Armstrong says one last Tour
Cycling: Lance Armstrong has posted on his Twitter page this year’s Tour de France will be his last.
“It’s been a great ride. Looking forward to 3 great weeks,” Armstrong tweeted Monday.
A seven-time winner of cycling’s most prestigious race, the 38-year-old Armstrong returned to the Tour last year after a three-year absence and finished third behind Astana teammate Alberto Contador of Spain.
Armstrong started a new team for this year’s race. He won the race seven straight times from 1999-2005 before retiring.
The Tour de France starts Saturday in Belgium.
Eastern, Idaho sign radio deals
Radio: Eastern Washington University and KXLY Radio Group have reached a radio agreement to have all home and away EWU football and men’s basketball games broadcast live on 700 ESPN The Ticket.
The three-year agreement includes football and men’s basketball coaches shows, as well as internet coverage (espnnorthwest.com) of all broadcasts.
Larry Weir and Paul Sorensen will return as the broadcast team in football, with Dennis Patchin taking over basketball play-by-play.
Eastern opens the football season at Nevada on Sept. 2.
• The University of Idaho Vandals, Learfield Sports and Radio Spokane have reached a radio agreement to have all Idaho Vandal football broadcasts on 1510-AM KGA.
The agreement includes football and men’s basketball broadcasts as well as coaches shows and internet coverage of all broadcasts. The football games will be on 1510-AM and basketball broadcasts on 790-AM.
Tom Morris and Evan Ellis are the football broadcast team, while Ellis is also the voice of Idaho men’s basketball.
The Vandals open the football season at home against North Dakota on Sept. 2.
Chiefs open at home vs. Ams
Hockey: The Spokane Chiefs will open the home portion of their regular season on Oct. 2 when they host the Tri-City Americans. It will be the fifth year in a row that the two have kicked off the Chiefs’ home schedule in the Arena.
The remainder of the schedule will be set at the WHL scheduling meeting July 26-27.