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UW to investigate NFL health committee member Ellenbogen

The University of Washington has formed a special committee to investigate claims made in a congressional report that Richard Ellenbogen, chairman of UW’s Department of Neurological Surgery, tried to influence a major research study on football and brain injuries.

UW’s Dorsey leaving men’s basketball team

Tabbed as a candidate to fill one of the three vacancies in the starting lineup, Huskies forward Donaven Dorsey appeared poised for a breakout campaign during the 2016-17 season after a couple of years of struggling to crack the rotation.

Kitsap tops Wenatchee on ninth-inning wild pitch in return from All-Star break

WENATCHEE — Who doesn’t love a good staring contest? Two stubborn opponents, literally facing each other, eyes wide open and daring the other to blink. In a pitching-laden contest between the pair of divisional cellar dwellers that saw seven straight scoreless innings, the Kitsap BlueJackets eventually kept their collective eyelids from closing in a 5-2 win over the Wenatchee AppleSox on Wednesday at Paul Thomas Sr. Baseball Stadium.

Showtime to follow Seminoles

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Showtime will take its “A Season With” series to Florida State this fall, as the network embarks on its second season following a major college football program’s campaign from start to finish.

Wenatchee Salmon Derby a big success

Last week was a tremendous success for fishing throughout the greater Wenatchee Valley. On July 14-16, the Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) hosted the fifth annual Wenatchee Salmon Derby which specifically targeted the catching of Chinook and Sockeye salmon between Rock Island and Wells Dam. This portion of the Upper Columbia River in recent years has been overshadowed by fishing the lower Columbia River because anglers believe fishing this far up river won’t produce quality fish. That could not be further from the truth.

Top 2017 SF Porter Jr commits to Washington

The Washington men’s basketball team landed the highest-ranked recruit in the history of the program when Michael Porter Jr., a five-star 2017 prospect, pledged to play for the Huskies.

AppleSox grab win before All-Star break

YAKIMA — What a difference defense makes. The Wenatchee AppleSox have struggled with errors all season long, committed 68 miscues, tied with the Kitsap Blue Jackets for the tops in the West Coast League. Where do thae Yakima Valley Pippins rank in errors? They are third in the league with 65.

AppleSox offense comes up short against Pippins

YAKIMA — After losing a tight contest 1-0 on Friday, the Wenatchee AppleSox fell to the Yakima Valley Pippins again by a single run, 2-1, on Saturday night at Civic Stadium.

Applesox lose one-run heartbreaker to Pippins

YAKIMA — The Wenatchee AppleSox lost 1-0 to Yakima Valley in soul-wrenching fashion Friday night when the Pippins' Michael Filia hit a walk-off single off relief pitcher Miceal Taylor, earning a victory for the home side in the first of a three-game series at Yakima’s Civic Stadium.

College Football Playoff date to change in 2018

NEW YORK — The College Football Playoff committee announced a change on Wednesday that will move the CFP semifinals from New Year’s Eve starting in 2018. Sources said the week of Jan. 7-13 will be the new dates considered.

AppleSox drop another to visiting Elks

Warning to all worms: take cover when Kris Jackson is on the mound. The Bend Elks starting pitcher turned into a ground ball machine, inducing many a worm burner while pitching his team to a 4-2 win over the Wenatchee AppleSox on Wednesday at Paul Thomas Sr. Baseball Stadium.

Poor first inning sets tone for AppleSox in loss

WENATCHEE — Sequels are never as good as the original. That is a generally accepted movie rule, but it can translate to baseball as well. On Monday, the Wenatchee AppleSox recorded perhaps their most exciting win of the season in a 5-4 win over the Gresham GreyWolves that ended in the top of the ninth on a play at the plate off a wild pitch to the backstop.

Wild win: Errant pitch helps Sox snap skid

WENATCHEE — Miceal Taylor didn’t realize the situation until he turned around. When the Wenatchee AppleSox reliever began tossing in the bullpen, his team held a 5-3 lead over the Gresham GreyWolves with no outs and a man on first.