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FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2016

Dustin Johnson watches his putt on the 14th green during the rain-delayed second round of the U.S. Open golf championship at Oakmont Country Club on Friday. (Gene J. Puskar / Associated Press)

Dustin Johnson in familiar spot at U.S. Open

Dustin Johnson unleashed another powerful tee shot that got lost in the darkening sky over Oakmont. Positioned some 200 yards away on a forward tee, his caddie tried to track the flight of the ball until he gave up and said, “Where did it go?”

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Stephen Curry, bottom, and the Warriors have had problems lately trying to guard LeBron James and the Cavaliers. (Ron Schwane / Associated Press)

Warriors limp to finish, hope home court helps in Game 7

The level of tension is growing rapidly for the Golden State Warriors. Someone gets suspended, someone gets hurt, someone gets ejected, and lots of someones make no effort to hide their frustration. A comfortable two-game lead in the NBA Finals becomes a dicey one-game lead, then no lead at all.

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Flares are thrown onto the pitch during the Euro 2016 Group D soccer match between the Czech Republic and Croatia at the Geoffroy Guichard stadium in Saint-Etienne, France, on Friday. (Darko Bandic / Associated Press)

Croatian soccer in harsh spotlight at Euro 2016

PARIS – Croatia fans have a habit of disrupting and delaying matches at the European Championship. On Friday, they added another ugly chapter to that history during Croatia’s 2-2 draw with the Czech Republic. Firecrackers exploded on the field in ...

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Area Sports Menu for Saturday, June 18

BaseballNorthwest League: Vancouver at Spokane, 6:30 p.m.FootballIndoor Football League: Sioux Falls at Spokane, 7 p.m.MotorsportsSpokane County Raceway: Northwest Motorsports, 8 a.m. Spokane Super Oval: Limited Late Models, 6 p.m. Spokane Speedway: Flat track race, 5:30 p.m. Stateline Speedway: North American ...

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Coach Paul Petrino led the Idaho Vandals football team to a 4-8 record last season. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)

Idaho extends Paul Petrino’s contract through 2020

The Idaho State Board of Education on Thursday approved a three-year contract extension for Vandals football coach Paul Petrino. The Board approved a proposal that extends Petrino’s tenure through 2020. Petrino’s previous deal was set to expire in December 2017.

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SportsLinkComplete interview with Gabe Marks

Our most recent story about prolific Washington State wide receiver Gabe Marks tells the story of a particularly insightful interview we had last spring. That story, "Gabe Marks is a ...

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