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UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018, 10:41 p.m.

Analysis: Washington State could’ve used mulligan three times during final drive of narrow loss to USC

Spending 15 minutes inside Washington State’s interview tent following the game, you didn’t get the sense the Cougars (3-1, 0-1) were ready to view their first loss of the 2018 …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 15, 2018, 11:13 p.m.

Analysis: Washington State wins ninth straight at home, defeating Eastern Washington 59-24 behind dominant offensive performance

In seven years under Mike Leach, the Cougars have built a potent offense, strengthened their defense and, a more recent development, have gradually transformed Martin Stadium into a considerably difficult …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 25, 2018, 4:45 p.m.

Analysis: What we learned from the Seahawks’ 21-20 preseason loss to the Vikings

Michael Dickson wowed ‘em, K.J. Wright hit ‘em and David Moore and Brandon Marshall caught ‘em. The Seahawks may have taken another exhibition L, but a lively game left plenty …


Analysis finds endangered orcas eat range of Chinook salmon

A new analysis shows the endangered orcas that spend time in Washington state waters depend on Chinook salmon from a wide range of rivers in Puget Sound as well as …


UPDATED: Thu., July 19, 2018, 4:36 p.m.

MLB midseason lookahead: Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees heading for compelling A.L. East finish

It’s a story of the haves and the have-nots as baseball returns after the All-Star break. The major league-leading Red Sox, Yankees and Astros are all on pace for 100-plus …


Standing beside Trump, Putin makes a clear reference to the subject of the 2016 Trump Tower meeting

Russian President Vladimir Putin seemed to offer an olive branch to special counsel Robert Mueller during a news conference after his summit with President Donald Trump on Monday.


After a jaw-dropping news conference, what does ‘America First’ really mean?

When the history of Donald Trump’s presidency is ultimately written, July 16, 2018, will have a special entry. On a day when the setting called for a show of strength …


By Trump’s own yardstick, North Korea pact falls flat

After all the hype, all the vows to tackle what’s perhaps the world’s most urgent crisis, President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un fell short of the …


Analysis: HUD plan would raise rents for poor by 20 percent

Housing Secretary Ben Carson says his latest proposal to raise rents would mean a path toward self-sufficiency for millions of low-income households across the United States by pushing more people …


UPDATED: Fri., May 11, 2018, 4:41 p.m.

Analysis: Seahawks’ 53-man roster projection – A really early guess at which players will make it

A look at the current 90-man roster shows the Seahawks will have some tough calls to make.


Lawmakers: EPA analysis said Pruitt bug sweep was inadequate

Internal documents from the Environmental Protection Agency say a sweep for hidden listening devices requested by Administrator Scott Pruitt for his office was conducted with shoddy methods and didn’t meet …


Company believes DNA testing promises better wine selection for the masses

Can genetic screening also tell if you’re predisposed to cabernet? A group of doctors-turned-entrepreneurs started a company called Vinome to answer this question.


UPDATED: Mon., April 9, 2018, 9:38 p.m.

Analysis: Tax cuts, spending to raise deficit to $1 trillion by 2019

The combined effect of President Donald Trump’s tax cuts and last month’s budget-busting spending bill is sending the government’s budget deficit toward the $1 trillion mark next year, according to …


UPDATED: Thu., March 22, 2018, 11:43 p.m.

Analysis: Gonzaga struggles against FSU defense, falls to Seminoles in Sweet 16

Short-handed and nowhere near the top of their game. Not a good combination against an athletic, deep Florida State team.


UPDATED: Sat., March 17, 2018, 11:24 p.m.

Analysis: Zach Norvell Jr., Rui Hachimura lead Gonzaga past Ohio State

Two nights after burying a late 3-pointer to sink UNC Greensboro, Zach Norvell Jr. was back at it with a season-high 28 points as the Zags rallied for a 90-84 …


UPDATED: Thu., March 15, 2018, 5:29 p.m.

Analysis: Zach Norvell’s huge 3 helps Gonzaga survive major scare from UNC Greensboro

Gonzaga’s redshirt freshman Zach Norvell Jr. shook off a rough shooting night as he has done so many times this season, burying a 3-pointer that pushed the fourth-seeded Zags past …


UPDATED: Tue., March 6, 2018, 11:30 p.m.

Analysis: Gonzaga does it all in blowing out BYU, claiming another WCC Tournament title

It was one highlight play after another on an endless loop. Slick passes, 3-pointers that barely ruffled the net, suffocating defense, steals, smart passes, run-out layups.


UPDATED: Mon., March 5, 2018, 11:22 p.m.

Analysis: Gonzaga puts hurt on San Francisco with torrid shooting, strong defense

Until further notice, Gonzaga’s record for shooting percentage in a half is under siege.


UPDATED: Mon., March 5, 2018, 11:25 p.m.

Analysis: Gonzaga women produce plenty of highlight moments in WCC Tournament semifinal victory over San Francisco

The Zags had plenty of celebrations to review after their 65-53 win over fifth-seeded San Francisco in the West Coast Conference semifinal on Monday – Emma Stach’s game-high four 3-pointers, …


UPDATED: Sun., March 4, 2018, 12:14 a.m.

Analysis: Gonzaga toughs out another tough first-round WCC Tournament win

For all of Gonzaga’s success in WCC tournaments, the first-round matchup has often been as hard on the Zags as the later rounds. That was the scene Saturday at Orleans …


The most ominous line in the new Jared Kushner story

The main disclosure of the Post’s new report is that the officials from those four countries – the United Arab Emirates, China, Israel and Mexico – have discussed ways to …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 24, 2018, 11:34 p.m.

Analysis: Gonzaga dominates BYU to secure outright WCC title

Mark Few wanted to share Gonzaga’s latest accomplishment – an outright WCC championship by virtue of an impressive 79-65 win over BYU at the jam-packed Marriott Center on Saturday. But …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 22, 2018, 10:40 p.m.

Analysis: Rui Hachimura delivers late as Gonzaga edges San Diego, clinches share of West Coast Conference title

Gonzaga had its share of foul issues, costly turnovers, sluggish offense and inattentive defense.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 17, 2018, 11:42 p.m.

Analysis: Gonzaga sends trio of seniors off with gritty win over Pepperdine in home finale

Gonzaga’s closing kick fueled a hard-fought 81-67 victory in front of an appreciative audience of 6,000 at the McCarthey Athletic Center. The victory keeps Gonzaga (25-4, 15-1 WCC) alone in …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 15, 2018, 11:25 p.m.

Analysis: Gonzaga makes quick work of LMU, takes outright WCC lead

Gonzaga hasn’t messed around the last two games, eliminating most of the suspense by the first or second media timeout.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 10, 2018, 11:49 p.m.

Analysis: Gonzaga shuts down Jock Landale and Emmett Naar, rolls to 78-65 victory over Gaels

The 12th-ranked Zags shut down one of the nation’s most efficient offenses and they did nearly as much damage at the other end of the court in an impressive 78-65 …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 8, 2018, 11:14 p.m.

Analysis: Gonzaga battles through lull offensively for 71-61 victory over Pacific

Gonzaga had another lengthy dry spell offensively, and those have been popping up with more frequency in the last few weeks. Good thing the Zags had company Thursday night.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 3, 2018, 11:51 p.m.

Analysis: Gonzaga shines in crunch time again, holds off BYU

Those 30-, 40-point WCC blowouts of late December and early January have given way to a new-look Gonzaga basketball team. Back then, the points came easy as Gonzaga’s point totals …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 1, 2018, 11:23 p.m.

Analysis: Gonzaga finishes strong, puts away San Diego 69-59

No. 14 Gonzaga hasn’t been at its best over the last two games – tough-minded, scrappy opponents have something to do with it – but the Zags are doing something …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 28, 2018, 10:26 a.m.

Why Sturgill Simpson’s surprise ‘SNL’ cameo with Chris Stapleton was a big deal

Shortly after 8 p.m. ET on Saturday, just before his appearance as the musical guest on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” country star Chris Stapleton posted a video to his social …