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Saturday, August 17, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019, 10:30 p.m.

Back-to-back homers lift Spokane Indians past Vancouver Canadians, 2-1

Luis Asuncion and Kellen Strahm hit back-to-back home runs in the sixth inning and the Indians edged Vancouver 2-1 at Avista Stadium to take two of three in the series.

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019, 10:01 p.m.

Nate Plaster edges Tommy Kimmel to win PNGA Junior Amateur in all Gonzaga Prep title match

Nate Plaster outlasted longtime friend and Gonzaga Prep teammate Tommy Kimmel to claim the Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA) Junior Amateur championship Friday.

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UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019, 10:08 p.m.

Practice report from Day 13 of Washington State preseason camp: HBO cameras descend on Martin Stadium

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 …

NFL preseason roundup: Eli Manning, Daniel Jones lead Giants over Bears 32-13

Eli Manning and heir apparent Daniel Jones threw first-half touchdown passes against Chicago backups and the New York Giants had an easy Friday night in posting a 32-13 preseason victory …

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019, 8:46 p.m.

Shekinna Stricklen, Sun rally to beat Storm 79-78

Shekinna Stricklen scored 24 points and made a pair of free throws with 4.3 seconds left to help the Connecticut Sun rally from a late seven-point deficit and beat the …

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019, 10:11 p.m.

A new Vladimir Guerrero emerges to torment Mariners pitchers in 7-3 loss to Blue Jays

Before Mike Trout punished them at levels that seem beyond comprehension, there were other players who always seemed to hit and produce when playing the Mariners.

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019, 7:06 p.m.

Tyler Reddick drives from last to 1st to win Bristol

Tyler Reddick drove from last to first and won the Xfinity Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway after leader Justin Allgaier hit the wall late. Reddick, the Xfinity Series points …

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019, 7:48 p.m.

Matt Calkins: This year’s Seahawks team has been unusually quiet

This year’s subject of the HBO series “Hard Knocks” is the silver and black, and AB is reality-show gold. He has the potential to lead the sports headlines any time …

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019, 7:10 p.m.

From Eagle to Seahawk: Jay-Tee Tiuli fights to earn a place on Seattle’s D-line

Former Eastern Washington star defensive tackle Jay-Tee Tiuli hopes, at the very least, to earn a spot on the Seahawks practice roster and gain a foothold in the NFL. The …

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019, 10:23 p.m.

Spokane Indians pregame: Zak Kent takes the hill for finale against Vancouver

The Spokane Indians (12-9) host the Vancouver Canadians (8-13) in the finale of a three-game Northwest League series at Avista Stadium on Friday at 6:30 p.m.

Denny Hamlin wins 1st pole of season for Toyota and Gibbs

Denny Hamlin has won the pole for Saturday night’s race at Bristol Motor Speedway, a critical short-track showdown for drivers trying to qualify for the playoffs. The Daytona 500 winner …

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019, 4:42 p.m.

NFL conditionally reinstates Patriots WR Josh Gordon

The NFL has conditionally reinstated Patriots wide receiver Josh Gordon. Commissioner Roger Goodell notified Gordon that on Sunday, Gordon can rejoin the team for meetings and conditioning and individual workouts. …

Cubs recall Addison Russell, option Albert Almora Jr. to Triple-A Iowa

The Chicago Cubs recall infielder Addison Russell from Triple-A Iowa and reinstate relief pitcher Brandont Kintzler from the 10-day disabled list. To make room, center fielder Albert Almora Jr. and …

Braves sign Adeiny Hechavarria to fill void at shortstop

The Atlanta Braves have signed Adeiny Hechavarria to fill a void at shortstop with Dansby Swanson still injured and Johan Camargo heading to Triple-A Gwinnett. Hechavarria, a 30-year-old with his …

Paul Newberry: MLB needs to protect its fans at every ballpark

There’s always a surge of excitement when a foul ball comes your way, mixed with a sense of dread. It’s a thrilling souvenir to take home from the ballpark. Yet …

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019, 4:26 p.m.

Hideki Matsuyama blisters Medinah with 63 for BMW Championship lead

Hideki Matsuyama rides a hot putter to a record score at Medinah, making five birdie putts from 15 feet or longer for a 9-under 63 that gave him a one-shot …

Padres’ Fernando Tatis Jr. ‘most likely’ done for season with back injury

San Diego Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. was placed on the 10-day injured list with a back injury that “most likely” will end his season, according to manager Andy Green. …

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019, 3:35 p.m.

Miguel Angel Jimenez, Doug Barron share PGA Tour Champions lead

Miguel Angel Jimenez birdied three of the final six holes for a 7-under 65 and a share of the first-round lead with Monday qualifier Doug Barron in the PGA Tour …

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019, 10:39 p.m.

Las Vegas odds give Ol’ Crimson flag strong chances of keeping streak alive

The most determined piece of fabric in college football got an initial stiff-arm from the Magic Kingdom, which is hosting the Emmy Award-winning sports show Aug. 24 in conjunction with …

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019, 4:58 p.m.

Seahawks’ Pete Carroll is the NFL’s oldest head coach. You wouldn’t know it by watching him.

Pete Carroll is starting his ninth season as coach of the Seattle Seahawks – two Super Bowl appearances, one championship, now two years into his first NFL rebuild – and …

Drivers eyeing playoff spots and job security at Bristol

There is very little wiggle room in the race to make NASCAR’s playoffs. And as free agency hits full steam, drivers need to secure their futures as fast as possible. …

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019, 3:30 p.m.

Without Lionel Messi, Barcelona loses 1st league opener in 10 years

Antoine Griezmann couldn’t make up for Lionel Messi’s absence and Barcelona opened its Spanish league campaign with a 1-0 loss at Athletic Bilbao. Veteran striker Aritz Aduriz scored the winner …

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019, 4:24 p.m.

Appeals court expands minor leaguers salary lawsuit

A federal appeals court has expanded a lawsuit by minor league baseball players alleging they are being paid less than minimum wage. Players sued major league teams in February 2014, …

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019, 3:13 p.m.

Bayern Munich held 2-2 at home by Hertha Berlin in Bundesliga opener

After agreeing to sign Brazilian winger Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona, Bayern Munich was held to 2-2 by Hertha Berlin in the opening game of the Bundesliga. Robert Lewandowski scored twice …

As Dalvin Cook rests, Vikings get long look at backup running backs

Mike Zimmer knows the potential and importance of running back Dalvin Cook to the Minnesota Vikings, so the coach is taking the cautious approach to Cook’s workload during the preseason. …

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019, 3 p.m.

Bayern Munich agrees to sign Philippe Coutinho on loan from Barcelona

Bayern Munich has agreed to sign Brazilian playmaker Philippe Coutinho on loan from Barcelona. The 27-year-old Coutinho failed to live up to expectations after joining Barcelona in 2017 for a …

Bobby Wagner returns to practice for Seahawks after brief absence

Bobby Wagner was back in pads and on the practice field for the Seattle Seahawks although it remains unclear whether the All-Pro linebacker will see any action during the preseason. …

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019, 4:25 p.m.

IndyCar at Pocono Raceway faces uncertain future

IndyCar and Pocono Raceway could be headed toward another split. The track has no deal for the open-wheel series to return for an eighth straight year in 2020, and another …

Steelhead run lagging behind forecast

The return of steelhead to the Snake River and its tributaries continues to fall short of what was an already low preseason forecast.