Pac-12 reaches deal with cable cooperative

Colleges: The Pac-12 has announced an agreement with the National Cable Television Cooperative to carry the conference’s new network on their members’ systems.

The deal announced Friday sets the terms for the more than 900 cable operators who are members to air Pac-12 Networks after the launch Aug. 15.

The conference had previously reached distribution deals with Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications and Bright House Networks. Negotiations with DirectTV, AT&T and Dish Network are still ongoing.

Pac-12 Networks will televise 850 live sporting events annually on its national and six regional networks. That includes 35 football and more than 120 men’s basketball games in the first year.

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Thomas wins women’s amateur

Golf: Spokane golfer Chessey Thomas captured the 111th Pacific Northwest Women’s Amateur Championship with a 4 and 3 victory on Friday over Amanda Baker, at Bear Mountain Golf Resort in Victoria, British Columbia.

In the 36-hole finale, Thomas, a St. George’s graduate who played golf at Lewis and Clark and now plays at the University of Tennessee, was down early, took a 4-up lead, then saw Baker tie the match after 18 holes.

Thomas took the lead again on the 20th, was 4 up through 25 and was never caught again.

“I’m very tired, but it felt good to finish strong,” she said. She played 130 holes at this Pacific Northwest Golf Association event.

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