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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 28, 2013

Indians suffer blow to playoff hopes

The Spokane Indians had an opportunity to improve their fading playoff chances on Wednesday, but their 4-2 loss to Everett at Avista Stadium made their mission tougher. The Indians' shot at winning the Northwest League North Division's second-half title is all but gone, as Everett...

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Kichton signs 3-year deal with Winnipeg

Former Spokane Chiefs captain Brenden Kichton signed a three-year deal with the Winnipeg Jets. Kichton was the Western Hockey League's defenseman of the years last season. He was previously drafted by the New York Islanders but didn't sign. Read story

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It's almost here 

A GRIP ON SPORTS College football season is almost upon us, which gives me mixed feelings. Of course, I love the games. Week after week of down-to-the wire action, emotion, great plays, grating missed calls, the fans, the players, pageantry, pathos. College football has everything....

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Eastern and Big Sky links

There are lots of links leading up to Eastern Wasington's opener Saturday at No. 25 Oregon State, including my story on the Eastern players' workmanlike attitude toward the game, an Oregonian sportswriter's reference to this as a "bodybag" game and a piece on the Beavers'...

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Live chat today, plus WSU links

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- If you have any lingering questions about WSU as it prepares to begin the season in Auburn, you can get them out of your system at 1 p.m. today during our weekly live chat. Until then, you'll have to settle for...

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