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A few rules to live by

HOOPFEST, PART III – ETIQUETTELots has been written and thrown about concerning on-the-court behavior at Hoopfest, so we won't go there. Instead, we want to impart some thoughts on spectator etiquette, thoughts built upon 17 years of walking from Court A to Court B to...

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It's almost like the colleges anymore

HOOPFEST, PART II – PREPSThe Gonzaga University summer basketball team camps are still going on, so the local high school participation in Hoopfest has taken a hit.But there were still a few local stars hanging around.One was former Ferris center DeAngelo Casto, who we caught...

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Running Vols will meet GU in Seattle

SHOCK, BULLDOGS, INDIANSThe Battle in Seattle should be filled with firepower.Though neither Tennessee nor Gonzaga have officially announced it, those two schools are set to meet in the annual game Dec. 29, according to the organizers.The funny part about it is the Tennessee media outlets...

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FRIDAY, JUNE 29, 2007

Pitching is about to become a surplus for M's

MARINERSNo game Thursday, but that doesn't mean there wasn't some news.The biggest concerns the M's pitching, which is about to enter a month-long stretch in which most of the injured arms will be coming back.There's Mark Lowe, out since last year, a year in which...

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What a spot for Stuckey

EAGLESSo Rodney Stuckey is now a Detroit Piston. Could he have had a better team pick him? You tell me.As far as I'm concerned, no. A veteran team. A successful franchise. Winners. It's rare for a talent like Rodney to end up on a playoff-ready...

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Red Sox are swept out of Seattle

MARINERSThe M's finished off a three-game sweep of the Red Sox on Wednesday, pulling Seattle closer to the Angels in the West.But the most interesting thing about the past three games (and the two wins over Cincinnati that preceded them) is how all of them...

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Mariners Nation thinking about the future

MARINERSSometimes you can be so busy planning for the future (ie. Ken Griffey Jr. becoming an M someday) the present is ignored. So let's quickly say today (1:35 p.m; FSN; 700-AM) the M's go for a three-game sweep of the Red Sox, with Ryan Feierabend...

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TUESDAY, JUNE 26, 2007

Reds' superstar followed by Red Sox Nation

MARINERSBeing out of the Internet loop on Monday was rewarding in one way – the golf was fun – but also like 6:38 on a Friday evening without a cold one. It seems a little strange.I missed linking to John Blanchette's Ken Griffey Jr., column,...

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Waiting is the hardest part

COUGARS, BULLDOGSI'm stuck in Sea-Tac having to wait to check my luggage, so I have time to surf and link while I wait. If you've ever done that, raise your left hand.Airport hell is a shared experience, I'm sure.While I wait for the clock to...

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SUNDAY, JUNE 24, 2007

Griffey waves goodbye to fans as M's win

MARINERSIt was a near-perfect game for old-time M's fans.Ken Griffey Jr., had two home runs, including a bullet to right-center that ricocheted off the UW Medicine sign. He made a diving catch in the outfield. And his Reds lost.Both of Griffey's home runs – the...

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From Pullman to Omaha, news for your Sunday morning

MORNING NEWSIt's Sunday morning so we're going to make this quick.It would be even quicker if it weren't for all this Washington State-related news.• First off, retired Seattle Times columnist Blaine Newnham writes about the Katelan Redmon situation with UW, taking athletic director Todd Turner's...

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Shock try to burn Boise again

SHOCK, INDIANS, PREPSit's no secret the last time the Spokane Shock and the Boise Burn got together, tempers flared, fists flew and players were suspended.Could be more of the same tonight (5; KHQ-6; 105.7-FM) in the Arena. Or it could just be another run-of-the-mill af2...

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FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 2007

Red-letter day turns into a bloody mess

MARINERSHave you ever really circled a date on a calendar in red ink? We did. Really. We did it the day the Mariners' 2007 schedule came out.We circled June 22 on our calendar at home. The day Junior was returning to Seattle. Even in the...

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Weaver feels at home in the National League

MARINERSThe verdict is in. Jeff Weaver needs to be in the National League. Preferably, in the National League Central.Look at the facts. The guy has had one incredible successful half a season in his career, when he was throwing for the St. Louis Cardinals, an...

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Beavers' roadblock stops Irvine's magical run

COLLEGE BASEBALLOMAHA – It was a great run. A fun week. An unexpected success.But every silver lining has a cloud, and Wednesday evening the rain on UC Irvine's parade came out of Oregon.The defending national champion Oregon State Beavers ended Irvine's improbable College World Series...

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Inland Northwest is a basketball hotbed

COUGARS, BULLDOGSTwo for the price of one.CBS Sportsline writer Garry Parrish picks both Washington State and Gonzaga in his college basketball preseason top 25.The Cougars are picked seventh and the Zags No. 18. Pretty good for the Inland Northwest.• Former Gonzaga guard Derek Raivio had...

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Six-game losing streak closes doors on M's

MARINERSThe slide continues. And you have to wonder, as it reaches six games, if Mike Hargrove's seat is getting hotter.Probably, but don't expect anything to happen until the Reds leave town after Sunday's game. This weekend is a planned celebration of Junior's return, and no...

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EWU self-reports football violations

EAGLES, COUGARS, HUSKIESEastern Washington has reported itself to the NCAA for possible violations in the football program. And boy does it sound awful. There's the problem with the life skills "coach." Because he's a "coach," EWU may have had too many "coaches" on staff. Add...

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TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 2007

Morrison working on game, diabetes funding

MORRISON WATCHThere seems to be a lot of off-season talk about Adam Morrison and the Charlotte Bobcats. When the season ended, the talk was mostly about a possible trade. That talk, however, has died down.What is coming out of Charlotte right now concerns Morrison's efforts...

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Which side are you on?

NCAAMy column in today's S-R dealt with the NCAA's rules governing live blogging at NCAA events, a tempest that erupted last week when the organization pulled a press pass from a Louisville Courier-Journal writer who was blogging play-by-play at a baseball Super Regional.Of course over...

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MONDAY, JUNE 18, 2007

Big day for UW's Hawes

COLLEGESWe'll be at the College World Series games again today and we'll have something online about the action. The freshman from Warden threw a heck of a game for Oregon State on Saturday (see post), helping the Beavers move into tonight's (4; ESPN2) Pac-10 showdown...

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