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  • Lewis tries coaching

    Olympic great and former University of Houston star Carl Lewis is joining the track and field coaching staff at his alma mater. The school said Thursday that the nine-time Olympic …


  • Azarenka, Williams set for rematch

    Tennis: Defending U.S. Open champion Serena Williams won the first seven games of Friday’s match at Flushing Meadows, then actually fell down a break early in the second set, before …


  • Expectations high at U.S. Olympic camp

    Hockey: Forty-eight professional players who hope to make the U.S. hockey team that competes in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, in February gathered at the Washington Capitals practice …


  • Bolt shakes rain to reign again in 100M

    Track and Field: His legs were hurting, the rain was pouring and he was trailing late in the race. Doesn’t matter. This is Usain Bolt.


  • Bolt is always the show when he steps on the track

    MOSCOW – Anytime Usain Bolt steps into the blocks he makes for compelling theater. And track and field these days can use some drama that has nothing to do with …


  • Gay left off roster

    As expected, Tyson Gay has been left off the U.S. roster for the upcoming world championships in Moscow. Gay qualified in the 100 and 200 meters at the nationals in …


  • Bolt triumphs in return to familiar site

    Track and Field: Usain Bolt returned to the site of his last Olympic triumph, recovering from a slow start to win the 100 meters Friday night in the Anniversary Games …


  • Gatlin wins 100 meters at Herculis

    Track and field: Justin Gatlin of the United States proved that he will be the toughest rival for Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt at next month’s world championships by running 9.94 …


  • Gay, two others fail drug tests

    The list reads like a Who’s Who among the world’s best sprinters: Jamaican Asafa Powell, the former world-record holder at 100 meters.


  • 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 …


  • Bolt building confidence as worlds approach

    PARIS – With the world championships in Moscow just more than a month away, Usain Bolt is looking to bolster his confidence and make sure everything is going according to …


  • Gay times 9.79 in win

    Sprinter Tyson Gay ran the second-fastest 100-meter time this year on Thursday, clocking 9.79 seconds to win at the Athletissima Diamond League meet at Lausanne, Switzerland. Gay has also run …


  • Gay looks like his old self

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Mentally, Tyson Gay is now in a good place. Physically, too. That’s the healing power of running fast at nationals.


  • Rollins sets record in 100 hurdles

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Just 21 years old, Brianna Rollins is already running faster than some of the best hurdlers in history. Rollins set an American record in the 100-meter …


  • Gay runs to 100 win in 9.75

    DES MOINES, Iowa – So sore for so long, Tyson Gay is sometimes leery of digging deep and testing out that surgically repaired hip. In a race with a fellow …


  • Gay, Gatlin easily advance in 1st round of 100

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Tyson Gay was barely out of breath after breezing through his 100-meter heat. Moments later, Justin Gatlin was hardly even huffing after he finished. Gay and …


  • Texas A&M and Florida share NCAA men’s title

    EUGENE – A dropped baton cost the Texas A&M men an outright NCAA outdoor track and field team title. The Aggies’ finished last in the 1,600-meter relay after mishandling the …


  • Williams looks for 16th Grand Slam victory

    Tennis: Done with a dominating performance in the French Open semifinals, Serena Williams climbed the stairs leading from the locker room to the players’ lounge, looking to give her mother …


  • Mt. Spokane senior ends career with meet-record pole vault

    TACOMA – Courtney Bray had an idea she’d find rarified air at the State 3A track meet. After all, the Mt. Spokane senior had finished second the past two years …


  • Gardner ends Mead track and field career with a flourish

    TACOMA – Mead senior Andrew Gardner completed the “Triple Crown” in impressive fashion Saturday at the State 4A track and field meet. Gardner, who captured the state cross country championship …


  • Northport’s Guglielmino captures fourth straight sprint triple

    As Kassie Guglielmino stepped atop the podium Saturday morning after winning her fourth state 1B 100-meter dash title, the announcer tried to put it all in perspective. “That’s one of …


  • Wellpinit claims first team championship in any sport

    When her assistant coach’s night-before math started adding up to a state championship, Jane Swiatek did everything but plug her ears. “I’m not the type who lets myself think about …


  • Chrisp leads Riverside into 1A lead

    Talk about rising to the occasion. By leaps and bounds, Jessica Chrisp and the Riverside girls have moved into contention for a high finish at the State 1A/2B/1B track and …


  • Best for last

    TACOMA – Damon Unland knows how to hold an audience until the end. The Ferris senior threw 185 feet, 5 inches on his final attempt to pull off a three-peat …


  • Buckner spears javelin crown

    TACOMA – Colville senior Joellee Buckner had never thrown a javelin until this year. She set a modest goal coming into the season.


  • Stamper wrings out win in rain

    The squall that blew over Roos Field late Friday afternoon was chilling enough. But there was little relief for Whitman County high jumpers Darcy Stamper and Tyler Blakely even after …


  • Gardner, Williams win 1,600 state titles

    It wasn’t roller derby, but it may have been the next closest thing.


  • Sasquatch men second, women third

    The Community Colleges of Spokane men are in second place and the women in third place after the first day of the NWAACC Track and Field Championships at Spokane Falls …


  • Lakeside girls emerge as regional team champs

    Lakeside’s Farrahn O’Hara and Lindy Jacobson claimed individual titles and the Eagle girls won the team title at a 1A regional Saturday at Riverside High School in Chattaroy. Jacobson won …


  • Johnson races to fourth All-Star win

    Auto Racing: Jimmie Johnson became the first four-time winner of NASCAR’s annual All-Star race Saturday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. Johnson got a fast final pit stop …