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Spokane Shock's Brandon Thompkins manages to haul in a long pass over the arms of the San Jose Sabercats' Quinton Andrews in the first half, Saturday, July 16, 2011, at the Spokane Arena. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Shock acquire WR Brandon Thompkins

Spokane has acquired wide receiver Brandon Thompkins from Utah in exchange for defensive back Josh Ferguson and defensive lineman Julian Miller. Thompkins had 76 receptions, 26 for touchdowns, last season with Spokane. In four games this season with Utah, he had 27 csatches for 345…

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Maybe the VCR was broken 

A GRIP ON SPORTS Baseball is all about tradition. But even baseball has embraced the idea of instant replay to help officiate, albeit slowly and in a quite limited way. After what happened last night, however, maybe it's time for baseball to go back to…

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