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  • Summer outdoor bucket list: must-dos in the Inland Northwest

    School’s out and summer has officially arrived this weekend. It’s time to work on your Inland Northwest must-do list. The S-R Outdoors Department has compiled 15 summer activities essential to …


  • Federer wins Gerry Weber for 7th time

    Tennis: Roger Federer won the Gerry Weber Open in Halle, Germany, for the seventh time by defeating Alejandro Falla 7-6 (2), 7-6 (3) in the final. Federer fired five aces …


  • Amy Van Dyken-Rouen sitting up in hospital bed

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Olympic champion swimmer Amy Van Dyken-Rouen sat up in her hospital bed for the first time since severing her spinal cord in an all-terrain vehicle accident. The …


  • In brief: TCU defeats Pepperdine to advance to College World Series

    BASEBALL: Kyle Bacak executed a suicide squeeze bunt to send home the tiebreaking run in the top of the ninth inning and TCU rallied to beat Pepperdine 6-5 Monday in …


  • Make A Splash seeks donations to buy swimsuits

    Here’s one sure sign summer is coming: Make A Splash has already handed out 599 free swimsuits to children who can’t afford to purchase their own – and the nonprofit …


  • Make A Splash seeks donations to buy swimsuits, pool passes for kids from low-income families

    Here’s one sure sign summer is coming: Make A Splash has already handed out 599 free swimsuits to children who can’t afford to purchase their own – and the nonprofit …


  • Michael Phelps back on top, wins 100 fly in Charlotte

    Michael Phelps is back in a familiar spot: the top of the podium. Phelps won the 100-meter butterfly Friday night at the Charlotte (North Carolina) Grand Prix, the first victory …


  • Multiple Cal Olympians train together on campus

    BERKELEY, Calif. – Nathan Adrian razzes a few college swimmers who come a little too close to hitting him while flipping the lane rope out of the pool at the …


  • Spokane Olympian Skok dies at age 98

    Mary Lou Petty Skok’s journey from 6-year-old trick diver at the Spokane Interstate Fair to swimming in the 1936 Olympic Games was the epitome of Depression-era perseverance. But she was …


  • Michael Phelps loses to Ryan Lochte in comeback meet

    Michael Phelps (pictured, left) is 0 for 1 in his comeback to the pool. The 22-time Olympic medalist lost to Ryan Lochte (right) in the 100-meter butterfly final at the …


  • Michael Phelps will be racing himself in swimming comeback

    Michael Phelps will be facing quite an opponent when he returns to the pool. His legacy.


  • College roundup: Idaho men win WAC indoor track and field crown

    The Idaho men’s track and field team claimed the Western Athletic Conference indoor title Friday in Moscow, beating Grand Canyon by one point. In the final event, Vandals freshman Arphaxad …


  • Second-ranked Oregon State rallies to edge Gonzaga

    Jeff Hendrix hit a two-run single in the bottom of the eighth inning Friday and the second-ranked Oregon State baseball team held on to beat Gonzaga 4-3 in the season-opening …


  • Team Hill wins Rising Stars Challenge

    NBA: Andre Drummond had 30 points and a Rising Stars Challenge-record 25 rebounds, leading Team Hill to a 142-136 victory over Team Webber on Friday night. Besides an impressive tally …


  • Newsmakers

    Agreed The Kansas City Royals agreed to terms with reliever Aaron Crow on a $1.475 million, one-year deal. Crow can earn an additional $50,000 if he is named an All-Star, …


  • In Brief: Suns hand Pacers rare home loss

    NBA: Goran Dragic had 28 points and seven assists and the Phoenix Suns handed the Indiana Pacers their second home loss of the season with a 102-94 victory Thursday night …


  • Newsmakers

    Agreed Left-hander Bruce Chen agreed to a $4.25 million, one-year contract Thursday to return to the Kansas City Royals, where he’s spent the past five seasons. Chen became a free …


  • Newsmakers

    Arrested Former Oregon tight end Colt Lyerla has been arrested on drug-related charges in Eugene. Lyerla, who left the No. 2 Ducks earlier this month and plans to enter the …


  • Lynx top Dream to lock up WNBA title

    WNBA: Maya Moore scored 23 points, Rebekkah Brunson had 15 points and 12 rebounds, and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Atlanta Dream 86-77 on Thursday night in Duluth, Ga., to …


  • Nyad finishes swim

    NEW YORK – Endurance swimmer Diana Nyad on Thursday ended her 48-hour swim in pool set up at a busy Manhattan intersection to benefit the victims of Superstorm Sandy, an …


  • Franklin caps worlds with sixth gold

    Swimming: Missy Franklin climbed to the top of the podium one more time in Barcelona, Spain, before heading off to college. With that step, the 18-year-old joined a very exclusive …


  • Lochte’s day in Barcelona one for ages

    SWIMMING: Wearing fluorescent orange sneakers, Ryan Lochte eased out of his seat and moved gingerly toward the exit of the Palau Sant Jordi. It was the first time he was …


  • Park within three of lead at St. Andrews

    Golf: Wearing a black rain suit and a soft smile, Inbee Park looked calm as ever standing before the imposing Royal & Ancient clubhouse before she teed off Thursday in …


  • High diving makes splash in Barcelona

    Swimming: High diving has taken the plunge into the sports mainstream. Thousands of people turned out Monday to watch 14 competitors descend from the height of a nine-story building into …


  • Verrazano closes fast, wins Haskell

    Horse racing: Verrazano took command at the three-quarter mile mark and blew away the rest of the field to win the $1 million William Hill Haskell Invitational by a race-record …


  • Column: Readers remember hitting the pool in their birthday suits

    The nude swimming item in last week’s Boomer U urban legends story generated several emails and phone calls from older men who confirmed that, indeed, boys throughout the 1940s, 1950s …


  • Sauers shoots 67, leads at Senior British

    Golf: Gene Sauers mastered a stiff breeze to shoot a 3-under 67 Thursday for a one-stroke lead after the first round of the Senior British Open in Southport, England. Four …


  • Serena captures 53rd WTA title of career

    Tennis: Serena Williams beat Johanna Larsson 6-4, 6-1 in the final of the Swedish Open in Bastad, Sweden, on Sunday, for her 53rd WTA title. The 24-year-old Swede broke to …


  • Koreans 1-2 at Women’s Open golf

    GOLF: South Korea’s Ha-Neul Kim upstaged friend Inbee Park to take the first-round lead at her first U.S. Women’s Open in Southampton, N.Y. Kim shot a bogey-free 6-under 66 on …


  • Help everyone get in the pool with donation

    The pools are open, but a lot of kids aren’t swimming. The Spokane Parks Foundation’s Make A Splash in a Kid’s Life campaign gave out 210 pool passes in 45 …

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