In sports briefs from Tuesday, Gonzaga's game vs. Pepperdine on Thursday is now at 6 p.m., the NBA and its players put more COVID-19 safety measures in place after five postponed games, and No. 7 Michigan remains undefeated with a rout of No. 9 Wisconsin.

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I'm sure many people were parsing quarterback Russell Wilson's words and reading his body language Thursday, searching for signs of discontent in the wake of the jarring end to the Seahawks' season, Pete Carroll's stated desire to run the ball more often and the subsequent firing of offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer.

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Tommy Lasorda lived long enough to see the Dodgers break the drought of his lifetime and win the team’s first World Series since he, Kirk Gibson and Orel Hershiser gave them the most improbable one 32 years earlier.

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The other day I found myself asking a fellow media member, "Do you have an Otter of the Zoom so I can tweet some quotes?" I can only imagine what 1979 me, just starting out in the sportswriting business with what can only be called rudimentary technology at my disposal, would have made of that sentence.

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The Huskies announced the inevitable Friday: Because of the team-wide spread of COVID-19 that had already knocked them out of a showdown with Oregon for the Pac-12 North title last Saturday, and caused them to pull out of the Pac-12 championship game that was to be played Friday, the Huskies said they were also abandoning their plans to participate in a bowl game.

Scattered across the Blue Mountains, along most drainages in the riparian buffers, lives a powerful, diurnal hunter that causes fear and panic in all the small songbirds, mice and lizards in its territory.

During a season in which six of the Seahawks’ eight wins have been decided by one score, Jason Myers has been as valuable as he is accurate. He has nailed all 15 of his field-goal attempts this year and, dating to last season, has made 26 in a row.

Ever since I was lucky enough to become the executive director at the WIAA, I’ve told our staff and membership that we are in the memory-making business. Those memories can be made in any town, large or small, in any sport or activity, at a mid-week practice, a senior night, or a state championship final.

Our guide Sancho carefully drew a map in the air with his index finger, uttering words that cause fly anglers to scratch their chins with a measure of dignity, before scratching themselves.

Ron Meek and I stood on the banks of Boulder River near Big Timber and watched a jet boat the size of a Florida shrimper power up the roiling water that dumped from the Absaroka Range into the Yellowstone.

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Watching televised replays of sporting events has proved to be one way to fill the void of live-action games that have been plunged into a deep freeze for a good two months because of the coronavirus.