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THURSDAY, JAN. 11, 2007



Jones' last hurrah at Lakeside

PREPSIf you had a chance to see today's S-R, you know wrestling took center stage – and most of the front page – on this, Prep Page day.Mike Vlahovich's column features a look at the end of era at Lakeside High, where Scott Jones (pictured;...

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 10, 2007

Carroll says he staying in LA

COLLEGE FOOTBALLJust one note I want to talk about.USC's Pete Carroll held a press conference Tuesday and said he's not leaving the Trojans, even if someone offers him everything he wants.I guess I'm being cynical but my first thought was: So how long before he...

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McGwire will be voters' pinata for a while

BASEBALLOK, I'm happy.Mark McGwire received enough votes to stay on the Hall of Fame ballot. He didn't receive enough to be elected to the Hall. So his name will be brought up every year, his action debated, his muscles examined. The steroid issue will stay...

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Grabner gets healthier moment by moment

CHIEFS, WHLThe Spokane Chiefs will host the Kamloops Blazers tonight (7; 790-AM) at the Arena, coming in playing on a roll.A big part of that is the play of 19-year-old Michael Grabner the last six games. Jeff Bunch profiles Grabner and his most recent "Grabner...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 9, 2007

How bad are the rookies?

MORRISON WATCHKevin Brewer of the Washington Times thinks this is the worst NBA rookie class of all time.He might be right, but it would help his argument if he got his facts right. He calls Morrison "the rare great college player who stayed in school...

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Ripken, Gwynn elected to Hall of Fame

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLThe Hall of Fame voting was just announced and, though neither was a unanimous choice, Cal Ripken and Tony Gwynn were elected on the first ballot. You can see the AP story here.Ripken was named on 98.53 of the ballots, third best percentage...

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Akey fills remainder of staff

VANDALSRobb Akey is an energetic person. He also doesn't waste a lot of time.The Vandals' new football coach has filled his coaching staff, announcing four new additions Monday. They include Mark Criner, whose uncle Herb is a Coeur d'Alene football coaching legend. Check Jim Meehan's...

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All the news about the Cougars we can fit

COUGARS UPDATED: 10:35 A.M.There is basketball news – big news – and football news.You can catch up at Glenn Kasses' blog, and you can read today's stories in the S-R.The biggest news, of course, is the Cougs being ranked for the first time since 1983,...

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MONDAY, JAN. 8, 2007

It wasn't pretty but it was another win

BULLDOGSIt was supposed to be a high-scoring affair. Instead it turned out to be a sloppy, methodical Gonzaga win, 69-52, over Pepperdine at the McCarthey Athletic Center.You can read the game story here.I'll be back soon with a commentary.

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SUNDAY, JAN. 7, 2007

Hawks headed to Chicago ... and other stuff

Some late links for your Sunday evening reading …The Hawks' opponent for next weekend has been decided. With the Philadelphia Eagles winning, Seattle will be headed to Chicago to face the Bears. Expect more than a handful of stories about Rex Grossman, Brian Griese and...

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SATURDAY, JAN. 6, 2007

What a day

COLLEGE BASKETBALLIf you know me, you know I love basketball. Call it my secondary passion - eating doughnuts would be No. 1.So today was heaven, or would have been if there was a Dunkin' Donuts in Pullman.I understand the Seahawks won (don't tell me how...

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What a win for Cougars

COUGARSOK, it took five minutes more than it probably should have, but maybe that made it sweeter.And least that seemed to be the impression of the students who rushed the Friel Court floor after WSU had knocked off seventh-ranked Arizona 77-73 in overtime Saturday night.To...

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Zags return to normalcy

ZAGSWe're here in Pullman and the ride was incredibly easy. Now we can take some time and look back at this afternoon's Gonzaga game.Talk about split personality. Now the question is, how split?How much was Gonzaga's 97-62 victory over Loyola Marymount, in the West Coast...

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Some keys for the WCC opener

ZAGSAs Gonzaga prepares to open West Coast Conference play today, and you prepare to watch on TV, here's a couple of key elements to keep track of.- How does Matthew Knight look? The 6-foot-8 senior center has missed the last couple games with a knee...

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Ferris has little trouble remaining undefeated

PREPSBecause today is going to be so crowded with trying to cover two college basketball games – can you imagine the hype we could be letting loose? "It's doubleheader Saturday on thE SPortsliNk!" – this post is going to be a short one.From The Spokesman-Review...

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FRIDAY, JAN. 5, 2007




There is hope for UI

VANDALSAnother game, another … well you know. But there is hope on the horizon. After all San Jose State is in the Western Athletic Conference. And UI (2-11, 0-1 WAC) has a date with the Spartans in Moscow on Feb. 1 – and even Louisiana...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 4, 2007

Eastern holds off Bears for road win

EAGLESTalk about hanging on. Eastern led most of the game, and built a 16-point lead early in the second half. But the combination of some sloppy ball-handling, passive defense and erratic free-throw shooting allowed the Bears to inch their way back.But the Eagles hit enough...

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