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TUESDAY, DEC. 18, 2012

High-flying Winterhawks in town

The top two teams in the Western Hockey League's U.S. Division, the Portland Winterhawks (28-5-1-0) and the Spokane Chiefs (23-9-1-0), will drop the puck in 20 minutes at the Arena. The teams will meet eight times this season. The only previous meeting this year, Nov.…

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A matter of perspective 

A GRIP ON SPORTS There is little in the way of earth-shattering news in the world of sports today. At least that's the way it looks from my perspective. I guess if you were a New York Jets fan, you would see it differently. Read…

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Slowing into Tuesday

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- It's that time of year when things really, really, really slow down on the Pac-12 basketball front. That's especially true for WSU, which doesn't play again until Friday. Ken Bone meets with reporters today to discuss that game. We also have…

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MONDAY, DEC. 17, 2012

Zags try to balance work, rest

GU media day today and we touched on a couple topics: 1) What is Gonzaga's approach to balancing practice/individual workouts with a short holiday break? And 2) An update on Gonzaga and the breakaway seven Big East schools. Here's a link to my article that…

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Ohio State leads Gonzaga at halftime

Senior guard Tayler Hill has 11 points at halftime while leading Ohio State to a 23-21 edge over Gonzaga at McCarthey Athletic Center. Gonzaga never trailed until Darryce Moore scored off an offensive rebound to snap a 21-all time. Gonzaga is mixing defensive intensity with…

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Gonzaga, Ohio State coming up

The Gonzaga women's basketball team was supposed to play 20th-ranked Ohio State tonight. Yes, Ohio State is still the rival at McCarthey Athletic Center, but the Buckeyes are no longer ranked. Washington State saw to that by upsetting Ohio State 62-55 on Saturday in Pullman,…

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Seahawks making Mondays much more fun 

A GRIP ON SPORTS There is just something different in our lives right now. Maybe it's the weather. Maybe it's the Christmas spirit. Maybe it's the fact the region's professional football team is playing so well the main argument each Monday morning is about whether…

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Monday links from WSU

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- Sure, it's Monday. And nobody likes Mondays. But take some comfort in knowing you don't have to move into a new apartment today. And if you do, well, I can sympathize. Read on.

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SUNDAY, DEC. 16, 2012

GU’s Kelly Olynyk hangs on the rim after dunking in the first half. Olynyk, with four dunks, scored 20 points. (Associated Press)

Day after Kansas State

Up at 6:45 in Seattle, home by 11. Blogging by 11:15. I'll take it. Links from last night's Battle in Seattle, won by Gonzaga 68-52 over Kansas State: My game story, Tacoma News Tribune, Seattle Times, AP, Kansas City Star and Art Thiel at Sportspress…

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A storybook ending that never came 

A GRIP ON SPORTS What a football game. It had almost everything. A seemingly insurmountable lead. A Rockne-like locker room jump-start. An incredible comeback. Everything, it seems, except the storybook hometown victory. Well, real life isn't the movies. Read on.

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SATURDAY, DEC. 15, 2012

Ams' Comrie shuts down Chiefs

Tri-City Americans goaltender Eric Comrie shut down the Spokane Chiefs during teddy bear toss night at the Arena on Saturday. Comrie blanked the Chiefs for nearly 57 minutes to guide the Americans' 2-1 win. Read story

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Zags thump K-State, 68-52 

Gonzaga rebounded from its first loss of the season by throttling Kansas State 68-52 in the 10th annual Battle in Seattle on Saturday. Kelly Olynyk had 20 points -- in just 19 minutes before fouling out -- and Elias Harris had 10 points and seven…

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Americans edge Chiefs 2-1

The Tri-City Americans held off the Spokane Chiefs 2-1 on Saturday night at the Arena. The Chiefs avoided their first shutout of the season -- on teddy bear toss night -- when Reid Gow scored with 3:14 left. Story to come

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Teddy bears remain in seats

Spokane Chiefs fans are eagerly waiting to throw their teddy bears on the ice after their team's first score, but Tri-City goalie Eric Comrie is holding up the fun. The Chiefs have peppered Comrie with 15 shots (to seven for Tri-City) during a first period…

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