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SATURDAY, OCT. 10, 2015

FRIDAY, OCT. 9, 2015

Texas Rangers’ Sam Dyson, left, and Robinson Chirinos celebrate their victory against the Toronto Blue Jays in Game 1 of the American League Division Series in Toronto on Thursday. (Nathan Denette / Associated Press)

What a night of sports on TV

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Usually, Thursday nights are reserved for the NFL (if the Seahawks are playing) and not much else on the televised sports scene. Imagine my surprise with all the riveting action there was to take in. Talk about a surprise birthday party. Read on.

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THURSDAY, OCT. 8, 2015

For GU players like Kyle Wiltjer, left, and Domantas Sabonis, scrimmages give the Bulldogs a chance to size each other up. (Dan Pelle)

GU bigs stay busy over summer

Gonzaga has three of the best bigs in the country and, for that matter, their homelands as well. Polish native Przemek Karnowski and Lithuania's Domantas Sabonis played for their respective national teams over the summer -- and into the early fall, in Sabonis' case. Meanwhile,…

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Wiltjer named CBS Sports' preseason POY

Kyle Wiltjer delivered big numbers and received numerous post-season honors last season. The 2015-16 season has yet to begin, but the 6-foot-10 senior forward is already drawing national attention. On Tuesday, CBS Sports named Wiltjer its preseason Player of the Year. More here, here and…

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Shock's IFL schedule set

Half of Spokane's 16 regular-season games in the Indoor Football League will be against either Tri-Cities or Billings, the Shock's closest rivals. The three teams form the West Division. The IFL released its 2016 schedule Tuesday and the Shock will save some bucks with four…

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