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  • Mariners shut out again, fall to Red Sox 6-0

    BOSTON (AP) -- Brian Johnson had quite a turnaround in his second time on Fenway Park's mound. Johnson pitched a five-hitter in his first big league appearance at Fenway, and the Boston Red Sox stretched their winning streak to a season-high six games with a 6-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Saturday. The 26-year-old left-hander became the first Red Sox pitcher to throw a shutout in his first Fenway start since Pedro Martinez on April 11, 1998. In Johnson's first start in Fen...
  • Mariners fall to Red Sox 3-0

    BOSTON (AP) -- The Red Sox scored runs in bunches in tallying four consecutive victories. They leaned on pitching and defense to earn their latest. Eduardo Rodriguez pitched six scoreless innings and the Red Sox took advantage of a sloppy performance by the Seattle Mariners for their season-high fifth straight win, 3-0 on Friday night.

  • Nelson Cruz hits three-run home run in route to victory over Nationals

    Mariners beat Nationals 4-2 to snap losing streak

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Nelson Cruz greeted reliever Jacob Turner with a go-ahead, three-run homer in the sixth inning, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Washington Nationals 4-2 Thursday to stop a five-game losing streak.

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    New Orleans Saints Honor former Seahawks great Cortez Kennedy

    The New Orleans Saints opened Organized Team Activities this week, and early Thursday — two days after the passing of Seahawks Legend Cortez Kennedy — the team unveiled a decal on their gold helmets to honor the Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive tackle. On Twitter, the Saints announced they will sport a large No. 96 — Kennedy’s jersey number

  • The Mariners have gotten outscored 41-5 in their last five games

    Mariners drop 5th straight game falling to nationals 5-1

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Anthony Rendon hit a three-run homer for his eighth of the season, Tanner Roark allowed a run over seven innings and the Washington Nationals defeated the Seattle Mariners 5-1 on Wednesday night.
     

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    Report: Seattle Seahawks to meet with quarterback Colin Kaepernick

    The Seattle Seahawks are expected to meet with Colin Kaepernick on Wenesday as a possible backup to quarterback Russell Wilson, according to a report from NFL.com's Ian Rapoport. 

  • Mariners lose their 4th straight game

    Mariners give up 15 hits in a 10-1 loss to the Nationals

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Anthony Rendon homered twice and drove in five runs, Joe Ross returned from the minors to allow one run over a career high-tying eight innings, and the Washington Nationals routed the Seattle Mariners 10-1 on Tuesday night. Bryce Harper added his 14th homer and Jayson Werth hit his seventh

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    Mariners activate Robinson Cano off DL

    The Seattle Mariners activated 34-year-old Robinson Cano off the disabled list on Tuesday. Cano was placed on the 10-day disabled list after he strained his right quad. The Mariners have lost eight of their last eleven games since Cano last played on May 10th. In their last eleven games without Cano, the Mariners have scored just 30 runs and have just hit .203 as a team.

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    Seahawks remember hall of fame defensive tackle Cortez Kennedy

    The Seattle Seahawks family has lost one of its most beloved individuals and proudest icons. Cortez Kennedy, the Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive tackle who spent all 11 of his NFL seasons in Seattle, died Tuesday. He was 48. "Cortez Kennedy has been a pillar of the Seahawks franchise since joining the team as a rookie in 1990...

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    Seahawks' roster status after rookie minicamp

    The Seahawks welcomed to Seattle last week a rookie class that included 11 draft picks and eight undrafted free agents, a group that took part in a rookie minicamp last weekend. Now that rookies have joined the team and free agency has for the most part wound down...

  • West Alum, Jets' Linebacker Donahue Confident in NFL Future

    Just over three weeks ago the NFL draft concluded with only one Montana being selected in the seven round draft, and he wasn't a member of the Cats or the Griz. Former Billings West star Dylan Donahue was chosen with the 181st overall pick in the fifth round of the NFL Draft by the New York Jets.

  • Mariners have lost their last 5 out of 6 games

    Mariners lose third straight to White Sox, 8-1

    SEATTLE (AP) -- The Chicago White Sox offense staked Derek Holland to big lead before he took the mound, and Holland shut down the Seattle Mariners.

  • Mariners hold Athletics to two hits

    Mariners get shellacked by White Sox 16-1

    SEATTLE (AP) - Avisail Garcia homered in his first two at-bats and had a career-high six RBIs, and the Chicago White Sox battered Seattle's depleted pitching staff in a 16-1 win over the Mariners on Saturday night.      The White Sox knocked around Seattle starter Yovani Gallardo (2-4) and no one provided more shots than Garcia. He hit a three-run homer in the first inning, added a solo shot in the third and greeted reliever Dillon Overton with a two-run double in the f...
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    Video Game Review: Out of the Park Baseball 18

    Hi, my name is Sam Adams... and I'm a baseball strataholic.  Ever since I was in middle school, I was obsessed with baseball strategy games.  My first foray came with the board game "Strat-o-matic Baseball," before I graduated to the PC universe with "Tony LaRussa Baseball."  I loved constructing a super team of baseball players long before LeBron and Curry were building their super teams in the NBA. 

  • Senior vs West AA Softball Playoff

    Senior sweeps West in Class-AA Softball playoffs. Broncs advance to State-AA Tournament
  • Empire in danger of dropping out of playoff contention

    Empire drop 3rd straight game against Crush

    The Spokane Empire (7-5, 6-3) dropped their third straight game when they lost to the Colorado Crush (3-9, 2-8) on Thursday. Turnovers were the demise for the Empire, as quarterback Charles Dowdell threw..

  • Guillermo Heredia's base hit in the 9th lifts Mariners past White Sox

    Mariners win in walk-off fashion over White Sox 5-4

    SEATTLE (AP) -- Jarrod Dyson needed every bit of his speed to get into scoring position. Guillermo Heredia's clutch hit allowed Dyson a chance to jog home with winning run. Heredia's pinch-hit, two-out single in the ninth inning scored Dyson from second base to give the Seattle Mariners a 5-4 win over the Chicago White Sox on Thursday night.

  • Two forwards, two defensemen and one goalie will be at the camp

    Five Chiefs prospects to compete at U16 provincial camps in Canada

    SPOKANE, Wash. – The Spokane Chiefs will be represented by five of their 2017 WHL Bantam Draft selections at upcoming U16 provincial camps this summer in Canada. The Chiefs prospects – two forwards, two defensemen and one goalie – will compete to represent their respective provinces at the 2017 Western Canada U16 Challenge Cup in Calgary in October.

  • Throwback Thursday May 21st 1983 Boxer Marvin Camel

    Marvin Camel defeats Rocky Sekorski in Billings at Metrapark to win IBF Cruiserweight title.
  • Mariners hold Athletics to two hits

    Mariners blank Athletics in 4-0 win

    SEATTLE (AP) -- Christian Bergman pitched into the eighth inning for the best start of his career, Jean Segura extended his hitting streak to 16 games with a two-run single and the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics 4-0 on Wednesday night. Bergman (1-1) allowed two hits after holding Oakland hitless until the fifth inning.

  • Empire take on the Crush tomorrow at 6:30 p.m.

    Empire look to get back to winning ways against Crush

    The Spokane Empire (7-4,6-2) will try and end their two-game losing streak when they take on the Colorado Crush (6-4,3-1) on Thursday. This will be the third time these two teams have played this season, with the Empire outscoring the Crush 106-61 in their previous two matchups. The Spokane Empire are coming off a 62-32 loss to the Sioux Falls Storm and a 49-35 loss to the Arizona Rattlers.  This is the first time the Empire have back-to-back losses since the end of the 2016 reg...

  • Mariners have lost their last 5 out of 6 games

    Athletics score 5 runs in the 9th to beat Mariners 9-6

    SEATTLE (AP) -- Matt Joyce hit a two-run homer and Mark Canha added a three-run shot in a five-run ninth inning that rallied the Oakland Athletics to a 9-6 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night. Oakland squandered a 4-1 lead thanks to a key two-run error in the seventh and Kyle Seager's solo home run in the eighth that gave Seattle a 5-4 lead.

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    Sounders look to regain momentum tomorrow against Sporting Kansas City

    The Seattle Sounders will try to end their two-game losing streak when they travel to take on Sporting Kansas City on Wednesday. The Sounders have not had much luck playing Sporting KC in the regular season going 0-3-2 in their last five contests dating back to 2014. Despite their history, the Sounders are 7-4-3 all time against Sporting KC, including a 4-2-1 record on the road.

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    Mariners place Robinson Cano on 10-day disabled list

    Cano, 34, has missed the last 5 games with a sore right quad. He was hitting .296 (40x135) with 21 runs, 8 doubles, 8 home runs, 28 RBI, a .362 on-base percentage and an .895 OPS in 34 games with Seattle this season. In his last 21 games, he hit .349 (29x83) with 17 runs, 5 doubles, 7 home runs, 20 RBI and a 1.073 OPS. This is the first time he's been on the disabled list since June 27-Aug. 8, 2006 with a strained left hamstring

  • Cruz and Seager power Mariners to 6-5 win over Athletics

    Mariners escape near 9th inning collapse to beat Athletics 6-5

    SEATTLE (AP) -- Nelson Cruz and Kyle Seager each hit a two-run homer, and Yovani Gallardo pitched effectively into the seventh inning as the Seattle Mariners made the most of four hits to hold off the Oakland Athletics 6-5 on Monday night. Oakland scored twice in the ninth, when Mariners closer Edwin Diaz walked four of the five batters he faced to force in a run.

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    Seahawks' Eddie Lacy earns $55K bonus by weighing in at 253 pounds

    Running back Eddie Lacy earned a nice bonus of $55,000 from the Seattle Seahawks for weighing under 255 pounds. Lacy's contract has seven weigh in bonus worth a total of $385,000 as a part of his contract. Eddie Lacy only weighed 237 pounds when he came out of Alabama in 2013 and ..

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    Seahawks sign WR Speedy Noil and FB Kyle Coleman

    The Seahawks signed receiver Speedy Noil and fullback Kyle Coleman Monday, both of whom participated in last weekend’s rookie minicamp as tryout players. Quarterback Skyler Howard and fullback Brandon Cottom were waived to make room on the 90-man roster. Noil, who went undrafted out of Texas A&M, led the Aggies in all-purpose yardage as a freshman

  • Blue Jays complete sweep of Mariners with walk-off win

      TORONTO (AP) -- Kevin Pillar homered with two outs in the ninth inning to give the Toronto Blue Jays a 3-2 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Sunday and a sweep of their four-game series.

  • Mariners play Blue Jays again tomorrow at 4:07 p.m.

    Mariners fall to red-hot Blue Jays 7-2

    TORONTO (AP) - Jose Bautista hit a three-run homer, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Seattle Mariners 7-2 on Saturday for their sixth win in seven games. Kendrys Morales also connected for Toronto, and Kevin Pillar had three hits, raising his AL-leading total to 47. Devon Travis became the first player to steal home for the Blue Jays since June 2, 2015, scoring on a double steal in the eighth. Dominic Leone (1-0) got one out for the win as Toronto improved to 8-4 in May. The Mari...
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    Empire fall short against Arizona 49-35

    The Arizona Rattlers (7-4, 4-1) defeated the Spokane Empire (7-4, 6-2) in Week 13 of the 2017 IFL regular season at Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena by a score of 49-35.

  • Mariners drop 2nd straight game to Blue Jays

    Mariners fall to the Blue Jays 4-0

    TORONTO (AP) -- Joe Biagini and four relievers combined on a seven-hitter, Jose Bautista hit a two-run homer and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Seattle Mariners 4-0 on Friday night. Devon Travis had two RBIs despite a hitless night for the Blue Jays, who have won five of six. Seattle has lost two straight after winning the previous four.

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    Seahawks release rookie mini camp roster

    Below, take a look at the Seattle Seahawks' 2017 rookie minicamp roster. It includes 68 total players, including the team's 11 draft picks, eight players who were signed as undrafted rookie free agents, eight other Seahawks with rookie minicamp eligibility, and 41 tryout players, including a few who have spent time on Seattle's roster in the past. No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. College Hometown 1 ...

  • Mariners play Blue Jays again tomorrow at 4:07 p.m.

    Mariners fall to Blue Jays 7-2, Smoak 3-3, 4 RBI's

    TORONTO (AP) -- Steve Pearce hit a three-run home run, Justin Smoak had a solo homer and finished with four RBIs, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Mariners 7-2 on Thursday night, snapping Seattle's win streak at four. Marco Estrada (2-2) allowed two runs over six innings for the Blue Jays, who have won four of five.

  • Empire take on the Rattlers for the 2nd time this season

    Empire and Rattlers battle for Intense Conference supremacy

    The Spokane Empire (7-3, 6-1) and the Arizona Rattlers (6-4, 3-1) will play each other tomorrow at the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena for first place in the Indoor Football League's Intense Conference. This is the second time these two teams have played each other this season, with the Empire coming out victorious 60-51 on April 22nd. During their last matchup, the Empire's Charles Dowdell threw for 204 yards and six touchdowns in route to Spokane's victory. The Rattlers entered the...

  • Haag received an invite to the New York Giants rookie mini camp

    Empire's Nick Haag gets shot with New York Giants

    Spokane Empire's Nick Haag will get another shot at the NFL, this time with the New York Giants. Haag received an invite to the Giants' rookie mini camp with hopes of making the final 53-man roster. The Giants' mini camp begins on Friday, which will mean Haag will miss the Empire's matchup against the Arizona Rattlers.

  • Mariners are now 17-17 on the season

    Mariners move to .500 after 11-6 win over Phillies

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Carlos Ruiz hit a three-run double against his old team, Robinson Cano and Danny Valencia homered and the Seattle Mariners beat the Philadelphia Phillies 11-6 Wednesday. Ruiz earned another standing ovation a day after he returned and was honored with a video tribute that highlighted his career with the Phillies.

  • Mariners get 16 hits in 10-9 win over Phillies

    Ben Gamel's four hits leads Mariners past Phillies 10-9.

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Taylor Motter had the go-ahead RBI double in the ninth inning, Ben Gamel had four hits and the Seattle Mariners overcame a four-run deficit to beat the Philadelphia Phillies 10-9 on Tuesday night. Gamel went 4 for 5 with a three-run home run, two singles, a double and scored three runs.

  • Spokane umpire Nolan Earley one step closer to MLB dream

    Nolan Earley played baseball through high school, but hung up the bat and glove when he left the Tri Cities for Eastern Washington University. Little did he know he'd be back in the game in a different way.

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    Seahawks' Doug Baldwin ranked #88 in NFL top 100

    Seattle Seahawks' wide receiver Doug Baldwin has been ranked 88th in NFL Network's list of the top 100 NFL football players. Last season, Doug Baldwin posted a career high 1,128 receiving yards and 94 catches in route to help the Seahawks capture the NFC West title with an 10-5-1 record. Baldwin also was the Seahawks' leading receiver in catches, targets, receiving yards and touchdown catches. This year Baldwin is down 16 spots from 2016 when he was ranked 72nd..

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    Where Does Kupp Fit in Rams' Plans?

    The Los Angeles Rams spent three of their first four picks in this year's NFL Draft on offensive skill positions -- two receivers and a tight end. Among those players was Eastern Washington University graduate Cooper Kupp.  The record-breaking wide receiver was drafted 69th overall in the third round by the Rams.  Will the Rams' commitment to upgrading their offense help the team, and where does Kupp fall into that mix?

  • Mariners Currently Sit 2.5 Games Back From Wild Card

    Mariners get ready for 6-game road strech vs Phillies & Blue Jays

    The Mariners are now 32 games into their 2017 campaign, sitting two games below .500 and only 2.5 games back from the second wild card spot in the American League. This comes after Seattle won four out of their last six games, including a series win against both the Texas Rangers and the Los Angeles Angels. This comes after injuries have plagued many of the Mariners' pitching staff, including Felix Hernandez, James Paxton and Hisashi Iwakuma.  Now Seattle has a day of rest befor...

  • Next up: Empire take on the Rattlers Friday

    Empire fall to Storm 62-32, will play Rattlers Friday

    SIOUX FALLS, SD – The Empire (7-3, 6-1) fell to the Sioux Falls Storm (9-1, 6-1) by a score of 62-32 in Week 12 of the 2017 IFL regular season at the Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  The first half of play showcased why these two teams are ranked at the top of their respective conferences.  Spokane jumped out to a quick seven-point lead as Empire kicker Brendon Garcia’s first half kickoff took a weird bounce away fro...

  • Thousands participate in Bloomsday 2017

    KHQ and SWX were once again proud to be your home for all things Bloomsday 2017. Try to find yourself crossing the finish line in the videos above!

  • Elite winners Buze Diriba and Gabriel Geay.

    Epic elite races highlight Bloomsday 2017

    Before the masses took to the course, the elite races started the 41st Bloomsday with a bang.

  • Mariners rally past Rangers 4-3

    SEATTLE (AP) - Kyle Seager hit a tiebreaking home run in the eighth inning and the Seattle Mariners rallied late to beat the Texas Rangers 4-3 Sunday. Down 3-0, the Mariners scored three times in the seventh. Seager connected with one out in the eighth off Sam Dyson (0-4) for his second homer of the season. Marc Rzepczynski (1-0) got one out for the win. Edwin Diaz worked a perfect ninth for his sixth save. Texas starter Andrew Cashner was pulled after issuing a leadoff walk to Sea...
  • The Mariners used a big 7th inning to top Texas.

    Mariners use 7-run 7th inning to beat Rangers

    SEATTLE (AP) -- Danny Valencia drove in two during Seattle's seven-run seventh inning and the Mariners beat the Texas Rangers 8-2 on Saturday night. The Mariners sent 11 batters to the plate during their biggest inning of the season, getting five hits, a walk and a hit by pitch. Valencia's single came off reliever Dario Alvarez, who then allowed an RBI double to Taylor Motter and a two-run single to Ben Gamel. The inning started with Gamel's single off Martin Perez (1-5). Texas got ...
  • LaVar Ball's Big Baller Brand shoes

    Locals react to LaVar Ball's $495 shoe

    LaVar Ball's Big Baller Brand unveiled the ZO2 shoe line that he designed for his son and UCLA basketball star Lonzo Ball on Thursday. This has caused mixed reactions among many people because the shoes retail for $495 and that is not the most expensive pair. A Lonzo Ball-autographed pair of the shoes, in the "Wet" color scheme, are being sold for $995.

  • Rematch of last year's United Bowl

    Empire face challenge in Storm's ball hawking defense

    The Spokane Empire and the Sioux Falls Storm will play each other Saturday in the Denny Sanford Premier Center for Indoor Football League supremacy. The Empire are currently in first place in the Intense Conference with a 6-1 conference record and a 7-2 overall record. The Storm sit in first place in the United Conference at 6-1, and are 8-1 overall.  The Empire will have a tough task ahead defending the run as the Storm's quarterback Lorenzo Brown and running back Robbie ...
  • Ryun was 1st high school runner to break four-minute mile

    Legendary Jim Ryun to be Bloomsday's official starter

    Spokane, WA—The man who many consider the greatest miler of all time will be in Spokane on Bloomsday weekend to share the story of his world record and help start the Bloomsday crowd on Sunday. Jim Ryun, the first high school runner to break the legendary four-minute barrier, and who later set the world record of 3:51.3 (later lowered to 3:51.1)

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    Sounders set to host Reds for rematch of 2016 MLS Cup

    The Seattle Sounders are set to have one of the most anticipated matchups of the season when they host the Toronto Reds on Saturday. Last season, these two teams played each other in the 2016 MLS Cup that had one of the most dramatic finishes in MLS history.

  • Looking Back at the Chiefs' WHL Bantam Draft History

    Spokane Chiefs' WHL Bantam draft history

    Two years removed from a #1 overall pick in the WHL Bantam Draft, the Spokane Chiefs used their first round pick to address their offense by selecting center Jake Finley with the #6 choice in Thursday's draft.  Finley is a 15-year-old from Kelowna and just played for POE Bant Prep this past season. Here's a look at all of the first round selections made by the Spokane Chiefs since 2000.

  • Ben Gamel went 3 for 3 with 2 RBI's

    Mariners end series against Angels winning 11-3

    SEATTLE (AP) -- Danny Valencia homered and had four hits, Ariel Miranda pitched seven strong innings and the Seattle Mariners beat the Los Angeles Angels 11-3 on Thursday night. Miranda (3-2) settled in after a rocky second inning, giving up two runs, seven hits and a walk while striking out five for the game.

  • Saturday's game can be seen live on SWX

    Empire look to end Sioux Falls' 66-game home winning streak

    The Spokane Empire are preparing for arguably their toughest matchup of the Indoor Football League season when they travel to South Dakota to take on the Sioux Falls Storm on Saturday.  The pairing features the IFL's two conference leaders, with Spokane atop the Intense Conference standings, while Sioux Falls boasts the top mark in the United Conference.

  • Diriba and Daska Expected to Battle at 41st Bloomsday

    Two fastest women in world set sights on Bloomsday victory

    Spokane, Washington—Two of the fastest women on the planet, Ethiopians Buze Diriba and Mamitu Daska, are expected to battle for the win this weekend in the 41st running of the Lilac Bloomsday Run. The men’s race, meanwhile, will feature all of last year’s top five finishers, including champion Philip Langat of Kenya,

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    Bantam Draft Recap: Chiefs’ 2017 class headlined by Finley at sixth overall

    CALGARY – The Spokane Chiefs selected forward Jack Finley with the sixth overall pick of the 2017 WHL Bantam Draft in Calgary on Thursday morning. Finley was one of 11 players selected by the Chiefs in the annual draft, including five forwards, five defensemen and one goaltender. 

  • Mariners end three-game losing streak

    Mariners score 4 runs in 8th inning to beat Angels

    SEATTLE (AP) -- Jarrod Dyson's two-out, two-run double in the eighth inning pulled Seattle even, Jean Segura followed with a two-run single to take the lead and the Mariners rallied late for an 8-7 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday night. Seattle watched an early 4-0 lead evaporate because of shaky relief pitching.

  • Hudson Elynuik Was Picked By Carolina in the 2016 NHL Draft

    Spokane Chiefs NHL draft history since 2000

    With the 2017 WHL Bantam draft starting tomorrow, we take a look back at the Spokane Chiefs drafted in the NHL since the turn of the century in 2000. Hudson Elynuik was the most recent Chief drafted when he was picked by the Carolina Hurricanes in 3rd round of the 2016 NHL draft.

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    Spokane Chiefs prepare for WHL Bantam draft

    The Spokane Chiefs will select their future stars on Thursday morning as all 22 WHL teams will participate in the 2017 WHL Bantam Draft, beginning at 9 a.m. MT/8 a.m. PT in Calgary. Spokane holds the sixth overall pick in the draft, marking just the 14th top-10 pick in franchise history. Fans can watch the first round of the draft online at whl.ca with the stream beginning at 7:30 a.m. PT.

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    Four former Spokane Chiefs make hockey headlines

    Mike Babcock (pictured), who coached in Spokane from 1994-2000 and ranks first in franchise history in playoff wins, was named one of three finalists for the Jack Adams Award, given annually to the top coach in the NHL. Babcock led the Toronto Maple Leafs to the playoffs for the first time since 2013 while fielding a young team featuring six rookies with over 75 games played.

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    Seahawks re-sign former Skyline QB Jake Heaps

    While the Seahawks did not draft a quarterback over the weekend, they are, as expected, adding depth to that position group, starting with the signing of Jake Heaps, a local product who spent time with Seattle last year. Heaps, who was a standout at Skyline High School, spent training camp and the preseason with the Seahawks in 2016.

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    Chief's forwards Najman and Kousal sign Czech pro contracts

    The Spokane Chiefs would like to congratulate forwards Ondrej Najman and Pavel Kousal on signing professional contracts with BK Mlada Boleslav of the Czech Extraliga.

  • Mariners Take On Angels Tomorrow

    Mariners prepare for 6-game home stretch

    The Seattle Mariners have an off-day today in preparation for a six-game home stretch between the Texas Rangers and Los Angeles Angels respectively. This comes after Seattle finished up a three-game series between Detroit and then Cleveland where they went 3-3 during that time.

  • Empire gets late win over Screaming Eagles 31-29

    SPOKANE, WA - The Empire (7-2, 6-1) edged the Salt Lake Screaming Eagles (1-8, 1-7) in Week 11 of the 2017 IFL regular season at Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena by a score of 31-29.

  • Mariners Beat Tigers 8-0

    Mariners fall to Indians in series finale 12-4

    CLEVELAND (AP) - Michael Brantley homered and Francisco Lindor had a two-run double as the Cleveland Indians scored eight times in the third inning of a 12-4 win over the weary Seattle Mariners on Sunday.      Brantley led off the big inning with a single and capped it with a two-run homer. Lindor, who had three RBIs, hit a solo homer in the third and preceded Brantley's homer with his double.      The inning included three singles, a double, a triple tha...
  • After big first, Mariners no-hit through final eight in 4-3 loss

    CLEVELAND -- Danny Salazar appeared to be in for a short outing Saturday. Instead, the Seattle Mariners ended up having a tough day. Salazar got off to a rocky start, then combined with two Cleveland relievers to hold the Mariners hitless over the final eight innings and give the Indians a 4-3 win.

  • Former West Standout Dylan Donahue Drafted by Jets

    Donahue is following in his father's footsteps entering the NFL, where his father Mitch played four seasons with the Broncos and 49ers.

  • Mariners beat Indians 3-1

    Mariners beat Indians 3-1, extend winning streak to three games

    CLEVELAND (AP) -- Ariel Miranda allowed two hits and pitched into the sixth inning, Robinson Cano and Ben Gamel homered and the Seattle Mariners defeated the Cleveland Indians 3-1 on Friday night. Miranda (2-2) didn't give up a hit until Jose Ramirez's one-out homer in the fourth. The left-hander, making his first career appearance against the Indians, struck out seven in 5 1/3 innings Cano hit a two-run homer in the fourth. Gamel added a solo shot in the sixth, a towering drive to ...
  • Cooper Kupp Will Be Playing in Los Angeles

    Los Angeles Rams draft Cooper Kupp in 3rd round

    Eastern Washington's record-setting wide receiver Cooper Kupp has found his NFL home. With the 69th pick in the 2017 NFL draft, the Los Angeles Rams select Cooper Kupp. 

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    Seahawks select LSU OL Ethan Pocic with No. 58 pick

    The Seahawks used their second pick in the second round to add to their offensive line, selecting Louisiana State offensive lineman Ethan Pocic. Pocic, who was named first-team All-American by the Football Writers Association of America, was a three-year starter for the Tigers, primarily at center though he also has experience at right guard and right tackle. He was also named a second-team All-American by Walter Camp, the Sporting News and the American Foo...

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    Seattle Seahawks select Michigan State DE Malik McDowell with No. 35 pick

    RENTON — With their first selection in the 2017 NFL Draft, the Seattle Seahawks selected defensive end Malik McDowell from Michigan State University. McDowell is the Seahawks’ first draft pick after the team traded back twice in the first round on Day 1. Seattle first completed a trade with Atlanta and moved back from the No. 26 overall pick to the No. 31 pick, then completed a deal with San Francisco to move from 31 to 34. On Day 2, Seattl...

  • SWX team joins Globetrotters game

    The Harlem Globetrotters play in doubleheader exhibition games in Rimrock Auto Arena this weekend, so SWX Montana's Melinda Lee and Jake Jones met up with Anthony "Buckets" Blakes in Billings to try some Globetrotter tricks of their own.
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    Seahawks trade out of first-round, add three additional picks in 2017 NFL Draft

    Stop me if you’ve heard this one before… When the Seahawks were on the clock for the first time in the 2017 NFL draft, they decided to trade back rather than make a selection, this time sending the 26th pick to Atlanta for the Falcons’ first-round pick, No. 31 overall, as well as third- (95 overall) and seventh-round (249) picks.

  • 9th inning RBI lifts Mariners past Tigers

    Gamel's 9th inning RBI lifts Mariners past Tigers 2-1

    DETROIT (AP) -- Ben Gamel had an RBI single in the ninth inning to help the Seattle Mariners beat the Detroit Tigers 2-1 on Thursday.

  • Mariners Beat Tigers 8-0

    Paxton shuts out Tigers as Seattle beats Detroit 8-0

    DETROIT (AP) -- A night after his team allowed 19 runs and lost a star pitcher to injury, James Paxton took the mound for Seattle and performed like an ace. Paxton struck out nine in seven outstanding innings, and Nelson Cruz and Guillermo Heredia homered to lift the Mariners to an 8-0 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday.

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    Seahawks trade Marshawn Lynch to Raiders

    After a year away from football, running back Marshawn Lynch is coming out of retirement to play for the Oakland Raiders. Because there were years remaining on the contract extension Lynch signed with Seattle two years ago, the Seahawks still controlled Lynch’s rights, so to facilitate Lynch returning to play with his hometown team,

  • Mariners fall 19-9 to Tigers

    Mariners give up 19 runs in loss to Tigers

    DETROIT (AP) -- James McCann, Justin Upton and Alex Avila homered for Detroit - and that was before the Tigers added nine runs in the fifth inning en route to a 19-9 rout of the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night. Felix Hernandez (2-2) allowed four runs in two innings in his shortest outing since 2015, and Seattle's next two pitchers fared even worse. Detroit finished with 24 hits, 19 of which came in the first five innings.

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    Cruz, Motter lead offensive barrage as Seattle avoids sweep in Oakland

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- On a day when the Mariners got production up and down the lineup while setting a season high for scoring, Nelson Cruz pointed to Seattle's pitching as the real key.

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  • New Orleans Saints Honor former Seahawks great Cortez Kennedy

    New Orleans Saints Honor former Seahawks great Cortez Kennedy

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    The New Orleans Saints opened Organized Team Activities this week, and early Thursday — two days after the passing of Seahawks Legend Cortez Kennedy — the team unveiled a decal on their gold helmets to honor the Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive tackle. On Twitter, the Saints announced they will sport a large No. 96 — Kennedy’s jersey number

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    The New Orleans Saints opened Organized Team Activities this week, and early Thursday — two days after the passing of Seahawks Legend Cortez Kennedy — the team unveiled a decal on their gold helmets to honor the Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive tackle. On Twitter, the Saints announced they will sport a large No. 96 — Kennedy’s jersey number

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  • Report: Seattle Seahawks to meet with quarterback Colin Kaepernick

    Report: Seattle Seahawks to meet with quarterback Colin Kaepernick

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    The Seattle Seahawks are expected to meet with Colin Kaepernick on Wenesday as a possible backup to quarterback Russell Wilson, according to a report from NFL.com's Ian Rapoport. 

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    The Seattle Seahawks are expected to meet with Colin Kaepernick on Wenesday as a possible backup to quarterback Russell Wilson, according to a report from NFL.com's Ian Rapoport. 

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  • Seahawks remember hall of fame defensive tackle Cortez Kennedy

    Seahawks remember hall of fame defensive tackle Cortez Kennedy

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    The Seattle Seahawks family has lost one of its most beloved individuals and proudest icons. Cortez Kennedy, the Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive tackle who spent all 11 of his NFL seasons in Seattle, died Tuesday. He was 48. "Cortez Kennedy has been a pillar of the Seahawks franchise since joining the team as a rookie in 1990...

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    The Seattle Seahawks family has lost one of its most beloved individuals and proudest icons. Cortez Kennedy, the Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive tackle who spent all 11 of his NFL seasons in Seattle, died Tuesday. He was 48. "Cortez Kennedy has been a pillar of the Seahawks franchise since joining the team as a rookie in 1990...

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  • Five Chiefs prospects to compete at U16 provincial camps in Canada

    Five Chiefs prospects to compete at U16 provincial camps in Canada

    Two forwards, two defensemen and one goalie will be at the campTwo forwards, two defensemen and one goalie will be at the camp

    SPOKANE, Wash. – The Spokane Chiefs will be represented by five of their 2017 WHL Bantam Draft selections at upcoming U16 provincial camps this summer in Canada. The Chiefs prospects – two forwards, two defensemen and one goalie – will compete to represent their respective provinces at the 2017 Western Canada U16 Challenge Cup in Calgary in October.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. – The Spokane Chiefs will be represented by five of their 2017 WHL Bantam Draft selections at upcoming U16 provincial camps this summer in Canada. The Chiefs prospects – two forwards, two defensemen and one goalie – will compete to represent their respective provinces at the 2017 Western Canada U16 Challenge Cup in Calgary in October.

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  • Spokane Chiefs' WHL Bantam draft history

    Spokane Chiefs' WHL Bantam draft history

    Looking Back at the Chiefs' WHL Bantam Draft HistoryLooking Back at the Chiefs' WHL Bantam Draft History

    Two years removed from a #1 overall pick in the WHL Bantam Draft, the Spokane Chiefs used their first round pick to address their offense by selecting center Jake Finley with the #6 choice in Thursday's draft.  Finley is a 15-year-old from Kelowna and just played for POE Bant Prep this past season. Here's a look at all of the first round selections made by the Spokane Chiefs since 2000.

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    Two years removed from a #1 overall pick in the WHL Bantam Draft, the Spokane Chiefs used their first round pick to address their offense by selecting center Jake Finley with the #6 choice in Thursday's draft.  Finley is a 15-year-old from Kelowna and just played for POE Bant Prep this past season. Here's a look at all of the first round selections made by the Spokane Chiefs since 2000.

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  • Bantam Draft Recap: Chiefs’ 2017 class headlined by Finley at sixth overall

    Bantam Draft Recap: Chiefs’ 2017 class headlined by Finley at sixth overall

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    CALGARY – The Spokane Chiefs selected forward Jack Finley with the sixth overall pick of the 2017 WHL Bantam Draft in Calgary on Thursday morning. Finley was one of 11 players selected by the Chiefs in the annual draft, including five forwards, five defensemen and one goaltender. 

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    CALGARY – The Spokane Chiefs selected forward Jack Finley with the sixth overall pick of the 2017 WHL Bantam Draft in Calgary on Thursday morning. Finley was one of 11 players selected by the Chiefs in the annual draft, including five forwards, five defensemen and one goaltender. 

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  • Empire drop 3rd straight game against Crush

    Empire drop 3rd straight game against Crush

    Empire in danger of dropping out of playoff contentionEmpire in danger of dropping out of playoff contention

    The Spokane Empire (7-5, 6-3) dropped their third straight game when they lost to the Colorado Crush (3-9, 2-8) on Thursday. Turnovers were the demise for the Empire, as quarterback Charles Dowdell threw..

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    The Spokane Empire (7-5, 6-3) dropped their third straight game when they lost to the Colorado Crush (3-9, 2-8) on Thursday. Turnovers were the demise for the Empire, as quarterback Charles Dowdell threw..

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  • Empire look to get back to winning ways against Crush

    Empire look to get back to winning ways against Crush

    Empire take on the Crush tomorrow at 6:30 p.m.Empire take on the Crush tomorrow at 6:30 p.m.

    The Spokane Empire (7-4,6-2) will try and end their two-game losing streak when they take on the Colorado Crush (6-4,3-1) on Thursday. This will be the third time these two teams have played this season, with the Empire outscoring the Crush 106-61 in their previous two matchups. The Spokane Empire are coming off a 62-32 loss to the Sioux Falls Storm and a 49-35 loss to the Arizona Rattlers.  This is the first time the Empire have back-to-back losses since the end of the 2016 reg...

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    The Spokane Empire (7-4,6-2) will try and end their two-game losing streak when they take on the Colorado Crush (6-4,3-1) on Thursday. This will be the third time these two teams have played this season, with the Empire outscoring the Crush 106-61 in their previous two matchups. The Spokane Empire are coming off a 62-32 loss to the Sioux Falls Storm and a 49-35 loss to the Arizona Rattlers.  This is the first time the Empire have back-to-back losses since the end of the 2016 reg...

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  • Empire fall short against Arizona 49-35

    Empire fall short against Arizona 49-35

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    The Arizona Rattlers (7-4, 4-1) defeated the Spokane Empire (7-4, 6-2) in Week 13 of the 2017 IFL regular season at Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena by a score of 49-35.

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    The Arizona Rattlers (7-4, 4-1) defeated the Spokane Empire (7-4, 6-2) in Week 13 of the 2017 IFL regular season at Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena by a score of 49-35.

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  • Josh Huestis Encourages Athletes During Hometown Visit

    Josh Huestis Encourages Athletes During Hometown Visit

    Monday, May 22 2017 11:54 PM EDT2017-05-23 03:54:28 GMT
    Tuesday, May 23 2017 12:47 AM EDT2017-05-23 04:47:06 GMT

    Tonight the Great Falls Tribune honored hundreds of student athletes who found success this season, but perhaps the biggest talk of the night was all about someone whose name you may have heard before - Josh Huestis. 

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    Tonight the Great Falls Tribune honored hundreds of student athletes who found success this season, but perhaps the biggest talk of the night was all about someone whose name you may have heard before - Josh Huestis. 

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  • West Alum, Jets' Linebacker Donahue Confident in NFL Future

    West Alum, Jets' Linebacker Donahue Confident in NFL Future

    Monday, May 22 2017 12:51 AM EDT2017-05-22 04:51:47 GMT
    Monday, May 22 2017 12:56 AM EDT2017-05-22 04:56:41 GMT

    Just over three weeks ago the NFL draft concluded with only one Montana being selected in the seven round draft, and he wasn't a member of the Cats or the Griz. Former Billings West star Dylan Donahue was chosen with the 181st overall pick in the fifth round of the NFL Draft by the New York Jets.

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    Just over three weeks ago the NFL draft concluded with only one Montana being selected in the seven round draft, and he wasn't a member of the Cats or the Griz. Former Billings West star Dylan Donahue was chosen with the 181st overall pick in the fifth round of the NFL Draft by the New York Jets.

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  • Josh Huestis to Speak at Sports Banquet in Great Falls

    Josh Huestis to Speak at Sports Banquet in Great Falls

    Saturday, May 20 2017 12:23 AM EDT2017-05-20 04:23:05 GMT
    Saturday, May 20 2017 3:24 PM EDT2017-05-20 19:24:05 GMT

    Former C.M. Russell basketball player and now professional player Josh Huestis made a stop at the KFBB television station on Friday. The Oklahoma City Thunder forward will be speaking at the Great Falls Tribune's second annual Northcentral Montana Sports Awards Banquet on Monday.

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    Former C.M. Russell basketball player and now professional player Josh Huestis made a stop at the KFBB television station on Friday. The Oklahoma City Thunder forward will be speaking at the Great Falls Tribune's second annual Northcentral Montana Sports Awards Banquet on Monday.

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