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TUESDAY, DEC. 17, 2013

Aviani earns another award

Spokane Chiefs forward Mike Aviani was named Western Hockey League player of the week on Monday. On Tuesday, the Canadian Hockey League bestowed the award on the Spokane 20-year-old player. Aviani had three goals and five assists last week as the Chiefs went 3-0. Aviani…

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WSU bowl rewind: 1994 Alamo Bowl 

The above video, courtesy of sedihawk on YouTube, is not from the 1994 Alamo Bowl. But it illustrates the dominance of the Palouse Posse, Washington State's fearsome defense that ranked No. 2 in the country, as it held Napoleon Kauffman and the No. 18 Huskies…

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Gonzaga's Sunny Greinacher, left, and Elle Tinkle, right, surround Brittany Crain, center, of UC Riverside under the basket and apply a little intimidation in the first half Monday at the McCarthey Athletic Center.   (Jesse Tinsley)

Zag women turn focus to WSU

The end score of 87-43 Monday night wasn’t able to erase the depth of the struggles that the No. 25 Gonzaga women’s basketball team endured in the first half against UC Riverside. The (9-2) Zags went one-for-eight from free-point land and numerous layups that turned…

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And some days there is nothing 

A GRIP ON SPORTS I was talking to someone the other day about this column and they asked me a question. They wanted to know how I came up with my ideas each day. I told them there is no magic formula, I just read…

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Eastern and Big Sky links

Another year, another big award for Eastern Washington football. On Monday night, wide receiver Cooper Kupp took center stage by winning the Jerry Rice Award for top FCS freshman, while quarterback Vernon Adams finished second in the Walter Payton Award balloting. A bigger prize would…

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Tuesday morning Pac-12 links

From Pullman -- Game week has started and that means it's time to take a First Look at WSU's opponent, Colorado State ... We relive the 1992 Copper Bowl in yesterday's bowl rewind ... WSU picked up a verbal commitment from a Herculean recruit ...…

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