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Mariners make bevy of roster moves

Amidst the roster moves of typical offseason transactional management and Friday’s deadline to protect minor league players eligible for the Rule 5 draft, Mariners’ general manager Jerry Dipoto also addressed his team’s overall depth on the 40-man roster, completing a pair of trades on a busy day.

Hawkinson leads WSU over Montana

ST. THOMAS, Virgin Islands — Josh Hawkinson scored 29 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead Washington State to an 87-63 win over Montana on Saturday at the Paradise Jam tournament in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.

Cougs come up short in Colorado

BOULDER, Colo. — It was a slugfest. One of Washington State’s messiest, grittiest games of the season. 

Wild lose third game in a row

WEST KELOWNA, British Columbia — The Wenatchee Wild lost to the West Kelowna Warriors 4-2 on Saturday night at Royal LePage Place, Wenatchee’s third consecutive loss. Wenatchee had plenty of chances to score goals, outshooting the Warriors 49-19.

Slow start dooms Wild to second straight defeat

MERRITT, British Columbia — The Wenatchee Wild started slowly and couldn’t steady the ship fast enough Friday, falling 4-1 to the Merritt Centennials at the Nicola Valley Memorial Arena after a brutal first period. It was Wenatchee’s second consecutive loss after a 7-3 loss Thursday to Chilliwack.

Cascade girls soccer team falls in heartbreaking 1A state semifinal

SHORELINE — The Cascade girls soccer team dominated Friday’s 1A state semifinal clash with La Salle at Shoreline Stadium. The Kodiaks controlled the possession, created a multitude of chances and generally were more dangerous throughout the match.

Lynch never far from players’ minds

This all started inside a modest apartment in Flint, Mich. That’s where Thomas Rawls’ mom, Deadra Whitley, told the first Marshawn Lynch story.

U.S. in World Cup trouble after losing to Costa Rica

SAN JOSE, Calif. — The United States face an uphill battle to qualify for their eighth consecutive World Cup Finals after being demolished 4-0 by a rampant Costa Rica in San Jose on Tuesday. Four days after losing at home to Mexico, the U.S. were beaten again, leaving Jurgen Klinsmann’s side anchored at the bottom of the qualifying table without a point from two matches.

Conflict of interest for NFL doctors to report to teams

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — The doctors who patrol the sidelines of NFL games to assess whether injured players can safely return to the field should report to the league and players’ union rather than individual teams, said a Harvard University study released on Thursday. That was one of the recommendations in a 500-page report by Harvard researchers who have worked with the National Football League Players Association union over the past two years to study the heavy physical toll that the sport takes on athletes.

NHL expresses willingness to take part in Olympics

TORONTO — The NHL has expressed a willingness to take part in the 2018 Winter Olympics if the union representing its players agrees to extend the current labor deal, Canadian sports network TSN reported on Wednesday. NHL Players’ Association chief Donald Fehr, who met with the NHL and International Ice Hockey Federation in New York on Wednesday to discuss the possibility of the league sending players to the Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, did not deny an offer was made, the report said.

NBA star LeBron James giving $2.5 million to Muhammad Ali exhibit

CLEVELAND, Ohio — LeBron James is donating $2.5 million to support a Muhammad Ali exhibit at the Smithsonian’s new National Museum of African American History in Washington, D.C., the basketball star and the museum announced on Thursday. The Cleveland Cavaliers forward said he was a longtime fan of Ali, one of the most beloved sports figures in history, who died on June 3 after a lengthy battle with Parkinson’s syndrome.

Rawls practicing like he will start against Eagles

It didn’t take long for former Seahawk Christine Michael to find a new home as he was claimed by the Green Bay Packers on Wednesday, a move that came about 20 hours after he had met with Seattle coaches and been told the team was going in another direction at tailback.

Everybody Out | Skiing up to Round Mountain

May Day Weekend — this year’s absence of a low snowpack in the Cascades limits the ski touring options around Central Washington. After studying maps, tossing out tours that are too low, and eliminating objectives we’ve skied too often, Tom Janisch and I settle on something we both fancy: a Nason Ridge Traverse from the Merritt Lake Trailhead to the Round Mountain Trailhead.

WIAA executive board approves RPI committee for seeding

With the implementation of a Ratings Percentage Index (RPI) to seed the 2016 WIAA Boys and Girls State Basketball Championships, the WIAA Executive Board approved an RPI Committee at its November meeting, Monday.