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GU baseball takes series from LMU, heads to WCC tourney

MLB Roundup: Red Sox avoid series sweep, snap Astros’ 10-game win streak

Michael Chavis homered, Xander Bogaerts hit a tiebreaking double in the seventh inning and the Boston Red Sox averted a series sweep against Houston with a 4-3 victory Sunday that …

UPDATED: Sun., May 19, 2019, 11:44 p.m.

Bethpage Black crowd showers Phil Mickelson with love at PGA Championship

Phil Mickelson completed another home game at Bethpage Black on Sunday, finishing far down the leaderboard in the PGA Championship.

UPDATED: Sun., May 19, 2019, 11:44 p.m.

Kawhi Leonard scores 36, Raptors beat Bucks 118-112 in 2 OTs

Kawhi Leonard scores 36, Pascal Siakam has 25 as Raptors beat Bucks 118-112 in double OT, cut conference finals deficit to 2-1

UPDATED: Sun., May 19, 2019, 11:39 p.m.

Ex-Zag Zach Collins proving he belongs in NBA

Zach Collins didn’t know what to expect when he joined up with the Portland Trail Blazers as a gangly 7-foot rookie in the summer of 2017. Would he play right …

NASCAR changes play part in thrilling All-Star Race

NASCAR and its fans had to like what it saw from the sport’s annual All-Star Race, thrilling passes, side-by-side racing and even an old fashioned brawl at the end. As …

Simon Pagenaud takes 1st Indianapolis 500 pole with impressive run

Simon Pagenaud earned his first career Indianapolis 500 pole by posting a four-lap average of 229.992 mph. He barely edged out three-time pole winner Ed Carpenter for the top spot …

UPDATED: Sun., May 19, 2019, 11:49 p.m.

Blues move to brink of Cup final with 5-0 win over Sharks

Jaden Schwartz scores three times to help St. Louis beat the San Jose Sharks 5-0 in Game 5 of the Western Conference final, moving the Blues to the brink of …

UPDATED: Sun., May 19, 2019, 9 p.m.

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UPDATED: Sun., May 19, 2019, 8:59 p.m.

Back-to-back homers help Mariners beat Twins, snap three-game losing streak

Yusei Kikuchi pitched six quality innings and Edwin Encarnacion, Daniel Vogelbach and Mitch Haniger hit home runs in Seattle’s 7-4 win against Minnesota.

UPDATED: Sun., May 19, 2019, 9:20 p.m.

Brooks Koepka survives Bethpage Black to win PGA Championship

Brooks Koepka makes it look hard and survives to win PGA Championship for second straight year.

After 20 years, Spokane’s 24-hour bike race takes final lap as participation drops

After 20 years of nonstop pedaling, Spokane’s 24 Hours Round the Clock mountain bike race will take a final lap next weekend.

The use of mothballs to ward off rodents from cars parked at Corn Creek Boat Launch may be effective, but it’s still illegal

A clever hack being used by river runners to protect their cars at the Corn Creek Boat Launch on the upper Salmon River has drawn the ire of officials on …

MLB roundup: Astros top Red Sox 7-3 for 10th straight win

Tyler White’s two-run double capped a five-run first inning, Josh Reddick hit a solo homer and the Houston Astros kept rolling, beating the Boston Red Sox 7-3 Saturday night for …

UPDATED: Sat., May 18, 2019, 11:26 p.m.

C.J. Cron, Jonathan Schoop homer twice in Twins 18-4 rout of Mariners

Over the first three games of this series, Minnesota has outscored Seattle 36-11.

UPDATED: Sat., May 18, 2019, 10:55 p.m.

Area roundup: North Idaho softball wins twice at NWAC Championship

Maddy Mott threw a five-hitter, and North Idaho topped Clackamas 5-1 Saturday in a second-round game at the NWAC Softball Championship at Merkel Complex.

UPDATED: Sat., May 18, 2019, 10:51 p.m.

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Who will the Mariners start for Tuesday’s game in Texas? Not Justus Sheffield

Manager Scott Servais and the Mariners are “inching” toward making a decision on who will start Tuesday in Texas. But this much is certain, it won’t be top prospect Justus …

UPDATED: Sat., May 18, 2019, 10:24 p.m.

Prep softball: Central Valley places second in 4A districts

Roundup of Saturday’s district and state softball action from across Eastern Washington and North Idaho.

State baseball: Mt. Spokane ousted in quarterfinals of 3A tourney

Roundup of Saturday’s state baseball action from across the state.

UPDATED: Sat., May 18, 2019, 10:20 p.m.

Prep track and field: Late 4x400 win helps North Central girls earn share of district title

North Central’s girls racked up 134 points to share the 3A girls portion of the meet with Kamiakin. Mt. Spokane placed fourth with 85.

MLS roundup: Chris Wondolowski breaks Landon Donovan’s MLS goals record

Chris Wondolowski scored four times to pass Landon Donovan for most career MLS goals, and the San Jose Earthquakes beat the Chicago Fire 4-1 Saturday.

UPDATED: Sat., May 18, 2019, 11:19 p.m.

Draymond Green, Warriors beat Trail Blazers for 3-0 lead in Western Conference finals

Draymond Green had 20 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists, and the Golden State Warriors beat the Portland Trail Blazers 110-99 for a 3-0 lead in the Western Conference finals. …

Punch Out: Clint Bowyer, Ryan Newman end All-Star Race with fight

Clint Bowyer and Ryan Newman fought after the NASCAR All-Star Race on Saturday night, Bowyer throwing punches through Newman’s window after the cool-down lap. The two cars had tangled on …

UPDATED: Sat., May 18, 2019, 9:15 p.m.

Deontay Wilder KOs Dominic Breazeale in 1st round to defend heavyweight belt

Deontay Wilder emphatically got back into the win column, knocking out Dominic Breazeale with an overpowering right hand in the first round to defend his heavyweight title.

Kyle Larson takes first NASCAR All-Star victory with Kevin Harvick push

Kyle Larson got a big push and a big win. Larson went from sixth to the lead on a final-stage restart after a shove from Kevin Harvick and went on …

UPDATED: Sat., May 18, 2019, 9:02 p.m.

Community Colleges of Spokane head coach Bryan Winston has swiftly boosted baseball program

When Community Colleges of Spokane closer Reed Harrington’s fastball smacked into the leather of catcher Justin Lutz last week in Pasco, it retired a Columbia Basin hitter and signaled the …

Stefan Frei records 6 saves for Seattle Sounders in scoreless draw with Philadelphia Union

Stefan Frei had six saves for his fifth shutout of the season, and the Seattle Sounders played to a scoreless draw with the Philadelphia Union.

UPDATED: Sat., May 18, 2019, 11:16 p.m.

State boys soccer: Liam Kelly’s header in double overtime lifts Ferris over Pasco in quarterfinal

Liam Kelly’s header – off a rebound off the crossbar – with less than a minute left in the second overtime lifted Ferris over visiting Pasco 3-2 to earn a …

Giants’ Johnny Cueto hoping to return in September

San Francisco Giants pitcher Johnny Cueto threw a bullpen session and the team hopes he can return from major elbow surgery as soon as this September. Cueto had elbow surgery …