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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.

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.

Pele leaves hospital after back surgery

SAO PAULO, Brazil — Brazilian soccer legend Pele left the hospital on Monday after undergoing back surgery, the latest in a series of health complications for the 74-year-old former star striker.
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AppleSox player Amaral born into baseball

What’s in a name? Well, a lot actually (all due respect to Will Shakespeare’s Juliet). Just ask a Bush, a Baldwin or a Manning if their names came equipped with some extra stigmas, expectations or baggage.

Rockwell returns to patrol blueline for Wild

WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee Wild, preparing for their first season as members of the British Columbia Hockey League, are pleased to announce the return of Tyler Rockwell for his second season with the team.
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It’s hard to have confidence in M’s general manager

While the Mariners were away for the All-Star break, Safeco Field celebrated its Sweet 16 birthday. Boy, time flies. I remember back at the delivery, when everyone fawned over the cute little fella and gushed about how bright the future would be.

FIFA presidential election to be held on Feb. 26

MUNICH, Switzerland — World soccer’s troubled governing body FIFA will vote for a new president, to replace Sepp Blatter, at a special congress to be held on Feb. 26 in Zurich, the organization said Monday.

Football used by Patriots in ‘Deflategate’ game sells

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — One of the balls used by the New England Patriots in the NFL’s 2015 AFC Championship game, in which the team was infamously found to have deflated footballs, sold for more than $40,000 in an auction Saturday.

Plaza takes stage; Thomas crashes

Spain’s Ruben Plaza won Stage 16 of the Tour de France on Monday, surging ahead of Slovakia’s Peter Sagan, who finished second for the fifth time.
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Zach Johnson wins Open in playoff

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — Zach Johnson beat Louis Oosthuizen and Marc Leishman in a four-hole playoff Monday to capture the 144th Open Championship as Jordan Spieth’s dream of keeping his Grand Slam hopes alive came up one stroke short.
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Froome extends overall lead

British rider Steve Cummings won Stage 14 of the Tour de France on Saturday as Britain’s Chris Froome extended his overall lead.