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Marlins Lose Closer To Elbow Injury

National League Bryan Harvey’s season is over, his career in jeopardy. The Florida Marlins’ $4.5 million closer will be sidelined the rest of the year with a torn ligament in …


Mariners Get Pitching Tim Davis, With Help From Texas’ Bumbling Rangers, Gets Seattle Off To A 4-1 Start

Tim Davis puts his foot down on the Rangers. Photo by Associated Press


Mariners Delight Bosio By Scoring Some Runs

It should come as no surprise to anyone that Chris Bosio is again off to a good start. Bosio holds a career record of 21-9 in April and is already …


Japanese Ace Now A Starter For Dodgers

National League Japanese pitching star Hideo Nomo will make his major-league debut Tuesday night for the Los Angeles Dodgers when he faces the San Francisco Giants. Nomo will become the …


M’S Dump Tigers, Wonder If They’re Real Thing After 11-1 Rout Of Detroit, Undefeated Seattle Sees Signs Of Improvement

Good thing the baseball strike was settled when it was. Another couple of days and the Seattle Mariners wouldn’t have had the Detroit Tigers to kick around to start the …


Study Reveals Predators In The Outfield Catching Fly Balls Hardly An Art Form, But Don’t Tell Major Leaguers

For millions of fans, Willie Mays’ graceful catch of a deep fly ball to the outfield was a work of art, a moment to savor. But scientists now say the …


Ontario Bans Backup Umps

The Ontario Labor Relations Board said replacement umpires can’t work at the SkyDome, but said it wouldn’t enforce the law during the Blue Jays’ first homestand. Ontario law prohibits the …


Former Major-Leaguer Polidor Killed In Venezuela

Former major-league shortstop Gus Polidor was shot and killed Friday when two men attempted to steal his car and take his 1-year-old son. Polidor tried to make a comeback this …


Blood Has Pro Promise Former Post Falls Resident Has Scouts’ Attention At Gu

1. Blood 2. When Darin Blood winds up his career at Gonzaga University, the professional ranks appear within reach. Photo by Shawn Jacobson/The Spokesman-Review


Nomo Loses Professional Debut

Former Japan League pitching star Hideo Nomo made his U.S. debut Thursday night, allowing two runs in 5 1/3 innings in a losing start for Bakersfield of the Class A …


That’s A Record-Low Crowd, If You’re Scoring At Home

The Toronto Blue Jays drew their smallest crowd ever at SkyDome, and San Diego and Pittsburgh each pulled under 7,500 as fans stayed away from the ballparks again Thursday. There …


Griffey, Johnson Find Familiar Form Three-Run Homer, Three-Hit Shutout Give Seattle The Edge In Season-Opening Win Over Detroit

From an opposing hitter’s perspective, the Seattle Mariners started off the 1995 major-league season the same way they finished last year - with an overpowering performance by pitcher Randy Johnson. …


At Least At Home, Uecker Gets Respect

Comedian and TV star Bob Ueckeris celebrating his 25th season as the Brewers radio broadcaster and is featured on the cover of the team’s media guide… . Sandy …


Famous Chicken Still Squawks Good Game

The Famous Chicken returned to roost at Jack Murphy Stadium on opening night. Ostracized by previous Padres ownership, Ted Giannoulas made his first official appearance since 1991 at the stadium …


Bonilla, Green Get The Boot, But Otherwise Umps Quiet

On the first full day of replacement umpires, the first confrontation erupted at the opening of Coors Field in Denver, where Bobby Bonilla and Dallas Green of the New York …


Player’s Widow Guest Of Braves

National League Dave Shotkoski never made it to Atlanta. His widow did. Felicia Shotkoski and 9-month-old daughter Alexis sat in the Braves official box and watched Atlanta rout San Francisco …


Injuries Aside, Cardinals Put Hurt On M’S

Mariners baseball On the last day of spring training, St. Louis Cardinals manager Joe Torre had his fingers crossed that nothing else would go wrong. Mission accomplished. On Monday, the …


Baseball’s Back, Wants Redemption

The redemption of baseball began with … Chuckie Carr. Carr, the Florida Marlins’ center fielder, spread as much goodwill as any autograph-signing mega-star Tuesday night. On the first …


Ryan Leads Coug Win

Shadle Park graduate Rob Ryan had three singles and a double and Washington State pounded out a season-high 17 hits to beat visiting Lewis-Clark State 10-7 at Bailey Field. WSU …


Vanwert Does It Again In Win

Central Valley’s Elizabeth Madsen is safe at first against University, but the Tigers came out ahead 4-3. Photo by Dan McComb/The Spokesman-Review


Mariners Must Cross Bottom Line Plagued By Financial Uncertainty, Seattle Targets A.L. West Championship

Ken Griffey Jr. is already in the swing. Photo by Associated Press


Clemens May Not Pitch Until June Because Of Shoulder Strain

Roger Clemens may not pitch until June, the Boston Red Sox found out Saturday. Clemens has a muscle strain in his shoulder, the Red Sox learned after the three-time Cy …


And Now, Back To The Ballgame Still No Labor Agreement, But A Lot Else Has Changed

Andy Van Slyke, like many others, changed teams. Photo by Associated Press


Nic Rallies, Sweeps Ricks

North Idaho College used an eight-run ninth inning to turn a three-run deficit into an 11-6 win in the opening game of a Region 18 doubleheader Friday and completed the …


Boston Replacements Don’t Get Socked

Jose Canseco had one basic question. “Which ones are they? Can you point them out?”


Pitching Each Other Support Brother-Sister Act Rooted In Competitive Friendship

Tyson and Darcy Sohns enjoy a loving sibling rivalry and successes in pitching for West Valley. Photo by Steve Thompson/The Spokesman-Review


Zags Win, But Don’t Celebrate Realities Of ‘Outside World’ Make Game Secondary

1. WSU’s Randy Kaleikilo prepares for impact, but makes it safe to second after GU’s Matt Brunell misses the force out in the sixth inning Wednesday. Photo by Shawn Jacobson/The …


No Teams Showing Interest, Gossage Retires From Game

Goose Gossage, whose Fu Manchu moustache and 95 mph fastball intimidated hitters in the 1970s, has called it a career, after 22 years. Gossage retired at age 43. He said …


Selkirk Pitcher Strikes Out Side And Then Some In Bizarre Loss To Curlew

Selkirk pitcher Josh Newman was probably scratching his head after last week’s 4-1 loss at Curlew. He pitched a two-hitter last Tuesday and had four strikeouts in the second inning, …


Wilson Faces Fight For Top Spot

Seattle catcher Dan Wilson has plenty to reflect upon heading into the regular season. Photo by Associated Press