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Governor Jay Inslee’s order to shut down nonessential businesses meant the Spokane Valley’s HUB Sports Center was going to take a big economic hit.
Chase Elliott rebounded from last week’s devastating engine failure to lead a Hendrick Motorsports sweep in qualifying for the playoff race at Talladega Superspeedway.
Spain and Italy have both kept perfect records in European Championship qualifying, moving to five wins from five, but it was far from easy. Italy was lackluster in attack against Armenia and Spain had a player sent off as it scraped to a 2-1 win over Romania.
The Los Angeles Lakers extended a qualifying offer to former Gonzaga forward Johnathan Williams, the NBA team announced. The move means Williams becomes a restricted free agent on Sunday. If Williams accepts the offer, he becomes a two-way contract player.
Peter Lansburgh, a 31-year-old pro from Sacramento, pulled away on the back nine for a four-stroke victory with a 72-hole total of 18-under 270 at the Lilac City Invitational on Sunday at the Fairways. Lansburgh captured his first multi-round tournament win since a 2013 Dakotas Tour event.
Spokane’s Alex Prugh is returning to the U.S. Open for the first time since 2007, when he competed as an amateur.
Derek Bayley had a few things to tidy up before he turned pro, ending an impressive run in amateur golf.
William Byron put Hendrick Motorsports in a familiar position: on the pole for the Daytona 500. His bigger goal is to make the starting spot pay dividends for the NASCAR powerhouse. The 21-year-old Byron and 25-year-old teammate Alex Bowman locked in the front row for “The Great American Race” during qualifying laps Sunday at Daytona International Speedway. They comprise the youngest front row in Daytona 500 history.
Carli Lloyd scored three goals and the United States beat Panama 5-0 on Sunday in the group stage of the CONCACAF World Cup qualifying tournament. Christen Press added a goal and two assists for the U.S. team, which led 4-0 at halftime.
Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan scored two goals apiece to lead the United States past Mexico 6-0 on Thursday night in each team’s opening match of the CONCACAF World Cup qualifying tournament. The U.S. team erupted for five goals in the second half to extend its unbeaten streak to 22 matches.
Reggie Hearn scored 12 points, Dwayne Bacon added 10 and the U.S. easily got past Panama 78-48 in a qualifying game Monday night. The Americans have won both of their second-round qualifying games so far, winning them by a combined 87 points.
Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura scored 13 points for Japan, which crushed Chinese Taipei 108-68 Monday to advance to the next round of FIBA World Cup qualifying.
Former Gonzaga Bulldog David Stockton is among 12 players to make the roster for the U.S. team’s upcoming World Cup qualifying games.
David Stockton got the call back from USA Basketball.
Ed Carpenter and Danica Patrick got exactly what they needed in qualifying Sunday. Now comes the hard part: Finding a way to victory lane next weekend.
The U.S. men’s national soccer team is not going to the World Cup next year. Let that sink in for a moment.
Teenage star Christian Pulisic scored with a brilliant touch to complete a field-length attack just eight minutes in, then split the defense with a pass that set up Jozy Altidore for the first of the forward’s two goals and put the United States back on track for next year’s World Cup with a 4-0 rout of Panama on Friday night.
The US is in danger of missing next year’s World Cup and promises an aggressive approach from the opening whistle on Friday against Panama. The Americans are fourth in the North and Central American and Caribbean region with two games left, but the Americans still can earn one of the region’s three automatic berths. They likely will need a win against the Panamanians followed by a victory or a draw Tuesday at Trinidad and Tobago.
Kyle Busch’s run in NASCAR’s playoff opener went from dominant to dud because of mistakes on pit road. Clean up those gaffes, and Busch again just may have the car to the beat.
The United States put its hopes of an eighth straight World Cup berth in peril, giving up a pair of goals to Marco Urena in a 2-0 defeat to Costa Rica that brought the Americans’ resurgence under coach Bruce Arena to a crashing thud. Mistakes by defenders Tim Ream and Geoff Cameron, and goalkeeper Tim Howard led to both goals. The Americans have three games left in qualifying, two on the road.