ANAHEIM, Calif. — Edwin Encarnación paused at the plate and watched while his 400th homer flew toward the Mariners’ bullpen beyond left field. He pumped his fists as he circled the bases while his teammates went wild for the milestone.
RENTON, Wash. — Shaquem Griffin will forever be known for far more than what he does on a football field, his tale of overcoming the loss of his left hand at age 4 to make it to the NFL serving as an inspiration long after his playing days are done.
MEXICO CITY — Citing medical reasons, former soccer star Diego Maradona stepped down as coach of the Sinaloa Dorados of Mexico’s second division.
SAO PAULO — Brazilian soccer star Neymar spent about five hours at a police station to undergo questioning about rape allegations against him, one of the final steps in the investigation.
ORLANDO, Fla. — A key NCAA official says six schools are going to be facing allegations of Level I violations as early as next month, the latest fallout in the college basketball corruption scandal.
ATHENS, Ga. — It has never been more difficult to be an official in college football.
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — American prosecutors said they believe two suspects in the shooting of retired Red Sox star David Ortiz are wanted for crimes in the United States, while the father of another suspect said his son belongs to a notorious Dominican gang of drug-dealing hitmen.
RALEIGH, N.C. — Former Duke star Zion Williamson is suing to terminate his contract with a sports marketing company, saying the agency violated the state’s sports agent law.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Los Angeles Angels star Shohei Ohtani became the first Japanese player to hit for the cycle in the majors.
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — Justin Rose closed out his opening round with three straight birdies to lead the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach, which was all he could want.
CHICO, Calif. — Walla Walla Bears No. 9 hitter Kyler Tiner singled, stole second base, took third on a balk, tagged up to score the go-ahead run on a Kobe Morris sacrifice fly, and they held for a 3-2 victory over the Chico Nuts in American Legion baseball action here at the Father’s Day Sum…
OAKLAND, Calif. — Kawhi Leonard raised his arms high in triumph and celebrated Canada’s first NBA championship.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Taylor Jenkins feels confident that Memphis’ new front office will give him enough time to turn around the Grizzlies.
College Place senior guard Madeline Weaver, and Pomeroy junior forward Maddie Dixon, are playing in 2019 Washington/North Idaho All-State Girls Basketball Games at the HUB Sports Center in Spokane on June 22.
OAKLAND, Calif. — Kevin Durant confirmed what everyone most feared: He underwent surgery for a ruptured right Achilles tendon.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Nobody with the Titans will ever wear Eddie George’s No. 27 nor the No. 9 of the late Steve McNair again, players who helped the franchise through its difficult relocation from Houston to Tennessee to its lone Super Bowl berth.
MINNEAPOLIS — To be fair, given the personnel, the experience level and set-up of the bullpen, you’d think it would happen more often. But then again in this stretch of baseball where the Mariners win about once every five games, they haven’t had many late leads to lose.
TUKWILA — MLS is on a two-week FIFA international break and the Sounders are … still playing?
PARIS — FIFA has withdrawn a claim that 1 million tickets have been sold for the Women’s World Cup and now says the total includes people paying nothing to attend games, including VIPs and even medical staff.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Craig Berube made a rare stop in the locker room after the game to address his players. It was important.
VISTA, Calif. — A California judge declared a mistrial Tuesday on the remaining charges against former NFL player Kellen Winslow Jr. after a jury convicted him of raping a 58-year-old homeless woman but could not break a deadlock over two counts of rape involving a 54-year-old hitchhiker and…
BOSTON (AP) — A wounded David Ortiz was recovering from exploratory surgery in Boston on Tuesday as investigators in his native Dominican Republic tried to figure out who shot the former Red Sox slugger and why.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Four-time NBA champion Tony Parker has announced he’s retiring after 18 seasons.
CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA, Calif. — Two-time U.S. Open champion Retief Goosen and three-time LPGA major winner Jan Stephenson were among five people inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in a Monday night ceremony that was as much about comebacks as success.
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — David Ortiz was back in Boston on Monday night for medical care, a day after authorities said the former Red Sox slugger affectionately known as Big Papi was ambushed by a gunman at a bar in his native Dominican Republic.
Walla Walla Sweets outfielder Patrick Caulfield has been selected by the West Coast League as the Player of the Week. .
PRESCOTT — Prescott High has announced this year’s recipient of the Jack Smiley Memorial Scholarship is Tigers senior Anahi Morfin.
SEATTLE — The Washington men’s basketball team is on the wrong side of a five-game losing streak and has lost 12 of the past 13 contests against Gonzaga, but the Huskies aren’t eager to end the annual battles with their cross-state rivals.
RENTON, Wash. — The Seahawks will take the field for one last time this week for mandatory minicamp before taking off for the summer and returning in late July for training camp to get ready for the season.