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THURSDAY, MAY 9, 2013

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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WEDNESDAY, MAY 8, 2013

TUESDAY, MAY 7, 2013

Akey files suit against Idaho 

Former Idaho football coach Robb Akey has filed a lawsuit against the university and the State Board of Education in an attempt to claim a lump-sum media payment withheld from him when he was fired in October. Akey confirmed the lawsuit Tuesday night to The...

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MONDAY, MAY 6, 2013

Jorden receives invite to Colts minicamp

Spokane Shock wide receiver Kamar Jorden said Monday he’s been invited to a tryout at the Indianapolis Colts’ rookie minicamp this weekend. Jorden has 48 receptions for 587 yards and 15 touchdowns – second on the Shock in all three categories behind Adron Tennell. The...

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SUNDAY, MAY 5, 2013


SATURDAY, MAY 4, 2013

Shock drop second straight

Spokane struggled again on offense but had a chance to pull out a road victory against Utah. But the Shock misfired on a fourth-down pass in the closing seconds and the Blaze escaped with a 52-48 upset victory. Game recap below.

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Shock back on road to face Utah

Spokane tries to bounce back from its first loss when it takes on Utah tonight in Salt Lake City, the Shock's fifth road game in seven outings. It's a key game, as the West Division standings show: Spokane 5-1, Arizona 5-1, San Jose 3-2 and...

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FRIDAY, MAY 3, 2013

Days off aren't often off days

A GRIP ON SPORTS It only seemed as if the Mariners were going to play for 162 consecutive days. They actually do have a few off days, though, as far as I can recall – at my age, recall isn't total anymore – they had...

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THURSDAY, MAY 2, 2013


Mike Breske mic'd up

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- Meant to post this yesterday, but here's a video from WSU Athletics with defensive coordinator Mike Breske mic'd up during one of WSU's spring practices.

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 2013



It's May, and these are links 

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- Depending on which time you looked out the window yesterday, it was either snowing or it looked like a perfect spring day on the Palouse. Which, of course, means it's finally May. I think. Keep reading for a few links.

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