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  • Records fall for Pirates

    The Whitworth men’s and women’s track teams combined for nine meet records Saturday at the Peyton Scoring Meet, hosted by the University of Puget Sound at Baker Stadium in Tacoma. …


  • Kane keeps Blackhawks’ streak alive

    NHL: Chicago extended its NHL-record, season-opening points streak to 22 games Sunday when Patrick Kane scored the tying goal on a power play with 2:02 left in regulation and had …


  • UI’s Hocketstaller takes 2nd

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Idaho sophomore Johanna Hocketstaller finished second in the pentathlon with a career-best 3,733 points at the Western Athletic Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships on Thursday. Hockestaller …


  • Yakima Valley sweeps CCS men, women

    Montero Rice totaled 22 points and nine rebounds Wednesday as the Yakima Valley men defeated Community Colleges of Spokane 82-72 at Spokane CC to complete the NWAACC regular season. The …


  • Lagat regains U.S. indoor 2 mile record

    NEW YORK – Bernard Lagat lagged behind his planned pace for the entire 2 miles of his race at the Millrose Games. He still set the record he came to …


  • 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 …


  • Cougars enjoy Bronco Invite with 12 wins

    The Washington State men’s track and field team won seven events Saturday while the women claimed five at the Boise State Bronco Invitational at the Idaho Center in Nampa, Idaho. …


  • Former WSU runner Samson Kimobwa dies

    Samson Kimobwa, who set a world record at 10,000 meters and was part of Washington State’s renowned line of great Kenyan distance runners, died last week in Nairobi, where he …


  • 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 …


  • Urgency added to superstorm recovery as temps drop

    NEW YORK (AP) — Falling temperatures on Sunday put more people at risk in a region already battling gasoline shortages, stubborn power outages and spasms of lawlessness in the wake …


  • With can-do stance on marathon, mayor misreads NYC

    NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Michael Bloomberg tried to sell the New York City Marathon as a symbolic victory for the city after a devastating storm, invoking two of the …


  • Bloomberg: NYC Marathon will go on

    NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Michael Bloomberg came under fire Friday for pressing ahead with this weekend’s New York Marathon in a city still reeling from Superstorm Sandy, with some …


  • Federer routs Djokovic for fifth Cincy title

    Tennis: Roger Federer, the world’s top-ranked player, won a record fifth Cincinnati title in Mason, Ohio, on Sunday, dominating second-ranked Novak Djokovic in an unprecedented way at the start of …


  • Richards-Ross, other Olympic champs head to Stockholm

    Sanya Richards-Ross (pictured right) and 10 other newly crowned Olympic champions will switch their attention from gold to diamonds today at the DN Galan track meet at Stockholm. The Diamond …


  • American women run away in 4x400 relay at London

    LONDON – By the time Allyson Felix was done with her part, her third gold medal of the Olympics was all but hanging around her neck. Staking the U.S. team …


  • Farah thrills British crowd with second long-distance win

    LONDON – Mo Farah didn’t want to leave anybody in doubt. Roared on again by a boisterous, capacity crowd at the 80,000-seat Olympic Stadium, Farah surged ahead late and held …


  • Dahlberg: Games belonged to joyful Bolt

    LONDON – There wasn’t any need to shush his doubters this time, because by now Usain Bolt doesn’t have any. No reason to celebrate early, either, when there was a …


  • Bahamas snaps U.S. winning streak in men’s 4x400

    LONDON – The day after Manteo Mitchell finished out his preliminary lap in the 4x400-meter relay on a broken leg, the banged-up U.S. team made sure he would get something …


  • American women shatter world record in 4X100 relay

    LONDON – Carmelita Jeter glanced at the clock as she sprinted toward the finish line at Olympic Stadium and then pointed her baton at it, as if to say, “Look …


  • Uceny doesn’t finish Olympic 1,500 after falling

    LONDON – One moment Morgan Uceny was in the middle of the pack, getting ready to make her move in the 1,500 meters. The next, she was down and pounding …


  • Olympics, Usain Bolt, track and field

    LONDON – These are Usain Bolt’s Olympic Games. Everyone else here is simply running, jumping, swimming, cycling and rowing in his happy wake. Relaxed enough to drape a comforting arm …


  • Felix leads big day in U.S. track and field

    LONDON – In the biggest competition of her life, long jumper Brittney Reese cost herself a precious attempt. “I messed myself all up,” Reese said. “I was too busy cheering …


  • U-Hi grad Walker qualifies for pole vault final

    LONDON – It seemed like it might be the Beijing Olympic nightmare all over again for Spokane’s Brad Walker. Competing in qualifying Wednesday of the men’s pole vault at the …


  • Spokane Olympian Walker makes pole vault final

    LONDON – It seemed like it might be the Beijing Olympic nightmare all over again for Spokane’s Brad Walker.


  • Algerian who bowed out of 800 wins 1,500

    LONDON – First they told him to leave. Then they invited him back. Next they’ll give him the gold. Kicked out of the London Olympics for presumably not trying hard …


  • Leicester: Liu’s hobble to finish will be remembered

    LONDON – Seven steps, five more than in Beijing. But the outcome was identical: Liu Xiang’s Olympics were over, yet again, before they really began. The magic ingredient that makes …


  • Purdy: There’s nothing artificial about Pistorius’ efforts

    LONDON – Science and humanity collided during the 400-meter run Saturday at the Olympics. Humanity won.


  • Olympian Nellum defied long odds

    LONDON – Bryshon Nellum’s doctors told him he might never run again. Not on an elite level. And surely not in the Olympics.


  • Shot at age 12, Kitchens now an Olympian

    BIRMINGHAM, England – George Kitchens was only 12 on the terrible day in November 1995 when he was shot along with his sister and a friend in his Augusta, Ga., …


  • Australian threatens to boycott Olympics, alleging racism

    SYDNEY – Australian track athlete John Steffensen has threatened to boycott the London Olympics after alleging racism because he was not selected individually to run the 400 meters. Steffensen, who …

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