THURSDAY, AUG. 31, 2006

Today's question

We're back with another discussion question. And I expect some of you football experts out there to respond. You know who you are, so pipe up and write an answer in the comment box below.Now that the preseason schedule is complete, do you think the...

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A tour of Joe Albi

PREP FOOTBALLWelcome to the new Joe Albi Stadium.Some of the changes are obvious, like the new FieldTurf surface. Some are more subtle, like the running water and painted walls in the locker rooms.But all the changes are important – and for the better.Let’s wander around...

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Last preseason game tonight

SEAHAWKSThe Seahawks finish the exhibition season tonight by hosting the Raiders at 7 p.m. With a 1-2 preseason record, Seattle needs a win to finish at .500. As if anyone really cares.What is more important is next week. Toward that end, here are a few...

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The drive would be worth it

PREP FOOTBALL UPDATED 10:27 A.M.; 12:50 P.M.; 3:30 P.M.If there is one prep football game I would like to see this weekend, it is Prosser vs. Southridge at Qwest Field on Saturday. If the Cougars weren't on the tube, I would get in the car...

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Eastern kicks off college season tonight

EASTERN WASHINGTONWe're starting with the Eagles today because they open the season tonight (7) at Oregon State – and because Dave Trimmer posted a blog entry already. Check there for links to stories from the OSU perspective – there are a lot.The Eastern game is...

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 30, 2006

Bonus coverage

COUGARSHere is an Associated Press notebook from Auburn.By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports WriterAUBURN, Ala. - Rodgeriqus Smith walked up to fellow Auburn receiver Courtney Taylor before fall camp bursting with confidence."Man, I'm going to start," he pronounced.It was a bold statement for a walk-on who...

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Eagles will fly in Corvallis tomorrow

COLLEGE FOOTBALLWhen Eastern Washington opens the college football season tomorrow night in Corvallis, the game will have special meaning to Eagle running back Ryan Cole. If you want to know why, read Dave Trimmer's feature from today's paper.There is more on the game on Dave's...

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Soriano still in hospital

MARINERSIf you were watching the Mariners game last night, like I was, you probably saw Rafael Soriano take a line drive off his forehead.The sickening sight of Soriano taking the blow and falling to the ground was all just about anyone could talk about this...

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Your territory? Forget about it

CHIEFSThe lead story in The S-R sports section today was sort of loopy.In a nutshell, the CHL's decision concerning Trevor Lewis is idiotic on about three different levels.Either the three leagues that make up the CHL have territories or they don't. If they do, then...

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TUESDAY, AUG. 29, 2006

Little kids, big impact

LITTLE LEAGUEWhen my eldest son was about six, he got me hooked on watching the Little League World Series.All he ever wanted was to play in Williamsport, a dream that was unreachable for him, because we didn't have Little League in Spokane at the time....

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Spartans on the horizon

UW AND PAC-10 FOOTBALL As always, there is more about Husky football than you could ever read in today's Puget Sound newspapers, but we've waded through them, and here are our nominees as the most interesting.The Seattle Times, like the paper did with the Cougs...

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It's not the heat, it's the running game

WSU FOOTBALLIt's only a few days until the Cougars open their season at Auburn, everyone's pick to the win the Southeast Conference and a team ranked as high fourth in the nation.Glenn Kasses has been putting links to stories about the Tigers on his blog,...

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MONDAY, AUG. 28, 2006

A surprise on the tube

If you are waiting until 5 p.m. to watch the Little League World Series title game, you better turn on ESPN2 now. The game started at 5 p.m. Eastern, or 2 p.m. our time. Through 3 1/2 innings, Georgia leads Japan 2-1. on Cody Walker's...

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First look at the preps

First the links. We are trying something a little different at The S-R this year: Running our team-by-team prep previews online, instead of in the print edition.On the Washington side, we kicked off today with the Northeast A football. Like all Washington leagues,the NEA underwent...

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Wait for me

So we have to wait until tonight to figure out who is the best Little League team in the world.But it could be worse. Heck, we have to wait until Thursday before we start to find out how good the local college football teams are...

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SUNDAY, AUG. 27, 2006

Sundays are made for TV

Sunday is a day to sit back, relax and watch Little League on TV, isn't it?But first, a few words from our sponsor, The Spokesman-Review.Our coverage of the Shock af2 championship win, with Blanchette's column and his game story.Shifting gears, you can find Glenn Kasses'...

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SATURDAY, AUG. 26, 2006

Shock vs. Green Bay - ArenaCup

It’s 4:07 and the Yankee game is just in the seventh inning.Why is that important? Because the Shock game is on KAYU, the same channel as the Angels vs. Yankee game, that is now in the eighth.Sorry you Angel fans, I think KAYU will cut...

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FRIDAY, AUG. 25, 2006

The nightly news

While reading through some stories this evening, I noticed I didn't post anything today of interest to Husky fans.No, I don't have a WSU bias. I just didn't find all that much I thought you would be interested in. Now I have.It come from Bob...

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Short or tall running backs?

I was reading USA Today's college football preview, and noticed Mike Lopresti's column about the upcoming season. One of the more interesting notes he had in the column concerned the nation's leading returning rusher, Northern Illinois' Garrett Wolfe. You see, Wolfe, who ran for 1,580...

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Seahawks out of here

The Seahawks left Cheney – it's a good thing, really, because the Cheney police risk carpal tunnel every year with all the tickets they write – and Dave Trimmer caught up with Julian Peterson after the final practice. It's obvious Peterson is new to the...

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Golfing in copper country

One of the things the Inland Northwest is known for is its availability of affordable, playable and scenic golf courses. And that number is growing every summer. One of the newest ones is Circling Raven in Worley, site of this year's PGA Sectional tournament the...

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Hard to find

There's no doubt about it. If you want news about the Idaho Vandals and the Eastern Eagles, there are very few places either to get it (as in the case of the Eagles) or to get it for free (Vandals).While we were away, Dave Trimmer...

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TUESDAY, AUG. 22, 2006

The return of the head Silvertip

OK, so I lied.As I was looking for college football stories, I came across these two stories concerning the Everett Silvertips Back to The Future-like changing of the guard.Doug Soetaert, who built the current WHL U.S. Division champions before leaving for an NHL job prior...

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Time to weigh in

After reading all the stories mentioned below about the Mariners, I feel like something of an expert. Well, I feel something.Sick is more like it.Sick of the Mariners falling apart. Sick of the management in the dugout and above. Sick of paying mucho bucks to...

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How long will Sigfried stick?

We will start this fine Tuesday with a tough question.Will Chris Siegfried leave the Shock? Jim Meehan examines that question in today's paper. An interesting fact I didn't know, but I should have surmised: Coaches in arenafootball2 also have a salary scale, just like the...

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