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Tuesday’s TV, Radio Highlights


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 11, 2019, 6:06 p.m.

With nasty weather at home, Mariners arrive in Arizona for spring training

If nothing else, the Seattle Mariners’ early arrival for spring training will give them a little more meet-and-greet time.


Wolf Advisory Group meeting canceled due to weather

Washington’s Wolf Advisory Group was scheduled to meet Tuesday and Wednesday in Olympia.


Montana wolf payout bill called unethical

A pair of bills to encourage more people to kill wolves drew spirited debate at the Montana Legislature’s Fish, Wildlife and Parks Committee Jan. 31.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 11, 2019, 7:25 p.m.

How we voted: ACC’s quality revealed once again in second meeting between heavyweights Duke, Virginia

The Spokesman-Review’s Theo Lawson is one of 65 national media members voting in the Associated Press Top 25 basketball poll this season. Every week throughout the 2018-19 campaign, he’ll break …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 11, 2019, 12:36 p.m.

Robert Franks grabs weekly awards from NCAA, Pac-12 after leading Washington State to road sweep

The Pac-12 award is handed out weekly throughout the three-month long regular season, but it’d been more than three years since a WSU player was recognized. Franks became the first …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 11, 2019, 12:05 p.m.

Kyler Murray chooses NFL over baseball and A’s

Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray says he will pursue a career in the NFL over playing baseball for the Oakland Athletics.


Gonzaga’s Brandon Clarke earns WCC player of week honors

Gonzaga’s Brandon Clarke, who averaged 22 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks in two blowout wins, has been named the WCC player of the week.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 11, 2019, 10:45 p.m.

Gonzaga moves to No. 3 in AP college basketball poll

Gonzaga’s slow climb up the AP men’s college basketball rankings took another step forward Monday. After a three-week stay at fourth, the Zags moved to third in the latest poll …


Luc Smith has added scoring spark, veteran experience as Spokane Chiefs push for playoff spot

That Luc Smith grew up skating and playing hockey is not uncommon. He’s Canadian, after all, and grew up just outside Edmonton, one of the sport’s hotbeds.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 10, 2019, 10:34 p.m.

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Monday’s TV, Radio Highlights


Whitworth men win 16th conference swimming title in past 18 years

Whitworth University rolled to its 16th Northwest Conference men’s swimming championship in the last 18 years on Sunday afternoon at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center. The Pirate women finished …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 12, 2019, 11:54 a.m.

Five best: Counting down the top games of Gage Gubrud’s decorated Eastern Washington career

There’s plenty of games to choose from, but most of those who’ve followed Gage Gubrud would contend his finest hour as Eastern Washington’s quarterback came three years ago in his …


NBA capsules: New-look 76ers beat LeBron James and Lakers 143-120

Joel Embiid had 37 points and 14 rebounds, Tobias Harris scored 22 points in his second game with Philadelphia and the new-look 76ers beat LeBron James and the Los Angeles …


Clink, clink: Vonn walks away with another medal

ARE, Sweden – Lindsey Vonn walked off with her career haul of medals in her right hand, the gold, silver and bronze clinking together almost weighing her down. Or was …


Phil Mickelson on brink of fifth Pebble Beach victory

Phil Mickelson put himself on the brink of a fifth victory in the AT&T Pebble Beach pro-am by turning a three-shot deficit into a three-shot lead when a wild day …


College basketball capsules: No. 12 Houston holds off No. 25 Cincinnati 65-58

DeJon Jarreau scored 14 of his 16 points in the second half, Corey Davis Jr. also had 16 and No. 12 Houston held off No. 25 Cincinnati 65-58 on Sunday.


Top 25 roundup: Asia Durr scores 34, No. 2 Louisville fends off Va. Tech

Asia Durr scored 34 points and No. 2 Louisville overcame a near-collapse in a 72-63 victory over Virginia Tech on Sunday.


NHL roundup: Blackhawks beat Red Wings 5-2 for 7th straight victory

Dominik Kahun had two goals and an assist, Cam Ward made 43 saves and the Chicago Blackhawks the Detroit Red Wings 5-2 on Sunday for their seventh straight victory.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 10, 2019, 10:24 p.m.

Five things to watch as Mariners get set to open spring training

With Mariners pitchers and catchers scheduled to report Monday in Peoria, Ariz., here are five things to watch this spring.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 10, 2019, 10:16 p.m.

Silas Melson drops in, catches up with former Gonzaga teammates

The second-winningest player in Gonzaga history was in attendance for the Bulldogs’ 92-62 thrashing of the San Francisco Dons on Thursday night.


William Byron wins Daytona 500 pole, puts Hendrick up front again

William Byron put Hendrick Motorsports in a familiar position: on the pole for the Daytona 500. His bigger goal is to make the starting spot pay dividends for the NASCAR …


Sabrina Ionescu leads Oregon women to 40-point rout of Stanford

Sabrina Ionescu had 27 points, nine rebounds and eight assists, and No. 3 Oregon used stellar defense to extend its NCAA-best winning streak to 16 games by running away from …


Chelsea routed 6-0 by Man City for biggest loss in 28 years

Chelsea was handed its heaviest loss in 28 years on Sunday when Manchester City routed Maurizio Sarri’s side 6-0 in the Premier League.


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UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 10, 2019, 5:48 p.m.

Gonzaga rewind: Zags maintain sharp edge

The 2017 Gonzaga Bulldogs had it. The 2019 Zags definitely have it through 25 games. Basketball seasons inevitably bring ups and downs. Part of the Zags’ formula for success is …


Bringing the outdoors in: Virtual classrooms deliver grizzlies, eagles to schools

As video classes go, it’s hard to beat a studio with a view of the snowcapped Bitterroot Mountains and an eagle trap out the window.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 11, 2019, 2:48 p.m.

The winner of a Washington photo contest likely tromped through delicate Mount St. Helens’ flowers to get “the shot”

Fields of Indian paintbrush fill the foreground. Mount St. Helens, pockets of snow still visible in the soft glow of a summer sunset, anchors the entire scene. Clouds stretch into …


Craig Goodwin: ‘The shot’ isn’t worth it if we’re ruining the beauty we’re shooting

This year I had my first opportunity to visit Mount St. Helens during the iconic bloom of Indian paintbrush and purple penstemon wildflowers that have flourished since its catastrophic eruption …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 10, 2019, 12:17 a.m.

NHL roundup: Flyers beats Ducks 6-2 for 9th victory in 10 games

Carter Hart made 30 saves for his eighth straight victory, Sean Couturier had a goal and two assists and the Philadelphia Flyers scored four times in the first period to …