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TUESDAY, NOV. 7, 2006

Seattle's MNF experience is a win-win

SEAHAWKSOnly got to watch the first quarter last night, but my question to you is:Are the Seahawks that good or are the Raiders that bad?My vote is b, the Raiders are that bad. But it was exactly what Seattle needed on this Monday night in…

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Showdown looms in three (rainy) days

EAGLES, ZAGS, COLLEGE BASKETBALL UPDATED: 3:15 P.M.Because these two schools are so intertwined this week – a typical sporting event in the Inland Northwest's best sports month (tell us your favorite here) – we're going to cover them on the same posts.Today was The S-R's…

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MONDAY, NOV. 6, 2006

More praise for Bobcat rookie

MORRISON WATCHMike Brown, head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers, is an Adam Morrison fan.Morrison had 13 points in the Bobcats' recent win over Cleveland, and, according to an Associated Press story, had a huge hand in limiting LeBron James to 16 points – though a…

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Gonzaga still has national credibility

BULLDOGS UPDATED: 3:35 P.M.Just a couple of notes today before I head out to the Gonzaga practice to talk with a couple players.The New York Daily News' Dick Weiss has Gonzaga ranked 22nd in the nation, though he tempers it somewhat with his summary of…

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SUNDAY, NOV. 5, 2006

WSU drops out of the polls

COUGARSYes, the Cougars dropped from every poll, except maybe the one put out by my grandmother in her basement in Albion (that's a joke).If you are still interested in the polls without WSU, here's the BCS standings (with Louisville jumping to three), the AP poll,…

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Is nothing sacred any more?

PIRATES, VANDALS, EAGLES, HUSKIES FOOTBALLWhen I first moved to Spokane more than two decades ago, one thing I knew about the town was it's the home of Whitworth College. A high school friend had attended the North Side school, so I took to following the…

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SATURDAY, NOV. 4, 2006

Adam Morrison: Defensive stopper

MORRISON WATCHOK, admit it. You never thought you would ever read the headline above.Well, the Bobcats defeated Cleveland 92-88 Saturday - their first win of the season - in big part because the Cavs' LeBron James was held to 16 points.And who guarded James? Well…

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UA at WSU, Third Quarter

COUGARSNot only are the Cougars losing 27-17 at the end of the third quarter, their receivers are falling to wayside like a '63 Buick.Jason Hill and Michael Bumpus are out with ankle sprains. Charles Dillon is limping like an 80-year-old veteran but still playing.Let's put…

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UA at WSU, First Quarter

COUGARSThe questions about the special teams were answered in the positive during the first quarter, which ended with WSU up 10-7 – but UA on the march.Punter Daryl Blunt punted once, and hit a boomer. His 55-yarder might have been too good, as the WSU…

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UA at WSU, Pregame I

COUGARSThe biggest questions prior to the game revolve around the kicking game.Punter Daryl Blunt looks OK, and seems to be booming the ball in pregame like usual.Kicker Romeen Abdollmohammadi is another story. Abdollmohammadi pulled almost all his warmup kicks and his range was limited to…

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Whitworth tries to break new ground

HUSKIES, VANDALS, EAGLES, PIRATESThis may well be the biggest Saturday in Whitworth football history. If the 10th-ranked Pirates can travel to McMinnville, Ore., and defeat 15th-ranked Linfield, the Northwest Conference title and its ensuing automatic NCAA Division III playoff berth is theirs.But Whitworth hasn't won…

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FRIDAY, NOV. 3, 2006

Golden awards and a need for golden arms

MARINERS, BASEBALLThe Golden Gloves were handed out yesterday and, due to how late they are, were once again overlooked.But before you start complaining about how the same guys win every year – and you're right – remember this: Someone on the M's has won a…

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Have fun watching

TELEVISIONWant to have some fun Sunday night?Go to this link and download "Malibu" Kelly Hayes' spotting board.It's the visual aid the spotter, Hayes, uses to help Al Michaels identify who made what play. Keep it with you while you watch the game and see…

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New turf at Tacoma Dome

PREPS, PART IIThere is a picture and extended cutline in today's News Tribune of a new artificial turf surface being installed at the Tacoma Dome, which will hosts the state football finals early next month.For more on the surface being installed, check here.

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Morrison or Gay? The first matchup is tonight

MORRISON WATCHThe Bobcats travel to Memphis tonight to face the Grizzlies. The game features the two guys Charlotte debated for the No. 3 pick in last spring's NBA draft: Adam Morrison, who the Bobcats selected, of course, and Connecticut's Rudy Gay, (pictured; Associated Press photo)…

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Zimmerman back but others out

CHIEFS, WHLWith Kelowna coming to town tonight, Spokane will be without some players due to injuries. But they will have Sean Zimmerman back off suspension.Jeff Bunch's story today covers the Zimmerman situation and the injuries in advance of tonight's match (7 p.m.; 790-AM).Jeff has more…

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Prep seasons winding down

PREPSThe 10th week of Washington high school football means, in some cases, a last league or non-league game and, in others, a play-in game for a state playoff berth. It's the latter that holds the most fascination tonight, with the 4A game's beginning as Lewis…

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THURSDAY, NOV. 2, 2006

Another day, another short-sighted decision

MARINERSA quick post about the Northwest's most maddening professional sports franchise – and that's saying something – before I have to sign off for a while (some sad stuff to deal with).The powers-that-be in the front office have decided not to make a bid for…

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A good day to end a losing streak

CHIEFSThe losing streak is over.And the Chiefs aren't in last place.Derek Ryan's third-period power-play goal lifted the Chiefs to a 4-3 win over U.S. Division cellar-dweller Portland at the Arena Wednesday night.You can read Dave Trimmer's story here and there's more on Jeff Bunch's Chiefs…

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