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How we voted: Six Pac-12 teams earn Top 25 spots, but just five make our weekly ballot

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: Sun., Sept. 15, 2019, 11:20 a.m.

After win over Houston, Washington State continues to climb in AP Top 25 poll

Washington State improved to 3-0 last Friday and a 31-24 victory over Houston also pushed the Cougars up one spot to No. 19 in the Associated Press Top 25 rankings.


Beavers in Washington: a “sizzling hotbed of castor relocation”

More than a decade ago, before a water-loving rodent with a penchant for gnawing on trees became the


Study suggests monogamous wolves make better parents

Wolf pups with monogamous parents are more likely to survive, according to new research from the University of Idaho.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 14, 2019, 11:26 p.m.

Big Sky football: No. 22 Boise State rolls past Portland State

John Hightower returned a kickoff for a touchdown and caught another, and Hank Bachmeier threw for 238 yards as No. 22 Boise State beat Portland State 45-10 on Saturday night …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 14, 2019, 11:30 p.m.

Omar Narvaez’s 10th-inning HR lifts Mariners over White Sox 2-1

Omar Narvaez hit a game-ending home run in the 10th inning against his former team, Felix Hernandez turned in his best outing of the season and the Seattle Mariners beat …


MLB roundup: Ronald Acuna, Braves pound Nationals, clinch playoff spot

Ronald Acuna Jr. ignited a four-run rally with the go-ahead, two-run double, and the NL East-leading Atlanta Braves clinched a playoff berth with a 10-1 victory over the Washington Nationals …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 14, 2019, 10:46 p.m.

Eastern Washington notebook: Antoine Custer confident Eagles will bounce back

Antoine Custer had reason to grimace following Eastern Washington’s gut-punching 49-44 loss at Jacksonville State on Saturday, but the senior running back smiled through the discomfort.


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Minnesota Wild sign defenseman Jared Spurgeon to 7-year, $53M extension

The 29-year-old Spurgeon set career highs last season of 14 goals, 29 assists, 152 shots on goal, 91 hits and 82 games played.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 14, 2019, 9:08 p.m.

Top 25 football: No. 2 Alabama beats South Carolina in SEC opener

Tua Tagovailoa threw for a career-high 444 yards and tied his personal best with five touchdowns to help No. 2 Alabama open Southeastern Conference play with a 47-23 victory over …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 14, 2019, 8:47 p.m.

Jacob Eason throws 3 TDs, No. 23 Washington beats Hawaii 52-20

Eason and the Huskies (2-1) overwhelmed the Rainbow Warriors, taking a 21-0 lead in less than 9 minutes.


David Ortiz says he doesn’t know what might have led to attack

David Ortiz says in his first interview since being shot that he is still trying to mentally process the attack at a Dominican nightclub that seriously injured him.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 14, 2019, 10:24 p.m.

Cameron Sheley helps Central Valley outrun Garfield; Bears overcome three-score deficit in fourth

Central Valley outscored Garfield 26-6 in the fourth quarter and pulled off a 40-39 comeback win over the visiting Bulldogs in a nonleague game on Saturday.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 14, 2019, 9:08 p.m.

Jacksonville State storms back late to beat Eastern Washington 49-45

The fourth-ranked Eagles were held scoreless in the fourth quarter, allowing No. 17 Jacksonville State to run in late touchdown with less than a minute left to complete its 49-45 …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 14, 2019, 11:37 p.m.

Pac-12 football: Arizona State edges No. 18 Spartans 10-7 in wild last minute

Eno Benjamin reached the ball to the goal line for a 1-yard touchdown run with 50 seconds remaining, and Arizona State beat No. 18 Michigan State 10-7 on Saturday in …


Clint Bowyer speeds to surprise pole in Las Vegas

Clint Bowyer has won just the third pole of his Cup career in time to open NASCAR’s playoffs.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 14, 2019, 7:16 p.m.

Wyoming holds off Idaho’s upset bid behind pair of Trey Smith touchdowns

It was the first 100-yard game for Smith, a graduate transfer from Louisville.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 14, 2019, 5:58 p.m.

Spokane Chiefs veteran Ethan McIndoe ready to take on leadership role

Ethan McIndoe took the ice at Eagles Ice Arena during practice recently, the old man and a sea of 16- and 17-year-old skaters.


Joaquin Niemann takes 2-shot lead into final round at The Greenbrier

Joaquin Niemann shot a 2-under 68 to take a two-stroke lead at the Greenbrier.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 14, 2019, 6:58 p.m.

Locally: Former soccer coach Sean Bushey among inductees into Whitworth Heritage Gallery hall of fame

The winningest soccer coach in school history, two NCAA Division III individual champions and the best women’s soccer player of her generation comprise the 30th class of the Whitworth Heritage …


U.S., Europe tied at 8-8 after brutal Day 2 at Solheim Cup

After a day of extraordinary comebacks, tense 18th-hole finishes, and some of the most brutal weather conditions in Solheim Cup history, still nothing can separate Europe and the United States …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 14, 2019, 6:06 p.m.

Pittsburgh Steelers look to recover from ugly opener against Seahawks

The Pittsburgh Steelers host the Seattle Seahawks in their home opener eager to move past a 30-point loss to New England


Gregg Popovich defends team, U.S. beats Poland for 7th at World Cup

USA Basketball finishes World Cup in 7th place, tops Poland 87-74 in finale – with Gregg Popovich offering a strong defense afterward


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 14, 2019, 6:37 p.m.

Washington State rewind: Triumph over Houston seals ninth consecutive nonconference win

Championships aren’t won in the third game of the season, but trophies are handed out occasionally.


Over 820,000 visits to Yellowstone in August

Yellowstone National Park recorded just over 820,000 recreational visits during August and has exceeded 3.1 million visitors for the year so far.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 13, 2019, 11:47 p.m.

Prep football: Jack Prka helps Coeur d’Alene pull away from Mead late

Recaps from Friday night’s prep football action around the region.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 13, 2019, 11:26 p.m.

Kannon Katzer helps Mt. Spokane roll over Moses Lake 34-13

Kannon Katzer is healthy, and that news will give the rest of the Greater Spokane League a major headache all season long. The Mt. Spokane all-purpose back rushed for 213 …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 13, 2019, 11:54 p.m.

Analysis: Washington State rides offense, second-half defensive surge to 31-24 win over Houston

Mike Leach placed a black hat squarely over his head, posed for photos, then dug deep into his library of Texas idioms to describe how his Washington State team and …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 13, 2019, 11:23 p.m.

Jose Abreu, Yoan Moncada lift White Sox over Seattle Mariners 9-7

The top half of Chicago’s lineup dominated early in the game as the White Sox snapped a two-game losing streak.