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On the road for a while


Sometimes when you leave home, you can forget to take everything you need. And sometimes you take too much. Read on.


• We're on the road this weekend for one of our little summer weekend trips. And when you are away from home, working conditions (if you call what I do here each day working) aren't the same as they are at home. That's for sure. So today's post is going to be a bit different. Or, at least, I'm going to have to put it together a bit differently. So I'm not sure exactly how deep it will be. We have run down all the links we can and we've put them together in a somewhat organized fashion. That's all we can promise for today.


• WSU: The crew that took the Cougars to the Sweet Sixteen a few years ago is still together, in an odd sort of way. Three of them, Kyle Weaver, Derrick Low (pictured) and Aron Baynes, will all play in the NBA's Las Vegas Summer League, which starts today. … The Pac-12 football media day is two weeks from today. Here's all you need to know.

• Gonzaga: There is a large contingent of former Zag players in the league as well, though Kelly Olynyk played his summer ball in Orlando.

• EWU: Craig Ehlo has stepped down as an assistant.

• Indians: The Indians hot streak came to an abrupt end Thursday night at Salem-Keiser. It was stopped – or, at least, slowed – by a 9-1 loss to the Volcanoes. Chris Derrick has a blog post on the defeat.

• Chiefs: Former Chief player Travis Green, who led Portland to the Memorial Cup final as a coach last season, is moving on from the Rose City. Chief fans, you can officially begin rooting for him again.

• Golf: The wind can play havoc with your golf ball at the Fairways golf course, that's for sure. And it did with the players at the Lilac Invitational. Jim Meehan has the story.

• Mariners: Before the game Thursday, the M's made a change to their roster, sending young reliever Carter Capps to Tacoma where he has a bunch of things to work on. Up came starter Erasmo Ramirez, who was thrown into the lineup right away against the potent Red Sox lineup. Boston got the better of this one, though the revitalized Mariner offense forced extra innings in an 8-7 loss. … The Mariners rebuilding plan continues to be a hot topic in the Seattle-area media. … The pitching, or lack of it, was a topic of discussion today. Remember what we said when the season began. The M's will be as good this year as their starting pitching. And that's proved to be pretty true.

• Seahawks: The Hawks made a minor roster change yesterday, though it didn't have anything to do with the NFL's supplemental draft. … Who will be Seattle's backup quarterback?


• Well, that wasn't too bad, though it took a lot longer than usual thanks to the computer issues we alluded to in our lead-in. We'll get those worked out. Until later …

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Jim Allen Sports reporter Jim Allen's primary coverage areas are Eastern Washington University football and men's basketball, and college and high school soccer. He also contributes to the SportsLink Blog.

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Jim Meehan Jim Meehan's coverage areas include Gonzaga University men's basketball, Spokane Shock football, golf and volleyball. He also contributes to the SportsLink Blog.

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