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Spain's Rafael Nadal holds the trophy as he celebrates winning the final match of the French Open tennis tournament against Serbia's Novak Djokovic in three sets, 6-0, 6-2, 7-5, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Nadal ties Federer at 20 Slams by beating Djokovic in Paris

He had a surprisingly dominant 6-0, 6-2, 7-5 victory over the No. 1-ranked Djokovic on Sunday.

Spain's Rafael Nadal holds the trophy as he celebrates winning the final match of the French Open tennis tournament against Serbia's Novak Djokovic in three sets, 6-0, 6-2, 7-5, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
FILE - This March 1960 file photo shows New York Yankee pitcher Whitey Ford. A family member tells The Associated Press on Friday, Oct. 9, 2020 that Ford died at his Long Island home Thursday night.(AP Photo, File)

Legendary Yankees ace Whitey Ford dies at age 91

His 10 wins in the World Series are still most in Major League Baseball history.

FILE - This March 1960 file photo shows New York Yankee pitcher Whitey Ford. A family member tells The Associated Press on Friday, Oct. 9, 2020 that Ford died at his Long Island home Thursday night.(AP Photo, File)
FILE - In this March 1968 file photo, St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Bob Gibson is pictured during baseball spring training in Florida. Gibson, the dominating pitcher who won a record seven consecutive World Series starts and set a modern standard for excellence when he finished the 1968 season with a 1.12 ERA, died Friday, Oct. 2, 2020. He was 84. (AP Photo, File)

Bob Gibson, Hall of Fame ace for Cardinals, dies at 84

The two-time Cy Young Award winner spent his entire 17-year career with St. Louis.

FILE - In this March 1968 file photo, St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Bob Gibson is pictured during baseball spring training in Florida. Gibson, the dominating pitcher who won a record seven consecutive World Series starts and set a modern standard for excellence when he finished the 1968 season with a 1.12 ERA, died Friday, Oct. 2, 2020. He was 84. (AP Photo, File)
Seattle Seahawks' Jermaine Kearse catches the game-winning touchdown pass in front of Green Bay Packers' Tramon Williams during overtime of the NFL football NFC Championship game Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, in Seattle. The Seahawks won 28-22 to advance to Super Bowl XLIX. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Kearse, author of many big moments for Seahawks, retires

The wide receiver who also starred at UW was a clutch performer during Seattle’s Super Bowl years.

Seattle Seahawks' Jermaine Kearse catches the game-winning touchdown pass in front of Green Bay Packers' Tramon Williams during overtime of the NFL football NFC Championship game Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, in Seattle. The Seahawks won 28-22 to advance to Super Bowl XLIX. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
California cool, Wolff takes detour to U.S. Open lead

California cool, Wolff takes detour to U.S. Open lead

The 21-year-old hits just two fairways but still matches the lowest major score ever at Winged Foot.

California cool, Wolff takes detour to U.S. Open lead
Reed takes lead as Winged Foot bites back at U.S. Open

Reed takes lead as Winged Foot bites back at U.S. Open

His even-par 70 gave him a one-shot lead as only six golfers end the second round in red numbers.

Reed takes lead as Winged Foot bites back at U.S. Open
Thomas takes U.S. Open lead with 65 on soft, kind Winged Foot

Thomas takes U.S. Open lead with 65 on soft, kind Winged Foot

It was the lowest score in an Open at the course, which is hosting for the sixth time since 1929.

Thomas takes U.S. Open lead with 65 on soft, kind Winged Foot
Sue Bird (left) and Breanna Stewart are looking to lead the Seattle Storm to the WNBA championship, just as they did in 2018. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

POLL RESULTS: Readers have big belief in the Seattle Storm

More than three-quarters of the voters picked the Storm to claim the WNBA championship.

Sue Bird (left) and Breanna Stewart are looking to lead the Seattle Storm to the WNBA championship, just as they did in 2018. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Breanna Stewart and the Seattle Storm begin their WNBA playoff run Sunday in the semifinals against a yet-to-be-determined opponent. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

POLL: Will the Storm win the WNBA championship?

Seattle tied for the league’s best record and enters the playoffs as the No. 2 seed.

Breanna Stewart and the Seattle Storm begin their WNBA playoff run Sunday in the semifinals against a yet-to-be-determined opponent. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
Anothertwistafate races to convincing win at Longacres Mile

Anothertwistafate races to convincing win at Longacres Mile

The favorite wins by over four lengths in the 85th running of the Northwest’s premier horse race.

Anothertwistafate races to convincing win at Longacres Mile
Chiefs rolls past Texans in opener of NFL season

Chiefs rolls past Texans in opener of NFL season

The defending champs begin the unusual campaign with a dominant 34-20 victory.

Chiefs rolls past Texans in opener of NFL season
Unusual Longacres Mile set for Thursday night

Unusual Longacres Mile set for Thursday night

The Northwest’s premier horse race will be held on a weekday, and without fans for the first time ever.

Unusual Longacres Mile set for Thursday night
Arizona Diamondbacks’ Steven Souza Jr. bats against the Cincinnati Reds during a spring baseball game in Scottsdale, Ariz., Wednesday, March 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Everett’s Souza designated for assignment by Chicago Cubs

It’s the latest setback for the 31-year-old outfielder, who has been dogged by injuries since hitting 30 homers for Tampa Bay in 2017.

Arizona Diamondbacks’ Steven Souza Jr. bats against the Cincinnati Reds during a spring baseball game in Scottsdale, Ariz., Wednesday, March 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
4 players with local ties stick on initial NFL rosters
4 players with local ties stick on initial NFL rosters
Authentic upsets Tiz the Law to win Kentucky Derby

Authentic upsets Tiz the Law to win Kentucky Derby

The win gives trainer Bob Baffert a record-tying sixth Derby victory.

Authentic upsets Tiz the Law to win Kentucky Derby
Next UFC fight scheduled for local MMA star Granger

Next UFC fight scheduled for local MMA star Granger

The Glacier Peak graduate will face Ashley Yoder in a strawweight bout on Nov. 14.

Next UFC fight scheduled for local MMA star Granger
Players take a knee during the Canadian national anthem before an NBA basketball game between the Toronto Raptors and the Milwaukee Bucks on Aug. 10 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo, Mike Ehrmann)

POLL RESULTS: Majority accept athletes’ social protests

In this week’s poll, 58% said they accept games getting postponed as athletes protest injustice.

Players take a knee during the Canadian national anthem before an NBA basketball game between the Toronto Raptors and the Milwaukee Bucks on Aug. 10 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo, Mike Ehrmann)
The Herald’s 2019-20 Man of the Year in Sports: Jake Luton

The Herald’s 2019-20 Man of the Year in Sports: Jake Luton

The MP alum battled through numerous major injuries at Oregon State to be drafted the NFL’s Jaguars.

The Herald’s 2019-20 Man of the Year in Sports: Jake Luton
Former Silvertips star, Thunderbirds star renew rivalry

Former Silvertips star, Thunderbirds star renew rivalry

Mathew Barzal’s N.Y. Islanders lead Carter Hart’s Philadelphia Flyers 3-2 in the Stanley Cup playoffs.

Former Silvertips star, Thunderbirds star renew rivalry
Referees huddle on an empty court at game time of a scheduled game between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Orlando Magic last Wednesday in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The Bucks boycotted the game to protest the police shooting of Jacob Blake. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/TNS)

POLL: Where do you stand on game postponement protests?

Professional sports came to a halt last week in protest of the police shooting of Jacob Blake.

Referees huddle on an empty court at game time of a scheduled game between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Orlando Magic last Wednesday in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The Bucks boycotted the game to protest the police shooting of Jacob Blake. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/TNS)
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