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MONDAY, AUG. 22, 2016

EWU’s young offensive line is making progress

If all goes according to plan for Tristen Taylor, he’ll be an All-America left tackle before he turns 20. Eastern Washington offensive line coach Aaron Best appreciates the confidence – a scarce commodity when 10 of your 14 linemen are ...

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Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett was upset about the actions of the offensive line. (Elaine Thompson / Associated Press)

Michael Bennett schools new Seahawks O-linemen

Michael Bennett’s not angry, he insisted Monday, the day after a fight in practice drew headlines and got him sent to the sidelines for the second time this month. Just the opposite, he said. “I’ve decided to live a stress-free ...

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Kyra Holt, right, was a first-team All-Pac-12 selection last season for the WSU Cougars. (Courtesy photo)

Area volleyball teams trying to improve poll position

Coaches generally don’t put much stock in preseason polls, which is probably for the better given the gloomy projections for the area’s four Division I volleyball teams. But each program could make a case they’ve been undervalued. Washington State returns ...

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Oakland’s Billy Butler was put on the disabled list after suffering a concussion in a fight with teammate Danny Valencia on Friday. (Phil Long / Associated Press)

Baseball notebook: A’s fine Butler, Valencia following clubhouse fight

The Athletics fined Billy Butler and Danny Valencia on Monday after they were involved in a clubhouse fight last week that led to Butler being placed on the seven-day concussion list. “There was an altercation in the clubhouse, we’re aware of it, both players have been disciplined and fined and we’re moving past it,” Oakland general manager David Forst said. “That’s it. From the organization’s standpoint, it’s resolved and we’re moving past it.”

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American Ryan Lochte saw three sponsors bolt after his brouhaha in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Martin Meissner / Associated Press)

Sponsors cut ties with swimmer Ryan Lochte

Ryan Lochte lost three major sponsors when swimsuit company Speedo USA, clothing giant Ralph Lauren and skin-care firm Syneron-Candela announced in quick succession Monday they were dumping the swimmer over a drunken incident during the Rio Olympics that he initially described as an armed robbery.

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On the air

Tuesday’s TV highlightsBaseball, Little League World Series 8:30 a.m.: Consolation game, TBA ... ESPN Noon: Elimination game, TBA ... ESPN 4:30 p.m.: Elimination game, TBA ... ESPN Baseball, MLB 4 p.m.: Washington at Baltimore ... MLB 7 p.m.: N.Y. Yankees ...

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Digest: Mancini pitches New York to victory in LLWS

LITTLE LEAGUE: Michael Mancini allowed just four hits and struck out 13 in 5 1/3 innings to help Endwell, New York, beat Goodlettsville, Tennessee, 3-1 on Monday in the Little League World Series in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Mancini was relieved ...

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Area Sports Menu for Tuesday, August 23

BaseballNorthwest League: Spokane at Hillsboro, 7:05 p.m.SoccerHigh school boys: IML: St. Maries at Priest River, 4 p.m. Nonleague: Lewiston at Lakeland, 4:30 p.m.; Moscow at Timberlake, 5. High school girls: IML: St. Maries at Priest River, 2 p.m.; Coeur d’Alene ...

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