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If the shoe fits, Cinderella season on horizon

This is Cinderella season. The end of another basketball season always spawns talk of Cinderella teams, teams that had no business finishing where they did. Overachievers, they say.


Brazilian organizers say IndyCar opener has been canceled

The IndyCar Series opener scheduled for March in Brazil’s capital was canceled on Thursday. The television channel promoting the event released a brief statement saying the decision was made “unilaterally” …


Newsmakers

Signed The Seattle Mariners have signed catcher John Baker to a minor-league deal with an invite to spring training. The Mariners announced the signing after Baker, 34, passed a physical. …


Give and Take: Sunday letters

Zags brighten day I do volunteer work usually once per week at the Spokane Veterans Hospital. I visit with Hospice and Community Living Center residents.


Newsmakers

Reiterated Seattle Mayor Ed Murray said he met with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman on a trip to New York this week to reiterate the city’s …


In brief: Rose, Bulls snap Spurs’ four-game win streak

NBA: Derrick Rose scored 22 points and the struggling Chicago Bulls beat the visiting San Antonio Spurs 104-81 on Thursday night. The Bulls came away with a much-needed win after …


Newsmakers

Announced Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones, 3-0 as a college starter including a win over Oregon in the national championship game, said he will return to the Buckeyes for his …


WCC basketball: LMU beats Portland

Ayodeji Egbeyemi scored 22 points, Marin Mornar added 21 points with 10 rebounds and Loyola Marymount beat Portland 80-68 on Thursday in Los Angeles. Portland cut the deficit to one …


Don’t overlook lessons learned in prep sports

If you write about high school sports for any length of time, you will occasionally be challenged to defend their very existence. Sometimes it’s by a childless homeowner bemoaning the …


In brief: LaMarcus Aldridge leads Trail Blazers past Heat

NBA LaMarcus Aldridge had 24 points and 12 rebounds, and the Portland Trail Blazers used a big third quarter to beat the Miami Heat 99-83 Thursday night in Portland, Oregon. …


Looking ahead, but remembering legends lost

I’m excited for the New Year – 2015 is just hours old and already it holds great promise. A new year always does. The Seahawks are poised to make January …


Team Peterson wins

The Peterson kids were spread out over several classes at West Valley High School. Between oldest brother Bryan, Mitch and sister Leah, high school graduation is spread out over the …


Church of England appoints first female bishop

LONDON (AP) — The Church of England on Wednesday named the first female bishop in its 500-year history, promoting saxophone-playing, soccer-loving vicar Libby Lane to bishop of Stockport. The announcement …


Hands-up gesture by five Rams brings to mind other political protests in sports

The “Hands-up. Don’t shoot!” gesture that five St. Louis Rams made during pregame wasn’t the first time athletes have used their platform to make political statements. A short list of …


State soccer draw unfairly pairs EV, WV in first round

Something is just off about the girls state Class 2A soccer tournament. No, that doesn’t quite cover it.


FCC spikes sports blackout rule

The FCC wants an end to sports blackouts. The Federal Communications Commission voted to end a decades-old rule preventing cable and satellite operators from airing sports events that were blacked …


In brief: Jozy Altidore ends scoreless skid

Soccer: American forward Jozy Altidore ended a 30-game club scoreless streak dating to Dec. 4, getting the game’s first goal Tuesday night for Sunderland in a 2-1 loss to Stoke …


Area roundup: Gonzaga women’s golf finishes in 7th place

Alice Kim and Ciera Min each shot 1-under-par 72s and the Gonzaga Bulldogs turned in their best round of the season (1-under 291) to finish in seventh place at the …


Vikings’ Peterson booked and released on child abuse charge

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was booked and released from a Texas jail on a child abuse charge early Saturday, capping a tumultuous week for the …


Area roundup: Rylan Berriman, Pirates clip Warriors

Rylan Berriman’s goal in the 97th minute gave the Whitworth men’s soccer team a 2-1 come-from-behind nonconference victory over Corban in the Pirates’ home opener Saturday afternoon in Spokane. The …


In brief: Will Power wins IndyCar series title

Auto Racing: Will Power won his first IndyCar Series championship Saturday night in Fontana, Calif., finishing ninth in the final race and claiming the season title after a career filled …


NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

CHICAGO (AP) — The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine …


World Series of Poker reaches 9 finalists in Vegas

Nine poker players from six countries have passed the biggest bubble in cards, making the World Series of Poker main event final table and earning a shot at $10 million …


3 injured in 6th bull-run at Spain’s San Fermin

PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) — Three Spanish men were injured Saturday as several thousand people tested their bravery by dashing alongside six fighting bulls through the slippery streets of Pamplona in …


LeBron James decides it’s Cleveland - again

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James’ fans and former haters in Ohio have every reason to rejoice now that the four-time NBA MVP has decided to bring his considerable talents back …


Man dies at South Dakota hot dog eating contest

CUSTER, S.D. (AP) — A Fourth of July hot dog eating contest in western South Dakota turned tragic when a contestant choked to death. Walter Eagle Tail, 47, of Custer, …


Spain’s famed bull run festival begins in Pamplona

PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) — Thousands of revelers crammed into the main square and adjacent narrow streets of northern Pamplona on Sunday for the start of Spain’s famed San Fermin running …


World Series of Poker main event on; $10M prize

Hundreds of poker players with dreams of World Series of Poker glory have started a marathon toward poker’s richest prize – a guaranteed $10 million payday and a place in …


Hot dog! Eaters ready for famed NY contest

NEW YORK (AP) — A seven-time champion and the two-time women’s winner will defend their titles at the annual hot dog-eating contest on Coney Island. Seventeen men and 13 women …


Brazil overpass, World Cup project, collapses

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — An overpass under construction collapsed Thursday in a Brazilian World Cup host city, killing at least one person and trapping a commuter bus, two construction …