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Zoom: Walton sprints past regionals and into the national spotlight

Wenatchee sprinter Skyler Walton, 15, showed she can run with the fastest girls Washington state has to offer when she took second place in the 100-meter dash and third place in the 200m dash as a freshman at the 4A Track and Field State Championships in Tahoma in late May.

Homers by Royals lift AL to All-Star Game win

SAN DIEGO — The reigning world-champion Kansas City Royals know a little bit about the importance of having home-field advantage for the World Series. They used it to take a 2-0 series lead against the Mets and never look back on their way to a title.

Rio Olympics has deficit of $151 million

RIO DE JANIERO — The local organizing committee for the upcoming Rio Olympics is running a deficit of between 400 million and 500 million reais ($121 million to $151 million), a source with direct knowledge of the committee’s finances told Reuters on Monday. The local committee’s privately funded budget is what is used to operate the Games; it is not public money which is used for infrastructure or venues.

Bolt headlines Jamaica’s 63-member Rio team

RIO DE JANIERO — Sprint king Usain Bolt was named to the Jamaican Olympic team in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m races despite an injury that kept him from qualifying at trials, the Jamaican Olympic Association said on Monday. The six-time Olympic gold medalist was forced to withdraw from his country’s trials earlier this month with a hamstring injury but was allowed on Jamaica’s team headed to the Rio Summer Games after applying for a medical exemption.

Stanton goes deep 61 times, wins Derby

SAN DIEGO — Stanton routed defending champion Todd Frazier of the Chicago White Sox, 20-13, in the championship round to finish with an event-record 61 homers over three rounds at Petco Park in the lead-up to Tuesday night’s 87th All-Star Game.

Officers walk away from posts during Lynx game

MINNEAPOLIS — Four off-duty Minneapolis police officers working the Minnesota Lynx game at Target Center on Saturday night walked off the job after the players held a news conference denouncing racial profiling, then wore Black Lives Matter pregame warm-up jerseys, according to The Minneapolis Star Tribune.

Poor first inning sets tone for AppleSox in loss

WENATCHEE — Sequels are never as good as the original. That is a generally accepted movie rule, but it can translate to baseball as well. On Monday, the Wenatchee AppleSox recorded perhaps their most exciting win of the season in a 5-4 win over the Gresham GreyWolves that ended in the top of the ninth on a play at the plate off a wild pitch to the backstop.

Three Sox players voted as All-Stars

WENATCHEE — Michael Toglia, Evan Douglas, and Matt Young will each make their first West Coast League All-Star appearances, League President Donnie Marbut announced, Monday, along with the rest of the North and South All Star rosters.

Salmon season is heating up

As many of you know, salmon season is in full swing here in the Wenatchee Valley and there are plenty of opportunities to be had by catching either Chinook or Sockeye salmon. Last week, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife opened the river to sockeye fishing, with a limit of three fish per day.

M’s enter All-Star break with winning record

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Mike Montgomery’s first major-league pitch at Kauffman Stadium — a sizzling 93-mph fastball, delivered in 91 degree heat at 1:32 p.m. Central time Sunday — was thrown with as much cool as he could muster in such suffocating humidity.

Duncan retires

SAN ANTONIO — After five NBA titles, two NBA MVP awards, 15 All- Star appearances and a spot on many lists as the greatest power forward of all time, San Antonio Spurs star Tim Duncan is calling it a career. Duncan, who turned 40 in April, announced Monday that he is retiring from the NBA after 19 seasons, all with San Antonio.

Green arrested

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green was arrested Sunday on assault charges in East Lansing, Michigan.

UFC sold for $4 billion

NEW YORK — UFC has been sold for $4 billion in a deal announced Monday.

Froome holds yellow jersey heading into first rest day

ANDORRE ARCALIS, Andorra — Tom Dumoulin of the Netherlands attacked near the foot of the final climb to win the ninth stage of the Tour de France in extreme weather conditions as Alberto Contador pulled out of the race on Sunday.