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TUESDAY, APRIL 2, 2013

Chiefs still don't know semifinal opponent

The Kelowna Rockets, who lost the first three games of the series, forced a Game 7 in their Western Hockey League opening-round playoff against Seattle by beating the Thunderbirds 4-3 in overtime Tuesday night in Seattle. The second-seeded Rockets and seventh-seeded Thunderbirds will play the…

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Bertaggia boosted Chiefs' offense

Alessio Bertaggia came to the Spokane Chiefs in January in a trade with Brandon. An injury sidelined him for four weeks, but the Chiefs have won 15 of 20 games overall since his return. Unfortunately for Bertaggia fans, the 19-year-old Swiss native has signed a…

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Gonzaga’s Kelly Olynyk tries to score as Southern’s Brandon Moore, right, elevates to defend. (Colin Mulvany)

More honors for Olynyk

Kelly Olynyk joined select company when he was named Associated Press first-team All-American on Monday. Dan Dickau and Adam Morrison are the only other Zags to be AP first-teamers. Olynyk also made the Wooden Award All-American team (10 players) later Monday. He's the fifth Bulldog…

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It's time for a change 

A GRIP ON SPORTS I fully expected to get up this morning and write about the Mariners and their 2-0, opening-day win over Oakland last night. To pound out about a thousand words concerning Felix's dominance of the defending AL West champions. I didn't figure…

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Chiefs will meet Portland or Kamloops

The Western Hockey League Western Conference semifinals are 75 percent set after Portland and Kamloops won Monday night to polish off their opening-round series. The Spokane Chiefs clinched their semifinal berth on Saturday night in Kennewick. The last remaining series to be decided is second-seeded…

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