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The Showcase golf fundraiser at Coeur d’Alene Resort returns with long list of celebrities

UPDATED: Thu., July 19, 2018, 6:08 p.m.

The Showcase officially turns five years old next week and the celebrity-driven cancer fundraiser has grown up in a hurry. The event is back with another impressive list of celebrities, including newcomers such as Roger Clemens, Jim McMahon, Eric Dickerson and Marcus Allen, and returnees like Ryan Longwell, Shane Victorino, Bruce Bowen and Fred McGriff.

Spokane heavyweight Chauncy Welliver returns to ring

UPDATED: Wed., July 18, 2018, 10:30 p.m.

Welliver faces MMA fighter Ruben Roundstone on Friday at the Civic Center in Butte, Welliver’s first fight on U.S. soil since 2012 and his first fight overall in two years.

Spokane chosen as regional site for 2021, 2022 Women’s NCAA Tournament

UPDATED: Wed., July 18, 2018, 5:23 p.m.

Spokane will host NCAA women’s basketball regionals in 2021 and 2022. Other hosts for 2021 are Cincinnati; Albany, New York; and H-E-B Center in Cedar Park, Texas, near Austin. In 2022, Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Connecticut; Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina; and Intrust Bank Arena in Wichita, Kansas, will host along with Spokane.

Jim Meehan: Clarkston native Joel Dahmen makes entertaining climb up PGA ladder

Raise your hand if you teed it up Tiger Woods for the first time, lit up the Twittersphere and put together the best stretch of golf of your promising career. All in the last two weeks. There’s only one guy on the planet that has done that: Joel Dahmen, the Clarkston native who is having a ball on and off the course.

Russell Grove hoping to write different ending at 2018 Rosauers Open

UPDATED: Wed., July 11, 2018, 5:56 p.m.

The North Idaho College golf coach walked off the 18th green after making his sixth birdie in seven holes for an apparent two-stroke win. However, minutes later carts took Grove, playing partners Derek Berg and Jason Molner and their caddies back to No. 6, where it was determined Grove had violated a rule by improving his lie, area of intended stance or swing or line of play, apparently by moving a live branch.

Spokane Shadow eliminated from NPSL West Region playoffs

Freddie Braun’s goal late in the first half snapped a 1-all tie and held up in the end as Portland defeated the Spokane Shadow 2-1 in a National Premier Soccer League West Region quarterfinal Saturday night at Spokane Falls Community College.

Vinnie Murphy, Drew Reinland move to top of Lilac City Invitational leaderboard

UPDATED: Sat., July 7, 2018, 9:20 p.m.

Saturday is known as moving day in 72-hole golf tournaments and that’s exactly what unfolded at the Lilac City Invitational. The movement went in both directions on another windy day at the Fairways. Vinnie Murphy, of Linden Country Club in Puyallup, Clarkston’s Drew Reinland and Spokane’s Dylan Maine climbed up the leaderboard while second-round leader Shane Prante missed an opportunity to take control of the tournament.