Baseballs really have been getting extra lift since 2015, and it’s not from the exaggerated uppercuts batters are taking, according to a 10-person committee of researchers hired by the commissioner’s office.
Chicago White Sox catcher Welington Castillo was suspended for 80 games by Major League Baseball on Thursday following a positive test for a performance-enhancing substance.
The San Jose Sharks signed pending free agent forward Evander Kane to a seven-year contract Thursday that keeps the high-scoring winger off the open market and part of the Sharks long-term future.
North Carolina’s Luke Maye is withdrawing from the NBA draft to return for his senior season.
Two-time champions Serena and Venus Williams will compete in doubles at the French Open. The American sisters were handed a wild-card entry on Thursday into the tournament they won together in 1999 and in 2010.
President Donald Trump has granted a rare posthumous pardon to boxing’s first black heavyweight champion more than 100 years after what many see as his racially charged conviction. Jack Johnson was convicted in 1913 by an all-white jury for violating the Mann Act, which made it illegal to transport women across state lines for “immoral” purposes. Trump says the pardon will “correct a wrong that occurred in our history” and “honor a truly legendary boxing champion.”
President Donald Trump praised an NFL policy banning kneeling during the “The Star-Spangled Banner,” saying that “maybe you shouldn’t be in the country” if you don’t stand for the anthem.
Alex Ovechkin is thrilled, though hardly satisfied. The Washington Capitals star is headed to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in his 13-year career, eager to put more distance between the Eastern Conference champions and a lingering perception of Ovechkin and the Caps as playoff underachievers. The Caps will face the Vegas Golden Knights in the Cup final.
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All star cheer athletics combine daunting gymnastics, stunting and dance - and the young competitors at Hayden’s Spotlight Studios North Star just bested many of the country’s most accomplished teams.
Memorial Day weekend is just around the corner and there is a new way to plan your three-short days of freedom. The Pacific Northwest Forests app.
The large cat leaped from a tree, landing on Bart George’s back, pinning him squarely to the ground. He felt the animal clawing at his backpack
Marco Gonzales allowed two hits in seven innings in the longest start of his career, and the Seattle Mariners scored their only run on an error in a 1-0 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday night.
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As the rain started to pour on the 18th hole at Hangman Valley Golf Course on Wednesday, Davenport’s Kaysa Panke was lining up for birdie. Four years of being a Gorilla came down to this.
Community Colleges of Spokane’s baseball team received a daunting task once it qualified for its first Northwest Athletic Conference Championship in 13 years.
Rookie Jayson Tatum scored 24 points and Al Horford had 15 points and 12 rebounds to help the Boston Celtics beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 96-83 and take a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference finals. The Celtics remained perfect in Boston this postseason with their 10th straight victory at home and moved within one win of their first trip to the NBA Finals since 2010.
Alex Ovechkin scored early and Andre Burakovsky added two second-period goals to help the Washington Capitals put a decade of playoff frustration behind them with a 4-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference final. Braden Holtby stopped 29 shots for his second straight shutout.