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Calkins: Summitt meant everything to the game of basketball

About 90 minutes before tipoff, just as I was preparing to talk with Storm rookie Breanna Stewart about Pat Summitt, a press-row wag curled his eyebrows and asked, “What’s Stewie going to say? She didn’t even play against Pat’s team.”

Federer plays cameo role to end Willis fairytale

LONDON — Few players have reduced the great Roger Federer to a role as secondary attraction on Wimbledon’s Centre Court but for one hour and 25 minutes on Wednesday he had just a walk-on part in the Marcus Willis fairytale.

Mariners split pair with Pittsburgh

SEATTLE — The Pittsburgh Pirates rolled out to a big early lead and rode rookie starter Jameson Taillon to an 8-1 win over the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday night.

Sox drop third straight to HarbourCats

WENATCHEE — The Victoria HarbourCats have left the Wenatchee Valley and are now taking their talents back across the border. Don’t expect any thank-you cards or fond farewells from the Wenatchee AppleSox. After losing all six games of the season series against the ‘Cats, Wenatchee is happy to bid adieu to Victoria until next season.

Chasing chain

Jerry Muscat throws a disc on the second hole of the Leavenworth Disc Golf Club's custom course near the Leavenworth Fish Hatchery on Monday, June 27. The group has met nearly every Monday for the past couple years to practice their frisbee skills on the tree-lined course.

Day withdraws from Olympics over Zika fears

RIO DE JANEIRO — World number one Jason Day and Ireland’s Shane Lowry on Tuesday withdrew from August’s Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games, citing fears over the Zika virus. Golf is returning to the Olympics for the first time since 1904, but a number of big names, including four-time major champion Rory McIlroy and Fiji’s Vijay Singh have also pulled out.

Former NFL coach Buddy Ryan dies at 82

PHILADELPHIA — Buddy Ryan, the cantankerous coach who constructed one of the greatest defenses in NFL history with the Chicago Bears and served as head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles and Arizona Cardinals, died on Tuesday of cancer at age 82, the league announced. Ryan, whose twin sons Rex and Rob have carved out lengthy NFL coaching careers of their own, had a blustery, cocky personality and was sometimes at odds with coaches on his own teams — one of whom he punched during a game.

Summit dead at age 64

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Pat Summitt, the winningest coach in U.S. Division I college basketball history, died on Tuesday at the age of 64 after battling early-onset dementia, the University of Tennessee said. Summitt coached the University of Tennessee’s Lady Vols women’s team and helped build women’s college basketball into a national sport.

Williams advances in straight sets at Wimbledon

Wimbledon reigning champion Serena Williams appeared a little flustered in her first-round match Tuesday, but eventually dispatched Swiss qualifier Amra Sadikovic in straight sets to advance to the second round.

Sox lose third straight; Victoria’s winning streak at 16

WENATCHEE — For the Victoria HarbourCats, it was sweet 16. For the Wenatchee AppleSox, it was sour. After losing their opening three games of the season, the HarbourCats bid farewell to the bitter taste of defeat and have been devouring West Coast League opponents ever since. The Canadian squad’s 16-game league-record winning streak began north of the border with a clean sweep of Wenatchee June 7-9 in Victoria. The AppleSox were Victoria’s victims once again, putting up a fight, but ultimately falling to the HarbourCats 6-3 on Tuesday at Paul Thomas ...

UW hoops gets three-star recruit

The Washington men’s basketball team added three-star shooting guard Harold Baruti to its incoming freshman class Monday, the university’s athletic department announced.

Merz’s Fishing Corner | Report on Columbia River Chinook salmon season starts Friday

The salmon are here! In just a couple of short days, fishing for salmon on the Columbia River opens in North Central Washington and anglers are chomping at the bit to get some tasty morsels on the grill or in the freezer. This is the run of the summer Chinook salmon, which is the largest of the species and usually runs from June through August. There are a few good areas in which anglers converge to catch these fish. These areas are at Confluence Park — just below Rocky Reach ...