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Cougars hit four homers to take opener from Utah, 14-5

WSU upped its season home run total 36, the most since 2010 (45).

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Zags score 13 runs in win over LMU in WCC Tournament

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Gonzaga had a 4-0 lead through five innings, but broke the game open with a seven-run sixth inning. Altogether the Zags pounded out 15 hits on the day and scored a season-high-tying 13 runs.

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Gonzales flawless in Mariners 1-0 win over Athletics

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Former Gonzaga Bulldogs pitcher Marco Gonzales was flawless in Wednesday's game against the Athletics, leading the Mariners to a 1-0 victory.

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Central Valley girls basketball team season in review

We take a look back at Central Valley's season that saw the Bears not only reach historic heights, but also become one of the country's best girls basketball team:

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Whitworth's Kayla Leland named Female Regional Track Athlete of the Year

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Leland is a four-time All-American in track & field (indoor and outdoor) and a two-time All-American in cross country.

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Seattle Mariners agree to 25 year lease for Safeco Field

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The new lease will take effect in 2019. The original ballpark 20-year lease expires at the end of 2018.

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Gonzaga's Bies & Legumina named to All-WCC First Team

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The First Team honors were the first all-conference awards of any kind for both Bies and Legumina, while redshirt freshman Ernie Yake was named to the All-WCC Second Team.

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Get to know the NAIA World Series teams

The first round of action in this year's NAIA World Series begins on Friday, May 25 and you can catch all the action live on SWX.

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Eagles announce 2018 soccer schedule

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The Eagles racked up a program-best 16-6-1 overall record with a 7-1-1 mark in conference play a year ago to win their first regular season championship title since 2004.

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Mariners place Dee Gordon on 10-day DL

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Gordon, 30, initially injured the toe when he fouled a ball off it during an at-bat on May 9 at Toronto, and further injured it in Sunday's 3-2 victory over the Tigers.

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Joial Griffith named as Whitworth's new women's basketball coach

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Whitworth is coming off a 10-15 record in 2017-18.  Griffith takes over for Higgs, who won 361 games in 24 years leading the Pirates and ranked 48th in total victories among active Division III coaches at the time of her retirement.

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Central Valley honored on MaxPreps Tour of Champions

Central Valley has won two state titles in the past three years Central Valley has won two state titles in the past three years

"It's an honor and a privilege to receive this award," said Central Valley head basketball coach Freddie Rehkow. "It's great for the Pacific Northwest to be recognized with this honor and accomplishment.

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Cougars fall 4-2 at No. 3 Stanford

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WSU (15-31-1, 7-19-1 Pac-12) outhit Stanford 10-6 but the Cardinal (43-8, 21-6 Pac-12) used three straight two-out hits in the sixth inning to even the game and take a 4-2 lead.

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Gonzaga falls 4-3 against Santa Clara on Senior Day

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Gonzaga will be back in action on Thursday at the WCC Tournament at a time to be determined. Live coverage will be available on GoZags.com.

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Gonzaga Runs Away Early in 9-0 Win Over Santa Clara

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SPOKANE, Wash. — Gonzaga baseball posted nine runs in the first two innings and Alek Jacob struck out 12 on the way to a 9-0 shutout win over Santa Clara on Saturday night. The win moved Gonzaga to 29-21 overall and 16-10 in the West Coast Conference, and kept them within one game of Pepperdine for the league lead. The Waves beat Portland 6-2 to hold on to the top spot. On Sunday, a Gonzaga win and Pepperdine loss would clinch the No. 1 seed...

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Paxton tosses complete game as Mariners earn 7-2 win over Tigers

James Paxton pitched a complete-game three-hitter and the Seattle Mariners took a 7-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Saturday night at Safeco Field. Paxton struck out eight and walked on, recording his second complete game of the season. He joins Cleveland’s Carlos Carrasco as the only pitchers in the Major Leagues with two complete games this season. This was his fifth straight start with at least six innings pitched and three or fewer runs al... More>>

Cougars comeback falls short; WSU loses to No. 3 Stanford 9-6

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WSU Athletics STANFORD, Calif. – Washington State brought the tying run on deck after scoring six runs in the ninth inning but No. 3 Stanford held on for a 9-6 victory at Sunken Diamond Saturday afternoon.   WSU (15-30-1, 7-18-1 Pac-12) received two-hit games from Andres Alvarez, Dillon Plew and Brody Barnum. Blake Clanton had a three-run triple as part of a six-run ninth inning for the Cougars who saw the game's final out made after Barnum singled to right field to drive ... More>>

Gonzaga baseball clinches WCC Tournament berth with 5-3 win over Santa Clara

Gonzaga baseball took care of business with a solid start from Daniel Bies and four home runs in a 5-3 win over Santa Clara Friday night that clinched a berth in next week’s four-team WCC Tournament. 

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Tigers get past Mariners after big 8th inning

Mariners drop to 24-19 after Thursday's loss Mariners drop to 24-19 after Thursday's loss

The Tigers had the bases loaded in the 8th inning with two outs when Jose Iglesias drove in two runs on a single to give the Tigers a 3-2 lead and ultimately the win.

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Washington State adds three to 2018 signing class

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McDougle (5-11, 295), played the 2017 season at West Virginia where he earned Freshman All-America honors from ESPN.com.

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Mariners fall to Rangers, giving up 5 runs in final innings

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The Mariners held the Rangers to only one run until the 9th inning when Texas scored two runs on a passed ball.

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Seahawks sign first-round pick Rashaad Penny

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Penny, who led the nation in rushing at San Diego State last season, was the No. 27 overall selection in the draft, marking just the second time in the past six drafts that the Seahawks have taken a player in the first round.

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Zags rally for 13-Inning win at WSU

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Gonzaga baseball erased a 2-0 deficit and collected a 13-inning win to take the season series over Washington State on Tuesday night in Pullman, Wash.

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Twitter reacts to Cano's 80-game suspension

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Mariners star Robinson Cano was hit with an 80-game suspension on Tuesday after he violated Major League Baseball's drug policy. Cano's suspension drew different reactions from fans and players alike - including Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander.

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Robinson Cano suspended 80 games for violating MLB's drug policy

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Seattle Mariners star second baseman, Robinson Cano has been suspended 80 games for violating Major League Baseball's drug policy on Tuesday.

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Spokane Sounders capture US Youth Soccer Washington State Championship title

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Winning this event qualifies the Sounders for the Far West Regional Championships to be held in Hawaii in this June and with the opportunity to qualify for the US Youth Soccer National Championships.

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Mariners beat Twins in low-scoring game, 1-0

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Starting pitcher Wade LeBlanc was flawless today throwing four strikeouts and giving up zero runs in six innings of work.

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Victor Sanders selected to participate in Draft Combine

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Sanders led the team at 19 points per game as the Vandals finished second in the Big Sky standings last year.  He picked up second team All-Big Sky honors, as well as second team NABC All-District 6 recognition.

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WSU men’s basketball signs second JC point guard

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As a sophomore, he was named to the NJCAA Division I All-America second team and was the Mid-Florida Conference Player of the Year, averaging 17.9 points and 4.7 assists.

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Cougars fall to USC, 8-4

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The Cougars host Gonzaga Tuesday at 5 p.m. on the Pac-12 Network.

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Gonzaga takes series with 10-2 win over NMSU

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Gonzaga will play its final non-conference game of the season on Tuesday at Washington State at 5 p.m. The game will be televised on Pac-12 Network.

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Vieth HR Lifts Baseball to 2-1 Win over NMSU on Steve Hertz Field dedication day

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Gonzaga baseball got a seventh-inning home run from Jake Vieth and a great staff pitching performance on the way to a 2-1 win over New Mexico State on Friday night. The Zags also honored longtime head coach Steve Hertz in the rededication of the field as Patterson Baseball Complex and Coach Steve Hertz Field. 

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Paxton throws sixth no-hitter in Mariners history

Just five days after turning in a career-high 16 strikeout performance, Seattle Mariners starter James Paxton no-hit the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday to become first Canadian to accomplish the feat in home country. The Mariners picked up a 5-0 win in their series opener in Toronto. Paxton is the fifth pitcher in Mariners history to throw a no-hitter, the first since Hisashi Iwakuma in 2015. In his stellar outing, Paxton struck out seven, walked three and benefited fro... More>>

Full Bloomsday 2018 coverage from SWX

SWX will be your home for Bloomsday this Sunday at 7 AM. Get ready for the 42nd edition of Spokane's favorite run with a series of previews from SWX Tonight. More>>

Chiefs select Graham Sward 17th overall in 2018 WHL Bantam Draft

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The Spokane Chiefs built for the future on Thursday morning in Red Deer, Alta., selecting 12 players in the 2018 WHL Bantam Draft, including defenseman Graham Sward with the 17th overall pick. 

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Paxton's 16 K's overshadowed by bullpen collapse in Mariners loss

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The Mariners bullpen collapsed in the final two innings after surrendering the lead in the 8th and 9th innings, giving up three runs on two home runs.

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Edwin Diaz wins AL Reliever of the Month Award

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Diaz was 11 for 11 in save opportunities in the month of April, his 11 saves were the most in baseball during that span.

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Ty Smith named WHL Scholastic Player of the Year

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Playing in his second full season with the Chiefs, Smith recorded 73 points (14G-59A) in 69 games, finishing second among all WHL defensemen in scoring during the 2017-18 WHL regular season.

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Huskies get 13 hits in win over Seattle U

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Washington's offense pounded out 13 hits and led 7-0 to give freshman Jack DeCooman plenty of leeway to work with as the Huskies beat Seattle U, 7-2.

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Former Vandal Tony Lashley transfers to Boise State

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Over his four-year career in Moscow, the 6-foot-1, 236-lb. Lashley played in 35 games, totaling 261 tackles (168 solo), 26.0 TFL, and 3.0 sacks.

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Seahawks re-sign cornerback Byron Maxwell

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Maxwell, a sixth-round pick in the 2011 draft, spent his first four seasons in Seattle, a run that saw him play a big role on a defense that helped lead the Seahawks to back-to-back Super Bowls.

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Seahawks select 9 players in 2018 NFL Draft

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The Seahawks started Day 1 of the 2018 NFL Draft by trading back to acquire more picks, shipping the No. 18 overall pick in Round 1 and the No. 248 overall pick (Round 7) to the Green Bay Packers

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Albert Havili joins Los Angeles Chargers as free agent

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He was one of 21 collegiate free agents the Chargers signed, and they will report for a rookie mini-camp this week.

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Four homers power Zags to rainy win over LMU, 11-1

Gonzaga got on the board early and often in the rain-soaked day at the park. The two teams endured a 46-minute rain delay early in the third, and then a 59-minute rain delay at the start of the fourth.

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Washington State splits doubleheader against Huskies

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By Washington State Athletics SEATTLE – Washington State split its doubleheader with Washington, claiming a 4-1 win in game one before dropping a 6-5 decision after UW scored four runs in the ninth at Husky Ballpark Sunday afternoon.   Washington State dropped to 14-23 overall and 6-12 in Pac-12 play while Washington improved to 20-19 overall and 11-7 in league play. Blake Clanton homered in both games to push his season total to five while Justin Harrer homered in the ho... More>>

White team blanks the Red 17-0 in annual EWU spring game Video included

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EWU Athletics The Eagles were going to win regardless, but a true Eagle helped them do it.   On a week in which spring practice concluded and the school finalized its schedule, senior wide receiver Zach Eagle won the Golden Eagle Award as the game's MVP after he helped the White shut out the Red 17-0 in EWU's annual Red-White Game Saturday (April 28) at Roos Field in Cheney, Wash.   Eagle had the day's first touchdown on a 45-yard reception from sophomore wide receiver Jo... More>>

Washington State QB drafted in sixth round by Tennessee

Washington State quarterback Luke Falk had to wait a little longer than expected before he got the big phone call from the NFL. Falk was drafted Saturday afternoon in the sixth round of the 2018 NFL draft, No. 199 overall, to the Tennessee Titans. Falk is the 11th QB to get drafted in the history of Washington State football, and the first since Alex Brink in 2008.

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Washington State's Cole Madison drafted in fifth round by Green Bay

Washington State offensive lineman Cole Madison was selected in the fifth round as the 138th overall pick by the Green Bay Packers in the 2018 NFL Draft Saturday.

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Gold tops Silver in annual Idaho spring game

Roshaun Johnson rushed for 124 yards and three touchdowns, while Kaden Elliss starred on both sides of the ball in Team Gold's 55-19 win in the 2018 Silver & Gold Spring Game Friday, at the Kibbie Dome. Johnson scored twice from on one-yard plunges and added another red-zone score from six yards out.

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Aaron Best joins SWX Tonight to preview Eastern Washington's Red-White Spring Game

To help you get ready for Saturday's Red-White battle, EWU head coach Aaron Best stopped by SWX Tonight to take a look back at spring camp and tell you what to expect tomorrow at 2.

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Seahawks select USC defensive end Rasheem Green in third round

The Seahawks added to their defensive line in the third round of the 2018 NFL draft, selecting USC defensive end Rasheem Green with the 79th overall pick.

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Seahawks draft RB Rashaad Penny No. 27 overall in NFL Draft

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Penny, 22, led the nation in rushing last season, gaining 2,248 and scoring 23 touchdowns on 289 carries.

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Huskies Vita Vea drafted No. 12 by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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This is the first defensive lineman the Bucs have selected in the first round since Adrian Clayborn in 2011.

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EWU's five-game home schedule completed with addition of CWU

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Eagle fans and tailgaters hoping for a fifth home game can breathe a sigh of relief after Eastern Washington University announced the addition of regional rival Central Washington to its 2018 football schedule.

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Cougs let late lead slip away, falling to Seattle U 4-3

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Washington State surrendered the go-head run in the eighth inning in a 4-3 defeat against Seattle U at Bannerwood Park Wednesday afternoon.
 

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Mock draft has Seahawks trading first-round pick

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The Seahawks are without a second and third-round pick this year and haven't selected a player in the first round in four of the past five seasons.

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Felix picks up win as Mariners beat White Sox, 4-3

Edwin Diaz threw two strikeouts today and became the fifth fastest closer in MLB history to reach 200 strikeouts (Diaz 130.0 innings).

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Lynn Hickey named new Director of Athletics at EWU

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The interim tag has been removed from her title and Lynn Hickey will now become the permanent Associate Vice President/Director of Athletics at Eastern Washington University, effective immediately.

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Mariners snap losing streak, beating White Sox 1-0

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Leading the way for the Mariners was former Gonzaga pitcher Marco Gonzales, who pitched 6.0 innings and threw eight strikeouts in the win.

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Spencer Blackburn repeats as top draft choice for Red-White Game

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Five of the players on the Red squad were starters on offense for the Eagles last season, including a trio of offensive linemen and All-Big Sky running back Antoine Custer Jr.

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Mariners give up 10 runs in loss to White Sox

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Starting pitcher Mike Leake gave up eight earned runs and 12 hits in just 3.1 innings.

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Parker McFadden named Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week

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McFadden threw the first five innings as four Cougar pitchers combined to no-hit Santa Clara in a 5-0 win Sunday, clinching a series sweep.

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Gonzaga's Daniel Bies named WCC Pitcher of Week

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Bies dominated league leader San Francisco in a 6-0 complete game shutout win for Gonzaga on Friday night.

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Sounders get 1st win of season, beating Minnesota FC 3-1

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It was the second straight positive result for the Sounders following their 0-3-0 start to the season coming off their 2-2 road draw at Sporting Kansas City last weekend.

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Zags fall 3-0 to San Francisco

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The Zags (20-18, 10-8) managed just six hits in the game, but weren’t able to get to USF starter Landen Bourassa and the USF (23-17, 12-6) bullpen.

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Cougars sweep Santa Clara behind combined no-hitter

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Washington State (13-20) recorded its second no-hitter of the season after Scotty Sunitsch no-hit Oregon three weeks ago April 8.

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Tinsley, Sweet Lead Crimson to Victory over Gray in WSU Spring Game Video included

by WSU Athletics SPOKANE, Wash. - Quarterback Trey Tinsley threw for 213 yards and three touchdowns while Kyle Sweet had game-highs of eight catches for 138 yards to led the Crimson team to a 34-24 victory over the Gray squad in the annual Crimson and Gray Game Saturday afternoon in front of 5,927 fans at Joe Albi Stadium.   Under sunny skies, the day began with the offense getting the better run of play. Tinsley led the Crimson team on an 11-play, 75-yard drive that culminated ... More>>

Gonzaga's Perkins undergoes shoulder surgery

In an offseason overflowing with unexpected good news, Gonzaga men's basketball caught a bad break on Friday when Josh Perkins had to undergo arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder.

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Ethridge names Laurie Koehn as women's basketball associate head coach

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Prior to coaching with Ethridge, Koehn spent 11 years playing professionally both in the WNBA and oversees.

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Jason Hanson elected to CoSIDA Academic All-America Hall of Fame

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Hanson, a pre-med major, was a three-time Academic All-American during his four years in Pullman (1988-91) and concluded his senior season by being named a National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete.

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Seahawks release 2018 schedule

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Seattle is scheduled to play five prime-time games, including four at CenturyLink Field, marking the first time the Seahawks have hosted four prime-time games in a season.

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Mariners drop 3rd straight to Astros, 9-2

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Former Gonzaga Bulldogs pitcher Marco Gonzales picked up the loss today for the Mariners, despite giving up zero earned  runs and striking out eight batters.

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Ty Smith named team captain for Canada's U18 team

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Smith, ranked 14th among all North American skaters by NHL Central Scouting ahead of June’s 2018 NHL Entry Draft.

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GSL announces scholar-athletes at the annual award luncheon

A total of 21 student-athletes were honored Thursday A total of 21 student-athletes were honored Thursday

Each year the GSL recognizes students who excel in the classroom, community and athletics.  A male and female student is recognized from each school.

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Former Gonzaga basketball stars to help Kiwanis Club through basketball game

Former Gonzaga basketball stars Will Foster and Heather Bowman - along with SWX's Sam Adams - will team up with the Kiwanis Club in a charity basketball game Friday at 7 p.m. at University High School.

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Mariners drop 2nd straight to Astros, 7-1

Pitcher Mike Leake gave struck out seven batters, but gave up five earned runs in the loss.

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Zags edge out Cougs, 7-4

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Gonzaga scored a run in the first inning and added three runs on five hits in the second inning.

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Mariners surrender 9 hits in 4-1 loss to Astros

Reliever Dan Altavilla came into the game in the 6th inning, but gave up two runs and ultimately suffered the loss.

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Jill Barta makes Minnesota Lynx's training camp roster

Jill Barta was named the WCC Player of the Year Jill Barta was named the WCC Player of the Year

Barta became the sixth player in program history to be named the West Coast Conference player of the year after averaging 18.8 points, 8.3 rebounds and 1.8 steals in her final season at Gonzaga.

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Bliznyuk averages 15.3 points at Portsmouth Invitational

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Helping improve his chances to play professionally, former Eastern Washington University men's basketball player Bogdan Bliznyuk averaged 15.3 points at the prestigious Portsmouth Invitational Basketball Tournament.

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Mariners improve to 9-5 after win over Astros

Mariners move to 9-5 on the year. Mariners move to 9-5 on the year.

The Mariners first run came in the 4th inning when Nelson Cruz hit a solo home run to left field and their second run came in the 7th inning off a Dee Gordon double.

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Zags take on WSU Tuesday on SWX

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Gonzaga has now won five of its last seven games after taking two of three over the weekend in a key road series at WCC foe Pacific. GU lost the opener 2-1, but battled back with late-inning firepower to take down the Tigers

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Seahawks re-sign quarterback Austin Davis

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The Seahawks made a handful of roster moves Monday as the team kicked off its offseason workout program, including the re-signing of quarterback Austin Davis.

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Cougars name Kamie Ethridge women’s basketball coach

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"I am thrilled to have the opportunity to assume leadership of the Washington State University women's basketball program," said Ethridge.

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Mariner bats help defeat A's 10-8

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Saturday night the Seattle Mariner offense was scorching hot--pouring in 17 hits and four home runs en route to the 10-8 win over the Oakland Athletics. In the top of the 7th, Daniel Vogelbach delivered a 433-foot home run to right field that helped clinch the M's eighth victory of the season. Kyle Seager, Jean Segura and Mitch Haniger also chipped in home runs of their own as the M's improved to 8-4 on the season. They'll go for the series sweep Sunday afternoon with Felix Hernandez ... More>>

Eags stingy defense stymies offense in spring scrimmage

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EWU Athletics The offense rolled up 398 yards and the defense had seven passes broken up and a pair of interceptions to highlight the Eastern Washington University football team's first full scrimmage of the spring on Friday (April 13) at Roos Field in Cheney, Wash.   With a trio of quarterbacks passing for 286 yards and scrambling for another 51, the offense had 398 yards in the 70-play session in rainy conditions. Eastern began practices on April 3, and actually went live fo... More>>

Jill Barta selected No. 32 by Las Vegas in WNBA Draft

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After selecting Barta, Las Vegas traded her and a 2019 2nd round Draft Pick to the Minnesota Lynx for Ji-Su Park and Kahlia Lawrence.

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Jake Taylor named LCSC baseball coach

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Taylor, a standout for Lewis-Clark State's 1992 National Championship team, brings all the Warrior attributes Director of Athletics Brooke Cushman was seeking when she went about finding a replacement for Jeremiah Robbins.

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MLS suspends Clint Dempsey one additional match

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Dempsey, 35, is in his fifth full season with the club after signing in August 2013. The USMNT veteran ranks second in club history to Fredy Montero with 46 goals and 388 shots.

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Eagles get ready for 1st full scrimmage at Roos Field on Friday

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Eastern began practices on April 3, and actually went live for about 30 plays last Saturday when Eastern had its first practice in pads.

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Seahawks sign former 49ers cornerback Dontae Johnson

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Johnson, 26, started all 16 games for the 49ers last season, recording 77 tackles, seven passes defensed and one interception, which he returned 50 yards for a touchdown.

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Former WSU player Nike McClure signs with New Mexico

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This past season McClure averaged 5.4 points and 5.6 rebounds per game as she played in 28 games overall with seven starts.

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Seager lifts Mariners past Royals, 4-2

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The game was tied 2-2 in the eighth inning when Kyle Seager hit a two-run home run (2nd HR of Season) to lift the Mariners to victory.

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Ty Smith named WHL Western Conference Scholastic Player of the Year

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Spokane Chiefs defenseman Ty Smith has been named WHL Western Conference Scholastic Player of the Year, as announced by the Western Hockey League on April 11.

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Killian Tillie to return for junior season

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The 6-10, 215-pound sophomore was an All-West Coast Conference Second Team selection and averaged 12.9 points and 5.9 rebounds per game in 2017-18.

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8th inning homer lifts Huskies past Zags, 5-3

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Jonathan Schiffer capped the scoring for the Huskies by singling off of Schulte to send Kahle home for the go-ahead run.

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Mariners bounce back with 8-3 win over Royals

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Segura would end the game a home run shy of the cycle, finishing the game 3-for-5 and scoring two runs.

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Zags begin road stretch against Huskies

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Two Zags hitting over .300 this season, led by Branson Trube at 3.22 and Gunnar Schubert at .313. - Trube leads the team in hits with 38 on the year, just two head of the Schubert.

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UW agrees to terms on 10-year partnership with Adidas

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University of Washington athletic officials announced, Tuesday, plans for a 10-year agreement to make adidas the official athletic footwear and apparel partner of the Huskies through June of 2029.

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Unlikely bond between Whitworth softball coaches stems back decades

"Even by touching just one person, if i can go out and do that to softball players or students or whoever it is that I come into contact with, then I'm furthering what he has done for me."

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Royals crush Mariners in 10-0 win.

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Pitcher Marco Gonzales gave up three runs in the first inning and threw 43 pitches. Gonzales would only pitch 2.1 innings, giving up four runs and eight hits.

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Scotty Sunitsch named Pac-12 pitcher of the week

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After throwing a no-hitter at Oregon Sunday afternoon, senior lefthander Scotty Sunitsch was named the Pac-12 Conference Pitcher of the Week, the conference office announced Monday.

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Sunitsch fires no-hitter in series-finale at Oregon

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Sunitch struck out a career-high nine, walked two and hit two batters. Sunitsch needed just 95 pitches to record WSU's first solo nine-inning no-hitter since 1976.

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Hachimura returning to Gonzaga for junior season

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Gonzaga men’s basketball player Rui Hachimura announced he will return for his junior season in 2018-19 on Sunday. Hachimura averaged 11.6 points per game, starting only twice during the 2017-18 season.

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Mariners heat up in frigid Minnesota temps; beating the Twins 11-4

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Saturday afternoon, the Seattle Mariners defeated the Minnesota Twins 11-4 in the coldest game ever played at Target Field. The 27 degree temps could not cool off the M's bats as they racked in 12 hits and went 5-for-9 with runners in scoring position. Seattle now improves to 4-3 on the season and will take on the Twins Sunday afternoon at 11:10 a.m. in the series finale. More>>

Gonzaga pulls away with 6-4 win over Portland

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Gonzaga (14-14, 5-5) erased a 4-3 deficit in the sixth inning and got 3.1 innings of shutout ball from its bullpen on the way to the win over the Pilots (10-17, 4-6).

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Cougars drop pair of games to Oregon in doubleheader

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The Cougars dropped to 8-17 overall and 3-8 in Pac-12 Conference play after playing its 16th game decided by two runs or less.

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Helen Higgs steps down as women's basketball coach

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Higgs concludes her coaching career at Whitworth with a record of 361-253. She ranked 48th in total victories among active NCAA Division III coaches heading into this season. 

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Zags to host WCC series against Portland

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The GU staff has a 3.43 ERA on the year and has combined for 209 strikeouts in 233.2 innings against just 92 walks.

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Mariners drop 2nd straight, falling to Twins 4-2

Mariners drop 2nd straight Mariners drop 2nd straight

Seattle scored their only runs of the game in the 1st inning when Mitch Haniger hit into a fielders choice, then Dan Vogelbach hit an RBI two batters later.

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Spokane Hoopfest partners with The Basketball Tournament (TBT)

Hoopfest Partners with The Basketball Tournament Hoopfest Partners with The Basketball Tournament

Spokane Hoopfest is partnering with The Basketball Tournament (TBT) - the $2 million, winner-take-all summer basketball event broadcast live on ESPN – to host a 4-team pod out of this year’s TBT West Region.

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Ty Smith named to Team Canada for U18 World Championship

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Smith, 17, recently completed his second season with the Chiefs, posting  73 points (14 goals), good for second among all WHL defensemen.

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Tyson Helgesen signs ATO with Hartford Wolf Pack

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The Fairview, Alberta native capped a four-year WHL career that included 263 games, good for 26th in franchise history.

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Mariners end series with 10-1 loss to Giants

Mariners fall to Giants 10-1 Mariners fall to Giants 10-1

Seattle came away with ten hits in the game, but only produced one run to show for it on a Daniel Vogelbach double in the 6th inning.

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Cougars head to Eugene for Pac-12 series at Oregon

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Washington State resumes Pac-12 Conference play with a three-game series at Oregon beginning Friday at 6 p.m.

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Zach Fischer gives back with donation to Wishing Star Foundation

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Thanks to Zach’s donation, a local child battling a life-threatening illness will have their wish become a reality that much sooner.

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Chiefs fall in Game 7 to Winterhawks, 3-1

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Spokane finished the game 0-for-2 on the power play and 0-for-2 on the penalty kill. Portland outshot the Chiefs, 42-31.

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Cougars beat Gonzaga, 4-3

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Gonzaga returns home after an eight-game roadtrip with a weekend series hosting Portland (10-16, 4-5 WCC).

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Mariners open series with 6-4 victory over Giants

Mariners open season with 3-1 record Mariners open season with 3-1 record

Seattle opened up the game with four runs in the 1st inning thanks to RBI singles from Mitch Haniger, Kyle Seager and Ryon Healy.

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Idaho AD Rob Spear put on administrative leave

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In the interim, Pete Isakson, associate athletic director, will serve as acting athletic director for day-to-day operations.

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Spokane forces Game 7 with 5-2 win over Portland

Chiefs will play Game 7 in Portland Chiefs will play Game 7 in Portland

The Spokane Chiefs forced a decisive seventh game in their first round WHL Playoff series with a 5-2 win over the Portland Winterhawks on Monday night at Spokane Arena.

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Alek Jacob named WCC Pitcher of the Week

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Jacob stifled the Saint Mary’s offense as part of a combined shutout in Gonzaga’s 3-0 victory on the road on Friday.

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Bliznyuk to play in Portsmouth Invitational Tournament

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The Eastern Washington University All-American and all-time leading scorer in the Big Sky Conference scored 11 points on 5-of-7 shooting in the Reese's College All-Star Game last Friday.

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Chiefs Force Game Six With Stunning OT Win

by Chiefs Media Relations PORTLAND, Ore. - The Spokane Chiefs trailed the Portland Winterhawks with under a minute remaining in regulation in a win-or-go-home game five in the Rose City on Saturday night. Enter Nolan Reid. The 19-year-old defenseman, playing in his fifth career playoff game, snapped a wrist shot from the left point that found its way into the Winterhawks net, tying the game with 30 seconds left to force overtime. The Chiefs dominated much of the extra time before ... More>>

Central Valley wins GEICO Nationals, defeating Hamilton Heights 66-61

The Central Valley High School girls basketball team capped off an historic season Saturday morning, defeating Hamilton Heights (TN) 66-61 in the GEICO High School Nationals championship game. Gatorade state player of the year, Lexie Hull led the way 26 points, 13 of which came in the 4th quarter. The Bears end the season 29-0 as Washington state champions and national champions. More>>

WSU agrees to home-and-home series against Colorado State

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The series against the Rams are the second nonconference games announced for both the 2022 and 2023 seasons.

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Portland steals Game Four in Spokane, 4-3

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The Chiefs couldn’t hold on to a late lead Thursday night as the visiting Portland Winterhawks posted three third period goals on their way to a 4-3 comeback victory.

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Mariners beat Indians, 2-1 on Opening Day

Mariners open season up with 2-1 win over Indians Mariners open season up with 2-1 win over Indians

Felix Hernandez got the start today for the Mariners (his eleventh Opening Day start), pitching 5.1 innings and giving up zero earned runs in the victory.

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Bliznyuk named to the Lou Henson All-America team

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He is one of 40 players named to the team, a year after former Eagle Jacob Wiley was one of 30 named to the squad of mid-major players.

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Chiefs drop Game 3 of WHL Playoff matchup against Portland

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Portland leads the best-of-seven series 2-1 with game four scheduled for Thursday night at Spokane Arena. Game five will return to Portland on Saturday night.

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Petrino adds two assistant coaches, promotes Brandon Mitchell

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Idaho football head coach Paul Petrino officially announced the addition of two assistant coaches Wednesday, and the promotion of another.

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Eagles to kickoff spring practice on April 3

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As many as 56 returning letterwinners will be on hand this spring and next fall when head coach Aaron Best begins his second season at the helm.

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Rematches with Cougars & Vandals highlight Eagles 2018 football schedule

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The University of Idaho will join the Big Sky in football in 2018, and EWU will play the Vandals on Oct. 27, 2018, in the first meeting between the two schools since 2012 when Eastern won in Moscow 20-3.

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Malachi Flynn announces transfer from Washington State

Flynn becomes 9th player to transfer during Kent's tenure Flynn becomes 9th player to transfer during Kent's tenure

Flynn started 30 games last year for the Cougars and provided a spark on offense, leading the team in assists and ranked second in points per game (15.8 ppg).

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Bogdan Bliznyuk named honorable mention All-American

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Bliznyuk became all-time leading scorer in Big Sky and EWU history with 2,169 points, breaking the previous league record of 2,102 and smashing the previous school record of 1,803.

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Johnathan Williams named honorable mention All-American

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Williams wrapped up a stellar career at Gonzaga. He finished his collegiate career with 1,478 points and 1,019 rebounds, eclipsing the 1,000-point and 1,000 rebound mark during his redshirt senior season.

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Bliznyuk to be first Eagle to play in NABC All-Star Game at Final Four

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Big Sky Conference all-time leading scorer Bogdan Bliznyuk will represent Eastern Washington University at the Reese's College All-Star Game this Friday (March 30) in San Antonio, Texas.

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Robert Franks declares for the NBA Draft

Robert Franks to enter NBA Draft Robert Franks to enter NBA Draft

Franks announced on Twitter on Monday that he has yet to sign an agent, but has intentions to do so. Players that sign an agent cannot return to school the following season, even if the go undrafted.

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WCC Presidents’ Council approves basketball schedule changes

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Also beginning next season, the men’s and women’s championship format will change, whereby seeds 7-10 will compete in the opening round, seeds 5-6 will first participate in the second round, seeds 3-4 will first participate in the third round, and the top two seeds will play their first game in the semifinal round.

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Sam Adams leads Spokane Chiefs in "Franchise Hockey Manager"

Sam Adams takes over Chiefs in "Franchise Hockey Manager" Sam Adams takes over Chiefs in "Franchise Hockey Manager"

Of course, as the host of the Spokane Chiefs Insider on SWX and occasional play-by-play guy for the team, I feel obligated to try my hand as the new GM of my favorite local hockey team.
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Chiefs' comeback falls short as Portland takes game two

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The Spokane Chiefs rallied from a 4-0 deficit to within one goal on Sunday night in Portland, falling just short in a 4-3 loss to the Winterhawks in Game 2 of their first round playoff series.

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Toporowski's OT goal sends Chiefs past Portland in game one of WHL Playoffs

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It wouldn’t be a surprise for a rookie 16-year-old forward to feel some nerves in his first Western Hockey League playoff game. Spokane Chiefs forward Luke Toporowski has no time for that.

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Seahawks sign DT Tom Johnson

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Johnson, 33, started 15 games last year for a Minnesota defense that led the NFL in total defense and scoring defense, and ranked second in both rush and pass defense.

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Chiefs to open playoffs against Winterhawks

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The Spokane Chiefs and Portland Winterhawks are set to face each other in the first round of the 2018 WHL Playoffs, marking the 11th time the two teams have met in the postseason.

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Jill Barta selected WBCA All-Region

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Barta was second in the West Coast Conference in scoring at 18.8 per game and fifth in rebounding at 8.4 per game.

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Gonzaga's season comes to end after 75-60 loss to Seminoles

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Gonzaga ended their year by winning 32 games, winning the West Coast Conference Tournament and making the Sweet 16.

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Gonzaga's Jill Barta to forgo final year of eligibility

Barta won WCC Player of the Year Barta won WCC Player of the Year

Barta was named the West Coast Conference Player of the Year and was selected to her third straight All-WCC first team selection. She was only the third ever Gonzaga player to be selected to three straight All-WCC first teams.

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Zags to face Florida State in Sweet 16

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The Zags are 31-20 all-time in the NCAA Tournament appearances with nine trips to the Sweet 16, three trips to the Elite Eight, one Final Four and an appearance in a national championship game.

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Luke Willson signs with Detroit Lions

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Willson, a fifth-round pick in the 2013 draft, appeared in 72 games over five seasons, catching 89 passes for 1,129 yards and 11 touchdowns.

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Anderson-Dolan and Smith named First Team All-Stars

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Spokane Chiefs Jaret Anderson-Dolan and Ty Smith were each named 2017-18 Western Conference First Team All-Stars.

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Gonzaga advances to Sweet 16 after 90-84 win over Ohio State

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This win marks the fourth straight Sweet 16 appearance for the Zags and their second win over the Buckeyes this season.

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Gonzaga's season ends after 82-68 loss to Stanford

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The Zags set a new conference record with 17 conference wins this season, finishing the year with a 27-5 record.

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Chiefs drop home finale to Americans, 2-1

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The Spokane Chiefs dropped their fourth game in a row in their regular season home finale on Friday night, 2-1 to the visiting Tri-City Americans.

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(13) Zags open up NCAA Tournament against (4) Stanford

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Gonzaga was selected for its ninth NCAA Tournament in 10 years and 10th overall.

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(4) Zags set to play (5) Ohio State in 2nd round

Gonzaga beat Ohio State earlier this season, 86-59 Gonzaga beat Ohio State earlier this season, 86-59

The Zags are 30-20 all-time in the NCAA Tournament appearances with eight trips to the Sweet 16, three trips to the Elite Eight, one Final Four and an appearance in a national championship game.

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Vandals' season ends with WNIT loss at UC Davis

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The Pavilion on the campus of UC Davis proved to be one of the toughest places in the country to play this season. The Idaho Vandals learned that first hand, falling to the Aggies 82-62 in the first round of the Women's National Invitational Tournament on Thursday.

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Sights from Gonzaga's 1st round win over UNC-Greensboro

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Here's a look at all the sights from Gonzaga's 1st round win over UNC-Greensboro in the NCAA Tournament. All photos were taken by Torrey Vail. More>>

Gonzaga beats UNC-Greensboro, 68-64 in nail-biter

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Johnathan Williams was the star for Gonzaga today, ending with a game-high 19 points on 8-12 shooting. Josh Perkins (16 pts) and Norvell Jr. (15pts) were the only other Zags to finish the game in double-figures.

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Kyle Roach named NABC First Team All-American

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Roach averaged a team-best 18.7 points per game this season, which ranked third in the NWC.

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Chiefs fall to Seattle, 6-3

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The Thunderbirds responded in force with three more unanswered goals, taking the final 6-3 lead into the second intermission.

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(4) Gonzaga set to play (13) UNC-Greensboro in 1st round

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GU is 26-18 in the NCAA Tournament under head coach Mark Few with a berth in all 18 previous seasons of Few's head coaching career.

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Bliznyuk sets single season scoring record in loss to Utah Valley in CBI

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Big Sky Conference MVP Bogdan Bliznyuk set yet another school scoring record, this time for single season points, but the Eastern Washington University men's basketball team fell to Utah Valley.

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June Daugherty will not return as WSU coach

Daugherty spent 11 seasons as Cougars head coach Daugherty spent 11 seasons as Cougars head coach

Daugherty, hired prior to the 2007-08 campaign, has guided the Cougars for the past 11 seasons, posting a combined 130-218 record, including three WNIT appearances.

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Gonzaga Women earn 13 Seed in NCAA Tournament, set to face Stanford Saturday

Zags win their 2nd straight WCC tournament title Zags win their 2nd straight WCC tournament title

Gonzaga was selected for its ninth NCAA Tournament in 10 years and 10th overall. 

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Washington to play Boise State in 1st round of NIT

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The University of Washington Men's Basketball Team earned a number five seed in the 2018 National Invitational Tournament and will host four-seed Boise State on Wednesday, March 14 at 7 p.m.

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Eagles to play Utah Valley in 1st round of CBI Tournament

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The Eastern Washington University men's basketball team has been invited to play in the College Basketball Invitational and will open play on Tuesday.

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#4 Gonzaga will play #13 UNC Greensboro in the first round of NCAA Tournament

Gonzga is a 4 seed in this year's NCAA Tournament Gonzga is a 4 seed in this year's NCAA Tournament

The four seeded Gonzaga Bulldogs will take on the 13 seeded UNC Greensboro in the first round of the 2018 NCAA Tournament. The Zags are in the West region and will be playing their first round matchup in Boise, ID on Thursday.

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EWU runs out of gas in the 2nd half; Griz take Big Sky Tourney & tourney bid

EWU Athletics For a half, the Eagles looked every bit like the Big Sky Conference's representative in the NCAA Tournament.   But a turnaround in fortune in the second half helped Montana defeat the Eastern Washington University men's basketball team 82-65 in EWU's seventh Big Sky Conference Tournament championship game in school history Saturday (March 10) at the Reno (Nevada) Events Center.   The Eagles led 40-29 at halftime thanks to 53.3 percent shooting that included 8-...

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Chiefs Edged Out in 6-5 Shootout Loss to Vancouver

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SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Chiefs came out on the losing end of a tightly contested battle Saturday night, falling 6-5 in a shootout in front of a sell out crowd at Spokane Arena. Both teams traded scoring chances early before Jake McGrew broke through the Giants' defense and cashed in for an unassisted goal on a backhanded shot at 11:43 to put the Chiefs ahead 1-0. Vancouver's Aidan Barfoot responded at 12:16 to tie things up before Spokane struck again, ...

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Richard Sherman agrees to deal with 49ers

Richard Sherman flexes after making the biggest play of his career in the NFC Championship game last Sunday! Richard Sherman flexes after making the biggest play of his career in the NFC Championship game last Sunday!

Just 36 hours after being released by the Seattle Seahawks, three-time All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman has agreed to a 3-year $39 million dollar deal with the San Francisco 49ers, according to multiple reports. Sherman was one of the faces of the Seahawks vaunted defense known as the Legion of Boom. He has led the NFL in interceptions and passes defended since entering the league in 2011. Sherman met with the 49ers Friday night into Saturday afternoon before agreeing to the deal. ... More>>

Vandal Women Fall to Northern Colorado in Big Sky Championship Game

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by Idaho Athletics RENO, Nev. - A hot-shooting Northern Colorado Bears squad was too much to overcome on Saturday in the Big Sky Championship game, with Idaho falling, 91-69.  The Vandals have already earned an automatic bid to the 2018 WNIT, and will find out their destination and opponent on Monday. How it Happened Northern Colorado stole a page out of the Vandals' playbook and let it fly from distance. The Bears connected on 14-of-25 from 3, including 9-of-12 in the first ha... More>>

Bliznyuk makes history as Eagles head to Big Sky Championship

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On a night Big Sky Conference MVP Bogdan Bliznyuk became the all-time leading scorer in the 55-year history of the league and set a trio of tournament records.

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Annual Pro Day features 9 Eagles

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With Albert Havili turning in an impressive performance in the bench press, nine former Eastern Washington University football players took part in testing for 15 professional football scouts.

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    Gordon, 30, initially injured the toe when he fouled a ball off it during an at-bat on May 9 at Toronto, and further injured it in Sunday's 3-2 victory over the Tigers.

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