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Tim Dahlberg: Another missed cut for Tiger Woods, who’s not 23 anymore

So now we know. Tiger Woods isn’t done, no matter what it looked like on his slog through the only two rounds he’ll play in this British Open. He’s also …

UPDATED: Fri., July 19, 2019, 3:08 p.m.

Big Ten notebook: Jim Harbaugh, Michigan looking to play game outside U.S.

Michigan hasn’t played a game outside the United States in more than a century but coach Jim Harbaugh said that will change soon. Asked about the possibility of playing a …

UPDATED: Fri., July 19, 2019, 11:36 a.m.

Julian Alaphilippe stuns Tour with time-trial win, builds race lead

Inspired by his yellow jersey, Julian Alaphilippe held off defending champion Geraint Thomas to extend his race lead and win the only individual time trial stage of this Tour de …

UPDATED: Fri., July 19, 2019, 2:25 p.m.

‘I literally don’t care’: Lee Westwood back in mix at the majors

Lee Westwood is back for another shot at erasing his “nearly man” tag in the majors. The 46-year-old Englishman is on the leaderboard at his 25th British Open after shooting …

UPDATED: Fri., July 19, 2019, 6:31 p.m.

Shane Lowry, J.B. Holmes share British Open lead as Rory McIlroy leaves with cheers

Everyone in the massive grandstand rose to cheer and celebrate a bold performance by Rory McIlroy. It was the support and affection he longed for on his walk toward his …

Mike Locksley excited to lead Maryland football past tumultuous 2018

When Mike Locksley was hired in December as Maryland’s head football coach – the first black head coach in program history – he knew the timing was perfect. The 49-year-old …

Jordan Spieth back to playing some good golf at British Open

Jordan Spieth knows he can win the big ones. Perhaps that’s why he saves his best golf for them. The three-time major winner moved his name up the leaderboard at …

UPDATED: Fri., July 19, 2019, 10:29 a.m.

NFL won’t suspend Chiefs’ Tyreek Hill in case involving son

The NFL will not suspend Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill under its personal conduct policy. The league had been investigating his involvement in a domestic violence case involving his 3-year-old …

A final Open for Tom Lehman, who won British Open 23 years ago

Tom Lehman took a final walk up the 18th hole in the British Open with his son on the bag and a few tears in his eyes. The 1996 Open …

Matthijs De Ligt not fazed by price tag after Juventus move

Juventus new signing Matthijs de Ligt is not fazed at becoming the most expensive defender in Serie A history at the age of 19. De Ligt completed a 75 million …

UPDATED: Fri., July 19, 2019, 12:38 p.m.

A first Tour at 32: Rookie Canadian Mike Woods savoring every moment

If there was a smiley-face jersey for the happiest rider at the Tour de France, Canadian Mike Woods would be in the running for it. Unusually Woods is a rookie …

Plan ahead, complete hunter education now

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife reminds prospective hunters to complete their hunter education class before hunting season.

Projects to help fish: Salmon recovery efforts highlighted in Yakima Basin

Cowiche Creek is a good place to start when it comes to salmon and steelhead success stories in the Yakima Basin.

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UPDATED: Thu., July 18, 2019, 10:27 p.m.

Blaine Crim homers twice; Spokane Indians top Vancouver for fourth straight win

Blaine Crim blasted a pair of home runs and the Spokane Indians beat the Vancouver Canadians 5-1 in the second of a three-game Northwest League series at Avista Stadium on …

UPDATED: Thu., July 18, 2019, 5:52 p.m.

Dick Barton Memorial Race to take place at Stateline Speedway

10 years after his death, racers from around the region will gather Saturday to honor former stock car standout Dick Barton.

Former Eastern Washington standouts weigh in on Gage Gubrud’s move to Washington State

The last time linebacker Samson Ebukam, quarterback Gage Gubrud and the Washington State Cougars were on the same field, the former Eastern Washington stalwarts helped spearhead a 45-42 upset in …

Aaron Boone ejected, directs profane rant at rookie umpire

Yankees manager Aaron Boone went on a profane rant after rookie umpire Brennan Miller called Brett Gardner out on strikes in the second inning of a doubleheader opener against Tampa …

British Open notebook: J.B. Holmes makes a return visit to Royal Portrush

The strangest weather J.B. Holmes ever experienced was at Royal Portrush. Just not on Thursday in the British Open. He had his first experience in links golf in Northern Ireland …

UPDATED: Thu., July 18, 2019, 3:18 p.m.

Mike DiMuro retires, Chad Whitson becomes fulltime MLB ump

Mike DiMuro, among two father-son duos to work home plate in a major league no-hitter, is retiring after two decades as an umpire and is being replaced on the big …

Reds place 2 more catchers on the injured list

The Cincinnati Reds are down to their fourth and fifth catchers after placing two more on the injured list. Curt Casali went on the 10-day injured list with a right …

UPDATED: Thu., July 18, 2019, 3:14 p.m.

The usual crowd support saw an unusual score for Tiger Woods

The excitement that always surrounds Tiger Woods even brought out the hired help near the fourth hole at Royal Portrush. They couldn’t help his sore back or his soaring score …

Emmanuel Sanders, Phillip Lindsay shine, Todd Davis hurt at Broncos camp opener

Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders and running back Phillip Lindsay provided the good vibes when the Denver Broncos opened their first training camp under new coach Vic Fangio. Sanders and Jones …

UPDATED: Thu., July 18, 2019, 5:37 p.m.

Washington State receiver Dezmon Patmon named to Biletnikoff Award watch list

Patmon hauled in 61 catches for a team-best 816 yards and five touchdowns last season for the Cougars.

Tim Dahlberg: Rory McIlroy fizzles in home Open debut

A day Rory McIlroy had been anticipating for so long came apart almost before it began. A dreaded snowman on the first hole, a triple on the last and McIlroy …

A bad swing, a big mistake and a 14 for David Duval at Portrush

David Duval lost a few golf balls on his own in the opening round of the British Open. It’s one that was found that brought him the wrong kind of …

UPDATED: Thu., July 18, 2019, 1:46 p.m.

Ron Francis has big hopes as GM of Seattle’s new NHL club

Seattle’s NHL expansion team has announced its general manager – Ron Francis, a Hall of Famer and a two-time Stanley Cup winner. He will have complete control of operations. The …

UPDATED: Thu., July 18, 2019, 5:19 p.m.

State court suit over ‘no-call’ can proceed against NFL

A Louisiana judge is allowing a lawsuit to proceed against the NFL over the blown playoff “no-call” that led to the Rams beating the Saints and advancing to the Super …

Broncos out to forge new identity following owner’s death

Broncos CEO and president Joe Ellis says he no longer is running the team as he felt owner Pat Bowlen would have wanted. Ellis said it’s time to forge a …