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Ackley traded to Yankees

MINNEAPOLIS — On Thursday with his name already in the starting lineup for the game that night, Seattle Mariners outfielder Dustin Ackley was informed by manager Lloyd McClendon that he'd been traded to the New York Yankees for two minor-leaguers — outfielder Ramon Flores and pitcher Jose Ramirez.

M’s continue to struggle in loss to Twins

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Phil Hughes didn’t have nearly his best stuff on Thursday against the Seattle Mariners. Fortunately for the right-hander, he didn’t have to.

Blue Jays land ace, acquire Price

TORONTO — The Toronto Blue Jays, who fortified their impressive offense earlier this week, added a big weapon to their pitching staff by trading for Detroit Tigers left-hander David Price, the club announced on Thursday.

South Korea’s Chung says to run for FIFA president

SEOUL — Chung Mong-joon, a South Korean and one of the most influential figures in Asian soccer, told Reuters on Thursday that he is entering the race to replace Sepp Blatter as president of FIFA, soccer's world governing body.

Activists aim to derail Beijing’s bid for Winter Olympics

BEIJING — Human rights activists are stepping up efforts to derail Beijing's bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics, hoping their protests and petitions can thwart what appears to be almost certain victory for the Chinese capital.

Kaka leads MLS All-Star side to win over Tottenham

DENVER — Former Brazil international Kaka made the most of his first appearance in the Major League Soccer All-Star Game as he helped lead his team past English Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 on Wednesday.

AppleSox crush Falcons

KELOWNA, British Columbia — The Wenatchee AppleSox are trying to bash their way back into the West Coast League’s wild-card race.

Drabin joins Wild

WENATCHEE -- The Wenatchee Wild, proud members of the British Columbia Hockey League, have announced that Joe Drabin has committed, as the team prepares for its first season in the BCHL.

Lack of coach jeopardizes season for WVC volleyball

WENATCHEE – By the end of the day Friday, Wenatchee Valley College athletic director Greg Franz and the Knights’ volleyball players should know if the WVC squad is going to play its 2015 season or not.

Rams ready for national title game

EAST WENATCHEE -- For the last couple of weeks, the Wenatchee Valley Rams have been raising money to make the trip to Denver to play in a semi-pro football national championship game, to be held Saturday in Denver.

Brady blasts ‘Deflategate’ suspension, denies wrongdoing

New England Patriots football star Tom Brady denied on Wednesday he had destroyed his cell phone to avoid giving it to NFL investigators, saying the flap was "manufactured" to distract from "zero evidence" against him in the "Deflategate" scandal.

Boston to blame for Olympic bid flop

BOSTON — The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has laid the blame squarely on Boston for its aborted attempt to host the 2024 Summer Olympics, saying the city had failed to deliver on its promises. Boston was picked by the United States Olympic Committee to be the country’s candidate for the 2024 Games but USOC rescinded its bid in a spectacular U-turn on Monday after the city’s mayor said taxpayers could not afford to host the event.

Hamels traded to Texas

DALLAS — The Texas Rangers have acquired hot pitching prospect Cole Hamels from the Philadephia Phillies. The Rangers will send away a group of six prospects including four pitchers (one lefty), a catcher and an outfielder.

Papelbon on move to Nats

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In another high-profile move on Tuesday ahead of Friday’s non-waiver deadline, six-time All-Star closer Jonathan Papelbon was traded by the Philadelphia Phillies to the Washington Nationals for pitching prospect Nick Pivetta.

Platini to stand for FIFA presidency

ZURICH, Germany — UEFA head Michel Platini announced on Wednesday his intention to stand for presidency of FIFA in place of Sepp Blatter. “This was a very personal, carefully considered decision, one in which I weighed up the future of soccer alongside my own future,” he said in a statement published on the UEFA website.

Mets pitcher Mejia gets 162-game drug ban

NEW YORK — New York Mets relief pitcher Jenrry Mejia has been suspended for 162 games after testing positive for banned substances a second time, Major League Baseball said on Tuesday. The length of the ban is automatic for a second positive test, and equals the longest suspension in baseball for doping, matching the penalty handed New York Yankee Alex Rodriguez in 2013.

Chancellor mulling sitting out of camp

TACOMA — Add another point of intrigue to the beginning of Seahawks training camp Friday, as safety Kam Chancellor wants more money and is considering holding out.

Felix shelled, Mariners’ slide intensifies

SEATTLE — The slide continues. The Mariners are 10 games under .500 for the first time this season. And the most recent loss came at the hands of an unlikely culprit.