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Americans hold on for Presidents Cup lead

Golf: The Americans survived a late rally in Dublin, Ohio, Thursday and put the International team in a familiar hole at the Presidents Cup. Steve Stricker blasted out of a …


Chicago Cubs fire Sveum

Baseball: The Chicago Cubs have fired manager Dale Sveum after the team finished last in the N.L. Central for the first time in seven years. The Cubs closed the campaign …


Defending champion Mead places four gymnasts into state meet, fails to qualify as team

Last year’s State 4A champion Mead finished in third place at the 4A Regional gymnastics meet Saturday at Mount Rainier High School in Des Moines, Wash. – failing to qualify …


Douglas wins honor

When gymnast Gabby Douglas allowed herself to dream of being an Olympic champion, she imagined having a nice little dinner with family and friends to celebrate. Maybe she’d make an …


Mead returns five starters from state champion gymnastics team

A first was accomplished by a Greater Spokane League gymnastics team last year when Mead brought home a State 4A championship. The biggest factor in the Panthers’ journey to a …


Hartford wins again

USA Gymnastics says it will hold its 2013 national championships in Hartford, Conn., the second time the city has been picked to host the event in three years. Connecticut Gov. …


Douglas, Wieber enjoy their time in spotlight

NEW YORK – They’ve been on a whirlwind tour since the Olympics – from “The Late Show with David Letterman” to the Empire State Building and the New York Stock …


Raisman earns gold, bronze for U.S. gymnastics

LONDON – Two Olympic gold medals are just fine with Gabby Douglas. Same for Aly Raisman, though that bronze was pretty sweet, too. While the all-around champion failed to add …


NBC apologizes for ad’s bad timing

NBC says no offense was intended by a poorly timed promotional ad featuring a monkey on gymnastics rings that aired directly following a commentary by Bob Costas on Gabby Douglas’ …


Douglas sits atop women’s gymnastics world

LONDON – Gymnastics coach Liang Chow didn’t quite know what to make of Gabby Douglas when she decided to move halfway across the country 20 months ago to train at …


Douglas, Raisman special all around

LONDON – When Gabrielle Douglas is doing her best gymnastics – when she is swinging so fast around the uneven bars that she makes the air buzz, or when she …


Latynina toasts Phelps for breaking her record

LONDON – For nearly half a century, Larisa Latynina was the world’s most decorated Olympian – through the years of Soviet sports supremacy and decline, and the drastic evolution of …


Commentary: U.S. men’s hopes dashed again by pommel horse

LONDON – The plan was to keep it close until their last routine on the high bar. That’s where those things Americans like to think they still do better than …


Olympics look ahead: Humble Swin Cash eyes another gold medal

LONDON – Next up for Swin Cash and the U.S. Olympic women’s team in their quest for another gold medal is a matchup with Angola. The Americans are looking for …


U.S. women appear poised for gymnastics gold

After stockpiling more precious metal than a jeweler over the last decade, the American women have become a little picky. Bronze really isn’t their color, and they had their fill …


Mead wrestler Rogers earns Schultz award

Jordan Rogers, a senior at Mead, is the Western Region and state of Washington winner of a 2012 Dave Schultz High School Excellence Award from the National Wrestling Hall of …


Moyer adds to Mead’s big weekend at state gymnastics

TACOMA – Mead gymnast Victoria Moyer understands any athlete’s season has its ups and down, but it’s fun when the up moments come at the right time. Moyer, who was …


Mead gymnasts achieve area’s first state title

TACOMA – Mead gymnastics coach Laurie Chadwick was dazed but not at all confused Friday night after her Panthers became the first Spokane-area school to win a state gymnastics title …


Mead, University claims gymnastics titles

Mead’s Victoria Moyer and Cadie Pratt finished second and third, respectively, in the all-around, helping the Panthers claim the title at the 4A regional gymnastics meet Saturday at Central Valley …


Mead wraps up GSL gym championship

University put together its best performance of the season in a Greater Spokane League gymnastics makeup match on its home floor Monday night, but it wasn’t enough to derail Mead. …


Pratt, Moyer lead way for Mead gymnastics victory

Cadie Pratt and Victoria Moyer won two events each and went 1-2 in the all-around to lead Mead to a solid 180.9 points and a victory in a five-way Greater …


GSL gymnastics teams have reason for high hopes

There’s excitement among Greater Spokane League gymnastics coaches this year. Two state second-place all-around performers, Cadie Pratt from Mead and Alana Norman from Shadle Park, are back.


GSL gymnastics teams have reason for high hopes

There’s excitement among Greater Spokane League gymnastics coaches this year. Two state second-place all-around performers, Cadie Pratt from Mead and Alana Norman from Shadle Park, are back.


In brief: Leyva claims gold at world championship

Gymnastics: Danell Leyva showed the U.S. men can rake in the gold, too, winning the parallel bars title Sunday in Tokyo to give the Americans their first gold medal at …


NFL, players gather for confidential meeting

NFL: The NFL and its players held talks Tuesday in New York, seeking a resolution to the labor impasse. Three people familiar with the meetings confirmed to The Associated Press …


Shadle Park’s Norman wins State 3A/2A vault

TACOMA – Alana Norman of Shadle Park won the 3A/2A vault with a score of 9.6 and medaled in the other three events at the state gymnastics championships Saturday at …


Pratt wins all-around to lead Mead to state gymnastics

Struggling with illness, Mead’s Cadie Pratt finished the Greater Spokane League season with a lower-than-average score two weeks ago. Pratt had no problems getting back to her usual self, scoring …


Kamiakin wins 3A gymnastics regional

Kayla Curtis took second in the floor exercise with 9.525 points and finished fourth in the vault and fifth in the uneven bars to lead Kamiakin to a 3A/2A regional …


U-Hi captures GSL gymnastics crown

Dueling against fellow unbeaten Mead for the Greater Spokane League regular-season title, the University gymnastics team needed to lean on its four seniors to get the job done. And with …


Mead, U-Hi favored in gymnastics

It’s shaping up to be a two-team race in Greater Spokane League gymnastics. Appropriately, the schedule allows for a regular season-ending meet between the teams. Mead and University figure to …