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Violence, confusion surround Afghan parliamentary elections

Afghanistan’s first parliamentary elections in eight years suffered from violence and chaos Saturday, with a multitude of attacks killing at least 36 people, key election workers failing to show up and many polling stations staying open hours later than scheduled to handle long lines of voters.

Gonzaga climbs preseason polls, listed among title contenders

The college basketball season is five months away, but Gonzaga isn’t standing still in the polls or the opinion of Las Vegas oddsmakers. Way-too-early polls and national championship odds have been updated after the deadline passed earlier this week for players to declare their NBA Draft intentions.

Polls open in first Iran presidential vote since atomic deal

Iranians began voting Friday in the country’s first presidential election since its nuclear deal with world powers, as incumbent Hassan Rouhani faced a staunch challenge from a hard-line opponent over his outreach to the wider world.

Education, late deciders drove problems with 2016’s polls

Voters in key swing states who settled on a candidate just before Election Day, along with polls that surveyed too few voters without a college degree, were among the culprits behind overconfidence that Hillary Clinton was sure to beat Donald Trump in the race for the White House, a new report suggests.

Zags suffer 1st regular season loss

Gonzaga was denied a place in school history Saturday when the game Brigham Young University upset the Zags in the regular season finale. Jim Meehan/SR reports that Gonzaga's goals remain the same despite the heart-breaking loss in the final game of the West Coast Conference regular season.

First things first: Gonzaga entertains Toreros

Is it a slam-dunk Gonzaga will be ranked No. 1 when the polls are released Monday? Nope. Is it an open 5-footer on the low block that the Zags are on track to move into the top spot? Probably. That seems to be the consensus nationally, though opinions vary wildly.