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SATURDAY, FEB. 11, 2017

Lindsey Vonn of the US is one of 38 women set to ski in the women’s downhill Sunday at St. Moritz, Switzerland. (Gian Ehrenzeller / Associated Press)

SATURDAY, FEB. 11, 2017, 5:45 P.M.

Fog delays men’s downhill championship until Sunday

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland – A downhill double-header is now lined up Sunday at the ski world championships. The marquee races for women and men should go back-to-back after Saturday’s men’s downhill was postponed due to fog, race organizers decided. The ...

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Connecticut’s Kia Nurse, center, shoots between SMU’s Morgan Bolton, left, and Klara Bradshaw, right, in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, in Storrs, Conn. UConn extended its NCAA record winning streak to 99 games with an 83-41 win. (Jessica Hill / Associated Press)

SATURDAY, FEB. 11, 2017, 4:59 P.M.

No. 1 UConn wins 99th straight, 83-41 over SMU

Katie Lou Samuelson scored 19 of her 22 points in the first half and top-ranked UConn extended its NCAA record winning streak to 99 games with an 83-41 win over SMU on Saturday. Napheesa Collier scored 10 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to record her ninth double-double this season for the Huskies, who will try to reach the 100-straight win milestone against No. 6 South Carolina on Monday night. Kiara Perry had 11 points to lead SMU.

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A New York Knicks fan holds a "Ban James Dolan" sign during the second half of an NBA basketball game between the Knicks and the Denver Nuggets, Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, at Madison Square Garden in New York.The Nuggets won 131-123. (Mary Altaffer / Associated Press)

SATURDAY, FEB. 11, 2017, 4:46 P.M.

New York Knicks owner James Dolan bans Charles Oakley from Madison Square Garden; Ex-Knick tweets thanks to fans

Madison Square Garden chairman James Dolan banned Charles Oakley from the arena, though he’s open to reconciling with the Knick great. In an interview Friday with ESPN Radio’s Michael Kay, Dolan said the Garden’s security chief was fired after Oakley was forcefully removed from his seat and arrested at a Knicks game. Oakley tweeted his thanks to fans for their support and said he’ll hold a press conference next week.

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Gonzaga forward Johnathan Williams dunks against Portland on Jan. 23. (Steve Dykes / AP)

UPDATED: SATURDAY, FEB. 11, 2017, 9:59 P.M.

Bracket preview show: Gonzaga No. 1 seed, fourth overall

Gonzaga received a No. 1 seed but was fourth overall when the selection committee unveiled its top 16 seeds on Saturday’s “March Madness Bracket Preview Show.” Second-ranked Villanova was the No. 1 overall seed, followed by Kansas, Baylor and Gonzaga. ...

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Saint Mary's celebrates after defeating Gonzaga during the second half of a college basketball game on Saturday, Feb 20, 2016, at The McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, Wash. St. Mary's won the game 63-58. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)

SATURDAY, FEB. 11, 2017, 8:17 A.M.

Grip on Sports: From GameDay to prime time, Gonzaga's matchup with Saint Mary's is a big deal

A GRIP ON SPORTS • One of the nice things about college basketball is big games can happen at any time. There aren’t rivalry weekends or an ordained matchup late in the season. A great game may occur any day of the week and at anytime. That being said, tonight’s Gonzaga game at Saint Mary’s has been circled in red since the schedules were released. And it happens to be on a Saturday night, late in the season. Read on.

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FRIDAY, FEB. 10, 2017

John Blanchette

John Blanchette


SportsLinkGirls’ Basketball Tournaments

In 1974 many schools were still in the process of starting their girls basketball programs. In spite of that, the first WIAA girls state tournament was held. Central Washington University ...