Spokane Chiefs forward Jake McGrew signed a standard, entry-level contract with the San Jose Sharks, the National Hockey League team announced Saturday.
The Yankees are back in the postseason, though not the way they wanted. Aaron Hicks doubled home the winning run in the 11th inning, and New York clinched an A.L. wild card with a 3-2 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday.
The Atlanta Braves capped a most surprising season by clinching their first N.L. East crown since 2013, with Mike Foltynewicz taking a no-hitter into the seventh inning Saturday in a 5-3 win over the Philadelphia Phillies.
Hannah Frohling had 13 kills and Alli O’Harra was part of 10 of the team’s 17 blocks Saturday while leading Pepperdine to a 3-1 win at Gonzaga in West Coast Conference volleyball.
The New Jersey Devils have signed forward Miles Wood to a four-year, $11 million contract. General manager Ray Shero announced the signing on Saturday.
Sounders forward Will Bruin is likely to start up top in place of injured Raul Ruidiaz against his former coach Dominic Kinnear, now running the crumbling Los Angeles Galaxy. The Galaxy will have star Zlatan Ibrahimovic and others in action Sunday that missed a 5-0 throttling by the Sounders last month.
Taryn Miller, a Montana senior from Central Valley and the 2017 Big Sky Conference Defensive MVP, is one of 30 national candidates for the NCAA women’s soccer 2018 Senior CLASS Award.
Steve Stricker and Brandt Jobe topped the Sanford International leaderboard again after another cool and breezy day in the inaugural PGA Tour Champions event. After matching Jerry Smith and David McKenzie with first-round 7-under 63s, Striker and Jobe each shot 67 to get to 10-under 130 at Minnehaha Country Club.
Cole Karstetter and Jim Townsend cashed in on a pair of first-half Cal Poly fumbles, sparking the sixth-ranked Eagles’ 70-17 rout of Mustangs in their Big Sky Conference opener.
Jess McDonald scored two goals and the North Carolina Courage won the National Women’s Soccer League championship with a 3-0 victory over the Portland Thorns on Saturday. The victory was a bit of revenge for the Courage, who lost 1-0 to the Thorns in last year’s final.
Four Zags – Rui Hachimura, Killian Tillie, Zach Norvell Jr. and Brandon Clarke – have tested the NBA waters after the program’s second trip to the Final Four in three seasons. Hachimura leads the way as a projected lottery pick and Tillie is considered a late first-round selection.
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Tiger Woods is three shots ahead and one round away from capping his comeback season with a victory. Woods played the most dynamic golf he has all year with six birdies in his opening seven holes, building as much as a five-shot lead before he cooled off for a 5-under 65 and a three-shot lead over Rory McIlroy and Justin Rose. He has the 54-hole lead for the first time since his last victory in 2013 at the Bridgestone Invitational.
John Isner, the tall American with the blistering serve, has added a new role in the last week. He’s a dad. His wife gave birth a week ago to their first child, a daughter, an experience Isner described as “the best moment of my life for sure.”
Anthony Joshua retained his IBF, WBO and WBA heavyweight titles with a seventh-round stoppage of Alexander Povetkin at Wembley Stadium. Joshua, who fought with a suspected broken nose from the second round, sent Povetkin to the canvas midway through the seventh and was unloading a flurry of punches before the referee stepped in to end the fight.
Elena Delle Donne scored 19 points and Nneka Ogwumike added 16 to help the U.S. beat Senegal 87-67 in the Americans’ opener at the Women’s Basketball World Cup. The two teams played six days ago and the Americans cruised to a 51-point victory.
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Coach Herm Edwards immediately went to work at finding the reasons behind the Sun Devils’ first loss of the season. It was a quick assessment knowing how quickly the Sun Devils needed to move before their conference opener on Saturday night at No. 10 Washington. Edwards’ Pac-12 debut comes in one of toughest places to play in the conference.
Roundup of Friday’s prep football action from across the region
Every season that comes, I sigh with relief at the end of the associated seasonal labor and optimistically plan what I will do with all my free time.