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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

SATURDAY, JAN. 3, 2015

Zags hold off Pilots

Kevin Pangos and Przemek Karnowski carried Gonzaga to the finish line, combining to score 32 of the team's last 35 points in an 87-75 win over Portland on Saturday. My unedited game story is below. Back tomorrow with a day-after post.

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Oklahoma State cornerback Ramon Richards, left, breaks up a first-half pass intended for Washington wide receiver Brayden Lenius. (Associated Press)

Time for the NFL to retake the stage

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It's a bit different Saturday this week than it's been in a while. After all, there is very little college football to keep you company. Just the professional variety. And college basketball, of course. That should be enough. Read on.

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Chiefs' streak vanishes in Victoria

The Spokane Chiefs did just about everything right during a seven-game winning streak that moved them within one point of first place in the Western Hockey League's U.S. Division. Everything was still fine Friday until halfway through their game at Victoria, British Columbia. Read story

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