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Local hoop players at Pacific Lutheran set for unique season

January 21, 2021, 6:30pm College

The Pacific Lutheran men's basketball team, which features a couple of Clark County standouts Seth Hall and Ethan Smith, will tip off a very odd season this weekend when the… Read story

Hot-shooting Utah beats Washington State, 71-56

January 21, 2021, 10:03pm College

The balanced, potent Utah Utes offense handed Washington State a stinging 71-56 defeat at home on Thursday night. Read story

 

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Fall sports, including football, would be allowed to start on Feb. 1 under current WIAA guidelines. But that doesn't mean chinstraps will be buckled next month. Much of that depends on the region's COVID-19 metrics and the decisions of local leagues and schools. 
 (Files/The Columbian)

Martinez: Coaches, ADs in scramble mode with fall sports first

The announcement last week from the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association has put everyone into scramble mode — high school athletes, coaches and especially, athletic directors.

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Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard passes the ball during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs in Portland, Ore., Monday, Jan. 18, 2021. The Spurs won 125-104. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)

Grizzlies-Blazers called off; NBA stresses new protocols

Contact tracing issues for the Memphis Grizzlies meant they would not have enough players eligible to play in Portland on Wednesday night, leading to the…

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Washington State coach Kyle Smith, center, talks to the team during a break in play in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Utah in Pullman, Wash., Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)

Hot-shooting Utah beats Washington State, 71-56

The balanced, potent Utah Utes offense handed Washington State a stinging 71-56 defeat at home on Thursday night.

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The International Olympic Committee, led by President Thomas Bach, is pushing back against reports that the postponed Tokyo Olympics will be canceled and will not open on July 23. The Tokyo Games were postponed 10 months ago at the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, and now their future appears threatened again.

Amid cancellation talk, Tokyo Olympics ‘focused on hosting’

The International Olympic Committee, led by President Thomas Bach, is pushing back against reports that the postponed Tokyo Olympics will be canceled and will not open on July 23. The Tokyo Games were postponed 10 months ago at the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, and now their future appears threatened again.

January 21, 2021, 7:33pm Nation & World

IOC President Thomas Bach and local organizers are pushing back against reports that the postponed Tokyo Olympics will be canceled. Read story

In this March 15, 2018 photo, people watch coverage of the first round of the NCAA college basketball tournament at the Westgate Superbook sports book in Las Vegas.

Bill to expand sports gambling introduced in Washington Legislature

In this March 15, 2018 photo, people watch coverage of the first round of the NCAA college basketball tournament at the Westgate Superbook sports book in Las Vegas.

January 21, 2021, 11:11am Latest News

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A bill to expand sports gambling in Washington state beyond Indian casinos and into privately-owned card rooms has been introduced in the state Legislature for the second consecutive year. Read story

Anglers try their luck for trout at Klineline Pond in Salmon Creek Park in Vancouver recently. With most indoor recreation shut down because of the COVID-19 pandemic, more and more people are turning to fishing, hunting, and other outdoor activities.

Lockdown leads to surge of new anglers, hunters in region

Anglers try their luck for trout at Klineline Pond in Salmon Creek Park in Vancouver recently. With most indoor recreation shut down because of the COVID-19 pandemic, more and more people are turning to fishing, hunting, and other outdoor activities.

January 21, 2021, 6:00am Newsletter

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way the people of Washington state recreate. Read story

Players warm up for an NCAA college basketball game between Colorado and Washington on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Seattle.

Washington snaps 8-game skid, topples Colorado 84-80

Players warm up for an NCAA college basketball game between Colorado and Washington on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Seattle.

January 20, 2021, 9:09pm College

SEATTLE (AP) — Marcus Tsohonis scored a career-high 27 off the bench, Erik Stevenson added 17 points before fouling out, and Washington picked up its first conference win of the season beating Colorado 84-80 on Wednesday night. Read story

FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2019, file photo, Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott speaks to reporters during the Pac-12 Conference women's NCAA college basketball media day in San Francisco. Scott is stepping down at the end of June 2021, ending an 11-year tenure in which the conference landed a transformational billion dollar television deal but struggled to keep up with some of its Power Five peers when it came to revenue and exposure. (AP Photo/D.

Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott will step down in June

FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2019, file photo, Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott speaks to reporters during the Pac-12 Conference women's NCAA college basketball media day in San Francisco. Scott is stepping down at the end of June 2021, ending an 11-year tenure in which the conference landed a transformational billion dollar television deal but struggled to keep up with some of its Power Five peers when it came to revenue and exposure. (AP Photo/D.

January 20, 2021, 9:08pm College

Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott is stepping down at the end of June, ending an 11-year tenure in which the conference landed a transformational billion dollar television deal but struggled to keep up with some of its Power Five peers when it came to revenue and exposure. Read story

Fishing report: Northern pikeminnow program meets its goal

January 20, 2021, 9:06pm Outdoors

The Northern Pikeminnow Sport Reward Program met its annual goal to remove 10% to 20% of pikeminnow in the Columbia and Snake rivers that prey on juvenile salmon and steelhead, the Bonneville Power Administration reported. Read story

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Local anglers stung by surprised ticket

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January 20, 2021, 9:04pm Newsletter

Rick Jordan of Beaverton, Ore., took two friends out for a day of fishing for sturgeon in The Dalles Pool on Jan. 5. His friends in the boat, Rod and Neddie Morris of Vancouver, were looking forward to a day of fishing. Read story

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard passes the ball during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs in Portland, Ore., Monday, Jan. 18, 2021. The Spurs won 125-104.

Grizzlies-Blazers called off; NBA stresses new protocols

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard passes the ball during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs in Portland, Ore., Monday, Jan. 18, 2021. The Spurs won 125-104.

January 20, 2021, 4:06pm Blazers

Contact tracing issues for the Memphis Grizzlies meant they would not have enough players eligible to play in Portland on Wednesday night, leading to the 16th game postponement for coronavirus-related reasons by the NBA this season. Read story