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Bad Landing Central Valley Basketball Kingpin Geoff Courchaine Out For Season With A Broken Foot

Geoff Courchaine goes over North Central player in a game earlier this season. Photo by Steve Thompson/The Spokesman-Review


Stanford Topples Cal, Cuts Short Brief Skid

Pac-10 Dion Cross scored 18 points and Brevin Knight added 16 and a school-record 12 assists Wednesday night as No. 17 Stanford completed a season sweep of California with an …


WSU At Oregon State

The Cougars (6-5 in the Pac-10 and 11-8 overall) will be looking for only their second road win of the year when they invade Gill Coliseum for a 7:05 p.m. …


Wake Forest Finishes Fast

Top 25 Tony Rutland rescued Wake Forest’s offense in the second half Wednesday night and finished with 19 points as the 14th-ranked Demon Deacons rallied for a 63-54 victory over …


Crucial Matchups Make Current Stretch Best Of Pac-10 Season

This is one of those wonderfully crucial stretches of the Pacific-10 Conference men’s basketball race that many coaches try to downplay, their reasoning being that no one game is more …


Drexler To Rockets Blazers Deal Disgruntled Star, Murray For Thorpe, Pick

College pals Hakeem Olajuwon, Clyde Drexler reunited. Photo by Associated Press


Sonics All-Stars Ruin Lanier’s First Outing

Golden State was trying to win one for their new coach, Bob Lanier. When it got down to crunch time, the inspired Warriors were overcome by Seattle’s All-Star trio of …


Minutemen Off The Mark, Upset By Colonials

Top 25 Alexander Koul and Nimbo Hammons combined for 34 points before fouling out and leaving their George Washington teammates to protect an 80-78 victory over No. 5 Massachusetts (9-2 …


Arison Heats Things Up In Miami

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Lake City Star Kerns Iel Mvp

Lake City senior point guard Jennifer Kerns has been named the Inland Empire League’s most valuable player. Kerns was awarded the honor in a vote of the league’s coaches. The …


Win Earns Lakeside No. 1 Seed

A/B girls Brianne Jolley scored eight of her 14 points in the second quarter to lead Lakeside (19-3) past sixth-ranked Riverside (17-4) 56-30 Tuesday night at Deer Park in a …


Frazier: There’s More To Life Than Sports Former Knicks Star Says Its Absurd To Elevate Sports, Stars Above All Else

Walt Frazier talks with coach Red Holzman during his final season with the Knicks. AP file photo


It’s Official: Nelson Steps Down As Coach Of Hapless Golden State

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Nbc Relaxes Its Policy For Gumbel

Now that NBC News has set Bryant Gumbel free to do sports on HBO, it faces a dilemma. What if Katie Couric wants to moonlight as a bowling announcer when …


Triumphant Timberwolves Lake City High School Girl’s Basketball Team Brings Home A Banner, Net, And State A-1 Championship Trophy

Weary from celebrating into the night and a lengthy bus ride home the state champion Timberwolves of Lake City High strike one last pose for family and media before going …


New Faces Can’t Offset Nba’s Talent Dilution Midseason Report

As the entire NBA convened upon the Valley of the Sun this weekend, the league couldn’t seem more fractured. With baseball at the crossroads of collective bargaining, people still tend …


Cardinals Cruise, Earn Bye

Saturday boys Medical Lake knocked off Chewelah 72-47 at Deer Park on Saturday to earn a first-round bye at next week’s Northeast A League tournament. The two teams had been …


Suns’ Barkley Downplays Racial Remark

Phoenix Suns forward Charles Barkley and the National Basketball Association on Sunday downplayed an apparent off-hand racial remark Barkley made at the end of a testy television interview Saturday. “That’s …


Cougars Fall Short At Ucla

Pac-10 women UCLA’s Nickey Hilbert scored 15 points and the Bruins held a commanding 49-36 rebounding advantage in handing the Washington State Cougars a 71-57 loss in a Pacific-10 Conference …


All For No. 1 At Uconn

UConn coach Jim Calhoun gets into the cat as Huskies Ray Allen and Eric Hayward, right, trap Syracuse’s Otis Hill. Photo by Associated Press


Sometimes, Even Real Players Look This Bad

The best thing that can be said about this one is that it didn’t require replacement players. Those were real NBA players playing that bad. “You can’t please everybody,” Charles …


Once-Dominant Lady Longhorns Now Long Shots Competitors Catch Up With, Pass Program That Was Once Unbeatable

The fans cheer as loudly as ever, and the championship banners that ripple from the ceiling are still an imposing sight. But the once-powerful Texas Longhorns are searching for an …


Vandals’ Rally Nets Big Sky Triumph

College women The University of Idaho used a 16-4 run over the final 6:30 of the game to beat Idaho State 75-61 in Memorial Gym on Saturday night. Leading 59-57, …


New Faces, Attitudes All Part Of Changing All-Star Scene

Don’t be fooled by the presence of Dana Barros, Tyrone Hill and Vin Baker. There are great players here for today’s 45th NBA All-Star Game. Hall of Fame players, really. …


Schillinger Saves West Valley

Frontier League The Cheney Blackhawks, leading West Valley by five points with 30 seconds to play at WV on Saturday night, were about to send a big-time message to the …


Miami Showmen: Can’t Beat The Heat

After Glen Rice swished ‘em, teammate Harold Miner slammed ‘em. On the NBA’s annual day of hype and music known as All-Star Saturday, Miami players swept the skills competition. Rice …


Whitworth Game Has It All, And That Includes Win Pirates Improve To 7-3 In Ncic After Heated Battle Vs. Whitman

The Whitworth Pirates couldn’t have finished the regular season at the Whitworth Fieldhouse with a better script Saturday night. It had everything from breakaway dunks, an arsenal of 3-point shooting, …


Kansas Shows Technical Finesse

No. 12 Arkansas’ Clint McDaniel, right, battles with Vanderbilt’s Chris Woods on Saturday in Nashville, Tenn. Photo by Associated Press


Bulldogs Wrap Up L.A. Sweep

For the preceding 15 years, the Gonzaga Bulldogs have spent many lost weekends in Los Angeles. Never, in that span, have the Bulldogs scored back-to-back wins over Loyola Marymount and …


Whitworth Women Remain Atop Ncic

College women Whitworth stayed atop the Northwest Conference of Independent Colleges with a 64-57 victory over Whitman on Sunday at the Whitworth Fieldhouse. Whitworth (8-2 NCIC, 14-11) ran out to …