Stories tagged: Sports
Tue., July 11, 2017, 2:17 p.m.
Saudis to allow girls to play sports in public schools
Saudi Arabia’s Education Ministry says it will introduce physical education classes for girls in public schools next year, a decision that comes after years of calls by women across the …
UPDATED: Sat., June 24, 2017, 10:30 p.m.
City places heavy trucks outside Hoopfest in new security move
In light of recent terror attacks involving vehicles mowing down pedestrians, Hoopfest has placed large trucks surrounding the festival this year as a protective measure.
UPDATED: Sat., June 24, 2017, 10:30 p.m.
Braving high temps and burning oil, 19-year-old Ariel Hamilton brings kettle corn to Hoopfest
Equipped with heavy-duty gloves, protective goggles and one big wooden spoon, Ariel Hamilton was ready to pop some corn. Despite the sunny, 80-degree weather, Hamilton, 19, stood over a large …
UPDATED: Sat., June 24, 2017, 10:31 p.m.
Special Olympics teams converge on day one of Hoopfest
62 Special Olympics teams have traveled to Spokane for Hoopfest 2017, coming from all over Washington, Idaho and Oregon. Part of Hoopfest weekend for more than 20 years, Special Olympics …
UPDATED: Mon., June 19, 2017, 5:21 p.m.
Justices say law on offensive trademarks is unconstitutional
The Supreme Court on Monday struck down part of a law that bans offensive trademarks in a ruling that is expected to help the Washington Redskins in their legal fight …
UPDATED: Sun., June 18, 2017, 11:01 p.m.
Rob Curley: Baseball, ‘Star Wars’ go glove in hand
Sunday was “Luke, I Am Your Father’s Day” at Avista Stadium.
UPDATED: Fri., June 16, 2017, 12:27 p.m.
Decision on alcohol at Idaho Vandals games put on hold
Vandal football fans who pay for premium seating will have access to alcoholic beverages at games this season, but fans in general seating are on hold.
Tue., June 13, 2017, 8:51 a.m.
University of Idaho wants alcohol sales at football games
Vandal football fans told the University of Idaho they want the option to purchase alcohol at games, so school officials are again asking their governing body for permission to allow …
Wed., June 7, 2017, 3:42 p.m.
Steve Christilaw: A tale of many good walks spoiled
Golf and I have a love-hate relationship. Well, not exactly hate. It’s more of a love-intense indifference kind of thing. I love the IDEA of golf; when it comes to …
UPDATED: Wed., June 7, 2017, 4 p.m.
Seattle selects influential investor for KeyArena renovation
Seattle has taken a significant step forward in a long-running arena saga whose culmination could see either an NBA or NHL team playing in the city.
UPDATED: Mon., June 5, 2017, 8:28 p.m.
Spokane could pay more for Hoopfest police, medical services under proposed contract
A new two-year contract the Spokane City Council is considering for Hoopfest will cap the amount event organizers would have to pay for police and firefighters working overtime at the …
UPDATED: Sun., June 4, 2017, 4:48 p.m.
System aims to recreate challenging mountain climbs in gym
Using 3-D modeling and digital fabrication, a team has developed a system that replicates the hardest stretches of climb, so that it can be practiced on indoor climbing walls. In …
Tue., May 23, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Clarksville: Spokane’s Madison Kerr rowing for national college championship
Spokane’s Madison Kerr is part of the Western Washington University rowing team eyeing an 8th national championship
UPDATED: Thu., May 11, 2017, 11:26 a.m.
Media exposure from Zags’ tournament run valued at $406 million
As the Bulldogs advanced to the NCAA championship, Gonzaga University got a staggering amount of broadcast and online exposure. The value of the coverage exceeded $400 million, university officials say.
UPDATED: Wed., May 3, 2017, 1:05 p.m.
Steve Christilaw: Rules to protect young pitchers a good idea
When you’re a kid it seems that every little thing you pick up just begs you to throw it.
UPDATED: Wed., April 26, 2017, 12:46 p.m.
Three-sport Ferris athlete Max Thompson flows with the seasons
When it came time to pick a sport, Max Thompson couldn’t choose. Pick a sport? No. He picked three sports.
Sun., April 23, 2017, 11 a.m.
Seattle neighborhoods raise $42K to save baseball team
Rainier Beach’s baseball team saved by neighbors who raised $42,646 on GoFundMe.
UPDATED: Wed., April 19, 2017, 8:40 p.m.
University of Idaho seeks athletic bailout, 7% tuition increase
The University of Idaho Athletics Department has downsized its request for additional funding from a total of $7.79 million by fiscal year 2020 to a one time bail-out of an …
Sun., April 16, 2017, 7:19 p.m.
Day after sister’s death, Isaiah Thomas plays for Celtics
Isaiah Thomas took the floor to a deafening cheer for the Boston Celtics’ playoff opener against the Chicago Bulls on Sunday night, just a day after his sister was killed …
Thu., April 13, 2017, 10:24 p.m.
Portland Trail Blazers, the only Northwest NBA team, get little respect in Spokane
Rip City is more than the sound of a basketball ripping through the net when the Portland Trail Blazers are on the court.
Wed., April 12, 2017, 12:12 p.m.
Two companies vie to remake Seattle arena to attract NHL, NBA
Two companies are vying to remake Seattle’s KeyArena into an entertainment venue that’s ready for an NBA or NHL team.
Mon., April 10, 2017, 9:04 a.m.
Grasshoppers, oysters on menu at Safeco Field this season
Baseball fans will be able to try new menu options at Seattle’s Safeco Field this year, including fried oysters and grasshoppers.
Thu., April 6, 2017, 9:31 a.m.
Ex-Astoria wrestling coach faces new sex charges
A former high school wrestling coach in Astoria, Oregon, has been arrested at the Clatsop County Courthouse on sexual assault charges shortly after he was formally charged with rape.
Wed., April 5, 2017, 9 a.m.
Montana lawmakers advance bill on youth concussions
The Montana Legislature is advancing a bill that would extend safeguards against youth concussions to private schools and sports associations.
Fri., March 31, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Where to wet your whistle as Gonzaga plays in the Final Four
Local sports bars will be opening up as early as 7 a.m. Saturday to usher in fans hoping to catch the Bulldogs earn their first Final Four victory.
UPDATED: Mon., March 27, 2017, 10:57 p.m.
Gonzaga student’s dramatic video (narrated by Christopher Walken) compiles Zags’ tournament successes, ‘heartbreaks’
A Gonzaga student made this video compilation of some Gonzaga’s greatest tournament successes and failures.
UPDATED: Fri., March 24, 2017, 10:18 p.m.
Cash windfall coming to Gonzaga University, WSU and EWU athletic departments
Gonzaga University, Washington State University and Eastern Washington University are among the colleges across the country set to get a cash windfall from the National Collegiate Athletic Association next month.
Wed., March 22, 2017, 6:21 p.m.
East Valley softball coach put on paid leave
Longtime East Valley softball coach Ray Riggin has been placed on paid administrative leave, athletic director Joe Kostecka confirmed Wednesday.
Wed., March 22, 2017, 9:46 a.m.
Seattle-area youth bowling coach facing child porn charge
A youth bowling coach from the Seattle area has been charged with possessing images of child pornography that show him sexually abusing one of his team members.
UPDATED: Fri., March 17, 2017, 11:19 p.m.
John Blanchette: He who wore the purple just has to root for ’Cats
SALT LAKE CITY – He went to Gonzaga basketball camps as a kid. He sat in the stands at the old Kennel in the prehistoric days, admiring Jim McPhee’s jump …