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UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 8, 2019, 11:26 p.m.

Whitworth rallies to top Linfield behind series of late defensive stops

Just like their last game, the Whitworth Pirates found themselves behind most of the game Friday against the Linfield Wildcats.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 8, 2019, 10:55 p.m.

Spokane Chiefs continue hot streak with 8-3 thumping of Victoria

With four wins in their last five games, the Spokane Chiefs may be playing their best hockey of the season. With the playoffs a little more than a month away, …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 9, 2019, 1:17 a.m.

Top seeds Deer Park boys, Medical Lake girls advance to 1A district title games

Roundup of prep boys and girls basketball tournaments from across Eastern Washington and North Idaho.


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District 7 2A tournaments: Nick Drynan gives West Valley a boost in win over Cheney

Roundup of Friday’s District 7 2A boys and girls district basketball tournaments


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 8, 2019, 10:37 p.m.

Can Saint Mary’s slow Gonzaga’s march through WCC?

Gonzaga has motored through the first nine games of its WCC schedule, compiling a historic winning margin along the way.


NBA roundup: New-look Philadelphia 76ers beat Denver Nuggets 117-110

JJ Redick scored a season-high 34 points, Jimmy Butler had 22 and the new-look Philadelphia 76ers beat the Denver Nuggets 117-110 on Friday night.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 8, 2019, 10:34 p.m.

John Blanchette: Gonzaga fans won’t soon forget Brandon Clarke’s record-breaking season

The domination enters a third decade and the blowouts, amazingly enough, get ever bigger. The worshippers at McCarthey Athletic Center are left to seek other, more exotic, Gonzaga basketball thrills.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 9, 2019, 5:06 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Brandon Clarke newest member of the Bulldogs’ flight club

Brandon Clarke isn’t exactly sure how high he jumps. Gonzaga men’s basketball training guru Travis Knight isn’t either, but he has a pretty good idea.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 8, 2019, 7:03 p.m.

Architect of Jimmie Johnson’s success starting over in 2019

Chad Knaus is the winningest crew chief in NASCAR right now but goes into the new season essentially starting over


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 8, 2019, 6:46 p.m.

Paul Newberry: NBA trade deadline provides best reality show around

There’s no better reality show than the NBA’s off-the-court drama, which was at its peak leading up to the trade deadline and returns again this summer as soon as the …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 8, 2019, 6:19 p.m.

Five impressions: How Robert Franks, Marvin Cannon and strong perimeter D helped Washington State stun Arizona State in Tempe

Even if the result doesn’t change the course of their season, it gave the Cougars their first win outside of Beasley Coliseum and broke up a stretch that had seen …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 8, 2019, 10:06 p.m.

Gonzaga-Saint Mary’s key matchup: Jordan Ford steers Gaels offense

Jordan Ford, the latest from Saint Mary’s assembly line of quality guards, leads the WCC in scoring at 22.1 points, but that doesn’t tell the entire story. The speedy 6-foot-1 …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 8, 2019, 4:27 p.m.

Gonzaga women’s basketball brings balanced approach to contest at Portland

A self-described student of the game, Gonzaga guard Katie Campbell smiles when she looks at her team’s season stats.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 8, 2019, 4:30 p.m.

Wild finish for Phil Mickelson, wet one for Jordan Spieth at Pebble

Phil Mickelson survives a wild finish to his round of 4-under 68. Jordan Spieth endures the worst of the rain and hung on to join him atop the leaderboard until …


Justin Fields gets waiver to play immediately for Ohio State

Quarterback Justin Fields has been granted a waiver that will allow him to play immediately for Ohio State after transferring from Georgia. Fields, a former five-star recruit, transferred to the …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 8, 2019, 2:48 p.m.

Jesper Parnevik shoots 63 for 1-shot lead in Oasis Championship

Jesper Parnevik shot a 9-under 63 in the Oasis Championship to take a one-stroke lead over Bernhard Langer. Parnevik had four straight birdies on Nos. 4-7 on his final nine …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 8, 2019, 10:57 p.m.

Winter storm wreaking havoc on high school sports

The winter storm covering the state of Washington is wreaking havoc on the high school sports schedule and impacting plans for regional and state tournaments.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 8, 2019, 3:05 p.m.

For Chloe Kim, another title, and a taste of things to come

Olympic champion Chloe Kim added a world championship to her growing collection of titles, easily winning the women’s halfpipe contest in Park City, Utah. With the victory, the 18-year-old Kim …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 8, 2019, 10:50 p.m.

Wolf shot, killed near Sprague Lake about 40 miles from Spokane

In an area where no documented wolf packs roam, a rancher shot a wolf Monday.


Snowy weather forces cancellation of regional wrestling tournaments, expands state bracket

With snow in the forecast this weekend, the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association decided to cancel regional wrestling tournaments scheduled across the state Saturday.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 8, 2019, 12:54 p.m.

Rob Manfred: No DH or draft changes likely for 2019

Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says management is focused on pace-of-game changes for 2019 and bolder ideas proposed by players such as expanding the designated hitter to the National League are …


Kim Kaufman leads LPGA’s Vic Open by 2 strokes

Kim Kaufman moved to the top of the leaderboard at the LPGA’s Vic Open after a 7-under 66 gave her a two-stroke lead after two rounds. The American had a …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 8, 2019, 10:18 a.m.

Clemson’s offensive coordinators join million-dollar club

Clemson’s co-offensive coordinators Tony Elliott and Jeff Scott have received raises to now make $1 million a year. Several Clemson football assistants and staffers earned raises approved by the school’s …


Diverse group of outdoor enthusiasts urges Legislature to fully fund the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

A diverse group of outdoor enthusiasts, ranging from hunters to environmentalists, sent a message Tuesday to lawmakers in Olympia: fully fund the Washington Department of Fish and Game.


Ammi Midstokke: When napping is better than hiking, or not

I rather assumed that being fickle was just part of my female constitution.


NBA’s East contenders make their moves; Pelicans’ Anthony Davis waiting for his

Toronto, Milwaukee and Philadelphia made their moves. Anthony Davis will have to wait until the summer for his. The New Orleans Pelicans held onto Davis but dealt Nikola Mirotic to …


Top 25 roundup: Jordan Bohannon leads No. 20 Iowa at Indiana

Jordan Bohannon matched his season high with 25 points Thursday and scored the last 11 for No. 20 Iowa as the Hawkeyes held on for a 77-72 victory at Indiana.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 7, 2019, 11:27 p.m.

John Blanchette: Gonzaga’s West Coast Conference domination a statement to the college basketball world

Fifteen seasons back, the Gonzaga Bulldogs clinched the West Coast Conference regular season title on Feb. 14, something akin to sinking the 8-ball with five of the other guy’s targets …


NHL roundup: Capitals beat struggling Avalanche 4-3 in overtime

Evgeny Kuznetsov scored in overtime, backup Pheonix Copley made 34 saves and the Washington Capitals beat Colorado 4-3 on Thursday night to hand struggling Avalanche their fifth consecutive loss.