After sitting out, Jacob Eason in mix for Washington QB job

Football 04/03/19, 17:35

Washington's Jacob Eason was arguably the most accomplished scout team quarterback in the country last season.Not many QBs who spent last season running the plays used by Stanford, Oregon State and other Pac-12 opponents had the kind of credentials Eason brought with him after transferring from Georgia.Yet despite his experience ...

Harper homers in DC return, Phils beat Nats 8-2

Baseball 04/03/19, 00:36

Bryce Harper crushed a long home run for his third hit while performing to jeers in his return to Washington, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Nationals 8-2 Tuesday night for the franchise's best start in over a century.Maikel Franco also homered for the Phillies, baseball's only undefeated team at ...

Pioneering legal pot states aim to ease rules on industry

Business 04/02/19, 09:29

When Washington and Colorado launched their pioneering marijuana industries in the face of U.S. government prohibition, they imposed strict rules in hopes of keeping the U.S. Justice Department at bay.Businesses would need to track plants and products with bar codes. Regulators would have to approve money invested to ensure it ...

New Cougars coach Kyle Smith has winning pedigree

Basketball 04/01/19, 15:45

New Washington State coach Kyle Smith has a winning pedigree.He has his work cut out for him in Pullman.Smith was introduced Monday as the head coach of a program that hasn't had a winning season since 2012. His predecessor, Ernie Kent, was fired after going 58-98, 22-68 in the Pac-12, ...

Washington Senate honors former Mariner Edgar Martinez

Baseball 04/01/19, 15:31

The Washington Senate has passed a resolution congratulating Edgar Martinez on his recent election to the Baseball Hall of Fame and thanking him for his long, storied career with the Seattle Mariners.The chamber passed the resolution Monday as Martinez watched with his daughter, Jacqueline.In his tenth and final year on ...

Injury questions linger for teams headed to regional finals

Sports 03/30/19, 02:02

Kentucky got PJ Washington back just in time, Duke hung on without Cam Reddish, and Auburn's thrill from a huge win was tempered by a potentially serious injury to Chuma Okeke.The injury questions piled up in NCAA Sweet 16 games in the East and Midwest regions, all with the potential ...

Service for slain Washington state deputy draws thousands

U.S. 03/28/19, 18:35

More than a thousand people, including hundreds of law enforcement officers, gathered Thursday at a memorial service for a Washington state sheriff's deputy who was killed last week by a road rage suspect living in the country illegally.Uniformed officers lined a street and saluted as a white hearse brought the ...

Cano’s HR, deGrom’s 10 Ks lift Mets past Scherzer, Nats 2-0

Sports 03/28/19, 15:09

Robinson Cano homered in his debut at-bat for the Mets then added a late RBI single, Jacob deGrom outpitched Max Scherzer as each struck out at least 10 in a sterling matchup between the winners of the past three NL Cy Young Awards, and New York edged the Bryce Harper-less ...

Trade panel: Boeing got unfair US tax breaks, hurting Airbus

World 03/28/19, 12:02

Delivering final word in a nearly 14-year standoff, a World Trade Organization body has ruled Boeing received illegal U.S. subsidies via tax breaks from Washington state that damaged sales by European archrival Airbus. The decision by the WTO's appellate body considered whether planemaker and defense company Boeing had complied with a ...

Washington Legislature votes to raise smoking age to 21

Health 03/27/19, 18:28

A proposal to raise the smoking and vaping age to 21 in Washington has passed the Legislature, putting the state on the precipice of becoming the ninth state to make such a change.Lawmakers in the state Senate approved the measure 33-12 on Wednesday with supporters saying it would reduce youth ...

Source: Kyle Smith hired as Washington State coach

Basketball 03/27/19, 16:36

Washington State has hired Kyle Smith as its new men's basketball coach following the disappointing tenure of Ernie Kent.A person with knowledge of the hiring said Wednesday that Smith was given a six-year deal. The person spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because the hiring had ...

In data-driven age, ‘honor’ of opening day start still big

Sports 03/25/19, 14:33

As spring training neared its conclusion, a reporter mentioned to Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez that Max Scherzer was not precisely on schedule to start on opening day."He's going to be lined up," Martinez said with a laugh. "Come Thursday at 1:05, he'll be on the mound."Of course he will. ...

Road rage suspect who killed deputy was in US illegally

Texas 03/21/19, 17:00

The road rage suspect who killed a sheriff's deputy, wounded a police officer and died in a central Washington state shootout this week was living in the United States illegally, the federal government said Thursday. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Juan Manuel Flores Del Toro, 29, was a citizen of ...

Update: Man who killed deputy was in US illegally

U.S. 03/21/19, 16:42

The Latest on a sheriff's deputy killed in Washington state (all times local):2:45 p.m.The federal government says the man who killed a sheriff's deputy and wounded a police officer in a central Washington state shootout was in the United States illegally.This undated photo released by the Kittitas County Sheriff's Office ...

Kentucky’s top player nursing injured foot heading into NCAA

Sports 03/20/19, 17:44

As the Kentucky Wildcats went through a casual shoot-around the day before their opening game of the NCAA tournament, complete with a blaring band and thousands of blue-clad fans watching every move, something was missing.Their best player.PJ Washington, a rare sophomore amid John Calipari's latest batch of fabulous freshmen, sprained ...

Washington state deputy shot and killed by road rage suspect

U.S. 03/20/19, 16:01

A sheriff's deputy was killed in central Washington state and a police officer was shot and wounded after they exchanged gunfire with a road rage driving suspect, authorities said Wednesday. The events unfolded Tuesday evening when the two officers tried to stop the suspect's vehicle after authorities received a complaint about ...

Update: Slain Washington state deputy had wife, 3 kids

U.S. 03/20/19, 12:53

The Latest on shooting that killed a Washington state sheriff's deputy (all times local):10:55 a.m.Authorities have identified a Washington state sheriff's deputy who was killed and police officer who was wounded in a shootout during an attempted traffic stop.The body of a Kittitas County Sheriff's deputy is draped with a ...

Bryce Harper aims to deliver a World Series title in Philly

Baseball 03/19/19, 14:04

Bryce Harper came to Philadelphia to do the one thing he didn't accomplish in Washington: Win in October.The Phillies gave him one of the biggest contracts in baseball history to deliver."I want to be on Broad Street and hold a (World Series) trophy over my head," Harper said after signing ...

MLB ’19: Returns for Harper, Machado highlight 2019 schedule

Baseball 03/17/19, 20:36

Bryce, Manny and Ichiro. London calling, and Cleveland rocks. Lots of intrigue on the baseball schedule this summer.Here are a handful of dates to mark on the calendar:WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper bats against the Toronto Blue Jays during the third inning of a spring training baseball game Saturday, ...

UNCG, Indiana, Bama and TCU earn top seeds in NIT

Basketball 03/17/19, 20:31

UNC Greensboro, Indiana, Alabama and TCU are the No. 1 seeds for the 32-team National Invitation Tournament.UNC Greensboro (28-6) was hoping to give the Southern Conference its first at-large NCAA Tournament bid and appeared to be in the field until Oregon upset Washington for the Pac-12 title on Saturday night.The ...

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