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UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 9:36 p.m.

Conservation groups announce intent to sue Fish and Wildlife over caribou

The Center for Biological Diversity, joined by the Spokane-based Lands Council, on Wednesday announced its intent to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for “failing to finalize endangered species …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 4:41 p.m.

Canadian biologists discover female caribou calf amongst remnants of Purcell herd

Canadian wildlife officials discovered a female calf among the remnants of the Purcell herd near Kimberley B.C., last week.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 12:40 p.m.

AP Source: Broncos to acquire Joe Flacco from Ravens

A person with knowledge of the deal says the Baltimore Ravens have agreed to trade veteran quarterback Joe Flacco to the Denver Broncos for a fourth-round pick in this year’s …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 10:15 a.m.

Heavyweight champ Anthony Joshua to make U.S. debut against Jarrell Miller

World heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua will make his boxing debut in the United States when he defends his titles against Jarrell Miller in New York on June 1. Joshua says …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 12, 2019, 10:36 p.m.

Ty Smith lifts Spokane to 4-3 overtime victory against Red Deer

Ty Smith picked the right time to remind folks that he is quite adept at scoring goals.


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NBA roundup: Gordon Hayward leads Celtics to 3rd straight win over 76ers

Gordon Hayward scored 26 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:50 remaining, and the Boston Celtics beat the Philadelphia 76ers 112-109 on Tuesday night.


Girls basketball: St. George’s, Liberty advance to 2B district title game

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


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NHL roundup: Bruins beat Chicago 6-3, snap Blackhawks’ 7-game win streak

David Krejci, Danton Heinen and Brad Marchand each scored during a four-minute span at the end of the first period and the Boston Bruins beat the Blackhawks 6-3 on Tuesday …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 12, 2019, 10:39 p.m.

John Blanchette: Gonzaga’s Sophie Whittle works even harder now that she’s at the top of the collegiate tennis world

The news, as is increasingly the case these days, was delivered via text – two of them, in fact, from her coaches. Though not so much news as congratulations, so …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 12, 2019, 10:24 p.m.

Boys basketball: Tru Allen scores 29 points and Clarkston tops Pullman for 2A district title

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


Top 25 roundup: Duke rallies from 23 down to beat Louisville 71-69

Cam Reddish made a tying 3-pointer with 1:28 left and the go-ahead free throws with 14 seconds remaining, helping No. 2 Duke overcome a 23-point second-half deficit to beat No. …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 12, 2019, 9:17 p.m.

Dates set for spring camp at Washington State; details for Crimson and Gray game revealed

Gage Gubrud will don the blue practice jersey at Washington State for the first time on March 21, and fans wishing to observe the Cougars’ impending quarterback competition will have …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 12, 2019, 9:34 p.m.

Washington State’s Robert Franks named Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week

Robert Franks collected three awards Monday for his efforts in Washington State’s road sweep of the Arizona schools and followed up with a fourth on Tuesday.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 12, 2019, 6:31 p.m.

Heart of the Hustle: Former Eastern Washington standout Tyler Harvey makes the most of his time in NBA G-League

On Feb. 2, Tyler Harvey scored 58 points for the NBA G-League’s Memphis Hustle at Iowa.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 12, 2019, 6:53 p.m.

Highly rated 2020 wing Julian Strawther lists Gonzaga in top 10

Julian Strawther, a top-40 recruit in the 2020 class, has Gonzaga in his top 10.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 12, 2019, 7:37 p.m.

Can Gonzaga thrive and survive without Killian Tille? Only time will tell.

Killian Tillie’s absence is a blow to Gonzaga’s postseason aspirations, but the Zags demonstrated they can play at a high level without the 6-foot-10 forward in the first two months …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 12, 2019, 4:36 p.m.

Felix Hernandez entering critical last season of Seattle Mariners contract

Every day for several years, Felix Hernandez has walked past large photos of himself and Randy Johnson – the Seattle Mariners’ only Cy Young Award winners – in the hallway …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 12, 2019, 4:54 p.m.

Reports: Eastern Washington offensive coordinator Bodie Reeder headed to North Texas

Eastern Washington offensive coordinator Bodie Reeder has accepted the same position at North Texas, according to multiple reports.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 12, 2019, 5:39 p.m.

Districts scrambling to finish tournaments before WIAA deadline

The winter weather has brought another round of postponements and cancellations. With state tournament dates looming large, districts throughout the state are scrambling to get games in before Monday’s deadline.


Golf notes: Golf Channel adding live college event, looking for more

Golf Channel is interested in live programming from Monday to Wednesday, and the answer might be found in college tournaments. It is adding another prestigious event this year, and more …


Angels hope Shohei Ohtani ready to DH by May

The Los Angeles Angels hope Shohei Ohtani recovers from Tommy John surgery in time to join their batting order by May. The AL Rookie of the Year had Tommy John …


How many Kyler Murrays are out there in specialization era?

Kyler Murray has chosen football over baseball, at least for now. The Oakland Athletics selected Murray ninth overall in the Major League Baseball draft last June. He then went out …


Masahiro Tanaka no fan of DH, wants to hit and run at NL ballparks

Masahiro Tanaka wants to keep on hitting and running the bases at NL ballparks, hoping use of the designated hitter does not spread to the National League. The New York …


New Baltimore leadership hoping for better Orioles’ future

When pitchers and catchers reported to the Baltimore Orioles camp they met a new administration. There is a manager in the dugout other than Buck Showalter for the first time …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 12, 2019, 5:59 p.m.

Here’s what the massive public-lands bill means for conservation, climate change in Washington state

The U.S. Senate Tuesday approved a sprawling public-lands bill containing everything from a measure to give Seattle’s Nordic Museum a national designation to one that authorizes a multibillion-dollar Yakima Valley …


Doug Ferguson: Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson still going strong

The 144-man field at Riviera has 88 players who have combined to win 496 times on the PGA Tour. Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson account for 25 percent of those …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 12, 2019, 1:11 p.m.

AP Source: Antonio Brown asks Steelers for trade

Antonio Brown wants out of Pittsburgh. A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press the perennial Pro Bowl wide receiver has asked the Steelers for a trade. …


Prize money being offered to thin South Fork rainbow trout

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game has placed a bounty on rainbow trout in the South Fork of the Snake River in hopes of reducing the population of the …