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Sox pummel Gems

WENATCHEE — The one-way trip from Walla Walla to Wenatchee is long enough under ideal conditions. But back-to-back late-inning losses on the road can stretch those miles even longer for a traveling baseball team.

Sox rebound, tarnish Gems

WENATCHEE – The one-way trip from Walla Walla to Wenatchee is long enough under ideal conditions. But back-to-back late-inning losses on the road can stretch those miles even longer for a traveling baseball team.

Peters wins another junior golf tournament

YAKIMA — Washington JuniorGolf Associations’ District 4 sub-district meet No. 2 was held at Apple Tree Resort in Yakima on Thursday. Ephrata’s Kenedee Peters won her second meet of the year in the 14-15 age bracket. Other local golfers placed as high as second.

Brown stuns Nadal; Murray, big guns continue to fire

LONDON — Two-times champion Rafa Nadal crashed out in the second round of Wimbledon on Thursday after being out-muscled and out-thought in four sets by an inspired Dustin Brown of Germany.

Capitals sign winger Williams from Kings

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Washington Capitals signed former Conn Smythe Trophy winner Justin Williams to a two-year, $6.5 million contract on Wednesday after the right winger renowned for his big-game prowess ended his seven-season stint in Los Angeles. “Justin is a proven winner and we feel he will be a great addition to our club” Washington general manager Brian MacLellan told reporters.

U.S. asks Swiss to extradite seven

ZURICH, Germany — The United States has asked Switzerland to extradite seven FIFA officials arrested in an investigation into a global bribery scandal at soccer’s governing body, the Swiss Federal Office of Justice said on Thursday. The move marks the start of a legal process expected to last several months during which the officials, who have been in jail since being detained on U.S. arrest warrants in May, will either keep fighting extradition to the United States or agree to go.

Hamilton gets his hands on a proper trophy

SILVERSTONE, England — Double world champion Lewis Hamilton was handed one of the sport’s most prestigious trophies on Thursday.The Mercedes driver received the Hawthorn Memorial Trophy, awarded annually since 1959 to the most successful British or Commonwealth driver in the previous year’s championship, at Silverstone.

Green returning to champions Golden State

OAKLAND, Calif. — Golden State forward Draymond Green announced on Wednesday he has signed a five-year deal to stay with the NBA champions. While earlier reports said negotiations had reached an impasse, Green posted a video on sports site Bleacher Report to say he was delighted to return to the organization.

Mariners on wrong end of shutout against A’s

OAKLAND, Calif. — Scott Kazmir allowed two hits over eight shutout innings, shortstop Marcus Semien homered, and the Oakland A's defeated the Seattle Mariners 4-0 on Thursday night at the O.co Coliseum

Lloyd maintains focus amid stellar run to the top

For years, intense meditation has been part of Carli Lloyd’s soccer game, as important as all of her emphasis on fitness. Getting alone in a room, finding the moment, the big moment in a game, conjuring up scenarios that include the ball on her foot.

Ninth inning haunts Sox

WALLA WALLA — The visiting Wenatchee AppleSox lost its three-game series to the Walla Walla Sweets, culminating in a heartbreaking 3-2 loss at Borleske Stadium on Thursday.

Djokovic, Serena turn up heat as Wimbledon sizzles

LONDON -- With everyone "feeling hot, hot, hot" at the All England Club on Wednesday it was little wonder that Novak Djokovic, Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams were eager to escape the Wimbledon furnace as quickly as possible.

M’s pitch consecutive shutouts

SAN DIEGO — Robinson Cano drove in three runs with a homer, a bases-loaded single and a double and Taijuan Walker picked up his fifth straight win Wednesday afternoon as the Seattle Mariners right-hander and four relievers combined for a three-hit, 7-0 win over the San Diego Padres at Petco Park.

Sweets return the 5-4 favor

WALLA WALLA — Like many of Wenatchee’s games this year, Wednesday night’s contest at Borleske Stadium in Walla Walla was a back-and forth affair, crooked numbers appearing in one frame for each team.

Sox win game despite poor efficiency

WALLA WALLA -- The Wenatchee AppleSox beat the Walla Walla Sweets Tuesday night 5-4 at Borleske Stadium. Although the Sox committed four errors and recorded three less hits than their counterparts, the run column is the only column that matters at the end of the night.

Montgomery credits success to different approach on and off mound

SAN DIEGO — Development doesn’t have a singular and unified direction in baseball. The path for position players and pitchers to reach the big leagues varies with turns, missteps, injuries, failures and reversals. It’s a journey that sometimes leads to nowhere.

Lidstrom headlines Hall of Fame’s Class of 2015

DETROIT, Mich. — Sweden’s Nicklas Lidstrom, one of the NHL’s most decorated defensemen and a trailblazing leader, was elected into the Hockey Hall of Fame on Monday as part of the shrine’s seven-member Class of 2015. Lidstrom was joined by fellow National Hockey League players Sergei Fedorov of Russia, Canadian Chris Pronger and American Phil Housley, while American Angela Ruggiero became the fourth woman ever elected for induction.

Jamaica banking on youth and experience

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica are banking on a mix of youth and experience to continue their dominance in the sprint events at the Aug. 22-30 world championships in Beijing event after some strong performances at its four-day trials. The full team will not be named until the Aug. 10 deadline but Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, who scorched home in 10.79 seconds in the 100 meters, will lead the women’s unit even though no decision has been made about defending her 200m crown.

De La Hoya balks on comeback

BRISTOL, Conn. — Boxing Hall of Famer and former Olympic champion Oscar De La Hoya, after pondering a return to the ring, said on Monday that he would remain retired. “As a professional athlete and someone who has spent almost his entire life in boxing, not a day goes by when I don’t think about coming back,” De La Hoya, 42, said in a statement.