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THURSDAY, AUG. 8, 2013


WSU releases hoops schedule 

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- Washington State released its 2013-14 men’s basketball schedule on Wednesday with the news that the Cougars will not play a game in KeyArena as they have every year since 2005. A scheduling conflict at the arena will prevent the Cougar Hardwood…

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Eagles in the right frame of mind

The first day of football practice at Eastern Washington had that "just right" feel about it. Even before it started The players were confident but not overly so, the weather was warm but not stifling, and Eagle head coach Beau Baldwin felt his team was…

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Kurz: Ruling was clear to teams

AFL commissioner Jerry Kurz said Tuesday that a late-season flap over National Conference seeding and a questionable tiebreaker was much ado about nothing. Kurz took issue with Shock owner Brady Nelson's contention that he was never informed Arizona had clinched the division title. The commissioner…

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Eagles open practice today

One day after being named the third-ranked team in the land, the Eastern Washington football team opens practice this afternoon. In case you missed it, here is our fall camp preview, along with the results of Tuesday's FCS coaches' poll.

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TUESDAY, AUG. 6, 2013

Day 5: Pads come on at WSU camp

COUGARS FROM LEWISTON -- In some ways, Connor Halliday thought Tuesday was the best practice he's had under coach Mike Leach. And Washington State's running game looked better than it has since ... a while ago. More details after the jump.

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MONDAY, AUG. 5, 2013

Big hits, intensity rule Day 4 of WSU camp

COUGARS FROM LEWISTON -- Yes, there were a handful of big hits and big plays exchanged by Washington State's offense and defense during Monday's practice. But the most noticeable of those hits may have come from the smallest player on the roster. Details follow.

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SUNDAY, AUG. 4, 2013

UI opens camp with whole new feel

In eight months, the Idaho football program has been (almost) completely remade. The coaching staff is all new, save for tight ends coach Al Pupunu. The offensive playbook under Paul Petrino will be much more extensive and adaptable than in previous years. And though the…

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Indians head to All-Star break with win

The Spokane Indians were in jeopardy Sunday of notching a fourth consecutive loss with the Northwest League's All-Star break on the horizon. One of three Indians named to the all-star team took care of that. Infielder Janluis Castro hit a solo home run to right…

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Spokane will face Arizona for third time

Arizona and Spokane will meet for the third time this season, this time with the National Conference championship on the line. The top-seeded Rattlers rallied to defeat San Jose 59-49 Sunday in Phoenix. Arizona (16-3) will entertain Spokane (15-4) on Saturday at US Airways Center.…

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A turning point for Seattle?

A GRIP ON SPORTS It was as big a day in Seattle yesterday for a certain segment of the city's sports community as the day Edgar drove home Junior against the Yankees. Hyperbole? OK, maybe a little, but yesterday's announcement of Clint Dempsey's signing was…

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SATURDAY, AUG. 3, 2013

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