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  • Notebook: Bogaerts, Betts help Red Sox rally

    With the potential tying run on third base, Mookie Betts wanted to get the ball in the air. It didn’t matter given the good bounces the Boston Red Sox were …


  • In Brief: Warriors on brink of elimination

    Russell Westbrook had 36 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Golden State Warriors 118-94 on Tuesday night in Oklahoma City to take a …


  • Canada dry: Country in danger of having no teams in NHL playoffs

    Canada, the country that prides itself on being the birthplace of hockey, is facing the real possibility of a national embarrassment: If the season ended today – and less than …


  • Art Thiel: Seahawks’ season ended with jarring abruptness

    Jarring as a smashed window in a new car, the Seahawks season was in unexpected pieces. Tight end Luke Willson groped to explain.


  • Carolina and Denver wrap up No. 1 seeds for playoffs

    Carolina closed out its remarkable season by wrapping up home-field advantage in the NFC. Denver turned to Peyton Manning to take advantage of New England’s slip-up in the AFC.


  • Gonzaga Prep shakes off early adversity, advances to State 4A football semifinals

    The Gonzaga Prep football team didn’t arrive at its 12th victory Saturday purely by running over teams this season.


  • Washington, Idaho postseason football glance

    Washington, Idaho postseason football glance


  • Pick 6 with Greg Lee and Sam Adams

    Another playoff edition of Pick 6


  • Glance at prep football playoffs

    Glance at prep football playoffs


  • Astros finalize playoff picture

    Dallas Keuchel started the All-Star game, won 20 times and twice dominated the New York Yankees. Now, the Houston Astros need him to pitch the game of his life – …


  • Shock rallies for come-from-behind win over Portland

    Spokane Shock coach Andy Olson exhaled for a couple of seconds before a post-game interview, perhaps replaying portions of a wild fourth quarter in his mind. Spokane has been in …


  • Carolina brings five-game win streak, stout defense into Seattle to face Seahawks

    The Seattle Seahawks will open the playoffs against a team with a losing record in the regular season, one they’ve held to an average of nine points in beating each …


  • The 12 Super Bowl hopefuls feature pros and cons

    DENVER – Each of the dozen NFL teams still standing has reason to believe next month will bring a party and a parade. Every one of them also has a …


  • Ohio State takes its big shot at emulating Alabama

    NEW ORLEANS – When Urban Meyer got back into coaching at Ohio State, he made it clear what kind of program he wanted to build. SEC North.


  • NFL playoff picture gets clearer

    The Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers both qualified for the NFL playoffs with wins Sunday. Next week, they will play for division titles at home. Defending Super Bowl champion …


  • Football playoffs

    Washington quarterfinals 4A: Gonzaga Prep (10-1)


  • State starts here

    With play-in games over for the most part, Washington high school football teams begin the postseason journey they hope culminates in Tacoma. Greater Spokane League 4A Gonzaga Prep and 3A …


  • Football playoffs

    Washington teams across most classifications begin the postseason this weekend with play-in games for slots in their respective state playoff brackets. In Idaho, meanwhile, teams reach the quarterfinals. At a …


  • Chivas USA calls it quits

    LOS ANGELES – Chivas USA ceased operations on Monday after 10 troubled and unsuccessful years in Major League Soccer, with the league planning a new franchise for Los Angeles in …


  • A’s beat Rangers, clinch wild card

    The Oakland Athletics waited until the last day of the regular season to clinch their third consecutive playoff berth. Adam Dunn’s wait to make the postseason for the first time …


  • Seattle Storm win WNBA draft lottery

    The Seattle Storm have won the No. 1 pick in the WNBA draft lottery. The Tulsa Shock was awarded the second pick Thursday, with Connecticut picking third and fourth. The …


  • CV, Ferris open at home

    Central Valley boys soccer coach Andres Monrroy admits to a lack of knowledge about the Curtis Vikings, but that can be blissful. “As a coach, I don’t worry that much …


  • In brief: Wizards pull off OT victory for 2-0 lead

    NBA: Bradley Beal came on strong late in regulation to finish with 26 points, Nene scored six of his 17 in overtime and the Washington Wizards beat the host Chicago …


  • WHL roundup: Taylor Leier scores winner in OT as Winterhawks take Game 3 from Rockets

    Taylor Leier scored in overtime as the Portland Winterhawks came from behind to defeat the visiting Kelowna Rockets 4-3 on Tuesday in Western Hockey League playoff action. The Winterhawks, who …


  • Wild, wild AFC

    The AFC wild-card race has four teams still in the running – Ravens, Dolphins, Chargers and Steelers. None can earn the spot outright with a victory on Sunday. • Miami …


  • Rangers, Rays win to force A.L. tiebreaker

    The Tampa Bay Rays and Texas Rangers are pushing this regular season to game No. 163. On a Sunday punctuated by Miami’s Henderson Alvarez pitching a no-hitter, Tampa Bay and …


  • Wild-card playoff scenario

    Cleveland would host Tampa Bay in a tiebreaker game Monday if there were a three-way deadlock for the two A.L. wild-card berths, and the loser would play at Texas on …


  • Playoff sites to be picked this week

    With the how and when of college football playoffs determined, it’s time to lock in the where. The conference commissioners in charge of putting together the four-team playoff system that …


  • Super Bowl set as Ravens beat Patriots

    The Baltimore Ravens beat the New England Patriots Sunday night to advance to the Super Bowl.


  • Photo: Last-second field goal denies Seahawks’ heroic rally

    Down and out: Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson leaves the field Sunday after shaking hands with Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan, whose Falcons eliminated the Seahawks from the NFC playoffs with a …


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