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NHL’s fancy stats go mainstream with website overhaul

The NHL’s fancy stats are going mainstream. The league announced Friday it is overhauling the statistics on its website to include advanced metrics. The multiyear partnership with software and database …


Seattle Mariners schedule, individual statistics

For 08-03-2014


Would free cocktails make Silver go away?

In the final installment of our three-part investigative series, “Statistics Are Non-Nutritional, and In Some Cases Will Kill You,” Couch Slouch deconstructs the myth of statistical superstar Nate Silver. I …


MLB Statistics

For 07-06-2014


Poise Carries Kentucky Past Upstart Utah

1. Coach Tubby Smith gets a victory ride after his Wildcats, led by game MVp Jeff Sheppard, left, netted him an NCAA chamionship in his first season at Kentucky with …


Tech Final Hurdle For Unbeaten Tennessee Lady Techsters’ Running Game Leaves Wolfpack Dreams In Dust

For a few moments anyway, North Carolina State could dream the dream. Then came Louisiana Tech’s devastating running game. Hello, reality. State’s giddy run through the NCAA Tournament to its …


Tech Final Hurdle For Unbeaten Tennessee Volunteers Ramble Past Razorbacks, Earn Shot At 3rd Straight Ncaa Title

Arkansas’ Karen Jones, left, outnumbered in rebound battle. Photo by Associated Press


Sonics Score Big Against Wizards Get Season-High 133 To Keep Pace In Race For Best Record

Detlef Schrempf and the Sonics had plenty of good looks against the Wizards. Photo by Associated Press


Vikings Bring Big Bats To Ballpark

Coeur d’Alene’s Bret Whiteman is the center of attention at home plate after his three-run home run in the Vikings’ nine-run fourth inning. Coeur d’Alene beat the Trojans 14-1. Photo …


Suns Rise To Occasion Phoenix Finds Way To Beat Sonics

For a team that was 0-2 against Seattle this season and had lost five straight against clubs with winning records, the Phoenix Suns were remarkably confident about playing the SuperSonics …


Sonics Miss Out On Sweep Los Angeles Gets First Victory Of Season Against Rival Seattle

Any psychological advantage the Los Angeles Lakers might have gained over the Seattle SuperSonics was completely lost on Shaquille O’Neal. “I failed psychology in high school and college - and …


Gonzaga Gets Sidelined By Hawaii

Anthony Carter scored a career-high 33 points as Hawaii held off Gonzaga 78-70 late Monday night to advance to the third round of the National Invitation Tournament. Carter, who scored …


No Place Like Home Quest Repeat As Abl Champ By Winning 3 At Columbus

Although the Columbus Quest had a dominating offense and a stingy defense all season, the team’s biggest advantage might have been its home court. Columbus won its second straight American …


Prairie Back On Top As 4a Girls Champ

Courtney Cushing scored 17 of her 19 points in the second half as Prairie won its second state title in five years with a 68-55 victory over Enumclaw Saturday in …


Garfield Wears State 4a Crown

The Garfield Bulldogs used their pressure defense and got 18 points from tournament MVP Jerry Petty to win their 11th state title Saturday with a 78-65 victory over Wilson of …


Ferris Girls Can’t Block Out Sehome, Take Home Eighth Place

The legs gave out before the hearts. Too many games battling too many bigger players took its toll on Ferris. The Saxons were destroyed on the boards and ultimately on …


Franklin Overpowers Ferris For Fifth Luckless Saxons Claim Eighth Place

Ferris’ Andre Atkins knifes into the lane. Photo by Christopher Anderson/The Spokesman-Review


Sonics Punish Wolves Send Strong Message With 34-Point Win

Seattle’s Vin Baker, right, makes Minnesota’s Sam Mitchell pay the price for bringing junk into his domain. Photo by Associated Press


Whits Bow Out At Buzzer Defending Champs Score Final 11 Points To Win By Three

Whitworth’s Tyler Jordan cuts to the hoop ahead of Bethel’s Rico Swanson. Photo by Rob Bartholomew/Special to The Spokesman-Review


Fifth-Place Pullman Looks To Promising Future

2A girls consolation Don’t put away those basketballs. Pullman would like to keep playing. The team that didn’t belong - the worst team in the field, according to the Tacoma …


Spiders Choke On UW’s Big Mac Macculloch Has 31 Points, 18 Boards As Washington Overturns Richmond

Washington’s Todd MacCulloch muscles up on Eric Poole. Photo by Associated Press


Lakeside Pulls It Off Seniors Lead Eagles To State Championship

1. From left, Lakeside players Bridget Ryan, Caryn Grubbs, Linsey Heebink, Katie Nuechtelein and Brianne Jolley enjoy the feeling of being state champs. Photo by Christopher Anderson/The Spokesman-Review 2. Lakeside’s …


Chewelah Finishes Strong, Takes Fifth

2A boys consolation Winning four consecutive games is the hardest task at the state basketball tournament, but two other chores come a close second. One is winning three straight after …


Elma Outguns Blaine For 2a Boys Championship

Ben Dougherty had 20 points and seven assists to spark the Elma Eagles (22-5) to a 98-89 victory over the Blaine Borderites (24-2) in the State 2A boys basketball championship. …


Ferris Girls Go Back To What Works In Win

There’s no guarantee Ferris will get a trophy out of the girls State 4A basketball tournament, but the Saxons proved a point late Thursday night. The Saxons rolled past Rogers …


CV Awakes To Send South Kitsap Home

4A girls The wakeup call Central Valley slept through Wednesday came through loud and clear on Thursday. Rikki Jackson drained a 3-pointer off the opening tip and the sixth-ranked Bears …


Cardinals Vault Into Semis Jackson Ignites 15-0 Rally To Dispatch Gnl Rival Pullman

Freddie Miller’s Medical Lake Cardinals, more so than Pullman, have taken flight at the state tournament, reaching the semifinals. Photo by Christopher Anderson/The Spokesman-Review


4a Roundup

Boys Wilson 63, Richland 58 Josh Tiggs scored 14 points in the fourth quarter to help the Rams (21-6) overcome a 13-point deficit and defeat the Bombers (22-5). Richland 18 …


A Roundup

Boys Blaine 74, Cleveland 61 Luke Ridnour scored 37 points and had five steals and four assists to lead the Border lites (23-1) over the Eagles (14-13) in a quarterfinal …


Ferris Boys Frustrate Bellarmine

UNPUBLISHED CORRECTION: The name of football player Jeremey Williams is misspelled in this story. The correct spelling was confirmed by his mother. 1. Tommy Servine, left, and Andre Atkins of …