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Mystics’ versatile forward Elena Delle Donne named WNBA MVP

Mystics forward Elena Delle Donne has been named 2019 WNBA MVP in a near-unanimous vote. Delle Donne received 41 of 43 first-place votes after leading Washington to a league-best 26-8 …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 18, 2019, 1:38 p.m.

Lynx boss Cheryl Reeve chosen WNBA Executive of the Year

Minnesota Lynx general manager and coach Cheryl Reeve has been chosen WNBA basketball executive of the year after steering the team to a ninth straight appearance in the playoffs despite …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 17, 2019, 4:44 p.m.

New York wins WNBA lottery, gets No. 1 pick in 2020 draft

One of the original WNBA teams, the New York Liberty won the WNBA draft lottery Tuesday. The Liberty had the best odds of getting the No. 1 pick with a …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 17, 2019, 4:19 p.m.

After exceeding expectations in 2019, can the Seattle Storm make another title run next year?

Officially, Seattle’s season ended Sunday when the No. 6 seed Storm lost 92-69 at No. 3 Los Angeles in the quarterfinals.


Kyle Busch criticism highlights NASCAR’s financial disparity

The massive divide between NASCAR’s heavyweights and the underdog teams just scraping by received renewed attention following Kyle Busch’s damning assessment of how backmarkers raced in the playoff opener over …


Clint Bowyer speeds to surprise pole in Las Vegas

Clint Bowyer has won just the third pole of his Cup career in time to open NASCAR’s playoffs.


Triple Crown winner Justify had positive test; trainer blames contaminated food

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert denied giving 2018 Triple Crown winning horse Justify a banned substance that caused a positive test prior to last year’s Kentucky Derby and blamed …


Robbie Shelton shoots 8-under 62, leads at Greenbrier by 2

Scott Harrington enjoyed his long-awaited debut as a PGA Tour member. In his 17th year as a professional, the 38-year-old rookie shot a 6-under 64 on Thursday, leaving him two …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 11, 2019, 10:15 p.m.

Jordin Canada, Jewell Loyd lead Seattle Storm past Minnesota, into second round of WNBA playoffs

Jordin Canada scored a career-high 26 points and the defending WNBA champion Seattle Storm beat the seventh-seeded Minnesota Lynx 84-74 Wednesday night in a first-round, winner-take-all playoff game in Everett.


USC athletic director Lynn Swann abruptly resigns

LOS ANGELES – Southern California athletic director Lynn Swann resigned Monday after three tumultuous years on the job at his alma mater. New USC President Carol Folt announced the decision …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 9, 2019, 7:44 p.m.

North Idaho native Travis Fulton carves out cool career in golf industry

Travis Fulton’s affiliation with golf didn’t end after the 1995 Idaho State Class B Tournament. It was just beginning.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 8, 2019, 10:01 p.m.

Jewell Loyd, Natasha Howard help Storm beat Wings 78-64, clinch No. 6 seed

Natasha Howard and Jewell Loyd combined to score 30 of their 38 points in the first half and the Seattle Storm beat the Dallas Wings 78-64 on Sunday, helping them …


Kyle Busch holds off Allgaier to win Xfinity race at Indy

INDIANAPOLIS – Kyle Busch needed a little help to return to victory lane Saturday. First, he inherited the lead when the leaders crashed with eight laps to go. Then, on …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 5, 2019, 9:35 p.m.

Los Angeles Sparks dominate Seattle Storm 102-68, take No. 3 seed

Candace Parker scored 20 points, Nneka Ogwumike added 14 points and 10 rebounds and the Los Angeles Sparks wrapped up the No. 3 seed with a 102-68 victory over the …


Larger US sports betting market races for (online) end zone

As the second NFL season following a U.S. Supreme Court ruling clearing the way for legal sports betting begins, the industry is growing larger and ever-more mobile.


Former Detroit Tigers catcher Bill Freehan one of many ex-athletes feeling the long-term effects of concussions

At a recent birthday celebration in their Vinegar Flats neighborhood, Rick Freehan sat on a sofa next to his wife, Carole, and chatted about typical neighborhood topics. A sighting of …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 3, 2019, 9:52 p.m.

Natasha Howard scores 22, Seattle Storm beat Mercury 82-70

Natasha Howard scored 11 of her 22 points in the first quarter and the Seattle Storm got off to a strong start en route to an 82-70 win over the …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 3, 2019, 10:38 p.m.

Serena Williams needs 44 minutes to reach U.S. Open semis; Roger Federer ousted

Serena Williams was not troubled one bit by the right ankle she rolled in her previous match. Didn’t get much resistance from her opponent, either. Looking as dominant as can …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 2, 2019, 4:38 p.m.

Erik Jones holds off teammate Kyle Busch to win rain-delayed Southern 500

Erik Jones took the lead less than 90 laps from the end and held off Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch over the final 50 laps to win the rain-delayed …


Dale Earnhardt puts aside plane crash to run at Darlington

A joyful Dale Earnhardt Jr. returned to the racetrack Saturday, finishing sixth in the Xfinity event at Darlington Raceway a little more than two weeks after he and his family …


Steve Flesch takes 1-shot lead at Shaw Charity Classic

Steve Flesch wasn’t as sharp on the greens, yet still managed to move into first place at the Shaw Charity Classic.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 30, 2019, 10:40 p.m.

Six teens shot at end of high school football game in Alabama

Authorities say at least six people were shot during a high school football game in Alabama. Mobile Police Chief Lawrence Battiste told news outlets that 10 people in all were …


WNBA’s Kayla Alexander writes and illustrates children’s book

Kayla Alexander loved to draw since she was a child, when she was inspired by a patient teacher. She continued to blossom as an artist as she grew up, attending …


Alyssa Thomas has 22 points, 11 rebounds, Sun beat Storm 89-70

Alyssa Thomas had 22 points and 11 rebounds for her seventh double-double, Courtney Williams scored 17 points and the Connecticut Sun beat the Seattle Storm 89-70. Connecticut is a game …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 24, 2019, 7:37 p.m.

Six injured in lightning strike at Tour Championship in Atlanta

Atlanta police say six people were injured when lightning struck a 60-foot pine at the Tour Championship, showering the area with debris. The third round of the season-ending PGA Tour …


Annie Park grabs lead at CP Women’s Open

Annie Park shot a 7-under 65 on Thursday to take a one-stroke lead in the opening round of the CP Women’s Open.


Xander Schauffele surges into tie for lead at Tour Championship

Xander Schauffele was six shots behind before he ever hit a shot Thursday in the new scoring format for the Tour Championship. His goal was to keep his head down, …


The XFL’s Seattle Dragons are born, with a fiery green and red logo to match

It might not have any players yet, but the Seattle XFL franchise has a name.


Report: David Beckham’s Miami stadium site has unsafe arsenic levels

An environmental report poses a new problem for the proposed site of David Beckham’s Major League Soccer stadium in Miami: Tests show the soil is far more toxic than expected.


MLS awards expansion franchise to St. Louis for 2022 debut

Major League Soccer has awarded the next expansion franchise to St. Louis, where a new downtown stadium will be built and the team will begin play during the 2022 season