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THURSDAY, JAN. 26, 2012

Game day from the desert 

COUGARS FROM TUCSON -- Or at least we will be in Tucson, eventually. Making the drive from Phoenix in a bit. While I'm behind the wheel, you can pull up to your computer monitor and read the links we've provided for you, plus a conversation...

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 25, 2012

Everett goalie Kent Simpson turns to watch the shot of Chiefs’ Mike Aviani, far right, head into the net. Aviani’s goal gave Spokane a 2-0 lead. (Christopher Anderson)

Chiefs beat Everett

The Spokane Chiefs have made beating the top teams in the Western Hockey League look easy in January. They’ve struggled against the teams stuck in the basement. That changed - at least on Wednesday night - as the Chiefs beat the cellar-dwelling Everett Silvertips 4-2....

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Tuesday prep basketball 

Attached you'll find video of a postgame interview with Shadle Park girls basketball Chad Dezellem following his team's come-from-behind 58-52 win over Gonzaga Prep last night. Here's a link to the story including the other girls games. I apologize for the abrupt end to the...

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EWU football - a busy week awaits

Seats are still available for the Eastern Washington Eagle Football Awards Banquet Sunday at EWU's Pence Union Building. The fun starts at 5 p.m. Here are the details Payton Award winner Bo Levi Mitchell will be there of course. In fact,

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TUESDAY, JAN. 24, 2012

Tuesdays with Ken Bone 

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- It's amazing what a couple of wins can do for the amount of media attention a team receives. For example, there were just two people listening to Ken Bone's Tuesday comments last week. Today? Four, plus a whole bunch of questions...

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An odd sort of morning 

A GRIP ON SPORTS Really don't know how to hook you into this morning's post. Maybe the best way is to be honest. We have a bunch of links today covering the wide breadth of the sporting world. And a lot of them have rather...

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LMU beats Foster-less Broncos

Loyola Marymount did it again, winning its fifth straight WCC road game. The Lions knocked off Santa Clara 74-62 Monday behind Anthony Ireland's 25 points. LMU is 5-0 on the road, 0-2 at home (losses to GU and BYU). The Broncos' Kevin Foster, who leads...

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Salaries and links on a Tuesday 10 

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- Anyone ever seen the South Park episode where Kyle's dad buys a Prius and moves the family to San Francisco? Hilarious. That has absolutely nothing to do with any of our morning links, though. So read on for information on WSU's...

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MONDAY, JAN. 23, 2012

Guy Landry Edi of Gonzaga flies over the defense of Ryan Nicholas of Portland on Dec. 28, 2011. (Christopher Anderson)

Edi adds speed to GU transition game

Back with a notebook from Gonzaga's media day Monday. I focused on Guy Landry Edi, who seems to be getting more comfortable on the court with each passing week. Edi has added a spark to the Bulldogs' transition game, which was evident in two plays...

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Salary details for WSU football assistants 

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- We've obtained a list of base salary figures for the WSU assistant football coaches. A story on this topic will appear in Tuesday's paper, and we'll link that when it's available. But for now, here's a list of the salaries. Read...

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Faisal Aden is Pac-12 Player of the Week 

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- As surprises go, this isn't one. At all. Faisal Aden has been named Pac-12 Player of the Week after averaging 28.5 points per game in wins over Stanford and California. And in the process, Aden and Brock Motum join a pretty...

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EWU and the Big Sky

It was a frustrating ending to regulation play for EWU last Saturday at Reese Court. Eastern had just gone ahead by three points with 16 seconds left against Portland State. But PSU's Lateef McMullan raced down the court hit a three to force overtime, and...

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As the Pac-12 turns, starring Chip Kelly 

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- Was watching the NFC championship game last night when something far more impactful began brewing -- first on Twitter, then just about everywhere else. But literally as I put my fingers to the keys to write this just after midnight, it...

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SUNDAY, JAN. 22, 2012

Spokane Chiefs Dylan Walchuk losses his helmut as Portland's Tyler Wotherspoon pushes back at the Winterkawk goal during the first period Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012, in the Spokane Arena. Wotherspoon was called for roughing and was sent to the penalty box. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

Chiefs blast Winterhawks

The Spokane Chiefs wrapped up a solid weekend of hockey tonight at the Arena. After scoring on their first shift of the game, the Chiefs went on to a 6-1 win over the Portland Winterhawks. That's three wins in a row now for Spokane, which...

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Day after San Diego

I'm on the road with kid duties and I've finally found a cooperative wireless network (signal strength low) so I'll put this day-after San Diego post up as quickly as I can. Wrote it about six hours ago, but haven't been able to post it....

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A road trip and an epiphany 

A GRIP ON SPORTS Slept in a bit today – after all, it is Sunday – after staying up late last night. Well, late for me. But despite the extra hour or so of sleep, we have a lot to cover and we want to...

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SATURDAY, JAN. 21, 2012

Vandals rally to edge Utah State

Idaho coach Don Verlin made an astute point in his postgame session with the media: Utah State doesn't lose back-to-back games under Stew Morrill, at least not usually. So when USU dropped a game Thursday at Seattle U, Verlin knew it would be that much...

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Chiefs take down Winterhawks

In the opening act of three straight home games against the Portland Winterhawks, the Spokane Chiefs proved that desperate hockey goes a long way - especially this time of year. Below you'll find the unedited story I filed for tomorrow's section. There will be more...

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GU pulls inside job on San Diego

Gonzaga rode the 48 combined points of 'bigs' Robert Sacre, Elias Harris and Sam Dower to a 77-60 win over San Diego on Saturday. You can read my game story for Sunday's S-R below. I'll have a day-after post up in the morning.

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