Arrow-right Camera

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Thursday, October 17, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Cloudy 55° Cloudy

Tags


Stories tagged: sports


Idaho tight end Logan Kendall knows his way around the block

Fifty years from now, Logan Kendall may tell his grandchildren about the touchdown he scored against Penn State. But he is under no illusion about his primary role with the …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 17, 2019, 6:19 p.m.

Family matters to new Gonzaga grad assistant, former standout guard Gary Bell Jr.

Gonzaga sells its family atmosphere in recruiting and it apparently applies in coaching searches. For Bell, it worked on two levels. He thoroughly enjoyed his four-year run as a starting …


AJ Hinch blows whistle, calls signal suspicions ‘a joke’

Astros manager AJ Hinch is blowing his own whistle on sign stealing and pitch tipping: He’s had enough of allegations about Houston hitters going out of bounds to decipher what’s …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 17, 2019, 6:04 p.m.

‘I’ll always be there for him’: Seahawks coach Pete Carroll has no hard feelings for former safety Earl Thomas

More than a year later, as Thomas prepares to make his return to Seattle on Sunday in Baltimore Ravens colors, Carroll said he has no hard feelings toward the former …


AJ Hinch: Astros will come off field if fans throw objects

Astros manager AJ Hinch says he will remove his team from the field if fans at Yankee Stadium again throw objects at Houston players.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 17, 2019, 5:21 p.m.

New coach Juwan Howard talks up Michigan at media day

Michigan held its men’s basketball media day Thursday, another first for coach Juwan Howard as he prepares for his initial season at the helm. The former Fab Five star returned …


Luol Deng signs with Bulls, retires

Two-time All-Star forward Luol Deng has signed with the Chicago Bulls and retired as a member of the team that drafted him.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 17, 2019, 3:34 p.m.

Big Sky basketball: Eastern Washington men picked to win conference title, Idaho women second in polls

After reaching back-to-back Big Sky Conference Tournament championship games and returning the bulk of its talent, EWU was picked first in the coaches poll on Thursday.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 17, 2019, 5:03 p.m.

The Washington-Oregon rivalry is a unique experience – and not just between the lines

On Oct. 13, 2018, Trey Adams wasn’t hunting ducks.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 17, 2019, 6:12 p.m.

Sounders torn on MLS’s new playoff format: Some apprehension, yet ‘it’s going to be super dramatic’

A pause and a contorted face are among the frequent reactions to questions regarding Major League Soccer’s new playoff format.


Lakers exercise 4th-year contract option on Kyle Kuzma

The Los Angeles Lakers have exercised their contract option on forward Kyle Kuzma for the 2020-21 season.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 17, 2019, 3:25 p.m.

Giancarlo Stanton still out, Aaron Hicks moved up to 3rd in Yanks’ order

Giancarlo Stanton remained out of the New York Yankees lineup for the third straight game and Aaron Hicks was moved up to third in the batting order for Game 4 …


Kansas favored in Big 12 after record 14 titles in row ends

Kansas has been tabbed as the favorite to win the Big 12 men’s basketball title, the season after the end of the Jayhawks’ NCAA record run of winning the conference …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 17, 2019, 4:21 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie makes watch list for Karl Malone Award

Preseason recognition continues to roll in for Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie. The senior forward is one of 20 players on the watch list for the Karl Malone Power Forward of the …


Bumpy road for Nationals manager leads to ‘beautiful place’

Rough as things were when Washington was 19-31 and people were wondering whether Nationals manager Dave Martinez was in over his head and might get fired, he never wavered. Just …


Women impacting NBA in various roles, 11 assistant coaches

Women are having a greater impact than ever on the NBA – as broadcasters, referees, coaches, executives and owners. Many insist the game is better for it and that if …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 17, 2019, 1:12 p.m.

Wizards sign Bradley Beal to 2-year, $72 million extension

Bradley Beal signed a two-year extension worth nearly $72 million with Washington on Thursday, a major victory for the Wizards and a move that will keep the All-Star guard out …


Liberty to play at Barclays Center starting in 2020

The New York Liberty will have a new home next year – Barclays Center. Team executives told The Associated Press on Thursday the Liberty will play all their home games …


Opening weekend slow for Washington hunters

By all accounts, opening weekend for the general deer hunting season was slow in Northeast Washington.


Idaho’s Bees to Bears project hopes this simple idea can combat climate change

As heavy machinery shunted earth, dug pits and generally disturbed a sunny September day, Michael Lucid explained how all this commotion may combat the worst effects of climate change.


Central Valley football gets back on track by keeping it simple

Bad games. Teams have them from time to time. The measure of a program, of a team, lies in how quickly it can turn the page, put it in the …


Area Sports Menu for Thursday, October 17

Todays menu


On the air

Thursday’s TV, Radio Highlights


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 16, 2019, 9:29 p.m.

Prep notebook: Girls basketball stars commit; football, volleyball rankings released

University High twin sisters Tyler and Jacksen McCliment-Call orally committed to the University of Portland last week, with Gonzaga Prep’s Olivia Mayer committing to Eastern Washington.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 16, 2019, 10:18 p.m.

XFL draft: Former Idaho, Central Valley kicker Austin Rehkow selected by Houston Roughnecks on second day

Former Central Valley and Idaho kicker Austin Rehkow’s professional career will continue.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 16, 2019, 9:25 p.m.

Mead slowpitch softball hopes to make return trip to expanded state tournament

Mead (12-2) hosts Central Valley (12-1) in a slowpitch softball doubleheader on Thursday with a league title and the top 4A seed to the District 8 tournament at stake. Mead …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 16, 2019, 10:35 p.m.

NHL roundup: Brandon Tanev lifts Penguins over Avalanche 3-2

Brandon Tanev scored a short-handed goal in overtime, and the Pittsburgh Penguins handed the Colorado Avalanche their first loss of the season with a 3-2 victory Wednesday night.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 16, 2019, 9:47 p.m.

Mike Leach refutes claim by former QB Connor Halliday that Tracy Claeys, Darcel McBath argued about Washington State defense

Mike Leach has vehemently refuted a claim by his former quarterback, Connor Halliday, that a feud existed between Tracy Claeys and Darcel McBath, and that feud is what caused Washington …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 16, 2019, 9:28 p.m.

Women’s soccer notebook: Forward Morgan Weaver one of Washington State’s all-time best

There was a time – an admittedly young, stubborn time – when Morgan Weaver was reluctant to visit the campus of Washington State.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 16, 2019, 6:15 p.m.

Week 7 prep football preview: 4A battles highlight slate as league races heat up

It’s hard to imagine there are just three weeks left in the football regular season, but here we are. The “finding out who we are” phase of the season is …