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Atlanta Dream turn back Seattle in WNBA

WNBA: As Sancho Lyttle saw things, what mattered most for the Atlanta Dream was finishing what they started. Lyttle scored 21 points to lead the visiting Dream to a 70-59 …


Bolt’s agent claims world sprint champ feels well

Usain Bolt (pictured right) is back in full training and “feeling good,” his agent said Tuesday, after concerns over an injury following successive defeats at the Jamaican Olympic trials. Ricky …


Walsh, May-Treanor take another shot at Olympics

The greatest partnership in beach volleyball history might have lost its way but not its belief. Kerri Walsh, the 6-foot-3 power hitter from Saratoga, Calif., insists the brand name she …


Gymnastics scoring perturbs Karolyi

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Whenever Bela Karolyi watches Sarah Finnegan’s floor exercise, it’s all the godfather of U.S. women’s gymnastics can do to contain himself. The way the 15-year-old glides …


Rogge remains hopeful of Saudi women at Olympics

LONDON – International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge cannot guarantee “100 percent” that female athletes from Saudi Arabia will compete at the London Olympics, although he remains optimistic the Gulf …


Roy gives look at Golden State

NBA: The Bay Area could be a landing spot for Brandon Roy’s return to basketball. The Golden State Warriors and Roy (pictured above) met earlier this week about him joining …


Rejections hit British athletes

LONDON – Fresh off David Beckham being booted, more British athletes are dealing with the desperate disappointment of being left off the team for their home Olympics. Some, like sprinter …


U.S. team adds Tarmoh to relay pool

EUGENE, Ore. – Jeneba Tarmoh didn’t think it was right that she had to earn her spot again in the 100 meters for the Olympics. So a day after conceding …


Turns out, eight was enough for Phelps

Eight was enough for Michael Phelps (at right) in Beijing. Swimmer Michael Phelps dropped one of his eight Olympic events on Monday, leaving him with seven at the London Games. …


U.S. swimming: Phelps, Franklin will be busy in London

OMAHA, Neb. – Michael Phelps’ Olympic program is set. He’ll be going for another eight gold medals. He’s not the only one who’ll be busy in London. Get ready to …


Daley claims Senior Players Championship

Golf: Joe Daley won the Senior Players Championship on Sunday for his first Champions Tour title, closing with a 2-under 68 for a two-stroke victory over Tom Lehman. The 51-year-old …


Bosh joins Wade on sidelines

Chris Bosh has taken his name out of consideration for the London Olympics, becoming the second Miami Heat player in as many days to make the move over injury concerns. …


‘Blade Runner’ edged

Oscar Pistorius’ four-year quest to run in the 400 meters at the London Olympics came down to less than a quarter-second at the end. That’s how close the “Blade Runner” …


Walker, Lagat win spots on U.S. Olympic track and field team

EUGENE, Ore. – Brad Walker, the former University High School and University of Washington star, won his fourth U.S. pole vault title, clearing 18 feet, 7 1/4 inches at the …


Franklin poised to be next star in U.S. swimming

With Michael Phelps headed for retirement after the London Olympics, the United States will be in need of its next big star in the pool. Paging Missy Franklin.


Redman heads to Olympics as alternate in rowing

Jamie Redman, a three-time team rowing world champion from Spokane, will be going to the Summer Olympic Games in London as the alternate for the U.S. women’s 8 rowing team. …


NBC commits itself to offering every Olympic event

NEW YORK – If you miss any of your favorite events during the upcoming Summer Olympics in London, don’t blame NBC. Every sport, every single competition will be streamed live …


Spokane’s Furrer will shoot for USA in Olympics

Amanda Furrer doesn’t think much of her competition on the shooting range. “I can’t think about them at all,” said the 21-year-old hotshot from Spokane. “They’re all world-class, but when …


Landers: Olympian Furrer grows in confidence

Amanda Furrer doesn’t think much of her competition on the shooting range.


Documentary focuses on Dream Team

NEW YORK – Not urban legend: The Dream Team really did lose to a group of college stars. A new documentary commemorating the 20-year anniversary of the Olympic gold medalists …


Uptagraffts head to Olympics together

Eric Uptagrafft has known for more than a year that he was going to the London Olympics this summer.


U.S. men’s basketball team gets time to find answers

The U.S. men’s basketball team has more time to solve the problems caused by its injuries. The Americans have been granted an extension from the U.S. Olympic Committee and won’t …


EWU’s Monterola chases Olympic dream

For Keisa Monterola, the distance from Cheney to London is 3 centimeters, or barely an inch. For that inch, she’s already gone the extra mile – tens of thousands of …


Gable fired up for Olympic Trials in Iowa City

IOWA CITY, Iowa – Wrestling legend Dan Gable has spent the last 40 years working to grow the sport that has defined his life. Supporters won’t need to look at …


Successes boost CdA swimmer’s hopes

Diana MacManus is back in her element – chlorine. Years after a pair of devastating injuries that left her doubting herself and her future, the former youth swim star and …


Japanese man qualifies for Olympics at 70

TOKYO – Japanese equestrian Hiroshi Hoketsu qualified for the London Olympics at age 70, although it’s not yet clear if he will actually compete. The oldest Olympian in history is …


Former U.S. Olympic skier’s spirit shines through

The daredevil downhill skier in him still craves going fast even if his body no longer permits it. Once helped into his motorized scooter, former Olympic champion Bill Johnson races …


Organizers build city’s event résumé

Organizers of the U.S. Olympic Committee’s women’s boxing trials that start Monday in Spokane say this will be both a historic occasion and another chance to add to the region’s …


Olympics, World Cup preparation bring evictions

RIO DE JANEIRO – Like most Brazilians, Evandro dos Santos’ devotion to soccer borders on the religious. Even when he wasn’t watching a game, he loved hearing the roar of …


NHL-less Olympics possible

LOS ANGELES – While the NHL and NHL Players Association squabble over last season’s hockey-related revenue and future realignment, Rene Fasel watches from afar and hopes their disagreements won’t spill …