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TUESDAY, FEB. 7, 2017


Post Falls MacKenzie Morris heads to the basket during a high school basketball game, Tues., Feb. 7, 2017, at Post Falls High School. Colin Mulvany/THE SPOKESMAN-REVIEW (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

TUESDAY, FEB. 7, 2017, 10:54 P.M.

Bayley Brennan leads Post Falls past Lewiston in girls basketball

Bayley Brennan picked a good time to pick up her basketball team Tuesday. Seemingly whenever Post Falls needed a big basket to quell a surge by Lewiston, Brennan made them. Post Falls overcame pitiful free-throw shooting and some stretches of inconsistencies to top the visiting Lewiston Bengals 53-39 in the 5A Region I championship game.

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Arizona Diamondbacks’ Jean Segura watches the flight of his home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016, in Phoenix. (Ross D. Franklin / Associated Press)

TUESDAY, FEB. 7, 2017, 10:54 P.M.

Jean Segura provides Mariners with skill, stability at shortstop

There are just certain positions that some teams struggle to fill. The Mariners’ struggles to find a competent starting catcher since the retirement of Dan Wilson have already been covered here. There have been countless stories written in past years about their difficulty in finding a good left fielder, particularly when the Mariners were experiencing their highest levels of success. But in looking at the Mariners’ shortstops over the years, that spot hasn’t been a source of great production or consistency since the days of Alex Rodriguez.

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Former Gonzaga guard Kyle Dranginis, right, is piling up big number in Denmark. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)

TUESDAY, FEB. 7, 2017, 10:50 P.M.

Ex-Zag Kyle Dranginis named player of month in Denmark

Former Gonzaga Bulldog Kyle Dranginis is having a strong first season with SISU Copenhagen, a professional team in Denmark. Dranginis was named January player of the month in Denmark’s top professional league by Danish basketball website Fullcourt.dk. He averaged 22.2 ...

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TUESDAY, FEB. 7, 2017, 9:30 P.M.

Area Sports Menu for Wednesday, February 8

BasketballCollege men: NWAC: Big Bend vs. CC Spokane at SCC, Columbia Basin at North Idaho, both 8 p.m. College women: NWAC: Big Bend vs. CC Spokane at SCC, Columbia Basin at North Idaho, both 6 p.m. High school boys: 4A ...

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In this Jan. 22, 2017 file photo, Boston Bruins head coach Claude Julien motions to an official during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh. On Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, the Bruins fired Julien, who was in his 10th season as head coach, and named assistant Bruce Cassidy interim coach. (Gene J. Puskar / Associated Press)

TUESDAY, FEB. 7, 2017, 7:58 P.M.

Bruins fire coach Claude Julien after 419 wins, Cup title

The Boston Bruins have fired coach Claude Julien after 10 seasons, more than 400 wins and a Stanley Cup championship. Assistant Bruce Cassidy was named interim coach. Boston has lost two in a row and six of nine and fallen out of a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. The Bruins haven’t made the playoffs the past two seasons.

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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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