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  • France upsets U.S. women’s basketball team

    Sandrine Gruda had 26 points and 15 rebounds to help France stun the U.S. women’s national team 76-72 in an exhibition game on Sunday in Paris. It’s the first loss …


  • Keselowski earns track record, pole

    NASCAR: Brad Keselowski will start the second race in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship the way he ended the first one – out front. Keselowski turned a track-record …


  • Chiefs add Hungarian player

    Hockey: The Spokane Chiefs selected 18-year-old Hungarian defenseman Tamás Láday with the 42nd overall pick in the 2014 Canadian Hockey League Import Draft. Láday, 6-foot-7 and 212 pounds, played 63 …


  • USC to offer four-year scholarships for football, basketball

    LOS ANGELES — Southern California athletic director Pat Haden announced Monday that the school will now offer four-year scholarships to scholarship players on the football team and in the men’s …


  • Little scores 22 to lift Storm past Mystics in OT

    SEATTLE – After an overtime loss in their last game, Sue Bird and Camille Little were determined to get the Seattle Storm back on the winning track. Bird hit the …


  • Spokane Shadow prepare for first-place Shock

    The Spokane Shadow will host the first-place South Sound FC Shock in Evergreen Premier League play at 7 tonight at Spokane Falls Community College. The third-place Shadow (5-2-1) are three …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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.


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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, …


  • 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 …


  • 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, …


  • 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 …


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