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Norman Chad: College football begins and ends in Alabama

College football is a thoroughly corrupt, shameful, depraved, ignoble, wicked, appalling, inexcusable, indefensible, unjust, unscrupulous, unprincipled, amoral, loathsome, hypocritical, warped, egregious, appalling, reprehensible and foul exercise in American power, greed and excess.
Sports >  Spokane Chiefs

Spokane Chiefs release Bailey Brkin and Kaden Hanas, both 20-year-olds

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 19, 2019, 6:33 p.m.

With training camp and the 2019-20 season approaching, the Spokane Chiefs have released two 20-year-old players, goaltender Bailey Brkin and forward Kaden Hanas, to give the team some overage flexibility. Both cleared Western Hockey League waivers and are free agents. Brkin appeared in 52 regular-season games during the 2018-19 campaign with a 2.75 goals-against average and started all 15 of the Chiefs’ playoff games with a 2.55 GAA. The Chiefs addressed their goaltending by acquiring Czech goalie Lukas Parik in the import draft.

Sports >  WSU football

How we voted: It’s Alabama over Clemson in our initial Top 25 poll

The Spokesman-Review’s Theo Lawson is one of 62 national media members voting in the Associated Press Top 25 football poll this season. Every week throughout the 2019 season, he’ll break down he voted, offering three thoughts on the latest edition of the poll, an update on the Pac-12’s ranked teams and a look at local Top 25 representative Washington State.
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Sports >  Seattle Seahawks

Seattle Seahawks fall to Minnesota Vikings 25-19

UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 18, 2019, 9:59 p.m.

Rookie tight end Irv Smith Jr. and backup wide receiver Brandon Zylstra each had touchdown receptions for Minnesota and the Vikings displayed depth and versatility in their passing game in a 25-19 exhibition victory over the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday night.
Sports >  International sports

Justin Thomas holds on to win BMW Championship

UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 18, 2019, 9:02 p.m.

Justin Thomas had more stress than he needed Sunday before regaining control with four birdies on the back nine at Medinah to win the BMW Championship and claim the No. 1 seed going into the FedEx Cup finale. Thomas closed with a 4-under 68 for a three-shot victory over Patrick Cantlay, his first tour title in a year.
Sports >  International sports

Monday qualifier Doug Barron beats Couples at En Joie

Doug Barron became the 13th Monday qualifier to win a PGA Tour Champions event, holing two 15-foot birdie putts after a rain delay to beat Fred Couples by two strokes in the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open. Making his second senior start after turning 50 last month, Barron closed with a 6-under 66 at En Joie Golf Club to finish the wire-to-wire victory at 17-under 199.