Area will host East/West game
Prep football: The 47th annual East/West All-Star Football game will return to the Inland Northwest on July 1.
The game will be played on Eastern Washington University’s Red Turf. Players from Spokane who are scheduled to play: Kellen Clute (Mt. Spokane), Joe Dahl (University), Jordan Tonani (Ferris), Paul Miller (Mead), Grant Livingston (Ferris), Branson Schmidt (Central Valley) and Kevin Stanley (CV).
Jim Sharkey of Ferris is coaching the East team along with former Ferris head coach and current assistant Clarence Hough.
Favre settles in to new life
NFL: Brett Favre says he might become a coach or work as a television analyst in the future, though he has no plans to enter either field anytime soon.
Favre, 41, ended a 20-year playing career after an injury-plagued 2010 season with the Minnesota Vikings. The former Southern Mississippi star has famously wavered on retirement over the last few offseasons. But the three-time NFL Most Valuable Player told WDAM-TV in Hattiesburg, Miss., on Thursday that he was “starting a new career.”
He submitted his retirement paperwork to the NFL in January.
MLS Timbers take flight
Soccer: Alaska Airlines has unveiled a Portland Timbers-themed Boeing 737-700.
A contest was held to determine the design of the paint job on the plane. Two submissions were ultimately used to create the green and yellow jet. The Timbers say it took 18 people working around the clock for 16 days to paint the plane.
The Seattle-based airline, also kit sponsor of the Timbers, says it will extend early boarding privileges to travelers wearing an official Timbers jersey at Portland International Airport throughout the 2011 MLS season.
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