FRIDAY, NOV. 30, 2012



Big game, big Tinkle reunion

The Stanford women, ranked No. 1 for the first time since 2005, are coming to Spokane on Sunday afternoon for their latest game with new West Coast power Gonzaga. The teams will meet for the fifth time in four years, but this year's installment has...

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Day after LCSC

You know the drill. Here are the links: S-R gamer, S-R photos, A.P. gamer and a recap by LCSC sports information. (One fix on my game story: LCSC is still 9-0, last night's game was an exhibition for the Warriors, a counter for Gonzaga) ....

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EWU and Big Sky links

It was a busy day Thursday, with three stories out at Eastern, including my feature story on do-it-all linebacker Grant Williams, a look ahead to the Eagles basketball home stand that begins tonight against Cal State Fullerton, and finally a where-do-we-go-from-here look at Eastern's ambitious...

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Championship Friday in the Pac-12

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- Something tells me that moniker's not going to catch on. But today's game between Stanford and UCLA will, indeed, decide the Pac-12 championship, such as it is. We have stories about that, as well as our usual look around the league,...

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THURSDAY, NOV. 29, 2012

Pac-12 picks, the final edition 

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- Our weekly picks column in the newspaper ended last weekend with the final full slate of Pac-12 games. But since two more games involving conference teams remain until the bowl season, we'll go ahead and forecast those real quick for the...

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Former Chief Brust sets record

Barry Brust, who played for the Spokane Chiefs from 2000-03, recently set the American Hockey League record for the longest shutout streak while playing for the Abbotsford Heat. Brust blanked rivals for 268 minutes and 17 seconds, breaking the record set in 1957-58 by Hall...

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Dranginis pours in 30 in GU victory 

Ladies and gentlemen, Kyle Dranginis. The redshirt freshman pretty much introduced himself to Gonzaga followers with a 30-point performance in GU's 104-57 rout over Lewis-Clark State College on Thursday. Dranginis, who came in averaging 12.8 minutes per game, logged 34 minutes as GU rested starters...

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Cougars will meet former Cougar

The name on her birth certificate is Ki-Shawna Moore. She was KiKi Moore when she played for Washington State in 2009-10. Now she's Ki-Ki Moore, playing her second season with Fresno State and leading the Bulldogs in scoring at 17.3 ppg. The Cougars will take...

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Green takes over in tough spot

Former Spokane Chiefs player Travis Green, the new head coach for the Portland Winterhawks because of stiff sanctions imposed by the Western Hockey League, met with the media on Thursday. He's happy to be a head coach, but not under the circumstances. Read more

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EWU and Big Sky Links

Eastern football Live Chat resumes today at noon, right here at SportsLink. Until then, here's my Eagle playoff notebook focusing on Brandon Kaufman.And in case you missed it, here's my practice report from Tuesday night, plus John Blanchette's great article on how the Wagner Seahawks...

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 28, 2012




Quotes: Leach says Wilson has recanted 

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- We have the transcription of Mike Leach's season-ending press conference in its entirety, but first wanted to pull out a few of the more significant notes. -- Leach was again adamant that the Marquess Wilson review has been a "total waste...

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Former Chief Green steps in

Travis Green, one of the Spokane Chiefs' all-time greats, will step in as interim coach for the Portland Winterhawks, who were slapped with heavy sanctions by the WHL on Wednesday. Read more

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Olynyk makes sudden impact

Kelly Olynyk hadn't played in an official game for nearly 20 months, but the 7-foot junior shook off the rust quickly and helped Gonzaga win the Old Spice Classic. More on Olynyk's return and an update on ex-Zag Ryan Spangler here. The Old Spice crown...

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