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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
EVERETT — For the Everett AquaSox, Felix Hernandez’s rehab appearance Sunday was a genuine Event, capital E, maybe the biggest thing to hit Everett Memorial Stadium since Jay Buhner did a three-game stint in 2001.
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.
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.
WENATCHEE — The Starlight Open, one of North Central Washington’s largest swimming competitions, was held last weekend at the Wenatchee City Pool and over 350 athletes, ranging in ages from 6-21, competed in the event.
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.
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.
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.
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.