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WSU routs Gonzaga, 81-59 

WSU scored the game's first eight points and led 25-6 with 7:15 left in the first half. Gonzaga rallied within six at half but the Cougars, behind Klay Thompson's 21 second-half points, pulled away, leading by as many as 29 points before settling for a…

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Chiefs crush Winterhawks 9-3

Chiefs roll to 5-0 lead in first period and whip first-place Portland 9-3. Stars are Brenden Kichton, Steve Kuhn and Mike Aviani. Box score reflects corrections, Vanscourt gets another assist and a goal, giving him a four-point night. Here is the story.

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WSU leads 30-24 at half 

COUGARS Washington State used a near-perfect run of 3-point shooting to open a 19-point first half lead Wednesday, but the Cougars' Achilles heel started to show as the half wore on. Read on.

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Trufant signs with Jets' practice squad

Isaiah Trufant, a former Eastern Washington Eagle and Spokane Shock defensive back, is now a member of the New York Jets practice squad. He signed Wednesday.Trufant was the UFL defensive player of the year for the 2010 champion Las Vegas Locomotives. More here.

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Shock sign OL, lose QB

Spokane has added offensive lineman Vladimir Richard, a former University of Tennessee product who was briefly with the Tampa Bay Bucs, but the Shock are in the market for a backup quarterback.RJ Archer is leaving the Shock after being signed to the Minnesota Vikings practice…

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Rogers’ Deavon Daniels, left, blocks a Nick Bettinson shot. (Colin Mulvany)

Rogers boys trip up Shadle 

If the Rogers/Shadle Park boys basketball opener Tuesday is a harbinger of what Greater Spokane League play will be like - and I think it is - it should be a fun roller coaster this winter.Here's a link to my game story. Rogers' Deavon Daniels…

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Zags, Cougs ready for 145th meeting  

Gonzaga will make the 90-minute drive (weather permitting) south to face Washington State tonight. S-R Cougar beat writer Vince Grippi filed this preview. More previews in the Lewiston Tribune and Seattle Times.Remember, in-game updates at

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