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Analysis: Trump sows uncertainty and seeks to cast blame in coronavirus crisis

In the three weeks since declaring the novel coronavirus outbreak a national emergency, President Donald Trump has delivered a dizzying array of rhetorical contortions, sowed confusion and repeatedly sought to …


Analysis: As NFL free agency approaches, assessing the Seahawks’ biggest areas of need

The Seahawks enter free agency with an estimated $44 million in cap space and lots of questions to answer.


Spokane Chiefs send players home to await league decision on resuming play

The WHL’s Board of Governors is expected to hold a conference call Tuesday to discuss the next steps as it relates to a potential timeline of resumption of play, ticket …


UPDATED: Tue., March 10, 2020

Analysis: Gonzaga puts pedal to metal in WCC title game after slowing down Jordan Ford

Most of Gonzaga’s trademarks were on full display.


Analysis: Joel Ayayi’s timely contributions push Gonzaga past USF and into WCC title game

Joel Ayayi made a string of giant plays in the final 4-plus minutes Monday, and his team was extremely grateful, because the sophomore guard carried the top-seeded Bulldogs past No. …


UPDATED: Mon., March 9, 2020

Analysis: Gonzaga women must rely on regular-season résumé to earn NCAA Tournament hosting rights after WCC semis loss to Portland

It all seemed so easy, like an extension of warm-ups but with a lot more cheering.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 29, 2020

Analysis: Gonzaga holds off Saint Mary’s on special Senior Night

Filip Petrusev scored 27 points, Corey Kispert had 20 and Admon Gilder and Joel Ayayi hit clutch shots late as the third-ranked Bulldogs held off Saint Mary’s 86-76 in front …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 27, 2020

Analysis: Gonzaga routs San Diego 94-59, claims outright WCC championship

Some of those issues resurfaced in the first half against San Diego, but the third-ranked Bulldogs fought through it with a tidy second half and cruised to a 94-59 victory …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 22, 2020

Analysis: BYU too tough for Gonzaga in 91-78 upset

Killian Tillie recognized exactly what No. 23 BYU did to No. 2 Gonzaga in a 91-78 upset Saturday night. It was roughly the same thing Gonzaga did to the Cougars …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 20, 2020

Analysis: Killian Tillie’s return lifts Gonzaga to 71-54 win over San Francisco

Gonzaga put its worst half of the season in the rear-view mirror quickly with a 24-2 run to open the second half, fueling a 71-54 victory over feisty San Francisco …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 15, 2020

Analysis: Gonzaga’s imperfect victory over Pepperdine looks just fine in win column

It wasn’t pretty, easy or smooth, and that’s why coach Mark Few found No. 2 Gonzaga’s grind-it-out 89-77 victory over Pepperdine so appealing.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 8, 2020

Analysis: Gonzaga scores early and often in 90-60 rout of Saint Mary’s

The Zags eliminated most of the suspense and crowd noise with a 22-2 run that was a candidate for their best stretch of basketball this season. Gonzaga cruised to a …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 7, 2020

Analysis: Alex Ovechkin will be the next – and possibly last – member of the 700-goal club

Alex Ovechkin is two goals shy of joining Wayne Gretzky, Gordie Howe, Jaromir Jagr, Brett Hull, Marcel Dionne, Phil Esposito and Mike Gartner as the only players in NHL history …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 6, 2020

Analysis: Gonzaga shakes off sluggish first half, thumps Loyola Marymount 85-67

The Bulldogs found their stride, energy and transition game in the closing half, pulling away for an 85-67 victory in front of a 6,000 Thursday night at the McCarthey Athletic …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 1, 2020

Analysis: Corey Kispert delivers in crunch time, lifts Gonzaga past USF 83-79

Plenty of time for Corey Kispert, who had been fairly quiet offensively, to deliver two of Gonzaga’s biggest baskets of the season as the Zags outlasted the Dons 83-79 on …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 30, 2020

Analysis: Filip Petrusev carries Gonzaga to victory after Killian Tillie exits with ankle injury

The second-ranked Bulldogs rode a career night from Filip Petrusev to an 87-72 win over Santa Clara, but their already shorthanded seven-man rotation dwindled to six after senior forward Killian …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 26, 2020

Gonzaga rewind: Pacific coach Damon Stoudamire sees Zags as title contenders with room for growth

Stoudamire, who played on national championship contenders at Arizona and assisted at national powers Memphis and Arizona earlier this decade, took a few minutes post-game to assess Gonzaga’s team and …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 25, 2020

Analysis: Filip Petrusev shakes off ankle injury, helps Gonzaga rout Pacific 92-59

Second-ranked Gonzaga put on another offensive clinic and a defense that improved as the game went on – more than enough to thump Pacific 92-59 Saturday in front of a …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 18, 2020

Analysis: Gonzaga loses Filip Petrusev to ankle injury, still rolls past BYU 92-69

Gonzaga has seen way too many of these this season: Another painful victory.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 16, 2020

Analysis: Gonzaga lights up scoreboard, shuts down Santa Clara in 104-54 rout

Gonzaga leads the nation in scoring, so nights like Thursday’s 104-54 blowout over visiting Santa Clara are hardly uncommon. But even by the top-ranked Bulldogs’ lofty standards, they flat-out put …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 11, 2020

Analysis: Gonzaga’s defense and eventually its offense too much for Loyola Marymount

The Bulldogs spent the first 25 minutes or so figuring out LMU’s myriad of defenses. When they solved it, the Zags broke away with a 49-point second half and an …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 9, 2020

Analysis: Top-ranked Gonzaga faces little resistance in 94-50 smackdown of San Diego

Gonzaga didn’t score on its first two possessions. That was about the only resistance the top-ranked Bulldogs encountered the rest of the game.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 7, 2020

After days of dire threats, Trump’s tone shifts in the wake of Iran’s retaliation

At the White House, where the president assembled his relatively skeletal war Cabinet after nightfall, there was a vacuum of information. Officials were tight-lipped and bleary-eyed. The press secretary did …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 4, 2020

Analysis: No. 1 Gonzaga has plenty to work on after outlasting Pepperdine 75-70

And just like every team in college basketball, the Bulldogs have several items to address on their to-do list. Some of those made repeat appearances Saturday as the Zags outlasted …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 2, 2020

Analysis: Gonzaga toughens up in second half, rallies past Portland 85-72

The top-ranked Zags (15-1) rebounded from one of their worse halves of the season – they trailed the Pilots, No. 248 in the NET rankings and picked last in the …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 30, 2019

Analysis: Ryan Woolridge, Filip Petrusev guide Killian Tillie-less Gonzaga past Detroit Mercy 93-72

Killian Tillie’s absence opened the door for freshman Drew Timme to become the eighth Zag to start, but it was lineup mainstays Ryan Woolridge and Filip Petrusev that worked over …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 28, 2019

Analysis: With Jacob Eason leaving for the NFL, let Washington’s 2020 quarterback competition begin

Still, handicapping UW’s impending quarterback competition is a futile exercise until new head coach Jimmy Lake names an offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.


Analysis: Washington State squanders scoring opportunities, Air Force soars to Cheez-It Bowl title

Max Borghi collected the handoff from Anthony Gordon, lifted his head and surveyed the area around him. Washington State’s sophomore, generally a gifted runner in tight spaces, had only a …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 21, 2019

Analysis: Gonzaga avoids trap, roughs up Eastern Washington inside and outside in 112-77 rout

The second-ranked Bulldogs – who appear bound for No. 1 when the AP poll is released Monday – put up 64 first-half points and coasted to a 112-77 victory Saturday …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 18, 2019

Analysis: Business as usual for Gonzaga as Corey Kispert, balanced offense overwhelm North Carolina

It was pretty much business as usual for the Zags, who demonstrated why they’re one of the nation’s top offenses and the only team in the country with six players …