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The future of pot in Washington: State regulators talk marijuana ahead of 5-year anniversary of sales

Members of the Washington Liquor and Cannabis Board will be taking public comment Wednesday at Spokane City Hall about the state’s legal pot industry, which will mark its fifth year …

Newsmakers: Mariners outright 3 players to Triple-A Tacoma

The Seattle Mariners on Wednesday outrighted catcher Steve Clevenger and pitchers Charlie Furbush and Ryan Cook to Triple-A Tacoma, and claimed right-handed pitcher Ryan Weber off waivers from Atlanta.

Gophers dismiss WR Brian Smith for violating team rules

Suspended Two-time Olympic silver medalist Louis Smith was suspended for two months by the British gymnastics federation on Tuesday after appearing to mock Islam in a video. Dismissed Minnesota has …


Extended Maryland coach Mark Turgeon has received a four-year extension on his contract, which now runs through the 2022-23 season. Turgeon enters his sixth season at the school with a …

Newsmakers: Chicago, Boston marathon winner Rita Jeptoo banned for 4 years

Former Chicago and Boston Marathon winner

Newsmakers: 76ers veteran Elton Brand announces retirement

Philadelphia 76ers forward Elton Brand, who played 17 seasons in the NBA, announced his retirement.

Newsmakers: Pistons’ Aron Baynes has surgery to repair broken nose

Former WSU basketball player Aron Baynes has had surgery to repair a broken nose, ruling him out for the Detroit Pistons’ Wednesday night preseason game against the Toronto Raptors.

Newsmakers: Cavs sign J.R. Smith to four-year deal

A person with direct knowledge of the negotiations says free agent guard J.R. Smith has agreed to a contract offer to return to the defending NBA champion Cavaliers. Smith has …

Newsmakers: Wayne Gretzky named partner, VP of Oilers Entertainment Group

Former NHL player Wayne Gretzky returned to the Edmonton Oilers. The Great One was named partner and vice chairman of Oilers Entertainment Group.

Newsmakers: Hammer thrower has medal taken away

Stripped Russian hammer thrower Tatyana Lysenko has been stripped of her gold medal from the 2012 London Olympics on Tuesday after testing positive in reanalysis of her stored doping samples. …

Newsmakers: Ex-Utah State player Torrey Green charged with sex assault

A former Utah State football player who was dropped by the Atlanta Falcons over multiple sexual assault allegations was charged Thursday with rape, assault and kidnapping. The Cache County Attorney’s …

Newsmakers: WNBA’s Renee Brown stepping down

APNewsNow. NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) – Former USC and Los Angeles Raiders quarterback Todd Marinovich is facing new drug charges after he allegedly was seen trying to enter a stranger’s …

Newsmakers: California governor OKs sex crime bill tied to Stanford case

California Gov. Jerry Brown

Newsmakers: Hope Solo has shoulder replacement surgery

Suspended U.S. national team goalkeeper Hope Solo says she has had shoulder replacement surgery on the same shoulder in 2011.

Newsmakers: Indiana dismisses RB facing 2 child molestation charges

Freshman Indiana running back

Newsmakers: Christiano Ronaldo to play 1st match since injury at Euro 2016

Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo will play in his first match of the season on Saturday after recovering from the left knee injury he picked up in the European Championship final.

Newsmakers: Blackhawks’ Patrick Kane selected U.S. alternate captain

A year after Patrick Kane’s career appeared in jeopardy because of a sexual assault claim, the Chicago Blackhawks star was named one of the alternate captains for the United States …

Newsmakers: Hall of Fame boxer Bobby Chacon dies at 64

Hall of Fame boxer Bobby Chacon died Wednesday under hospice care for dementia.

Newsmakers: Bears sign kicker Connor Barth to replace Robbie Gould

The Chicago Bears signed kicker Connor Barth to replace Robbie Gould. Barth played in 12 games for Tampa Bay last season, going 23 of 28 on field goals and making …

Newsmakers: Free agent point guard Ty Lawson joins Sacramento Kings

Free agent point guard Ty Lawson has signed with the Sacramento Kings.

Newsmakers: South African judge denies appeal for harsher Pistorius sentence

A South African judge dismissed an appeal by prosecutors for a harsher sentence against

Newsmakers: LA Lakers sign No. 2 pick Brandon Ingram, vet Yi Jianlian

The Los Angeles Lakers signed top draft pick Brandon Ingram and Chinese NBA veteran Yi Jianlian and re-signed center Tarik Black.

Newsmakers: Cleveland Browns CB K’Waun Williams suspended, fined for violating team rules

The Cleveland Browns have suspended cornerback K’Waun Williams for two weeks and fined him for multiple violations of team rules.

Newsmakers: Ottawa Senators to retire Daniel Alfredsson’s No. 11 jersey

The Ottawa Senators will retire former captain Daniel Alfredsson’s No. 11 on Dec. 29 when they host the Detroit Red Wings, the second player in club history to receive the …

SEC clears path for Smith’s transfer from Alabama to Georgia

The Southeastern Conference on Friday cleared the path for former Alabama defensive back

Newmakers: Pakastani cricket legend Hanif Mohammad dies

Died Pakistan cricket’s “Little Master” – Hanif Mohammad – who lasted 970 minutes in what is still the longest innings in test history, died Thursday. He was 81. Hanif played …