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FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2011

Teems not playing vs. Rattlers

Good evening from warm (105ish) Phoenix. A couple of updates on Spokane's roster as the Shock finish some of their pregame drills. DB Alex Teems (hip pointer) won't play. Newly signed Marquise Charles will start alongside Terrance Sanders and Ruschard Dodd-Masters. LB Antwan Marsh will...

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Spokane Shock's Alex Teems, left,  knocks the ball from Carlese Franklin of the Tulsa Talons. (Christopher Anderson / The Spokesman-Review)

Underdog Shock like chances

Back with my game preview for Friday's AFL playoff tilt between Spokane and Arizona. Checked in with Rob Keefe, who said he's going to wait as long as possible to determine his 21-player roster. Many of those decisions will depend on the health of DB...

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Rattlers pull away from Shock, 68-46

Spokane had won four highly competitive AFL games against Arizona by a combined 17 points, but the Rattlers finally broke through Saturday night with a convincing 68-46 win in Phoenix. Erik Meyer was sharp in the first half, but he threw an interception early in...

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Zags to Battle Arizona

This has been known for a year or two, but Gonzaga officially will take on Arizona in the Battle in Seattle on Dec. 17th. GU is 0-3 vs. Arizona, including a 69-64 loss in 2008, the most recent clash in Phoenix. Spokane pre-sale tickets will...

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FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2011

Shock, Rattlers renew rivalry

Back with a preview of Spokane's home game vs. Arizona on Saturday. Here's a link to the article that will run in the S-R tomorrow. It'll be interesting to see if Arizona receiver Rod Windsor plays. Windsor, who has signed with the Cleveland Browns, was...

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Taylor on IR; Arizona No. 1

A couple of Shock notes. The team has added LB/WR Chris Hemphill, who was with the Shock in 2009 training camp before joining the Tri-Cities Fever. Defensive lineman Terrance Taylor has been placed on injured reserve with an ankle injury. Injured reserve is a minimum...

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FRIDAY, FEB. 18, 2011

WSU's loss to UA, the morning after 

COUGARS Got settled into our Phoenix-area hotel around 1 a.m. and to sleep about an hour later. Of course, when the sun made an appearance before 7, it triggered some sort of masochistic response and we were awake. Not wide-awake, mind you, but enough where...

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THURSDAY, FEB. 17, 2011

WSU falls 79-70 to UA 

COUGARS We have to drive the nearly two hours to Phoenix before we get to sleep, so we're going to be quick with this post-game post. Though there is some to add tonight following Washington State's tough defeat to 12th-ranked Arizona, so read on.

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Arizona leads WSU 41-33 at half 

COUGARS Just a quick note. The eight-point deficit Washington State faces at halftime could be worse. The Wildcats have missed a handful of point-blank attempts, though every time Williams has – sans once – he's gone to the line, though all were good calls. DeAngelo...

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WSU faces tough task tonight 

COUGARS Of all the tasks awaiting a visiting Pac-10 basketball team, none may be greater than trying to win in McKale on a Thursday night. Unless it's trying to win at Hec Ed on a Sunday. But the former is what faces Washington State today...

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 16, 2011

WSU heads to Arizona 

COUGARS From snow to sun. Though the latter won't last long, as the U.S. Weather Service has issued a special weather statement for the Valley of the soon-to-be-hiding sun. Looks like rain for the weekend. Oh well. A high of 67 still looks pretty good...

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TUESDAY, FEB. 15, 2011

WSU, Casto's ankle and a tweet 10 

COUGARS It's funny. A big part of this job is working hard to get information first. Then you get scooped on a story when you are part of it. Weird. More on that and DeAngelo Casto's status for Thursday, so read on.

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One sign of spring at WSU

COUGARS Despite the snow covering most of Pullman, Division I college baseball opens this weekend. Washington State, coming off back-to-back NCAA tournament appearances for the first time since the Reagan presidency, heads to central California to face Cal State Bakersfield. Use that as background when...

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Arizona beckons WSU this week 12 

COUGARS One day of practice then it's on to Arizona for the Washington State Cougars. The longest road trip of the Pac-10 year starts Thursday night in Tucson. We'll be there. But before we leave tomorrow, a lot to get done, starting with this morning's...

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MONDAY, FEB. 14, 2011

MONDAY, JAN. 24, 2011

WSU bids adieu to weekend 

COUGARS • UPDATED: 11:30 A.M. Monday morning and it's time for a moment of silence. ... You have to be of a certain generation, but losing Jack LaLanne yesterday at age 96 is a blow. Three black-and-white TV images stand out from childhood: Captain Kangaroo's...

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SUNDAY, JAN. 23, 2011

WSU's loss to Arizona, the next morning 

COUGARS • UPDATED: 9:55 A.M. Hope no one out there got up real early expecting our day-after post. When we got back to the apartment after the game, we got enthralled by and involved in the Francesca Schiavone/Svetlana Kuznetsova Australian Open tennis match (and yes,...

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SATURDAY, JAN. 22, 2011

WSU falls to Arizona 65-63 12 

COUGARS We're done with our game story about WSU's tough 65-63 loss to Arizona at Beasley, but we have a couple of items we couldn't get in that I want to share tonight. So, if you want, read on.

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Arizona leads 32-31 at half 

COUGARS Quick halftime post. When Washington State plays offense like it did early, it's tough. The ball was going through Casto inside and Arizona finally had to respect it – after he had eight points in 8 minutes. But he didn't get many touches after...

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WSU about ready to face Wildcats

COUGARS Got here early tonight not because it's a big game, though it is. Got here early tonight because, as I've written before, I love to watch a gym – in this case an arena – fill up for a big game. The pregame work....

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WSU ready to face Zona tonight 

COUGARS We are going to zone in this morning and I'm not promising extra concentration. No, that would be impossible after last night. It was Friday, after all. Anyhow, the zone reference is a basketball one. So read on.

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FRIDAY, JAN. 21, 2011

WSU's Thompson one for the ages 

COUGARS • UPDATED: 8 P.M. One more post for the night. We have our story for tomorrow's paper concerning Klay Thompson's season, future – both near and far term – and his competition for the Pac-10 Player of the Year award. Read on.

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THURSDAY, NOV. 11, 2010

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