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FRIDAY, FEB. 1, 2013

Kamloops drops Chiefs in standings

The Kamloops Blazers, who have won 20 of their 26 home games this Western Hockey League season, knocked off the Spokane Chiefs 7-4 on Friday night. The Chiefs have been holding steady in fourth place in Western Conference standings for several weeks, but Tri-City passed…

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San Diego coaches Bill Grier, right, and Mike Burns returned to familiar surroundings on Saturday.  (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

Grier, struggling USD awaits Gonzaga

Good evening from San Diego. Hard to believe it's Bill Grier's sixth year as San Diego's head coach after 16 seasons on Gonzaga's bench. Grier's team is battling to stay above .500 overall (11-11) and in the WCC (4-3) heading into tomorrow night's contest with…

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WSU's Loftus arrested for alleged tequila theft 

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- Washington State receiver Drew Loftus was arrested early Friday morning after he allegedly tried to steal two bottles of tequila from the Dissmore's grocery store on North Grand Ave. Loftus, 19, was taken to the Pullman Police Department and issued three…

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Day after Loyola Marymount

Coffee consumed, now able to move forward with my day-after Loyola Marymount post, followed by driving a couple of hours and writing a GU-San Diego preview. Had a nice visit with USD coach Billy Grier on Thursday, just before leaving for the LMU game. Links:…

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What a fun evening

A GRIP ON SPORTS Last night was fun. With the Eastern game starting at 6 and the WSU and Gonzaga games beginning at 8, I spent much of my evening keeping tabs on most of the local college basketball scene. Read on.

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Day after ASU 

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- We're capping a later-than-usual Thursday night by putting together this morning post, brought to you by Tylenol PM. Read on.

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