Spokane Chiefs' fans toss thousands of teddy bears for kids

<p><p>Throwing objects onto the field, court or ice is normally forbidden at sporting events.</p></p><p><p>But it was encouraged Saturday night for the Chiefs’ annual Teddy Bear Toss as the Spokane Chiefs faced the Seattle Thunderbirds at the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena.</p></p><p><p>Fans of all ages hurled 5,175 teddy bears and other stuffed animals of all shapes, colors…Continue Reading

No. 16 Alabama puts on offensive clinic, upsets No. 3 Gonzaga 91-82 at Battle in Seattle

<p><p>SEATTLE – When Mark Few gave his initial scouting report of Alabama, Gonzaga’s coach hinted at the “high-octane offense” the Crimson Tide would bring to Seattle for Saturday’s Top 25, nationally televised showdown.</p></p><p><p>The third-ranked Bulldogs knew what was coming but still couldn’t weather the offensive storm Alabama unleashed at Climate Pledge Arena, losing 91-82 to…Continue Reading

Three cases of omicron variant discovered in Washington state

<p><p>Washington state health authorities Saturday confirmed three cases of the omicron variant of the coronavirus have been found in Thurston, Pierce and King counties. At least one of the three people infected had been vaccinated.</p></p><p><p>The patients, two men and one woman, range in age from 20 to 39, according to the Washington State Department of…Continue Reading

Commentary: Gonzaga's lack of purpose, effort in first half against Alabama cause for concern

<p><p>About a week ago, the question among Gonzaga fans was: Is this the year?</p></p><p><p>You know, THE year?</p></p><p><p>They’ve had fast starts before, but this November, whoa, sizzling.</p></p><p><p>With their veterans looking tournament ready and the kids playing with surprising maturity, the Zags torched No. 5 Texas and No. 2 UCLA, and were convincing in a slightly off-peak…Continue Reading

Updates: No. 3 Gonzaga takes on No. 16 Alabama in the Battle for Seattle

<p><h3></h3></p><p><h3></h3></p><p><h3>First half</h3></p><p><p><strong>4:41 – Alabama 36, GU 30: </strong>A five-point outburst in less than a minute forces a Tide timeout. Four points off of turnovers, including a slam. </p></p><p><p><strong><strong>5:32 – Alabama 36, GU 25:</strong></strong> Mark Few is unhappy with the defensive rotations by the Bulldogs after another made 3 for Alabama. He calls a timeout, chatting with the refs…Continue Reading

Recap and highlights: No. 16 Alabama shoots its way to large halftime lead, hangs on to beat No. 3 Gonzaga in Seattle

<p><p><!–[photoset id=11615]–></p></p><p><p>It was a day to remember for Alabama, winning the Southeastern Conference Championship over No. 1 Georgia in football, and a night cap win over No. 3 Gonzaga in basketball. </p></p><p><p>Despite being underdogs in both games, the pair of Bulldogs were the ones outmatched.</p></p><p><p>The Crimson Tide (7-1) cruised to a 16-point lead at halftime over…Continue Reading

Idaho legislator appointed as Blaine County commissioner

<p><p>Rep. Muffy Davis, D-Ketchum, has been appointed to the Blaine County Commission by Gov. Brad Little, vacating her seat in the Idaho Legislature, according to a press release from the governor’s office.</p></p><p><p>Davis, 49, was serving her second term in the Legislature. She replaces Blaine County Commissioner Jacob Greenberg, who is stepping away from the position…Continue Reading