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Pac-12 men: Oregon cranks up defense, holds off Arizona, 59-54

Dominant defensively early and poised down the stretch, Oregon played a second straight solid all-around game since losing to the Bruins, holding off Arizona 59-54 Thursday night in Tucson.


Women’s Top 25 capsules: Asia Durr’s 20 leads No. 4 Louisville past Virginia

Asia Durr scored 20 points in 23 minutes as No. 4 Louisville routed Virginia 91-43 on Thursday night.


NBA capsules: Wizards beat Knicks in London on goaltending call

Allonzo Trier goaltended on Thomas Bryant’s layup with 0.4 seconds remaining, giving the Washington Wizards a 101-100 victory over the New York Knicks at The O2 Arena on Thursday night.


NHL capsules: Maple Leafs beat NHL-leading Lightning 4-2

Mitch Marner scored a go-ahead goal late in the second period, Nazem Kadri and Patrick Marleau each had a goal and an assist, and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the …


Phil Mickelson shoots 12-under 60 at La Quinta in 2019 debut

Phil Mickelson still feels as young as ever. He still plays that way, too. Mickelson began his 27th full season as a pro by flirting with one of the few …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 11:03 p.m.

Robert Franks fuels Washington State with 24 points in dominant 82-59 win over Cal

Fully healed from the hip injury that kept him off the court for almost a month, Robert Franks helped Washington State repair many of its own wounds Thursday night at …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 10:53 p.m.

John Blanchette: Conference switch wouldn’t stop Gonzaga from being dominant at home

Actual human engagement returned to McCarthey Athletic Center on Thursday night, and not a minute too soon.


Gymnastics: Gina Twenge takes all-around, leads Mt. Spokane to win at GSL No. 4

Roundup of Thursday’s Greater Spokane League gymnastics action.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 10:47 p.m.

Area Sports Menu for Friday, January 18

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UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 11:03 p.m.

Analysis: Gonzaga clamps down on James Batemon, Lions in 73-55 victory

Gonzaga has made strides taking away the opponent’s primary scoring option over the last eight games, something it struggled with during the first month of the season.


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UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 10:16 p.m.

Where’s the beef? Most Gonzaga players say steak would be meal of choice during White House visit

Corey Kispert added that he hopes there would be pie, but not just any old Cyrus O’Leary’s type, but specifically some home-baked deliciousness.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 10:06 p.m.

Wrestling: Drew Roberts helps University down Rogers in GSL dual

Roundup of Thursday’s prep wrestling action from across Eastern Washington and North Idaho


GSL boys: Reece Van Lierop shoots Ferris over Lewis and Clark in ‘Rubber Chicken’ battle

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


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 10:01 p.m.

BYU ends No. 13 Gonzaga women’s 12-game win streak

Shaylee Gonzales scored 17 points and Paisley Johnson made two free throws with 1:02 left for what proved to be the winning points in BYU’s 70-68 win over No. 13 …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 8:35 p.m.

Jaylen Nowell leads four players in double figures as Washington remains unbeaten in Pac-12

Jaylen Nowell scored 22 points, Nahziah Carter made 6 of 7 shots and added 13 points off the bench and Washington won its sixth straight game, 80-64 over Stanford on …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 9:13 p.m.

Gonzaga-Loyola Marymount: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ 73-55 victory over the Lions

Key moment, offensive MVP and defensive MVP from Gonzaga’s 73-55 victory over Loyola Marymount at the McCarthey Athletic Center.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 10:55 p.m.

TV Take: Comfortable night in The Kennel for everyone except Loyola Marymount

No matter how you feel about the local broadcast trio who bring Gonzaga’s basketball games into local living rooms, there is something comforting about the continuity of roles.


GSL girls: Jacinta Buckley’s big night paces Lewis and Clark over Ferris in ‘Rubber Chicken’ matchup

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


Expert tracker offering class Saturday

Expert tracker and wildlife researcher Brian Baxter will teach an animal tracking class Saturday in Sandpoint.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 8:16 p.m.

Recap and highlights: No. 5 Gonzaga use tough defense to down Loyola Marymount

Zach Norvell Jr. scored 17 points and dished out four assists to help No. 5 Gonzaga down Loyola Marymount 73-55 on Thursday at the McCarthey Athletic Center.


Sounders land new jersey sponsor in online retailer Zulily

The Seattle Sounders have a new jersey sponsor after signing a multiyear deal with online retailer Zulily. The partnership was announced Thursday, along with Zulily’s deal to be the jersey …


Seahawks sign former 1st-round QB Paxton Lynch

The Seattle Seahawks are giving quarterback Paxton Lynch another chance in the NFL. Lynch’s signing throws the former first-round pick directly into the mix as a potential backup for Russell …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 7:01 p.m.

Washington State QB Gardner Minshew selected as one of seven finalists for Lombardi Award

The six other finalists for the award are Oregon safety Ugo Amadi, Notre Dame cornerback Julian Love, Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray, Kansas State offensive tackle Dalton Risner, Alabama offensive tackle …


Idaho basketball adds Oregon State center Jack Wilson

Wilson was a four-star recruit by ESPN out of high school. He averaged 16.2 points, 10.4 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game as a junior at Junipero Sierra High School …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 10:35 p.m.

By the numbers: 20 stats to know ahead of the NFL’s conference championship games

The NFL’s top four offenses meet Sunday in what seems like the inevitable conclusion to a star-studded, scoring-fueled 2018 season.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 10:48 p.m.

Bob Costas exits longtime home at NBC Sports

Costas’ departure comes two years after he stepped down as NBC’s prime-time Olympics host.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 10:47 p.m.

Whitworth, Whitman basketball not showing signs of giving up top spots in Northwest Conference

For a long time in the Northwest Conference – indeed, for basically all of Matt Logie’s eight-year tenure at Whitworth – two men’s basketball programs have dominated and monopolized postseason …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 8:43 a.m.

Simona Halep edges American in Australia; Venus next; Serena wins

Top-seeded Simona Halep was pushed to the brink at the Australian Open again but came through with a victory by taking the last four games against 20-year-old American Sofia Kenin. …


Fifty years (and more than a few beers) later, Priest Lake Snowshoe Softball tournament still going strong

If you’re going to drink beer and chase an oversized softball through fields of snow wearing cheap plastic snowshoes at least cover the ball in pink jello.