The objective for any road football team is to play so well through the course of a game that it can zap energy and passion out of the crowd and neutralize the advantage a “home field” is supposed to provide.
Jaret Anderson-Dolan will lead the way up front. His 40 goals and 91 points led the team last year. Defenseman Ty Smith will anchor the blue line.
Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner is expected back in the lineup when Seattle hosts Dallas looking to avoid falling to 0-3 for the first time under Pete Carroll. The defense wasn’t the problem this week in a loss against the Bears. But having Wagner back Sunday will certainly be a boost in what’s essentially become a must-win game for the Seahawks just three weeks into the regular season.
Billie Jean King has joined the Los Angeles Dodgers ownership group. The tennis great says Dodgers owner and chairman Mark Walter and the team have proven to be leaders in sports on and off the field. King grew up a Dodgers fan in Long Beach, California. Her brother, Randy Moffitt, pitched for 12 seasons in the majors.
Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Chad Kuhl had reconstructive surgery on his right elbow and will miss the entire 2019 season. Kuhl went 5-5 with a 4.55 ERA in 16 starts for Pittsburgh this season. He went on the disabled list in late June because of right forearm soreness after a four-inning outing against the New York Mets. Kuhl took a month off hoping to avoid surgery.
Burglars have caused $10,000 worth of damage to Los Angeles Dodgers star Yasiel Puig’s home while attempting to steal a safe. According to the Los Angeles Police Department, the suspects broke into Puig’s San Fernando Valley home on Tuesday night. They ransacked the residence, found a safe in the second-floor master bedroom, and dragged it downstairs to the front door.
Derek Jeter says Don Mattingly is expected to return next year as manager of the Miami Marlins. Mattingly has one season to go on a four-year contract he signed when he joined the Marlins for the 2016 season. The Marlins will finish last in the NL East in Jeter’s first year as CEO.
Demitrius Kigeya scored in the 86th minute Thursday to lift Gonzaga to a 2-1 win over Sacramento State in nonconference men’s soccer.
The Spokane Indians’ recently completed season was a success in many ways, not the least of which was their trip to the Northwest League championship series.
A year after ESPN’s infamous cupcake broadcast, ESPN is back at Husky Stadium ... at night ... for UW-Arizona State. Washington and the worldwide leader are working on repairing their relationship. Step 1: No more Mark Jones.
Keys to a potential Washington State victory Friday against USC at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
Nebraska will play Bethune-Cookman on Oct. 27 to make up for the Sept. 1 game against Akron canceled because of bad weather. Bethune-Cookman is a Football Championship Subdivision team in Florida that is 1-2 this season after losing to Florida Atlantic last Saturday. Nebraska will pay Bethune-Cookman a guarantee of $800,000.
Another tournament, another share of the first-round lead for Tiger Woods. Woods made an eagle putt from just over 25 feet on the final hole for a 5-under 65 and a share of the lead with Rickie Fowler at the Tour Championship
Montreal Canadiens forward Max Domi has been suspended for the remainder of the NHL preseason after punching Florida defenseman Aaron Ekblad during an exhibition game.
Forensic testing has confirmed that the grizzly bears killed by Wyoming wildlife managers are the ones involved in the mauling death of a hunting guide last week.
NASCAR has promoted Steve Phelps to president, the latest leadership change for the slumping auto racing series. Phelps will replace Brent Dewar. Phelps will oversee all competition and business operations. He will report to Chairman and CEO Jim France, who replaced his nephew in August following Brian France’s arrest for driving under the influence.
EWU beat writer Ryan Collingwood looks ahead to the Eagles' Big Sky Conference opener with Cal Poly.
The Philadelphia 76ers have hired Elton Brand as general manager. The 39-year-old Brand is only two years out of the league. The Sixers are confident Brand can help steady a front office rocked by an offseason disaster that saw former GM Bryan Colangelo leave the organization.
Gonzaga’s latest international recruit, Martynas Arlauskas, adds to the program’s already impressive 2019 class. Arlauskas, a 6-foot-7, 195-pound small forward from Lithuania, is the Zags’ third 2019 commitment, joining Gonzaga Prep forward Anton Watson and Kittitas guard Brock Ravet.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Sign of the apocalypse No. 1,720: An email arrived in the inbox this morning wondering if I wanted to play fantasy hockey. Yes, fantasy hockey. Wonder how co-workers would deal with hearing someone talk about that all day? Other than at Molson’s headquarters, of course. Read on.