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Price home after stent implanted

Former Washington State and current Texas-El Paso coach Mike Price was released from a hospital Friday afternoon after doctors implanted a stent to relieve a blocked artery in his heart.

Price, 61, was resting at home after being released.

Price was having routine tests Thursday when doctors discovered a significant blockage in one of his arteries. Doctors performed an angioplasty and inserted a stent to increase blood flow in the artery.

Price is preparing for his fourth year as UTEP coach.


USA U19 team continues to roll

The USA men’s U19 basketball team continued to roll at the world championships in Serbia with a 103-77 victory over China.

The Americans’ final preliminary game comes today against Serbia. The top three teams from each of four preliminary round groups advance to the second round, which begins Monday. The U.S. is 2-0.

Matt Bouldin of Gonzaga contributed five points, three rebounds and two assists for the U.S. in 17 minutes of play against China.

“I’m definitely starting to feel the whole tension, especially playing in a different country,” Bouldin is quoted on the USA Basketball Web site before the tourney began. “Wearing USA on the jersey means so much.”


Redman on national team

Jamie Redman of Spokane has been named to the United States U-23 team that will compete at the FISA World Rowing U-23 Championships, July 26-29 in Strathclyde, Great Britain.

Redman is a 2004 graduate of Lewis and Clark HS and an Academic All-American at Yale. She joins nine other rowers and two coaches from her home state on the team.

Redman was a part of the Yale No. 1 varsity 8 crew that finished an unbeaten season by winning the NCAA Division I championship this year.


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