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UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 10, 2018, 8:47 p.m.

Mike Leach interested in roots of Eastern Washington’s red turf, but Washington State coach prefers ‘neutral’ green field

Mike Leach would like to hear the back story on why Eastern Washington colored its football field red, but the Washington State coach wouldn’t jump at an opportunity to trade …


New York Jets poured it on in third quarter to rout Detroit Lions

Sam Darnold made a stellar debut despite throwing a pick-6 on his first NFL pass and the New York Jets intercepted five passes while routing the Detroit Lions 48-17 in …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 10, 2018, 9:47 p.m.

Washington State coach Mike Leach talks Eastern Washington

WSU head coach Mike Leach answers questions about his next opponent, Eastern Washington.


Larry Stone: Brace yourselves: After that loss to Broncos, Seahawks are in for a roller coaster season

The Seahawks asked for this. For better or worse. Oh, they’ve refused to use the “r” word – rebuilding – but they certainly were intent on a reboot, which is …


Couch Slouch: Nepotism alive and well among NFL coaches

Couch Slouch: As the NFL begins another flag-waving, player-kneeling, Nike-infested, anthem-ambivalent, Kaepernick-free season, it is important to remember that – on the sideline – in the immortal words of Sly …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 10, 2018, 6:04 p.m.

Washington State owns top fourth down conversion rate in FBS, but it’s come at a cost

The Cougars are proud of their FBS-leading fourth down conversion rate, which stands at 7-of-9 (77.7 percent) after games against Wyoming at San Jose State, but at the same time …


This Week in Baseball: Justin Verlander returns to Detroit

Justin Verlander is set to make his long-awaited return to Detroit as a member of the Houston Astros. And his new team is on another impressive run.


Keegan Bradley holds off Justin Rose in playoff to win BMW Championship

Keegan Bradley held off Justin Rose in a sudden-death playoff to win the rain-plagued BMW Championship on Monday for his first PGA Tour victory in six years.


Tony Finau added to U.S. Ryder Cup team as captain’s pick

Tony Finau has been named to the Ryder Cup team, the final pick by U.S. captain Jim Furyk. Finau joins Bryson DeChambeau, Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods as Furyk’s four …


Von Miller wrecks Seattle Seahawks’ opener

The Denver Broncos throttle back Von Miller every summer because if they don’t, in the words of coach Vance Joseph, “he’ll wreck practice.”


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 9, 2018, 10:23 p.m.

Larry Stone: Earl Thomas shows he’s still a difference maker

The Seahawks had much to lament Sunday in a 27-24 loss to the Broncos that saw many of their latent fears come to life.


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Women’s soccer: Coby Yoshimura scores in OT as Whitworth beats Carroll

Coby Yoshimura scored the winning goal in overtime and added an assist, and Whitworth knocked off Carroll College 2-1 in Walla Walla.


Men’s soccer: Austin Giftopoulos goal gives Gonzaga first win

Austin Giftopoulos scored in the 22nd minute, and Gonzaga picked up its first win of the season, beating Cal-State Bakersfield 1-0 Sunday at Luger Field.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 9, 2018, 9:57 p.m.

Levi Jordan’s late homer lifts Eugene over Spokane Indians in Game 1 of NWLCS

Levi Jordan hit a home run in the eighth inning and the Eugene Emeralds beat the Spokane Indians 3-2 in Game 1 of the Northwest League Championship Series.


Final regular season NASCAR race postponed by rain at Indy

Persistent rain washed out the Brickyard 400 and delayed the conclusion of NASCAR’s regular season.


Justin Rose waits through a day of rain at BMW Championship

Aronimink Golf Club already was saturated when a steady rain caused tiny streams and large puddles in the fairways, leaving the PGA Tour little choice but to wait until Monday …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 9, 2018, 10:41 p.m.

Mike Leach laments Washington State’s offensive toughness in win over San Jose State

Mike Leach’s offense is rarely characterized as pedestrian, so it’s understandable why the Washington State coach was half-irked with the Cougars’ 31-0 win over San Jose State Saturday night at …


Novak Djokovic wins U.S. Open for 14th major, tying ‘idol’ Pete Sampras

His returns and defense-to-offense skills as impeccable as ever, Novak Djokovic collected his 14th Grand Slam title and second in a row by getting through every crucial moment for a …


Alabama is No. 1 at being No. 1 in AP rankings

Alabama is No. 1 at being No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll. The Crimson Tide made their 106th appearance at the top of the AP rankings, which …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 9, 2018, 6:20 p.m.

Breanna Stewart, Storm beat Mystics 75-73 for 2-0 series lead

A lot of Breanna Stewart in the closing minutes and one big defensive stop in the final seconds has the Seattle Storm on the cusp of a third WNBA title.


A’ja Wilson earns WNBA Rookie of the Year honors

A’ja Wilson capped her stellar year with WNBA Rookie of the Year honors.


Jenny Simpson wins 5th Avenue Mile for sixth straight year

Jenny Simpson won the 5th Avenue Mile for a sixth consecutive year on Sunday, finishing the race in 4:18.8. Jake Wightman of Great Britain won the men’s race.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 9, 2018, 8:50 p.m.

Seahawks struggle in fourth quarter, fall to Denver 27-24 in opener

“We were making plays when we were not even being at our best,’’ said Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson after a 27-24 loss to the Denver Broncos. “If we can …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 9, 2018, 6:56 p.m.

Mitch Haniger’s versatility leads to Mariners’ 3-2 win over Yankees

Mitch Haniger dashed home to score the go-ahead run on a grounder in the eighth inning, then made a diving catch for the final out Sunday that gave the Seattle …


Serena Williams fined $17K for rules violations at U.S. Open

Serena Williams was fined a total of $17,000 for three code violations during her loss to Naomi Osaka in the U.S. Open final.


New ‘caretaker’ Pete Isakson plots course for Idaho athletics

For interim athletic director Pete Isakson, the prevailing rationale for his return to the University of Idaho in February of 2017 was pretty simple.


Morning prep roundup: Hayden Loomis scores four touchdowns, Almira/Coulee-Hartline wins comfortably

Roundup of Saturday’s prep action from across the region


Out of Right Field: Things get heated in the Mariners’ clubhouse as the team starts cooling off

Major league teams play 162 games from April through September, plus six weeks of spring training. During the regular season, they average about three days off per month and some …


Larry Stone: Can Seahawks put latest report of locker-room dissension behind them?

It’s indisputable by now that the locker-room culture in Seattle has been flawed. The burning question moving forward is whether the offseason roster transformation has cleansed the Seahawks of the …