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Indianapolis Colts bring in former Washington State RB James Williams as free agent

The Indianapolis Colts signed Williams to a free agent contract Tuesday after waiving defensive end Dadi Nicolas to clear a roster spot for the ex-Cougar standout.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 19, 2019, 10:45 p.m.

Spokane Indians score two in ninth, one in 10th to defeat Eugene Emeralds

Just as they had for most of the last four games, the Spokane Indians batters struggled to get much offense going against the Eugene Emeralds on Monday. But in the …


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Huskies get even thinner at linebacker position

Washington was already precariously thin at the inside linebacker position. Now the Huskies better hope they can compete with limited personnel.


49ers rally in second half, defeat Broncos 24-15

Emmanuel Sanders shines in the Denver Broncos’ 24-15 preseason loss to the San Francisco 49ers, whose quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo had a tough time in his return to action.


Dolphins’ Kenny Stills objects to comments by Jay-Z about NFL deal

Miami Dolphins receiver Kenny Stills is objecting to recent comments from rapper Jay-Z about social activism by current and former NFL players, including Colin Kaepernick.


Tom Murphy, Austin Nola lead Mariners to 9-3 win over Rays

Tom Murphy homered twice and drove in four runs, Austin Nola also went deep and had three RBIs, and the Seattle Mariners beat the playoff-contending Tampa Bay Rays 9-3.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 19, 2019, 10:28 p.m.

EWU Eagles ranked No. 3 in preseason coaches poll

Eastern Washington is ranked No. 3 in the American Football Coaches Association FCS Top 25 poll. Earlier this month, EWU checked in at No. 4 in the STATS preseason media …


DeShawn Shead got plenty of work at safety against Vikings

A few day-after thoughts on what we learned from the Seahawks’ second preseason game, a 25-19 loss to Minnesota that otherwise will drift quickly into the abyss of the memory. …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 19, 2019, 9:24 p.m.

In wake of legal trouble, offensive lineman Christian Haangana no longer a member of Washington State football team

Christian Haangana, a redshirt junior offensive lineman who would’ve been a primary backup for Washington State this fall, has been from the team roster and is no longer a member …


Norman Chad: College football begins and ends in Alabama

College football is a thoroughly corrupt, shameful, depraved, ignoble, wicked, appalling, inexcusable, indefensible, unjust, unscrupulous, unprincipled, amoral, loathsome, hypocritical, warped, egregious, appalling, reprehensible and foul exercise in American power, greed …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 19, 2019, 6:33 p.m.

Spokane Chiefs release Bailey Brkin and Kaden Hanas, both 20-year-olds

With training camp and the 2019-20 season approaching, the Spokane Chiefs have released two 20-year-old players, goaltender Bailey Brkin and forward Kaden Hanas, to give the team some overage flexibility. …


In midst of QB battle at Washington State, Gage Gubrud named to Unitas Award watch list

Gage Gubrud still faces an uphill battle as it relates to winning Washington State’s starting quarterback job, but the sixth-year graduate transfer’s name was still included on the Johnny Unitas …


How we voted: It’s Alabama over Clemson in our initial Top 25 poll

The Spokesman-Review’s Theo Lawson is one of 62 national media members voting in the Associated Press Top 25 football poll this season. Every week throughout the 2019 season, he’ll break …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 19, 2019, 9:25 a.m.

Washington State debuts at No. 23 in preseason Associated Press Top 25 poll

For just the second time under Mike Leach and fourth time in school history, Washington State will open the college football season nationally ranked in the Associated Press Top 25 …


Adidas’ Greg Thomsen talks outdoors

When 40-year outdoor industry veteran Greg Thomsen launched Adidas’ U.S. outdoors


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 18, 2019, 11:33 p.m.

Leach offers big hint about Washington State QB job: ‘If we were to play today, we’d play (Anthony) Gordon’

Mike Leach has tiptoed around most questions pertaining to Washington State’s quarterback job, but for the first time this camp the Cougars coach left a big hint as to who …


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MLB roundup: Jose Quintana, Cubs beat Pirates 7-1 in Williamsport

Jose Quintana pitched seven crisp innings, Anthony Rizzo hit a two-run homer and the Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-1 on Sunday night in the MLB Little League Classic.


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 18, 2019, 9:59 p.m.

Seattle Seahawks fall to Minnesota Vikings 25-19

Rookie tight end Irv Smith Jr. and backup wide receiver Brandon Zylstra each had touchdown receptions for Minnesota and the Vikings displayed depth and versatility in their passing game in …


Andy Ogletree rallies to beat John Augenstein in US Amateur final

Andy Ogletree won the U.S. Amateur, rallying to beat John Augenstein 2 and 1. Ogletree was 4 down early in the morning round of the 36-hole final at Pinehurst’s renovated …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 18, 2019, 9:02 p.m.

Justin Thomas holds on to win BMW Championship

Justin Thomas had more stress than he needed Sunday before regaining control with four birdies on the back nine at Medinah to win the BMW Championship and claim the No. …


Monday qualifier Doug Barron beats Couples at En Joie

Doug Barron became the 13th Monday qualifier to win a PGA Tour Champions event, holing two 15-foot birdie putts after a rain delay to beat Fred Couples by two strokes …


Seattle Storm ride balanced attack to 82-74 win over Minnesota Lynx

The Storm weathered a blistering offensive assault from Minnesota guard Odyssey Sims and relied on a balanced scoring attack to capture an 82-74 victory Sunday at Alaska Airlines Arena.


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 18, 2019, 10:22 p.m.

Justin Slaten adjusts to pro ball; Spokane Indians edged by Eugene

Eugene pushed a run across in the top of the ninth inning and the Emerald held on to beat the Spokane Indians 2-1 in the second of a three-game Northwest …


Taysom Hill rallies New Orleans Saints to 19-17 victory over Los Angeles Chargers

Taysom Hill had 191 yards of offense and directed three second-half scoring drives to help the New Orleans Saints rally for a 19-17 exhibition victory over the Los Angeles Chargers …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 18, 2019, 6:22 p.m.

SWX to carry six games among EWU, Idaho football

The television coverage of Eastern Washington and Idaho football games in 2019 is growing. SWX announced it will carry four Eagles and two Vandals home games, augmenting those announced earlier …


Former Texas Longhorns, NFL RB Cedric Benson dies in motorcycle accident

Former NFL running back Cedric Benson, one of the most prolific rushers in NCAA and University of Texas history, has died in a motorcycle accident in Texas. He was 36.