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THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 2016



Sharks stave off elimination, top Penguins in Game 5

PITTSBURGH – There’s little flash to Martin Jones. The San Jose Sharks goaltender speaks in a polite monotone, only too eager to deflect attention elsewhere. Call it a reflex action honed from years spent wearing a mask while intentionally standing ...

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Baylee Mires qualifies for women’s 800-meter finals

EUGENE, Ore. – Former Mead High School standout Baylee Mires, now running for the Washington Huskies, placed eighth in the women’s 800-meter semifinals on Thursday and qualified for Saturday’s 4:47 p.m. finals. Mires, a senior, finished in 2 minutes, 4.35 ...

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On the air

Friday’s TV highlightsAuto racing 8 a.m.: Sprint Cup practice ... Fox Sports 1 9 a.m.: IndyCar practice ... NBC Sports 9:30 a.m.: Xfinity Series practice ... Fox Sports 1 11 a.m.: Formula One practice ... NBC Sports Noon: Xfinity Series ...

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Digest: Henderson takes lead at Sahalee

Brooke Henderson made an early hole-in-one and birdied her final two holes to take the early lead Thursday in the Women’s PGA Championship, the second of the LPGA Tour’s five major championships.

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Baseball Notes: Phillies select Moniak

The Philadelphia Phillies have selected California high school outfielder Mickey Moniak with the No. 1 pick in the Major League Baseball draft. Moniak, from La Costa Canyon High School in south Carlsbad, is the first prep outfielder to be taken ...

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Pace: Spotlight on Stateline Speedway

After months of planning, Stateline Speedway hosts two consecutive high-profile events this weekend, making it the focal point of racing in the region. Up first is the Northwest Super Late Model Series for the running of the Idaho Tune-Up 150. ...

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QB Jake Luton leaves Vandals 

Idaho’s football program was dealt a blow to its quarterback depth when Jake Luton announced on Thursday he intends to transfer from the program. Via a Twitter announcement Luton stated: “At this time I would like to announce that I ...

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Area Sports Menu for Friday, June 10

FootballIndoor Football League: Spokane at Nebraska, 5 p.m.MotorsportsSpokane County Raceway: Friday Night Street Wars/High School Drags, 6 p.m.Track and fieldCollege: NCAA Outdoor Championships in Eugene, third day: Liz Harper, WSU, heptathlon.Off-track bettingCoeur d’Alene Casino: Open 24 hours. Greyhound Park & ...

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A back injury has sidelined Argentina’s Lionel Messi since May 27. (Marcio Jose Sanchez / Associated Press)

Lionel Messi will play against Panama

CHICAGO – Lionel Messi is ready to play again. At a key moment, too. Messi is set to return from a back injury when Argentina takes on Panama in Copa America on Friday night at Soldier Field. “He has been ...

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