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UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 17, 2020

Gonzaga sophomore Filip Petrusev named WCC player of the week for third time

Gonzaga’s Filip Petrusev on Monday was named the WCC player of the week, his third time winning the honor this season.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 17, 2020

Gonzaga stays at No. 2, BYU debuts at No. 23 in AP poll ahead of Saturday’s showdown in Provo

Gonzaga has some WCC company in the AP college basketball poll with BYU debuting at No. 23, just in time for Saturday’s showdown in Provo.


Free-flowing vision: Q&A with wild salmon advocate Sam Mace

Sam Mace, the inland northwest director of Save Our Wild Salmon, will be the featured speaker at the Spokane Canoe and Kayak club’s February meeting.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 16, 2020

Last shot wins: Team LeBron captures All-Star Game 157-155

Anthony Davis made a game-ending free throw to give Team LeBron a 157-155 win over Team Giannis in the revamped NBA All-Star Game.




UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 16, 2020

All-Star weekend, as expected, was about honoring Kobe Bryant

This All-Star weekend was Michael Jordan’s longtime home of Chicago, highlighted by a game where LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo served as captains – but it was, predictably and understandably, …




UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 16, 2020

Area roundup: Aari McDonald guides No. 12 Arizona past WSU

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Rains postpone Daytona 500, dampening event, Trump’s visit

The Daytona 500 has been postponed by rain for the first time since 2012, dampening NASCAR’s season opener that started with a ballyhooed visit from President Donald Trump.


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UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 16, 2020

Vandals’ Klinker sisters proud to be ‘workhorses,’ not ‘show ponies’

The concept of paired accomplishment is not unfamiliar to the University of Idaho’s women’s basketball team. This season, Lizzy Klinker, a senior wing, and her sister, Natalie, a junior post, …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 16, 2020

Astros’ Carlos Correa fires back at Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger over sign-stealing scandal

The verbal sparring between the Houston Astros and others around the majors over the team’s sign-stealing scandal is reaching new levels of absurdity – from accusations of illiteracy to claims …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 16, 2020

Mariners’ Yusei Kikuchi brings fresh approach to spring training

The Mariners’ main goals for Yusei Kikuchi’s first season in Major League Baseball were to keep him healthy and help him adjust to the increased intensity and competition compared to …


Star shortstop Tony Fernandez dies at 57; Blue Jays hits leader

Tony Fernandez, a stylish shortstop who made five All-Star teams during his 17 seasons in the major leagues and helped the Toronto Blue Jays win the 1993 World Series, died …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 16, 2020

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UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 16, 2020

Gonzaga rewind: Filip Petrusev’s offense gets rave reviews

Sophomore post Filip Petrusev, who dipped his toe in the NBA Draft waters last season, gave the scouts plenty to write about, mostly in a positive sense.


Washington Fish and Wildlife commission considers ban on hunting competitions

State wildlife managers are considering eliminating or severely limiting hunting competitions, particularly of coyotes, citing ethical and social concerns.


Isolated Wyoming common loons continue to surprise researchers

Wyoming’s small population of about 50 common loons is related to those found in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, according to recent genetic results – not closer populations that nest in …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 15, 2020

Analysis: Gonzaga’s imperfect victory over Pepperdine looks just fine in win column

It wasn’t pretty, easy or smooth, and that’s why coach Mark Few found No. 2 Gonzaga’s grind-it-out 89-77 victory over Pepperdine so appealing.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 15, 2020

Jacob Davison lifts Eastern Washington past Portland State, 89-81

Jacob Davison had 30 points as Eastern Washington beat Portland State 89-81 on Saturday night.


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Girls district basketball: Ashlyn Wallace scores 34 points, leads Clarkston over East Valley in 2A

Roundup of Saturday’s girls basketball district tournament action.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 15, 2020

Chris Smith, Cody Riley help UCLA rally, beat Washington 67-57

Chris Smith scored 20 points and Cody Riley added 15 points and seven rebounds as UCLA rallied from a 12-point second-half deficit for a 67-57 win over Washington on Saturday …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 15, 2020

Filip Kral scores go-ahead goal as Spokane Chiefs defeat Tri-City Americans 6-4

A night after having their six-game winning streak snapped at U.S. Division-leading Portland, the Chiefs defeated the last-place Tri-City Americans 6-4 Saturday at the Toyota Center.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 15, 2020

Gonzaga-Pepperdine: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ victory over the Waves

Offensive MVP, defensive MVP and key moment from Gonzaga’s 89-77 win at the Firestone Fieldhouse in Malibu, California.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 15, 2020

John Shuster caps unbeaten run through USA Curling Nationals win over Rich Ruohonen in final

It was Shuster’s ninth national title, his fifth as a skip.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 15, 2020

Seniors shine in final regular-season game at the Fieldhouse as Whitworth holds off George Fox 83-76

A couple months ago, the Whitworth Pirates lost three times in the span of five games.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 15, 2020

WCC roundup: Dan Fotu’s double-double leads Saint Mary’s past Pacific

Dan Fotu scored 16 points on 7-of-10 shooting while collecting 10 rebounds, and Saint Mary’s beat Pacific 71-63 in Moraga, California, on Saturday night.