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UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 30, 2018, 9:13 p.m.

Eastern Washington notebook: Aaron Best expects another pesky, talented Central Washington team Saturday

Eastern Washington head coach Aaron Best still shakes his head when recalling the play. Three months before EWU captured the program’s first national title in 2010, the Eagles edged NCAA …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 30, 2018, 10:05 p.m.

Girls soccer preview: Gonzaga Prep aims for new heights with sisters Chelsea Le, Kyah Le

While it might not be proven science, the sibling telepathy between Chelsea and Kyah Le is strong on the soccer pitch.


Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton hits 300th HR; 5th-fastest to mark

Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton has joined the 300-home run club, connecting for a two-run drive in the third inning against the Detroit Tigers. Stanton ended a 10-game homerless drought and …


College volleyball: North Dakota hands Eastern Washington first loss of season

Jordan Vail totaled 16 kills and nine blocks Thursday to power North Dakota to a 3-0 volleyball sweep over Eastern Washington to open the UND Classic in Grand Forks, North …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 30, 2018, 5:13 p.m.

The Sho goes on! Shohei Ohtani set for pitching return Sunday night

Shohei Ohtani is a two-way player again. Angels manager Mike Scioscia announced the Japanese rookie sensation will start for Los Angeles on Sunday night for the first time since spraining …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 30, 2018, 7:37 p.m.

Men’s soccer: Highline shuts out Community Colleges of Spokane

Ryley Johnson’s three goals Thursday led Highline to a 4-0 win over Community Colleges of Spokane in nonconference men’s soccer at Spokane Falls Community College.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 30, 2018, 4:58 p.m.

Red Sox not sure when David Price will pitch next after being hit

Red Sox manager Alex Cora says he isn’t sure when David Price will make his next start after the left-hander was hit by a line drive. Price was struck on …


Spokane Indians’ Curtis Terry named Northwest League MVP

On Thursday, Curtis Terry was named Northwest League Most Valuable Player and first-team first base on its year-end all-star team.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 30, 2018, 6:39 p.m.

Big Sky picks: Eastern Washington, Southern Utah should have success in season openers

Week 1 predictions for Big Sky Conference football teams.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 30, 2018, 9:23 p.m.

Previewing the Jim Walden Bowl: An all-encompassing Q&A with the former Washington State coach and Wyoming quarterback

Jim Walden, who plans to attend Saturday’s game with family members and former teammates, reflects on his time in Laramie and provides an early glimpse of Cougars vs. Cowboys.


U.S. Open umpire’s visit with Nick Kyrgios scrutinized; No. 2 seed Caroline Wozniacki loses

Nick Kyrgios was losing big at the U.S. Open and barely even trying. So the chair umpire decided to get involved, climbing down from his seat to have a conversation. …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 30, 2018, 2:59 p.m.

Champion Astros extend manager A.J. Hinch’s contract through 2022

The Houston Astros have rewarded manager A.J. Hinch with a new contract that extends his run in the dugout through the 2022 season. Hinch’s contract had been set to expire …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 30, 2018, 6:14 p.m.

Gonzaga returning to Bahamas for 2019 Battle 4 Atlantis

Gonzaga has essentially adhered to a tournament rotation schedule for more than a decade, often visiting the top holiday basketball events once every four years. That rotation will continue in …


Ralph Walter: Don’t be blindsided by our film-inspired football section this year

Last year, we had an obvious hook: the local star power at quarterback. From high schools to colleges and even the Seahawks, the talent was historic. This year proved more …


John Blanchette: Football not under siege, but movies about the sport should be

The football establishment has mobilized and its message is clear: football is under siege. Except it’s not. But I know what should be. Football movies.


Dave Nichols: Done correctly, football builds character, memories

Now that the skies have cleared and the air is a bit cooler, thoughts turn to football. The Washington high school season starts tonight in some places and on Friday …


The Hollywood All-Stars: Forrest Gump takes the kickoff, and it just gets better from there

Uncle Rico, Rod Tidwell and Bobby Boucher are easy selections for our All-Star team


Script flipped: With several key pieces gone, Washington State must rebuild to stay in Pac-12 title discussion

As offseasons go, there isn’t a college football team that experienced a more turbulent one than Washington State – and thus you won’t find a group more eager to get …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 31, 2018, 12:48 p.m.

2018 Prep Football Preview: Gonzaga Prep, Mt. Spokane returning quarterbacks step up as leaders

There’s a eerie familiarity between two of the top teams in the Greater Spokane League. Both come off bitter losses in last year’s state tournaments. Both enter play ranked in …


Block buster: Peyton Pelluer, Washington State’s beloved middle linebacker, is preparing for his swan song with the Cougars … again

A debilitating foot injury could’ve spelled the end of Peyton Pelluer’s career with the Cougars had it come exactly one week later. Instead, the hearbeat of Washington State’s defense is …


2018 Prep Football Preview: Central Valley reloads with Matt Gabbert behind center

Central Valley has a program that most others should envy. Not many schools can replace the Greater Spokane League 4A Offensive MVP with a player the caliber of Matt Gabbert.


2018 Prep Football Preview: Shadle Park’s dynamic duo has high hopes

Shadle Park boasts 30 returning lettermen and 11 starters, including its all-league combo of senior quarterback Carson Doyle and junior wide receiver Xavier Atkins.


Role reprisal: With 0-12 season in the past, the Washington Huskies are once again national title contenders

Even back in the bad, bad days of 0-12 – just a decade ago, can you believe it? – the Washington Huskies did their best to pass themselves off as …


2018 Prep Football Preview: New-look Coeur d’Alene in usual spot as favorite in IEL 5A

This has become an annual deal for Coeur d’Alene, replacing the exodus of all-league and in some cases, all-state players, from the previous season.


Big Sky sequel: Idaho Vandals not expecting sympathy in move from Sun Belt

Life being what it is, the University of Idaho isn’t going to get sympathy because the Vandals were forced to abandon the Football Bowl Subdivision after 22 years, and return …


2018 Prep Football Preview: Homecoming every week for new Sandpoint coach Ryan Knowles in IEL 4A

New Sandpoint football coach Ryan Knowles was busy after a recent practice placing decals on helmets. “I’m going to go paint the field when I’m done,” he said.


Block buster: Kaden Elliss brings intensity, versatility to field for Idaho Vandals

Kaden Elliss is the immensely talented linebacker whose role with the Vandals has expanded to the point he plays a half-dozen positions on both sides of the ball, plus special …


2018 Prep Football Preview: West Valley applies ‘next man up’ philosophy in search of GNL 2A title

West Valley graduated 19 players off a team that posted a 22-3 record over the last two years – a ton of talent for any program.


Action flick: High-powered Eastern Washington has eyes set on a January trip north of Dallas for FCS title game

With one of its most experienced and talent-stocked rosters in recent history, Eastern Washington has no intention of letting the FCS Playoff Committee dictate its postseason fate.


2018 Prep Football Preview: Colville aiming for deep postseason run

For the better part of Randy Cornwell’s 21 years as Colville’s head football coach, the tradition-rich Indians have employed the yard-churning, clock-eating double-wing offense.