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Tuesday, December 11, 2018  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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John Blanchette on Seahawks’ win: Ugly is in the eye of the beholder

Rarely has something that looked so bad for so long felt so good.


Royals sign Billy Hamilton, the fastest man in baseball

The Kansas City Royals and speedy outfielder Billy Hamilton have agreed to a $5.25 million contract for next season that includes up to $1 million in incentives, a person familiar …




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Ben College scores career-high 37 as Whitworth routs D’Youville 104-74

Ben College sank 11 of 17 from 3-point range on his way to a career-high 37 points and the Whitworth Pirates cruised to a 104-74 victory over the D’Youville Spartans …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 10, 2018, 10:06 p.m.

Seahawks on brink of playoffs after 21-7 win over Vikings

Bobby Wagner blocked Dan Bailey’s field goal attempt midway through the fourth quarter, sparking the Seahawks to two late touchdowns and a 21-7 win over the Minnesota Vikings on Monday …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 10, 2018, 8:44 p.m.

Seattle Mariners win approval for new lease

A 25-year lease for the Seattle Mariners to remain at their ballpark and related agreements have been approved by the Washington State Major League Baseball Stadium Public Facilities District Board.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 10, 2018, 7:16 p.m.

Couch Slouch: If our forefathers had used analytics we wouldn’t be here

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UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 10, 2018, 8:19 p.m.

Gonzaga coach Mark Few clarifies his national champions ‘who do it right’ postgame comment

Gonzaga coach Mark Few stands by his comments Sunday that he’s disappointed the NCAA hasn’t moved faster with its investigation into college basketball corruption. But the Zags coach was adamant …


Washington State’s Andre Dillard earns third team All-American recognition from Associated Press

It marks the third straight year WSU has had an offensive lineman on one of the AP All-American teams. Former left guard Cody O’Connell was a first-teamer in 2016 and …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 10, 2018, 7:47 p.m.

Washington State’s Mike Leach one of six finalists for Munger Award

The Washington State coach was named a finalist for the first time since he arrived in Pullman seven years ago. Joining Leach, Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly and Alabama’s Nick Saban …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 10, 2018, 7:06 p.m.

How we voted: It’s back to square one as Kansas vaults past Gonzaga to recapture No. 1 ranking

The Spokesman-Review’s Theo Lawson is one of 65 national media members voting in the Associated Press Top 25 basketball poll this season. Every week throughout the 2018-19 campaign, he’ll break …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 10, 2018, 8:23 p.m.

Eastern Washington kicker Roldan Alcobendas wins Fred Mitchell Award

Alcobendas was named the winner of the 2018 Fred Mitchell Award on Monday, an honor given to the top collegiate kicker at the NCAA Division I FCS, NCAA II, NCAA …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 10, 2018, 8:28 p.m.

Washington State’s Andre Dillard earns third team All-American recognition from Associated Press

It marks the third straight year WSU has had an offensive lineman on one of the AP All-American teams. Former left guard Cody O’Connell was a first-teamer in 2016 and …


Gonzaga women move to No. 21 in latest AP Top 25 rankings

Gonzaga moved up three spots to No. 21 in the latest AP Top 25 women’s basketball poll released on Monday.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 10, 2018, 10:33 a.m.

UW linebacker Ben Burr-Kirven a first-team AP All-American

The College Football Playoff semifinalists combined to place 10 players on The Associated Press All-America first team, including a high of four from No. 1 Alabama.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 10, 2018, 7:32 p.m.

First loss drops Gonzaga to fourth in AP poll, sixth in USA Today

Gonzaga tumbled to fourth in the AP men’s college basketball poll and sixth in the USA Today poll, ending a two-week run at No. 1. Tennessee (7-1) knocked the Zags …


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NHL Capsules: Jets get 3 on power play, rout Flyers 7-1

Josh Morrissey scored one of Winnipeg’s three power-play goals and the Jets got goals from seven players while routing the Philadelphia Flyers 7-1 on Sunday.


Top 25 Capsules: No. 4 Virginia knocks off VCU

Kyle Guy scored 13 of his 15 points in the first half, and Ty Jerome had 11 of his 14 in the second for Virginia as the Cavaliers topped VCU …


NBA Capsules: Malcolm Brogdon’s 3-pointers lift Bucks past Raptors 104-99

Malcolm Brogdon hit tying and go-ahead 3-pointers in the final 67 seconds and the Milwaukee Bucks held on to beat the Toronto Raptors 104-99 on Sunday night.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 9, 2018, 9:12 p.m.

Women’s Top 25 Capsules: Michigan State beats No. 3 Oregon 88-82

Jenna Allen scored 27 points – including a big 3-pointer the final minute – and Michigan State handed No. 3 Oregon its first loss of the season, 88-82 on Sunday.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 9, 2018, 8:43 p.m.

Huskies nearly blow big lead, beat Seattle

Jaylen Nowell scored 12 of his 18 points in the first half, Noah Dickerson added 13 and Washington nearly blew a 20-point lead before holding off crosstown rival Seattle 70-62 …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 9, 2018, 7:24 p.m.

Windy City Wins: Lee Smith, Harold Baines elected to baseball Hall

Longtime closer Lee Smith and smooth-swinging Harold Baines were elected to the baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 9, 2018, 7:35 p.m.

Late goals sink Chiefs in 2-0 loss at Everett

Bryce Kindopp scored two goals in the final five minutes and the Everett Silvertips blanked the Spokane Chiefs 2-0 Sunday in a Western Hockey League game.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 9, 2018, 8:57 p.m.

NFL capsules: Dolphins pull off miracle play to beat Patriots 34-33

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – Kenyan Drake ran the last 52 yards as the Miami Dolphins scored on a pass and double lateral on the wild 69-yard final play Sunday to …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 9, 2018, 8:41 p.m.

Washington State gives up 16 3-pointers, absorbs 95-90 loss to Montana State in Tri-Cities

Ernie Kent’s team failed on the promotional front Sunday against Montana State, and certainly on the basketball front, falling to the Bobcats 95-90 in front of 1,807 fans at the …