Matt Olson and Mark Canha hit back-to-back home runs as the Oakland Athletics defeated the visiting Mariners 6-2 Friday night for their seventh consecutive victory.
The schedule for the State 4A softball tournament at Merkel Sports Complex on Friday was truncated as showers that moved through the area postponed most of the games until Saturday.
Officials say American climber Don Cash, who fulfilled his dream of climbing the highest mountains on each of the seven continents, died of probable altitude sickness on the way down from Mount Everest. An official says he became ill at the summit and was treated by his two Sherpa guides who gave him CPR massages. Two more Indian climbers, an Austrian and an Irishman also died this week on Everest during a busy climbing season.
Roundup of Friday’s state boys soccer action.
Roundup of Friday’s state tennis tournament action.
Tyrus Thomas stood atop the podium Friday at the State 2A track and field meet at Mount Tahoma High, his smile beaming toward the near-capacity grandstand.
Kevin Na eagled the par-5 first hole on the way to an 8-under 62 in the Charles Schwab Challenge, his third score at least that good in the past six rounds on the cozy course made famous by Ben Hogan. Na, tied for second at 8 under with first-round leader Tony Finau, trailed Jonas Blixt by one halfway through Colonial.
Kettle Falls’ Charlie Andrews needed his rival to miss just one more attempt to stake his claim to a State 2B championship in the high jump on Friday.
Derek Bayley had a few things to tidy up before he turned pro, ending an impressive run in amateur golf.
Breanna Stewart will act as an ambassador for the WNBA this season and be paid by the league after the reigning MVP tore her Achilles over the winter and is out for the year.
Fisheries managers for the Idaho Department of Fish and Game say the return of spring chinook to Clearwater River Hatcheries continues to slip and is projected to fall further behind spawning goals than was previously projected.
A new partnership between Idaho Fish and Game and PotlatchDeltic will provide and preserve public access for hunting, fishing and trapping on 567,002 acres of private land in Benewah, Clearwater, Idaho, Latah and Shoshone counties through a lease agreement, according to an Idaho Department of Fish and Game news release.
Silver Mountain Bike Park is set to open on Saturday. Silver Mountain Bike Park features two lifts, including North America’s longest single-stage gondola and 3,400 feet of vertical drop.
The extension was first revealed the day after the Trail Blazers were eliminated from the postseason by the Golden State Warriors.
The National Park Service has awarded a $4.7 million contract to complete the reconstruction of the Sperry Chalet in Glacier National Park by this fall.
NFL players may be more likely to die from brain diseases and heart problems than Major League Baseball players but the reasons are unclear.
Paxton allowed one hit in four innings and struck out seven against Detroit in extended spring training.
Blue Jays prospect Cavan Biggio, the son of Hall of Famer Craig Biggio, was brought up by Toronto and set to make his major league debut against San Diego.
Sue Bird’s first words at the news conference Tuesday to discuss her knee surgery said it all.