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Sweets rally in ninth for win over AppleSox

Kyle Nixon towered a sacrifice fly to right field that capped a two-run, ninth-inning rally Thursday night as the Walla Walla Sweets rallied from behind for a 3-2 victory over the Wenatchee AppleSox in a West Coast League baseball game seen by 1,164 fans at Borleske Stadium.

Blazers reach big deal with Lillard

When Damian Lillard agreed to a new maximum contract extension with the Trail Blazers on Thursday, it may have been the beginning of a changing of the guard in Portland.

M’s bats sputter in 4-0 loss to A’s

OAKLAND, Calif. — Two wins in a row might have been a rarity for the Mariners in the last six weeks, but three wins in a row seems like an impossibility. Officially, they’ve done it just three times this season.

Sounders hope to start anew after rough June

SEATTLE — Odd as it may seem to say about a team riding a three-match MLS losing streak, there was a sense of lightness around Sounders camp this week, a collective loosening of the shoulders.

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Friday's Glance, Scoreboard

Friday's Glance, Scoreboard

Women’s World Cup field puts haves, have-nots on display

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — One of the benefits of an expanded field of 24 teams at the Women’s World Cup this year was that there were lots of fresh faces playing in Canada, teams like Ivory Coast, Ecuador and Cameroon.

Chargers TE Gates among trio suspended for PEDs

NEW YORK — Three-time All-Pro tight end Antonio Gates of San Diego will be suspended the first four games of the 2015 season along with New York Jets defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson and Dallas linebacker Rolando McClain for violating NFL drug policies.

Tiger Woods shoots 4-under 66 at Greenbrier Classic

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — For a change, Tiger Woods got off to a good start.

Wade accepts $20 million, one-year deal to stay with Heat

MIAMI — After 12 years with the Miami Heat, Dwyane Wade needed a reminder of how much the franchise valued him.

Free-agent guard Matthews agrees to four-year deal with Mavs

DALLAS — Free agent guard Wesley Matthews and the Mavericks have agreed on a four-year deal with financial terms that will depend on whether center DeAndre Jordan decides to join him in Dallas.