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Gonzaga Bulldogs
Blanchette: Gonzaga, Saint Mary’s, BYU continue to dominate WCC
Bumpy ride as Gonzaga pulls away from Pilots for 73-52 win
TV take: Debate continues on whether WCC teams help Gonzaga improve
Nigel Williams-Goss exits late in Zags win
Portland senior point guard Alec Wintering sidelined
Washington State Cougars
Former Washington State linebacker Jeremiah Allison tackles new duties in Olympia
Derek Sage’s constant recruiting finally lands him coaching job at Washington State
Cougars hope to salvage Bay Area trip at Cal on Saturday
Oregon paid big bucks to get Joe Salave’a from WSU
John Blanchette: Luke Falk’s decision to return will allow Cougars to take big shot next season
Eastern Washington Eagles
Ashli Payne helps Eastern Washington women edge Southern Utah
Eastern Washington’s Felix Von Hofe makes a splash on and off the court
Eastern Washington women go cold in loss to Northern Arizona
Jacob Wiley rolls and Eastern Washington topples Northern Arizona
Late foul shots lift Montana past Eastern, 65-59
Idaho Vandals
BJ Blake scores 18 points and Idaho roughs up last-place Northern Arizona
Mikayla Ferenz scores school-record 41 points in Idaho women’s win over Northern Arizona
Idaho women nail school-record 18 3-pointers in win over Southern Utah
Lindsay Brown 3-pointers help Idaho State women down Idaho
Mikayla Ferenz scores 28 points to lead Idaho women over Weber State
Whitworth Pirates
Christian Jurlina scores 14 and sixth-ranked Whitworth topples George Fox
Whitworth women struggle against press in loss to George Fox
Whitworth men dominate at free-throw line to dispatch Pacific Lutheran
Callie Harwood leads Whitworth women past Pacific Lutheran
Whitworth women edged out by 18th-ranked Puget Sound
Seattle Seahawks
Seahawks notes: NFL looking at Sherman injury
Pete Carroll: Richard Sherman played 2nd half of season with knee injury
Seahawks suffer yet another road divisional playoff loss
Thiel: Safety turned Seahawks’ season upside down
Seahawks’ Michael Bennett blows up at reporter after loss
Seattle Mariners
Edgar Martinez makes jump, still short in Hall of Fame vote
M’s avoid arbitration with all players, like Drew Smyly, Jarrod Dyson
Mariners pick up starter Drew Smyly as they make pair of trades
Mariners acquire RHP Shae Simmons, OF Mallex Smith from Braves, designate former Gonzaga pitcher Cody Martin for assignment
Mariners G.M. Jerry Dipoto explains Jarrod Dyson, Yovani Gallardo acquisitions
Seattle Sounders
Nicolas Lodeiro brings ‘garra’ to Seattle Sounders
Seattle Sounders’ Jordan Morris joins U.S. injured list
Sounders won’t ease up during final playoff game with FC Dallas
Sounders, Dallas meet in conference semifinals again
Nelson Valdez sends Seattle past Sporting Kansas City in MLS playoffs
Spokane Chiefs
Chiefs notebook: Spokane’s Jake McGrew makes broadcasting debut against Kootenay
Area roundup: Walla Walla men hand NIC first loss in NWAC
Wednesday’s Spokane Chiefs game postponed due to road conditions
Jaret Anderson-Dolan scores twice to help Spokane Chiefs break losing skid at Portland
Spokane Chiefs comeback bid falls short against Portland Winterhawks
Spokane Empire
Football: Anthony Payton joins Spokane Empire coaching staff
Spokane’s IFL schedule includes three Arizona contests
Arizona’s arrival strengthens IFL
Empire add defensive lineman
Sources: Arizona close to joining Spokane in Indoor Football League
Spokane Indians
Ex-Spokane Indians ace Jackie Brown dies after long illness
Minor league umpires get hotel upgrade, family leave, raises
Matt Hagen replaces Tim Hulett as Spokane Indians manager
Hendricks’ journey takes him from Spokane Indians to Game 7 starter for the Cubs
Spokane Indians manager Tim Hulett reflects on former players Kyle Hendricks, Carl Edwards
Grip on sports
Grip on Sports: Gonzaga is back in Portland for a rare back-to-back matchup
Grip on Sports: Today’s NFL playoff games feature Northwest’s favorite teams – to dislike
Grip on Sports: This Saturday isn’t all that packed, sports-wise, but with Zags, Cougars, Eagles and others, there is still plenty
Grip on Sports: Transitions take place all the time in the happy world of sports
Grip on Sports: WSU gets whipped, Edgar gets close and undefeated Gonzaga heads out of town
NWpreps
Weekend prep basketball recap: Gonzaga Prep boys, Central Valley girls retain league leads
Area boys: Derrick Hoene scores 15 to help Clarkston rout Cheney
Area girls: Faith Adams scores 19 points and East Valley drops Pullman
Federal Way breaks Ferris’ 4A boys basketball winning streak
GSL girls: Lacie Hull drains four 3s and Central Valley dumps North Central




John Blanchette

John Blanchette

Blanchette: Gonzaga, Saint Mary’s, BYU continue to dominate WCC

We know well the numbing duration of Gonzaga’s dominance of the WCC. We know, too, that only once since Brigham Young joined the league has someone other than the Zags, Cougars or Saint Mary’s finished in the top three, and not since 2008 has another …



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