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John Blanchette: Cougars send diehard fans home happy

John Blanchette: Winter Wednesdays at the Spokane Arena are, often as not, hockey night. They drop the puck and a sliver of the 8,000 who show up for the annual …


Tyler Dorsey hits 8 3-pointers as No. 15 Oregon routs Washington

Tyler Dorsey made eight 3-pointers and finished with 28 points, and No. 15 Oregon overcame foul trouble to pull away in the second half for an 83-61 win over Washington …


Men’s Top 25 roundup: Svi Mykhailiuk gives No. 3 Kansas 90-88 win over K-State

Svi Mykhailiuk went the length of the court and threw in a finger-tip layup as the buzzer sounded to give No. 3 Kansas a 90-88 victory over Kansas State on …


NBA roundup: Isaiah Thomas’ 29 points, 15 assists send Celtics past Jazz 115-104

Isaiah Thomas had 29 points and a career-high 15 assists, and the Boston Celtics made 17 3-pointers for the second straight game in beating the Utah Jazz 115-104 on Tuesday …


Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski takes leave to have back surgery

Hall of Fame Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski is stepping away from the team to have lower back surgery.


NBA roundup: Jimmy Butler has 52 to help Bulls top Kemba Walker, Hornets

Jimmy Butler scored 52 points and outdueled Kemba Walker, carrying the Chicago Bulls in a 118-111 victory over the visiting Charlotte Hornets on Monday night.


NBA roundup: Tim Hardaway powers Hawks to long-awaited OT win over Spurs

Tim Hardaway Jr. made a tying 3-pointer with 3.3 seconds remaining in regulation and scored nine points in overtime, including the go-ahead free throw, to lift the Atlanta Hawks to …


Men’s Top 25 roundup: Nate Mason’s 31 lead Minnesota to victory at No. 15 Purdue

Nate Mason scored 31 points, and Eric Curry scored seven of his 10 in overtime as Minnesota upset No. 15 Purdue 91-82 on Sunday in West Lafayette, Indiana.


WSU and UW hope to continue winning streaks in Pac-12 opener

Well one of the Pac-12 Northwest’s precocious freshman point guards is going to begin his first season’s second chapter with a big win.


Area men’s roundup: Kenny Love leads Whitworth over Buena Vista at tournament

Kenny Love led all five starters in double figures with 20 points and Whitworth (9-1) topped Buena Vista (Iowa) (6-5) 90-80 at the Whitman Tournament in Walla Walla.


NBA roundup: Jimmy Butler scores 40, buzzer-beater lifts Bulls over Nets 101-99

Jimmy Butler matched his season high with 40 points and hit an 18-footer at the buzzer roughly five minutes after being helped off the court with an apparent injury Wednesday …


Men’s Top 25 roundup: No. 1 Villanova hangs on against DePaul

Josh Hart scored 25 points and Jalen Brunson added 13 as No. 1 Villanova barely held off DePaul, 68-65 on Wednesday night, the Wildcats’ 19th straight win.


Area colleges: North Idaho women rally in tournament opener

North Idaho College outscored Highline CC 21-11 in the fourth quarter and eked out a 63-62 win over the T-Birds on Thursday


NBA: 2 calls were missed in final moments of Cavs-Warriors

The NBA says two calls were missed in the final moments of Cleveland’s win over Golden State on Sunday, and both aided the Cavaliers in what became their one-point victory.


Top 25 roundup: No. 9 Creighton rolls to 96-85 win over Arizona State

Marcus Foster scored 29 points, Justin Patton added 18 and No. 9 Creighton hit 14 3-pointers to remain undefeated with a 96-85 victory over Arizona State on Tuesday night in …


NBA roundup: Patty Mills’ 3-pointer lifts Spurs over Rockets 102-100

Patty Mills hit a 3-pointer with 12.9 seconds left to lift the San Antonio Spurs over the Houston Rockets 102-100 on Tuesday night.


Top 25 roundup: Luke Kennard, No. 5 Duke top Tennessee State 65-55 in Harry Giles’ debut

Luke Kennard scored 24 points and No. 5 Duke beat Tennessee State 65-55 on Monday night in Durham, North Carolina.


Area roundup: Levi Taylor leads CCS men to romp

Area roundup


LeBron James producing Muhammad Ali documentary for HBO

King James is set to tell the story of The Greatest.


NBA Development League to tinker with 4- and 5-person crews

The NBA is going to take a look at having more officials on the court.


NBA roundup: Blake Griffin, Chris Paul have double-doubles, Clippers hold off Blazers

Blake Griffin had 26 points and 12 rebounds, Chris Paul had 21 points and 14 assists, and the Los Angeles Clippers held off the visiting Portland Trail Blazers 121-120 Monday …


Nevada’s Marcus Marshall is MWC player of week; 32 points, beat UW

Nevada’s Marcus Marshall has been named the Mountain West Conference basketball player of the week after scoring a season-high 32 points, including the game-winner with 0.2 seconds remaining, to knock …


Top 25: Desi Rodriguez’s layup lifts Seton Hall over No. 16 South Carolina

Desi Rodriguez made a tiebreaking a layup with 11.6 seconds left, lifting Seton Hall over No. 16 South Carolina 67-64 in the Under Armour Reunion at Madison Square Garden on …


Western Michigan basketball player charged with murder

Prosecutors charged Western Michigan basketball player Jovieair Kennedy with murder and armed robbery Monday, accusing him of gunning down a fellow student during a robbery of a phone and money.


NBA roundup: No triple-double, but Russell Westbrook leads Thunder past Celtics

Russell Westbrook’s triple-double streak ended at seven games, but he scored 23 of his 37 points in the second half to help the Oklahoma City Thunder defeat the Boston Celtics …


Top 25 roundup: No. 6 Kentucky dismantles Hofstra 96-73

Malik Monk scored 20 points, Isaiah Briscoe had 19 and No. 6 Kentucky took control with a 26-3 run spanning halftime in a 96-73 victory over Hofstra on Sunday in …


Area men: Kansas State pulls away from Washington State

Wesley Iwundu had 15 points and eight rebounds, Barry Brown had 14 points and Kansas State methodically pulled away from Washington State in the second half for a 70-56 victory …


Ty Gibson’s hot shooting helps Eastern Washington cruise past NAIA-member Great Falls

After Cody Benzel shattered his career high with 23 points last year against the Great Falls, sophomore guard Ty Gibson put together a similar performance with 19 points (6 of …


LeBron, Cavs teammates not staying at Trump New York hotel

The Cavaliers have made other arrangements for players who do not want to stay at a New York hotel branded by President-elect Donald Trump.


Judge dismisses sex charges against ex-Michigan State star

A judge on Monday dismissed all charges against former Michigan State basketball star Mateen Cleaves, who was accused of sexually assaulting a woman after a charity golf event and a …