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Out of Right Field: Trader Jerry DiPoto strikes again for Mariners

UPDATED: Sun., May 27, 2018, 6:55 p.m.

Seattle Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto made perhaps the most signifcant move of the 2018 Major League Baseball season to date, acquiring All-Star closer Alex Colome and veteran outfielder Denard Span from the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday in exchange for a pair of minor league right-handers, Andrew Moore and Tommy Romero.

The Ferry County Rail Trail rides on

UPDATED: Sat., May 26, 2018, 4:37 p.m.

The Ferry County Rail Trail project is up and riding again after county commissioners approved the next stage of the project at a meeting earlier this month.

Gareth Bale’s scissor-kick gives Real Madrid 3rd straight European title

UPDATED: Sat., May 26, 2018, 2:49 p.m.

Gareth Bale’s mesmerizing scissor-kick helped Real Madrid to a third successive Champions League title with a 3-1 victory over a Liverpool side thwarted by a pair of goalkeeping blunders and Mohamed Salah being forced off injured. Making an explosive impact as a second-half substitute, Bale showcased athleticism and technique of the highest quality by sending Madrid in front with only his fourth touch of the game.

Cavaliers’ Kevin Love to miss Game 7 vs. Celtics with concussion

UPDATED: Sat., May 26, 2018, 1:18 p.m.

Cleveland Cavaliers All-Star forward Kevin Love has a concussion and will miss Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Boston Celtics. Love banged heads with Boston rookie Jayson Tatum in the first quarter of Game 6 and did not play again. The Cavaliers overcame his loss and won 109-99 to force Game 7. Love is Cleveland’s second leading scorer and one of four players left from the 2016 NBA title team.

Danica Patrick notices good omens ahead of final Indy 500 race

Danica Patrick noticed a few good omens ahead of her final Indianapolis 500. First, she is starting in perhaps the oldest row in the race, alongside former winners Scott Dixon and Helio Castroneves. Second, that same trio was on the podium for her only IndyCar win at Twin Ring Motegi in Japan in April 2008.

Talks to modernize Columbia River Treaty to start on Tuesday

Members of Congress from the Northwest are praising the decision to start negotiations next Tuesday over the future of a half-century-old agreement between the United States and Canada that governs hydropower and flood control operations along the Columbia River.

MLB roundup: Gleyber Torres homers in fourth straight game as Yankees win

UPDATED: Fri., May 25, 2018, 10:44 p.m.

Gleyber Torres became the youngest American League player to homer in four straight games, Aaron Judge threw out a pair of runners from right field and the New York Yankees beat the Los Angeles Angels 2-1 on Friday night in New York. Shohei Ohtani, the two-way Japanese rookie sensation, came to bat with the potential tying run on base and two outs in the eighth. New York brought in closer Aroldis Chapman to face Ohtani with Justin Upton at first. Chapman threw a wild pitch that advanced the runner, Ohtani sent a 100 mph pitch just foul of the left-field pole, then grounded out on a 101 mph offering.
The Press Box, with Larry Weir