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Eagles deep at linebacker

With its top two linebackers held out of contact drills, EWU has gotten a glimpse at its depth behind them.

Royals’ Shields fans 12 in 5-1 win over Astros

James Shields struck out 12 in eight innings and the Royals completed a three-game sweep of the Astros.

NBA playoffs tip Saturday

Two-time champion LeBron James leads the Heat against the Bobcats in round one.

Duke’s Parker declares for NBA Draft

Jabari Parker is hoping to become Duke’s latest one-and-done star to become the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft.

Puig faces death threats over escape from Cuba

The smugglers who helped Los Angeles Dodgers star Yasiel Puig leave Cuba on a speedboat have made death threats against him and against a Cuban boxer who says he defected with Puig, according to court documents.

Kentucky guard Young declares for NBA Draft

Kentucky guard James Young will enter the NBA draft, becoming the first of the Wildcats’ heralded freshmen to turn pro.

Former NFL receiver Johnson signs with CFL

Former NFL star Chad Johnson will make his return to the gridiron in the Canadian Football League.

Former safety Sharper loses bid to be released on bail

Former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper lost his bid to be released on bail in a sexual assault case after an Arizona judge found there’s enough evidence to move forward with charges against him in that state.

Missouri coach Haith in position to replace Manning

Missouri coach Frank Haith is in position to replace Danny Manning at Tulsa.

Durants drops 42 points in regular season finale

Kevin Durant scored 42 points, including 21 in the fourth quarter, and the Thunder secured the No. 2 playoff seed in the Western Conference by rallying from 10-point fourth-quarter deficit to beat the Detroit Pistons 112-111 Wednesday night in Oklahoma City.

Whitman women edge Linfield, 69-58

Whitman College defeated Northwest Conference foe Linfield 69-58 Friday at George Ball Court.