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UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 15, 2019

Tiger Woods wins opening match, U.S. takes Presidents Cup

High emotions, fierce hugs from Tiger Woods, this time as a winner both ways in the Presidents Cup. Woods capped off a big year that began with his 15th major …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 15, 2019

Gonzaga rewind: UW, Arizona games quality prep for matchup against North Carolina

Gonzaga probably couldn’t have scheduled two better games to prepare for North Carolina’s visit than its road victories over Washington and Arizona in the last week.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 15, 2019

Tar Heels might be without standout point guard Cole Anthony against Gonzaga

North Carolina could be without star point guard Cole Anthony for Wednesday’s showdown against Gonzaga at the McCarthey Athletic Center.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 15, 2019

Cutting out social media helped Washington State’s Blake Mazza focus on converting kicks

One of just three kickers in the country with a single miss on at least 20 attempts, Mazza finished the year 20-of-21 – his season highlighted by a 50-yard field …


Spokane group on verge of acquiring property along the Grande Ronde

Anglers have banded together to secure ownership and preserve access to a small but important parcel of land along the lower Grande Ronde River.


December trip of the month: Surfing. Yes, surfing.

Winter surfing in Washington? Seems like a bad idea. But it’s not.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 15, 2019

Gonzaga’s top 5 McCarthey matchups gets new addition with North Carolina visiting Wednesday

This space is dedicated to Gonzaga’s five most-anticipated McCarthey Athletic Center matchups since the cozy 6,000-seat building opened in October 2004.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 14, 2019

Analysis: Gonzaga outplays, then outlasts No. 15 Arizona, 84-80

Gonzaga held on 84-80 in front of 14,644 at the McKale Center, registering its second big road win over a Pac-12 Conference title contender a week, following its 83-76 victory …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 14, 2019

GSL boys: Tyson Degenhart scores 36 points to lead Mt. Spokane over Mead

Roundup of Saturday’s Greater Spokane League boys basketball action.


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Area roundup: Garrett White lifts Community Colleges of Spokane men past Highline

Garrett White led all scorers with 25 points, and Community Colleges of Spokane used its 3-point shooting to pull away for an 88-70 win over Highline in a Northwest Athletic …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 14, 2019

Boys basketball: Gabe Tippett scores 18 points, helps Freeman upend Pullman

Roundup of Saturday’s boys basketball action from across Eastern Washington and North Idaho.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 14, 2019

Girls basketball: Ellie Syverson hits late 3 to lift East Valley over Timberlake

Roundup of Saturday’s girls basketball action from across Eastern Washington and North Idaho.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 14, 2019

Gonzaga-Arizona: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ 84-80 victory over the Wildcats

Offensive MVP, defensive MVP and key moments from Gonzaga’s win over Arizona at McKale Center in Tucson, Arizona


GSL girls: Jayda Noble leads Mt. Spokane over Mead in nonleague affair

Roundup of Saturday’s Greater Spokane League girls basketball action.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 14, 2019

TV Take: Gonzaga’s ‘toughness and resilience’ on full display in impressive win over athletic Arizona

When the two best college basketball programs in the West battle on a Saturday night in December, you would expect ESPN to put its best next to the court – …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 14, 2019

Adam Beckman scores three goals to lead the Spokane Chiefs to a 5-2 victory against the host Seattle Thunderbirds

Adam Beckman scored three goals, all with the man advantage, and added two assists as the Chiefs defeated the host Seattle Thunderbirds 5-2 Saturday night in WHL action in Kent, …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 14, 2019

Tiger Woods and United States team rallies to win Presidents Cup again

Tiger Woods got the Americans going with the first point on the board.


Idaho overcomes limited roster to overtake Roadrunners in overtime

For 44 minutes, Idaho and Cal State Bakersfield couldn’t have played a tighter game.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 14, 2019

LSU QB Joe Burrow wins Heisman Trophy in landslide vote

LSU quarterback Joe Burrow won the Heisman Trophy in a record landslide vote, becoming the first Tigers’ player to take home college football’s most prestigious award in 60 years


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 14, 2019

Balance again on full display in Gonzaga women’s romp over Texas Southern

In a game like this, the Gonzaga women needed to rise to their own expectations and no one else’s.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 15, 2019

All-Decommit Team: 10 notable Washington State pledges who flipped on the Cougars before Signing Day

With the NCAA’s Early Signing Period approaching, we trimmed the depth chart down to 10 standout players who were committed to WSU before switching, and graded the impact of their …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 14, 2019

Locally: Former Idaho, Coeur d’Alene High quarterback John Friesz named to inaugural Big Sky Hall of Fame class

A three-sport star at Coeur d’Alene, Friesz was a three-time All-American at Idaho, earning first-team honors as a junior and senior, and was one of the most prolific passers in …


Once rivals, Seattle Seahawks, Carolina Panthers head in different directions

Not too long ago the Carolina Panthers viewed the Seattle Seahawks as their biggest rivals in the NFC.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 14, 2019

Larry Stone: The worst might be yet to come for Mariners. So when will things turn for the better?

You know it had to have killed Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto to be a benign observer to the most active winter meetings in recent memory.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 14, 2019

Recap and highlights: Corey Kispert helps No. 6 Gonzaga earn rare road victory at No. 15 Arizona

Corey Kispert scored 18 points to lead four Bulldogs in double-figures and No. 6 Gonzaga held off No. 15 Arizona at the McKale Center in Tucson, Arizona on Saturday.


Cougar Creek Road will be closed December

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, in cooperation with the Asotin County Road Department, is in the process of installing a vehicle gate on Cougar Creek Road near where it …


Ammi Midstokke: Following in the footsteps of big brother

My earliest memory of my big brother is him pushing me around the living room in a laundry basket.


Wolf advisory meeting scheduled

The next Washington Wolf Advisory meeting will be Jan. 8 and 9 in Tumwater.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 13, 2019

United States claws back, trails International team 10-8 entering final day of Presidents Cup

The Americans dug themselves out of a big hole at the Presidents Cup with playing captain Tiger Woods watching from the sidelines.