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Prep state playoff primer: Football moves into quarterfinals; champs to be crowned in girls soccer, volleyball

Look at the weekend’s prep football, volleyball and girls soccer games across the state.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 6:57 p.m.

Green Bay Packers face Seattle Seahawks with playoff positioning at stake

For the fifth straight regular season – and the seventh time overall since 2012 – Green Bay and Seattle will meet again on Thursday night, but this time it’s positioning …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 7:18 p.m.

Russell Wilson, Seahawks missing 4th-quarter magic this season

For most of his career, the fourth quarter is where Russell Wilson has thrived. His late game heroics of leading comebacks in the fourth quarter or overtime to win games …


No time for Seahawks to recover from being overrun by Rams

The idea the Seattle Seahawks would score 31 points and lose used to be unfathomable with Pete Carroll in charge.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 4:03 p.m.

Chiefs-Rams game moved from Mexico City to L.A. due to field

The NFL has moved the Los Angeles Rams’ Monday night showdown with the Kansas City Chiefs from Mexico City to Los Angeles due to the poor condition of the field …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 3:05 p.m.

Steelers RB Le’Veon Bell refuses to sign tag, out for 2018

Le’Veon Bell won’t play in 2018. The star running back declined to sign his one-year $14.4 million franchise tender with the Pittsburgh Steelers by Tuesday’s deadline, making him ineligible to …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 11, 2018, 10:26 p.m.

Seahawks come up short against Rams in another nail-biter

Brandin Cooks rushed for a 9-yard touchdown with 5:49 to play on the first snap after Dante Fowler forced and recovered a fumble by Russell Wilson, and the Los Angeles …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 11, 2018, 8:01 p.m.

EWU alum Cooper Kupp injures knee in L.A. Rams’ 36-31 win over Seahawks

When the Seahawks traveled to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Sunday to battle the Rams, it gave Eastern Washington’s Cooper Kupp another opportunity to take on his home state …


Rams eager to rebound from 1st loss, sweep Seahawks series

The Los Angeles Rams head into their meeting with Seattle this weekend with a chance to essentially end the NFC West race with seven weeks to go. The Rams are …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 10, 2018, 9:54 p.m.

State football: West Valley falls to Ellensburg in 2A defensive battle

The difference between West Valley continuing on in State 2A football postseason or its season ended literally came down to a matter of inches.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 10, 2018, 11:42 p.m.

Montana beats Idaho 46-27 for the Little Brown Stein

Dalton Sneed threw for 220 yards and three touchdowns, linebacker Dante Olson set a program record and Montana beat Idaho 46-27 on Saturday for the Little Brown Stein.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 10, 2018, 11:40 p.m.

Gonzaga Prep outlasts Eastlake in offensive showcase to advance in State 4A playoffs

Connor Halonen led Gonzaga Prep with 253 yards rushing, with three TDs on the ground and one through the air, to help the seventh-seeded Bullpups outlast 10th-seeded Eastlake 56-51


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 10, 2018, 10:36 p.m.

State football: Mead falls in 4A playoffs to Graham-Kapowsin

Dylan Morris went 18 of 24 for 376 yards and three touchdowns – all 50-plus yards – and sixth-seeded Graham-Kapowsin held off 11th-seeded Mead 45-38


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 10, 2018, 6:30 p.m.

New Orleans Saints place Dez Bryant on injured reserve, promote Keith Kirkwood

Dez Bryant’s season is over before it had even begun. The New Orleans Saints have placed the newly acquired Bryant on injured reserve and promoted receiver Keith Kirkwood from the …


Idaho 5A State football: Rocky Mountain rolls past Coeur d’Alene in semifinals

Playing top-ranked Rocky Mountain on the road, the second-ranked Vikings had no answers for tailback Nick Romano and a swarming, purple clad defense as the Grizzlies handed Coeur d’Alene its …


Prep football roundup: Mt. Spokane ousted from State 3A tourney by Timberline

Eighth-seeded Timberline eliminated ninth-seeded Mt. Spokane 22-20 in a State 3A first-round football game on Friday.


Saints’ Dez Bryant hurt, calls injury the ‘ultimate test’

Newly acquired Saints receiver Dez Bryant has been injured in just his second practice with New Orleans. The team’s injury report on Friday has listed Bryant as questionable for Sunday’s …


Rams cancel practice for fire; 20 players, coaches evacuate

The Los Angeles Rams have canceled practice after a wildfire forced about 20 players and coaches to evacuate their homes. The Rams will cram their normal Friday preparations into a …


Final score doesn’t measure effort on, off the field for Colton’s 8-man football team

Gusting wind and a sideways rain pummeled the players. It was about an hour before kickoff and the high school field was turning to a slippery, muddy bog.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 8, 2018, 9:12 p.m.

Ben Roethlisberger throws for 5 TDs, Steelers rip Panthers 52-21

Ben Roethlisberger threw for 328 yards and five touchdowns, James Conner ran for 65 yards and a score before leaving late with a possible concussion and the Steelers pounded the …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 8, 2018, 6:26 p.m.

Dave Nichols: Board should ignore advisory vote, build stadium downtown

Despite an overwhelming verdict, the Spokane Public Schools board should ignore the results of Tuesday’s advisory vote on the location of a new football stadium and build it downtown anyway.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 7, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

State football preview: Gonzaga Prep, Mead, Mt. Spokane lead area teams to state tourneys

State football starts this week with 10 teams in Washington slated for action on Friday or Saturday.


Most Improved Players playing key roles at halfway point

Established superstars such as Tom Brady or Aaron Rodgers grab all the attention when their teams do well. But a team’s success or failure can often be determined by which …


NFL’s running renaissance highlighted by Todd Gurley’s MVP look

Ezekiel Elliott likes to give Todd Gurley credit for the NFL’s running renaissance because the Los Angeles Rams star ended an unprecedented two-year drought of backs taken in the first …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 7, 2018, 9:53 p.m.

Matt Calkins: To make playoffs, Seahawks need Russell Wilson to be better than good

It’s easy to see why No. 3 might be taken for granted sometimes. But Sunday’s loss to the Chargers was a reminder of what has been true for a few …


Chiefs becoming must-watch show with Patrick Mahomes under center

The Chiefs and quarterback Patrick Mahomes are becoming appointment viewing as they shatter records and roll up wins. Need evidence? Even coaches pressed for time are tuning in to watch …


NFL picks: Panthers and Steelers test their mettle in prime time

Two teams headed for January football, the Panthers and Steelers, get to test their mettle on Thursday night. It should be a good one in prime time.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 7, 2018, 6:20 p.m.

Saints sign ex-Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant

Dez Bryant has found a new team. He’s agreed to join the already prolific offense of the surging New Orleans Saints. The former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver has been looking …


Surging Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers face red-hot Pittsburgh Steelers

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton spent a portion of his summer studying Ben Roethlisberger and working out with Antonio Brown. Newton and his teammates will get a close look at …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 7, 2018, 2:38 p.m.

Falcons bolster pass rush by adding veteran Bruce Irvin

The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to a one-year deal with defensive end Bruce Irvin. The one-year deal reunites Irvin with coach Dan Quinn. Irvin was cut by the Oakland Raiders …