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TUESDAY, JAN. 23, 2007

Zags now have to defend home court

BULLDOGSI'm headed downtown for figure skating, but I wanted to get the Gonzaga links up before I left.Despite the 9 p.m. start, Steve Bergum was able to get some comments from players and coach Mark Few into his game story.The Oregonian also has a gamer…

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MONDAY, JAN. 22, 2007

Portland hanging around

BULLDOGS, 56-43There it is again. That inability to put an inferior team away.It is rearing its ugly head.Yes, I understand just because a team is not as good doesn't mean it is going to just lay down and let you walk all over them.The Zags'…

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This is one GU should win

BULLDOGS, 16-14There is no reason GU should lose tonight. The Zags are better.The Pilots don't have the quickness to break down Gonzaga with the dribble, they don't have the size to consistently attack inside and they don't seem to have a 3-point threat that can…

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Spokane having an Eastern trip to forget

CHIEFS, WHLWith the figure skaters taking over the Arena ice, the Chiefs are making their Eastern swing.And so far have yet to win. They lost Sunday for the third time on the trip, dropping them into fourth in the WHL's U.S. Division. (You can check…

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Parcells resigns in Dallas

NFLBreaking news out of Dallas where Bill Parcells has resigned as the Cowboys coach.Two thoughts come to mind: Is this T.O. related? And did Jim Mora Jr. take the Seahawk spot too soon?••••••••••Speaking of Mora, all the Puget Sound papers look at his hiring today,…

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SUNDAY, JAN. 21, 2007

Live, from Spokane, it's skating

U.S. FIGURE SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPSSo I got my first taste of live skating, watching the first part of the junior ladies short program at the Arena.And it is much better live than on television, that's for sure.Though I don't understand the judging – I'm sure I'm…

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The first day is a quiet one

U.S. FIGURE SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPSThe Spokane Arena is quiet.In case you're wondering, this event starts slowly. The first few days are dominated by novice and junior events. It's the junior pairs out practicing on the Arena's ice right now.U.S. Figure Skating divides their skaters into five…

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Hawks hire Mora

SEAHAWKSIn breaking news, the Seattle Times is reporting Jim Mora is joining Seattle's staff as assistant head coach and secondary coach.And as head coach in waiting?The News Tribune had a story this morning that the Hawks were trying to bring Mora to town.Jerry Brewer's column…

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It's time to start skating

U.S. FIGURE SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPSI'm headed over to the Arena later today to check out the skating – and hey, thanks for the tips, though Kate, I'm staying away from the costume angle – in part because I'm interested in the seeing the next great star…

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Vandals split weekend of home games

VANDALSWhen it started, it might have been assumed Idaho could have a 1-1 week at home in Western Athletic Conference play. How the Vandals would end up with that record might have been surprising.Thursday night UI defeated Hawaii, a team with an overall winning record,…

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SATURDAY, JAN. 20, 2007

Low comes out on fire

COUGARS, 49-27That's the Derrick Low the Cougars have been looking for.That little end-of-the-half run by UW was a mirage, a postponement of the inevitable. Because, when the Cougars' five starters are on the court, they are the markedly better team.The 15-4 run to start the…

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WSU control tempo, Huskies

COUGARS, 25-12We talked in the pregame about tempo. How the Huskies wanted to go quickly. But, with their two big guys, how they could hurt the Cougars in the half-court game.The Artem Wallaces and Phil Nelsons of the bench don't bring the threat of scoring…

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Saxons put a stranglehold on GSL

PREPSThe Ferris Saxon boys have put away the Greater Spokane League regular season title, in essence if not officially.The Saxons' 72-49 rout of Shadle Park on Friday night gave Ferris a three-game lead (more like four because of the two wins over the Highlanders) with…

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FRIDAY, JAN. 19, 2007

Help me help you

SKATINGI need your help.Over the next week or so, SportsLink will be attending the U.S. Figure Skating Championships.And I've been told I will be the representative of you, the average sports fan. I'm supposed to be your eyes and ears in the Arena and Convention…

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Sonics face hard sell in Olympia

SONICSSeems like the Sonics' arena question hit some nerves. You can read the Associated Press story about their request to the legislature and the Times' coverage, both of which makes me think it will be a hard sell.Most of your comments re-enforce that opinion.A couple…

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Eastern's loss from other vantage points

EAGLESYou have my take about Eastern's play last night and its hopes of success the rest of the year, so now it's time to give you a couple other views.There's John Blanchette's column from today's paper, in which John bemoans Eastern's inability to reach its…

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THURSDAY, JAN. 18, 2007

Lumberjacks start second half fast

LUMBERJACKS, 57-53Coaches will tell you the first few minutes of the second half can be crucial, especially between two evenly matched teams.It may have been Thursday night.NAU came out of halftime, saw Eastern score the first two points, then went on a 7-1 run to…

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