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UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 9, 2018, 3:04 a.m.

Analysis: Washington State offense hits some lulls, but defense does enough to preserve shutout in 31-0 win over San Jose State

The wide receivers weren’t playing with the same gusto they’d shown earlier, the quarterback wasn’t syncing up with them like he had in the first half and despite an otherwise …


Washington State defense limits San Jose State to fewest yards under Mike Leach

Washington State’s Air Raid offense may get most of the attention but the Cougar’s defense held San Jose State to the fewest yards of any opponent for the past 24 …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 10, 2018, 2:04 p.m.

First look: Eastern Washington at Washington State

Washington State (2-0) will try to fend off its only FCS opponent of the season, Eastern Washington (2-0), which likewise will attempt to spring an upset of the only FBS …


TV Take: Pac-12’s Cindy Brunson, Ryan Leaf make returns to Martin Stadium

When Andy Grammer’s song, “Back Home,” resonated through Martin Stadium Saturday night during the second quarter of Washington State’s easy win over San Jose State, it had special meaning for …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 8, 2018, 11:57 p.m.

Gardner Minshew’s shoes gives Washington State another weapon

Some 32 yards don’t sound like a lot, but Washington State quarterback Gardner Minshew’s scrambles Saturday night against San Jose State actually scored quite high compared to predecessor Luke Falk.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 8, 2018, 11:50 p.m.

Difference makers: Gardner Minshew, Tay Martin connect for two TDs in blowout win

Good things usually happened when Gardner Minshew threw it up to the sophomore wide receiver Saturday night.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 8, 2018, 11:50 p.m.

Washington State offensive line streak of no sacks spans three games

Gardner Minshew’s feet kept him out of several sacks in the first two games, but the Washington State offensive line also deserves much of the credit for keeping the Cougar …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 8, 2018, 11:48 p.m.

Washington State offense finds fourth-down success in first half against San Jose State

The Cougars five times left their offense on the field on fourth down in the first half against San Jose State on Saturday and came away with five first downs …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 9, 2018, 7:19 a.m.

Eastern Washington notebook: Eagles offense puts up big numbers, but defense makes name for itself

With an offense as efficient as Eastern Washington’s, it’s defense – one of the most experienced in the Big Sky Conference – just has to do a serviceable job.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 8, 2018, 10:56 p.m.

Storm defensive stopper Alysha Clark will try to stop Mystics star Kristi Toliver once again in Game 2

Game 1 in the WNBA Finals went to the Storm and Alysha Clark, who held Washington Mystics star Kristi Toliver well below her scoring average. Game 2 is 12:30 p.m. …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 8, 2018, 10:40 p.m.

Cross country roundup: Central Valley’s Ryan Kline and Lewis and Clark’s Wil Smith open season at big invitationals

Roundup of Saturday’s cross country action from across the region


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 8, 2018, 10:50 p.m.

Prep football roundup: Zane Melzer’s 157 yards and two TDs lead Gonzaga Prep over St. Ignatius 44-30

Roundup of Saturday’s prep football action from across the region


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UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 8, 2018, 10:46 p.m.

Tyler Hilinski’s family takes part in flag-raising ceremony prior to Washington State-San Jose State game

Tyler Hilinski’s parents, Mark and Kym, and brothers Kelly and Ryan took part in an emotionally stirring moment before Washington State’s home opener, raising a crimson flag in the east …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 9, 2018, 12:38 a.m.

Mariners’ latest loss to Yankees makes dim playoff hopes even dimmer

Andrew McCutchen hit his second home run in two days, Dellin Betances pitched out of a bases-loaded jam in the ninth inning and the New York Yankees held on to …


Riley Woods’ hat trick guides Spokane Chiefs to Western Hockey League preseason win at Tri-City

Riley Woods finished with three goals and an assist Saturday to power the Spokane Chiefs to a 7-3 win over the Tri-City Americans in Western Hockey League preseason play at …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 8, 2018, 11:15 p.m.

Pac-12 roundup: Bryce Love leads No. 10 Stanford to win over No. 17 USC

Bryce Love ran for 136 yards and a touchdown and No. 10 Stanford made talented quarterback JT Daniels look like a freshman in a 17-3 victory over No. 17 Southern …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 8, 2018, 11:05 p.m.

Big Sky roundup: Dalton Sneed, Montana rout of Drake

Dalton Sneed fired two touchdown passes 22 seconds apart and added a scoring run as the Montana Grizzlies pulled away from Drake 48-16 on Saturday in Missoula.


Girls soccer roundup: Gracie Day’s second-half goal the difference for Ferris

Roundup of Saturday’s prep girls soccer action from across the region.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 9, 2018, 7:20 a.m.

Eastern Washington strikes early, holds off Northern Arizona rally in 31-26 victory

When Northern Arizona quarterback Case Cookus was forced to kick the game’s opening snap out of bounds near his own end zone Saturday, the No. 18 Lumberjacks’ chalked it up …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 8, 2018, 8:17 p.m.

Idaho uses second-half surge to top Western New Mexico for first win of season

Surviving a first-half test when it fell behind, settling into its assignments and physically wearing down Western New Mexico as the game wore on allowed Idaho to finish with a …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 8, 2018, 6:46 p.m.

Spokane Indians, Eugene Emeralds produce surprising Northwest League championship matchup

The very nature of the short-season schedule in the Northwest League has produced an interesting championship matchup – and series schedule.


Seahawks’ Earl Thomas activated; Dontae Johnson on IR

The Seattle Seahawks have activated safety Earl Thomas to the 53-man roster, making him eligible to play in the season opener against Denver. But Seattle has a developing situation at …


Women’s soccer: Ellory Ferris, Linnea Pretzer register hat tricks as North Idaho romps

Ellory Ferris and Linnea Pretzer recorded hat tricks Saturday to power host North Idaho to a 10-1 win over Blue Mountain (1-3-0, 0-2-0) in Northwest Athletic Conference women’s soccer.


Men’s soccer: Community Colleges of Spokane shuts out Treasure Valley

Nicholas Frost scored late in the first half Saturday and Community Colleges of Spokane added two second-half goals to defeat Treasure Valley 3-0 in Northwest Athletic Association men’s soccer at …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 8, 2018, 7:27 p.m.

No. 9 Washington wakes up late in 45-3 win over North Dakota

Jake Browning threw for 313 yards and two touchdowns, Ty Jones had two touchdown receptions , and No. 9 Washington finally pulled away in the second half for a 45-3 …


Seahawks’ Shaquem Griffin continues to inspire on cusp of NFL debut

Shaquem Griffin’s story will likely add another unplanned chapter on Sunday in Denver, one nobody could have expected on the day he was drafted by Seattle. He’ll do more than …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 8, 2018, 9:16 p.m.

College volleyball: Taylor Mims reaches milestone as 23rd-ranked Washington State remains undefeated

Taylor Mims became the 14th player in Washington State history with 1,000 career kills Saturday as the 23rd-ranked Cougars (7-0) capped off their Cougar Challenge in Pullman with a 3-0 …


Gonzaga volleyball completes weekend sweep at Portland tournament

Sarah Penner hit .538 on her way to a match-high 15 kills on Saturday, helping Gonzaga sweep host Portland State 3-0 to wrap up a perfect appearance at the Les …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 8, 2018, 10:56 p.m.

Top 25 roundup: No. 3 Georgia turns road test into rout of No. 24 South Carolina

Jake Fromm threw for 194 yards and a touchdown, all three of Georgia’s latest running combo scored touchdowns and the third-ranked Bulldogs turned an expected Southeastern Conference showdown into a …