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Stanford, Washington St look to redeem disappointing seasons

Nov. 15, 2019 1:36 PM EST

Stanford and Washington State will face off Saturday trying to take the next step toward redeeming disappointing seasons. Both teams need to win two of their next three games to qualify for a bowl, a solid goal for programs out of contention in the Pac-12 that have made a habit of getting to the postseason in...

After 20 years, Washington tribe hopes to hunt whales again

Nov. 14, 2019 7:51 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Patrick DePoe was in high school the last time his Native American tribe in Washington state was allowed to hunt whales. He was on a canoe that greeted the crew towing in the body of a gray whale. His shop class worked to clean the bones and reassemble the skeleton, which hangs in a tribal...

Fentanyl overdose kills Washington state Olympic athlete

Nov. 14, 2019 3:48 PM EST

MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — Washington state medical examiners have confirmed that an Olympic discus thrower found dead in his hotel room in September died from a fentanyl overdose. KOMO-TV reports that Snohomish County medical examiners ruled that the death of 42-year-old Jarred Rome was an accident after...

Carroll’s latest Seahawks proving to be resilient bunch

Nov. 14, 2019 2:24 PM EST

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Quandre Diggs became part of the Seattle Seahawks less than a month ago. He has appeared in one game during that time. His only bond to the Seahawks before his arrival via trade from Detroit was a longstanding friendship with wide receiver Tyler Lockett. He has no lengthy history or...

UCLA’s hopes for South title still alive facing No. 8 Utah

Nov. 14, 2019 12:15 PM EST

Here are some things to watch this week in the Pac-12 Conference: GAME OF THE WEEK: UCLA at No. 8 Utah. Strange as it sounds, the Bruins could throw a giant wrench into the Pac-12’s hopes of returning to the College Football Playoff by pulling an unlikely upset in Salt Lake City. Utah holds a one-game lead...

Old dogs, new tricks: 10,000 pets needed for science

Nov. 14, 2019 7:20 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Can old dogs teach us new tricks? Scientists are looking for 10,000 pets for the largest-ever study of aging in canines. They hope to shed light on human longevity too. The project will collect a pile of pooch data: vet records, DNA samples, gut microbes and information on food and walks....

Esper: US could alter military drills to boost NKorea talks

Nov. 13, 2019 2:23 PM EST

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. (AP) — Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Wednesday that he is open to the possibility of altering American military activities in South Korea if it would help advance a diplomatic deal with North Korea to eliminate its nuclear program. In an interview with reporters flying...

Santa Clara beats Washington St. 70-62 for 3-0 start

Nov. 13, 2019 12:37 AM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — All the playing time players like Willie Caruso and Trey Wertz got as freshman last season at Santa Clara is paying off early this year. Caruso had 22 points and 10 rebounds and Wertz scored 18 to help Santa Clara wrap up a perfect three-game homestand to start the season with a...

Carter scores career-high 37 in Seattle's 115-81 win

Nov. 13, 2019 12:28 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Myles Carter scored a career-high 37 points, matched a personal best with 15 rebounds and Seattle beat Division III opponent Pacific (Oregon) 115-81 on Tuesday night. The victory gave coach Jim Hayford his 400th victory in his 20th year as a college head coach. Carter, a senior, was 11-of-12...

Stewart leads No. 20 Washington past Mount St. Mary's 56-46

Nov. 13, 2019 12:08 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Coming off a marquee win to open the season, Washington spent the first 20 minutes looking unenthusiastic and sluggish. What was expected to be an easy home opener before another big weekend showdown turned into a bigger fight than the Huskies expected. Isaiah Stewart scored 16 points and...