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Brayton and Olerud get hall call

COLLEGE SPORTSIt's not often when a school has a person elected to any college hall of fame. But it is a true rarity when two people from the same school are elected the same year.Such is the case with Washington State. In only the second…

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Play continues for a couple Chiefs

WHLTwo Chiefs are continuing to play hockey even after Spokane's season has ended.Sean Zimmerman is playing for the Lowell, Mass., the New Jersey Devils' American Hockey League affiliate.Center Ondrej Roman will be at the Under-18 World Championships in Finland, playing for the Czech Republic.••••••••••The Everett…

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Sturdy foundation being built in Cheney

EAGLES, HUSKIESEastern Washington opened spring football Monday with some new coaches – including a new offensive coordinator – and a new attitude.Dave Trimmer took a look at all of that in this story, though the focus is on new OC Todd Sturdy.Aside: Isn't that a…

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Johnson's win just made Sunday that much better

MASTERSI'm a pretty big golf guy. I enjoy playing, though I'm not very good. I enjoy watching, especially the majors. And especially the Masters.There is just something about Augusta National and the spring-time tournament that gets my blood flowing. When the snow is deep, the…

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This and that from Easter afternoon

SUNDAY AFTERNOONIf you hadn't noticed, I took today off to spend Easter with the family – and the Masters.It was nice to see someone new win at Augusta for a change. Did anyone else think Tiger was upset with Steve Williams at 17 after Tiger's…

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Live from the Arena

SHOCK Here in the Arena – Shock Central – we've already been treated to some trash talking that escalated into some pushing, shoving and all-around mayhem.Seems that Steamwheeler star wide receiver Kris Peters and some of the Shock quick guys like Antwone Savage and Rob…

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No. 2 Shock host the af2's offensive power

SHOCKWe will be at the Shock game tonight – if I have a press pass, which I'm not sure of yet – with comment concerning the showdown with No. 3-ranked Quad Cities.Jessica Brown covered tonight's battle (5 p.m.; KHQ-6) with the Steamwheelers in her preview…

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WSU sticks to basics in scrimmage

COUGARSWashington State held its second-to-last spring scrimmage yesterday in Martin Stadium.And what did the coaching staff learn?There will be a lot of work to be done in the fall. As we've covered here before, the Cougars are thin right now. And downright Manute Bol-like in…

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It's not a lock, but for now Locker No. 1

HUSKIES FOOTBALLThere was some big news out of Montlake yesterday, with Tyrone Willingham naming Jake Locker the No. 1 quarterback.Well, sort of. According to this Times' story, this one from the P-I, this News Tribune story and this one from Everett, Willingham said redshirt freshman…

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What, they aren't going to win 162?

MARINERSSome of you just might have held out hope. You were thinking sweep, weren't you? Well, Rich Harden and Miguel Batista took care of those thoughts in a hurry.Comcast did broadcast the game in high-definition for you digital cable subscribers (channel 664) but Batista's performance…

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WSU in search of a left tackle

COLLEGE SPORTS UPDATED: 5:45 P.M.Glenn Kasses is back in town and back at Cougar football practice.He's got this story concerning the Cougars' offensive line, and the one big hole assistant coach George Yarno has to fill.He'll also have more on his blog today.•UPDATE: Missed this…

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Nice way to kick off the season

MARINERS UPDATED: 4:15 P.M.If you had a chance to read my column today, you caught glimpses of what I thought of Felix Hernandez's performance yesterday. As a smart old baseball man I know used to say all the time, "if they don't score, you can't…

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Felix was King today

MARINERSFelix Hernandez was about as it gets today, with a 12-strike out, three-hit shutout of the A's, 4-0, to open the 2007 season.You can read the Times' web story here.The best part of Monday's win? The Mariners can equal last year's win total vs. the…

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The best day of the year

MARINERS, MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLWhat a list of games to watch today – and if Extra Innings was still on Comcast with a free week … my butt would just be glued to the Laz-E-Boy.Still, here's the schedule we ran today:10 a.m.: Devil Rays at Yankees…

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April 1 headline: Mariners win World Series

MARINERSWith the Major League baseball kicking off today with one game, and everybody else starting tomorrow, just about every newspaper in the nation picked April Fools Day as the right one to preview the upcoming season. (Any message in that?)But this post is about Seattle's…

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