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NIC rolls over Highland at NWAC Crossover in Coeur d’Alene

UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 19, 2017, 9:08 p.m.

RayQuan Evans scored 26 points with seven rebounds and four assists and Tyler Brimhall added 23 points and seven rebounds in the North Idaho Cardinals’ 94-76 victory victory over the Highline Thunderbirds (4-7) at the Holiday Inn Express NWAC Crossover in Coeur d’Alene on Tuesday.

Dodgers hit with $36.2M luxury tax, Yanks with $15.7M

UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 19, 2017, 7:47 p.m.

The Los Angeles Dodgers will pay baseball’s highest luxury tax for the fourth straight year and the New York Yankees owe a penalty for a 15th consecutive season, streaks that could end as the sport’s biggest spenders slash payroll for 2018. The Dodgers owe $36.2 million, according to final figures compiled by the commissioner’s office and obtained by The Associated Press. That raises their five-year tax total to nearly $150 million. The Yankees were second at $15.7 million.
Earlier this month, Seattle City Council approved a memorandum of understanding with Los Angeles-based Oak View Group in a $600 million privately financed project to renovate KeyArena, formerly the home of the NBA's SuperSonics. (Elaine Thompson / Associated Press)

Geoff Baker: Seattle’s KeyArena bid gets timely assist from NHL

The NHL’s recent announcement it would accept an expansion application for a future Seattle franchise might have surprised those who hadn’t closely followed this city’s arena drama. But those close to the situation knew the league badly needed to throw the city and Tim Leiweke’s Oak View Group a bone. Some of the public discourse surrounding a KeyArena renovation proposal had gotten out of whack, and speculation had affected perceptions of the venue and Leiweke’s plans for it.

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