SATURDAY, JAN. 9, 2016



Men’s basketball roundup: Cardinals top Bruins in battle for first place

Brayon Blake scored 34 points on 12-of-22 shooting and North Idaho took over sole possession of first place in the Scenic West Athletic Conference with an 87-77 win over Salt Lake Saturday in Coeur d’Alene. Braian Angola-Rodas added 25 points and eight assists and Kaleb Warner chipped in 17 points and seve rebounds for the Cardinals (20-0, 5-0), who are ranked eighth in the national NJCAA polls.

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Women’s basketball roundup: Gonzaga storms back, clips Pilots

Gonzaga erased a 17-point deficit and kept its unblemished West Coast Conference record intact with a 71-63 win over the Portland Pilots Saturday at the Chiles Center in Portland. Portland’s Ashley Gray hit a jumper with 5:40 left in the second quarter to give the Pilots a 37-20 lead, but the Bulldogs responded with a 15-2 run to narrow the deficit to four at the half.

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Bears coordinator Adam Gase hired as Dolphins coach

MIAMI – Adam Gase’s introductory news conference as Miami Dolphins coach wrapped up an hour before the NFL playoffs began Saturday, and the goal going forward was clear. The Dolphins want more postseason games in January, and fewer coaching searches. ...

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Area Sports Menu for Sunday, January 10

BasketballCollege women: Pac-12: Arizona State at Washington State, noon; Arizona at Washington, 2 p.m.HockeyWHL: Everett at Spokane, 5:05 p.m. KIJHL: Beaver Valley vs. Spokane at Ice-A-Rena, 2 p.m.TennisCollege women: Eastern Washington at Seattle, 10:30 a.m.Off-track bettingCoeur d’Alene Casino: Open 24 ...

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Letters to the editor

NFL officials ruining gameThe letter in Saturday’s sports section (Dec. 26, “Mediocrity, not parity”) written by Barry Wilner is right on. He really nailed it. I have never seen so many yellow flags. It’s all you can do to sit ...

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Poor free-throw shooting dooms Cougars in OT loss to Huskies 

PULLMAN – Andrew Andrews scored 29 points, including two free throws with 3.4 seconds left in overtime, to lift Washington to a 99-95 win at Washington State on Saturday afternoon. Dejounte Murray scored 25 points for the young Huskies (11-4, 3-0 Pac-12), who remain alone in first place.

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