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John Blanchette: Howard Lincoln’s departure from Mariners worthy of a parade

Surely it can’t be a coincidence that Howard Lincoln’s leave-taking came on the day the Seattle Mariners found themselves atop the American League West standings, two glorious games over .500.


Blanchette: Chiefs coach Don Nachbaur has left his mark in Spokane

Not quite 40 years ago, when Don Nachbaur was a boy on skates in the game he coaches now, he remembers being whistled to center ice at practice, being tossed …


Blanchette: Cougars mostly got it right

No more need to worry about Washington State football – the squishy defense, the one-dimensional offense, the potshots at the coach.


EWU tosses out Plan A, uses Plan B to stay alive

In these dicey times, everyone’s supposed to have a Plan B. A career alternative. A financial fallback. Some folks find a backup romance to be necessary, too, though that’s the …


Blanchette: Laugh with Seahawks, not at them

And you think the BCS is a cockamamie way to decide a football champion? It has to be a playoff, right? Gotta have a playoff. A playoff is the only …


Bulldogs show resolve, find their groove

Resolutions don’t have to wait until New Year’s, but sometimes the calendar paints a guy into a corner.


Blanchette: Beardsley knows about beating odds

It is coming up on 27 years now since the best of all Boston Marathons, the extraordinary “Duel in the Sun” in which Alberto Salazar willed himself ahead of Dick …


Sniffing around

The hidden price of NCAA sanctions is beginning to emerge at Eastern Washington University. Eastern’s football program was put on three years’ probation and hit with a one-year ban from …