Morning Drive: Poor Eagles, Lagat Goes Long, All Eyes on Indiana - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Morning Drive: Poor Eagles, Lagat Goes Long, All Eyes on Indiana

Updated:
Bernard Lagat entered the NYC Half next month in New York City (PHoto: FILE/SWX) Bernard Lagat entered the NYC Half next month in New York City (PHoto: FILE/SWX)
The Indiana Hoosiers put their No. 1 ranking to the test Tuesday against No. 4 Michigan State (Photo: AP) The Indiana Hoosiers put their No. 1 ranking to the test Tuesday against No. 4 Michigan State (Photo: AP)

The Eastern Eagles erased a 12-point halftime deficit but were still unable to beat a hot-shooting Portland State team Monday night in Portland. The Eagles lost 89-80 despite a career-high 23 points from redshirt freshman Tyler Harvey. Venky Jois and Martin Seiferth both had near double-doubles, and senior guard Jeffrey Forbes had 17 points. Hey… at least we can see the Eagle offense is steadily improving!

There are more troubling details coming out about Olympian Oscar Pistorius and the murder of Reeva Steenkamp. He told prosecutors the shooting was in self-defense. Prosecutors say he "intentionally and mercilessly shot and killed 29-year-old Reeva Steenkamp as she cowered inside a locked bathroom." It is such a sad story regardless of whether he is innocent or guilty.

Remember Washington State runner Bernard Lagat? Well, he has decided to run the longest race of his career next month. Now 38, Lagat will enter the NYC Half marathon. That should be interesting. He began his career running the 1,500m, then he almost won the bronze medal at the Olympics in the 5,000m. Now he will run 13.1 miles. Is there any doubt he will be successful? Good luck, my friend.

Gonzaga fans will want to take notice of Tuesday's night's game between No. 1 Indiana and No. 4 Michigan State. If Michigan State beats Indiana, you could see the No. 3 Zags reach their highest AP ranking ever next week – provided they can win their two games this week (Santa Clara and San Diego).

Congratulations to the Tri-City Americans for clinching a playoff berth! They made it into the postseason thanks to a loss by Prince George. By the way, you can catch Americans Power Play on SWX Wednesday night at 5:30 live from Kimo's in Richland.

Until next time, sports fans!

  • Extra PointsExtra PointsMore>>

  • Kids World Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Champion In Studio

    Kids World Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Champion In Studio

    Spokane's own Gerondrick "GT" Taylor, 6, of Iron Lion Jiu Jitsu Academy was named the Kids World Brazilian Jiu Jitsu champion at Coussoulis Arena in San Bernardino, Calif. this past weekend, July 19-20.>>
    Spokane's own Gerondrick "GT" Taylor, 6, of Iron Lion Jiu Jitsu Academy was named the Kids World Brazilian Jiu Jitsu champion at Coussoulis Arena in San Bernardino, Calif. this past weekend, July 19-20. >>
  • Spokane Shadow Win EPLWA

    Spokane Shadow Win EPLWA

    Monday, July 21 2014 2:55 AM EDT2014-07-21 06:55:39 GMT
    © Spokane Shadow win Evergreen Premiere League© Spokane Shadow win Evergreen Premiere League
    With Sound Sound winning 2-0 approximately an hour earlier in Vancouver, the Spokane Shadow kicked off the Evergreen Premier League’s final game of the season Sunday night at Spokane Falls CC Stadium needing a victory in order to claim the league’s inaugural championship.>>
    With Sound Sound winning 2-0 approximately an hour earlier in Vancouver, the Spokane Shadow kicked off the Evergreen Premier League’s final game of the season Sunday night at Spokane Falls CC Stadium needing a victory in order to claim the league’s inaugural championship.
    >>
  • Seahawks Come To Spokane For Play 60 #12Tour

    Seahawks Come To Spokane For Play 60 #12Tour

    As part of the NFL's Play 60 initiative, the Seattle Seahawks will visit Spokane this Friday, July 18, at the Dwight Merkel Sports Complex from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. PDT.>>
    As part of the NFL's Play 60 initiative, the Seattle Seahawks will visit Spokane this Friday, July 18, at the Dwight Merkel Sports Complex from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. PDT.>>
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Kids World Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Champion In Studio

    Kids World Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Champion In Studio

    Spokane's own Gerondrick "GT" Taylor, 6, of Iron Lion Jiu Jitsu Academy was named the Kids World Brazilian Jiu Jitsu champion at Coussoulis Arena in San Bernardino, Calif. this past weekend, July 19-20.>>
    Spokane's own Gerondrick "GT" Taylor, 6, of Iron Lion Jiu Jitsu Academy was named the Kids World Brazilian Jiu Jitsu champion at Coussoulis Arena in San Bernardino, Calif. this past weekend, July 19-20. >>
  • Shock Face Final Regular Season Test At Portland

    Shock Face Final Regular Season Test At Portland

    The Spokane Shock (10-7) finish off their 2014 regular season schedule with a road trip to face the Portland Thunder (5-12) on Saturday, July 26 at 7:00 p.m. PDT.>>
    The Spokane Shock (10-7) finish off their 2014 regular season schedule with a road trip to face the Portland Thunder (5-12) on Saturday, July 26 at 7:00 p.m. PDT.>>
  • Seahawks' Sidney Rice Announces Retirement

    Seahawks' Sidney Rice Announces Retirement

    Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Sidney Rice announced his retirement from the NFL on Wednesday after an injury-filled career that included issues with concussions. The Seahawks announced Rice's decision two days before the start of training camp.>>
    Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Sidney Rice announced his retirement from the NFL on Wednesday after an injury-filled career that included issues with concussions. The Seahawks announced Rice's decision two days before the start of training camp.
    >>