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Field reports: Michigan paves way for wolf hunting

PREDATORS – Gov. Rick Snyder signed a bill Wednesday that clears the way to schedule Michigan’s first gray wolf hunting season since the resurgent predator, reviled by some as a …


Spring prime time for bicycling Yellowstone Park

The sounds were few but defining: the steady crunching of fine black pumice crushed beneath bike tires, the patter of rain pelting helmet and jacket, labored breaths exhaled in plumes, …


Ernst earns surprise victory at Quail Hollow

Golf: A week like no other at Quail Hollow held one final surprise Sunday when 22-year-old rookie Derek Ernst birdied the 18th hole to force a playoff, and then won …


Mountain bikers try to stay their course on Beacon Hill

Downhill mountain bikers in Spokane have been on a decade-long roller coaster of mostly uphill battles in carving their signature into Beacon Hill. The latest challenges include private development plans …


Downhill biking trail planned at Mount Spokane

Mountain bikers are working with the state to create a downhill cycling route, probably within the downhill skiing concession area, at Mount Spokane State Park. The effort is being spearheaded …


Nadal wins eighth Barcelona Open title

Tennis: Despite the drizzle, Rafael Nadal won the Barcelona Open in Barcelona, Spain, for the eighth time Sunday, defeating Nicolas Almagro 6-4, 6-3 for his fourth title of the year. …


Getting There: Bike Swap brings big bucks for Centennial Trail

The second-annual Spokane Bike Swap held earlier this month at the Spokane County Fair & Expo Center looks like it’s the kind of grass-roots event that’s going to become a …


Local Trail Angel: Mark Pinch

A choice natural area preserve for hikers was preserved with the help of a man who makes his living securing choice areas for development.


Out & About: Region’s anglers cash in on casts

OUTPROFIT – Why should a fisherman work when there are so many opportunities to angle for dollars? Among them: • Mack Days, March 15-May 19 at Flathead Lake, with up …


LeMond: Changes needed

AUSTIN, Texas – Professional cycling won’t clean up its doping problem until drug testing is run by someone other than the sport’s governing body, former Tour de France winner Greg …


Out & About: Spokane Bicycle Club is the wheel deal

OUTPEDAL – Last Sunday’s Outdoors feature on regional bicycling events had a list of cycling groups. Unfortunately, the venerable Spokane Bicycle Club ( spokanebicycleclub.org) was omitted at the top of …


Inland Northwest teeming with bicycling events

The appetite for organized bicycling events continues to grow throughout the Inland Northwest, with a feast of offerings that starts in April and keeps cyclists stuffed with options well into …


2013 Northwest Bicycling Events: Expanded list

The Spokesman-Review’s list of top 2013 bicycling tours and races in Washington, North Idaho, western Montana, northeastern Oregon and southeastern British Columbia.


Heat streak continues, now it’s 26 games

NBA: LeBron James finished with 32 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds, Chris Bosh added 15 points and the Miami Heat won their 26th straight game, topping the Charlotte Bobcats …


Kane keeps Blackhawks’ streak alive

NHL: Chicago extended its NHL-record, season-opening points streak to 22 games Sunday when Patrick Kane scored the tying goal on a power play with 2:02 left in regulation and had …


Pioneering cyclists float into new openings on balloon-tired bikes

WINTHROP, Wash. – Anything this obscenely fat is bound to draw stares, especially in the Methow Valley, where it sometimes seems as though everything from the people (ultra active) to …


Spokane fat bikers spinning their niche

Balloon-tired fat bikes are breaking trail into new Inland Northwest terrain this winter, including nordic skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling routes. Schweitzer Mountain Resort, which has opened its nordic trails on …


Cyclists can confess without fear of retribution

Cyclists will be offered a chance to confess to past doping offenses without fear of retribution in an attempt to uncover the full scale of the Lance Armstrong scandal and …


Pargo signs, scores 16 in Atlanta win

NBA: Al Horford scored a season-high 28 points, Jannero Pargo had 16 and the Atlanta Hawks snapped a two-game slide with a 104-96 victory over the visiting Minnesota Timberwolves on …


Neal leads Penguins’ charge over Rangers

NHL: James Neal scored twice, Evgeni Malkin handed out three assists and the Pittsburgh Penguins chased reigning Vezina Trophy winner Henrik Lundqvist from the net in the second period of …


Only early birds bag these 2013 bike tours

Bicyclists can relax until spring before planning most of their 2013 cycling season. But the following popular spring and summer rides sell out so quickly, you have to be planning …


Armstrong emotional when recalling talk with son

CHICAGO (AP) — Lance Armstrong finally cracked. Not while expressing deep remorse or regrets, though there was plenty of that in Friday night’s second part of Armstrong’s interview with Oprah …


Anti-doping officials want details

For anti-doping officials, Lance Armstrong’s admission of cheating was only a start. Now they want him to give details – lots of them – to clean up the sport of …


Armstrong reportedly considers confessing

AUSTIN, Texas – Lance Armstrong may be considering a change in course, dropping his years of denials and admitting that he used performance-enhancing drugs – though whether such a move …


It’s Tour de Miami: James takes to bike

LeBron James at some point lost count. Actually, he never started keeping track. At some point this season, he occasionally began riding his bicycle to practice instead of driving.


Out & About: Getting out game with muscle power

OUTHUNT – Even in 2012, muscle power remains a workable alternative to horsepower when it’s time to pack big game out of the backcountry. A few Inland Northwest hunters stood …


Armstrong loses titles

GENEVA – Lance Armstrong was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and banned for life by the International Cycling Union on Monday. Cycling world governing body UCI said …


Armstrong’s federal case stays closed

LOS ANGELES – As Lance Armstrong continued to face fallout from doping allegations – this time, being stripped of his seven Tour de France titles – questions still surround a …


Ten picks worth celebrating

Ten years ago, I penned the very first “Gear Junkie” column, covering a small camp stove from MSR. Fast forward a decade and you can guess I have tested my …


Cos. walk a tricky line with endorsements

NEW YORK (AP) — Nike forgave Tiger Woods after he apologized for cheating on his wife. It welcomed back Michael Vick once he served time for illegal dog-fighting. But the …