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What’s left on Seahawks’ free agent to-do list? Resolving Jadeveon Clowney’s situation, adding RBs, QBs

We’re two weeks into the NFL free-agent signing period – players were first allowed to negotiate with teams on March 16 – and the pace of activity is predictably beginning …

Arizona State’s Remy Martin declares for NBA draft

Martin led the Sun Devils with 19.1 points. 4.1 assists and 3.1 rebounds in 2019-20.

Lionel Messi says Barcelona players taking 70% pay cut

In a letter critical of Barcelona club officials, Lionel Messi said Monday he and his teammates are taking a 70% cut in salaries because of the shutdown caused by the …

USA Rugby filing for bankruptcy amid coronavirus shutdown

USA Rugby has decided to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy because its financial woes have been exacerbated by the coronavirus shutdown.

UPDATED: Mon., March 30, 2020

Tokyo Olympics rescheduled for July 23-Aug. 8 in 2021

The Tokyo Olympics will open next year in the same time slot scheduled for this year’s games.

Washington cancels youth turkey hunts

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife canceled the youth turkey hunt, scheduled for April 4-5. The cancellation is the latest in a long string of cancellations in response to …

UPDATED: Mon., March 30, 2020

NCAA to give spring sport athletes extra year of eligibility

The NCAA will permit spring sport athletes who had their seasons shortened by the coronavirus outbreak to have an additional year of eligibility.

UPDATED: Mon., March 30, 2020

Pac-12 Conference extends ban on organized team activities

Pac-12 student-athletes, including the football players at Washington State who’d yet to hold a spring practice under new coach Nick Rolovich, won’t be able to regroup for organized team activities …

Biologists count 57 mountain goats in Idaho Selkirks

Idaho biologists counted 57 mountain goats in the Idaho Selkirks in February, the first survey of the sure-footed bovids in that range since 2001.

Water cooler: Will 2021 Tokyo Olympics become the spring games?

Imagine a gorgeous spring day in Tokyo

Timmy Hill virtual winner of NASCAR’s live iRacing event

Timmy Hill won NASCAR’s virtual race aired nationally during the sports shutdown caused by the new coronavirus.

Virus forces cancellation of Boxing Hall of Fame induction ceremony

The International Boxing Hall of Fame has canceled its Hall of Fame weekend in June because of the coronavirus pandemic

UPDATED: Sun., March 29, 2020

Former Washington football coach Jim Lambright dies at 77

Former Washington football coach Jim Lambright has died at age 77, the school announced on Sunday.

UPDATED: Sun., March 29, 2020

Former EWU standout Venky Jois enjoying his home away from home in America

Since his days at Eastern Washington University between 2012 and 2016, Venky Jois has seen much of the world. But the 26-year-old admits there’s no place like the States, which …

UPDATED: Sun., March 29, 2020

Lost spring: Group of Whitworth senior athletes talk about the abrupt end to their seasons

Like those on college campuses across the country, the Whitworth fields and courts are all but empty these days.

UPDATED: Sun., March 29, 2020

Locally: Former Gonzaga standout Zykera Rice earns several honors in first professional season overseas

Impressive. In a word, that describes the rookie professional basketball season of Zykera Rice.

UPDATED: Sun., March 29, 2020

Couch slouch: From pub darts to Keith Olbermann, some new ideas for ESPN programming

ESPN without sports is like NASA without space. But ESPN is smarter than NASA – it can still thrive even if its world explodes into the atmosphere. Here is a …

Stranded snowbirds: Spread of the coronavirus has left full-time RVers and van dwellers on the run

The changes started slowly – little things like looking just a little harder to find water – and then crescendoed, a cascade of closures and cancellations and leery looks leading …

Washington fishing closure necessary to slow spread of virus, draws ire of anglers

The decision Wednesday to close fishing throughout the state sent waves throughout Washington’s angling community.

This Date in Baseball: March 29

This Date in Baseball for March 29

UPDATED: Sat., March 28, 2020

What happens next: A three-part series on the abrupt end to Washington State’s basketball season

Before the season started, Kyle Smith and the data-infatuated assistants on his Washington State coaching staff tried to handicap where the Cougars would land on Ken Pomeroy’s rankings map when …

UPDATED: Sat., March 28, 2020

All-Region teams: Tyson Degenhart, Jayda Noble head The Spokesman-Review’s big-school teams

Another basketball season is in the books and with most of the big awards handed out, it’s time to announce the 2020 edition of The Spokesman-Review all-region teams.

Gonzaga adds Texas to nonconference schedule next two seasons

The Zags will begin a two-game series with Texas in Austin on Nov. 13. The Longhorns will come to the McCarthey Athletic Center the following season.

UPDATED: Sun., March 29, 2020

‘He never had a sad day.’ Before unexpected death, ‘fun-loving’ Bryce Beekman left lasting impact on Washington State teammates

For two or three hours every day last fall, Bryce Beekman endeared himself to Washington State teammates with an irresistible smile and unmistakable laugh. Some, like Easop Winston Jr., were …

UPDATED: Sat., March 28, 2020

Gonzaga, Kansas agree to home-and-home series beginning in December 2022

The Zags and Jayhawks have agreed to a home-and-home series, beginning in Dec. 2022, at famed Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, according to a source. The return game will be in …

UPDATED: Sat., March 28, 2020

Cancellation of pro day shifts course for Eastern Washington products aiming for NFL

Eastern Washington football players who’ve been training vigorously since the end of last fall to impress scouts – many who’ve hired agents and personal trainers to help heighten their chances …

UPDATED: Sat., March 28, 2020

Paul Newberry: As we battle coronavirus, don’t forget 1919 Stanley Cup

Anyone who scoffs at the idea of shutting down sports to deal with the coronavirus outbreak needs a primer on the 1919 Stanley Cup Final

UPDATED: Sat., March 28, 2020

Analysis: Jadeveon Clowney watch continues for Seahawks with no apparent end in sight

As of Saturday, the Clowney watch is now on day 13, which seems a fitting time for an update. Not that there appears to be much of one.

UT athletic director: Shaka Smart to remain for next season

Texas will stick with coach Shaka Smart next season after the Longhorns won five of their final six games and were fighting for a spot in the NCAA Tournament before …

NCAA’s greatest hits: Austin Carr’s record 61 points in 1970

Austin Carr played at Notre Dame in an era when prolific scorers dominated the college game.