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Rob Curley: ‘Orange’ you ready for the Sweet 16?

The good part about being an editor is that you typically see lots of the country, as you move from newspaper to newspaper. That’s also kind of the bad part, …


UPDATED: Tue., March 26, 2019, 5:39 p.m.

Going to see the Zags in Orange County? Here’s your Disneyland to-do list.

Gonzaga’s sweet road trip to Anaheim for the NCAA Tournament means a whole bunch of folks from Spokane just got unexpected travel plans to the land of the Real Housewives, …


NCAA Tournament roundup: Michigan State marches on, beats Minnesota to reach Sweet 16

Michigan State is back in the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2015 after rolling past Minnesota 70-50 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday night …


UPDATED: Fri., March 22, 2019, 11:05 p.m.

Hey, Jimmy Kimmel: Gonzaga landed on the moon

Any good conspiracy theory is only strengthened by attempts to disprove it. So no one can fault Jimmy Kimmel for doubling down when confronted with evidence that Gonzaga University does, …


100 years ago in Spokane: Gonzaga University celebrates championship with 30-23 win over Spokane University

Gonzaga University was celebrating a basketball championship in 1919 – although not exactly on a national scale.


UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019, 9:54 a.m.

March Madness doubles as vasectomy season, Spokane urologist says

Spokane urologists say it is no myth that clients strategically schedule vasectomies so they can recuperate during March Madness.


Rob Curley: Hey Jimmy Kimmel, Gonzaga is totally real and Spokane will prove it to you

It happens every year at tournament time: Some national television person ticks me off. Actually, it’s usually multiple people. I think in TV terms, they call that a gaggle of …


UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019, 9:52 a.m.

NCAA Tournament: Arizona State tops St. John’s, North Dakota State holds off NC Central in First Four

Luguentz Dort overcame a hard foul and a leg injury, scored 21 points and led Arizona State to a long-awaited NCAA Tournament, 74-65 over St. John’s in the First Four. …


Midwest Region preview: North Carolina gets tops seed, Kansas could await

North Carolina earned the No. 1 seed in the Midwest Region, but that’s about the only gift the Tar Heels got for the NCAA Tournament.


UPDATED: Sun., March 17, 2019, 8:04 p.m.

South Region preview: After being on the wrong side of history last year, Virginia earns top seed again

Virginia now has its chance to make up for being the first No. 1 seed to lose its NCAA Tournament opener.


UPDATED: Sun., March 17, 2019, 7:55 p.m.

East Region preview: Zion Williamson, Duke earn tournament’s overall top seed

Zion Williamson and Duke are the overall No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. The Blue Devils sit atop the East Region, and their road to Minneapolis could include matchups …


UPDATED: Sun., March 17, 2019, 8:07 p.m.

West Region preview: Gonzaga headlines tough region studded with individual standouts

The West Region includes one of the most intriguing first-round matchups in the bracket.


NBA roundup: Bucks come from 20 down at halftime to beat Heat 113-98

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 33 points, and the Milwaukee Bucks rallied from a 20-point halftime deficit to beat the Miami Heat 113-98 on Friday night.


NBA roundup: Celtics beat short-handed Lakers 120-107

Kyrie Irving scored 30 points and Marcus Smart had 16 in the Boston Celtics’ 120-107 victory over the short-handed Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday night in the latest edition of …


NBA roundup: Denver beats Lakers; LeBron James tops Michael Jordan on career points list

Will Barton scored 23 points, Gary Harris added 19 and the Denver Nuggets snapped their three-game losing streak with a 115-99 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night …


UPDATED: Wed., March 6, 2019, 1:16 p.m.

Andrew Bogut rejoining Warriors, adds depth at center

Andrew Bogut is rejoining the Golden State Warriors after being cleared by his Australian team, the Sydney Kings. Golden State had an open roster spot and chose to use it …


NBA roundup: James Harden scores 35, Rockets beat Raptors 107-95

James Harden scored 35 points, Gerald Green had 11 of his 18 in the fourth quarter and the Houston Rockets beat the Toronto Raptors 107-95 on Tuesday night.


NBA roundup: Knicks reserves outscore Magic bench 75-7 in win

Emmanuel Mudiay, Mitchell Robinson and the rest of the New York Knicks’ backups outscored the Orlando Magic’s reserves by a whopping 75-7 in a 108-103 win on Tuesday night at …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 21, 2019, 10:28 p.m.

NBA roundup: Giannis Antetokounmpo, league-leading Bucks edge Celtics

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 12 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter, Khris Middleton hit a 3-pointer in the closing seconds and the NBA-leading Milwaukee Bucks held off the Boston …


At All-Star Game, Anthony Davis finds himself in spotlight

Anthony Davis isn’t completely sure if he’s going to play in Sunday’s All-Star game. Or how much he’s going to play the rest of this season. Or where he’ll play …


Basketball Hall of Fame announces finalists for 2019

Paul Westphal, Jack Sikma, Marques Johnson and Ben Wallace are first-time finalists for the Basketball Hall of Fame. The rest of the 13 finalists have been considered before, including Chris …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 15, 2019, 4:55 p.m.

Pelicans fire GM Dell Demps amid Anthony Davis fallout

The Pelicans have fired ninth-year general manager Dell Demps. The decision comes after six-time All-Star Anthony Davis said in late January that he would not sign an extension with New …


NBA roundup: Anthony Davis leaves with shoulder injury, Pelicans beat Thunder

Julius Randle capped a 33-point, 11-rebound performance with three clutch baskets in the final minutes, and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 131-122 on Thursday night despite …


NBA roundup: T-Wolves overcome James Harden’s 42 to top Houston 121-111

Jeff Teague scored 27 points, Karl-Anthony Towns had 25 and the Minnesota Timberwolves overcame James Harden’s 42 points to beat the Houston Rockets 121-111 on Wednesday night.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 6:58 p.m.

Trail Blazers sign center Enes Kanter

Center Enes Kanter has joined the Portland Trail Blazers. Kanter was waived by the New York Knicks along with Wesley Matthews following the trade deadline last week. He was once …


NBA roundup: Gordon Hayward leads Celtics to 3rd straight win over 76ers

Gordon Hayward scored 26 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:50 remaining, and the Boston Celtics beat the Philadelphia 76ers 112-109 on Tuesday night.


All-Star game marks latest milestone for Michael Jordan

No one could have envisioned Michael Jordan hosting the NBA All-Star Game as an NBA owner. Jordan’s former college teammate at North Carolina, Buzz Peterson, never imagined Jordan winning six …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 12, 2019, 9:44 a.m.

Michael Jordan: 6 NBA titles tougher than James Harden, Russell Westbrook streaks

Michael Jordan says James Harden’s streak of 30 straight games with at least 30 points and Russell Westbrook’s 10 straight triple-doubles are both impressive and tough to accomplish. But the …


NBA roundup: New-look Philadelphia 76ers beat Denver Nuggets 117-110

JJ Redick scored a season-high 34 points, Jimmy Butler had 22 and the new-look Philadelphia 76ers beat the Denver Nuggets 117-110 on Friday night.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 8, 2019, 6:46 p.m.

Paul Newberry: NBA trade deadline provides best reality show around

There’s no better reality show than the NBA’s off-the-court drama, which was at its peak leading up to the trade deadline and returns again this summer as soon as the …