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Canadian blues continue for AppleSox

KELOWNA, British Columbia — Life north of the border has been unkind to the Wenatchee AppleSox this summer. In their first road trip of the season, the Sox were swept by the Victoria HarbourCats June 7-9 in a three-game series on Vancouver Island. The Kelowna Falcons added to Wenatchee’s Canadian woes with a 6-4 win Tuesday before at 1,283 fans at Elks Stadium.

Two WHS swimmers earn All-American nods

WENATCHEE — A pair of Wenatchee High School swimmers were named to the National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association’s 2015-16 Swimming and Diving All-American lists.

Whalen brothers finish top eight at PNW Amateurs

WALLA WALLA — Ephrata natives Andrew and Aaron Whalen both advanced deep into the Pacific Northwest Men’s Amateur Golf Championship over the weekend at Wine Valley Golf Club in Walla Walla. Andrew — who just completed his senior season at Northwestern University — finished second in the tournament, falling in the matchplay championship to rising UW sophomore Carl Yuan. Aaron — a rising sophomore at WSU — was eliminated by Yuan in the quarterfinals of the event.

NFL conditionally reinstates Browns’ Gordon

NEW YORK — Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon has been reinstated to the NFL on a conditional basis after meeting with commissioner Roger Goodell last week regarding his indefinite drug ban, the league announced Monday.

Cubs land closer Chapman from Yankees

CHICAGO — The Chicago Cubs acquired flame-throwing closer Aroldis Chapman from the New York Yankees in a blockbuster trade Monday.

Seahawks 16 for ‘16: Justin Britt

With the Seahawks set to report for training camp July 29 (practices begin the next day), it’s time to look at the players I feel are most pivotal in 2016.

Sounders held to one shot in loss at Sporting KC

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — The ball rolled a few yards outside the Seattle penalty box, the aftermath of an ill-advised backward pass. As it migrated toward the Sounders’ back line, a pair of defenders simply watched it spin. Sporting Kansas City forward Dom Dwyer swooped in, made a quick move and beat Seattle keeper Stefan Frei.

Making an OckWord transition

Once again, this is OckWord. What do I do here? Do I say goodbye? Do I not say goodbye? Do I kind of say goodbye? Well, I’ll attempt to do all three.

Cruz’s power surge leads Mariners to series win in Toronto

TORONTO — With hitting coach Edgar Martinez off to Cooperstown to join in the celebrations for Ken Griffey Jr.’s Hall of Fame induction, the Mariners put on an offensive onslaught of which he would very much approve.

16 for ‘16: J’Marcus Webb

With the Seahawks set to report for training camp July 29 (practices begin the next day), it’s time to look at the players I feel are most pivotal in 2016.

Froome setting sights on Rio and more Tour glory

MORZINE, France — With a third Tour de France title virtually secured on Saturday, Britain's Chris Froome quickly set his sights toward more glory on the French roads via Rio de Janeiro.

Sale misses start after “clubhouse incident”

CHICAGO, Ill. — White Sox ace Chris Sale was scratched from his start Saturday night against the Detroit Tigers because of a “clubhouse incident” that was not physical, the White Sox announced shortly before he was expected to take the mound.

Brees unlikely to sign extension before camp

NEW ORLEANS, La. — Quarterback Drew Brees apparently won’t have a new deal in place before the New Orleans Saints kick off training camp next week even though he heads into the final season of his contract.