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Serena Williams loses her 3rd consecutive Grand Slam final

Serena Williams’ 6-2, 6-2 loss to Simona Halep at the All England Club was her third consecutive defeat in a Grand Slam final. The 37-year-old American has lost five of …


Yankees activate Luke Voit from 10-day injured list

The New York Yankees have activated first baseman Luke Voit from the 10-day injured list prior to their game against the Toronto Blue Jays. Voit missed seven games after being …


UPDATED: Sat., July 13, 2019, 2:25 p.m.

Thibaut Pinot, Julian Alaphilippe boost French hopes at Tour de France

Thomas De Gendt won the eighth stage of the Tour de France as Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe claimed back the yellow jersey. Defending champion Geraint Thomas was caught in a crash …


Seeking 9th Wimbledon title, Roger Federer faces Novak Djokovic in final

Roger Federer will be seeking his record ninth Wimbledon title when he faces defending champion Novak Djokovic in the final. Federer and Djokovic know each other very well. This will …


UPDATED: Sat., July 13, 2019, 9:27 a.m.

Simona Halep wins Wimbledon, stops Serena Williams’ bid for 24th Slam

Simona Halep stunned Serena Williams 6-2, 6-2 in less than an hour to win her first Wimbledon title. Halep played pretty much perfectly throughout. Williams was trying to win her …


We’re playing for him: Angels honor Tyler Skaggs with amazing game

When the Los Angeles Angels think about Tyler Skaggs in the months and years ahead, Andrew Heaney is grateful they’ll have the memory of one incredible night to assuage their …


Climbing coalition dedicating bathroom to Jess Roskelley

Spokane’s nonprofit climbing coalition announced that it is on track to build a toilet at the Deep Creek climbing area in Riverside State Park. The bathroom will be completed in …


Angels’ Taylor Cole, Felix Pena combine for no-hitter against Mariners on night remembering Tyler Skaggs

Taylor Cole and Felix Pena of the Los Angeles Angels pitched the second combined no-hitter in franchise history as they shut down the Seattle Mariners 13-0 Friday night. It is …


UPDATED: Fri., July 12, 2019, 10:41 p.m.

Out of Right Field: Recap, takeaways from the Seattle Mariners’ 13-0 loss to the Los Angeles Angels

Right-handers Taylor Cole and Felix Pena combined for a no-hitter as the Angels defeated the Mariners 13-0 Friday night in their first home game since left-hander Tyler Skaggs died July …


UPDATED: Fri., July 12, 2019, 10:23 p.m.

Spokane Indians blanked 7-0 by Tri-City Dust Devils

Four Tri-City pitchers combined on a five-hitter as the host Dust Devils defeated the North Division-leading Spokane Indians 7-0 Friday night in Northwest League play at Gesa Stadium in Pasco.


MLB roundup: Red Sox beat Dodgers 8-1 in World Series rematch

Xander Bogaerts hit a three-run homer, Eduardo Rodriguez struck out 10 and the Boston Red Sox beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-1 Friday night in the opener of a three-game …


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UPDATED: Fri., July 12, 2019, 10:56 p.m.

NBA Summer League: Run ends for international teams

The NBA’s decision to invite a pair of international teams to the Summer League showed promise, even as it also demonstrated the competitive challenges facing the host team for the …


Balanced, and depleted, Storm cruise past Wings, 95-81

Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored 18 points and the injury-plagued Seattle Storm cruised to a 95-81 victory over the Dallas Wings to snap a three-game skid. The defending-champion Storm were without three-fifths …


UPDATED: Fri., July 12, 2019, 10:33 p.m.

Jim Meehan: Golf loses prominent figure with passing of longtime Esmeralda pro Bill Warner

Warner spent 37 years as the pro at Esmeralda, simultaneously running the busy city course while providing instruction to players of all levels and life lessons to young employees. Warner …


UPDATED: Fri., July 12, 2019, 7:46 p.m.

Brandon Clarke holds himself to the highest standards as NBA career begins with Memphis Grizzlies

Clarke has been playing with the Grizzlies in the NBA Summer League, impressing everyone from Tayshaun Prince, to head coach Taylor Jenkins.


UPDATED: Fri., July 12, 2019, 8:39 p.m.

Grieving Angels return for 1st home game since Tyler Skaggs’ death

Tyler Skaggs’ teammates are finally home for the first time since the Los Angeles Angels pitcher was found dead in his hotel room on the first morning of a road …


UPDATED: Fri., July 12, 2019, 6:46 p.m.

Bubba Starling makes major league debut with Royals

Bubba Starling has finally reached his goal of getting to the major leagues with the Kansas City Royals. The three-sport star from nearby Gardner, Kansas, was taken by the Royals …


Back from minors, Rockies lefty Kyle Freeland eager for fresh start

Rockies left-hander Kyle Freeland is scheduled to start this weekend against Cincinnati after spending a month in the minors to work on his control. It’s been a rocky season so …


UPDATED: Fri., July 12, 2019, 4:32 p.m.

Brewers sign RHP Shelby Miller to minor league deal

The Milwaukee Brewers have added to their pitching depth, signing veteran right-hander Shelby Miller to a minor league contract. The 28-year-old Miller signed a one-year, $2 million deal with Rangers …


UPDATED: Fri., July 12, 2019, 10:15 p.m.

Bat boy to big leagues: Spokane’s Chris Ackerman manages equipment for Texas Rangers organization

Most folks don’t think about how bats or balls end up at the ballpark. They just assume someone has taken care of that. For the Texas Rangers system, including the …


Youth sports notebook: Spokane Expos 19U wins Wood Bat Classic title

Strong and deep pitching was the key as Spokane Expos 19U went 9-0 and won the annual Spokane/Coeur d’Alene Wood Bat Classic baseball tournament that wound up a four-day run …


Top American rider Tejay Van Garderen out of Tour de France

American Tejay van Garderen has pulled out of the Tour de France with a broken left hand following a crash during the seventh stage. The ED Education First team leader …


Wolves kill calf in Asotin County

Wolves from the Grouse Flats pack killed a calf in Asotin County around July 8, according to a Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife news release.


Indians’ Corey Kluber arm healing, close to throwing in bullpen

Indians starter Corey Kluber’s broken right arm is healing as hoped, and he could begin throwing bullpen sessions soon. Kluber was struck by a line drive on May 1 in …


Wimbledon notebook: Novak Djokovic wins longest point ever recorded at London’s major

Novak Djokovic won the longest point ever recorded at Wimbledon in his semifinal victory over Roberto Bautista Agut. Djokovic ended a 45-stroke rally with a backhand winner down the line …


UPDATED: Fri., July 12, 2019, 3:08 p.m.

Ex-pitcher Dwight Gooden charged with drug possession

Former New York Mets pitcher Dwight Gooden has been charged with drug possession. A criminal complaint says that on June 7 two plastic baggies allegedly containing cocaine were found in …


Max Scherzer’s next start pushed back because of sore back

The Washington Nationals are pushing back Max Scherzer’s next start because the ace right-hander is dealing with back soreness. Manager Dave Martinez says an MRI on Scherzer’s back came back …


Packers profit drops 98% to $724,000, hurt by losing

The Green Bay Packers reported a profit of just $724,000 in their latest fiscal year, which included their second straight season without a playoff appearance, a large contract extension for …


Raiders’ Richie Incognito suspended 2 games over personal conduct

Oakland Raiders guard Richie Incognito has been suspended without pay by the NFL for the first two games of the regular season for violating the league’s personal conduct policy. Incognito …