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Everybody Out: Backpacking from Buck Creek Pass to Liberty Cap

Once a year, my good friend Liz and I make plans for a one- or two-night ladies backpacking trip. This is a very sacred, special trip for us because we both have daughters that are three. Our girls are six days apart and have known each other since they were three months old. First comes planning for the trip, which involves asking husbands or relatives to watch our kiddos. Logistics ensue, and luckily we usually figure it out.

Roldan continues to defy doubters

Jamie Clark is only surprised that it’s taken everybody else so long to see what he sees in Cristian Roldan.

Seattle ties Houston after late goal

SEATTLE — Nicolas Lodeiro struck again, scoring in second-half stoppage time to help the Seattle Sounders salvage a 1-1 draw with the Houston Dynamo on Wednesday night at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston.

Chargers pull Bosa’s contract offer

SAN DIEGO — The San Diego Chargers announced Wednesday that they had taken their contract offer to unsigned first-round pick Joey Bosa off the table after the defensive lineman rejected what the team termed its “best offer.”

Patriots trade C Stork to Redskins

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The New England Patriots traded former starting center Bryan Stork to the Washington Redskins on Wednesday.

Webb latest player tied to LT position

Seahawks offensive line coach Tom Cable said Sunday that “you’re going to see a lot of different things this week before it’s over with.”

Zunino, Seager elevate Mariners over Yankees

In six days, it will be the one-year anniversary of when a broken and lost Mike Zunino was sent to Class AAA Tacoma to finish out his 2015 season of misery and missed pitches to hit.

The next big thing: Huskies TE Daniels

SEATTLE — Three years after the departure of the most acclaimed tight end in Huskies history, Washington is still seeking a player to fill the tremendous void created when Austin Seferian-Jenkins left a year early for the NFL.

Multiple teams inquire about availability of Gordon

CLEVELAND — Embattled wide receiver Josh Gordon will have to serve a four-game suspension to start the upcoming NFL season due to multiple failed drug tests over the past three years, yet that fact hasn’t stopped executives from around the league to call the Browns inquiring about his availability.

Twenty MLB teams to attend Tebow’s workout

LOS ANGELES — Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow will hold a workout for interested Major League Baseball teams in Los Angeles on Aug. 30. Twenty teams have confirmed their interest in seeing what Tebow has to offer. Tebow last played organzied baseball as a junior at Nease High School in Ponte Verde, Fla. During his junior season, he hit .494 as a left-handed-hitting outfielder. Tebow worked out for the Dodgers last season but didn’t get an invite to attend spring training.

Concussed Bryant out against Seahawks

DALLAS — The Cowboys announced Tuesday that Dez Bryant suffered a concussion in Monday’s practice and will not play Thursday against the Seattle Seahawks. The Cowboys have not played their starters in a preseason finale in years, which means Bryant’s next appearance could be the Sept. 11 season opener against the New York Giants.

Yankees C Sanchez makes franchise history

SEATTLE — New York Yankees rookie catcher Gary Sanchez has hit eight home runs in his first 19 games, becoming the first player in franchise history to hit so many long balls so quickly. Sanchez added two more home runs Monday night in a 7-5 loss to the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field. Sanchez hit a solo shot in the first inning and a two-run job in the sixth.

D-line has skills to offset size restraints

PULLMAN — The transition from high school to college is tough for everybody, even harder for football players and particularly challenging for those who play on the defensive line.

Bob Ford: MLB needs to extend safety netting now, not later

Looking 50 years into the future at a Phillies' home game, there will be many differences to note at PECO Nuclear Stadium. The virtual hot dogs. The digital, interactive scoreboards on the back of each seat. The Phanatic dressed like Elvis.

UW coaches impressed with linebackers

True freshman middle linebacker Brandon Wellington had “an unbelievable” scrimmage Friday night at Husky Stadium, UW co-defensive coordinator Pete Kwiatkowski said after practice Saturday.

Sounders blast rival Timbers

Just a few weeks ago, it seemed the most a home win against the Timbers could do was salvage the Sounders’ dignity. Their coach had been let go. Their scoring ability vanished. Their playoff hopes were on the runway awaiting takeoff.