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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 17, 2012

Pac-12 pick 'em, week 8 

Better late than never. As usual, pass along your straight-up and against-the-spread picks. Oregon at Arizona State (Thursday), Oregon by 8 Stanford at California, Stanford by 2.5 Colorado at USC, USC by 40.5 Washington at Arizona, Arizona by 7.5 Utah at Oregon State, OSU by...

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Four more WSU players leave team 

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- A quick note before practice to pass along news that, as first reported by, WSU has confirmed the departures of receiver Blair Bomber, defensive backs Matt Simmons and Spencer Waseem, and running back Tyrone Duckett. The report indicated that three...

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Jake Hoffman is North Central High School’s do-everything GSL standout. (Dan Pelle)

Hoffman: Talented and loyal 

I wrote a feature that appeared in our newspaper today about a standout Greater Spokane League football player you may not have heard of: Jake Hoffman of North Central. Hoffman (pictured above) will play football at the NCAA Division I level, Where is to be...

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Baseball at its finest 

A GRIP ON SPORTS Is there anything better than a well-pitched postseason baseball game? OK, a well-pitched postseason baseball game the Yankees lose. That's better. Much better. Read on.

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EWU and Big Sky links

I caught up with the Eastern players and coaches Tuesday at wind-blown Roos Field. Here's my report on how the Eagles are handing being the top team in FCS. ... Here's a press release from this week's opponent, Sacramento State, which is 3-1 in the...

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