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SATURDAY, JAN. 26, 2013

From Corvallis, with links 

COUGARS FROM CORVALLIS -- It's another Pac-12 gameday, this one featuring four games. Washington State's tilt with Oregon State is among them. We have some links before that game tips at 2 p.m., so read on.

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FRIDAY, JAN. 25, 2013

Portland powers past Chiefs in shutout

The Portland Winterhawks, with the best record in the Western Hockey League's Western Conference, took advantage of seven power-play chances Friday night to score three times and blank the Spokane Chiefs 3-0 at the Arena. Spokane, after defeating Portland on Monday and Wednesday, came up…

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Winterhawks shut out Chiefs

Mac Carruth stopped 36 shots and the Portland Winterhawks scored three power-play goals Friday night to blank the Spokane Chiefs 3-0 in Western Hockey League play at the Arena. Spokane, shut out for the first time this season, finished 0 for 7 on the power…

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Power-play goals put Chiefs in 2-0 hole

Ty Rattie and Nicolas Petan have scored power-play goals Friday night to give the Portland Winterhawks a 2-0 lead over the Spokane Chiefs after one period at the Arena. Portland has been on the power play five times, Spokane none. Petan's goal, his 32nd of…

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Chiefs seek week sweep

The Spokane Chiefs are attempting tonight to become the first Western Hockey League team with three wins over the Portland Winterhawks this season. The Chiefs and Winterhawks will drop the puck in 20 minutes at the Arena. Spokane (30-16-2-0) defeated Portland 5-2 on Monday at…

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Gonzaga's Elias Harris (20) grabs one of his team-leading 10 rebounds from BYU's Josh Sharp (12) during the first half. (Colin Mulvany)

Day after BYU 

Back with my day-after BYU post following Gonzaga's 83-63 win over the Cougars at the MAC last night. These two programs are used to winning, but they can't seem to play a close game against each other. GU has won three straight, by 11, 19…

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Zags defend home court 

A GRIP ON SPORTS Basically all the ESPN guys could talk about last night was the near-perfect play on the offensive end of Gonzaga's Kelly Olynyk and Elias Harris. And the duo deserved praise as they combined for 51 points in GU's dominating 83-63 win…

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THURSDAY, JAN. 24, 2013

GU handles BYU to remain in first

It was a one-two punch offensively with Kelly Olynyk (26 points) and Elias Harris (25). It was a one-two-three-four-five punch on defense as Gonzaga held BYU to 63 points, 15 under its season average, and 35.6-percent shooting. The Bulldogs' Gary Bell Jr. (on BYU's Tyler…

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Tickets for EWU basketball, movies

Take our weekly news quiz and be automatically entered in our drawing for four tickets to the Eastern Washington-Montana State game on Jan. 31. You will also be entered in the drawing for movie tickets and the overall prize of a $50 gift card to…

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Gonzaga's Quentin Hall drives hard through the Washington State defense, Saturday, at the Spokane Arena. photo-Brian plonka/The Spokesman-Review (BRIAN PLONKA/THE SPOKESMAN-REVIEW)

A quiz before the test

Great, a visit from my old adversary back pain and then I wake up and I have to take a quiz? Man, I thought I was past these things. The first one is a true pain. The second one, John Blanchette's Gonzaga trivia quiz, is…

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Day after Oregon 20 

COUGARS FROM EUGENE -- The Cougars are back in Pullman and will be attending classes shortly. We'll be spending the next couple of days down here before WSU plays at Oregon State on Saturday. For now, we have notes and links. Read on.

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 23, 2013

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