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Jordan Mathews sparks Gonzaga when it needed it most

Gonzaga needed something.


Gonzaga sputters in crunch time, falls to BYU in rare close game

It looked like No. 1 Gonzaga was going to treat BYU the same way it treated its first 17 WCC opponents this season.


Josh Perkins, Jordan Mathews shake off slight struggles to guide No. 1 Gonzaga’s romp

It was as if Gonzaga was allowed to diagram how it wanted the game against San Diego to unfold Thursday night.


Gonzaga’s man-to-man defense delivers again in win over Pacific

There was a time in November and December when Gonzaga augmented its man-to-man defense with an occasional zone.


Instant replay: Nigel Williams-Goss torches San Francisco again

Nigel Williams-Goss took over against the Dons again, pouring in 30 points in the Zags’ 96-61 victory Thursday. A month and a half ago, the junior guard had a career-high …


Gonzaga’s Przemek Karnowski, Johnathan Williams just too much for Saint Mary’s in Zags’ convincing win

Przemek Karnowski had maybe the best half of his five-year career at Gonzaga. And a rare temper tantrum as an added bonus. The senior center put up 15 of the …


Gonzaga’s focus remains sharp in rout of LMU

The prelims are over, but before moving on to Saturday’s main event – No. 1 Gonzaga vs. No. 20 Saint Mary’s in Moraga – the Zags did what they’ve done …


Gonzaga turns to balance, depth without Williams-Goss

No Nigel, no problem? Not exactly. It’s always an issue, or at least a potential one, when lining up without the best player on the team and one of the …


Gonzaga steps up defense to stop Santa Clara’s early run

Santa Clara was not the pushover a 90-55 final score had made them out to be on Saturday when it faced unbeaten Gonzaga.


Nigel Williams-Goss helps Gonzaga survive pressure-packed second half against BYU

In the first half, No. 1 Gonzaga looked a lot like No. 5 Gonzaga in January and No. 11 Gonzaga back in November. In the second half, Gonzaga was challenged …


Zags exploit mismatches inside and out against Pepperdine

So many mismatches, and No. 3 Gonzaga seemed to take advantage of every one of them in a 96-49 victory over the Peperdine Waves on Saturday at Firestone Fieldhouse in …


A Look Inside The Ncaas

UNLV is excited about making the NCAA Tournament under coach Bill Bayno, but better guard that back door against first-round opponent Princeton. Photo by Associated Press


Suspense? Little With Vols In Field

There are those who believe there really isn’t much in the way of drama or surprise in the NCAA women’s tournament each year, as the same heavy-hitters get the same …


It’s Not About Being Nice Expect The Pga Tour To Stick To Its Bad-Cop Role In Cart Controversy

Casey Martin this week has won the right to ride, but the issue will be debated in courtrooms and barrooms for years. Photo by Associated Press


To Win, Broncos Must Be Control Freaks

They are 12-point underdogs, as the AFC team always seems to be this time of year. They are given no chance to win Super Bowl XXXII, the same chance the …


Cowboys’ Season Went South In A Hurry

Michael Irvins’ season has been plagued by dropped passes. Photo by Associated Press


Even With Soft Schedule, 49ers Seem Top Team

Hanks


Bledsoe Grows At Ease With Nfl Lifestyle

Veteran quarterback Drew Bledsoe has become more relaxed around the media this season. Photo by Associated Press


Ducks In Danger In This Shootout

Mike Bellotti


Experts Predict Public Will Pay To See Tyson Fight

Tyson


Interleague Baseball Has A Lot Going For It

Admit it, all you baseball purists. This weekend wasn’t so painful, was it? That standing ovation for Cal Ripken in Atlanta. Those fans booing Joe Carter in Philadelphia. The scene …


Gold May Outshine Silver In Charm’s Race For Crown

Whenever a horse has won the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness, the key issue in the Belmont Stakes is whether he can do it again. Will he maintain his sharp …


Eastman Not Buying Into Theory That Nice Guys Finish Last

“And now, let’s meet your 1997-98 Washington State University Cougars … “Starting at guard, a 5-10 sophomore out of Troop 242, with twelve merit badges and a four-point GPA, halo-ing …


Ncaa Tourney Field Takes Shape

League races count the most in the Big Ten, Pacific-10 and Ivy League, where regular-season basketball champions are the automatic qualifiers to the NCAA Tournament. Last week was a big …


Sonics Face Challenge In West

Charles Barkley and the Houston Rockets have challenged Gary Payton and the Sonics for Western Conference supremacy. Photo by Associated Press


Gators Deserve Lofty Perch

To all you people screaming about the injustice of college football’s bowls-and-polls system, please shut up. Steve Spurrier might be an egotistical jerk - how arrogant, putting on a windbreaker …


Nfl’s Old Guard Rises In Defense Of Its Supremacy

This may not sit well in the Carolinas - where the second-year expansion team is seen as having a legitimate shot at the Super Bowl - but the line for …


When Money Talks, Bowls Pay Attention

At Florida State, coach Bobby Bowden feels like a man forced to settle for a date with his cousin. Brigham Young is praying for divine intervention among the college football …


Don’t Pin All Your Hopes On Green Bay Dallas, Denver Most Likely To Compete In Super Bowl

Reggie White has helped the Packers stand tall. Photo by Associated Press


Locke Shortens Northwest’s Lease On Its Nfl Life

Even before he’s officially installed as governor for the great state of Washington, outgoing King County executive Gary Locke has another political opportunity. He could be a shoo-in to be …