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FRIDAY, AUG. 3, 2012

Win or win, Olympics draw big ratings 

A GRIP ON SPORTS When it came time to watch television last night, I already knew Michael Phelps had defeated Ryan Lochte, Gabby Douglas was an all-around champion and the U.S. women had won the gold in rowing. But that didn't stop Kim and me…

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Day 2 awaits Cougars

COUGARS DAY 2, FROM PULLMAN -- We turn our focus today toward Washington State's second practice of the preseason, which is also the second of a 10-day stretch of practices before the team's first day off. We'll be there. But first, links. FORECAST: 81 degrees,…

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THURSDAY, AUG. 2, 2012

New helmets, players at Idaho camp

So I've seen the Vandals' new gold-speckled black helmets up close now, and I can tell you they look good. They'll look even better with a decal on the side (which apparently will be the I-Vandals' logo). That's all for today's fashion report. Let's talk…

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WSU finishes Day 1 of practice

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- It was a very business-like day at Rogers Field, with the Cougars getting back into practice mode after a summer of workouts some described as the hardest of their lives. We have some notes for you after the jump.

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It begins -- fall or not 

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- So, fall camp is upon us. Even if it's still summer, and won't actually be fall until the Cougars take the field for their fourth game of the season. Oh, well. We have links, regardless.

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WSU camp position previews, plus links 

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- We're back on the east side after a quicker-than-usual drive from Seattle yesterday afternoon, gearing up to cover Washington State's first fall camp under coach Mike Leach. He'll meet with the media today at about 1 p.m., but first, we have…

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