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Kapeikis takes his figure skating talents to biggest stage

WENATCHEE — As soon as he could walk, 12-year-old figure skating prodigy Liam Kapeikis was on skates. Both of Liam’s parents, Louise and Paul Kapeikis, skated with Disney on Ice years ago and Liam’s sister Kaela currently skates for the dazzling Disney program.

USWNT cruises to win in Olympic opener

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil — On the first day of competition at the 2016 Rio Olympics, the United States women’s national soccer team cruised to a straightforward 2-0 win over New Zealand in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

Joe Harris The Journey, Part I: The beginning

Second-year pro basketball player Joe Harris went from Chelan High School basketball star to NBA Finals participant in just over five years. Drafted 33rd overall in the 2014 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers, Harris’ most vivid memory to date occurred during the “Star Spangled Banner” before Game 1 of the 2015 NBA Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif.

Randle sends dagger through the heart of the Huskies

LAS VEGAS — Chasson Randle sank a 3-pointer with 2.4 seconds left as the sixth-seeded Cardinal scored the final seven points to avoid the upset in the opening round of the Pac-12 tournament in Las Vegas.

Williams overcomes slow start to advance

NEW YORK — Good as she is, even Serena Williams can find it tough to deal with swirling wind, so much so that she double-faulted three times in her first service game Thursday at the U.S. Open.

Bellis, 15, youngest U.S. Open winner since 1996

NEW YORK — While 15-year-old American CiCi Bellis was in the process of stunning a Grand Slam finalist to become the youngest player to win a U.S. Open match since 1996, her father did his best to conceal his emotions courtside.

Dear Abby: People with hearing loss can find support online

Dear Abby: As the executive director of the Hearing Loss Association of America, may I suggest that “Mortified at the Dinner Table” (March 2), who wrote about her in-laws’ poor hearing even with hearing aids, connect with one of our 200-plus local HLAA chapters at These member-led groups offer emotional support, camaraderie, communication strategies and techniques for living with hearing loss, both for people who have hearing loss as well as their families and friends. Most chapters also share information about assistive listening devices that link via a telecoil ...

Red Sox outslug M’s

SEATTLE — Jackie Bradley Jr. was running on fumes by the time he finally got to Seattle after catching an early flight to rejoin the Boston Red Sox.


Standish leads Gonzaga over Miami 65-54

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Coach Kelly Graves said there is a good reason why lower-seeded Gonzaga was able to knock off Rutgers and Miami to advance to the round of 16 in the NCAA women's basketball tournament for a third straight season. "We're good, we're gritty. We never consider ourselves the underdog," Graves said after the Zags beat third-seeded Miami 65-54 on Monday night.