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Practice report from Day 17 of Washington State preseason camp: Cougars continue to gear toward game week in final open practice

A daily fall practice update from The Spokesman-Review’s Washington State beat writer, Theo Lawson (@TheoLawson_SR). We set the scene, list the day’s important notes, highlight one big play, pick the …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 21, 2019, 7:33 p.m.

Led by Morgan Weaver, Washington State women’s soccer back and deeper than ever

To say Washington State’s 2018 soccer season was a roller coaster would be an understatement.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 21, 2019, 7:23 p.m.

CC Sabathia relishes final baseball trip through Bay Area

CC Sabathia spent a day off handing out his 50,000th backpack to first-graders and second-graders at home in Vallejo as kids returned to school.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 21, 2019, 6:55 p.m.

Former Washington State standouts Shalom Luani, River Cracraft work to stick in NFL

Former Washington State standouts Shalom Luani and River Cracraft have kept an eye on the Cougars’ ascension since exhausting their eligibility in 2016, each keeping in touch with players from …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 21, 2019, 7:01 p.m.

Fitness testing signals the start of first Spokane Chiefs training camp for new coach Manny Viveiros

Following an afternoon of pushups, pull-ups, squats and jumps, nearly four dozen Spokane Chiefs hockey prospects capped the first day of training camp by running circles around the North Central …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 21, 2019, 5:45 p.m.

Is Hunter Bryant a complete tight end? The UW junior will let the film speak for itself

Hunter Bryant has been watching film since he was 5 years old. When he watches himself now, the Huskies’ junior is beginning to see a complete tight end. “In 2017, …


Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for August 22

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for August 22


Reader photo: Fiery ride

Jane Patten took this photo of Linea Jantz riding on Mount Spokane’s Trail 140. Colorful fireweed lines the trail.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 21, 2019, 5:42 p.m.

Rays rally in 9th, beat Mariners 7-6 to avoid sweep

The Tampa Bay Rays struggled during a six-game homestand against a pair of last-place teams but were able to break even due to three walk-off wins.


The XFL’s Seattle Dragons are born, with a fiery green and red logo to match

It might not have any players yet, but the Seattle XFL franchise has a name.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 21, 2019, 5:55 p.m.

Analysis: Projecting the Seattle Seahawks’ 53-man roster ahead of their third preseason game

Cornerback, safety, receiver, running back all have lots of uncertainty for some of the final roster spots, complicated by the Seahawks’ preseason loss Sunday.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 21, 2019, 5:37 p.m.

Yogi Roth Q&A: Pac-12 Networks analyst talks WSU’s potential in 2019, assesses QB race, raves about Cougar WRs

Yogi Roth, an encyclopedia of knowledge when it comes to Pac-12 Conference football, believes another double-digit win season could be in store for the Washington State football program.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 21, 2019, 5:39 p.m.

Larry Stone: Shaquem Griffin, an inspirational NFL story, might be on the bubble to make the Seahawks roster

It was one of the feel-good stories of the sports world in 2018 when the Seahawks drafted Shaquem Griffin in the fifth round out of Central Florida.


Out of Right Field: Recap, takeaways from the Seattle Mariners’ 7-6 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays

The M’s had their four-game winning streak snapped but completed their nine-game trip with a 6-3 record, winning all three series at Detroit, Toronto and Tampa Bay.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 21, 2019, 4:50 p.m.

Montana hailstorm slaughters 11,000 birds

Thousands of birds were killed on Aug. 11 when a destructive hailstorm lashed regions northwest of Billings. According to Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks, the supercell thunderstorm “killed and maimed …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019, 10:32 p.m.

Fast start helps Everett AquaSox beat Spokane Indians 3-2

Trent Tingelstad stroked a two-run single, and the Everett AquaSox held off the Spokane Indians 3-2 Tuesday in a Northwest League game at Funko Field.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019, 10:53 p.m.

MLB roundup: Matt Olson, Mark Canha hit back-to-back homers as A’s beat Yankees

Matt Olson and Mark Canha hit


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UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019, 10:20 p.m.

Matt Calkins: Sounders’ philosophy won’t change with new ownership group

A rapper’s Rolls-Royce parked in the VIP lot. Camera crews descending on a quarterback and a pop star. Music blaring. Kids cheering. This was an event fueled by star power.


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UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019, 10:04 p.m.

Tom Murphy homers again as Mariners beat Tampa Bay, 7-4

Murphy hit a tiebreaking homer, his sixth in the last four games, in the sixth inning Tuesday night to lift the Mariners to a 7-4 win over the Rays


Antoine Custer leads the pack for deep, experienced Eastern Washington backfield

Third-year Eastern Washington running backs coach Kevin Maurice was forthright Tuesday when discussing his group of experience-rich ballcarriers.


Report: David Beckham’s Miami stadium site has unsafe arsenic levels

An environmental report poses a new problem for the proposed site of David Beckham’s Major League Soccer stadium in Miami: Tests show the soil is far more toxic than expected.


Antonio Brown practices with Raiders in certified helmet

Star receiver Antonio Brown practiced in a certified helmet with the Oakland Raiders on Tuesday, two days after being given an ultimatum by general manager Mike Mayock to be “all …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019, 9:15 p.m.

How QB Jake Haener helped jump-start UW kicker Peyton Henry’s football career

Henry, Washington’s sophomore kicker, and Haener, the Huskies’ sophomore quarterback, were teammates long before they landed on Montlake in 2017.


Felix Hernandez to rejoin M’s rotation this weekend

Pitcher Felix Hernandez will rejoin the Seattle Mariners’ starting rotation this weekend.


Practice report from Day 16 of Washington State preseason camp: Anthony Gordon takes majority of QB reps

A daily fall practice update from The Spokesman-Review’s Washington State beat writer, Theo Lawson (@TheoLawson_SR). We set the scene, list the day’s important notes, highlight one big play, pick the …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019, 7:56 p.m.

Out of Right Field: Recap, takeaways from the Seattle Mariners’ 7-4 victory against the Tampa Bay Rays

Tom Murphy hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the sixth inning as the Seattle Mariners defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 7-4 Tuesday night in St. Petersburg, Fla.


MLS awards expansion franchise to St. Louis for 2022 debut

Major League Soccer has awarded the next expansion franchise to St. Louis, where a new downtown stadium will be built and the team will begin play during the 2022 season


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019, 9:14 p.m.

Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence leads AP preseason All-America team

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence headlines The Associated Press preseason All-America team, and he has two teammates from the top-ranked Tigers with him on the first team.