Stories tagged: Sports
THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 2016
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.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2016, 3:29 P.M.
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.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8, 2016, 9:54 P.M.
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.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8, 2016, 3:54 P.M.
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.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8, 2016, 10:12 A.M.
Maria Sharapova suspended for 2 years for doping
Maria Sharapova was suspended from tennis for two years Wednesday for testing positive for meldonium at the Australian Open, and immediately responded by saying she would appeal the decision to …
TUESDAY, JUNE 7, 2016, 7:31 P.M.
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 …
FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 2016, 9:56 P.M.
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.
THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2016, 9:13 A.M.
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 …
WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 2016, 5:34 P.M.
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 …
TUESDAY, MAY 17, 2016, 4:31 P.M.
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 …
FRIDAY, MAY 6, 2016
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.
THURSDAY, MAY 5, 2016, 12:16 P.M.
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 …
WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, 2016, 6:03 P.M.
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. …
WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, 2016, 4:46 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 …
TUESDAY, MAY 3, 2016, 12:59 P.M.
Coroner: Two found dead at Talladega Superspeedway
The bodies of two men have been found on the campgrounds of Talladega Superspeedway.
FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2016, 7 P.M.
40th Lilac Bloomsday Run kicks off at trade show
The lines were short, gear sales were hot and the doughnuts were plenty Friday as thousands of people picked up their race packets amid signs pointing to a sunny start …
FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2016, 1:30 P.M.
Seattle arena plan could move step closer to reality
The Seattle City Council is scheduled to vote Monday on whether to vacate a stretch of the road where investor Chris Hansen hopes to eventually build the arena that could …
THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2016, 7 P.M.
Gonzaga students, Bloomsday organizers design complementary smartphone apps for 40th run
Official race organizers, and a team of four enterprising Gonzaga University students, created two smartphone apps that seek to answer all your Bloomsday questions and give you access to instantaneous …
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 2016, 3:36 P.M.
Steve Christilaw: Apology to Jackie Robinson’s family a good start
Jackie Robinson had been retired for a year by the time I was born. But I knew enough about him to idolize him.
MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2016, 1:09 P.M.
Olympics official wary of athletes staying outside village
Extra security measures may be needed to protect athletes staying outside of the Olympic Village during the games in Rio de Janeiro, including Rafael Nadal, who will be staying at …
MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2016, 9:39 A.M.
Johnny Manziel announcement regarding indictment to come Tuesday, prosecutor says
Prosecutors in Dallas say they will make an announcement Tuesday regarding whether Johnny Manziel has been indicted on allegations that he attacked his ex-girlfriend in January.
FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2016, 1:02 P.M.
Tennis Integrity Unit says 48 betting alerts in 1st quarter
World tennis’ anti-corruption unit says it received alerts of unusual or suspicious betting on 48 matches between January and March, including one at the Australian Open.
FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2016, 12:56 P.M.
Blazers’ McCollum wins NBA’s Most Improved Player
Portland guard CJ McCollum won the NBA’s Most Improved Player award in his first season as a starter for the Trail Blazers, dramatically improving his scoring average by more than …
FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2016, 10:26 A.M.
NASCAR Driver Council to pay Tony Stewart $35,000 fine
Tony Stewart’s peers will pay the $35,000 fine NASCAR levied against the three-time champion for criticizing the series about a potential safety hazard during races.
THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 2016, 10:44 A.M.
Life of former WWE star Chyna marked by success, struggles
Chyna, the tall, muscle-bound, raven-haired pro-wrestler who rocketed to popularity in the 1990s after taking on both women and men in the ring and later revealed her struggles with addiction …
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2016, 8 P.M.
Watch the world’s best ice skaters this weekend live in Spokane, or on Japanese TV
If you’re in Japan over the weekend and hanker for a bit of Spokane, tune in to Nippon TV, one of the country’s leading networks. It’ll be broadcasting the inaugural …
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2016, 9:10 A.M.
Backup flame for Rio lit in birthplace of ancient Olympics
Fire spurted from a concave mirror Wednesday as a priestess, kneeling in her long, pleated dress before a ruined Greek temple, focused the blazing sun’s rays on her metal torch.
TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2016, 12:22 P.M.
Saint Louis University investigates team’s racist texts
Saint Louis University is investigating racially insensitive texts that were sent last year by two members of the school’s overwhelmingly white baseball team.
TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2016, 10:05 A.M.
Oregon dad accused of assaulting son over baseball game
Police arrested a Roseburg father accused of assaulting his son after the boy didn’t pitch well in a baseball game.
MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2016, 12:33 P.M.
Boston Marathon swept by Ethiopians
Ethiopians nearly swept the Kenyans off the podium at the Boston Marathon on Monday, winning both the men’s and women’s races for the first time in history and taking five …