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FRIDAY, JAN. 1, 2010

Shock will play AF1 lid-lifter

Spokane will entertain Milwaukee on Friday, April 2, in the inaugural game of the new AF1. Five more games are scheduled on April 3. Three teams in the 15-team AF1 have first-week byes.Spokane has two bye weeks (Week 4 and Week 11). Shock home games…

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WSU looks forward to OSU 

COUGARS Attended practice today to watch the Cougars get ready for Oregon State. Much of the conversation, as you might guess, centered round the end of the first overtime last night. It's part of my story for tomorrow, the unedited version of which is on…

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No time to waste for GU

Gonzaga didn't get much time to celebrate its easy win over Oklahoma on Thursday, or New Year's Eve, for that matter. The Bulldogs are in Chicago for a non-conference battle with Illinois at 10 a.m. Pacific Saturday.Illinois defeated Northwestern in overtime Wednesday. The Wildcats shot…

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Gonzaga's Bol Kong (34) gets out of the way after a dunk by Oklahoma's Tiny Gallon (24) shattered the backboard during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Spokane, Wash., Thursday, Dec. 31, 2009. (Rajah Bose / Associated Press)

Day after Oklahoma 

I stayed awake long enough to welcome in the new year, thanks to a viewing of the GU-OU replay and my kids' Rock Band party in the basement. The Zags were in tune with perhaps their most complete performance since waxing Wisconsin in the Maui…

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WSU's loss to Oregon, the day after 10 

COUGARS What a way to send out 2009. Now we'll try to start 2010 trying to make sense of what occurred on the court last night, not only at the end of the first overtime – though we have some thoughts and rule clarifications on…

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