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FRIDAY, DEC. 28, 2012


Chiefs blank Ice 1-0

Eric Williams recorded the shutout and Todd Fiddler scored the lone goal Friday night as the Spokane Chiefs returned from a long break to edge Kootenay on the road. Read story

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Eight, nine, hey, what happened to 10? 

A GRIP ON SPORTS Now that Christmas is starting to fade in the rearview mirror like the last gas station before the Mojave Desert, it's time for the sports world to get back to normal. And it is around here, with Gonzaga returning to the...

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Friday links 

COUGARS The Washington State basketball team will be back in action tomorrow in Kennewick. We try to get back in the swing of things with a few Pac-12 links this morning. Read on.

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THURSDAY, DEC. 27, 2012


Bears pose big challenge for GU

Gonzaga, which hasn't played since defeating Campbell on Dec. 19th, returns to the court against visiting Baylor on Friday night. The Bears have a talented guard line, led by Pierre Jackson, and a pair of interior standouts in Cory Jefferson and Isaiah Austin. Read more...

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Vandals add former USC walk-on QB 

A week ago Idaho football coach Paul Petrino said the Vandals weren't likely to add a junior-college quarterback who would compete in spring camp. But that changed this past weekend, when the Vandals signed former USC preferred walk-on Anthony Neyer. The 6-foot-2, 215-pound junior-to-be spent...

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GU’s Przemek Karnowski took long trip home to Poland to see family, friends. (Jesse Tinsley)

A long, rewarding trip

The Zags are back at practice, including Przemek Karnowski, who squeezed in a trip home to Poland during the holiday break that required essentially two days of travel . The big man said he was feeling some of the effects of the Spokane-to-Torun, Torun-to-Spokane venture,...

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Pro Bowl a two-edged sword 

A GRIP ON SPORTS There is one NFL story you can count on this time of year. Actually, let's make that two. There is the one about the players who made the Pro Bowl. And there's the one about how the players who didn't will...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 26, 2012

Young Reinhart ignites Ice

The Spokane Chiefs will get their first look at the Kootenay Ice on Friday (on the road) and Saturday (at the Arena). Here's a story from last month about Ice phenom Sam Reinhart, who has been described as a 17-year-old with a 20-year-old's brain. Read...

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Dayton women ride high

One year ago in Las Vegas, the Gonzaga women defeated Dayton 82-76. Dayton was 6-4 after the loss. Now the Flyers are 12-0 and one of the biggest surprises of the 2012-13 season. Read story

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Presley takes positive steps

This week's women's basketball notebook leads with Washington State sophomore point guard Tia Presley, the Gonzaga Prep product who is bouncing back from last year's season-ending injury. Read story

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Today exceeds expectations

A GRIP ON SPORTS When I pulled myself out of bed today, I was expecting a light morning. After all, the day after Christmas couldn't be too overwhelming could it? About the only thing I thought I would be linking were boxing stories from England....

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TUESDAY, DEC. 25, 2012

Merry Christmas to each of you 

A GRIP ON SPORTS It's Christmas morning and the stockings are hung on the mantle with care (the reason this is a bit late; that had to come first). But we also have a few stocking stuffers for you. Read on.

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Merry Christmas to all 

COUGARS FROM LONGVIEW -- We're back home for the holidays with Washington State out of action until its Saturday game in the Tri Cities (and the Cougars have a few days away from practice for the holidays, too). As expected, there isn't a whole lot...

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MONDAY, DEC. 24, 2012

That's what winning feels like 

A GRIP ON SPORTS Kind of fun, wasn't it? A Sunday night game that live up to its hype – if you are a Seahawks fan. I am assuming most of you are, so I'm also assuming you had a great time yelling at the...

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Christmas Eve links, but not many

COUGARS FROM SEATTLE -- We won't lie. There just isn't a heck of a lot of news out there today, what with Christmas now fewer than 24 hours away. But we still scavenged the web for anything that might be of interest, so read on.

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SUNDAY, DEC. 23, 2012

Where is the Wayback Machine? 

A GRIP ON SPORTS You know, if this were 2005, the Mariners would have had a heck of an off-season. But it's 2012, nearly 2013 and this offseason has been, well, nothing less than mystifying. Read on.

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SATURDAY, DEC. 22, 2012

Your eyes may just pop out 

A GRIP ON SPORTS You like college basketball? Well, today's your day. Pick up the remote, sit down in your favorite chair and watch an extravaganza that will last long enough to induce bed sores. Read on.

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Recapping WSU's Seattle experience 

COUGARS FROM SEATTLE -- Washington State practices later this morning before boarding a bus and heading back to Pullman, though some players are dispersing from here for their Christmas break. We're not on break quite yet. Here are some links to fill your Saturday morning.

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FRIDAY, DEC. 21, 2012

Tale of the tape: WSU 65, Buffalo 54 

COUGARS FROM SEATTLE -- Not sure if Washington State has played two halves as differently as it did in tonight's 65-54 win over Buffalo at KeyArena. But when the result is a victory, nobody really cares. We recap the good, the bad and the ugly...

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