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Webber, McGrady lead Hall of Fame finalists

NEW ORLEANS — Five-time NBA All-Star Chris Webber and former league scoring champion Tracy McGrady are among 14 finalists for this year’s Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame class. The finalists, who include four former NBA players and seven coaches, were announced on Saturday in New Orleans.

Gonzaga thumps Pacific, moves to 28-0

SPOKANE — Top-ranked Gonzaga had five scorers in double figures led by Nigel Williams-Goss’ 18 points in the Bulldogs’ 82-61 win over Pacific in a West Coast Conference game on Saturday.

UW hangs with Arizona before falling 76-68

SEATTLE — Arizona forward Lauri Markkanen had 26 points and 13 rebounds, guard Allonzo Trier scored 21 and the No. 5 Wildcats held on to beat Washington 76-68 on Saturday night despite playing without two starters.

Cougars catch fire late, down Sun Devils

PULLMAN — Washington State center Conor Clifford had 19 points and Josh Hawkinson notched his school-record 54th career double-double as the Cougars pulled away for a 86-71 Pac-12 victory over Arizona State on Saturday at Beasley Coliseum.

4A state boys swimming and diving meet: Panthers boys place seventh at 4A state championships

FEDERAL WAY — After Friday’s preliminary round of the 4A WIAA state boys swimming and diving championships at the King County Aquatic Center, Wenatchee coach James Elwyn was projecting a 10th-place finish for his Panthers. They exceeded those expectations Saturday, finishing seventh and shaving time off their swims to end their season with a strong showing. 

WIAA Mat Classic XXIX: Chelan’s de la Cruz takes second in 1A 145-pound state final

TACOMA — Chelan senior Juan de la Cruz defeated Ethan Newman of Deer Park 6-3 in the semifinals but lost the final 17-5 to Franky Almaguer of Granger to take second place in the 1A state championships at 145 pounds Saturday in the Mat Classic at the Tacoma Dome. Mountain Goats teammate Skylar Gordon lost twice in the 170-pound consolation bracket to finish in eighth place.

WVC men’s basketball team falls to Treasure Valley

WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee Valley College men’s basketball team came up short Saturday against the visiting Treasure Valley Chukars, falling by a final score of 98-93 at Wenatchee Valley College.

Wild inch closer to division title with 6-1 win

A night after scoring 10 goals in a blowout win over Langley, the Wenatchee Wild had to find a much different way to win Saturday. After a tight first period, the Wild came alive in the second, scoring three times to open up a lead in an eventual 6-1 victory over the Rivermen at the Town Toyota Center.

Prep wrestling: Thirteen area wrestlers advance to day two of Mat Classic

TACOMA — Four North Central Washington wrestlers advanced Friday to the semifinals of the 2017 Mat Classic state tournament at the Tacoma Dome. Each is just two wins away from being crowned state champion on Saturday. A total of 13 wrestlers from eight area high schools qualified for the second day of competition and have a chance at a place on the podium.

Prep basketball roundup: Entiat boys basketball team pulls away from Pateros late, punches state ticket

EAST WENATCHEE — When Pateros cut the Entiat boys basketball team’s lead to three points midway through the fourth quarter of the Central Washington 1B League tournament championship Friday at Eastmont Junior High School, it appeared as though the Tigers would have a nervous final few minutes. Instead, Entiat buckled down and pulled away down the stretch to clinch its spot in the 1B state tournament.

Dolphins cut Williams, looking to trade Albert

MIAMI — The Miami Dolphins released veteran defensive players Mario Williams and Earl Mitchell on Thursday, freeing up $12.5 million on their salary cap, but starting left tackle Branden Albert wasn't also released as expected.

Wooching to pursue career in rugby

It wasn’t until his sophomore year of high school in Hawaii that Psalm Wooching started playing football. A standout rugby player, Wooching before then considered football “a girly sport.”