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Jeshua Anderson advances to 400 hurdles final

Former Washington State University hurdler Jeshua Anderson advanced to the finals of the men’s 400-meter hurdles Thursday at the World University Games in Shenzhen, China. Anderson ran a conservative semifinal, …


Report: Pistons will hire Frank

NBA: The Detroit Pistons will offer Lawrence Frank their coaching position within two days, according to a person familiar with the situation. The person spoke to the Associated Press on …


In brief: Whitworth hires Bowman as assistant coach

Women’s basketball: Heather Bowman, the all-time leading scorer in the West Coast Conference while playing for Gonzaga, has been hired as an assistant coach at Whitworth University, Pirates head coach …


In brief: Gonzales, Carpenter lead way for Zags on WCC team

Baseball: Freshman Marco Gonzales (pictured) and junior Ryan Carpenter were among seven Gonzaga University baseball players to receive the West Coast Conference’s individual and team awards Wednesday. Gonzales was given …


Area roundup: CC Spokane splits baseball doubleheader

D.J. Smith pitched a four-hitter in the first game Wednesday to help Community Colleges of Spokane (13-13, 3-7) register a split with Blue Mountain (7-17, 1-9) in NWAACC baseball play …


It’s Notre Dame offense vs. Texas A&M defense for title

This looks like a case of the irresistible force meeting the immovable object. A Notre Dame team whose offense is so good and varied that a Hall of Fame coach …


Baylor, Texas A&M square off for fourth time

If Baylor is going to get to the NCAA Final Four for the second year in a row, Brittney Griner and the top-seeded Lady Bears are going to have to …


Notre Dame advance past Tennessee

DAYTON, Ohio – No team has ever been so happy to be 1-20. Skylar Diggins scored 24 points and second-seeded Notre Dame made up for 28 years of beatings at …


Women’s basketball roundup: Griner’s 40 pace Baylor

Brittney Griner scored 40 points and combined with Odyssey Sims in the game-clinching run as top-seeded Baylor advanced to the Dallas Regional championship with an 86-76 victory over Wisconsin-Green Bay …


NIC Cardinals bring home title

SALINA, Kan. – Tournament MVP Kama Griffitts hit four 3-pointers and scored 22 points and Tugce Canitez added a double-double with 15 points and 12 rebounds to power the North …


Vandersloot, Standish lead GU past Iowa

For those who wondered what the Gonzaga women’s basketball team would do when faced with meaningful possessions down the stretch of a close game, the answer was revealed Saturday afternoon …


NIC women in national JC basketball semis

North Idaho College claimed its 30th victory of the women’s basketball season with a 66-38 victory over the State Fair CC Roadrunners on Thursday night to advance to the semifinals …


Stanford rallies past UCLA for Pac-10 women’s championship

Stanford found itself in a rare hole against UCLA, needing an offensive burst to get back in the game. Toni Kokenis delivered in the clutch. The freshman from suburban Chicago …


Gonzaga and Courtney Vandersloot: Perfect match

One word that mesmerized fans and vanquished foes wouldn’t expect to be associated with Gonzaga’s record-breaking point guard is “shy.”


Stanford will meet UCLA for Pac-10 tournament title

LOS ANGELES – Nnemkadi Ogwumike scored 32 points, her younger sister Chiney Ogwumike added 21 and No. 2 Stanford routed fourth-seeded Arizona 100-71 in the Pac-10 tournament women’s basketball semifinals …


Eastern Washington women lose to Portland State in Big Sky semifinals

PORTLAND – It took the Portland State Vikings 20 minutes to find their shot on Friday night in the semifinals of the Big Sky conference women’s basketball tournament against the …


Nevada knocks ailing Vandals out of WAC tournament

LAS VEGAS – Short-handed and running on fumes, the University of Idaho women’s basketball team gave Nevada all it could handle deep into the second half. That’s when the tiring …


Short-handed UI loses in WAC women’s tourney

Fifth-seeded Idaho (15-15), playing without senior Derisa Taleni, who was back in the hospital with a kidney infection one day after passing a kidney stone, fell to Nevada 75-61 in …


Bjorklund reflects on successful career at Tennessee

On a nice day in Knoxville, members of the Tennessee basketball team have a pretty good idea where to find teammate Angie Bjorklund, the Lady Vols’ first player from Washington. …


Angie Bjorklund makes her mark at Tennessee

Angie Bjorklund’s storied career at Tennesse is rapidly coming to a close as the Lady Vols prepare for the NCAA tournament.


Olorunnife became rebounding wizard for Idaho Vandals

Given an opportunity, Yinka Olorunnife seized it. ‘Seize’ is the operative word.


Idaho’s Olurunnife fits in nicely

Given an opportunity, Yinka Olurunnife seized it. Seize is the operative word. The 6-foot senior heads into the Western Athletic Conference women’s basketball tournament as the newly crowned all-time leading …


Women with area ties earn all-conference recognition

Brianne Ryan of Eastern Washington and former Lake City standout Katie Baker highlight a long list of area players to receive women’s basketball honors Monday. Ryan, a junior, and Baker, …


Vandersloot wins Naismith Award

Courtney Vandersloot, Gonzaga’s record-breaking senior point guard, was named the 2011 Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award winner.


GU women pound Portland; title game next

It had all the elements of a typical Gonzaga women’s basketball rout of an overmatched opponent, and a couple others that were particularly satisfying for head coach Kelly Graves.


Randall sparks Sasquatch victory over Whatcom in tourney

It was a banner day for Brooke Randall and the Community Colleges of Spokane Sasquatch on Saturday at the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges tournament in Kennewick. Randall ripped …


USC rallies past Washington State women in Pac-10

Briana Gilbreath scored 19 points and Cassie Harberts added 17 to lead USC to a 74-67 victory against Washington State on Thursday night at Los Angeles. Jacki Gemelos had 11 …


Gonzaga women’s coach Kelly Graves plans for every scenario

LAS VEGAS – Gonzaga women’s basketball coach Kelly Graves has the best team in the West Coast Conference, but that doesn’t stop the nerves from visiting before every game. It’s …


Lewis and Clark High product Seidensticker give Montana State big boost

Although time is quickly running out for Lyndi Seidensticker, the Montana State senior out of Lewis and Clark High thinks the best is yet to come. “In any sport there …


Washington women win 32nd straight game over WSU

PULLMAN – Washington State’s Jazmine Perkins was adamant that the streak doesn’t matter, and Washington players agreed. But it’s hard to ignore the Huskies’ dominance over their in-state rival – …