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Where will LeBron James go?

<a href="" mce_href="" mce_href="">NBA free agency begins July 1. So where do you think LeBron James will end up with?</a><span style="font-size:9px;" mce_style="font-size:9px;" mce_style="font-size:9px;"><a href="" mce_href="" mce_href="">online survey</a></span>

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One of Indians' top hitters promoted

Spokane Indians outfielder Guillermo Pimentel was promoted Wednesday to the Hickory (N.C.) Crawdads, the Texas Rangers’ Low-A team in the South Atlantic League. Pimentel hit .344 in nine games with the Indians, playing center field and right field. He made an impression on Everett on…

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Shock still No. 1, Rattlers drop

There will not be a No. 1 vs. No. 2 showdown on Friday at the Arena. The Spokane Shock remained atop the AFL coaches poll for the second straight week, but Arizona, coming off an impressive road win over then No. 3 Jacksonville, somehow dropped…

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Vilarino adds two more visits

Former Gonzaga guard G.J. Vilarino expects to visit Fresno State later this week and Nebraska in early August, his father, Gerry, said. Vilarino recently visited Illinois, Appalachian State and took an unofficial visit to one other school. Gerry Vilarino said his son has one other…

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TUESDAY, JUNE 29, 2010

Nachbaur will coach Chiefs

The Spokane Chiefs will have a press conference at the Arena this afternoon to introduce veteran Western Hockey League coach Don Nachbaur as their new coach, according sources. Read story here.One source said the Chiefs would give the former Tri-City and Seattle coach an unprecedented…

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Front office busy as Shock roll on 

Spokane has made a number of lineup changes throughout the season, but its level of play hasn't dropped off. In fact, the Shock appear to be playing their best football heading into Friday's showdown with Arizona.Read on for more about the juggling act Spokane has…

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Chiefs draft forward from Czech Republic

The Spokane Chiefs selected Marek Kalus of Czech Republic in the Canadian Hockey League Import Draft. The 6-foot-1, 180-pound forward turns 17 on July 22. The Chiefs had the 49th draft pick. Kalus joins 18-year-old forward Dominik Uher, also from the Czech Republic, as one…

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WAC sticking with 8 teams for now

Western Athletic Conference commissioner Karl Benson announced Tuesday that the WAC will delay any expansion of its membership until July 1, 2012 at the earliest. This means that for the 2011-12 season, the WAC will operate as an eight-team league that consists of Idaho, Fresno…

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Buffs would like to bolt earlier 

Colorado would like to join the WSU Cougars and the rest of the Pac-10 a year earlier than planned. And there is a chance the Big 12 would let them. Now the Buffaloes wait to see how much it will cost. Associated Press writer Arnie…

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Poll: Who will win World Cup?

<a href="" mce_href="" mce_href="">Who will win World Cup?</a><span style="font-size:9px;" mce_style="font-size:9px;" mce_style="font-size:9px;"><a href="" mce_href="" mce_href="">online survey</a></span>

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Catching up with WSU news 

COUGARS Sorry there hasn't been much in the way of Washington State news here recently, but there has been a good reason for that. We explain, plus go into the status of basketball recruiting and a football injury, on the link, so read on.

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On second thought, Marsh honored

The AFL sent out a release earlier today listing player of the week honors. Eighty minutes later, the league said after further discussion there was a revised list of winners, this one including Spokane's Antwan Marsh as co-Ironman of the week. Marsh, who scored three…

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Spokane wins seventh in a row 

Spokane had travel issues Friday and eventually had to bus from Minneapolis to Milwaukee, arriving at 4 a.m. Saturday. It didn't seem to bother the top-ranked Shock on the field as they toppled Milwaukee 62-48 Saturday night to improve to 9-2. The Shock's seventh straight…

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FRIDAY, JUNE 25, 2010

Zags, Illini in Seattle

It's been pretty well known for some time, but the formal announcement came this morning that Gonzaga will face Illinois in the Battle in Seattle on Dec. 4. More here.It'll be the second of a four-game set between the teams. Gonzaga beat Illinois in Chicago…

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Another line change for Shock

Spokane's offensive line has been reworked several times this season and the unit will see another change against Milwaukee on Saturday. Rob McMackin, who hurt his knee in the Bossier/Shreveport game in mid April, has been activated. Harrison Nikolao, who started at center last week,…

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Tim Bush remembered

Here are some further reflections, via the Missoulian, on former University of Montana football player Tim Bush of Kellogg, who was killed in a mining accident. Services are 11 a.m. Friday at Kellogg High School.

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High school All-Star football game in Everett Saturday 

Everett Herald sports writer Mike Cane had this tidbit about the East-West All-Star high school football game coming up on Saturday in Everett:Archbishop Murphy football coach Dave Ward was at Everett Memorial Tuesday. He watched his nephew, quarterback/defensive back Travis Ward of Mt. Spokane High,…

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Shock finally reach No. 1  

After three weeks at No. 2, Spokane has finally moved up to the top spot in the AFL coaches poll released Wednesday.The Shock, winners of six straight, replaced Jacksonville at No. 1. The Sharks dropped to No. 3. Spokane had 10 first-place votes, No. 2…

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Nachbaur to Chiefs premature

Spokane Chiefs general manager Tim Speltz denied reports that former Tri-City Americans coach Don Nachbaur has been hired to coach the Western Hockey League team.According to veteran reporter Gregg Drinnan in Kamloops, citing two sources, Nachbaur is all but signed to replace Hardy Sauter."It could…

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TUESDAY, JUNE 22, 2010

Spokane’s Raul Vijil yanks down one of his four receiving touchdowns over Utah’s Tour’e Carter. (Jesse Tinsley)

Raul on a roll

Back with a Shock notebook, which begins with Raul Vijil's remarkable five-game stretch. Read on for that and other notes in an unedited article that will run in Wednesday's S-R.

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