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UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 21, 2019, 4:21 p.m.

Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim strikes, kills pedestrian on highway

Longtime Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim struck and killed a man standing along an interstate late Wednesday night as he tried to avoid hitting the man’s disabled vehicle, police say.


Supreme Court rejects coach’s appeal over prayer, for now

The Supreme Court is rejecting an appeal from a former Seattle-area football coach who lost his job because he refused to stop praying on the field.


Coaching website tries to shift conversation about sex abuse

An entrepreneur is embarking on what could be a meaningful solution in a wide ranging sex abuse crisis in Olympic sports: helping families discover which coaches are certified and best …


Report: Swim coach who allegedly sexually abused Ariana Kukors Smith banned from the sport for life

Sean Hutchison, the swim coach who stands accused of sexual abuse by Federal Way native and Olympic swimmer Ariana Kukors Smith, has been banned from the sport for life by …


‘The Voice’ adds John Legend as coach for Season 16

He mastered “Jesus Christ Superstar,” but is John Legend ready to tackle “John Legend ‘Voice’ Coach?” That’s the question as NBC announced Wednesday that Legend, a newly crowned EGOT winner, …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 13, 2018, 9:17 p.m.

General manager suspected of videotaping semi-pro basketball players found dead in Spokane hotel room

The longtime general manager of the Bellingham Slam semipro basketball team,


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 24, 2018, 6:17 p.m.

Assistant football coach at Ferris High School arrested Friday under suspicion of child rape

An assistant football coach at Ferris High School was arrested early Friday morning under suspicion of child rape.


Praying football coach petitions U.S. Supreme Court

A former Bremerton High School assistant coach who was fired when he


Life without arena football: Coaching job takes former Spokane Shock, Empire coach Adam Shackleford away from home base

When the Spokane Empire ceased operations after the 2017 season, head coach Adam Shackleford thought his 35-year streak of involvement in football was coming to an end. He had held …


New Storm coach Dan Hughes escapes the pressure by losing himself in music

Whenever the pressure to lead the Storm to its first winning season since 2011 becomes too much, first-year coach Dan Hughes will slip on his Bose earpiece and listen to …


Coaches and doctors sometimes differ on concussion protocol

As athletics continues to intensify in high school and youth sports, the importance of concussion protocol and training has heightened despite splintering opinions on both sides. Coaches, and the athletes …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 12, 2018, 4:38 p.m.

Olympic swimmer says she wants to save others from sex abuse

Olympic swimmer Ariana Kukors said in an emotional interview Monday that her former coach “stole so much” from her in the decade she alleges he sexually abused her starting when …


Jerry Van Dyke, comic actor known for television work, dies at 86

Jerry Van Dyke, the comic actor and younger brother of Dick Van Dyke who was featured in several TV series including “Coach” and “My Mother the Car,” died Friday at …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 3:53 p.m.

Tennessee hires Alabama assistant Jeremy Pruitt as coach

Tennessee has hired Alabama defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt as its head coach, capping a tumultuous search that cost an athletic director his job as the Volunteers attempt to recover from …


Freeman football coach steps down

Freeman High football coach Jim Wood announces his retirement after 17 years at the Rockford school.


Italy coach Ventura fired after missing World Cup

Italy coach Gian Piero Ventura has been fired following the Azzurri’s failure to qualify for the World Cup. Ventura leaves in disgrace, widely criticized for his tactical decisions that left …


Steve Christilaw: Heathcote’s life of service remembered

The legendary Michigan State basketball coach, who died Monday at age 90, got his start right here in Spokane and called this home.


Coach’s bling fling, will spend $2.4B on Kate Spade

Coach will spend $2.4 billion for Kate Spade, tying together two premier brands in the luxury goods sector that have fought to snare younger shoppers.


Froma Harrop: Airlines need a class for middle class

There’s an upper class and there’s a budget class, but there’s not much of a middle class anymore.


Christilaw: Coaches’ influence felt far beyond the field

I’m talking about the men and women who dedicate themselves to coaching high school kids in a myriad of sports. They all have my respect and some my profound admiration.


Coach fired for praying sues Washington school district

A Washington state high school assistant football coach who was fired for praying at midfield after games has sued the school district, saying his religious rights were violated.


Ex-wrestling coach gets 10-year sentence for sex abuse

A former youth wrestling coach has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for sexually abusing several boys. KATU-TV reported that Wyatt DeRemer, of Gresham, was sentenced Wednesday.


Judge orders Dennis Hastert to report to prison by June 22

Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert has been ordered to report to prison by June 22 to begin serving a 15-month sentence in his hush-money case.


Eight states ask retailers about ‘unfair’ on-call scheduling

Attorneys general from eight states and the District of Columbia have written letters to several national retailers expressing concern about on-call scheduling, which allows companies to assign shifts to workers …


Coach’s plunge doesn’t mean it’s time to sell

Shares of handbag and accessory specialist Coach (NYSE: COH) fell almost 10 percent recently, after the luxury-goods maker reported underwhelming earnings, with revenue for the fiscal year up 6 percent …


Chiefs GM: Report on new coach incorrect

Spokane Chiefs general manager Tim Speltz denied reports that former Tri-City Americans coach Don Nachbaur is the new coach of the Western Hockey League team.


LC coach cited with DUI in early morning stop

Lake City High football coach Van Troxel was cited for driving under the influence early Saturday after passing a breath test but failing field sobriety tests. Drug tests are pending.


Krzyzewski Stays On

Mike Krzyzewski, who has led Duke to two NCAA basketball championships, has signed a seven-year renewable contract. Tom Butters, director of athletics, said further details of the contract are private.


Seattle Coach Charged

The Juanita High School boys basketball coach has been charged with indecent exposure in an incident involving a player on the team. Jim McDonald was suspended by the Lake Washington …