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Former Zag JP Batista rejoining Zags as Grad Assistant

SPOKANE, Wash. — The Gonzaga Bulldogs are welcoming one of their own to their coaching staff. Former Zag JP Batista will be joining Mark Few's staff as a graduate assistant. "The Brazilian Bull" wore Zags colors from 2004-2006. https://twitter.com/jpbatista13/status/1559912461981347848?s=21 In…

No. 1 Alabama tops preseason AP Top 25; Ohio St, 'Dawgs next

Alabama is No. 1 in the preseason AP Top 25 for the second straight season. That is also the ninth time overall, second most in poll history. The Crimson Tide received 54 of 63 first-place votes. Ohio State is No. 2 with six first-place votes. Defending national champion Georgia is third with three first-place votes. Clemson is No. 4 and Notre Dame rounds out the top five. The Tide’s preseason No. 1 ranking is the seventh in 15 years. Since the preseason rankings started in 1950, only Oklahoma has been No. 1 in the initial poll more than Alabama.

Fauci receives honorary Hutch Award before Mariners game

SEATTLE (AP) — Dr. Anthony Fauci was presented with an honorary Hutch Award on Tuesday night prior to the Seattle Mariners’ game against the New York Yankees. The Hutch Award has been awarded by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center based…

Breaking down Gonzaga men's basketball's 2022-23 WCC schedule

SPOKANE, Wash.— Shortly after Gonzaga women's basketball conference schedule, the men's team now knows its fate for retaining conference dominance. The Zags will play 16 games against WCC opponents, looking to capture its 11th-straight regular season title and 26th overall…

WSU's Ron Stone Jr. named to Rotary Lombardi Award watch list

HOUSTON, Wash. -- Washington State defensive lineman Ron Stone Jr. was named to the 2022 Rotary Lombardi Award Watch List on Monday. The Rotary Lombardi Award is presented annually to the best college football offensive or defensive lineman who shows…

SYSA holds successful field day event and giveaway

SPOKANE, Wash. -- The Spokane Youth Sports Association held a successful field day event and give away for 125 kids on Sunday. The event was held in collaboration with Amazon, which surprised participants with free basketballs, soccer balls, and other…

Beat the Book: Betting on the Cougars

SPOKANE, Wash. -- In this week's Beat the Book, 4 News Now's Alex Crescenti looks at the odds for the Washington State Cougars winning the conference, and how new…

River City Cup in Spokane canceled due to heat

SPOKANE, Wash. — The River City Cup, a popular youth soccer tournament in Spokane, is canceled due to U.S. Extreme Heat guidelines. The tournament was canceled at the same time last year due to smoke. With that in mind, according…