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WEDNESDAY, JULY 15, 2009

MONDAY, JULY 13, 2009

SUNDAY, JULY 12, 2009


Thompson, U.S. win gold

COUGARS A quick Sunday morning post before we head out to breakfast. The U.S., with Washington State's Klay Thompson starting again and scoring 10 points and grabbing four rebounds, won the gold in the U19 World Championships thanks to a 88-80 win over Greece. Australia,...

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SATURDAY, JULY 11, 2009

Shock win a thriller, 56-52

Sometimes these type of games don't live up to the hype, but this showdown certainly did.No. 1 Spokane outlasted No. 2 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 56-52 Saturday night in front of a packed house of 10,561 at the Arena. You can read my unedited game story below.

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WSU makes some roster changes 

COUGARS Washington State released its 2009 fall roster Saturday, and of the 100-plus names you won't find a couple who have become familiar to WSU fans the past couple years. Read on for the unedited version of our S-R story.

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FRIDAY, JULY 10, 2009

Daye scores 8 in debut; Morrison 24

Austin Daye scored eight points on 3 of 9 shooting in his summer league debut with the Detroit Pistons. Daye played just over 19 minutes in the Pistons' 86-77 win over Sacramento.Adam Morrison poured in 24 points in nearly 33 minutes of playing time to...

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U.S. crushes Canada at U19s 

Canada, which features incoming GU recruits Manny Arop and Kelly Olynyk, was thumped 93-73 by the U.S. at the U19 world championships. Olynyk had 14 points and seven rebounds. Arop is quoted in this recap. Another game article here.

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THURSDAY, JULY 9, 2009

Budget decisions come into focus at WSU 

COUGARS After a month of doing no typing – or very little – we get hit with a story on our first day back. WSU's athletic department put out a short release today concerning budget cuts made to close a revenue shortfall that was close...

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Two Pioneers arrested

Two days before No. 2 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton takes on No. 1 Spokane, two Pioneers players were arrested in the aftermath of a bar fight. More here and here. UPDATE: Just got off the phone with Pioneers coach Rich Ingold. He confirmed that DL Justin Parrish and...

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 8, 2009

Arop, Olynyk help Canadians win 

GU-bound Manny Arop and Kelly Olynyk helped Canada's U19 team knock off Argentina 67-57, a win that moved the Canadians into the quarterfinal round of the world championships. Arop had 18 points and Olynyk chipped in seven boards in the victory.More here.

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Shock still No. 1, despite first loss

I figured Saturday's showdown between Spokane and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton would be a battle of No. 1 and No. 2, but I expected the Pioneers to be No. 1. Turns out Spokane held the top spot in the weekly poll by a comfortable margin, despite losing to...

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TUESDAY, JULY 7, 2009


Shock didn't get a kick out of loss

The Spokane Shock returned to practice Tuesday, trying to put a 54-48 loss to Iowa in the rear-view mirror.However, the coaching staff is seeking clarification on the rules regarding onside kicks. Spokane recovered three onside kicks, but all three were wiped out by penalties. One...

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SUNDAY, JULY 5, 2009

SATURDAY, JULY 4, 2009

Arop, Olynyk advance at U19 world championships 

Incoming Gonzaga recruits Mangisto Arop and Kelly Olynyk helped Canada advance to the second round of the FIBA U19 championships, despite a 1-2 record. Arop scored 17 points and Olynyk added 10 points and 13 rebounds in Canada's 82-75 loss to Spain on Saturday.More here.

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FRIDAY, JULY 3, 2009

Shock spending Fourth in Iowa

Spokane has enjoyed a huge home-field advantage since the franchise's inaugural year in 2006. Rarely have the Shock dealt with loud crowds on the road. That figures to change when they face Iowa on Saturday night in Des Moines.Read on for an unedited game preview...

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