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Stanford proves too much for Huskies

SEATTLE — In their first outing without Robert Upshaw, their 7-foot shot-blocking center, the Huskies finished an 84-74 defeat to Stanford with five guards on the floor, which spoke volumes about their front-line depth.

Thomas, Sherman appear healthy in practice

PHOENIX — The Seahawks were as healthy as could be for practice Wednesday, with all 53 players on the active roster taking part as the team continued preparations for Super Bowl XLIX.

Murray books fourth final; Serena to face Sharapova

MELBOURNE — After three heartbreaking trips to the final, Andy Murray secured another shot at Australian Open glory by overhauling Tomas Berdych earlier today after women’s top seed Serena Williams set up a blockbuster title-decider with Maria Sharapova.

Ridge to River put on shelf for a year

WENATCHEE — During its heyday, the Ridge to River Relay’s crème de la crème was its paddling leg — with canoeists and kayakers churning away down the Wenatchee and Columbia rivers to the finish line in Riverfront Park.
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Ultramarathons: A true test of endurance

The North Face Endurance Challenge was looming. It boasted breathtaking views along redwood lined forest trails, but along with the scenery came a punishing 6,300 feet in elevation gain. I knew that I would finish, but I also knew that I had injured myself running far fewer miles with virtually no elevation to contend with. So how to get through this without maiming myself irreversibly? I actually trained for this race. And don’t be shocked; I think many of you can, too.

Keys ousts Venus Williams

MELBOURNE — Madison Keys continued to ride her wave of success, fueled in part by celebratory chocolate biscuits, as she advanced to her first grand slam semifinal with a gutsy 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 victory over Venus Williams earlier today at the Australian Open.
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Local lacrosse club looking for players, coaches, referees

The Wenatchee Valley Lacrosse Club is currently preparing for its 10th season. Registration is currently open for our boys youth divisions, as well as our boys and girls high school teams. Our season begins in early March and lasts through May.
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Prep focus: Cashmere basketball sweeps Chelan

CASHMERE — The Cashmere boys basketball team knew it needed a win at home Tuesday against Caribou Trail League rival Chelan to even have a chance at the league’s No. 1 seed. 
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Wolves on walkabout

In a presentation that was educational and entertaining told to a standing-room-only audience at the Wenatchee River Institute on Jan. 14, biologist David Moskowitz recounted his adventure of following the 1,200-mile-long trail of a GPS-collared wild wolf, named OR7, from its birth place near Oregon’s Eagle Cap Wilderness to its new territory near the Oregon-California border in the hills near Ashland, Ore.