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THURSDAY, DEC. 28, 2006

Eastern falls at home

EAGLESDespite 26 points and seven assists from Rodney Stuckey, Eastern dropped its Big Sky Conference opener at home to a four-win Montana State team.You can read the Associated Press story here.

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Cougars don't wilt under Bruin pressure

UCLA, 48-45No matter what happens down the stretch, this WSU team is for real.Many teams would have folded when UCLA gained the lead and put the pressure on. But this Coug team didn't. This team has staying power.That's not to say there won't be bumps,…

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WSU leads but Bruins are lurking

WSU, 28-24The tempo is good. The defense is nearly impregnable. The turnovers non-existent.So why are the Cougars only up by four? Two reasons. They are playing the No. 1 team in the country, which means that even its worst game will still be pretty darn…

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No turnovers means no problems for Cougs

WSU, 19-12The bad news first: Low has two fouls, both of the ticky-tack variety (that doesn't mean they shouldn't have been called, but just means they were not hard, "worth it" fouls). The good news: The Cougars' offense is running smoothly, with everyone coming open…

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A start that wasn't unexpected

UCLA, 4-3The game started just like we expected, with neither team scoring for more than 2 minutes. The Cougars had good looks, including two open jumpers for Daven Harmeling, who came in shooting better than 52 percent from the floor, but couldn't cash in.In fact,…

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Zito to sign with Giants

NEWSLooks like the M's are out of the Barry Zito sweepstakes. The left-hander has reached a preliminary agreement with the Giants on a seven-year, $126 million contract. Sorry, but $18 million a year is a little out of the M's range.So is Randy Johnson, and…

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Almost ready to get back to normalcy

PREPSThe Christmas break means just that: A break from the regular schedule of games and coverage.But there were a few prep contests in the area last night, and they are covered in this Idaho edition roundup and the one from the Washington edition. And there…

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