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Braves will need time to recover from latest playoff flop

One day later, Brian Snitker had shed his uniform but was still wearing the pain of yet another one-and-done postseason exit for the Atlanta Braves. “It’s going to take me …


Duke picked to win ACC; Jordan Nwora voted preseason player of year

Duke is the preseason pick to win the Atlantic Coast Conference while Louisville forward Jordan Nwora is the league’s preseason player of the year.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 10, 2019, 4:58 p.m.

Eric Sogard homers in 1st playoff start with Rays in ALDS finale

Eric Sogard homered in the first at-bat of his first start this postseason for Tampa Bay, going deep in the decisive Game 5 of the AL Division Series at Houston …


Alabama’s Xavier McKinney a standout safety who can draw, too

Xavier McKinney is Alabama’s leading tackler and one of the team’s top defenders. He can draw, too. The top-ranked Crimson Tide’s junior safety has emerged as one of the stars …


Big Ten contenders are winning with defense

This is not an easy year to be an offensive coordinator in the Big Ten. Brad Salem, who fills that role for Michigan State, had to face one of the …


Jalen Hurts vs Sam Ehlinger also has some Heisman positioning in play

It might not be all that important to them at the moment, but Heisman Trophy positioning will also be at stake Saturday when Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts and Texas quarterback …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 10, 2019, 5:22 p.m.

Maxwell Award adds Washington State quarterback Anthony Gordon to watch list

Anthony Gordon, the only quarterback at the FBS level with over 2,000 passing yards and one of just three with at least 20 passing touchdowns, was added to the Maxwell …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 10, 2019, 1:12 p.m.

NLCS surprise: Top 2 teams out, leaving Cards vs Nats

With the top teams out of the mix, it’s on to a most unlikely matchup in the NL Championship Series. The St. Louis Cardinals are back in the NLCS for …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 10, 2019, 1:41 p.m.

Yanks’ Aaron Hicks could return from elbow injury to start in ALCS

Aaron Hicks is an option to start for the New York Yankees in the AL Championship Series opener and CC Sabathia also remains in contention for a roster spot.


USC faces 3rd straight ranked foe taking on No. 9 Notre Dame

Here are some things to watch this week in the Pac-12 Conference:


Jaguars owner expects Jalen Ramsey to play against Saints

Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan expects cornerback Jalen Ramsey to play this week. Khan told a financial news site, The Street, he had a “heart to heart” with the disgruntled …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 10, 2019, 4:54 p.m.

Phillies fire manager Gabe Kapler in hyped season gone wrong

Gabe Kapler took the fall for the Philadelphia Phillies. He was fired Thursday, nearly two weeks after a disappointing finish to a season of big expectations highlighted by Bryce Harper’s …


MLB Leading Off: Gerrit Cole, Astros host Rays for spot in ALCS vs NYY

A look at what’s happening around the majors today:


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 10, 2019, 1:15 p.m.

Seen but not heard: Lakers, Nets, NBA are silent in Shanghai

LeBron James raised his arms in appreciation of the cheering crowd in Shanghai shortly after the final buzzer, then removed his headband and flipped it toward some ticketholders clamoring for …


No. 7 Florida looks to hand another SEC West team 1st loss

Here are some things to watch during the seventh week of the Southeastern Conference football season:


FSU-Clemson matchup tops ACC’s Week 7 schedule

Here are things to watch in the Atlantic Coast Conference in Week 7:


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 10, 2019, 8:37 a.m.

NBA preseason roundup: Kyrie Irving aggravates injury, Nets hold off Lakers in Shanghai

Kyrie Irving flew halfway around the world to play for 66 seconds. Irving aggravated his facial fracture shortly after tip-off in his preseason debut for the Brooklyn Nets, who beat …


No. 10 Penn St. facing night road test against No. 17 Iowa

Here’s what to watch in the Big Ten this week:


Red River rivalry Big 12 highlight on October’s 2nd Saturday

Some things to watch on the second Saturday in October in the Big 12:


Steelhead fishery closure on Clearwater and Snake rivers will take economic toll

Evelyn Kaide doesn’t know what to tell people, or even what to think, about the unprecedented state of B-run steelhead that return to the Clearwater River.


Idaho river group wants dam breaching on the table

Members of the Idaho River Community Alliance recently made a desperate plea to Idaho Gov. Brad Little and members of the state’s congressional delegation to consider all alternatives, including dam …


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UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 9, 2019, 10:16 p.m.

Howie Kendrick’s grand slam in 10th inning sends Washington Nationals to National League Championship Series

Howie Kendrick hit a tiebreaking grand slam off Joe Kelly in the 10th inning, and the Washington Nationals overcame a three-run deficit with a late rally to beat the Los …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 9, 2019, 8:18 p.m.

NBA preseason roundup: Protesters show support for Hong Kong at Wizards game

Protesters handed out T-shirts and held up signs in support of Hong Kong on Wednesday night when the Washington Wizards hosted a team from the Chinese Basketball Association.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 9, 2019, 8:39 p.m.

Prep notebook: Area leagues planning for contingencies ahead of classification numbers being released

With the free and reduced lunch allowances for sports classification expected in November, area leagues are busy planning for contingencies.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 9, 2019, 10:37 p.m.

Former Whitworth baseball coach ‘Spike’ Grosvenor leaves lasting legacy on, off the field after his death

A curveball that didn’t curve. That’s how I met Spike Grosvenor.


10-spot: St. Louis Cardinals oust Braves from NLDS with record 1st inning

The St. Louis Cardinals scored 10 runs for the biggest first inning in postseason history and dealt the Atlanta Braves another playoff heartbreak with a 13-1 rout in decisive Game …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 10, 2019, 12:56 p.m.

Ex-Washington State nickel Hunter Dale joins Cougars staff as defensive quality control assistant

An esteemed member of Washington State’s Alamo Bowl-winning 2018 football team is returning to the Cougars in a coaching role.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 9, 2019, 6:28 p.m.

North Central twins, cross country standouts Erinn, Mia Hill aim for third consecutive State 3A team title

Locked into each other’s arms at birth, twin North Central cross country standouts Erinn and Mia Hill remain inseparable.