Stories tagged: Sports
Wed., Aug. 24, 2016
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 …
Thu., Aug. 18, 2016, 1:04 p.m.
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 …
Wed., Aug. 10, 2016
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 …
Tue., Aug. 9, 2016, 2:05 p.m.
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.
Tue., Aug. 9, 2016, 11:13 a.m.
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.
Fri., Aug. 5, 2016, 2:34 p.m.
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.
Thu., Aug. 4, 2016, 2:36 p.m.
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 …
Wed., Aug. 3, 2016, 10:49 a.m.
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.
Wed., July 27, 2016
Tracking Valley baseball players as they head to the pros
Hunter Wells drafted by Miami, will forgo senior year at GU
Wed., July 27, 2016
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.
Wed., July 20, 2016
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 …
Wed., July 13, 2016, 12:35 a.m.
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.
Fri., July 8, 2016, 11:23 a.m.
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 …
Wed., July 6, 2016, 2:53 p.m.
Seahawks QB Russell Wilson marries singer Ciara
Singer Ciara has one, two stepped down the aisle with NFL player Russell Wilson.
Thu., 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.
Wed., 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.
Wed., 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.
Wed., 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.
Tue., 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 …
Fri., 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.
Thu., 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 …
Wed., 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 …
Tue., 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 …
Fri., 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.
Thu., 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 …
Wed., 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. …
Wed., 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 …
Tue., 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.
Fri., 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 …
Fri., 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 …