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WDFW adds Puddles, a mussel-sniffing dog, to its watercraft-inspection team

With summer just around the corner, Washington’s water has a new protector.

State tennis: Brooke Fager of Lewis and Clark caps high school career at state tournament

Brooke Fager knows what it’s going to take at this weekend’s state Class 4A girls tennis tournament.

Steve Christilaw; Mental component vital to success in sports

I dropped by The Creek at Qualchan Wednesday morning to watch the State Class 4A boys golf tournament tee off.

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UPDATED: Wed., May 22, 2019, 10:17 p.m.

State golf: Gonzaga Prep’s bid for 4A championship comes up short

Players, coaches and parents jockeyed for position to get a clear look as the last few State 4A boys tournament scores were posted on the wall outside of The Creek …

UPDATED: Wed., May 22, 2019, 9:58 p.m.

Area women’s doubles team from Gonzaga, Washington State bow out at NCAA Tournament

Women’s doubles teams from Gonzaga and Washington State saw their seasons come to a close Wednesday after setbacks at the NCAA Tennis Doubles Championship at the USTA National Campus.

UPDATED: Wed., May 22, 2019, 8:27 p.m.

Passes near Mount Rainier to open Thursday

Cayuse and Chinook passes near Mount Rainier will open Thursday in time for Memorial Day weekend.

UPDATED: Wed., May 22, 2019, 8:06 p.m.

North Idaho softball team relished winning second straight NWAC Tournament title near campus

The setting was familiar for North Idaho College softball coach Don Don Williams, but the stakes were different.

Colville Tribe nets 28 pounds female northern pike in the Sanpoil River, 17 miles from Grand Coulee Dam.

Northern Pike continued to make their slow, steady advance down the Columbia River system this spring.

Jarrett to become seventh Andretti to run at Indianapolis

Jarrett Andretti will become the seventh member of his family to race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway when he competes in the Indy Lights race ahead of the Indy 500. It …

UPDATED: Wed., May 22, 2019, 8:58 p.m.

More than a decade after being hit by a drunken driver, Spokane climbing coach launches generations of young climbers from his wheelchair

On the night of July 27, 2007, Josh Jackman finished a shift at Gordy’s Sichuan Cafe, stopped briefly at Wild Walls – at the time Spokane’s only climbing gym – …

Rudy Gobert, Paul George, Giannis Antetokounmpo headline NBA All-Defensive teams

Defensive Player of the Year Rudy Gobert and MVP finalists Giannis Antetokounmpo and Paul George were the leading vote-getters for the All-Defensive first team. Boston’s Marcus Smart and Milwaukee’s Eric …

Robinson Cano leaves Mets game with left quadriceps tightness

Mets second baseman Robinson Cano left a game against Washington because of tightness in his left quadriceps. Cano appeared to hurt the leg while running to first base when he …

UPDATED: Wed., May 22, 2019, 5:50 p.m.

Reader photo: Home sweet squirrel

Lisa Miller took this photo of a squirrel living in a birdhouse in Loon Lake, Washington, several years ago in May.

UPDATED: Wed., May 22, 2019, 7:04 p.m.

State track and field: Five things to watch for local athletes at the 4A, 3A and 2A meets

The State 4A, 3A and 2A boys and girls track meets begin Thursday at Mt. Tahoma High School in Tacoma.

Red Sox slugger J.D. Martinez sits because of sore back

Boston Red Sox slugger J.D. Martinez was held out of the lineup for the game against the Toronto Blue Jays because of a sore back. Martinez sat out the previous …

UPDATED: Wed., May 22, 2019, 4:48 p.m.

State baseball: Colville follows path set by football and wrestling teams

How’s this for pressure? Colville third-year baseball coach Blake Sjordal leads his team to the state semifinal following football and wrestling teams winning State 1A titles this school year.

Bruins hoping to win Stanley Cup, join Boston’s title parade

The Boston Bruins have watched the Red Sox win two World Series since their last Stanley Cup title. The Patriots have won the Super Bowl three times since Zdeno Chara …

NBA Tipoff: Bucks need better bench play to regain control vs Raptors

After back-to-back losses in Toronto, the Bucks return home for Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals looking to snatch back momentum in the series. The Bucks won the first …

UPDATED: Wed., May 22, 2019, 7:45 p.m.

Analysis: Answering six key questions about Bobby Wagner’s future with the Seahawks

Bobby Wagner left no question Tuesday about what he wants in order to remain with the Seahawks beyond this season: an extension before the start of the 2019 season that …

UPDATED: Wed., May 22, 2019, 5:45 p.m.

Matt Liere’s fishing-hunting report for May 23

Matt Liere’s fishing-hunting report for May 23

AP source: Braves draft pick Carter Stewart reaches deal in Japan

After failing to sign with Atlanta and losing a grievance against the Braves, 19-year-old right-hander Carter Stewart has agreed to a six-year contract with the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks of Japan’s …

UPDATED: Wed., May 22, 2019, 7:58 p.m.

Texas Rangers’ 2-1 win completes 3-game sweep of Seattle Mariners

Hunter Pence homered, Adrian Sampson had another impressive long outing for a victory after not starting, and the Texas Rangers beat the slumping Seattle Mariners.

Chuck Pagano puts stamp on Bears ‘D’ after year out of coaching

New Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano gets to put his stamp on a unit that emerged as one of the best the past four seasons under Vic Fangio, particularly …

Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph: ‘These guys expect to see me out here’

As a ninth-year veteran on an expiring contract with a team in a tight salary cap situation, tight end Kyle Rudolph has no guarantee he’ll get to continue his career …

UPDATED: Wed., May 22, 2019, 4:23 p.m.

Early stretch-run mode: Mets to use closer Edwin Diaz in 8th

Switching into stretch-run mode even before Memorial Day, the New York Mets will start using All-Star closer Edwin Diaz more often in the eighth inning. New York began the day …

John Davidson takes reins of Rangers’ rare rebuilding project

New team president John Davidson is taking the reins of a rare rebuilding project for the New York Rangers. Davidson helped turn things around for the Blues and Blue Jackets …

UPDATED: Wed., May 22, 2019, 6:26 p.m.

Michigan hires Juwan Howard as basketball coach

Juwan Howard is coming back to Michigan. The former member of the Fab Five basketball team has agreed to a five-year deal to coach the Wolverines. Michigan is giving the …

One-shot drivers hoping to use Indy 500 as launching pad

Sage Karam carried the burden of an entire team into his final four-lap qualifying attempt for the Indianapolis 500 last weekend. He could extend his season by putting Dennis Reinbold’s …