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TUESDAY, FEB. 7, 2017

PGA Tour veteran Jerry Kelly, left, and Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers pose on the 8th green at Pebble Beach, Calif., on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, while playing in 40 mph wind and rain. Only at Pebble Beach are players willing to go out in such miserable conditions. (Doug Ferguson / Associated Press)

TUESDAY, FEB. 7, 2017, 6:47 P.M.

Only at Pebble can the wind and rain be appealing for golf

Any other day, any other course, and the golf course might have been empty. Gusts approached 40 mph and felt even stronger on the holes exposed along the Pacific coast. Rain fell sideways. Seagulls chose to walk. This was not the “felicitous meeting of land and sea,” as Pebble Beach is known. It was more of a confrontation.

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TUESDAY, FEB. 7, 2017, 6:47 P.M.

On the air

Wednesday’s TV highlightsBasketball, college men 3:30 p.m.: DePaul at Xavier ... FS1 4 p.m.: South Florida at UConn ... CBS Sports 4 p.m.: NC State at Florida St. ... ESPN2 4 p.m.: Baylor at Oklahoma St. ... ESPNU 4 p.m.: ...

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People attend the opening ceremony of the 2017 FIS Alpine Skiing World Championships in St. Moritz, Switzerland, Monday, Feb. 6, 2017. (Jean Christophe Bott / Keystone via AP)

TUESDAY, FEB. 7, 2017, 6:09 P.M.

Feuz fastest in 1st men’s downhill practice at ski worlds

Switzerland looked right at home at the ski world championships on Tuesday when Beat Feuz was fastest in a men’s downhill practice. Feuz, who won the World Cup downhill and super-G in St. Moritz last March, was 0.21 seconds faster than Brice Roger of France as most racers took a cautious first look at the course in perfect conditions.

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Russian track federation vice president Andrei Silnov speaks during a news conference in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017. Silnov said progress was being made, but questioned whether the country’s problems were as serious as the IAAF says. (Alexander Zemlianichenko / Associated Press)

TUESDAY, FEB. 7, 2017, 5:52 P.M.

Russia picks fight over doping after IAAF ban extended

Russian athletics looked set for conflict with the IAAF over doping even as the government admitted on Tuesday some top coaches relied on giving banned substances to their athletes. The IAAF on Monday said Russia would probably not be reinstated to global athletics until at least November, extending a ban first imposed in November 2015.

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In this Feb. 1, 2017 file photo, Baylor head football coach Matt Rhule talks with reporters at a NCAA college news conference during national signing day in Waco, Texas. Brandon Washington was fired Saturday, Feb. 4 after school officials learned that he had been arrested earlier in the day on a Class B misdemeanor punishable by up to 180 days in a jail and a $2,000 fine. (Rod Aydelotte / Waco Tribune-Herald via AP)

TUESDAY, FEB. 7, 2017, 5:42 P.M.

Baylor assistant fired; charged with soliciting prostitute

Baylor University has fired a newly hired assistant strength and conditioning coach after he was arrested and charged with soliciting a prostitute. The athletic department statement says Brandon Washington was dismissed Saturday after school officials learned he had been arrested earlier in the day. Police say the 33-year-old coach was arrested at a Waco-area hotel.

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Army players salute during the playing of the national anthem before the first half of the Heart of Dallas Bowl NCAA college football game against North Texas Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016 in Dallas. (Brandon Wade / Associated Press)

TUESDAY, FEB. 7, 2017, 5:37 P.M.

Army suspends coach for 2 weeks in WakeyLeaks case

Army has suspended defensive coordinator Jay Bateman for two weeks for mishandling information about the Wake Forest football program. West Point also fined Bateman $25,000 for his role in the so-called WakeyLeaks scandal and also ordered him to attend an ethics training program.

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Eastern Washington forward Jacob Wiley (24) drives to the basket as during the first half of a NCAA men's college basketball game on Reese Court, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016, in Cheney, Wash. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

TUESDAY, FEB. 7, 2017, 8:30 A.M.

Grip on Sports: In a season dominated by Gonzaga's undefeated run, Eastern's Jake Wiley still stands out

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There’s a glitch in the email software I use at home. We won’t throw under the bus a business that brings so much money to our state, but if you send me an email, in a week or two there will be 25 or so copies of the same email in my Inbox. They multiple like rabbits. Sort of like the baskets Jake Wiley scores. Read on.

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MONDAY, FEB. 6, 2017

Gonzaga’s Nigel Williams-Goss, Silas Melson, Zach Collins, Przemek Karnowski and Jordan Mathews celebrate on the bench during the Santa Clara game Saturday. (Young Kwak / AP)

MONDAY, FEB. 6, 2017, 10:37 P.M.

Gonzaga remains No. 1, Villanova climbs to No. 2

Gonzaga remained No. 1 in both major polls after its two closest pursuers dropped games in another upset-filled week of college basketball. Still, it got closer at the top. Gonzaga’s 90-point lead over Baylor in the AP Top 25 last ...

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Eastern Washington forward Jacob Wiley has done plenty to shout about this season.
( (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

MONDAY, FEB. 6, 2017, 10:36 P.M.

Jacob Wiley, Eagles soar into national spotlight

That chip on Jacob Wiley’s shoulder has been well and truly removed. Last weekend, the gangly kid from Newport erased the last doubts about his ability to play Division I basketball. He even won over sportscaster Dick Vitale. “Jacob Wiley ...

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