VANCOUVER — Atop BC Place’s championship stage Sunday, 21 U.S. women’s national team players formed a semi-circle around Abby Wambach and Christie Rampone. The squad’s longest-serving members accepted the gold-plated World Cup trophy from FIFA senior vice president Issa Hayatou and, on the count of three, hoisted it to the heavens.
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Youth baseball and softball teams are preparing for or are in the midst of postseason tournaments throughout the Twin Harbors and Western Washington.
CHEHALIS — Twin Cities used its pitchers to keep Willapa Harbor from a chance at a state tournament berth on Monday afternoon.
ELMA — Fireworks in the air. Fireworks on the track. The holiday weekend was an appropriate setting for the inaugural Fred Brownfield Classic.
District III Little League Tournaments
SEATTLE — One of the questions surrounding Hisashi Iwakuma was when he would return to Seattle’s starting rotation, and by taking the mound Monday night, he provided an answer.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Austin Dillon walked away from a violent crash at Daytona International Speedway early Monday morning with a bruised tailbone and forearm and a strong opinion about racing at NASCAR’s fastest tracks.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Dale Earnhardt Jr. won a rain-delayed Coke Zero 400 that stretched into the early hours of Monday and featured a fence-mangling accident involving Austin Dillon at the end of the race.
Cosi Lions Scholarship Golf Tournament set
VANCOUVER, British Columbia — For a time when she was younger, Carli Lloyd wasn’t sure she belonged on the U.S. national team.
OAKLAND, Calif. — Nelson Cruz knew he was getting All-Star votes from the Dominican Republic. But he believes it was the Mariners fans who pushed him over the top.
OAKLAND, Calif. — They can’t all be shutouts for Mike Montgomery. The rookie left-hander couldn’t quite repeat what he’d done in his past two outings — tossing scoreless, complete-game gems.
OAKLAND, Calif. — Shutout, nine runs, shutout.