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  • Memphis forces Game 7 by defeating Oklahoma City

    NBA: Zach Randolph had 30 points and 13 rebounds, and the Memphis Grizzlies avoided elimination by beating the Oklahoma City Thunder 95-83 Friday night in Memphis, Tenn., to push their …


  • In brief: Red Wings defeat Sharks to stay alive

    NHL: Tomas Holmstrom broke a tie with 6:08 remaining, and the visiting Detroit Red Wings had three third-period goals to avoid elimination with a 4-3 victory over the San Jose …


  • Djokovic no longer Nadal’s clay pigeon

    Novak Djokovic (pictured) defeated Rafael Nadal on clay for the first time in 10 tries, beating the top-ranked Spaniard 7-5, 6-4 to win the Madrid Open on Sunday and extend …


  • In brief: Memphis defeats Oklahoma City to seize 2-1 series edge

    NBA: Zach Randolph had 21 points and a franchise-record 21 rebounds, and the Memphis Grizzlies rallied from a 16-point deficit to stun the Oklahoma City Thunder 101-93 in overtime Saturday …


  • G-Prep boys dealt with delays to win first GSL crown

    Appropriately, considering this spring’s weather tribulations, it took three tries before history-making Gonzaga Prep secured its first Greater Spokane League boys tennis championship. The Bullpups won their milestone title on …


  • Heat topple Celtics behind the Wade show

    NBA: Dwyane Wade scored 38 points, James Jones set a Miami postseason record with 25 points off the bench, and the Heat beat the visiting Boston Celtics 99-90 on Sunday …


  • Lewis and Clark boys and girls golf teams rolling along

    The defending state-champion Lewis and Clark boys golf team was replacing most everyone and the runner-up girls were without graduated two-time state champion Chessey Thomas. But there was little doubt …


  • Mead tennis player Katijene Stime has solid grip on life beyond the courts

    The Stime family would prefer to maintain a low athletic profile.


  • In brief: Flyers force Game 7 with overtime win

    NHL: Ville Leino scored 4:33 into overtime to lift the visiting Philadelphia Flyers to a 5-4 victory on Sunday and force Game 7 of their first-round playoff series against the …


  • In brief: Roy’s bank shot caps Trail Blazers’ rally past Dallas

    NBA: Brandon Roy’s go-ahead bank shot with 39.2 seconds left capped Portland’s 23-point second-half comeback and the Blazers beat the visiting Dallas Mavericks 84-82 on Saturday night, evening the first-round …


  • Central Valley girls savor rare tennis win over Mead

    Longtime Central Valley teacher and coach Stan Chalich, youngest of iconic CV siblings who had a major athletic footprint there from the 1940s into the 1960s, participated in and has …


  • Doubles may be way to go for GSL

    In casual talk prior to the tennis season, Gonzaga Prep coach Christian Birrer and Mead coach Bill Wagstaff were already looking down the road. Both said that the Wenatchee boys …


  • GSL tennis preview

    Boys Returning All-League


  • In brief: Woodland clutch in win at Innisbrook

    Golf: At Palm Harbor, Fla., Gary Woodland’s only par on the back nine Sunday gave him his first PGA Tour victory. Woodland surged into the lead with birdies, fell back …


  • In brief: Flyers defeat Dallas to clinch NHL playoff berth

    NHL: Ville Leino scored in the sixth round of the shootout and the Philadelphia Flyers clinched a playoff spot with a 3-2 victory over the host Dallas Stars on Saturday …


  • Seasoned players

    In the spring, Julene Osborn likes to read weather reports. The rest of the year she may watch the report on the evening news, but right now, that’s just not …


  • Thrashers defeat Flyers to improve playoff chances

    NHL: Rob Schremp and Blake Wheeler scored for Atlanta in the shootout, giving the Thrashers a crucial 4-3 victory over the visiting Philadelphia Flyers after squandering three leads Thursday night. …


  • Karlovic’s 156 mph serve world’s fastest

    ZAGREB, Croatia – The International Tennis Federation confirmed Sunday that Ivo Karlovic of Croatia broke the world record for the fastest serve. He struck a 156 mph serve in the …


  • Serena Williams treated for blood clot in lungs

    Serena Williams’ absence from tennis could stretch to almost a year after two new health scares – a blood clot in her lungs followed by a hematoma – have added …


  • Four tennis greats can enjoy each other now

    NEW YORK – Pete Sampras held up his hands in apology when his shot ticked off the net and fell in for a winner to give him triple match point …


  • Nebraska upsets third-ranked Texas in men’s basketball

    College Basketball: Brandon Richardson hit a pair of free throws with 7.2 seconds left to seal Nebraska’s 70-67 upset of No. 3 Texas on Saturday in Lincoln, Neb. Nebraska (18-8, …


  • Djokovic rides momentum to straight-sets Aussie title

    MELBOURNE, Australia – After winning his second Australian Open title over the weekend with straight-set victories over Roger Federer and Andy Murray, cautious Novak Djokovic is still not quite ready …


  • Li first Chinese Slam finalist

    MELBOURNE, Australia – Kim Clijsters advanced to the Australian Open final with a comfortable win today over Vera Zvonareva and will play for the title against Li Na, who saved …


  • Federer, Wozniacki move into semifinals

    MELBOURNE, Australia – Defending champion Roger Federer advanced to the Australian Open semifinals with a 6-1, 6-3, 6-3 win over Stanislas Wawrinka on Tuesday in Australia in a mismatch that …


  • Roddick, last U.S. player in Australian Open, falls

    MELBOURNE, Australia – Andy Roddick didn’t like being the fall guy again. The facts, however, were unmistakable: All the Americans were gone from the Australian Open. Roddick lost to 19th-seeded …


  • Nadal continues Rafa Slam quest

    MELBOURNE, Australia – Rafael Nadal extended his Grand Slam winning streak to 23 matches with a 6-2, 6-1, 6-1 win over American qualifier Ryan Sweeting today to reach the third …


  • Nadal, top seeds cruise

    MELBOURNE, Australia – Rafael Nadal’s quest to complete his “Rafa Slam” at the Australian Open started with a first-round victory that lasted only 11 games and certainly helped him conserve …


  • Sharapova opens with win

    MELBOURNE, Australia – Maria Sharapova won for the first time at Melbourne Park since taking the 2008 Australian Open title, beating Thai veteran Tamarine Tanasugarn 6-1, 6-3 on Monday in …


  • Federer ends year with win

    LONDON – Roger Federer turned his high-profile, season-ending match against Rafael Nadal into little more than an exhbition. Federer gave his rival little chance to mount a challenge in the …


  • Muster returns to ATP in Vienna

    VIENNA – Former men’s top-ranked tennis player Thomas Muster is making his return to the ATP Tour at the Bank Austria Trophy 26 years after he first played at the …


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