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Top performers from the Inland Northwest and beyond:

Andrew McCutchen

Pirates slugger had three hits in loss to Giants to raise his batting average to an N.L.-high .360.

Tyler Colvin

Drove in three runs with 3-for-4 outing, hitting two homers to lift the Rockies over the Nationals 5-1.

Tina Charles

Had 24 points and 10 boards to set Connecticut Sun record with 55th career double-double.


Top stories in Sports

Lynn Hickey named athletic director at Eastern Washington University

UPDATED: 5:49 a.m.

Her first choice was the right one, Eastern Washington President Mary Cullinan has decided. Lynn Hickey, whom Cullinan hired as interim athletic director 10 weeks ago, is now the school’s permanent Associate Vice President and Director of Athletics, university officials confirmed Tuesday night.