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Kapeikis takes his figure skating talents to biggest stage

WENATCHEE — As soon as he could walk, 12-year-old figure skating prodigy Liam Kapeikis was on skates. Both of Liam’s parents, Louise and Paul Kapeikis, skated with Disney on Ice years ago and Liam’s sister Kaela currently skates for the dazzling Disney program.

Mayweather and McGregor trying to come to terms

BRISTOL, Conn. — Floyd Mayweather responded to Conor McGregor’s most recent demand of a $100 million purse for a boxing match with a counter offer: $15 million and a cut of the pay-per-view.

Troubled ex-Rams running back Mason arrested again

PALM BEACH, Fla. — Tre Mason, the Rams running back who never reported to the team this past season, was arrested Tuesday morning in Florida for a fleeing incident dating back to July, according to records obtained from the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.

Kloppenburg rejoins Storm

SEATTLE — A familiar name returns to the Seattle basketball scene as Gary Kloppenburg rejoins the Storm after 15 years away. The 13-year WNBA veteran brings a wealth of experience and seemingly upgrades what had been the least experienced coaching staff in the WNBA. Kloppenburg replaces Leah Drury, who spent one year with the Storm last season. Ryan Webb is expected to return for his third season.

Dime out for about a month with broken finger

SEATTLE — Washington center Malik Dime will miss 4-5 weeks due to a broken pinkie finger suffered in the final minutes of Saturday’s 87-61 win over Oregon State.

Mariners acquire lefty Drew Smyly; offseason acquisitions likely over

When Jerry Dipoto looked at his starting rotation made thin by the trade of Taijuan Walker in November and a trade market lacking in viable and experienced starting pitching depth, the Mariners' general manager immediately targeted Tampa Bay left-hander Drew Smyly as an ideal fit.

The Apple Leaf | Splashes of talent: Elwyn common denominator

It’s 2 p.m. in Federal Way, home of the 4A girls swimming and diving state meet. The gray, swirling clouds begin to drop raindrops on the roof of the King County Aquatic Center, creating a harmonious rhythm. A gray charter bus slowly limps into the parking lot, its brakes screech as it comes to a stop.

Seahawks running game fully stocked

RENTON — The Seahawks' two biggest injury issues in their quest to reach the conference title game appear to be fixing themselves.

Knicks PG Rose back with team after random absence

NEW YORK — Knicks point guard Derrick Rose went missing from the team Monday without permission but later reached team officials, telling them he had a family situation and had returned to his hometown of Chicago.

Watson leaves Clemson for NFL on a high note

CLEMSON, S.C. — Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson made it official Monday night after he led the Tigers to a thrilling win in the College Football Playoff National Championship — he is leaving for the 2017 NFL draft.

DL coach Salave’a leaving Cougars for the Ducks

PULLMAN — Washington State defensive line coach Joe Salave’a is likely leaving to take the same position under Willie Taggart’s new staff at Oregon, the Seattle Times confirmed Monday evening through sources close to the situation.

Nathan Hale boys hoops now the top-ranked team in whole United States

SEATTLE — If you want to be No. 1, beat No. 1. That’s what the Nathan Hale Raiders did last week by beating Sierra Canyon of Chatsworth, Calif., in the championship game of the Les Schwab Invitational in Hillsboro, Ore. That win put the Raiders (9-0) into the top spot in the High School Top 25 boys basketball national rankings.

FIFA expands World Cup to include 48 teams

ZURICH, Germany — The FIFA Council has rubber-stamped plans to expand the World Cup in 2026 to 48 teams, adding 16 nations. FIFA president Gianni Infantino's revamp plan received unanimous backing at a meeting in Zurich on Tuesday.

49ers start search for coach/GM vacancies

NEW YORK — The San Francisco 49ers on Tuesday started their search for a new coach and general manager. They began Tuesday morning by interviewing Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott for the head coaching job. They’re also scheduled to meet with ESPN analyst Louis Riddick to discuss their general manager vacancy today.