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Angels Ballgame May Break Out At Theme Park

The guys from the Bronx Zoo may find themselves wondering if they’ve accidentally stumbled into Disneyland. When the New York Yankees and Anaheim Angels play their season-opener today, it will …

Reds Deal Burba To A.L. Champs

Dave Burba, who was supposed to be Cincinnati’s opening day pitcher, will now be stretching for the Cleveland Indians. Photo by Associated Press

Kentucky Fans Are Party Pros


Wildcats Have Good History Against Utah

After this year, office pools will never be the same. An NCAA Tournament already packed with surprises sprung one of its biggest Saturday night, when Utah upset North Carolina to …

Bullinger Wants Chance To Pitch

Seattle Mariners left-hander Jamie Moyer fires away at the Colorado Rockies in a Cactus League game. Seattle rallied for a 9-7 victory. Photo by Associated Press

Gsl Track Season Starts With New Look

The Greater Spokane League track season starts earlier than usual with a new look. With the addition of Mt. Spokane, the league has broken into two five-team divisions. Instead of …

Calls Have Rams Seething

Kentucky guard Wayne Turner’s play was a key for helping the Wildcats move on to the Final Four. Photo by Associated Press

Broncos, Titans Rely On 3 Guards

Rashod Johnson fearlessly fires off-balance 3-pointers, challenges his conservative-thinking coach and celebrates with shimmies, shakes and smiles. Saddi Washington usually plays it safe, measuring opponents and analyzing weaknesses before smoothly …

Sampras Still First

Jan-Michael Gambill strokes his way past Andre Agassi and into the Champions Cup semifinals. Photo by Associated Press

Rose Could Preach Baseball In Return For Enshrinement

When Rose spoke last week, the Reds’ minor-leaguers listened. And the franchise will pay the price. Photo by Associated Press

Huskies Get At-Large Berth, End 12-Year Drought

Robert “Tractor” Traylor (54) and his Michigan teammates celebrate the Wolverines’ Big Ten title. Photo by Associated Press

UW Women Open Tourney At Purdue

The University of Washington women’s basketball team scored an at-large berth in the NCAA tournament Sunday. The No. 13-seeded Huskies were matched against No. 4-seeded Purdue at the Boilermakers’ home …

New Voice Gets Heard

For most, the dream is to play in the State B Tournament. For Bob Tyllia, the dream was to call a game over the public-address system. So, go ahead and …

La Conner’s Otis Plays In Memory Of Brother

Andy Otis scores against Curlew. Photo by Roger Ames/The Spokesman-Review

Wherever Wilson Sits, He’s At Home

If this is the first week of March, it must be State B Tournament time. If the State B is here, Larry Wilson must be in the house. Yep. There …

St. John-Endicott Shows It Can Win With Little Offense

They’re in the Final Four because they defend. The St. John-Endicott Eagles have waded through two state tournament games defying the fundamental concept. Put the brown thing in the round …

Whits Seeded No. 8 In Naia Tournament

Whitworth College will face Berea College (Ky.) in the first round of the NAIA Division II men’s basketball tournament, which starts next Wednesday at Nampa, Idaho. The pairings were announced …

Cedar Park Has Grown Up From Nothing


Fame Flees For Injured Cascade Ace

It was his first and only crack at the state tournament, so Adam Barringer was in street clothes Wednesday, his expression understandably glum. He tried to do what he could …

Lobos Adjust To Loss Of Heart, Soul

Royce Olney wasn’t thinking about an NBA career. Never did. Never will. He was always pointing toward cracking New Mexico’s starting lineup, turning a regional program into a consistent top-25 …

Trout Lake Boys Told To Go Fish

District 5 eligibility committee members didn’t budge from last week’s decision, meaning boys Class B third-ranked Trout Lake won’t compete at next week’s state tournament in the Arena. Despite emotional …

Hoping For Another Chance Baseball’s Bad Boys Look For Opportunity To Play

Tony Phillips, who pleaded guilty to cocaine possession after being arrested in August, may hook on with the Mets. Photo by Associated Press

Earnhardt Rule To Force Teams To Loosen Up

A lot of people close to NASCAR’s Winston Cup series are saying the latest aerodynamic changes are going to benefit some drivers more than others. Some people are calling it …

The Bigger They Are Battered Tomba Withdraws From Slalom, Makes Quiet Exit From Olympics

Mediocrity doesn’t sit well with Alberto Tomba, but his disappointing run in the slalom convinced him to become a spectator. Photo by Associated Press

Ruen An Attention-Getter At A-1

Post Falls’ Desiree Johnson fires over Eagle defender in Friday’s semifinal loss. Photo by Jesse Tinsley/The Spokesman-Review

Men Behaving Badly Bettman Promises Action Against Nhl Players Who Trashed Rooms After Loss

American Christine Witty finds the inside edge to the silver medal in women’s 1,000-meter speedskating. Photo by Associated Press

Get Your Souvenirs Nhl Jerseys, Pins, Buddhist Items Among Most Popular With Tourists

1. Italy’s Deborah Compagnoni stays on track during her first run in the women’s slalom. Photo by Associated Press 2. Samppa Lajunen helps Finland take the first-day lead in Nordic …

Harada Saves Face Japanese Skier Thrills Country With Record Jump That Decides Team Title

Gold medal winner Nikki Stone of the U.S. turned the skiing world upside down while winning the women’s freestyle aerials. Photo by Associated Press

Back-To-Back Golds Russian Ice Dancers Make Olympic History With A Second Straight Victory

Russians Pasha Grishuk and Yevgeny Platov celebrate after completing their golf-medal dance at the Winter Olympics. Photo by Associated Press

Dodgers Fail To Meet Piazza’s Deadline For Contract Extension

All-star catcher Mike Piazza arrived at Dodgertown in Vero Beach, Fla., but the day didn’t bring what he had hoped for. As expected, the Los Angeles Dodgers failed to meet …