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Rutgers women’s basketball coach C. Vivian Stringer nearing 1,000 wins

When C. Vivian Stringer first started coaching 46 years ago, there weren’t many female African-American basketball coaches to turn to for advice. So she looked elsewhere.


Jaylen Nowell scores 18 as Washington holds off San Diego 66-63

Jaylen Nowell scored 12 of his 18 points in the second half, Noah Dickerson added 16 points, and Washington held off a late rally to beat San Diego 66-63 on …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 12, 2018, 10:06 p.m.

Washington State’s Mike Leach, Gardner Minshew share affinity for late movie star Burt Reynolds

Gardner Minshew and Burt Reynolds do share a mustache and Leach paid tribute to the American TV/movie star on Twitter Sunday night, sharing a video from an ESPN postgame interview …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 12, 2018, 8:56 p.m.

Seattle Mariners deny fired exec’s claims of racism against Latinos

The Seattle Mariners are denying claims made by the club’s recently fired training and conditioning director, who said team management had disparaged Latino players.


Champion Whitworth dominates All-NWC football

Northwest Conference champion Whitworth University is well represented on the 2018 All-Northwest Conference football team, released Monday by the conference office. Rod Sandberg is the 2018 NWC Coach of the …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 12, 2018, 8:51 p.m.

Washington State’s Mike Leach: Dezmon Patmon broke Colorado game open with 48-yard reception in third quarter

In the third quarter, Patmon went 48 yards on a catch-and-run that set the Cougars up inside the Buffaloes’ 30-yard line and eventually allowed Gardner Minshew to rush for the …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 12, 2018, 8:53 p.m.

Rookies of the Year: Shohei Ohtani and Ronald Acuna Jr.

Two-way star Shohei Ohtani was a singular sensation in voting for A.L. Rookie of the Year and Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. was a runaway pick for the N.L. …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 12, 2018, 8:55 p.m.

Washington State’s Mike Leach insists defensive plan is part of what made Khalil Tate dangerous in 2017 game

Washington State’s defensive backs may still be inhaling the dust Khalil Tate left behind in a football game-turned-track meet between the Cougars and Arizona Wildcats last October in the Tucson …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 12, 2018, 7:46 p.m.

Couch Slouch: It doesn’t make dollars and sense to go to NFL game in Vegas

Couch Slouch: Rising from the ashes of a million cigarette butts, in the shadow of a desert filled with buried body parts, looms the specter of a massive sporting palace …


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How we voted: Duke the undisputed No. 1 after blazing past Kentucky in season opener

The Spokesman-Review’s Theo Lawson is one of 65 national media members voting in the Associated Press Top 25 basketball poll this season. Every week throughout the 2018-19 campaign, he’ll break …


Idaho Fish and Game commission meeting in Coeur d’Alene

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission will meet Tuesday and Wednesday at the Panhandle Regional Office at 2885 W. Kathleen Ave. in Coeur d’Alene.


Chiefs Riley Woods is WHL player of the week

Chiefs forward Riley Woods is the Western Hockey League player of the week, the league announced on Monday.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 12, 2018, 7:36 p.m.

First look: Arizona at (8) Washington State

Coming off a bye week, Arizona (5-5, 4-3) will look to lock down a bowl berth when it visits No. 8 Washington State (9-1, 6-1).


Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura named WCC player of week

Gonzaga forward Rui Hachimura was honored as the WCC player of the week.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 12, 2018, 7:20 p.m.

Rams lose former EWU WR Cooper Kupp for rest of season

Los Angeles receiver and former EWU standout Cooper Kupp is out for the season after tearing a ligament in his left knee, depriving the Rams’ offense of a major contributor …


It’s done: Jimmy Butler trade to Philadelphia completed

All-Star forward Jimmy Butler is now a member of the Philadelphia 76ers, after they and the Minnesota Timberwolves received approval from the league office Monday on the terms of the …


Minnesota enters women’s AP Top 25, top 5 remain unchanged

First-year Minnesota coach Lindsay Whalen became the 39th person to play and coach a team that was ranked when her alma mater entered the women’s basketball poll Monday at No. …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 12, 2018, 6:34 p.m.

Carroll football coach Mike Van Diest retires after 20 seasons

Carroll College football coach Mike Van Diest announced his retirement Monday after 20 seasons and six NAIA national championships at the Helena school.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 12, 2018, 7:06 p.m.

Gonzaga stays at No. 3 in AP poll, Duke climbs into top spot

The top 11 ranked teams – other than No. 3 Gonzaga – reshuffled in the first regular-season AP men’s basketball poll. The Zags (2-0) remained at No. 3, same as …


Women’s Top 25 Capsules: No. 4 Baylor tops No. 23 Arizona State at Fort Defiance

Nalyssa Smith had 16 points and 11 rebounds, and No. 4 Baylor overpowered No. 23 Arizona State inside for a 65-59 victory Sunday night in a game played on the …



College basketball Top 25 Capsules: No. 4 Duke pulls away from Army

Zion Williamson had 27 points and 16 rebounds, and No. 4 Duke pulled away to beat Army 94-72 on Sunday at Durham, N.C. Cameron Reddish finished with 25 points and …


NHL Capsules: Coyotes score 2 power-play goals in 4-1 win over Capitals

Richard Panik and Alex Galchenyuk each had a goal and an assist, and the Arizona Coyotes became the latest team to take advantage of Washington’s penalty-killing struggles in a 4-1 …


NBA Capsules: LeBron James nets 26, dunks for winner as Lakers edge Hawks 107-106

LeBron James scored 26 points and dunked for the winning basket in the final seconds, lifting the Los Angeles Lakers to a 107-106 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday …


Auto racing roundup: Kyle Busch matches Kevin Harvick with eighth win of season

Kyle Busch won for the eighth time this NASCAR season to tie Kevin Harvick for the most victories this season and set up a head-to-head battle for the championship.


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No. 13 USC tops 19th-ranked WSU in four sets

Emily Baptista totaled 17 kills and 15 digs and Jasmine Gross added 10 kills with a .538 attack percentage to propel No. 13 Southern Cal (19-8, 11-5) to a 25-18, …