The 82nd running of the $200,000 Longacres Mile will be on Aug. 13.

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Emerald Downs announced 30 stakes events worth $1,685,000 in purses for its 2017 live racing season that begins April 8.

The majority of stakes are scheduled in the latter half of the 70-day meet, with 13 stakes in August including the 82nd running of the $200,000 Longacres Mile on Aug. 13. The track’s annual centerpiece, the Mile caps a stakes quadruple-header featuring the $65,000 Emerald Distaff for older fillies and mares and a pair of sprints for older horses.

Sundays will feature 27 stakes, beginning with the $50,000 Seattle Stakes for 3-year-old fillies May 7 and concluding with the $65,000 Gottstein Futurity for 2-year-olds Sept. 17.

From July 23 to Aug. 13, championship events will be held in four categories: the $75,000 Washington Oaks, for 3-year-old fillies, July 23; the $75,000 Emerald Downs Derby, for 3-year-olds, July 30; and the Longacres Mile/Emerald Distaff on Aug. 13.

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• It’s been a good week for Washington State’s defense, and their recruiting class increased Tuesday when linebacker Willie Taylor III committed to the Cougars a day after they got a verbal from defensive end Will Rodgers Jr. Taylor, a 6-foot-4, 210-pound outside linebacker from Cochran, Ga., got on the Cougars’ radar through his high-school coach’s friendship with WSU defensive coordinator Alex Grinch. Taylor is rated a two-star recruit by 247Sports.com.

Golf

• In Tucson, Ariz., the University of Washington men’s golf team started off the spring season with a solid third-place finish at the Arizona Intercollegiate. Sophomore Carl Yuan finished in a tie for second overall, a new career best. UW (21-over 873) finished better than six top-50 teams. Oregon won the tournament with an 857. Washington State finished 12th (47-over 899).

Yuan had a career-low 6-under 65 in the final round. Leading the Cougars was sophomore Aaron Whalen, who tied for 23rd.

Elsewhere

• In a rescheduled game from a Jan. 18 matchup that was postponed due to road conditions, the Seattle Thunderbirds beat the Spokane Chiefs 3-2 in overtime at Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena in a Western Hockey League game Tuesday night. Austin Strand scored the game-winner 3:48 into OT for Seattle (26-15-4), on an assist from Keegan Kolesar.

• Seniors Kelsey Plum and Chantel Osahor of the UW women’s basketball team were named to the midseason watch list for the Ann Meyers Drysdale Award.