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In brief: Gonzaga will play home-and-home series vs. UCLA and Arizona

College basketball: Gonzaga continues to add marquee opponents to its nonconference men’s basketball schedule.

The Zags announced home-and-home agreements with UCLA and Arizona. GU will face the Bruins in Pauley Pavilion on Dec. 13 with the rematch tentatively set for Dec. 12, 2015, at the McCarthey Athletic Center. The Bulldogs will visit Arizona in Tucson on Dec. 6. No date has been set for the return game in Spokane.

“It’s great for our fans, our program and for all college basketball fans, especially ones out West that get to see the three of us playing home-and-home,” coach Mark Few said.

Gonzaga has home games against Memphis and Southern Methodist and is also scheduled to play in the preseason NIT.

Jim Meehan

Chiefs sign 2nd Yamamoto

Junior hockey: Two Yamamotos are better than one for the Spokane Chiefs.

The Chiefs announced Wednesday the signing of Kailer Yamamoto, whose older brother, Keanu, just completed his rookie season with the Western Hockey League team.

Kailer, who will turn 16 years old in September, was selected by Spokane in the fifth round of the 2013 bantam draft. He totaled 17 goals and 23 assists in 34 games this season for the U16 Los Angeles Junior Kings.

Keanu, 17, totaled 11 goals and 14 assists in 57 games with the Chiefs before his season ended with an injury at Victoria during the first round of the playoffs.

Seahawks to visit White House

NFL: The Seattle Seahawks are going to the White House.

Officials announced that the Super Bowl champions will visit President Barack Obama at the White House on Wednesday to honor their first NFL championship in franchise history.

Associated Press

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American families feeling the pinch of COVID-19 pandemic

The COUNTRY Financial Security Index asked about 1,330 adult Americans in different income brackets a variety of questions, including how their finances are impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. (Courtesy COUNTRY Financial)

The year 2020 hasn’t been the most forgiving year for families and their pocketbooks.