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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 15, 2014





Michaelson makes seamless transition

Brian Michaelson arrived at Gonzaga as a walk-on in 2001-02, then rejoined the program in 2008 as an administrative assistant. A few years later he became assistant director of basketball operations. In July, Michaelson was promoted to assistant coach, replacing Ray Giacoletti, who took the…

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Shock ownership changes hands

Back with more on the sale of the Spokane Shock to an ownership group led by Seattle businessman Nader Naini. Here's my updated article. The obvious question on the minds of many Shock followers is whether the team will stay in Spokane. I asked that…

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Rockets maintain level in poll

The Kelowna Rockets, marking their 12th week in the Canadian Hockey League's Top 10 poll, stayed at No. 1 for the third consecutive week. Kelowna (36-5-0-2) proved its merit on Sunday by defeating fifth-ranked Calgary in Calgary. Read story

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WSU announces new football players

On Monday we reported that the Washington State football team was set to welcome six new student-athletes who enrolled for Spring semester. Today, the school formally announced the new roster additions. “This is a very good start to our 2014 signing class,” said coach Mike…

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Shock sold to new owners

The Spokane Shock is under a new ownership group. Arena Football Partners, LLC, with investors from Washington, including Spokane, and California, has purchased the team from Brady Nelson, who brought the popular arena football team to Spokane in 2006, and Nelson's partners. I spoke with…

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Wednesday morning Pac-12 links

From Pullman -- Well, hope you enjoyed having the Cougars in Pullman. It may have been brief, but at least WSU won its only home Pac-12 game out of the first six. With classes starting on Monday the team barely had time to grab its…

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