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  • Two dead, one missing after hot air balloon catches fire

    DOSWELL, Va. (AP) — A University of Richmond women’s basketball team staff member was one of three occupants on a hot air balloon that drifted into a power line, burst …


  • Gonzaga hires Stacy Clinesmith as women’s basketball assistant

    A Spokane basketball blue blood who has won numerous Hoopfest titles, played in the WNBA and led Mead to a state championship has been hired as an assistant coach for …


  • Area roundup: Former Chiefs player Mitch Holmberg finalist for big WHL award

    Mitch Holmberg, who just capped his Spokane Chiefs career with a franchise-record 147 career goals, is one of two finalists for Western Hockey League Player of the Year, the league …


  • Area roundup: Gonzaga women sign Canadian guard Kacie Bosch

    Gonzaga women’s basketball coach Lisa Fortier announced Thursday the signing of the first of what she hopes to be three more recruits for the upcoming year. Gonzaga signed Kacie Bosch, …


  • RB Baltazar will transfer to WSU from Boise State

    Former Boise State running back Aaron Baltazar will transfer to Washington State, coach Mike Leach announced on Wednesday. Baltazar must sit out the 2014 season per NCAA transfer rules, after …


  • Irish flummox Maryland

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – In the end, the outcome was all but determined by what happened at the very beginning of Notre Dame’s NCAA semifinal game against Maryland on Sunday. The …


  • Stewart player of year; McGraw coach of year

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Breanna Stewart picked up right where she left off as a freshman. Connecticut’s versatile star has had a stellar sophomore year. The 6-foot-4 guard/forward earned the Associated …


  • Rutgers tops UTEP with :02 left

    EL PASO, Texas – Tyler Scaife went coast-to-coast and scored with 2 seconds left to give Rutgers the Women’s National Invitation Tournament championship with a 56-54 win over UTEP on …


  • Maryland women try to ruin Irish’s unbeaten season

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Brenda Frese and her Maryland Terrapins feel like uninvited guests at the Final Four. And that’s fine with the Terrapins coach.


  • Stanford looks to end UConn’s run at perfection

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – All the talk of Stanford feeling like a junior varsity team crashing the Final Four or being an extra at the beauty pageant is just rhetoric to …


  • Notre Dame, UConn remain unbeaten

    An unprecedented season for Notre Dame and coach Muffet McGraw has led the Fighting Irish to a familiar place. Jewell Loyd scored 30 points and the unbeaten Irish defeated Baylor …


  • UNC women win away from reunion with Hatchell

    Diamond DeShields escaped two close calls with injury to score 19 points, leading North Carolina one win closer to a sweet reunion with healing coach Sylvia Hatchell by beating top-seeded …


  • Cougars make Huskies earn it

    LINCOLN, Neb. – For the first half, UConn received an unexpected challenge from BYU. But the Huskies took control in the second half and pulled away for another win.


  • Stanford’s Tara VanDerveer offers tips to Penn State

    STANFORD, Calif. – For each of the past two summers, Penn State coach Coquese Washington has visited Tara VanDerveer at the Stanford coach’s New York home to talk basketball and, …


  • Huskies feed off defense

    STORRS, Conn. – Connecticut’s opponents spend a lot of time trying to figure out how to slow the Huskies’ offense. A bigger challenge may be finding a way to score …


  • Idaho women lose in first round to Louisville

    IOWA CITY, Iowa – When was asked to sum up her career at Idaho, senior Alyssa Charlston’s first reaction was to cry. Though Charlston and the Vandals fell well short …


  • Not enough positives

    Coming into Sunday’s game with James Madison, Gonzaga women’s basketball coach Kelly Graves said one of the major keys to victory was winning the rebound battle. Gonzaga was outrebounded in …


  • Gonzaga women lose to JMU in first round

    COLLEGE STATION, Texas – After years of fighting to join the women’s basketball elite, Gonzaga locked horns Sunday with a hungry James Madison program that beat the team it wants …


  • LeBrun’s hit lifts Bulldogs to victory

    Cory LeBrun’s two-out single in the ninth drove in Caleb Wood, who has singled earlier, as Gonzaga edged Pacific 5-4 on Sunday in a West Coast Conference game at Stockton, …


  • Sun Devils will have hands full with No. 1 seed Notre Dame

    Arizona State coach Charli Turner Thorne joked that her team is hoping to shoot about 80 percent from the field in tonight’s game against heavily favored Notre Dame. That’s unrealistic, …


  • DePaul defeats Oklahoma in high-scoring women’s tournament game

    DURHAM, N.C. – DePaul and Oklahoma traded shot for shot, point for point, in the highest-scoring regulation game in NCAA tournament history. The Blue Demons managed to scrape together the …


  • In Brief: Colts owner facing felony charges

    NFL: Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay is known in NFL circles as a tough businessman and eccentric billionaire who enjoys interacting with fans about his beloved team. He may end …


  • Vandals surprised by seed, foe and site

    A year after the tournament committee paired the Vandals with top-seeded and eventual national champion Connecticut, 14th-seeded Idaho drew the team that the Huskies beat for the title – No. …


  • WSU women headed to postseason

    The Washington State women’s basketball team was invited Monday to play in the Women’s National Invitation Tournament, marking the first time in 23 years the Cougars have been selected to …


  • Idaho women win WAC, return to NCAA tournament

    LAS VEGAS – The new shirts and hats worn by the Idaho women’s basketball team. The white “WAC Tournament Champions” sign brought into the postgame interview room by tournament MVP …


  • Idaho women repeat as WAC champions

    Stacey Barr had 28 points, including 11 in the final three minutes to lead Idaho over Seattle in the Western Athletic Conference tournament championship game 75-67 on Saturday and an …


  • Idaho women reach WAC final

    Western Athletic Conference player of the year Stacey Barr scored 35 points to lead Idaho’s 75-65 victory over New Mexico State in the WAC women’s tournament semifinals.


  • Eagle women’s season ends with overtime loss to Idaho State

    Idaho State guard Lindsey Reed scored a game-high 19 points to lead the fifth-seeded Bengals to a 70-65 overtime victory over No. 4 seed Eastern Washington on Thursday in the …


  • Vandals’ Barr, Newlee collect major WAC women’s awards

    Idaho guard Stacey Barr is the Western Athletic Conference women’s basketball Player of the Year and Vandals coach Jon Newlee is the Coach of the Year. The league coaches vote …


  • In Brief: Terrapins stun Cavaliers

    Men’s Basketball: Maryland closed out its 61st and final Atlantic Coast Conference regular season in stunning fashion, outlasting No. 5 Virginia 75-69 in overtime Sunday to end the Cavaliers’ 13-game …

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