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Heat Advisory issued July 01 at 3:03PM PDT until July 03 at 9:00PM PDT by NWS

...HOT TEMPERATURES TO IMPACT THE INLAND NORTHWEST... .TRIPLE DIGIT TEMPERATURES AROUND 103 DEGREES OR ABOVE WILL BE IN PLACE TODAY THROUGH FRIDAY. THE HEAT WILL HIT FIRST IN THE SOUTHERN PORTION OF THE CENTRAL BASIN...SOUTHWEST PALOUSE AND ALONG THE SNAKE AND CLEARWATER RIVER EXPANDING NORTHWARD INTO LOWER VALLEY AREAS ALONG THE COLUMBIA THROUGH WENATCHEE AND INTO

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Montgomery credits success to different approach on and off mound

SAN DIEGO — Development doesn’t have a singular and unified direction in baseball. The path for position players and pitchers to reach the big leagues varies with turns, missteps, injuries, failures and reversals. It’s a journey that sometimes leads to nowhere.

Lidstrom headlines Hall of Fame’s Class of 2015

DETROIT, Mich. — Sweden’s Nicklas Lidstrom, one of the NHL’s most decorated defensemen and a trailblazing leader, was elected into the Hockey Hall of Fame on Monday as part of the shrine’s seven-member Class of 2015. Lidstrom was joined by fellow National Hockey League players Sergei Fedorov of Russia, Canadian Chris Pronger and American Phil Housley, while American Angela Ruggiero became the fourth woman ever elected for induction.

Jamaica banking on youth and experience

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica are banking on a mix of youth and experience to continue their dominance in the sprint events at the Aug. 22-30 world championships in Beijing event after some strong performances at its four-day trials. The full team will not be named until the Aug. 10 deadline but Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, who scorched home in 10.79 seconds in the 100 meters, will lead the women’s unit even though no decision has been made about defending her 200m crown.

De La Hoya balks on comeback

BRISTOL, Conn. — Boxing Hall of Famer and former Olympic champion Oscar De La Hoya, after pondering a return to the ring, said on Monday that he would remain retired. “As a professional athlete and someone who has spent almost his entire life in boxing, not a day goes by when I don’t think about coming back,” De La Hoya, 42, said in a statement.

Froome ready for rocky Tour de France

PARIS — Chris Froome struggled for form, then crashed but the Briton looks ready just in time to compete for a second Tour de France title although micro managers Team Sky will struggle to control the race like they usually do. Froome, who claimed the 2013 Tour having won almost every race he entered in the build-up to the three-week extravaganza, took a rockier road this year before taking overall victory in the Criterium du Dauphine, the prestigious warm-up for the Tour.

Retentive Japan not underestimating England

EDMONTON, Alberta — England may be being written off by some as rank outsiders for their Women’s World Cup semi-final against defending champions Japan, but their opponents certainly aren’t underestimating them.

Serena Williams, Djokovic, Wawrinka win Wimbledon openers

LONDON — The All England Club gates swung open a week later than usual for the start of the 129th Wimbledon Championships on Monday with sunshine greeting the world's top players and fans streaming in to watch them.

Messi bemoans scoring difficulties

CONCEPCION, Chile — World Cup runners-up Argentina came to the Copa America in Chile as favorites and were expected to put plenty of goals past their opponents. Instead they are the lowest scoring team to reach the semi-finals in which they clash with Paraguay in the southern city of Concepcion on Tuesday.

Japan stadium to cost over $2 billion

TOKYO — Japan’s trouble-plagued new National Stadium, the centerpiece of the 2020 Summer Olympics, will cost more than $2 billion to build, nearly twice the original estimate, and be completed two months later than first thought, officials said on Monday. The new stadium, which will replace a now-destroyed venue built for the 1964 Summer Games, has been beset by woes including sky rocketing costs.

Watson wins playoff to take second Travelers title

CROMWELL, Conn. — Bubba Watson won his second Travelers Championship the same way as the first, at the second extra hole. Watson beat Englishman Paul Casey in a playoff on Sunday at TPC River Highlands.

Nadal leads Spanish players’ criticism

LONDON — Rafa Nadal and David Ferrer along with other high-profile figures in Spanish tennis have signed an open letter criticizing their federation over the poor running of the sport in the latest development of an ongoing feud. A total of 44 people put their name on Sunday to a seven-point statement that hit out at general poor organization along with a lack of transparency by the Spanish federation.

Backers of Boston Olympics forecast surplus

BOSTON — Backers of Boston’s controversial bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games unveiled a revised plan for the Games on Monday that they said would run a $210 million operating surplus, addressing concerns the event would leave city taxpayers on the hook. The forecast operating budget of $4.595 billion excludes hefty capital costs including an estimated $2.8 billion to build an Olympic Village for housing athletes and a $1.2 billion temporary stadium that would host athletics events as well as the opening and closing ceremonies and then be disassembled ...

U.S., Germany have rich shared soccer history

The lexicon of American soccer has grown in many ways as the nation has embraced the world’s game. Few fans bat an eye anymore upon hearing the words pitch, nil or tiki-taka.

Germany breaks French hearts in penalty shoot-out

EDMONTON Alberta — Germany beat France in a penalty shootout after their thrilling Women’s World Cup quarter-final ended 1-1 after extra-time on Friday. The Germans triumphed 5-4 in the shootout after Claire Levogez, chosen as the fifth kicker for France, saw her low shot saved by Germany goalkeeper Nadine Angerer.

Watson in three-way tie for U.S. Senior Open lead

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Tom Watson retained his place atop the U.S. Senior Open leaderboard on Friday after shooting a one-under 69 in the second round, but was joined at the top by American Jeff Maggert and Australian Peter Fowler at Del Paso Country Club in California. Playing in the stifling Sacramento heat, the 65-year-old drained four birdies but also had three bogies to drop into a share of the lead with Maggert and Fowler at a five-under 135.

Powell powers to 100m win, Fraser-Pryce sets mark

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Former world record holder Asafa Powell surged to the 100 meters title at the Jamaican national trials on Friday in a time of 9.84 seconds, while 2011 world champion Yohan Blake failed to make it out of his semi-final. In the women’s final, double Olympic champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce scorched home in 10.79 seconds, the best in the world this year, to lay down a marker ahead of her 100m title defense at August’s world championships in Beijing.