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Staben: Athletics will operate at deficit

University of Idaho President Chuck Staben said during a UI faculty meeting Wednesday the Athletics Department will continue to operate at a deficit this year.


Local teacher hopes to become first mother to complete American Ninja Warrior

Local physical education teacher Sandy Zimmerman says her goal as a contestant on the show “American Ninja Warrior” is to become the first mom to complete the famously difficult obstacle …


Noah Lyles, Aleia Hobbs claim 100 titles at U.S. outdoors

Noah Lyles won a thrilling 100-meter final Friday at the USATF Outdoor national championships, becoming the youngest title-holder in the event in 34 years. The 20-year-old Lyles finished in a …


Steve Christilaw: Sporting events an apt stage for more than just athletics

When Shakespeare wrote “All the world’s a stage and all the men and women merely players …” he most definitely didn’t have the Seahawks-Rams game from Sunday in mind. The …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 17, 2017, 10:04 p.m.

Six headed to Seattle for 2018 Special Olympics Games

Six athletes got a welcome surprise at the EWU Men’s basketball game Sunday – an invitation to participate in the 2018 Special Olympics games in Seattle.


SFCC names $18 million gym after longtime athletic director

Spokane Falls Community College will name its $18 million athletic center after Maurice “Maury” Ray, a former coach and athletic director who spent more than three decades with the school.


Pickleball cabal: Growing sport takes tennis to court in Spokane

All’s not well in pickleball. The sport, which was invented on Bainbridge Island in 1965, has grown more and more popular in the last few years, mainly among the retired …


UPDATED: Tue., June 20, 2017, 7:19 p.m.

Washington Huskies athletic department budget back from the brink

By the end of June, when the 2017 fiscal year comes to a close, the University of Washington athletic department expects to have a surplus of about $2,000. That sum …


Audubon Park sidewalk aims to increase access, prompts running community concerns

One of the first projects to provide greater pedestrian access into Spokane city parks has drawn some skepticism from runners in the Audubon neighborhood. Park planners and the coach of …


UPDATED: Fri., March 24, 2017, 10:18 p.m.

Cash windfall coming to Gonzaga University, WSU and EWU athletic departments

Gonzaga University, Washington State University and Eastern Washington University are among the colleges across the country set to get a cash windfall from the National Collegiate Athletic Association next month.


Shawn Vestal: Why isn’t cutting athletics spending at WSU part of the budget-balancing plan?

WSU has lots of plans to bring in more revenue to help dig the athletics department out of its $50.7 million hole, but no plans to cut spending.


Mariners score in ninth to beat Athletics, extend winning streak to five

Ketel Marte hit a tiebreaking single in the ninth inning and the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics 3-2 Sunday for their fifth straight win.


Baseball notebook: Dodgers make rare visit to Yankee Stadium

Reggie Jackson hitting three home runs. Don Larsen pitching a perfect game.


Baseball notebook: A’s fine Butler, Valencia following clubhouse fight

The Athletics fined Billy Butler and Danny Valencia on Monday after they were involved in a clubhouse fight last week that led to Butler being placed on the seven-day concussion …


New WSU president says he’ll curb overspending

Washington State University’s new president says the school’s spending habits are “simply not sustainable.” But he plans to change that.


Hill wins again, A’s end skid with 5-0 victory vs Mariners

SEATTLE – Rich Hill pitched eight innings to win his fourth straight start, Stephen Vogt hit a leadoff homer in the seventh inning to snap a scoreless tie and the …


Notebook: Marlins veteran Ichiro Suzuki closing in on 3,000 hits

Ichiro Suzuki continued his assault on the record books when, playing in place of injured outfielder Christian Yelich, he recorded four hits on Saturday. He added two more on Sunday …


Commissioner: Decision imminent on MLB games in Puerto Rico

The Miami Marlins and Pittsburgh Pirates will find out within the next few days if they will play in Puerto Rico this month.


Q & A with Idaho president Chuck Staben

Athletics is often a great opportunity for students who otherwise might not have been able to afford the education they get. A lot of our students, that scholarship makes the …


Seattle Mariners hire Scott Brosius as Triple-A hitting coach

Former major leaguer Scott Brosius has been hired as the hitting coach for Triple-A Tacoma in the Seattle Mariners organization. The Mariners announced the hiring of Brosius on Thursday. The …


Special Olympics pioneer Marty Sheets dies at age 62

Special Olympics pioneer Marty Sheets died Thursday at the Greensboro, North Carolina, home he shared with his parents. He was 62. Sheets was born with Down syndrome. He won seven …


Seager, Hart lift Mariners past Athletics

Kyle Seager and Corey Hart homered leading off the seventh inning and the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics 2-1 on Wednesday to win the three-game series between the A.L. …


Former football coach now part of education effort

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The opposing running back from Jack Crowe’s first game as a full-time high school coach died after a hit later in the 1972 season. Auburn’s starting fullback …


Rookie power

OAKLAND, Calif. – A pair of Oakland rookies, one heralded and the other a relative unknown, provided everything the Athletics needed to tie their A.L. division series with Detroit at …


Tigers tame A’s

OAKLAND, Calif. – Max Scherzer overpowered Oakland with his dominant fastball, then baffled the Athletics with his off-speed stuff. Scherzer struck out 11 over seven dominant innings, Miguel Cabrera helped …


Athletics vs. Tigers preview

Season series: Athletics won 4-3. Detroit Tigers (93-69): Detroit won the A.L. Central by one game over Cleveland, but that slim margin was deceiving. The Tigers were in control from …


Idaho looks at changing state concussion law

Athletics coaches and officials would be required to remove players from games who show signs of a concussion, according to a measure aimed at boosting protections for young athletes who …


CVHS’s Hittle awarded principal honors

Central Valley High School Principal Mike Hittle has been named Distinguished League Principal of the Year by his colleagues in the Greater Spokane League. His leadership as GSL president was …


WSU athletic hall will grow by seven

Six men and one woman, whose history dates from 1952 to the present, have been selected for induction into the Washington State University Athletic Hall of Fame, director of athletics …


Ncaa To Let High Schools Rate Core Classes

High schools will begin deciding which of their courses meet the NCAA core-course requirements for freshman eligibility standards under a plan approved Tuesday by the NCAA Division I board of …