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FRIDAY, NOV. 11, 2016


James Blackmon, Jr. leads No. 11 Indiana over No. 3 Kansas

James Blackmon, Jr. scored 22 of his 26 points after halftime to lift No. 11 Indiana to a season-opening 103-99 overtime victory over No. 3 Kansas on Friday night in the Armed Forces Classic. The Hoosiers had five players score in double figures with Thomas Bryant notching a double-double with 19 points and 10 rebounds. Curtis Jones scored 15 points, OG Anunoby had 13 and Robert Johnson added 10.

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Freshmen Killian Tillie strong in first game as Zag

Freshman Killian Tillie, a 6-foot-10 forward, played 21 minutes on Friday night but made his presence known in Gonzaga’s season opener. In his first official game in a GU uniform, Tillie dominated the glass and recorded nine rebounds to lead ...

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Longtime scoreboard operator John Oakley was honored last Saturday when Gonzaga played West Georgia. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

Longtime Zags scoreboard operator John Oakley dies

A Gonzaga basketball game was more than just a pastime for longtime scoreboard operator John Oakley, it was a family gathering. “He use to call (the players) ‘his boys’ and ‘his girls,’ ” Oakley’s oldest son Adam said. “He loved ...

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No. 10 Arizona beats No. 12 Michigan State in final seconds

Kadeem Allen took the ball the length of the court and scored with 1.3 seconds left and No. 10 Arizona beat No. 12 Michigan State 65-63 on Friday night in the Armed Forces Classic. Kobi Simmons led the Wildcats in the season opener for both teams with 18 points while Lauri Markkanen scored 13 points and grabbed six rebounds. Allen finished with 10 points.

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Cook, Francois lead No. 20 Florida State past Boston College

Dalvin Cook rushed for 108 yards and Deondre Francois tied a season high with three touchdown passes as No. 20 Florida State rolled to a 45-7 victory over Boston College. Cook, a junior, became only the second Seminoles back to go over 100-yards in 15 meetings against the Eagles. Francois completed 16 of 24 passes for 183 yards before suffering a shoulder injury in the third quarter.

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Gonzaga guard Jordan Mathews pressures Utah Valley guard Conner Toolson, Nov. 11 , 2016, at the McCarthey Athletic Center. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

Gonzaga-Utah Valley: 3 keys to GU’s 92-69 win

Key momentThe Zags jumped out to a quick lead in their season opener, scoring eight unanswered points to start. Nigel Williams-Goss accounted for the first field goal after 19 seconds, and followed with a 3-point jumper 10 seconds later. Jordan ...

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In this Oct. 20, 2016, file photo, Chicago Cubs' Addison Russell is out at second as Los Angeles Dodgers' Howie Kendrick turns a double play on a ball hit by Albert Almora Jr. during the ninth inning of Game 5 of the National League baseball championship series in Los Angeles. The Phillies on Friday, Nov. 11, acquired Kendrick from the Los Angeles Dodgers for Darin Ruf and utilityman Darnell Sweeney. (Mark J. Terrill / Associated Press)

MLB notes: Phillies get Howie Kendrick from Dodgers

PHILADELPHIA – The Phillies have acquired Howie Kendrick from the Los Angeles Dodgers for first baseman Darin Ruf and utilityman Darnell Sweeney. A 2011 AL All-Star, Kendrick hit .255 with 26 doubles, eight home runs, 40 RBIs, a team-leading 10 ...

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Area Sports Menu for Saturday, November 12

BasketballCollege men: Nonconference: Corban at Idaho, 8 p.m. College women: Nonconference: Nicholls State at Gonzaga, 2 p.m.Cross countryCollege: Whitworth at NCAA Division III West Regional in Salem, Oregon, 9 a.m. CC Spokane at NWAC Championships in Olympia, 11 a.m.FootballCollege: Pac-12: ...

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Conor McGregor, center, reacts after taking his opponent Eddie Alvarez's title from a table to put it on his side during a news conference ahead of the UFC 205 mixed martial arts fights, Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016, at Madison Square Garden in New York as UFC president Dana White, left, and fighter Stephen Thompson, right, react. McGregor and Alvarez will fight each other while Thompson will fight Tyron Woodley on Saturday. (Julio Cortez / Associated Press)

UFC loads 3 title fights under bright lights of NYC debut

UFC storms into New York with perhaps the most loaded card in the promotion’s history. Conor McGregor fights UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez in the main event of UFC 205 on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden. Joanna Jedrzejczyk defends the women’s strawweight title against Karolina Kowalkiewicz and UFC welterweight champ Tyron Woodley fights Stephen Thompson.

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Washington, Idaho and Whitworth football previews

Trojans at Huskies Kickoff: 4:30 p.m., Husky Stadium Records: Washington (9-0, 6-0 Pac-12), USC (6-3, 4-2) TV/Radio: Fox 28/107.1-FM Overview: ESPN’s “College GameDay” is in town, a sellout crowd is expected at Husky Stadium and many eyes in the college ...

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