HOUSTON — Mike DAntoni’s candidacy for the Houston Rockets’ coaching job is gaining momentum, according to league sources. The offensive-minded DAntoni, currently serving as associate of the Philadelphia 76ers, has coached in Denver, Phoenix, New York and the Los Angeles.
BALTIMORE — One-time Mariners’ prospect Chris Tillman continued his brilliant start to the 2016 season. The lanky right-hander limited the Mariners to just two runs in a 5-2 victory for Baltimore on Wednesday night at Camden Yards.
For years, Eastmont softball coach Cliff Johnson has watched from the stands while his daughter, Kylie, played volleyball, and has watched from the dugout as her softball career blossomed. He says he should be able to coach both by this point. But, despite all the volleyball he has watched, Johnson said he still doesn’t quite have a handle on the game.
RIO DE JANIERO — Interim President Michel Temer told the International Olympic Committee that Brazil’s change of government has not interrupted preparations for the Rio 2016 Games, newly appointed Sports Minister Leonardo Picciani said on Monday. Temer spoke to IOC president Thomas Bach by telephone and assured him the games will take place as planned, Picciani told reporters after a meeting with Brazil’s new president, who replaced suspended President Dilma Rousseff on Thursday.
PITTSBURGH — Sidney Crosby scored his first goal in nine games 40 seconds into overtime as the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2 in Game Two of the Eastern Conference finals on Monday to even the series. The Penguins, who squandered a two-goal lead before getting the winner in overtime, now head to Tampa for Game 3 in the best-of-seven series on Wednesday.
In his opinion, Miguel Viramontes learned the ways of Wenatchee High School soccer from the best to ever lead the Panthers onto the pitch. This season, it’s been his turn to be Wenatchee’s main man, and it’s a job he’s taken and run with.