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Washington State baseball enters season boasting newcomers galore

When a baseball team loses four of its top six hitters and its top three pitchers, it’s easy to see why Washington State was picked to finish 10th in the …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 14, 2019, 6:07 p.m.

Jon Wilner: What are the Pac-12 Networks worth to members? Apparently, not much

Some Pac-12 schools are receiving annual payouts from the Pac-12 Networks that are a fraction of what they’d hoped for – and a fraction of what has been reported in …


Junior national qualifying Nordic race at Mount Spokane this weekend

The Spokane Nordic Ski Association is hosting a Junior National Qualifier race Saturday and Sunday at Mount Spokane.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 14, 2019, 4:49 p.m.

District 8 4A/3A basketball tournament games postponed another day

The District 8 4A/3A boys and girls basketball tournament games scheduled for Thursday were postponed another day due to winter weather in the Tri-Cities area.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 14, 2019, 9:33 p.m.

All-American EWU center Spencer Blackburn granted sixth year of eligibility

The NCAA approved Spencer Blackburn’s hardship request for a sixth year of eligibility, stemming from a thumb injury that sidelined him his entire redshirt freshman season in 2015.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 14, 2019, 5:49 p.m.

Jordan Spieth tied for lead after 12 holes at rainy Riviera

Jordan Spieth made the most out of his chance to start over Thursday at rain-soaked Riviera and was tied for the lead at 5-under par through 12 holes in the …


Five-time winner Karrie Webb 2 strokes behind at Australian Open

Karrie Webb’s bid for a sixth Women’s Australian Open title began with a 5-under 67 at The Grange to leave her two strokes behind first-round leaders Jodi Ewart Shadoff and …


Love is out there: From rafting and dog walking to fishing, outdoor passions bring couples together

It’s a worn and torn cliché with numerous iterations:


East Valley’s Avery Sundeim tops on mat and in service

You root for guys like Avery Sundheim. The East Valley wrestler and his teammates will brave the winter blizzard that has embraced the state to vie for a state championship …


NHL roundup: Kevin Boyle gets shutout, Ducks top Canucks 1-0 in Bob Murray’s debut

Kevin Boyle made 35 saves in his first career start and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Vancouver Canucks 1-0 Wednesday night in general manager Bob Murray’s first game as interim …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 11:16 p.m.

Boys basketball: Deer Park tops Newport in 1A title game; Lakeside takes third

Roundup of Wednesday’s prep boys basketball district tournament action from across Eastern Washington.


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.


Girls basketball: Clarkston overcomes East Valley in 2A district title game

Roundup of Wednesday’s prep girls basketball district tournament action from across Eastern Washington.


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UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 10:18 p.m.

Area roundup: North Idaho men, women sweep Wenatchee Valley

Alphonso Anderson scored 21 points and North Idaho defeated visiting Wenatchee Valley 114-84 on Wednesday in a Northwest Athletic Conference men’s basketball game.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 9:40 p.m.

Women’s basketball notebook: Washington’s Jenna Moser will make one last stop in old neighborhood

When Washington guard Jenna Moser toes the hardwood of Beasley Coliseum on Friday, she’ll have a sense of comfort amid the rivalrous frenzy.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 9:43 p.m.

Idaho girls: Several strong squads take their game to state

The Idaho girls state tournaments start Thursday at different venues and North Idaho has several strong squads, including 5A No. 2 Lake City and 3A No. 1 Timberlake in the …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 8:53 p.m.

Weather forces District 8 basketball tournaments to finish on Monday

With four rounds still to be played, officials scheduled the 3A boys and girls second-place games for Monday – hosted by the higher seed – in order to have all …


Top 25 roundup: No. 1 Tennessee tops South Carolina 85-73, win streak at 19

Admiral Schofield had 21 points and 10 rebounds as No. 1 Tennessee defeated South Carolina 85-73 on Wednesday for its school-record 19th consecutive victory.


Top 25 roundup: Top ranked Baylor dominates K-State 71-48

Chloe Jackson scored 16 points and No. 1 Baylor used a good shooting night and solid defense to rout Kansas State 71-48 on Wednesday night.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 10:02 p.m.

New Alliance of American Football gives former area players another chance at big time

Matt Linehan isn’t the highest-paid player on the Salt Lake Stallions’ 52-man roster. He isn’t fighting for scraps on the startup organization’s payroll, either.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 8:37 p.m.

Record-setting Gonzaga tries to keep pace against Loyola Marymount

Gonzaga is flirting with history, both national and West Coast Conference, which can’t sit well with conference mates on the receiving end of blowout losses.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 8:32 p.m.

Gonzaga baseball has high hopes heading into season-opening tournament

With more than a foot of snow on the ground at the Patterson Baseball Complex, the Gonzaga baseball team is following the snowbirds and heading to Surprise, Arizona, for the …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 5:04 p.m.

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Feb. 14

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Feb. 14


Lesson plans: Mets’ Mickey Callaway seeks smoother ride in Year 2

Mickey Callaway’s first season as a manager with the New York Mets was messy. As he prepares to begin his second spring training in charge, Callaway is already under plenty …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 6:56 p.m.

Gonzaga-Loyola Marymount key matchup: James Batemon again the player the Zags must keep an eye on

We like to mix it up here at key matchup headquarters when Gonzaga faces a WCC rematch, but that’s not happening with Loyola Marymount.


Reader photo: South Hill shredding

Two opportunistic shredders took full advantage of this week’s snow storm.


Madison Bumgarner puts rookie Joey Bart to work on Giants’ 1st day

Madison Bumgarner put rookie Joey Bart to work on the San Francisco Giants’ first day of spring training workouts. Bumgarner’s hopes to bounce back from a disappointing 2018. The left-hander …


Adam Wainwright says he is healthy after injury-wrecked season

Adam Wainwright says he is healthy following an injury-wrecked 2018 season. Wainwright had minor elbow surgery after the 2017 season and was just 2-4 with a 4.46 ERA last year, …