A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you are a fan of obscure 1970s movies (and really, everyone should be), then you will recognize the name Johnson, Navin R. And how excited he got about regular season college basketball polls. No, that’s not it. It was something to do with the phone book. Read on.
There is every reason to be jealous of Emily Westerberg and Aubree Johnson. It’s not the two state basketball championships and countless accolades both won, Westerberg at Central Valley and Johnson at Post Falls. It’s not their accomplishments for the Arizona State basketball team and the unprecedented heights the Sun Devils reached in their playing days. It’s not even their precious families, as both married and now each have three children. What is truly remarkable is that Emily Westerberg Love and Aubree Johnson Chestnut can live thousands of miles apart and still talk like they are next door neighbors – or twin sisters sharing a bedroom.
Tuesday’s TV, Radio Highlights for Feb. 20
Brad Marchand scored his 22nd goal 3:36 into overtime to give the Boston Bruins a 2-1 victory over the Calgary Flames in Calgary, Alberta, on Monday.
Kristy Wallace scored 23 points and had seven assists as No. 3 Baylor won its eighth consecutive Big 12 championship Monday night with a 93-87 win over No. 6 Texas in Austin, Texas.
Ryan Donato scored two goals, Troy Terry had three assists and the United States beat Slovakia 5-1 in the qualification round Tuesday to advance to face the Czech Republic in the Olympic quarterfinals.
Eric Hosmer and the San Diego Padres have finalized their $144 million, eight-year contract. The team announced the signing Monday night after Hosmer passed his physical.
Canadian stars Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir won the gold medal in ice dancing at the Pyeongchang Games on Tuesday, becoming the most decorated figure skaters in Olympic history with a dazzling, dramatic free skate set to the music of “Moulin Rouge.”
Devonte Graham had 23 points and seven assists, Malik Newman added 20 and No. 8 Kansas beat Oklahoma 104-74 on Monday night.
Cassie Sharpe put on a show in the women’s freestyle halfpipe final on Tuesday, soaring to a 95.80 during her second run to give Canada its first Olympic medal in the event pioneered by the late Canadian star Sarah Burke.
When Seattle traded for reliever David Phelps last July, Mariners manager Scott Servais believed his team was adding a player that could help the team reach the postseason.
Couch Slouch: Approaching my third week of boycotting the 2018 Winter Olympics, I want to say something that, frankly, nobody really wants to hear; in fact, when I brought this up the other night while eating at my parents’ house, my mother told me that I would have to use the drive-thru window the next time I came over for dinner. So here we go: The Olympics ideal is, well, hooey-and-a-half.
Branson Trube hit a go-ahead home run and Gonzaga rallied from down two runs to defeat Cal Poly 5-4 on Monday, the final day of the Surprise Tournament.
Registration opens for the Othello Sandhill Crane Festival on Monday.
The Spokane Valley Marine Fishing Frenzy will take place on Saturday. Pro bass fisherman John Murray will speak at the free one-day event. There will be other speakers discussing techniques, the newest gear on the market and more, said Tyler Brinks, the president of the Spokane Bass Club.
Major League Baseball has imposed stricter limits on mound visits by players in an effort to speed games but decided against 20-second pitch clocks for 2018. After more than a year of negotiations, the Major League Baseball Players Association refused to agree to the changes but also signed an agreement that it will not oppose the rules.
J.D. Martinez and the Boston Red Sox have, at long last, come to an agreement. The slow dance between the free agent slugger and the power-deficient team wrapped up Monday when they settled on a $110 million, five-year contract.
A new format for the NBA All-Star Game had a negligible impact on television ratings.
After last week’s deadly shooting rampage at his former high school in Parkland, Florida, Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo knew he must immediately go home. “Numb” is how he described his initial feelings hearing the deadly attack happened at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.