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Hicks, Walker combine for 51 pts; Morehead St. beats UMKC

Nov. 16, 2018 11:57 PM EST

CHENEY, Wash. (AP) — A.J. Hicks had a career-high 28 points and Jordan Walker scored 23, including five of Morehead State's 15 3-pointers, to help Morehead State never trailed in its 99-89 win over UMKC on Friday night in the 2K Empire Classic sub-regional game. Lamontray Harris had 11 points and 13...

Green Bay trio sparks OT win over Eastern Washington

Nov. 16, 2018 11:12 PM EST

CHENEY, Wash. (AP) — ShanQuan Hemphill and reserve Jayquan McCloud scored 19 points apiece and Cody Schwartz came off the bench to score 18 to help Green Bay turn back Eastern Washington 82-78 in overtime on Friday night. Sandy Cohen III, who finished with nine points, 13 rebounds, seven assists, three...

A look at Americans who have been detained in North Korea

Nov. 16, 2018 9:09 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea says it is expelling American Bruce Byron Lowrance after he slipped unlawfully into the police state known for its anti-U.S. fervor. He is believed to be the same person who was deported by South Korea a year ago after being caught wandering near the mine-strewn border...

Group finalizes endangered orcas proposals with ban on tours

Nov. 16, 2018 6:26 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — A Washington state task force on critically endangered Northwest orcas is calling for a temporary ban on boat tours as part of a slate of recommendations to Gov. Jay Inslee ahead of the next legislative session. The group wants to suspend whale-watching boat tours focused on the orcas for...

Seahawks get crucial win to stay in NFC playoff conversation

Nov. 16, 2018 5:35 PM EST

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — For the Seattle Seahawks to have a say in the NFC playoff picture, they had to get past Green Bay. A loss would have likely proved too much to overcome with games remaining against Carolina, Minnesota and Kansas City. So Pete Carroll celebrated Thursday's win in the way everyone would...

No. 17 Washington can't afford stumble against Oregon State

Nov. 16, 2018 2:19 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — For all the hype that surrounded No. 17 Washington before the year began and the disappointment of being out of the College Football Playoff conversation by midseason, the Huskies still have a legitimate shot at a more than acceptable consolation prize. The Rose Bowl still carries...

Cougars seek step toward Pac-12 North title vs Arizona

Nov. 16, 2018 12:35 PM EST

Washington State has a big game looming against rival No. 17 Washington that could determine the Pac-12 North title and extend the No. 8 Cougars' longshot bid for the College Football Playoff. But the Apple Cup is next week. First, there's the matter of Saturday's game against Arizona. "There is nothing more...

Cal hoping to end 8-year skid against Stanford in Big Game

Nov. 16, 2018 10:40 AM EST

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — California coach Justin Wilcox has always emphasized to his players the importance of keeping an even-keel approach every week. With a pivotal Pac-12 game against rival Stanford coming up, Wilcox is relaxing his approach a little. "It's one of the greatest rivalries in college...

Man who raped dying woman gets less than 3 years in prison

Nov. 16, 2018 9:48 AM EST

LYNNWOOD, Wash. (AP) — A 20-year-old Washington state man was sentenced Thursday to less than three years in prison for raping a high school student as she died from a drug overdose and texting semi-nude photos of her. Superior Court Judge Linda Krese said Thursday she could not sentence Brian Varela to...

Norvell lifts No. 3 Gonzaga over Texas A&M 94-71

Nov. 16, 2018 2:25 AM EST

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Gonzaga was flying up and down the court in the first half against Texas A&M, taking hurried shots, and coach Mark Few was not pleased. At halftime he told his team to slow down, and the No. 3 Bulldogs responded by blowing out the Aggies 94-71 on Thursday night. "We slowed a...