Stories tagged: Sports
Thu., Jan. 14, 2016, 11:59 a.m.
49ers hire Chip Kelly as new coach
The San Francisco 49ers hired Chip Kelly as their coach Thursday, finding a focused, football-first leader CEO Jed York is counting on to turn the once-proud franchise back into a …
Wed., Jan. 13, 2016
Christilaw: Wrestling makes room for athletes of all sizes
In a world fascinated with tallness, there’s a sport that makes room for people of all sizes.
Sun., Dec. 27, 2015, 6 a.m.
Inland Northwest residents share their New Year’s resolutions for region
The staff at The Spokesman-Review posed the following question to Inland Northwest residents from all walks of life: “What’s one thing you’d like to see happen in the region in …
Fri., Dec. 25, 2015, 12:56 p.m.
Washington State men’s basketball team takes Hawaii finale against New Mexico 82-59
The Washington State men’s basketball team won big in its final game of the Diamond Head Classic in Honolulu on Christmas morning.
Tue., Dec. 22, 2015
Think you know sports in 2015? Try and ace this quiz
Every year brings something new, and often unexpected, in the sporting world.
Wed., Nov. 25, 2015
Steve Christilaw: Thanksgiving dinner-table topics a cherished tradition
While I love the array of food that comes with Thanksgiving and spend a crazy amount of time planning which recipes to use, the thing that brings the most joy …
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 31, 2015, 7:51 p.m.
Spokane Pomeranian in running for Seattle Seahawks’ ‘12th Dog’
A local Pomeranian named Lacy is facing stiff competition to be named the Seattle Seahawks’ “12th Dog.” The online contest benefits an animal rescue in Western Washington.
Wed., Oct. 28, 2015
Christilaw: Cougars show how fun unpredictability can be
Everyone who honestly believed that, come Halloween Week, Washington State would have a significantly better record than the Seattle Seahawks please raise your hand.
Fri., Oct. 23, 2015, 5:35 p.m.
Plans aired for $35 million sports complex near Arena
Plans to build an Olympics-level indoor sports facility on the north bank of the Spokane River got a little closer to reality this week, as a report showed that the …
Mon., Oct. 19, 2015, 3:57 p.m.
Mica Peak trail system in the works for land acquired through conservation program
Over the past two decades, Spokane County taxes have paid for the preservation of more than 7,600 acres of wildlands that faced private development. Park planners say acquisition of lands …
Sun., Oct. 11, 2015, 3:42 p.m.
USC coach Steve Sarkisian taking indefinite leave of absence
LOS ANGELES – Southern California coach Steve Sarkisian is taking an indefinite leave of absence, athletic director Pat Haden said.
Thu., Sept. 3, 2015
High school fall sports set to begin this week
The kids have gone back to school, and that means another year of high school sports is upon us. And it starts Friday night with the first week of the …
Thu., Aug. 20, 2015
Athletic training a breeze next to toddlers’ activity levels, studies show
Fall practice is underway at area high schools, and coaches are busily putting their players through rounds and rounds of exercises designed to get their teams into top condition for …
Thu., Aug. 6, 2015
Steve Christilaw: Female coaches in professional sports are good fit
A new day is dawning in the sporting world. A year ago Becky Hammon became the first woman to be a full-time paid assistant coach in the National Basketball Association. …
Sun., July 26, 2015, 3:16 p.m.
Johnson, Martinez, Smoltz, Biggio enter Hall of Fame
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — Three pitchers who became dominant after trades and a rock-solid catcher-turned-second baseman entered the Baseball Hall of Fame today.
Sat., July 4, 2015, 2:24 p.m.
Matt Stonie tops Joey Chestnut in hot dog eating contest
NEW YORK (AP) — Matt Stonie shocked the competitive eating world Saturday by upsetting Joey “Jaws” Chestnut at the Fourth of July hot dog eating contest at Nathan’s Famous in …
Thu., July 2, 2015
Steve Christilaw: Youngsters’ brains too valuable for headers in soccer
Sometimes the most important aspects of our character are how we deal with life after we begin to know better. In the past few years we’ve begun to understand the …
Thu., June 18, 2015
Stevens, Sholz among graduating athletes leaving big shoes to fill
It’s hard to believe that another school sports year has come and gone. It seems like just yesterday that young athletes were filtering in from the dog days of summer …
Tue., May 26, 2015
Help your kids get serious about playing healthy
Swimming, lacrosse, hockey, track, rock climbing, karate and volleyball are only a few of the sports your child could participate in this year. Whether your child is involved in an …
Thu., April 23, 2015
When you stop and think about it, we have a rich history of hometown guys accomplishing great things in the sporting world. Not just athletes who played in the area …
Tue., April 21, 2015, 9:12 a.m.
Penalty phase opens in Boston Marathon bombing trial
BOSTON (AP) — The life-or-death phase in the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev got underway Tuesday with a prosecutor showing the jury a photo of Tsarnaev giving the …
Wed., April 15, 2015, 11:32 a.m.
Spokane Gun Club gets tax reprieve
The Spokane Gun Club, in operation for more than 120 years, will not have to pay $40,000 in back taxes on property they’ve owned in Spokane Valley since the 1940s.
Tue., March 3, 2015
Steve Ballmer tops list of world’s richest sports-related figures
NEW YORK – Michael Jordan and two other NBA owners have reached new heights, making Forbes world list of billionaires. Forbes released its list on Monday and noted that Jordan’s …
Thu., Feb. 19, 2015
If the shoe fits, Cinderella season on horizon
This is Cinderella season. The end of another basketball season always spawns talk of Cinderella teams, teams that had no business finishing where they did. Overachievers, they say.
Fri., Jan. 30, 2015
Brazilian organizers say IndyCar opener has been canceled
The IndyCar Series opener scheduled for March in Brazil’s capital was canceled on Thursday. The television channel promoting the event released a brief statement saying the decision was made “unilaterally” …
Fri., Jan. 30, 2015
Signed The Seattle Mariners have signed catcher John Baker to a minor-league deal with an invite to spring training. The Mariners announced the signing after Baker, 34, passed a physical. …
Sun., Jan. 25, 2015
Give and Take: Sunday letters
Zags brighten day I do volunteer work usually once per week at the Spokane Veterans Hospital. I visit with Hospice and Community Living Center residents.
Fri., Jan. 23, 2015
Reiterated Seattle Mayor Ed Murray said he met with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman on a trip to New York this week to reiterate the city’s …
Fri., Jan. 23, 2015
In brief: Rose, Bulls snap Spurs’ four-game win streak
NBA: Derrick Rose scored 22 points and the struggling Chicago Bulls beat the visiting San Antonio Spurs 104-81 on Thursday night. The Bulls came away with a much-needed win after …
Fri., Jan. 16, 2015
Announced Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones, 3-0 as a college starter including a win over Oregon in the national championship game, said he will return to the Buckeyes for his …