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THURSDAY, JAN. 31, 2013

Bulldogs pummel LMU 88-43 

Back with my game story from Gonzaga's 88-43 victory over LMU tonight. Gary Bell Jr. and Kelly Olynyk each had 15 points and Drew Barham and Sam Dower each had 13 as GU improved to 20-2, 7-0 in the WCC. My unedited game story is…

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Kelowna's home winning streak hits 22

The Victoria Royals have been hot in the Western Hockey League, steadily gaining ground on the nearest two teams ahead of them in the Western Conference standings, Spokane and Tri-City. But the Royals were no match Thursday night for Kelowna, which won its 22nd consecutive…

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Vandals manhandled late by Utah State

After a miserable start, the Vandals went blow-for-blow with Utah State tonight. That is, until midway through the second half when the depleted Aggies pulled away for a 77-67 win at Cowan Spectrum. The bottom line: "I thought we battled for some of the game.…

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Greinacher's career-best 21 boosts Gonzaga 

Gonzaga's women took over first place alone in the West Coast Conference on Thursday night with a 79-57 win over Loyola Marymount at McCarthey Athletic Center. Sophomore Sunny Greinacher led the way for the Bulldogs with a career-high 21 points, including 17 in the second…

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Gonzaga takes over first place alone

Sunny Greinacher scored a career-high 21 points, Jazmine Redmon added 12 and Taelor Karr scored 10, all in the first half, as Gonzaga (17-5, 7-1 West Coast Conference) defeated Loyola Marymount 79-57 at McCarthey Athletic Center Thursday night. Gonzaga took over first place alone because…

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WSU, ASU ready for 8 p.m. tip

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- We're seated on press row at Beasley Coliseum, where Washington State will try to win its second consecutive game in a late start against Arizona State tonight. We have a few things to watch after the jump, so read on.

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Gonzaga leads LMU by 15 at halftime

Senior guards are leading the way for Gonzaga on Thursday night as the Bulldogs hold a 43-28 edge over Loyola Marymount in West Coast Conference play at McCarthey Athletic Center. Starter Taelor Karr has 10 points and reserve Meghan Winters has eight for the Bulldogs,…

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First-place Gonzaga women host LMU

Gonzaga will play its first home game in two weeks when the Bulldogs (16-5, 6-1 West Coast Conference) tip off in 20 minutes against Loyola Marymount (8-12, 2-5) at McCarthey Athletic Center. GU has won four consecutive games and won't play any of the teams…

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Olynyk on Robertson Trophy watch list

Gonzaga junior forward Kelly Olynyk is one of 12 players on the Oscar Robertson Trophy Midseason Watch list, announced Thursday by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association Ex-Zag Adam Morrison and J.J. Redick shared the award in 2006. More here and more below.

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WSU's Brooks arrested for DUI

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- Washington State running back Leon Brooks was arrested early Sunday morning by a Whitman County Sheriff's Deputy on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. The sheriff office’s arrest log shows Brooks was arrested at 3:01 a.m. on Sunday. According...

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Three months after surgery to repair his ACL, G-Prep junior Reed Hopkins pulls against resistance of physical therapist Craig Henneberry. (JESSE TINSLEY PHOTOS)

Those dang ACL injuries

I wrote two stories for our newspaper today about the eve-growing concern with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries. Pictured above is Reed Hopkins of Gonzaga Prep doing rehab. Here's a link to a story about a handful of basketball players who have suffered season-ending injuries…

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It's time for hoops 

A GRIP ON SPORTS Thursday's are always crowded this time of year with college basketball news. Today is no exception (Question: Does that also prove the rule?) so instead of rambling about the weather or whatnot, we'll get right to it. You're welcome. Read on.

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Live chat, and a busy WSU Thursday

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- Washington State returns to the court later tonight. Way later tonight. The Cougars play Arizona State at 8 p.m., which, of course, is the start time that every sports writer dreams about. In our nightmares. Read on.

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 30, 2013

Zags return to road in WCC

Game day is approaching for Gonzaga, which visits Loyola Marymount on Thursday in Los Angeles. Here's my preview of the Bulldogs-Lions, a glance at the game and a couple of notes that will run on our Four Corners college basketball page in Thursday's S-R. More…

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Zags women return home for two games

The Gonzaga women, tied for first place in the West Coast Conference with Saint Mary's, are set to play at home for the first time in two weeks. First up is Loyola Marymount on Thursday night, followed by Pepperdine on Saturday afternoon. Read story

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A Wednesday without hoops 

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- Well, for Washington State, anyway. The Cougars are back on the normal Thursday-Saturday schedule this week, waiting another day to host Arizona State. Until then, we have quotes, video and links to tide you over, so read on.

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TUESDAY, JAN. 29, 2013

Portland becomes first to clinch

The Portland Winterhawks became the first team in the Western Hockey League to clinch a postseason berth by winning Tuesday. The Spokane Chiefs stalled Portland for a while, taking two of three games from the Winterhawks last week. Read story

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