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Tuesday, January 22, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 20, 2019, 10:50 p.m.

Monday’s TV, Radio Highlights

Sports >  NFL

New England Patriots headed to their third straight Super Bowl

UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 20, 2019, 10:24 p.m.

The New England Patriots are headed to their third straight Super Bowl, once more thanks to Tom Brady. The five-time NFL champion guided the Patriots 75 yards after winning the overtime coin toss, and backup Rex Burkhead’s 2-yard TD lifted New England past Kansas City 37-31 for the AFC championship Sunday night.
Sports >  NFL

Payton: Obvious missed call cost Saints a Super Bowl berth

UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 20, 2019, 10:51 p.m.

Saints coach Sean Payton says NFL executives expressed disbelief and regret that no defensive penalty was called on an incomplete pass that denied the Saints a chance to run the clock down before setting up a go-ahead field goal
Sports >  Gonzaga basketball

Gonzaga rewind: Josh Perkins demonstrates his toughness again in win over Pilots

UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 20, 2019, 7:06 p.m.

Senior point guard Josh Perkins could end his Gonzaga career as the program’s all-time assists leader, but he doesn’t dish much on his health. In the second half of Saturday’s 89-66 win over Portland, Perkins took a couple of awkward steps after splitting two defenders while driving into the lane. He fell to the court and needed some extra time before standing up. He appeared to be hobbling a bit but stayed in the game.
Sports >  MLB

Fussin’ and feudin’: Cards, Cubs stoke rivalry, trade barbs

UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 20, 2019, 6:24 p.m.

ST. LOUIS – To St. Louis pitcher John Brebbia, this fussin’ and feudin’ between the Cardinals and Chicago Cubs is a perfect winter warmup. “Honestly, people were kind of forgetting baseball season was coming up,” Brebbia said Sunday. “So I think it was a good way to remind everyone that Cardinals-Cubs are going to be back in action soon.”
Sports >  NCAA basketball

WSU’s loss is Tara VanDerveer’s 900th win at Stanford in 33 seasons

UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 20, 2019, 5:49 p.m.

Sure, Stanford celebrated Alanna Smith’s brilliance on the court Sunday in an 85-64 victory by the sixth-ranked Cardinal against Washington State that helped Hall of Fame coach Tara VanDerveer reach her 900th win in 33 seasons at the school, yet the Cardinal also cheered and supported survivors of human trafficking after Smith organized an awareness day on the issue.
The Press Box, with Larry Weir