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Portland’s Riley Boychuk goes airborne, but Spokane Chiefs goaltender James Reid (35) keeps the puck out of the net in the second period. (Colin Mulvany)

Season ends for Chiefs with OT loss 

Stick around sports long enough and you see something new - and it's not Portland's Riley Boychuk going over Spokane goalie James Reid in the Colin Mulvany photo above.This time it's a seven game playoff series in hockey where the visiting team wins every game.So…

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QBs abound as Eags open spring drills

Eastern Washington opened spring football practice Wednesday afternoon with six players trying to secure the starting quarterback position that has been manned for the past four seasons by Matt Nichols.You can read an unedited story on the first day of practice that will appear in…

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Rowan signs with Shock

At long last, the Spokane Shock have a kicker. Taylor Rowan has signed with the AFL team. Rowan, who kicked collegiately at Western Illinois, spent the last six games of the 2009 season with Arkansas of arenafootball2. He also played in one game for New…

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Game 7 preview

A couple of quick hockey links to pass the time before tonight's Game 7.Our advance and The Oregonian advance. I would tell you the game is going to be televised on SWX at 7 and delayed on FSN until 8, but then you might decide…

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WSU takes a day off 

COUGARS We're going to be stuck inside today working on things, so the sun will probably shine, birds will sing and a Disney movie will break out. Thursday, when WSU hits the practice field again, it will surely rain. Or snow. Seems like it's been…

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QB battle on at Eastern

Eastern Washington University opens spring football practice this afternoon, with six players expected to compete for the starting quarteback position vacated last fall by record-setting senior Matt Nichols.You can read the start-of-practice story that ran in Wednesday morning's S-R here, and you check out what…

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WSU receiving corps thin this spring

COUGARS Washington State took its practice into Martin Stadium this afternoon for the first time this spring. The reason was simple. The last 45 minutes – it turned out to be a little more than 30 – were scheduled for scrimmaging. And most of that…

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More on Daniels

OK, not much more to add to the previous article, but I did track down a quote from Ben Howland on new GU assistant Donny Daniels. Also caught an error in previous version (Daniels played on Cal State Fullerton's first two NCAA Division I teams)…

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Winner take all for Chiefs

The Spokane Chiefs are ready for Game 7, but are they ready to win at home?Game 7's are exciting in any sport but I think hockey Game 7's are the best, much like that Olympic Gold Medal game. In one strange series, Spokane and Portland…

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Few confirms hiring of Daniels

As promised, I'm back with an unedited version of an article on Donny Daniels joining Gonzaga's coaching staff. Daniels replaces Leon Rice on the staff, but he's not expected to have Rice's associate head coach title. That designation probably would go to Tommy Lloyd, a…

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Daniels joining Gonzaga's staff

UCLA assistant coach Donny Daniels will replace Leon Rice on the Gonzaga men's basketball coaching staff, head coach Mark Few said Tuesday afternoon.Daniels has been at UCLA for the last seven years. He was the head coach at Cal State Fullerton, his alma mater, from…

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Tuesday morning from WSU

COUGARS As we prepare for another day of spring football in typical Inland Northwest spring weather, we thought we would take a moment and tool around the Pac-10. Virtually, of course. Read on.

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MONDAY, MARCH 29, 2010

Chiefs force Game 7

The Spokane Chiefs get another chance to win at home, holding on for a 4-3 win at Portland to even their best-of-seven Western Hockey League series at 3-3. The deciding game is Wednesday at the Arena.And, amazingly, if the Chiefs win they don't have to…

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A Few words

I attempted to contact GU coach Mark Few late last week when Leon Rice was landing the Boise State job, but didn’t make connections until Monday afternoon.Nothing earth shattering to report, but there are a couple items of interest below.

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Shock roundup

I went to Shock practice today and put together a notebook, including the naming of a starting quarterback and an injury update, that will run in Tuesday's S-R. Hard to believe game-day is just four days away.Read the unedited version of my article below.

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Shawn Reid is shown during basketball practice at Post Falls High School on Nov. 25. (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)

All-Idaho basketball teams 

The Statesman newspaper in Boise published the All-Idaho boys and girls basketball teams Sunday.Here's a link to the Statesman.Click the tab below to read an unedited story that will appear in our newspaper Tuesday.Pictured above in Post Falls senior Shawn Reid, who was named the…

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Morning news from WSU

COUGARS It rained all afternoon yesterday and all night here in the Inland Northwest, a boon this time of year for wheat farmers and umbrella salespeople. For the rest of us, with our outdoor plans, oh well. We ended up in the home office writing…

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SUNDAY, MARCH 28, 2010

Xavier’s Ta’Shia Phillips shoots over Gonzaga’s Katelan Redmon. (Colin Mulvany)

Gonzaga roundup 

With a few minutes before it's time to head to the airport, I'll pass on as much information as possible from last night's Not-so-Sweet 16 game. Xavier's size eventually wore Gonzaga down, helped by outside shooting the Musketeers didn't have when they met in the…

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Gonzaga’s loss was not for a lack of effort as Courtney Vandersloot dives for a loose ball ahead of Xavier’s Amber Harris.  (Associated Press)

Gonzaga X'd out of NCAA Tournament

Gonzaga's magic basketball season came crashing down, as did Bulldogs point guard Courtney Vandersloot in the Colin Mulvany photo above, as Xavier dominated the second half for a 74-56 win in the Sweet 16 game Saturday night at Arco Arena.The unedited game story is below.…

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Chiefs lose third straight at home

The season is down to one game for the Spokane Chiefs, a Monday game in Portland, where they're headed trailing the best-of-7 Western Hockey league playoff series 3-2 after three straight losses at home. The unedited game story iSteve Bergum filed s below.

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