By the time it really mattered Washington State proved to be the superior team as the Cougars pulled away in the second half to defeat Bethune-Cookman 86-58 on Friday night at Beasley Coliseum.
Dick Enberg was the consummate television pro: His preparation was meticulous; his understanding of every sport he ever took on always had depth.
The Collegiate Bowl is an all-star game for college football’s top seniors and will give the trio of Cougars an opportunity to showcase their skills in front of a large collection of NFL scouts. The 2018 game is scheduled to air on FS1.
Washington State appears primed for the Pac-12 Conference women’s basketball season. Alexys Swedlund and Borislava Hristova scored 16 points apiece Friday and the Cougars (7-5) led wire-to-wire during a 73-61 win over the Nebraska Cornhuskers (9-4) and their more than 4,400 fans.
Rodney Stuckey’s Detroit Pistons jersey hangs in a case in the foyer before you walk through the double doors into Kentwood High School’s gymnasium.
Success at the National Finals Rodeo, which ended last weekend in Las Vegas, was pretty limited for contestants from Washington. Except for the Minor brothers, team ropers from Ellensburg.
UCLA has extended the suspensions of basketball players Jalen Hill and Cody Riley through the end of the season as a result of their admitted shoplifting during the team’s trip to China in November. Athletic director Dan Guerrero and coach Steve Alford announced the decision in a joint statement.
Eastern Washington no longer has a cross country coach following the abrupt departure of Chris Shane earlier this week.
Oakland Raiders receiver Amari Cooper hopes to play on Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles after sitting out last week’s loss to Dallas with a sprained left ankle. Cooper has hurt the same ankle twice this season, and he also suffered a concussion. Quarterback Derek Carr says having Cooper back will be a big help because defenses will have to change their coverage schemes.
Gonzaga Prep senior Devin Culp was named to the Associated Press 4A all-state first team at tight end on Friday following voting by sports media from around the state.
In his third season at WSU, Grinch has transformed the Cougars’ defense. They finished the season ranked 15th nationally in total defense, sixth with 27 turnovers and seventh in tackles-for-loss per game (8.2).
Linebacker Bobby Wagner practiced Friday and will play when the Seattle Seahawks face the Dallas Cowboys despite a lingering hamstring problem. Seattle coach Pete Carroll said Wagner is ahead of where he was last week when he did not practice at all and was a game-time decision against the Rams.
Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters says he chose to throw an officials’ flag in frustration during a loss to the New York Jets, so he had nobody to blame but himself for the resulting one-game suspension. Peters spoke briefly Friday for the first time since the incident three weeks ago. He returned last week to force three turnovers in a win over the Chargers.
Rim protection and Rui. It takes some searching but those were two bright spots from an otherwise gloomy Thursday evening for No. 12 Gonzaga, which was outplayed in a 72-70 loss to San Diego State at Viejas Arena.
Max Borghi, a running back from Arvada, Colorado, won the Denver Post’s 2017 Gold Helmet Award after leading Pomona to the first 5A state championship in school history. He has committed to play at Washington State.
New York Red Bulls captain Sacha Kljestan has been suspended an additional game and fined for his actions during a fight with Toronto FC striker Jozy Altidore in a stadium tunnel during a playoff match. Major League Soccer announced the additional suspension for Kljestan. The league says the decision followed “a thorough internal investigation.” Kljestan will serve what is now a two-game suspension at the beginning of next season.
Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch has been fined $24,309 by the NFL for yelling at a game official last Sunday against Dallas. Lynch shouted at a sideline official and needed to be restrained by teammates after quarterback Derek Carr fumbled the ball out of the end zone while trying to dive for a touchdown. The play was ruled a touchback. An angry Lynch shouted at a sideline official and needed to be restrained by teammates.
Japanese right-hander Yoshihisa Hirano and the Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed to a $6 million, two-year contract. The 33-year-old is looked at to provide bullpen depth and possibly compete to be the team’s closer. Hirano spent 12 seasons with the Orix Buffaloes of Japan’s Pacific League, including the last eight as a reliever. He was 3-7 with 29 saves and a 2.67 ERA in 58 relief appearances last season.
The Minnesota Vikings’ final push to the playoffs begins on Saturday night with a trip to Lambeau Field to face the Green Bay Packers. The Vikings have already secured a home playoff game by winning the NFC North, but they would like to secure a first-round bye, too.
Without a falling drone to stop him, Marcel Hirscher finally reclaims his superiority on Italy’s most challenging slalom ski hill. After setting the fastest opening run, the six-time defending overall World Cup champion from Austria recovers from a major error toward the end of his second trip down the steep Canalone Miramonti course. Combined world champion Luca Aerni of Switzerland is second to register the first podium result of his career.
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