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UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 25, 2019

Mechanical bull champion signed up on a whim, but the contest was no bull

Washington State University equestrian team coach Laura Moore walked away with a $4,000 and a championship belt buckle at the mechanical bull riding “world championship” held at Spangle’s Harvester Restaurant …

$10,000 on the line as Spangle hosts world mechanical bull riding finals

On Saturday, from about noon to 7 p.m., the Harvester Restaurant in the small town of Spangle, about 20 minutes south of Spokane along U.S. Highway 195, will be transformed …

UPDATED: Thu., July 11, 2019

Shane Proctor set to saddle up at Cheney Rodeo after whirlwind week of competitions

Catch Shane Proctor on any given day, and he probably won’t be there the next.

Brazilian Alves bull-riding champion

LAS VEGAS – Silvano Alves won the world title and the aggregate crown Sunday in the Professional Bull Riders World Finals. Alves, from Pilar Do Sul, Brazil, was the only …

Serena caps season with WTA crown

Tennis: The way the season has gone for Serena Williams, there was only one fitting way for it to end. Williams capped a career year in style Sunday, earning her …

Mauney ends Bushwacker’s buckoff streak at 42

It took nine tries but J.B. Mauney finally made a full 8-second ride of Bushwacker, the record-setting bull that had 42 consecutive buckoffs at Professional Bull Riders events. Mauney rode …

Grand Coulee’s Proctor wins world bull-riding title

LAS VEGAS – The best night for Shane Proctor wasn’t his greatest night, but it was still a championship night. The Grand Coulee, Wash., cowboy was bucked off and stepped …

Bull riding not saddled with blahs

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about attending a highbrow literary play-reading. Today, in the interest of balance, I want to tell you about attending an equally enlightening Spokane …

Wrangler Pro Bull Riding Classic

What: Calloused cowboys meet mean bulls in a two-night rodeo extravaganza. When: Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.