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  • 3 injured in 6th bull-run at Spain’s San Fermin

    PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) — Three Spanish men were injured Saturday as several thousand people tested their bravery by dashing alongside six fighting bulls through the slippery streets of Pamplona in …


  • LeBron James decides it’s Cleveland - again

    CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James’ fans and former haters in Ohio have every reason to rejoice now that the four-time NBA MVP has decided to bring his considerable talents back …


  • Man dies at South Dakota hot dog eating contest

    CUSTER, S.D. (AP) — A Fourth of July hot dog eating contest in western South Dakota turned tragic when a contestant choked to death. Walter Eagle Tail, 47, of Custer, …


  • Spain’s famed bull run festival begins in Pamplona

    PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) — Thousands of revelers crammed into the main square and adjacent narrow streets of northern Pamplona on Sunday for the start of Spain’s famed San Fermin running …


  • World Series of Poker main event on; $10M prize

    Hundreds of poker players with dreams of World Series of Poker glory have started a marathon toward poker’s richest prize – a guaranteed $10 million payday and a place in …


  • Hot dog! Eaters ready for famed NY contest

    NEW YORK (AP) — A seven-time champion and the two-time women’s winner will defend their titles at the annual hot dog-eating contest on Coney Island. Seventeen men and 13 women …


  • Brazil overpass, World Cup project, collapses

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — An overpass under construction collapsed Thursday in a Brazilian World Cup host city, killing at least one person and trapping a commuter bus, two construction …


  • American Meb Keflezighi wins Boston Marathon

    “The Star-Spangled Banner” played over Boylston Street in honor of an American winner of the Boston Marathon. One year after a bombing there killed three people and left more than …


  • Spokane Sports Commission starts biggest March ever

    March is coming in like a lion, as far as the Spokane Sports Commission is concerned. In its busiest March ever, the organization helped bring eight sporting events to Spokane. …


  • St. Michael’s withdraws from competitive sports

    This winter marks the first time in 19 years that tiny St. Michael’s Academy isn’t fielding a sports team in a local Class B league. The principal of the school …


  • Georgian protesters call for Olympic boycott

    TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Several hundred protesters are rallying in the capital of Georgia to protest the Winter Olympics, which will begin in neighboring Russia on Feb. 7. Around three …


  • Tokyo wins bid to host 2020 summer Olympics

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Tokyo was awarded the 2020 Olympics on Saturday, capitalizing on its reputation as a “safe pair of hands” and defying concerns about the Fukushima nuclear …


  • Nyad completes historic Cuba to Florida swim

    KEY WEST, Florida (AP) — Diana Nyad has become the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without the help of a shark cage. The 64-year-old Nyad stepped ashore …


  • Russia will enforce anti-gay law during Olympics

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia will enforce a new law cracking down on gay rights activism when it hosts international athletes and fans during the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, the country’s …


  • Trading cards theft draws collectors’ aid

    When Alan Bisson hobbled on crutches into his Spokane Valley Sportscards trading shop following knee surgery in March and discovered his windows broken and collectibles missing, it was immediately apparent …


  • 23 injured during stampede at Spanish bull run

    PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) — The penultimate bull run of Spain’s San Fermin festival left at least 23 people injured Saturday, when thrill-seekers fleeing the beasts were crushed at the narrow …


  • Solar powered plane on final leg of flight to NYC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A solar-powered aircraft lifted off from a suburban Washington airport before dawn Saturday, embarking on the final leg of a history-making cross-country flight. The Solar Impulse flew …


  • FBI interviewed Tamerlan Tsarnaev after 2011 tip

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A foreign government told the FBI in early 2011 about information that Tamerlan Tsarnaev, one of the brothers suspected in the Boston Marathon bombings, was a follower …


  • Uncle urges bombing suspect to turn self in

    MONTGOMERY VILLAGE, Md. (AP) — The uncle of a Boston Marathon bombing suspect is urging his nephew to turn himself in. Ruslan Tsarni of Montgomery Village, Md., said Friday that …


  • Source: Officials see potential suspect in bombing

    BOSTON (AP) — Investigators poring over photos and video from the Boston Marathon have an image of a potential suspect in the deadly bombing but do not know his name …


  • East Valley junior places sixth at state tournament

    Being a wrestler is no easy task for a girl. East Valley High School’s Rachael Coleck placed sixth at state in the girls division in her weight class and is …


  • Pistorius granted bail

    PRETORIA, South Africa — Oscar Pistorius was granted bail today, paving the way for him to be freed from custody pending his trial in the Valentine’s Day shooting death of …


  • Olympian Pistorius charged with murder

    PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Paralympic superstar Oscar Pistorius was charged Thursday with the murder of his girlfriend who was shot inside his home in South Africa, a stunning development …


  • Super Bowl outage traced to faulty protective device

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The failure of a device meant to protect the power supply to the Superdome caused the Super Bowl blackout, the stadium’s power company said Friday as …


  • LAPD: Ex-officer suspect in Riverside cop killing

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police launched a massive manhunt for a former Los Angeles officer suspected of going on a killing spree, slaying a couple over the weekend, opening fire …


  • Match-fixing probe: 680 suspicious games worldwide

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A wide-ranging match-fixing investigation has uncovered more than 680 suspicious games — including World Cup and European Championship qualifiers and two Champions League games — …


  • Seniors serve up exercise and fun on pickleball court

    They’re a diverse bunch of seniors, all trying to stay fit by playing pickleball. The oldest player, 92-year-old Jeff Glouser, is a former tennis coach who keeps up with spunky …


  • Armstrong emotional when recalling talk with son

    CHICAGO (AP) — Lance Armstrong finally cracked. Not while expressing deep remorse or regrets, though there was plenty of that in Friday night’s second part of Armstrong’s interview with Oprah …


  • Shawn Vestal: Title IX helped keep St. George’s girls on track

    In the spring of 1971, a handful of junior high and high school students at St. George’s prep school started competing on the school’s first girls track team. Coached by …


  • Shawn Vestal: Spirit of Title IX took root at St. George’s as equality debate raged

    In 1969, representatives from Spokane schools met to discuss a radical idea: forming track and field teams for girls. Just intramural squads, mind you.


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