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SUNDAY, JAN. 28, 2007

Have a nice Sunday

NEWSGood morning.Just a note to let you know I'll be taking the day off. I'm headed to breakfast with Kim and, when we get back, I might sit down and link to Cougar, Bulldog, Mariners, etc. news, but not in an in-depth manner.But if you…

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SATURDAY, JAN. 27, 2007

Cougars starting to frustrate Ducks

COUGARS, 52-47With less than eight minutes left, the WSU defense is starting to get in the Ducks' heads.Malik Hairston was barking at the officials at the media timeout after Robbie Cowgill forced him out of bounds on the baseline.The final seven minutes will be interesting.We'll…

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Zags take Dons apart

BULLDOGS, 72-56I got to the parking lot at the MAC and remembered something I forgot: The link to the GU game story.Well here it is if you still want it.If you have any comments about the game, you can leave them here or at Steve…

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FRIDAY, JAN. 26, 2007

Huskies pull back from the abyss

HUSKIES, COLLEGE BASKETBALLThe University of Washington may have saved its season last night – and helped Gonzaga's at the same time.The Huskies were about to disappear in the Pac-10 standings until their upset win over No. 7 Oregon in Seattle. Of course the Ducks were…

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Wipe that smile off your face

VANDALSThe News Tribune's Dave Boling had a question. How is Robb Akey doing at UI?He answers it in his column today, but not until he lays the background for the inquiry. It has to do with former head coaches Nick Holt and Dennis Erickson and…

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Eastern finds California a sunny place

EAGLESEastern seems to have found a combination that works: Play on the road.At least it worked again Thursday night against Sacramento State. The Hornets (7-13 overall, 2-5 in Big Sky play) were just what the Eagles needed to raise their record to 11-10 overall and…

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Sorry about that Chief

U.S. FIGURE SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPSA housekeeping note before I move on to today's stories. In a skating blog post yesterday, which as I realize now was Thursday, I wrote the skaters' practice at the Convention Center would be free and open to the public "Thursday." That…

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THURSDAY, JAN. 25, 2007

Beavers hanging around

COUGARS, 52-47The Cougars have been a good second half team this year, especially in the first few minutes of the half.Oregon State has been a poor second half team this year.So why are the Beavers still hanging around?Because WSU can't stop Sasa Cuic, who now…

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Weir looking up at Lysacek after short program

U.S. FIGURE SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPSThe second group was Johnny Weir and five others – at least in the audience's eyes.Oh, Nicholas LaRoche received somewhat enthusiastic applause, but Weir's performance was greeted with enough people standing in rotation that it looked like a UW football game had…

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Some fans have tighter connections

U.S. FIGURE SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPSWhen you're watching the skaters perform, it's easy to think of them as athletes and to forget they're somebody's neighbor, friend, brother.That point was driven home during the junior pairs free skate Thursday.As Kaela Pflumm and Christopher Pottenger prepared to take the…

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New Mexico State pounds Idaho in Las Cruces

VANDALSWinning in Las Cruces, N.M., is tough any year. This season it's been downright impossible. As the Idaho Vandals found out Wednesday night when they were blown out by the Aggies, 84-66.Keoni Watson led the Vandals (3-16, 1-6) with 15 points while Darin Nagle added…

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WSU must concentrate on OSU

COUGARSDon't get caught looking ahead. I'm pretty sure that's the mantra today in Pullman as WSU (16-3 overall, 5-2 in the Pac-10) prepares for tonight's game (7; 920-AM) with Oregon State. The 20th-ranked Cougars have seventh-ranked Oregon (18-1, 6-1) on Saturday, so it would be…

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Hobson's return sparks Chiefs

CHIEFS, WHL, NHLAdam Hobson is back. And so is that winning feeling.The Chiefs won 3-2 Wednesday in Saskatoon, with Hobson scoring the game winning gaol. Hobson had not played since Nov. 11.The win snapped a four-game losing streak for Spokane, which plays at Swift Current…

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 24, 2007

Stop Sean Mallon, stop the Zags

BULLDOGSI'm just throwing this out for discussion.Right now, if you stop Sean Mallon, you stop the Gonzaga Bulldogs.If you spit out your coffee, I'm sorry. But I've got the numbers to back it up.Let's look at the 6-foot-9 senior's West Coast Conference stats by game:Loyola-Marymount…

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An unusual way to gain command

PREPSUsually I lead with the local prep stories, but today I'm breaking that habit to link to this Seattle Times' story on Franklin's win over Roosevelt in boys 4A action.See, it seems Franklin coach Jason Kerr is having some issues with his team, so he…

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Rochestie's basketball travels end in Pullman

COLLEGE BASKETBALLA light day as it relates to college basketball news. The P-I's Dan Raley has a good feature on WSU backup point guard Taylor Rochestie, who started his college career at Tulane, until hurricane Katrina forced him from New Orleans.The News Tribune advances the…

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TUESDAY, JAN. 23, 2007

Novice champions crowned

U.S. FIGURE SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPSGot so wrapped up in the junior dance today at the Convention Center I forgot to link to the stories we had in today's S-R.Jeff Bunch covered the novice ladies and men's championships won by Angela Maxwell and Armin Mahbanoozadeh respectively.Jim Meehan's…

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Prep news for a Tuesday afternoon

PREPSLittle behind the curve here, but I'll link really quickly to the Times' Tuesday prep pieces, including Sideline Smitty's column (with a Spokane mention) and this feature on two Woodinville girls stars trying to live up to their names.The Times also does statewide basketball rankings…

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New goals confront WSU

COUGARSThe goals have changed. That's the theme of Glenn Kasses' story in today's S-R. And it makes sense. Who would have thought, after the past few years, Washington State would be 16-3 and ranked in the top 20 at this point in time?My hand isn't…

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