State biologists reported that a male bighorn sheep in Okanogan County died due to pneumonia.
As the Spokane region thaws, bird-watchers are looking to the skies.
The Spokane Bird Dog Association is inviting hunters with pointing breeds to a training event Saturday with fly-away homer pigeons available and guidance by a professional trainer.
A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press the Cardinals and slugging first baseman Paul Goldschmidt are nearing completion of a $130 million, five-year deal that will make him the highest-paid player in club history. The Cardinals acquired the 31-year-old Goldschmidt in a trade with Arizona. He had just one year left on his contract, though, and his new deal would keep him with St. Louis through 2024.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • The first day of the NCAA Tournament is often-times filled with upsets. Buzzer-beating upsets. “Can’t-believe-what-I-just-saw” upsets. No-chance-in-heck upsets. The upset from yesterday? There were no real upsets. Read on.
Olympic champion Alina Zagitova won the free skate to capture her first title at the figure skating world championships. The 16-year-old Russian built on her lead from the short program with a strong free skate that included a triple-lutz, triple-toeloop combination in the first half of her program. Elizabet Tursynbaeva became the first woman to land a quadruple jump at the world championships when she opened her routine with a quad salchow.
There’s an age-old piece of wisdom that I often forget: If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans.
Malcolm Subban stopped 20 shots for his first NHL shutout, William Karlsson and Reilly Smith each scored twice, and the Vegas Golden Knights beat the Winnipeg Jets 5-0 on Thursday night.
Nikola Jokic had 15 points and 11 assists, and the Denver Nuggets beat the fading Washington Wizards 113-108 on Thursday night for their fifth straight victory.
Baylor (20-13) and Gonzaga (31-3) will play for a Sweet Sixteen berth Saturday at 4:10 p.m. PT (TBS) in Salt Lake City. The schools have never met in the NCAA Tournament, but the Bulldogs have won each of the four regular-season meetings – most recently in 2013, when GU won 94-87 in Spokane.
Friday though Sunday’s TV, Radio Highlights
Taylor Pierce hit five 3-pointers, breaking the NCAA Division I single-season record, and Idaho defeated Loyola Marymount 79-64 Thursday in the first round of the Women’s NIT
We took their temperature, over and over. We wondered if the Gonzaga Bulldogs had really kicked that bad case of influenza WCC that laid them low in Las Vegas.
Zach Norvell Jr. was Gonzaga’s microwave oven last year, galvanizing the Bulldogs in NCAA Tournament wins over UNC Greensboro and Ohio State with his clutch shot-making.
There was no Saint Mary’s hangover, no sweating out a 1-vs.-16-seed opener the way the Zags experienced in 2013 against Southern. There was top-seeded Gonzaga’s 87-49 runaway Thursday that broke the school record for largest margin of victory in an NCAA Tournament game, surpassing a 27-point rout of Valparaiso in Seattle in 2004.
Zach Norvell Jr. threaded a bounce pass to a streaking Killian Tillie, who only had one goal: he was going to dunk that ball.
Washington State teammates who enjoyed that show last season realize they are going to have to be the show this year.
The Spokane Chiefs and Portland Winterhawks enter the first round of the playoffs heading in slightly different directions.
Three-time tournament champion Venus Williams won her opening match at the new site of the Miami Open by beating Dalila Jakupovic 7-5, 6-3. Williams won the tournament in 1998, 1999 and 2001 when it was played on Key Biscayne. The event moved this year to the Miami Dolphins’ complex, and Williams played in the stadium.