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The pick: Why Washington State will beat USC

USC’s current point-per-game average (20) certainly doesn’t hold up against a WSU team that’s averaging more than 43 and if the Trojans offensive line can’t find a way to protect J.T. Daniels, the USC rookie will likely be forced to make a few ill-advised throws. The Cougars scored 24 points off turnovers last week and it could be a key for them once again.
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Tiger Woods shares lead going into weekend at East Lake

For thousands of fans crammed into every corner of East Lake, it looked as though Tiger Woods was closer than ever to capping off this remarkable comeback season by winning the final PGA Tour event. Four straight one-putts on the back nine Friday in the Tour Championship – three for birdie, one for par – offset a double bogey and gave Woods a 2-under 68 and a share of the 36-hole lead for the first time in three years. Not since Doral in 2013 has he been atop the leaderboard after each of the first two rounds.

Investigation finds Maryland culpable in death of football player Jordan McNair

An independent investigation into the death of University of Maryland football player Jordan McNair has determined that trainers on the scene did not follow proper procedures after he collapsed on the field. The report provided details of what happened and confirmed what university officials previously acknowledged. McNair was hospitalized on May 29 after a team workout and died June 13.

Gonzaga to host talk on PCBs, Monsanto’s role

The Gonzaga University School of Law will host a workshop and talk on PCBs, Monsanto and the Spokane River at 6 p.m. next Thursday in the Barbieri Courtroom at the Law School, 721 N. Cincinnati St.

Live updates: Washington State at USC

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018, 7:06 p.m.

Follow along here for updates and analysis as the Washington State Cougars face the USC Trojans in Los Angeles. You can watch the game on ESPN.

More people of color are venturing into the great outdoors in Seattle

A new wave of affinity groups and meetups for people of color have drawn growing numbers of trekkers, backpackers and outdoor enthusiasts. Facebook and Instagram posts feature photos of Asian women scaling the rocky crags of Little Si in the central Cascades or black hikers celebrating at the summit of Mount St. Helens. Such images spur more interest while challenging the myth that only white people seek the great outdoors.

The pick: Why Washington State will beat USC

USC’s current point-per-game average (20) certainly doesn’t hold up against a WSU team that’s averaging more than 43 and if the Trojans offensive line can’t find a way to protect J.T. Daniels, the USC rookie will likely be forced to make a few ill-advised throws. The Cougars scored 24 points off turnovers last week and it could be a key for them once again.

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Won, won and won! Cleveland Browns beat Jets for first win since 2016

Rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield rallied the Browns to their first win since 2016, 21-17 over the New York Jets that ended Cleveland’s 19-game winless streak. Mayfield replaced injured starter Tyrod Taylor late in the first half and led four scoring drives as the Browns got their first win since Dec. 24, 2016. Carlos Hyde had two touchdown runs for the Browns. Isaiah Crowell had two TD runs for the Jets.