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UW to investigate NFL health committee member Ellenbogen

The University of Washington has formed a special committee to investigate claims made in a congressional report that Richard Ellenbogen, chairman of UW’s Department of Neurological Surgery, tried to influence a major research study on football and brain injuries.

Froome moves closer to third Tour title

MEGEVE, France — Britain's Chris Froome edged nearer to retaining his Tour de France title when he won the 18th stage, a 17-kilometer mountain time trial, to extend his overall lead to almost four minutes on Thursday.

16 for ‘16: Jeremy Lane

With the Seahawks set to report for training camp July 29 (practices begin the next day), it’s time to look at the players I feel are most pivotal in 2016.

Rams ready to renew rivalry in postseason clash with Rage

As playoff fever hovers over the warm summer air, fans of semi-pro football on the east side of the Cascades are in for a treat. The Wenatchee Valley Rams will host the Tri-City Rage on Saturday in the first round of the Western Washington Football Alliance’s postseason tournament, and although the Rage are officially in their inaugural season, longtime Rams fans will recognize the rivalry between the two squads.

Traipsing around Camas Meadows

An ecological gem hidden in the Wenatchee Mountains, Camas Meadows (a.k.a. Camas Land) harbors plant species found nowhere else in the world. A sprawling, lush, near-level lawn cradled by lumpy forested ridges, Camas Meadows is a geographical anomaly in the Cascades’ dry extreme eastern reaches.

Caps looking to finish EPLWA season strong

In its third season in the Evergreen Premier League (EPLWA), Wenatchee FC has continued to make strides in developing a program capable of sustaining challenges at the top of the league table. That growth won’t culminate in a title this year, but the Capitals can finish off their 2016 campaign higher in the standings than they ever have with two wins to close out the season, which would be a big step for the club.

16 for ‘16: Jimmy Graham

With the Seahawks set to report for training camp July 29 (practices begin the next day), it’s time to look at the players I feel are most pivotal in 2016.

Zakarin wins Stage 17, Froome extends lead

FINHAUT-EMOSSON, Switzerland — Britain's Chris Froome took another big step toward a third Tour de France title when he dropped his main rivals in the finale of the 17th stage; a 184-km mountain trek won by Russian Ilnur Zakarin on Wednesday.

Dodgers hopeful Kershaw can return this season

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts told reporters Wednesday it’s possible that ace Clayton Kershaw will need surgery on his injured back, which would likely rule the three-time Cy Young-winner out for the season.

Suns to host Mavs, Spurs in Mexico City

PHOENIX — The Phoenix Suns will take on the Dallas Mavericks and San Antonio Spurs in the first consecutive regular-season NBA games in Mexico on Jan. 12 and 14.

UW’s Dorsey leaving men’s basketball team

Tabbed as a candidate to fill one of the three vacancies in the starting lineup, Huskies forward Donaven Dorsey appeared poised for a breakout campaign during the 2016-17 season after a couple of years of struggling to crack the rotation.

Kitsap tops Wenatchee on ninth-inning wild pitch in return from All-Star break

WENATCHEE — Who doesn’t love a good staring contest? Two stubborn opponents, literally facing each other, eyes wide open and daring the other to blink. In a pitching-laden contest between the pair of divisional cellar dwellers that saw seven straight scoreless innings, the Kitsap BlueJackets eventually kept their collective eyelids from closing in a 5-2 win over the Wenatchee AppleSox on Wednesday at Paul Thomas Sr. Baseball Stadium.

Froome looking to peak during Swiss Alps stages

MOIRANS-en-MONTAGNE, France — Nairo Quintana is expected to be at his best for the final week of the Tour de France, which features four stages in the Alps, but Chris Froome says he has never been better going into a grand tour decider.