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With deal, Wilson happy to get past ‘noise’

One of Russell Wilson’s pet expressions, among many, is to “ignore the noise.” But that’s not so easy when speculation over his contract status had reached such deafening proportions.

HarbourCats thump AppleSox

WENATCHEE – The Victoria HarbourCats mauled starter Micael Taylor for 10 runs over four innings as the visitors doubled up the Wenatchee AppleSox 10-5 Friday at Paul Thomas Sr. Baseball Stadium. With the loss, the AppleSox missed a chance to stay four games back of the idle Corvallis Knights, who currently hold the wild-card lead in the West Coast League.

Velocity Swimming champions of IES again

Velocity Swimming succeeded in accomplishing what no team in the Inland Empire Swimming League had done in five years -- repeat as champions of the IES long course season. By taking first place, Velocity earned its second IES long course championship in a row.

Burchill to patrol Wild blue line

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

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.