Madison grad Hawkins working as pro track athlete

Chari Hawkins competes in long jump at a meet in April. The 2010 Madison High School graduate and five-time All-American at Utah State moved to Santa Barbara, Calif., in October and now trains full time with the Santa Barbara Track Club. Photo courtesy of Chari Hawkins

After a storied career at Utah State, 2010 Madison grad Chari Hawkins moved to California in October and now lives and trains with eight other professional athletes as part of the Santa Barbara Track Club.

Wade prepares for another free agent summer

FILE - In this April 29, 2016, file photo, Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade (3) gives a high-five to Luol Deng after Game 6 of an NBA basketball playoffs first-round series against the Charlotte Hornets in Charlotte, N.C. Wade still has every hope of finishing his NBA career in the same manner that it began, wearing a Heat uniform. That's the good news for Heat fans. Now comes the tough part, that being Wade and the team figuring out how to make that a reality. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)

MIAMI (AP) — Dwyane Wade still has every hope of finishing his NBA career in the same manner that it began, wearing a Miami Heat uniform.

Walker tames Orioles in Mariners 5-3 victory

Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Taijuan Walker throws against the Baltimore Orioles during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 30, 2016, in Seattle. ( AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

SEATTLE (AP) — Taijuan Walker held the powerful Orioles to just four hits over 6 1/3 innings, Seth Smith hit a two-run home run and the Seattle Mariners beat Baltimore 5-3 on Thursday night.

McGirt looking for the rare Ohio sweep

William McGirt tees off on the third hole during the first round of the Bridgestone Invitational golf tournament at Firestone Country Club, Thursday, June 30, 2016, in Akron, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — William McGirt won his first PGA Tour event at the Memorial. Two hours up the road in Ohio and one month later, he had a three-shot lead after one round of the Bridgestone Invitational. It’s a familiar theme, just a different character.


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