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Thursday, January 17, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Couch Slouch: Where oh where will the Raiders play?

Couch Slouch: The Oakland/Los Angeles/Oakland/Las Vegas Raiders are looking for a temporary home for the 2019 NFL season. At this point, a pop-up stadium in Dubai might be in play. The Raiders – often called “America’s Team” because over the last half-century they have contacted every American municipality seeking a housing deal – are scheduled to move to a new, expensive, almost-paid-for dome in Las Vegas in 2020.
Sports >  NCAA basketball

How we voted: Sturdy defense propelling Virginia once again – possibly to nation’s top ranking next week

UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 14, 2019, 8:44 p.m.

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.
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On the Air

UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 14, 2019, 6:05 p.m.

Tuesday’s TV, Radio Highlights
Sports >  National sports

‘A 10 isn’t enough’: Washington state’s own Katelyn Ohashi’s flawless floor routine breaks the Internet

UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 14, 2019, 9:14 p.m.

In the course of about one minute and 30 seconds, UCLA’s Katelyn Ohashi stunned the crowd, coaches, teammates and judges, earning a perfect score for an electrifying performance full of gravity-defying flips, killer dance moves and a healthy dose of sassy confidence that has since gone viral with many heralding it as one of the best floor routines they have ever seen.
Sports >  International sports

Rafael Nadal, Maria Sharapova advance in straight sets at Australian Open

Rafael Nadal has missed a lot of tennis since last September. He hasn’t missed a beat. The No. 2-seeded Nadal had a 6-4, 6-3, 7-5 win over Australian wild-card entry James Duckworth on Monday in the first round of the Australian Open, his first match back on Rod Laver Arena since he had to retire during his quarterfinal match last year. The 17-time major winner hasn’t played since retiring from his semifinal at the U.S. Open because of a knee injury, and then had surgery on his right ankle in November. He also withdrew from a tune-up tournament in Brisbane because of a muscle strain in his thigh, mainly as a precaution, to ensure he’s fit for the season-opening major.
Sports >  National sports

Top 25 Capsules: Top-ranked Notre Dame dominates against Wake Forest

Marina Mabrey scored 18 points and No. 1 Notre Dame dominated from start to finish in a 78-48 victory over Wake Forest on Sunday at South Bend, Indiana. Jessica Shepard had 16 points while Brianna Turner had 14 points and 12 rebounds for the Fighting Irish (16-1, 4-0 Atlantic Coast Conference), who got a rare off-day from leading scorer Arike Ogunbowale. Ogunbowale, who had 30 points Thursday in Notre Dame’s 82-68 win over No. 2 Louisville, saw her 37-game double-digit scoring streak end. She scored just four points on 1-of-11 shooting from the field.
The Press Box, with Larry Weir