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Indians defeat Canadians, now 5-0

VANCOUVER, B.C. – Eduard Pinto continued his hot hitting and the Spokane Indians continued winning, moving to 5-0 for the first time in 18 years with a 5-2 victory over the Vancouver Canadians. Pinto went 3 for 3 with two RBIs to bump his average this season to .550. He has nine RBIs in five games.

Newsmakers

Suspended New Washington football coach Chris Petersen suspended quarterback Cyler Miles and receiver Damore’ea Stringfellow indefinitely for violation of team rules. The school said Petersen would have no further comment on the matter and did not specify what caused the violation. Miles is the presumptive starting quarterback for the Huskies heading into next season. Stringfellow was also expected to be a starter going into next season. Retired Colorado will retire former first baseman Todd Helton’s No. 17 before the Rockies play the Reds on Aug. 17.

In brief: Canucks snap skid, sneak past St. Louis

NHL: Mike Santorelli scored the tiebreaking goal in the third and Eddie Lack made 29 saves Friday night as the Vancouver Canucks snapped a five-game losing streak with a 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues. Zac Dalpe also scored for Vancouver, which won for the first time in the new year.

Fears about oil train safety, impacts voiced at hearing

A proposal to ship North Dakota crude oil through Spokane by train drew mostly opponents at a hearing Wednesday night. About 75 people showed up for the state hearing on a proposed oil terminal at the Port of Vancouver that could result in up to four oil trains daily passing through Spokane.

Just Forgette about it

Football games are won on the practice field, the weight room and the film room. And sometimes they’re won on the couch. That’s where Steven Forgette spent much of Eastern Washington’s 2011 season, nursing a broken fibula. “We spent a lot of time together, just sitting around and talking,” recalled center Ashton Miller, out that same year with a ruptured Achilles tendon.

Wreck to recreation: The West Coast Trail

The West Coast Trail on B.C.'s Vancouver Island was built as a route to safety for shipwreck survivors. Now it's a 45-mile hiking destination. Follow Spokesman-Review Outdoors Editor Rich Landers as he navigates this punishing trail during a six-day trek.

Indians rally to down Canadians 8-6

A shaky start wasn’t too much to overcome, thanks to John Kukuruda and Cody Kendall. Kukuruda and Kendall combined for five innings of no-hit baseball on Saturday night and Gonzaga University product Royce Bolinger drove in the go-ahead run in the ninth as the Spokane Indians beat the Vancouver Canadians 8-6 in Northwest League baseball play.