Two minute drill: Keys to victory for Washington State against Arizona

Don’t take your eyes off … There were two Pac-12 teams that offered J.J. Taylor out of Centennial High School in the Los Angeles area: the one he’s playing for and the one he’s playing against Saturday at Martin Stadium. Arizona and Washington State were also the only Power Five schools interested in the redshirt …

Ex-Eastern Washington star quarterbacks Bo Levi Mitchell, Matt Nichols square

Winnipeg quarterback Matt Nichols has been one of the more steady arms in the Canadian Football League, but the nine-year veteran has yet to reach Canada’s Super Bowl equivalent: the Grey Cup. If the ex-Eastern Washington star can get past the Calgary Stampeders on Sunday in the West Division title game, he’ll finally clear that …

Republic, Washington, considers becoming a 'sanctuary city' to protect gun rights

The Republic, Washington, City Council is mulling legislation to shield itself from state and national laws that limit Second Amendment gun rights, including the recently passed Initiative 1639. Republic Mayor Elbert Koontz said on Monday the Republic City Council will begin discussing the idea of becoming a “sanctuary city.” The move has widespread support within …

Analysis: Gonzaga absorbs Texas A&M's early shots, pulls away for comfortable win

Gonzaga was expecting a stout challenge from Texas A&M, nicely timed before the loaded eight-team Maui Invitational begins a three-day run Monday. The short-handed Aggies complied, for most of the first half. The third-ranked Zags created some separation late in the first half and controlled the second for a 94-71 victory in front of a …

Unbeaten Community Colleges of Spokane enjoys journey on, off volleyball court

Community Colleges of Spokane volleyball coach Jenni Hull walked into Tuesday’s practice and said softly in tone but loudly in spirit: “It’s a great day to be a Sasquatch.” There have been a ton of great days this season for the Sasquatch, who wrapped up a spotless 35-0 regular season last week and next tries …

Under threat of lawsuit, Idaho temporarily closes spring steelhead fishing

Under threat of a lawsuit, the Idaho Fish and Game Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to temporarily suspend steelhead fishing on the Snake River, Salmon River and other waterways throughout the state. The fisheries will close on Dec. 7 and will not reopen for a spring season. The spring season was scheduled to open Jan. 1. …

FDA signals crackdown on flavored cigars to reduce youth use of tobacco

Scott Gottlieb, commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, signaled Tuesday the agency plans action against flavored cigars – products that are especially popular among African American teens – as part of an aggressive effort to reduce underage vaping and smoking expected to be announced this week. His comments came on the same day that …

Washington State, Arizona to kick off at 7:30 pm Saturday in ESPN game

PULLMAN – A third straight Washington State football game will air nationally on ESPN, but it’ll come at the cost of another late start. Taking advantage of a six-day selection window, ESPN picked up next Saturday’s game between No. 10 WSU and Arizona. Kickoff between the Cougars and Wildcats will be at 7:30 p.m. at …