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UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 29, 2020

TV Take: Gonzaga does all the little things right in Senior Night victory over Saint Mary’s

Every game between now and the end of the season – whenever that is in the NCAA Tournament – matters.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 29, 2020

Larry Stone: Ichiro makes seamless transition from star player to Seattle Mariners coach

For the first time since perhaps infancy, Ichiro has begun a baseball season with no aspirations of being an active ballplayer.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 27, 2020

John Blanchette: Those in the know share some ‘Mo-mentos’ from Adam Morrison’s storied Gonzaga career

Adam Morrison had his Senior Night on Thursday, 13 years delayed.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 27, 2020

TV Take: On Adam Morrison’s night in the spotlight, KHQ crew that knows him best aces the call

After all, Heister was already doing play-by-play while Morrison was wearing No. 3 at GU early in the century. Dickau had recently graduated, carrying an All-American plaque with him. And …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 26, 2020

John Blanchette: Just like his No. 3 jersey, Adam Morrison plans to hang around Gonzaga

Something sort of eerie is going on with the jerseys Gonzaga elects to raise to its rafters.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 26, 2020

Matt Calkins: If Sounders manage to win CONCACAF Champions League, casual Seattle sports fans should take notice

I think we can agree that the average American understands a soccer schedule about as well as a grade-schooler does a calculus theorem.


Doug Ferguson: A noisy West Coast swing not all about the golf

The PGA Tour delivered plenty of drama during the West Coast swing. Most of it was outside the ropes.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 22, 2020

TV Take: BYU makes sure Gonzaga isn’t immune to shocking Saturday full of college basketball upsets

The upsets kept coming Saturday, as the Nos. 1 (Baylor), 2 (Gonzaga) and 4 (San Diego State) teams all fell.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 20, 2020

John Blanchette: Gonzaga learns new lessons while passing familiar test as conference champions

So it turns out the West Coast Conference still can teach the Gonzaga Bulldogs a thing or two.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 20, 2020

TV Take: ESPN throws fans curveball with pair of analysts calling No. 2 Gonzaga’s come-from-behind win over San Francisco

There are a few things you can count on when you sit down to watch a college basketball game on your big screen. There will be three officials. Each team …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 19, 2020

Larry Stone: Marcell Frazier has ‘something to prove.’ He’s seizing that chance in the XFL with the Seattle Dragons.

For Frazier, that journey has been filled with twists and turns, triumphs and setbacks. In many ways, he is the XFL prototype – someone who had a tantalizing sniff of …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 19, 2020

Matt Calkins: Astros’ sign-stealing scandal has rocked the game, but it might also be good for it

The Astros’ cheating scandal was as disgraceful as it was disgusting and will forever taint the careers of those involved.


Doug Ferguson: Approaching 40, Adam Scott only looking forward

Adam Scott has worked his way back to among the elite in golf.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 15, 2020

TV Take: Old clichés ring true as Gonzaga again outlasts Pepperdine’s best effort in 89-77 victory

All game long, ESPN’s Roxy Bernstein and Corey Williams kept harping on something every Gonzaga fan knows as well as the names of their children.


Tim Dahlberg: Cheating Astros just don’t seem to get it

Ah, the Houston Astros. Good at stealing signs. Not so good at pretending they’re sorry about it.


Doug Ferguson: Tiger Woods’ pursuit resumes for No. 83 at Riviera

There is no better place for Tiger Woods to set the PGA Tour record for most career victories than at Riviera.


John Blanchette: Academy again has its blinders on when it comes to diversity and snubbing of sports flicks

It’s hard to be holy about inclusivity when 18 of your 20 acting award nominees are white. Oh, and you female directors? We’ll catch you next year, gals.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 8, 2020

John Blanchette: Razor-thin margin could be the difference in cross-country trek for either Gonzaga or San Diego State come March Madness

The month-before NCAA Tournament bracket reveal has become part of the sports furniture – or perhaps it’s more accurate to say it’s blended into the woodwork.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 8, 2020

TV Take: West Coast Conference’s premier showcase between Gonzaga, Saint Mary’s draws best ESPN duo in the West

As good as the Zags played, and they did, dominating on offense and defense in winning 90-60, the pair of Dave Flemming and Sean Farnham, was just as good.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 7, 2020

John Blanchette: George Raveling lifted Washington State basketball into the spotlight – now the program will return the favor

George Raveling’s name goes up in those same rafters on Sunday at halftime of the Cougars’ game with rival Washington, and as appropriate as Klay Thompson’s day of tribute was …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 7, 2020

Angela Schneider: Leave it to the amateurs, even experienced ones, to take a spill ahead of USA Curling Nationals

Settling into the hack, I said to myself over and over again, “Don’t fall.” Don’t fall. Don’t fall. I fell.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 6, 2020

TV Take: Lack of Gonzaga knowledge a nonissue for CBS Sports crew in Bulldogs’ win over Loyola Marymount

When Gonzaga fans programmed the Zags’ Thursday night game into their DVR, they may have done it with a bit of trepidation.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 4, 2020

John Blanchette: Michael Roos hopes his post-NFL curling obsession turns into an Olympic opportunity

It can be said that professional athletes are not like us civilians. And even when they are, they’re not.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 1, 2020

John Blanchette: With a top-10 ranking on the horizon, Gonzaga women’s basketball is more than ready to step into the national spotlight

Jeff Judkins is one of those rare head coaches in college basketball who wanders out from the locker room to take in even the earliest portion of warmups instead of …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 1, 2020

TV Take: Gonzaga outlasts upset-minded San Francisco in stop-and-go contest

You knew it would happen at some point. A poor shooting day. Foul trouble. A decently loud home crowd.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 30, 2020

TV Take: CBS Sports broadcast of Santa Clara showdown brought up March memories, good and bad, for Gonzaga fans

The music CBS plays headed to a break is the same it uses during March Madness, a name it has copyrighted.


Tim Dahlberg: Lessons learned young propel Patrick Mahomes to greatness

Long before he ever dreamed of playing football for a living, much less playing in the Super Bowl, Patrick Mahomes tagged along with his dad as he bounced around the …


Tim Dahlberg: Player safety a cost of an expanded season

The more players are hit, the more they’re hurt. It’s a simple fact of football that all the talk about concussion protocol, improved helmets and rule changes won’t change.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 29, 2020

Dieter Kurtenbach: The real reason Patrick Mahomes is the Steph Curry of the NFL

At this juncture in the two-week buildup to Super Bowl LIV, we’re running low on original adjectives and superlatives to attach to Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 29, 2020

Larry Stone: For Kobe Bryant and daughter Gianna, impact on women’s basketball cut short in most tragic way

Kobe Bryant’s shocking death Sunday at age 41 resonated with especially profound pain in that realm, where Bryant was a beloved figure. He was an absolutely unabashed supporter of the …