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Stories tagged: pirates

Pirates seize 4 aboard Greek-flagged ship off coast of Togo

Pirates seized four crew members from a Greek-flagged ship off the coast of Togo on Monday while authorities in neighboring Benin searched for nine people who were kidnapped from a …

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 30, 2018

New satellites will hunt pirates, and maybe terrorists

If all goes as planned with the scheduled SpaceX launch Sunday, a startup called HawkEye 360 will have a trio of satellites resembling toaster ovens circling the globe, scanning for …

UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 16, 2018

Cute puppies, buccaneer swagger mark Pirates in the Plaza

Pirates gathered Saturday afternoon in downtown Washougal, but they weren’t there to plunder the town. Rather, families and their pets came out to attend Pirates in the Plaza.

Somali official: Somali security forces rescue hijacked boat

Security forces recovered an Indian-registered boat hijacked by Somali pirates nearly a week ago, but nine of the crew are still being held hostage, a Somali official said Monday.

UPDATED: Sat., April 8, 2017

Suspected Somali pirates attack ship off Yemen

A vessel has been attacked and possibly boarded off the coast of war-ravaged Yemen, a piracy watchdog said late Saturday.

Christian Jurlina scores 26, Whitworth topples George Fox again, 91-70

Christina Jurlina hit 26 points, three points shy of his careeer high, as the Whitworth Pirates shut down the George Fox Bruins 91-70 for the second time this season.

Whitworth men dominate at free-throw line to dispatch Pacific Lutheran

The Whitworth Pirates learned a little more about themselves Saturday night.

Whitworth holds off Linfield 87-81 for second NWC win

Whitworth learned just enough from losses to bounce back on Saturday night and beat the Linfield Wildcats 87-81. Saturday’s showing gave the Bucs their second feat in the NWC and …

Kenny Love’s 25 points power Whitworth

Kenny Love scored 25 points and Kyle Roach grabbed 20 points to lead the Whitworth Pirates in a 87-63 victory over the Schreiner Mountaineers to close out the Quality Inn …

Kyle Roach scores 28 points to guide Whitworth rally

Graduating George Valle, a National Association of Basketball Coaches third-team All-American and Northwest Conference Player of the Year, was undoubtedly a big loss for the Whitworth Pirates.

Kyle Roach scores 20 points as Whitworth edges St. Olaf in opener

Sophomore guard Kyle Roach might only have a year under his belt at Whitworth, but he’s already proved his place on the starting roster alongside the Pirates’ four senior captains.

Washington, Idaho and Whitworth football previews

The Pirates face the ultimate trap game by traveling to take on a Pioneers team trying to do anything it can to notch its first win of the season.

Women’s soccer: Amy Edwards out as Gonzaga coach

The contract GU women’s soccer coach Amy Edwards has not been renewed.

Women’s basketball: Whitworth loses to alumni team in exhibition

KC McConnell led four players in double figures with 17 points Friday as Whitworth’s alumni team defeated Whitworth 67-62 in women’s basketball exhibition play.

Men’s basketball: Idaho topples Lewis-Clark State in exhibition

Jordan Scott and Brayon Blake scored 14 points apiece Friday as Idaho completed its men’s basketball exhibition schedule with an 80-66 win over Lewis-Clark State in Moscow, Idaho. Blake also …

26 fishermen freed after being held by Somali pirates since 2012

The crew of a fishing vessel hijacked by Somali pirates in March 2012 was freed after payment of a ransom, officials said.

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Baseball notebook: A’s fine Butler, Valencia following clubhouse fight

The Athletics fined Billy Butler and Danny Valencia on Monday after they were involved in a clubhouse fight last week that led to Butler being placed on the seven-day concussion …

Baseball notes: Piniella cheers as Suzuki chases 3,000 hits

Still unsure exactly what to expect from the Japanese newcomer, Lou Piniella kept waiting for the rookie to pull a ball. Too many hits sprayed to left field, he thought- …

Baseball Notes: No discipline for Dodgers in laser flap at Citi Field

The Los Angeles Dodgers aren’t going to face any discipline from Major League Baseball over the laser flap at Citi Field last weekend.

College track and field: Whitworth’s Andrew Bloom wins national title in men’s javelin

Whitworth’s Andrew Bloom won the men’s javelin title as the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships completed their three-day run in Waverly, Iowa.

College baseball: Tyler Frost’s home run in 10th inning gives Gonzaga shot at WCC Championship

Chris Baker’s run-scoring triple in the ninth inning Friday allowed the Washington Huskies to tie for first place in the Pac-12 Conference with a 5-4 victory over Utah in Salt …

Area roundup: Whitworth’s Corey Burt best in West

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Baseball Notes: Vogelsong recovering after wild pitch

Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Ryan Vogelsong remained hospitalized with swelling and multiple facial fractures on Tuesday, a day after the veteran took a 92 mph fastball to the head from Colorado’s …

Baseball notebook: Ventura: says relievers, media pose threats to Bradley’s streak

Robin Ventura holds the longest hitting streak in major college baseball at 58 games. But the Chicago White Sox manager thinks Boston’s Jackie Bradley Jr. faces many more obstacles as …

Whitworth’s softball season ends with regional shutout

For the third straight game and the final time this season, Whitworth’s bats went ice cold at an inopportune time.

College track and field: Mason Villarma runs third-fastest men’s 1,500 in Gonzaga history

Mason Villarma ran the third-fastest men’s 1,500 meters in Gonzaga track and field history Friday during the Oregon Twilight at Hayward Field in Eugene.

College sports: Four area athletes receive weekly honors

Eastern Washington senior Kaytlyn Coleman received her third consecutive athlete of the week honor Tuesday when the Big Sky Conference saluted her performance at the Mt. Sac Relays.

College track and field: Whitworth’s Katie McKay breaks school record in women’s 400 meters

Senior Katie McKay broke her school record in the 400-meter dash and Whitworth’s men and women earned team victories Thursday at the Whitworth Twilight track and field meet.

College baseball: UCLA sweeps Washington State to open Pac-12 Conference play

Griffin Canning scattered six hits over eight innings Saturday to lead UCLA (10-7) to a 5-2 win over Washington State in the first game of a Pac-12 Conference season-opening sweep …