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SATURDAY, AUG. 3, 2013




Optimism reigns on the first day 

A GRIP ON SPORTS As Washington State begins its 2013 football season with training camp, I'm sure there is a lot of traffic on the Internet concerning the site for the first 10 days of practice: A middle school in Lewiston. Huskies, Ducks, Beavers and…

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FRIDAY, AUG. 2, 2013


Sigh! Sy's 2-run homer sinks Indians

The Spokane Indians outhit the Northwest League's top-hitting team, the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes (.264) by a count of 9-7 on Friday night, but Spokane mistakes and a big two-run homer by S-K's Jeremy Sy led to a 5-2 Indians defeat. Since Spokane's series-opening win on Wednesday,…

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Day 1: WSU adjusting to Lewiston locale

COUGARS FROM LEWISTON -- The first day of 10 in Lewiston is over for the Washington State football team, which is probably wrapping up meetings right about now back at the Lewis-Clark State campus. We're back in our Pullman home office with some notes and…

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Leach speaks about Day 1

COUGARS FROM LEWISTON -- Back in Pullman now, and with our newspaper story filed, we'll pass along some quotes from coach Mike Leach's media session after the Cougars opened camp earlier this afternoon.

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Another youthful mistake for the M's?

A GRIP ON SPORTS When interim (or fill-in or whatever you want to call him) Mariner manager Robby Thompson popped out of the Fenway Park dugout in the ninth inning Thursday night and signaled for a relief pitcher, an argument ensued. Did he make a…

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Report: WSU lands OL commitment

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- Reports rolled in last night that Braden Eggert, a 6-foot-7, 310-pound offensive lineman from Napa, Calif., has committed to play football for the Cougars. Rivals.com and Scout.com each reported the news. Eggert is rated a 3-star recruit by Scout.com, and is…

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THURSDAY, AUG. 1, 2013

Indians take lumps on rainy night

Most Spokane Indians fans left Avista Stadium long before Thursday night's 9-3 loss to the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes was official. Rain started falling in the sixth inning, around the time the Volcanoes turned a 4-1 lead into a 9-1 edge with a five-run sixth that included…

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Shock finish strong, defeat Rush 69-47 

Ruschard Dodd-Masters returned two interceptions for touchdowns in the final two minutes, sparking Spokane past Chicago 69-47 Thursday in the first round of the Arena Football League playoffs. The Shock (15-4) will take on the winner of Sunday's Arizona-San Jose game for the National Conference…

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Mike Leach said he has no intentions of leaving WSU and looks forward to results of inquiry. (Associated Press)

5 storylines as WSU begins camp

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- In anticipation of Washington State's 2013 preseason camp debut tomorrow, we've assembled five storylines for you to chew on -- or just read -- before things get underway tomorrow in Lewiston. ... 1. QUARTERBACK: Might as well start here and get…

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That's why we're miserable 

A GRIP ON SPORTS If you want to know what's going on in the boardrooms on Wall Street, or whether inflation is going to return or if bond prices are headed down, then Forbes Magazine's website is probably a good place to start. But if…

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