Tuesday’s TV, Radio Highlights
The Spokesman-Review’s Theo Lawson is one of 65 national media members voting in the Associated Press Top 25 basketball poll this season. Every week throughout the 2018-19 campaign, he’ll break down he voted, offering three thoughts on the latest edition of the poll, an update on the Pac-12’s ranked teams and a look at local Top 25 representative Gonzaga.
The Idaho Fish and Game Commission will meet Tuesday and Wednesday at the Panhandle Regional Office at 2885 W. Kathleen Ave. in Coeur d’Alene.
Chiefs forward Riley Woods is the Western Hockey League player of the week, the league announced on Monday.
Coming off a bye week, Arizona (5-5, 4-3) will look to lock down a bowl berth when it visits No. 8 Washington State (9-1, 6-1).
Gonzaga forward Rui Hachimura was honored as the WCC player of the week.
Los Angeles receiver and former EWU standout Cooper Kupp is out for the season after tearing a ligament in his left knee, depriving the Rams’ offense of a major contributor heading into a showdown with Kansas City.
All-Star forward Jimmy Butler is now a member of the Philadelphia 76ers, after they and the Minnesota Timberwolves received approval from the league office Monday on the terms of the trade that was agreed to over the weekend.
First-year Minnesota coach Lindsay Whalen became the 39th person to play and coach a team that was ranked when her alma mater entered the women’s basketball poll Monday at No. 25. Whalen is the 12th to accomplish the feat at the same school.
Carroll College football coach Mike Van Diest announced his retirement Monday after 20 seasons and six NAIA national championships at the Helena school.
The top 11 ranked teams – other than No. 3 Gonzaga – reshuffled in the first regular-season AP men’s basketball poll. The Zags (2-0) remained at No. 3, same as their preseason position. Duke’s convincing 118-84 romp over former No. 2 Kentucky vaulted the Blue Devils from fourth to the top spot and prompted movement elsewhere in the top 11.
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Nalyssa Smith had 16 points and 11 rebounds, and No. 4 Baylor overpowered No. 23 Arizona State inside for a 65-59 victory Sunday night in a game played on the Navajo Nation, at Fort Defiance, Ariz. Baylor (3-0) got the Showdown at the Rez off to an ugly start, repeatedly turning the ball over while falling into an 11-point first-half hole. The Bears fought their way back in the third quarter and used a 12-0 run to build a 55-47 lead midway through the fourth.
Zion Williamson had 27 points and 16 rebounds, and No. 4 Duke pulled away to beat Army 94-72 on Sunday at Durham, N.C. Cameron Reddish finished with 25 points and a third freshman – RJ Barrett – had 23 while Williamson added six blocked shots and four assists for the Blue Devils (2-0).
Richard Panik and Alex Galchenyuk each had a goal and an assist, and the Arizona Coyotes became the latest team to take advantage of Washington’s penalty-killing struggles in a 4-1 win over the Capitals on Sunday. Galchenyuk and Vinnie Hinostroza each scored on the man advantage for Arizona, which snapped a three-game skid in the third game of a four-game trip. Washington has allowed six power-play goals in its last four games.
LeBron James scored 26 points and dunked for the winning basket in the final seconds, lifting the Los Angeles Lakers to a 107-106 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday night at Los Angeles. Kyle Kuzma added 18 points for the Lakers’ fifth win in six games.
Kyle Busch won for the eighth time this NASCAR season to tie Kevin Harvick for the most victories this season and set up a head-to-head battle for the championship.