Seattle's Queen Underwood awarded boxing berth in Olympics
After a few weeks of uneasy waiting, Queen Underwood learned she'll get to fight for an Olympic medal. USA Boxing said Monday that the 28-year-old...
After a few weeks of uneasy waiting, Queen Underwood learned she'll get to fight for an Olympic medal.
USA Boxing said Monday that the 28-year-old lightweight from Seattle has been awarded a berth in the first Olympic women's boxing tournament in London.
Underwood dropped a one-point decision to Norway's Ingrid Egner in the preliminary round of the world championships in China last month, falling just short of Olympic qualification. But she learned Monday she had been chosen for an Olympic spot by AIBA, the international governing body of amateur boxing.
"All this pressure, everything since China, has been so hard," Underwood said. "I now have the chance to write my own story, and my winning the gold medal is now going to be the headline."
Zags get Memphis
SPOKANE — Drew Barham, who played two years for the University of Memphis, will transfer to Gonzaga this fall.
"He can really shoot and has a good feel for the game," Zags coach Mark Few said.
Barham, a 6-foot-7, 195-pound forward, played in 49 games for the Tigers, averaging 2.0 points and 1.1 rebounds. He has two seasons of eligibility remaining.
Everett to retire Halman's number
EVERETT — The Everett AquaSox, the short-season Class A affiliate of the Mariners, will retire the No. 26 of former outfielder Gregory Halman, who died last November at the age of 24.
"Not only was he one of the best players to ever wear an AquaSox uniform, he was a wonderful young man," said Tom Backemeyer, team executive vice president.
In the 2006 and '07 seasons with the AquaSox, Halman batted a combined .291 with 21 home runs, 52 runs batted in and 26 stolen bases in 90 games.
Halman will be honored before Saturday's 7:05 p.m. home game against the Spokane Indians.
• Seattle University baseball coach Donny Harrel has agreed to a new four-year contract.
• Marianne Li, 15, of The First Tee of Greater Seattle is one of 81 juniors from The First Tee facilities worldwide selected to play in the Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach, July 6-8. The official Champions Tour tournament pairs 81 junior golfers with 81 professionals.
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