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SATURDAY, FEB. 3, 2007

Heytvelt a man among boys

BULLDOGS, 22-9A lot of people thought Josh Heytvelt had a great game against Stanford. I wasn't one of them. I thought he was slow defensively, took a long time to adjust to the Lopez's brothers height and took a long time getting started.But he's having…

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Spokane caught looking ahead

CHIEFS, WHLThe Chiefs were cruising along, up a couple of goals in the third period and ready to look forward to tonight's matchup with the team directly above them in the U.S. Division standings.Then the bottom fell out. And they lost, 4-3, to Calgary in…

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FRIDAY, FEB. 2, 2007

Put another candle on the birthday cake

PREPSThe Yakima Herald Republic has a story today about the 20th anniversary of the 3-point shot in high school basketball.It doesn't seem that long, but it was in the 1987-88 season when the long-range shot was put in the prep game (so it's really not…

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Davey steps down at Santa Clara

WEST COAST CONFERENCE, GONZAGAThere was some big news yesterday in the Bay Area, with the dean of WCC coach, Dick Davey, announcing he will step down at Santa Clara at the end of the season.Davey has been the Santa Clara head coach for 15 years…

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Eastern's loss hits hard

EAGLESAs losses go, this one probably hurts more than usual.According to Dave Trimmer's story in today's S-R, Eastern played tough defense, had a lead just before halftime and still saw it all slip away when Montana State threw in some tough long-range shots.The loss means…

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THURSDAY, FEB. 1, 2007

WSU digs deep and comes out with a sweep

COUGARS, 72-66Two nights in a row I've watched local teams face tough circumstances on the road. Both nights they came through with big wins over ranked teams.Wednesday night it was Gonzaga at Stanford. Thursday night it was WSU at Arizona. The Cougars dug out the…

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Weaver starts fast

COUGARS,40-35 Ever get the feeling coaches challenge kids in the locker room? Like Kyle Weaver, who comes out and scores the Cougs first four points?Or Lute Olson with Mustafa Shakur?If that is the case, both coaches' talks worked.

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Cougs need to slow down UA offense

WILDCATS, 19-15At its essence, WSU success has to do with tempo. All year long the Cougars have forced faster-paced teams to play at their speed.Thus far tonight, that's not happening.No, Arizona isn't running a fast-break clinic, but the Wildcats are playing faster than they did…

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Questions for both teams tonight

COUGARS PREGAMEThe last time WSU faced Arizona, in a game the Cougars won 77-73 in overtime, junior Derrick Low had a game he would rather forget.The usually sharp-shooting guard was 1 for 12 from the field and finished with four points. He did, however, hit…

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Live in the moment with these Cougs

COUGARSSomewhere in the back of your mind there's that little doubt, isn't there? As a Cougar fan, you just can't get rid of it.Is this team really as good as its record? Or are the last nine Pac-10 games going to expose their its weaknesses?…

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Story captures the thrill of victory

BULLDOGS UPDATED: 10:30 A.M.Why do we send reporters on the road with local sports teams? So we can put you, the reader, in the stands and in the locker room after the game.Which is exactly what Steve Bergum did with this story of Gonzaga's victory…

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