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UPDATED: Sat., May 12, 2018, 10:14 p.m.

Area roundup: Local runners Andrew Gardner, Tanner Anderson place second at Pac-12 Championships

Distance runners with local connections produced runner-up finishes Saturday during the opening day of the Pac-12 Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Stanford, California.


UPDATED: Fri., May 11, 2018, 9:50 p.m.

Area roundup: Eastern Washington sprinters thrive at Big Sky Outdoor Track and Field Championships

Eastern Washington senior Rebecca Tarbert won the women’s 100-meter run and EWU’s men captured the 400 relay as the Big Sky Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships wrapped up in …


UPDATED: Fri., May 11, 2018, 2:54 p.m.

Rafael Nadal loses to Dominic Thiem in Madrid, first loss on clay in 1 year

Top-ranked Rafael Nadal has lost to Dominic Thiem 7-5, 6-3 in the Madrid Open quarterfinals. It’s Nadal’s first loss on clay after 21 straight wins. Nadal hadn’t lost a single …


UPDATED: Thu., May 10, 2018, 2:49 p.m.

Rafael Nadal breaks John McEnroe’s mark of straight sets won on surface

Rafael Nadal has broken John McEnroe’s record of 49 straight sets won on the same surface after beating Diego Schwartzman 6-3, 6-4 in the third round of the Madrid Open …


UPDATED: Wed., May 9, 2018, 2:31 p.m.

Novak Djokovic loses to Kyle Edmund in Madrid Open; Rafael Nadal advances

Novak Djokovic has added another early elimination to his disappointing season. The 12-time Grand Slam champion lost to Kyle Edmund 6-3, 2-6, 6-3 in the second round of the Madrid …


Fabio Fognini, Gael Monfils, Yuichi Sugita eliminated in 1st round in Munich

Fifth-seeded Fabio Fognini lost to Italian compatriot Marco Cecchinato on a day of upsets at the Munich Open. The seventh-seeded Gael Monfils also lost in three sets to Mirza Basic …


2nd-seeded Petra Kvitova makes 2nd round of Prague Open

Second-seeded Petra Kvitova eased past fellow Czech Tereza Smitkova 6-1, 6-3 to advance to the second round of the Prague Open on Tuesday. The 10th-ranked Kvitova who plays the Prague …


Karolina Pliskova beats CoCoVandeweghe 7-6, 6-4 to win Stuttgart Open

Karolina Pliskova ended CoCo Vandeweghe’s brilliant week with a 7-6 (2), 6-4 win in the Stuttgart Open final on Sunday.


Rafael Nadal wins 11th Barcelona title, secures No. 1 ranking

Rafael Nadal extended his dominance on clay with a 6-2, 6-1 win over 19-year-old Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas on Sunday to win his 11th Barcelona Open title.


UPDATED: Sat., April 28, 2018, 10:40 p.m.

Area roundup: Idaho men’s, women’s tennis win Big Sky championships

Marianna Petrei completed an unbeaten run through the Big Sky Conference women’s tennis championships to lead Idaho to a 4-2 victory over Northern Arizona on Saturday in Phoenix.


Area roundup: DJ Sanders’ ninth-inning grand slam lifts Oregon softball over Washington

DJ Sanders belted a ninth-inning grand slam and finished with five RBIs, and Oregon bested Washington 7-2 in a Pac-12 game in Seattle on Friday.


Rafael Nadal reaches Barcelona Open semifinals

Rafael Nadal has defeated Martin Klizan in straight sets to extend his winning streak on clay and reach the Barcelona Open semifinals. The top-ranked Nadal next faces David Goffin to …


Tennis roundup: Blake Hansen, Andrew Walker lead Ferris boys over Lewis and Clark

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


UPDATED: Wed., April 25, 2018, 9:14 p.m.

Area roundup: Seattle U. baseball rallies past Washington State 4-3

Cameron Sterne had two RBIs, including the go-ahead RBI single in the eighth, and Seattle University rallied to defeat Washington State 4-3 Wednesday in a nonleague game in Bellevue.


David Goffin defeats Marcel Granollers in 2nd round of Barcelona Open

David Goffin has saved a match point to defeat Marcel Granollers of Spain in three sets in the second round of the Barcelona Open. Goffin lost the first set and …


Madison Keys sends U.S. into second straight Fed Cup final

Defending champion United States will play in a second consecutive Fed Cup final after defeating France 3-2 on Sunday.


Rafael Nadal beats Kei Nishikori to win Monte Carlo Masters

Rafael Nadal won a record 31st Masters title after beating Kei Nishikori 6-3, 6-2 in the Monte Carlo Masters final on Sunday.


UPDATED: Sat., April 21, 2018, 2:18 p.m.

Rafael Nadal wants extra practice after reaching Monte Carlo final

Rafael Nadal’s priority after reaching his 12th Monte Carlo Masters final is to whip out his phone and frantically text coach Carlos Moya. Despite a comfortable 6-4, 6-1 win against …


UPDATED: Sat., April 21, 2018, 2:18 p.m.

Fed Cup: France and U.S. 1-1 in semifinals

Kristina Mladenovic has rallied to beat CoCo Vandeweghe 1-6, 6-3, 6-2 and draw France level with defending champion United States in their Fed Cup semifinal in Aix-en-Provence. Earlier, U.S. Open …


Novak Djokovic to play at Barcelona Open next week

Novak Djokovic has confirmed he will play at the Barcelona Open next week. Djokovic will be joined by top-ranked Rafael Nadal at the outdoor clay court tournament.


UPDATED: Fri., April 20, 2018, 12:21 p.m.

Rafael Nadal’s bid for an 11th Monte Carlo title gaining momentum

Rafael Nadal’s bid for a record-extending 11th Monte Carlo Masters title is proving more comfortable than he imagined after his latest return from injury. Others may not be so surprised, …


Fed Cup: Sloane Stephens to open for U.S. against France in semis

U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens will open play for the U.S. against Pauline Parmentier of France in the Fed Cup semifinals in Aix-en-Provence. France No. 1 Kristina Mladenovic and CoCo …


UPDATED: Thu., April 19, 2018, 10:57 a.m.

Rafael Nadal advances at Monte Carlo as Novak Djokovic goes out

Rafael Nadal remains on course to retain his Monte Carlo Masters title and won’t have Novak Djokovic standing in his way. The top-ranked Nadal beat big-hitting Russian Karen Khachanov 6-3, …


Rafael Nadal doesn’t see himself skipping tournaments like Roger Federer

For now, Rafael Nadal doesn’t see himself skipping Wimbledon the way Roger Federer has the French Open. The veterans are back at the top of world tennis, with Nadal needing …


Tennis roundup: East Valley girls topple Pullman

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


Steve Johnson wins US Men’s Clay Court – again

Steve Johnson shrugged off numerous missed opportunities to beat first-time ATP Tour finalist Tennys Sandgren 7-6 (2), 2-6, 6-4 on Sunday to become the first player to successfully defend the …


Karen Khachanov, Mischa Zverev and Daniil Medvedev reach Monte Carlo 2nd round

Karen Khachanov was clinical on his serve in a 7-5, 6-4 win against Thanasi Kokkinakis of Australia in the first round of the Monte Carlo Masters on Sunday.


Area roundup: Huskies split doubleheader with Ducks, move into third in Pac-12

The Huskies (16-15, 7-4 Pac-12) took sole possession of third in the conference standings following a 4-0 shutout of the Ducks (19-14, 6-8) to split a doubleheader in Seattle.


Area roundup: Alexis Rolan, Keshun McGee lead Eastern Washington at Pelluer Invitational

Freshman Alexis Rolan won three events and sophomore Keshun McGee took two Saturday to lead host Eastern Washington at the 46th Pelluer Invitational at Roos Field.


Area roundup: California cruises past Washington State to open Pac-12 baseball series

Max Flower’s bases-clearing triple sparked a six-run second inning Friday and the California Golden Bears (20-11, 6-7 Pac-12) cruised past the host Washington State Cougars (9-18, 4-9) 13-6 to open …