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Sports >  MLB

Former Ferris star Andrew Kittredge finds a major-league home with Rays

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 17, 2019, 9:43 p.m.

Andrew Kittredge dealt at Ferris High School, overpowering Greater Spokane League hitters for four years before doing much of the same at Washington. After floating around various rungs of the minor leagues for much of the decade, the 29-year-old reliever appears to have a foothold in the majors.

National association honors Cheney alum Eric Hisaw as Washington coach of the year

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 17, 2019, 6:38 p.m.

Eric Hisaw, a Cheney native who directed Walla Walla to the 2019 State 4A championship in his 19th season as Blue Devils coach, was named the Boys High School Coach of the Year for Washington by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. The USTFCCCA release said “the honor is based upon the performance of the Walla Walla High School team throughout the 2019 season.” The Blue Devils went unbeaten against 4A schools in the Mid-Columbia Conference – their only loss was to State 3A champion Kamiakin – and won several invitational meets and the MCC championship.
Sports >  NFL

ESPN documentary shows Rocky Bleier’s emotional return to Vietnam

Rocky Bleier thought he made peace with what happened in a rice paddy in Vietnam on Aug. 20, 1969. What the former Pittsburgh Steelers running back didn’t have though was closure until a trip back there last year. Bleier’s visit to Vietnam is the subject of ESPN’s “The Return”, which debuts Tuesday at 8 p.m. EDT on ESPN2. A shorter version began airing Saturday on “SportsCenter” as part of its weekly SC Featured series.

Sports >  International sports

Doug Barron leads suspended Dick’s Sporting Goods Open

Monday qualifier Doug Barron had a one-stroke lead in the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open when lightning forced the suspension of play late in the second round. Making his second PGA Tour Champions start after turning 50 last month, Barron was 10 under for the tournament playing the par-4 15th when play was stopped at En Joie Golf Club.
Sports >  Montana Sports

CMR Football shifting the culture

The Green and Gold have a tradition of being one of the best football programs in the state, and producing stars on the gridiron, however the last few seasons haven't been what the team has wanted. Now, the Class of 2020 hopes to turn the program around this season.
Sports >  NFL

Antonio Brown moves closer to return to practice for Raiders

Antonio Brown made it through a walkthrough practice for the Oakland Raiders with no issues with his frost-bitten feet and is expected to be a full participant in practice soon for the first time this summer. Coach Jon Gruden says he thinks Brown will be able to get back into practice before the Raiders play their third exhibition game next week against the Green Bay Packers.
Sports >  MLB

Red Sox LHP Chris Sale goes on IL with left elbow inflammation

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 17, 2019, 4:29 p.m.

The Boston Red Sox have placed left-hander Chris Sale on the 10-day injured list with left elbow inflammation. President Dave Dombrowski said Sale had an MRI and the team’s doctors said the results revealed inflammation. Dombrowski also said Sale felt stiffness after his start Tuesday in Cleveland and didn’t tell the team until Friday.
Sports >  NFL

Jaguars receiver Marqise Lee practices for 1st time in nearly a year

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 17, 2019, 3:09 p.m.

Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Marqise Lee is practicing for the first time since tearing three ligaments in his left knee last preseason. Lee took part in drills for the first time since getting carted off the field during the team’s third preseason game in 2018. His goal is to be ready for the Sept. 8 season opener against Kansas City.
Sports >  MLB

Dodgers’ Julio Urias to serve 20-game domestic violence penalty

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 17, 2019, 3:42 p.m.

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Julio Urias has accepted a 20-game suspension by MLB for a domestic violence incident and is expected to return in September. The league gave him credit for serving five games while he was on unpaid leave in May, leaving 15 remaining.
Sports >  MLB

Phillies place Roman Quinn on 10-day IL; Jake Arrieta to have surgery

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 17, 2019, 3:33 p.m.

The Philadelphia Phillies have lost pitchers Jake Arrieta and David Robertson for the rest of the season, and outfielder Roman Quinn was placed on the 10-day injured list. Arrieta will have surgery to remove bone chips in his pitching elbow. Robertson, a right-handed reliever, had Tommy John surgery on Thursday and will likely miss all of the 2020 season as well. Quinn strained his right groin trying to beat out a grounder in the eighth inning Friday night against San Diego.
Sports >  NFL

Giants may not have to worry about Eli Manning getting hurt anymore

For the first time in about a decade, the New York Giants seemingly don’t have to worry about Eli Manning getting hurt. In just two preseason games, first-round draft pick and heir apparent Daniel Jones has shown he can play in the NFL. Jones has stellar numbers and has already separated himself from Manning’s recent backups.
Sports >  MLB

‘Summer of Rivera’ closes with Yankee Stadium celebration

The New York Yankees have honored former reliever Mariano Rivera with a celebration before their game against Cleveland. Baseball’s career saves leader was driven around the warning track at Yankee Stadium and high-fived some fans. Last month, Rivera was inducted into the Hall of Fame as the first unanimous selection.
Sports >  NCAA football

Oklahoma QB Jalen Hurts cramming for only year with Sooners

Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts is cramming as he prepares for his only year with the Sooners. Before transferring from Alabama, he played in three national title games. He lost his starting job to Tua Tagovailoa last season, but his numbers and overall success still are stellar. He was 26-2 as a starter for Alabama, then completed 73 percent of his passes as a reserve last season. He has made an impression on the Sooners with his work ethic since landing on campus in January.
Sports >  Montana Sports

New Year, New Bison

The Great Falls High Bison took the field for the first time in 2019, and while the season is young, the team has big goals for the year.