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Bolt and Farah under spotlight

LONDON — Usain Bolt’s suspect hip and Mo Farah’s status as the golden boy of British athletics will come under scrutiny when both return to London’s Olympic stadium this weekend. The two-day so-called Anniversary Games, which incorporates a Diamond League meeting, features a glittering cast but six-times Olympic gold medalist Bolt is the undoubted top of the bill when he goes in the 100m on Friday.

Djokovic, Williams head elite fields for U.S. Open

LEXINGTON, Kent. — Wimbledon champions and world number ones Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams head the field for the men’s and women’s events at this year’s U.S. Open, the United States Tennis Association announced on Wednesday. Djokovic, who has reached the U.S. Open final five times and won the title in 2011, tops an elite list that includes other former champions in Roger Federer (2004-08), Rafa Nadal (2010, 2013), Andy Murray (2012).

Bardet wins 18th stage of Tour de France, Froome leads

ST. JEAN DE MARIENNE, France — France’s Romain Bardet of AG2r-La Mondiale won the 18th stage of the Tour de France, a 186.5-km trek from Gap on Thursday. His compatriot Pierre Rolland was second for the Europcar team with Colombian Winner Anacona of Movistar finishing third.

Activists urge not to award 2022 Games to Beijing

BEIJING, China — A group of rights activists have called on the International Olympic Committee not to award the 2022 winter Games to Beijing saying China’s human rights record had worsened since the 2008 Olympics in the Chinese capital. Chinese, Uighur, Mongolian and Tibetan activists said in an open letter to the IOC it should not “make the same mistake” by awarding the Olympics to Beijing as there was no improvement of human rights in the country since.

Baker rejoins Wild defense

WENATCHEE -- The Wenatchee Wild, preparing for their first season as members of the British Columbia Hockey League, are pleased to announce the return of Ben Baker for his second season with the team.
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Top American drops out of Tour de France

German Simon Geschke won the 17th stage of the Tour de France on Wednesday, as American Tejay van Garderen abandoned the event due to illness.

Bills’ Goodwin wins silver at Pan Am Games

TORONTO — National Football League speedster Marquise Goodwin turned heads at the Pan American Games by winning a silver medal in men’s long jump on Wednesday.

Djokovic, Williams head elite fields for U.S. Open

NEW YORK — Wimbledon champions and world No. 1s Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams head the field for the men’s and women’s events at this year’s U.S. Open, the United States Tennis Association announced on Wednesday.

Perry returns in goal for Wild

WENATCHEE -- The Wenatchee Wild, proud members of the British Columbia Hockey League, have announced that Chase Perry has signed to return in goal for the Wild, as the team prepares for its first season in the BCHL.

Golfers qualify for state championship

MOSES LAKE -- Three North Central Washington golfers have qualified for the Washington Junior Golf Association State Championship. Sean Couture of Ephrata, Ethan Boyd of Soap Lake, Hunter Swartz of Malaga earned their state spots with their performances at the WJGA District 4 tuornament, held Monday and Tuesday at Moses Lake Golf Club. Couture finished fifth in the boys 16-17 division, shooting rounds of 79 and 78. Dakota Glover of Oroville finished 12th with rounds of 86 and 85. Griffin Parsons of East Wenatchee was 16th with rounds of 89 ...

AppleSox beat BlueJackets

BREMERTON -- The Wenatchee AppleSox came out of the West Cost League all-star break in fine fashion Tuesday.
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McClendon, Jackson return to Detroit

DETROIT — For manager Lloyd McClendon and center fielder Austin Jackson, the return to Detroit is a little less hectic this time. It’s the second time they’ve returned to Comerica Park with the Mariners after their long stints with the Tigers.

Feds end prosecution of Bonds

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Justice formally abandoned its pursuit of criminal prosecution against former San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds on Tuesday.

Zeng thrives at Pan Ams as women’s baseball debuts

TORONTO — U.S. rhythmic gymnast Laura Zeng increased her gold medal haul to five, women’s baseball made a landmark debut and hosts Canada had their least productive day at the Pan American Games on Monday.