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Both teams will play short-handed in Chiefs’ home opener

Hockey: When the Tri-City Americans come to the Arena at 7 tonight for the Spokane Chiefs’ Western Hockey League home opener, both teams will be short-handed.

The Chiefs (0-1) lost Dominik Uher for three games after he received a major penalty and a game misconduct for a checking from behind penalty against T-C’s Mason Wilgosh last Saturday.

After the Americans (3-0) beat Portland last Sunday, Tri-City forward Jordan Messier was suspended for two games after league officials reviewed an interference penalty against Messier and determined it should have been a charging major and game misconduct.

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NFL: Terrelle Pryor’s five-game suspension was upheld by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.

The Raiders’ rookie quarterback had appealed the punishment, which was related to NCAA violations he committed while at Ohio State.

Associated Press

Italian club expects Bryant

Basketball: The president of Virtus Bologna is optimistic Kobe Bryant will sign with the Italian club during the NBA lockout despite scheduling problems posed by other teams.

Claudio Sabatini told the Associated Press on Friday that Bryant’s agent, Rob Pelinka, agreed to an arrangement for 35 to 40 days worth more than $3 million – for about 10 games.

Associated Press

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Washington State center Fred Mauigoa has spent spring camp refining snapping technique

UPDATED: 10:48 p.m.

This spring, WSU’s starting center encountered some unexpected turbulence snapping the football. He’s been more consistent as of late and finished spring camp on a good – and accurate – note, but Fred Mauigoa is still trying to improve, and there’s no better way to do that then by building muscle memory through constant repetition.