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MONDAY, JULY 25, 2016

Liss fires gem, two local teams advance at State Legion tournaments

Cameron Liss delivered a masterful performance for the Spokane Bandits on the final day of pool play the American Legion State tournaments on Monday. Liss tossed a seven-inning no-hitter with 12 strikeouts, and the Spokane Bandits beat the Vancouver Mavericks 11-1 in Yakima at the AAA tournament. Jermaine Ducham and John Sage added two hits each for the Bandits (1-2), who finished third in their pool and were eliminated.

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WNBA president Lisa Borders says mistakes were made in handling of uniform violations. (Johnny Clark / Associated Press)

WNBA president: We needed to move forward

WNBA president Lisa Borders says she hopes that rescinding the fines the league imposed over black warmup shirts worn in solidarity for shooting victims will lead to a fresh start on social activism for the players and their union.

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Tuesday’s TV highlightsBaseball, MLB 4 p.m.: Chicago Cubs at Chicago White Sox ... ESPN 4 p.m.: Seattle at Pittsburgh ... Root 7 pm.: Tampa Bay at L.A. Dodgers ... MLB Basketball, men’s national teams 7 p.m.: United States vs. China, ...

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SUNDAY, JULY 24, 2016

National Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Ken Griffey Jr. concludes his remarks at Sunday’s induction ceremony in Cooperstown, New York. (Mike Groll / Associated Press)

Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza inducted into Hall of Fame

Two players who began their careers at opposite ends of the spectrum nearly three decades ago ended up in the same place on Sunday – with their names etched on plaques at the Baseball Hall of Fame. For Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza, the culmination of their long journeys was tinged with tears all around.

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Former NFL running back Warrick Dunn speaks at a noon vigil organized by municipal court workers in downtown Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Wednesday, July 20, 2016, in honor of recent slain and injured sheriff deputies and police. His mother, Baton Rouge police officer Betty Smothers, was killed during a robbery attempt in 1993, when he was 18. Multiple police officers and sheriff deputies were killed and wounded Sunday morning in a shooting near a gas station in Baton Rouge, less than two weeks after a black man was shot and killed by police here, sparking nightly protests across the city. (Associated Press)

Warrick Dunn sends powerful message etched in tragedy, after police killings

One man cannot change the world. Good. Bad. Mahatma Gandhi had his devoted followers. Adolf Hitler had his henchmen. Warrick Dunn knows people have his back, too. But significant faces have vanished. His father has been distant, literally and figuratively. His mother, a police officer in Louisiana, was killed in a robbery attempt in 1993 as she drove a grocery store manager to the bank to make a night deposit.

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