. Dixon trails only A.J. Foyt’s 67 wins and Mario Andretti’s 52. After taking the lead on the 1 1/2-mile Texas oval, he never gave it up. It was Dixon’s third victory at Texas.