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Alliance officially out of business, files for bankruptcy

The Alliance of American Football is officially out of business. The eight-team league that folded after eight games of its initial season ceased all business operations and has filed for …

UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019, 2:10 p.m.

Pelicans’ David Griffin: Alvin Gentry staying, and perhaps Anthony Davis, too

The Pelicans’ newly hired top basketball executive says coach Alvin Gentry will be retained. David Griffin also won’t rule out the possibility of talking six-time All-Star Anthony Davis into rescinding …

UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019, 7:56 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Brandon Clarke declares for NBA draft

Gonzaga junior forward Brandon Clarke has declared for the NBA draft. Clarke made it official Wednesday via a GU release, two days after teammate Rui Hachimura declared for the draft. …

Francesco Molinari focusing on RBC Heritage after letdown at Masters

Francesco Molinari is looking to conjure up the mental energy to compete at the RBC Heritage after a collapsing on the final nine holes at the Masters. Molinari carried a …

Michigan State’s Tom Izzo signs star guard Mark Watts

Michigan State has signed 6-foot-3 guard Mark Watts. He attends SPIRE Academy in Ohio and is from Detroit. He joins 6-foot-8 forward Malik Hall in Tom Izzo’s recruiting class. Watts …

UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019, 10:47 a.m.

Julio Jones, Grady Jarrett absent as Falcons launch offseason program

The Atlanta Falcons have started their offseason conditioning program without wide receiver Julio Jones for the second straight year. Defensive tackle Grady Jarrett also did not attend the launch of …

Olympic medalist Tim Goebel honored by Figure Skating in Harlem

Sharon Cohen believes Figure Skating in Harlem represents a microcosm of the sport itself. That’s one reason the organization will be honoring 2001 U.S. champion and 2002 Olympic bronze medalist …

UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019, 11:48 a.m.

WNBA MVP Breanna Stewart tears Achilles’ tendon in right leg

Reigning WNBA MVP Breanna Stewart is expected to miss the upcoming season after she ruptured the Achilles tendon in her right ankle. The Seattle Storm player injured her leg on …

Idaho Trails Association seeks volunteers

The Idaho Trails Association is looking for volunteers to do maintenance work on April 27 on the English Point Trail No. 80 in the Idaho Panhandle National Forest. Volunteers will …

UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019, 9:22 a.m.

Spokane hikes offering conservation insight

Looking for a good hike along with some insight into Spokane-area conservation lands?

Cristiano Ronaldo leads the way, but Juventus still falls short

Cristiano Ronaldo was supposed to make the difference. He was supposed to end the long wait for another Champions League title. He was supposed to do it all for Juevntus. …

Islanders prove they’re for real in sweep of Penguins

The New York Islanders insist they aren’t done after winning just the franchise’s second playoff series in 26 years. New York finished off the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-1 in Game 4 …

Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly soldiers on after racist incidents

Kalidou Koulibaly is a mountain of a man with a fitting nickname in “K2.” The Senegal center back is an immovable force in Napoli’s defense at 6-foot-4 (1.95 meters) and …

UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019, 10:20 a.m.

Rafael Nadal opens clay season with easy win at Monte Carlo Masters

Back on his favorite surface, Rafael Nadal showed no lingering effects of a recent injury as he breezed into the third round of the Monte Carlo Masters on Wednesday with …

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to begin much-needed rebuilding job at United

Manchester United’s loss to Barcelona in the Champions League quarterfinals has highlighted how far England’s biggest club remains behind the best in Europe. Recently hired manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer spoke …

Blue Jackets advance after sweep of mighty Lightning

The Columbus Blue Jackets made history, sweeping the mighty Tampa Bay Lightning out of the playoffs in four straight games. The 7-3 win on Tuesday capped Columbus’ first playoff series …

Fun and exciting, Ajax back in Champions League semifinals

Ajax is a team that many soccer fans around the world just love to love, especially when they win with flair in a competition like the Champions League.

Whistleblower spurned by players for exposing tennis crooks

A tennis whistleblower says he is paying a heavy price for exposing wrong-doing in the sport. Marco Trungelliti tells The Associated Press that other players have ostracized him since he …

MLB roundup: Yankees beat Red Sox 8-0 in matchup of struggling AL East foes

James Paxton struck out 12 in his first stab at baseball’s biggest rivalry, Red Sox ace Chris Sale found his fastball but not better results, and the New York Yankees …

Mariners lose to Cleveland 4-2 for fifth straight defeat

As if the first four losses of this six-game homestand didn’t offer enough reminders, the Mariners suffered through the same recurring issues for a fifth straight defeat, losing 4-2 to …

UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019, 10:36 p.m.

Out of Right Field: Recap, takeaways from the Mariners’ 4-2 loss to the Cleveland Indians

Shane Bieber pitched six strong innings as the Cleveland Indians defeated host Seattle 4-2 Tuesday night, sending the Mariners to their fifth consecutive loss.

UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019, 12:35 p.m.

Prep tennis: Max Ellingsen, Brooke Fager lead Lewis and Clark sweep of University

Roundup of Tuesday’s prep tennis action from across the region.

Prep softball: Chloe Flerchinger strikes out 13 in Shadle Park win over Gonzaga Prep

Roundup of Tuesday’s prep softball action from across the region.

UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019, 10:51 p.m.

Prep baseball: Stu Flesland tosses gem to help Mt. Spokane beat Gonzaga Prep

Roundup of Tuesday’s prep baseball action from across the region.

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Prep boys soccer: Noah Schorzman scores to help Cheney stay undefeated in league play

Roundup of Tuesday’s prep boys soccer action from across the region.

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Wednesday’s TV, Radio Highlights

UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019, 10:16 p.m.

Finally healthy, Hunter Bryant looks to make big impact for Huskies

Hunter Bryant is more excited to be sore than any athlete you’ll ever meet.

UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019, 9:59 p.m.

New Eastern Washington defensive coordinator Eti Ena doesn’t plan many changes from Eagles’ schemes

A third move to Cheney has been the charm for new Eastern Washington defensive coordinator Eti Ena.

UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019, 10:08 p.m.

After breakout year at free safety, Washington State’s Skyler Thomas entering a new role with an open mind

Thomas’ 76 tackles in 2018 were complemented by two interceptions, three pass breakups and one tackle for loss.