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Don Mattingly, Yadier Molina set to lead MLB All-Star tour of Japan

Don Mattingly is looking forward to getting a first-hand look at Japan’s national team while All-Star catcher Yadier Molina hopes to throw out some speedy runners. Mattingly and Molina are …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 11:09 p.m.

John Blanchette: On decision night, Gonzaga cruises to decisive victory over Idaho State

If they’re going to sync the first night of college basketball with Election Tuesday, each dribble, pass and basket is going to be a referendum.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 11:02 p.m.

Analysis: Gonzaga forward Rui Hachimura puts on a show in rout of Idaho State Bengals

Rui Hachimura’s first shot was a successful elbow jumper 38 seconds into the game. He spent the rest of the night attacking the rim via a variety of power moves. …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 11:40 p.m.

NHL capsules: Nikita Kucherov, Andrei Vasilevskiy lead NHL-best Lightning past Oilers

Nikita Kucherov had two goals and an assist, Andrei Vasilevskiy made 33 saves and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Edmonton Oilers 5-2 on Tuesday night.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 10:51 p.m.

TV Take: Broadcast crew overcomes opening-night glitches as Gonzaga rolls Idaho State

Opening night always includes a few glitches, and college basketball isn’t any different. Nor is the broadcast crew immune. But the bugs were rare enough in Gonzaga’s 120-79 season-opening win …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 11 p.m.

Eyassu Worku leads UC Irvine to season-opening win against Idaho

Eyassu Worku scored 18 points and UC Irvine used a second-half spurt to top Idaho 86-68 in the season opener for both teams on Tuesday.


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UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 10:03 p.m.

Former Gonzaga Prep star Sam Dowd returns to Spokane in Idaho State’s loss to Gonzaga

Sam Dowd’s dream of playing on a Division I basketball team was one of the only constants in a tumultuous upbringing.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 11:03 p.m.

Noah Dickerson lifts No. 25 Washington past W. Kentucky 73-55

Noah Dickerson scored 16 of his 18 points in the second half, Jaylen Nowell added 17, and No. 25 Washington rallied from a nine-point halftime deficit to beat Western Kentucky …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 11:32 p.m.

No. 1 Kansas holds off No. 10 Michigan State 92-87 in opener

Quentin Grimes scored 21 points in his college debut and Dedric Lawson added 20 points and 14 rebounds to lead No. 1 Kansas past No. 10 Michigan State 92-87 in …


Prep girls soccer: Chelsea Le’s late goal helps Gonzaga Prep advance in State 4A tourney

Roundup of Tuesday’s prep girls soccer state tournament action.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 10:14 p.m.

NBA capsules: Kemba Walker’s 29 leads Hornets to 113-102 win over Hawks

Kemba Walker had 29 points and seven assists, extending his strong start to the season as the Charlotte Hornets beat the Atlanta Hawks 113-102 on Tuesday night.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 11:03 p.m.

Gonzaga-Idaho State: 3 keys to the Zags’ 120-79 victory

The key moment, offensive player of the game and defensive player of the game from 120-79 win over Idaho State on Tuesday, Nov. 6, at the McCarthey Athletic Center in …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 9:53 p.m.

Women’s college basketball: Washington State falls in Kamie Ethridge’s coaching debut

Hailey Bassett-Meachem scored 23 points and visiting Utah State (1-0) beat Washington State (0-1) 72-61 in Kamie Ethridge’s WSU coaching debut.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 8:05 p.m.

Rizzo: Nats made offer to Bryce Harper late in season

The Washington Nationals made an offer to Bryce Harper late in the season in an attempt to reach a deal before he became a free agent. Nationals general manager Mike …


No. 16 Syracuse shuts down shorthanded Eastern Washington in season opener

The good for Eastern Washington: The Eagles limited 16th-ranked Syracuse to 28 first-half points in Tuesday’s season opener at the Carrier Dome. The bad: scoring a meager 10 points. The …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 8:15 p.m.

Teams, agents wonder whether slow market will repeat

Teams and agents aren’t sure whether the free-agent market will revert to its previous pace or whether clubs will try to wait out players like they did last winter. Spring …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 10:13 p.m.

Washington State remains at No. 8 in College Football Playoff rankings

The Cougars needed a late touchdown on Saturday in Pullman to defeat California 19-13.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 7:03 p.m.

Miami voters OK path for Beckham soccer complex

Miami voters have approved a pathway for the creation of a Major League Soccer complex run by retired star David Beckham. Voters on Tuesday agreed to allow Beckham and his …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 8:09 p.m.

Friedman: Manny Machado’s lack of hustle was not a secret

Andrew Friedman knew he was getting a player who didn’t hustle all the time when he traded for Manny Machado. Still, the Los Angeles Dodgers president of baseball operations was …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 8:08 p.m.

Recap: Rui Hachimura leads third-ranked Gonzaga to season-opening rout of Idaho State

Follow along here for updates and analysis as the Gonzaga Bulldogs open the 2018-19 season tonight against the Idaho State Bengals. Tip is set for 6 p.m. at McCarthey Athletic …


WDFW seeks members for Master Hunter Advisory Group

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is accepting letters of interest through Dec. 31 for membership on its Master Hunter Advisory Group.


Washington State linebacker Peyton Pelluer nominated for Comeback Player of the Year award

Pelluer was nominated along with Cardon Johnson of James Madison University and Sam Shook of Ohio Northern University. The three finalists came from an original pool of 30 players, drawn …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 6:26 p.m.

Pac-12 Power Rankings: Not much separates first and worst in highly competitive South Division

With three weeks left in the regular season, both Pac-12 Conference divisions are still up for grabs, though there’s much more clarity in one of those divisions than there is …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 6:31 p.m.

Seattle Seahawks sit at .500 after step back from winning formula

The Seattle Seahawks successfully reset their roster and figured out a style and method for winning in the first half of the season. That made what happened in losing to …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 5:17 p.m.

Lance McCullers to miss 2019 season following Tommy John surgery

Houston Astros right-hander Lance McCullers Jr. will miss all of next season following Tommy John surgery. The 25-year-old was 10-6 with a 3.86 ERA in 22 starts and three relief …


Zlatan’s future: Ibrahimovic hopeful of return to LA in 2019

Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s first season in Major League Soccer with the LA Galaxy was largely a success. The charismatic forward is under contract with the club for next season, but a …


UEFA Champions League roundup: Barca through, Antoine Griezmann scores, Monaco out

With voting for the 2018 Ballon d’Or closing this week, Antoine Griezmann boosted his chances of lifting the most prestigious individual trophy in soccer with an inspired display and a …


Commentary: Wrong call on Jimmie Johnson on NASCAR’s bad day in Texas

NASCAR did not have its finest day at Texas Motor Speedway, where things first went awry with an erroneous penalty even before the race.