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Japan’s 105-yr-old ‘Golden Bolt’ sets sprint record

TOKYO — Japanese centenarian Hidekichi Miyazaki set a fresh record as the world’s oldest competitive sprinter this week, one day after turning 105, but said he was disappointed at falling short of his own personal best. “I wanted to shave off a few more seconds as I got 36 seconds while training,” Miyazaki, wearing a bright red T-shirt and running shorts, said after completing his heat with a time of 42.22 on Wednesday. His personal record of 34.10, chalked up when he was 103, remains unbeaten for centenarian.

Kane party tampering with evidence?

CHICAGO — The attorney for a woman accusing NHL star Patrick Kane of sexual assault said on Wednesday an evidence bag that once contained the case’s rape kit was delivered anonymously to the home of the accuser’s mother. Attorney Thomas Eoannou said he would request an independent investigation “by a separate law enforcement agency into how this breach could have possibly happened.”

World Peace gets shot with Lakers

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Lakers signed forward Metta World Peace on Thursday to a reported one-year, non-guaranteed contract.World Peace, known as Ron Artest before changing his name in 2011, is the 19th player on Los Angeles’ roster. Teams are allowed to carry 20 players in training camp.The 35-year-old has been a presence at Lakers practices this offseason while mentoring forward Julius Randle, the No. 7 overall pick in the 2014 draft who sustained a broken leg in his first game.

Thompson adjusts demand

CLEVELAND — With the start of training camp just days away, Cavaliers restricted free agent Tristan Thompson has reportedly lowered his contract demands. It remains to be seen whether it sparks new dialogue in this stalemate, but it doesn’t seem likely at this point.

WSU coach won’t enter quarrel

PULLMAN — The verbal mortars shot back and forth between Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury and Arkansas coach Brett Bielema have served as a proxy battle in the ongoing debate between those who favor modern offenses and those who espouse more traditional methods of moving the football toward the end zone.

Immediate impact: Trey Adams fitting in quickly at UW

To keep Trey Adams true to his in-state commitment, Washington coaches were expecting a fight with more high-profile programs. Instead, Adams made it easy on them, never wavering in his pledge to the Huskies.

Chancellor came back to Seahawks for teammates

If you expected there to be a degree of ambivalence, perhaps a chilly reception when the prodigal safety returned, you don't understand how the Seattle Seahawks feel about Kam Chancellor.

Berra dead at 90

NEW YORK — Yogi Berra, a Hall of Fame catcher for the New York Yankees whose mangled syntax made him one of the sports world’s most beloved and frequently quoted figures, has died at the age of 90. Berra died of natural causes on Tuesday, according to a statement from the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center posted online by Major League Baseball.

Swiss approve extraditing Esquivel in soccer probe

ZURICH, Switzerland — Swiss authorities have approved the extradition of Venezuelan soccer official Rafael Esquivel to the United States as part of an investigation into suspected corruption in soccer, the government said Wednesday.

UCI approves reforms for men’s professional cycling

AIGLE, Switzerland — The International Cycling Unionapproved a series of sweeping reforms for men’s road cycling, including an overhaul of the World Tour schedule, the sport’s governing body said Tuesday. Among the key reforms, reached after more than two years of dialog with major teams and organizers, the UCI said three-year licenses will be granted to a maximum of 18 World Teams for the 2017-2019 seasons.

High school football coach told players to hit official

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — An assistant Texas high school football coach ordered his players to blindside a football official during a game as payback for what the team perceived to be the official’s use of racist language, ESPN reported Wednesday.

Chancellor ends holdout

The holdout of safety Kam Chancellor has ended, as the strong safety reported to the team Wednesday morning.

Mariners lose late lead, fall in 10th inning

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Lorenzo Cain’s third hit turned out to be the game-winner as the Kansas City Royals came from behind to top the Seattle Mariners 4-3 in 10 innings Wednesday.

Two Panthers swimmers post state qualifying times

MILL CREEK – The Wenatchee girls swimming and diving team beat host Jackson but fell to Newport in a titanic triple dual at West Coast Aquatics on Wednesday. Two new state qualifying times were met for the Panthers.