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MONDAY, DEC. 26, 2016

SUNDAY, DEC. 25, 2016

WSU seniors Shalom Luani (18) and Robert Barber (92) mug for a photo after practice before the the 2016 Holiday Bowl on Sunday, Dec. 25, 2016, at San Diego Mesa College in San Diego, Calif. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)

SUNDAY, DEC. 25, 2016, 9:56 P.M.

Cougars prepare to send off their seniors

Fans of Washington State football, aware that the 2016 season is approaching its inevitable conclusion, have taken to social media to express their sadness that the college football careers of Gabe Marks and WSU’s other seniors are about to end.

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SUNDAY, DEC. 25, 2016, 8:48 P.M.

On the air

Monday’s TV highlightsBasketball, college men 7 p.m.: Mark Few Show ... SWX Basketball, NBA 5 p.m.: Indiana at Chicago ... NBA 7:30 p.m.: Denver at L.A. Clippers ... NBA Football, college 8 a.m.: St. Petersburg Bowl, Miami (Ohio) vs. Mississippi ...

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Team Canada captain Dylan Strome skates during the warm up prior to pre-tournament exhibition hockey action against Finland in Montreal, Monday, Dec. 19, 2016. IIHF World Junior Championship starts on Monday, Dec. 26, 2016. (Graham Hughes / Associated Press)

SUNDAY, DEC. 25, 2016, 7:02 P.M.

Coyotes prospect Dylan Strome set for world juniors

TORONTO (AP) – Dylan Strome didn’t plan to be here. Team Canada’s captain at the world junior hockey championship imagined he’d be playing for the NHL’s Arizona Coyotes right now. But just over a month ago, after spot duty with the club that drafted him third overall in 2015, Strome was sent back to the Ontario Hockey League.

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Florida Panthers right wing Jaromir Jagr (68) gives the thumbs up sign to the crowd after an assist, giving him 1,888 points, second most in NHL history, during the third period of play against the Boston Bruins on Dec. 22, 2016. (Joe Skipper / Associated Press)

SUNDAY, DEC. 25, 2016, 6:44 P.M.

Jaromir Jagr’s marks in NHL history may never be topped

When 44-year-old Jaromir Jagr notched his 1,888th point on Thursday to move into second place all-time behind Mark Messier (but still far behind Wayne Gretzky’s 2,857) it would be hard to imagine that this Mt. Rushmore of hockey legends will be threatened in their lifetimes or perhaps ever.

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SUNDAY, DEC. 25, 2016, 6:26 P.M.

Celtics recover after late Knicks rally, win 119-114

NEW YORK– When the Knicks tried to make a Christmas comeback, the Celtics’ response was strong and Smart. Isaiah Thomas scored 27 points, Marcus Smart made a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 47 seconds left after Boston blew a late lead, and the Celtics beat New York 119-114 on Sunday.

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