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Shawn Vestal: Mickey Dukich’s work for the L.A. Rams pioneered use of game film in the NFL

Milan “Mickey” Dukich, a Spokane native, was known as the Cecil B. DeMille of football video, and was a pioneer in the use of game film in the NFL.


Fall season matchups worth watching

Fall sports are underway.


New coaches take charge at CV, U-Hi

This football season will see a changing of the guard at both Central Valley School District high schools.


Christilaw: Olympics show the best and worst sides of participants

The Olympic Games are a storyteller’s dream – adding texture, nuance and context to what can be otherwise an overly simplified story about winning and losing. If nothing else, it …


Ryan Lochte, U.S. swimmers were not robbed, Brazil police say

The mystery behind the claim that U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte and three teammates were robbed after a night of partying in Rio de Janeiro deepened Thursday, after officials first blamed …


Christilaw: Olympics need permanent home

I would like to offer Otis Orchards as a permanent home for the Summer Olympic Games. OK, the Winter Games can come, too. Otis Orchards is a solid alternative to …


Coach fired for praying sues Washington school district

A Washington state high school assistant football coach who was fired for praying at midfield after games has sued the school district, saying his religious rights were violated.


Penalties associated with sale of Newsday, Cubs could cost Tribune Media

The sale of Newsday and the Cubs under Sam Zell may be coming back to haunt Tribune Media.


People: Officers recommend Dennis Rodman be charged with hit-and-run

The California Highway Patrol has recommended that Dennis Rodman face charges in a freeway incident, but the former basketball player denied Friday that anything happened.


Breaking up the bundle? Dish relegates ESPN to an add-on

Dish Network is offering a new “skinny” bundle of about 50 cable channels that doesn’t include ESPN and some other sports channels, giving people who don’t care about sports a …


Steve Christilaw: New heroes will be born at Rio games

On the field, the Olympic Games will leave us breathless time and again. Heroes will be revealed.


Hunter Wells continuing

Hunter Wells grew up throwing baseballs against a wall. Like most kids, the wall represented an array of major leaguers who fell prey to whatever pitch he threw.


Tracking Valley baseball players as they head to the pros

Hunter Wells drafted by Miami, will forgo senior year at GU


Steve Christilaw: Storm star retires as top women’s player

The Seattle Storm star is arguably the best player the WNBA has yet produced, leading her team to a pair of championships during her stay in the Emerald City. There’s …


Steve Christilaw: Track teaches lessons beyond sports

Track Town, USA is heaven on earth for track fans, and it didn’t disappoint in the recent Olympic trials.


World Series of Poker’s marquee event set to start in Las Vegas

Daniel Negreanu is a poker hall-of-famer and two-time World Series of Poker player of the year. But he’s never made it to the final table in the tournament’s marquee Main …


Seahawks QB Russell Wilson marries singer Ciara

Singer Ciara has one, two stepped down the aisle with NFL player Russell Wilson.


Mike Bianchi: Sports can help tragedy-stricken Orlando become City Beautiful again

Sports aren’t important right now and that is the point of this column. You see, sports are so important because they are so unimportant.


Steve Christilaw: Yoga teacher recenters at studio after facing serious medical issues

A yoga studio in little Millwood, where the whistle from the paper mill is as much a part of the community as the Spokane River, fits the tree-lined setting.


Muhammad Ali’s Muslim prayer service is Thursday, funeral procession Friday

Muslim prayers over the body of Muhammad Ali will be witnessed worldwide Thursday, offering a window into a religion many outsiders know little about, but have come to scorn.


Christilaw: Ali was not only a gifted boxer, but an incredible person

Boxing is one of those sports that lends itself completely to the storyteller’s art. Inside the ropes and between the bells is competition distilled into its purest form.


Pregnant ‘Today’ anchor Savannah Guthrie to skip Olympics because of Zika concerns

“Today” anchor Savannah Guthrie is pregnant and as a result will bow out of covering the Olympic Games this summer in Rio de Janeiro because of concerns over the Zika …


Muhammad Ali, who riveted the world as ‘The Greatest,’ dies

Muhammad Ali, the magnificent heavyweight champion whose fast fists and irrepressible personality transcended sports and captivated the world, has died. He was 74.


Golfer Phil Mickelson named in insider trading complaint

WASHINGTON – The Securities and Exchange Commission has sued professional golfer Phil Mickelson, saying he profited from an insider trading scheme conducted by a former corporate director and a professional …


Doug Clark: Challenger baseball brings out the best in everyone

It’s not the baseball Abner Doubleday envisioned when he supposedly (mythically?) conceived the game back in 1839. Yet if sheer shrieking fun counts for anything, what goes on every Tuesday …


Lawsuit reinstated against Valley Christian School in Drew Swank’s 2009 high school football concussion death

The small, private religious academy did not prove it provided the legal standard of care necessary before Andrew Swank died of concussion-related complications after collapsing on the field during a …


Kobe Bryant’s animated short gets assist from John Williams

Kobe Bryant’s farewell poem to basketball is getting the short film treatment with some high profile talent behind it.


Convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky gets appeals hearing

A Pennsylvania judge on Thursday gave Jerry Sandusky a hearing later this month to prove his claims that prosecutors lied, withheld evidence and leaked secret grand jury information to find …


East Valley boys soccer gets ready for playoffs

Now in his second year, coach Gabe Escobar has the Knights entering the playoffs as the No. 2 seed from the Great Northern League. They face Clarkston at 6 p.m. …


Anonymity of social media breeds bad behavior

There’s a video that came across my Facebook feed last week that I found disturbing. In it, men sit down, face-to-face with sportswriters Julie DiCaro (columnist for The Cauldron) and …