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A’s clinch then party at Mariners’ expense

UPDATED: 11:19 p.m.

The deciding moment came just about two minutes after the first pitch had been thrown Monday night at Safeco Field. A result from a game 3,000 miles away — a Yankees victory over the Rays — made it official.

Hayden Lake senior triathlete Dexter Yeats wins Ironman World Title

Dexter Yeats is a grandmother – and now she is a world champion. The 73-year-old Hayden Lake resident won the 70-74 age group women’s title at the 2018 Ironman 70.3 World Championship Triathlon in Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa, on Sept. 1. “I had the race of a lifetime,” she said.

Inland Empire trio make mark at Race for the Ages

Gunhild Swanson, Sylvia Quinn and Mary Ann Clute, longtime fixtures in the Inland Empire running scene, are used to being recognized at racing events. But that wasn’t the case when they checked in at the Race for the Ages in Manchester, Tennessee, over Labor Day weekend. “Nobody knew who we were,” said Swanson. They soon found out.

As NBA training camps open, many stories worth noting

Training camps for most NBA teams open Tuesday, and with the season fast approaching, Jimmy Butler’s situation in Minnesota is among 10 items of note as the league heads into the 2018-19 campaign.

A’s clinch then party at Mariners’ expense

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 24, 2018, 11:19 p.m.

The deciding moment came just about two minutes after the first pitch had been thrown Monday night at Safeco Field. A result from a game 3,000 miles away — a Yankees victory over the Rays — made it official.

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Welcome to camp: NBA teams starting their new seasons

There were some Larry O’Brien trophies on display at Golden State’s media day on Monday, shiny golden reminders of the three championships that the Warriors have picked up over the past four years. Their quest for another is about to begin. So will the quest by 29 other teams to thwart them.

Luka Modric, Marta win FIFA’s world player of year awards

Modric was voted FIFA’s best player in the 2017-18 season after winning the Champions League for the fourth time in five seasons with Real Madrid and leading Croatia to its first World Cup final where it lost to France.

Seattle one step closer to NHL after arena plan approved

The Seattle City Council has unanimously approved plans for a privately funded $700 million renovation of KeyArena, clearing one of the last major hurdles in the city’s bid to land an expansion NHL franchise.