THURSDAY, DEC. 31, 2015

Josh Perkins helps Zags hold off Broncos

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Welcome to the Leavey Center, where the odd, unusual and unpredictable happen, at least when Gonzaga walks through the front doors for its annual visit. It’s never easy for the Zags here and that was the ...

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Eagles waste hot start, lose to Bears in Big Sky opener

For the first 13 minutes, things went according to plan in the Big Sky Conference opener for the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team. But the defending champions couldn’t keep the Bears caged, and Northern Colorado exploded for 78 points ...

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Clemson pounds Oklahoma, proves doubters wrong

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – Dabo Swinney was in no mood to talk about Clemsoning. “Next question,” the coach snapped. No problem. It’s time to put that term to rest. Clemson, a team once known for such inexplicable stumbles that a ...

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On the air

Friday’s TV highlightsBasketball, college men 4 p.m.: North Texas vs. UTSA ... SWX 6 p.m.: Utah at Stanford ... ESPNU 6 p.m.: USC at Washington St. ... Pac-12 Wash. 6 p.m.: Rice at UTEP ... SWX 8 p.m.: UCLA at ...

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Idaho holds off North Dakota in Big Sky opener

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Perrion Callandret blocked a shot with 2 seconds to play to seal the Idaho Vandals’ 74-71 victory over North Dakota in a Big Sky Conference opener on Thursday afternoon. The Vandals defense was tremendous down the ...

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Cardinals defense riding high after big performance

TEMPE, Ariz. – Much has been written about the flashy, big-play offense of the Arizona Cardinals. But that defense isn’t too shabby either. “It’s a pleasure and a blessing,” cornerback Patrick Peterson said, “to be on a team that is ...

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Area Sports Menu for Friday, January 1

BasketballCollege men: Pac-12: USC at Washington State, 6 p.m.; UCLA at Washington, 8.Off-track bettingCoeur d’Alene Casino: Open 24 hours. Greyhound Park & Event Center: Horse racing, 8:45 a.m.; dog racing, 7:15 p.m. Northern Quest Resort and Casino: Horse racing, 9:20 ...

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Perkins leads Zags past Santa Clara

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – It is never easy for Gonzaga inside the Leavey Center and that was the case again Friday. The Zags relied on freshman point guard Josh Perkins’ career-high 26 points and his smarts in the closing seconds ...

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Przemek Karnowski’s season ends due to back surgery

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Gonzaga senior center Przemek Karnowski underwent season-ending back surgery Thursday, according to coach Mark Few. Karnowski has missed the last nine games, including Thursday’s road contest against Santa Clara, due to a bulging disc in his ...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 30, 2015

Southern California running back Justin Davis (22) scores a touchdown during the first half of the Holiday Bowl.

Kicked to curb

SAN DIEGO – Rafael Gaglianone kicked a 29-yard field goal with 2:27 left to lift No. 23 Wisconsin to a 23-21 victory against Southern California in the Holiday Bowl on Wednesday night. Gaglianone’s third field goal gave Wisconsin (10-3) its first win in seven tries against USC (8-6). The teams hadn’t met since 1966, and two of USC’s wins in the series were in the Rose Bowl, in 1953 and 1963.

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On the air

Thursday’s TV highlightsBasketball, college men 9 a.m.: Xavier at Villanova ... Fox Sports 1 11 a.m.: Creighton at St. John’s ... Fox Sports 1 11 a.m.: Drake at Wichita State ... ESPNU 11:30 a.m.: Providence at Butler ... CBS Sports ...

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