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Prep girls soccer roundup: Freeman, Colville advance in District 7 1A tournament

Roundup of Tuesday’s prep girls soccer action from across the region.

NHL Capsules: Sidney Crosby dazzles in overtime, lifts Penguins past Oilers 6-5

Sidney Crosby made a slick move through two defenders, skated through the slot and lifted a backhander into the net at 2:12 of overtime to give the Pittsburgh Penguins a …

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 23, 2018, 10:07 p.m.

Red Sox beat Dodgers 8-4 at Fenway in World Series opener

Andrew Benintendi, J.D. Martinez and the Boston Red Sox came out swinging in the World Series opener, seizing every advantage in their quirky ballpark to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers …

Eastern Washington notebook: Eagles safety Calin Criner spent years around the Idaho Vandals

From fourth grade to his freshman year at Moscow High, Criner shadowed his father, Mark Criner, Idaho’s defensive coordinator from 2007-2012.

NBA Capsules: Blake Griffin has career-best 50 points in Pistons’ win over 76ers

Blake Griffin scored a career-high 50 points and had the game-winner after he was fouled on a driving layup with 1.8 seconds left as Detroit topped Philadelphia 133-132 in a …

Prep slowpitch roundup: University tops Mt. Spokane for GSL tournament title

Roundup of Tuesday’s prep slowpitch softball action from across the region.

College GameDay at Washington State seen by almost 2 million TV viewers

Thousands of people woke up early Saturday morning to attend ESPN College GameDay’s first-ever show at Washington State in person and almost 2 million more caught the three-hour program on …

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 23, 2018, 10:13 p.m.

Analysis: Three reasons why the Seahawks may be turning a corner

A look at Seattle’s statistical turnaround of late and some thoughts on why it has happened.

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 23, 2018, 5 p.m.

Ace golfer Frank Capehart strikes again at Ranch Club with third hole-in-one

Frank Capehart is sure getting the hang of this hole-in-one thing.

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 23, 2018, 4:51 p.m.

Jaret Anderson-Dolan, Ty Smith named co-captains for Spokane Chiefs

The Chiefs have never has co-captains before this season

Utah’s Hunter Hill becomes fourth offensive lineman in Class of ’19 to commit to Washington State

It’s a good time to be playing on the offensive line at Washington State. The Cougars have given up fewer sacks this season than any team in the Pac-12 and …

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 23, 2018, 7:03 p.m.

Prep football: Scenarios still wide open entering last regular-season week

The football schedulers in the Greater Spokane League couldn’t have planned things more perfectly if they tried.

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 23, 2018, 6:09 p.m.

Pac-12 power rankings: Washington State jumps to No. 1 after memorable Martin Stadium win

Through seven weeks, the Pac-12 still has an outside shot at winning one of the four College Football Playoff berths. And the conference’s hopes lie in the hands of …

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 23, 2018, 10:13 p.m.

Myles Gaskin injury giving Washington chance to display running back depth

Myles Gaskin missed the first game of his career with Washington last weekend, which speaks to the durability of the Huskies’ star running back after 3

Golf notes: Paul Azinger does not plan on using ‘choke’ in replacing Miller

Paul Azinger used to say for years that the only thing that made a player choke was cash or prestige. So he’s not afraid to use the word “choke.”

WWE women’s movement takes hit with Saudi Arabia involvement

The WWE women’s movement has taken a serious hit as the company nears event in Saudi Arabia. The WWE has touted Sunday’s all-female Evolution event Sunday in New York as …

Tim Reynolds: Raptors, Spurs can both claim trade victory

The early returns are in, and we now have a winner from the summer blockbuster trade between San Antonio and Toronto. Both sides look victorious.

Doug Ferguson: Brooks Koepka’s biggest feat as No. 1 is getting there

Reaching No. 1 in the world felt even sweeter to Brooks Koepka because of how he got there. Golf is about winning, and the world ranking is merely a result …

Caroline Wozniacki gets 1st win at this year’s WTA Finals

Defending champion Caroline Wozniacki earned her first victory at this year’s WTA Finals. She beat Petra Kvitova 7-5, 3-6, 6-2. Wozniacki is now 1-1 in her group while Kvitova is …

Washington State’s Gardner Minshew named Maxwell Award National Player of the Week

Monday turned to Tuesday, but Gardner Minshew didn’t stop hauling in weekly awards for his role in Washington State’s two-touchdown victory over No. 12 Oregon Saturday at Martin Stadium.

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 23, 2018, 5:19 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura just misses making preseason AP All-America team

Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura just misses making the preseason AP All-America team.

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 23, 2018, 9:20 a.m.

Purdue’s Carsen Edwards headlines preseason AP All-America team

Purdue’s Carsen Edwards and North Carolina’s Luke Maye top The Associated Press preseason All-America team. They are joined by Duke freshman R.J. Barrett, Kansas big man Dedric Lawson, Nevada’s Caleb …

NHL capsules: Mikko Rantanen scored twice, leads Avalanche past Flyers 4–1

Mikko Rantanen had two goals, Matt Nieto and Gabriel Landeskog also scored, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4–1 on Monday night.

Jaret Anderson-Dolan headed back to Chiefs after NHL stint

Spokane Chiefs forward Jaret Anderson-Dolan has been reassigned by the Los Angeles Kings and will return to the Western Hockey League, as announced by the Kings on Oct. 22. He …

Zags alum Johnathan Williams shines in NBA debut with Lakers

Former Gonzaga Bulldog Johnathan Williams made his NBA debut Monday night and it was quite a first impression.

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More honors trickle in for Washington State quarterback Gardner Minshew

For the second time in as many games, Minshew was named the Rose Bowl Game’s Pac-12 Player of the Week, and was one of eight quarterbacks nationally nominated as the …

UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 22, 2018, 9:22 p.m.

Patrick Baumgartner, brother of Spokane-based politician, hatched Washington State’s ‘Big Gulp’ formation in Cambodian bar

The veil has finally been lifted off the Microsoft engineer that drew up the “Big Gulp Left” formation Mike Leach and Washington State have used multiple times this season, most …