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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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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


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 …


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


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, …


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 …


Anyone For A Game Of 64-Team Pickup?

Binoculars in hand, Kentucky coach Rick Pitino says he has peered into the NCAA Tournament future and determined that the Wildcats can win it all this season. Now the bad …


Georgia Tech Cure: Date With Top Team

A game against No. 1 North Carolina is just what Georgia Tech needs after a road loss to Duke. The 18th-ranked Yellow Jackets have won four straight against topranked teams. …


Burton’s Burst Busts Stanford

USC’s Lorenzo Orr loses the basketball to Washington’s Bryan Boston, bottom, as Alex Lopez, right, defends. Photo by Associated Press


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 …


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 …


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, …


Point, Counterpoint Comparisons Of Ucla Point Guard Edney To Arizona’s Stoudamire Have Dribbled On Through Careers

Tyus Edney brings his considerable talents to Friel Court today. Photo by Associated Press


Watkins Gets Hot; Bengals Rip Ewu

Lorenzo Watkins hit five 3-pointers as Idaho State handed Eastern Washington its ninth straight loss, 93-71 in Big Sky Conference play Friday in Pocatello. The win was Idaho State’s (6-2, …


Nelson `A Done Deal’; Pippen A New Deal?

Don Nelson appears all but out as Golden State coach. Photo by Associated Press


Cougs Toss Orr, Dunk Sc Balanced Scoring, Tough D Gives Washington State 84-64 Win

WSU’s Issac Fontaine breaks past the Southern Cal defense for two of his game-high 20 points. Photo by Associated Press


Gonzaga Women Beat Pepperdine

Sarah Christensen’s free throw with 1:54 to play was the difference Thursday night as the Gonzaga University women slipped past Pepperdine 63-62 at Martin Center. The Bulldogs (3-6 WCC, 8-12 …


Delk Reaches Milestone As Uk Beats Tennessee

Top 25 Tony Delk scored 19 points, becoming the 42nd player in University of Kentucky history to collect 1,000 points in a career, and the fifth-ranked Wildcats (9-1 Southeastern Conference, …


Nba Hits Maxwell With 10-Game Suspension For Punching Out Fan

Vernon Maxwell of the Houston Rockets was suspended for at least 10 games and fined $20,000 by the NBA on Wednesday for running into the stands and punching a heckler …


No Panorama Upsets In First-Round Games

Panorama League tourney The regular season is over, but the Curlew boys are up to their regular habits. Curt Nelson scored all 13 of his points during a 29-point first …


UW Guard Suspended

University of Washington coach Bob Bender suspended point guard Michael McClain for two games, following his arrest on suspicion of fourth-degree assault, a gross misdemeanor. McClain, 22, was arrested early …


Robinson, Rodman Rip Sonics Spurs Break Hex Against Seattle With 106-103 Victory At Tacoma

Dennis Rodman’s flashy red hair and tatoos made some kind of a statement that may never be fully understood. His rebounding was easier for the Seattle SuperSonics to comprehend Tuesday …


Big Country Descends On Kansas

Top 25 Bryant Reeves, Oklahoma State’s “Big Country,” played his best game of the season Monday night, scoring 33 points and grabbing a career-high 20 rebounds as the No. 24 …