Washington State beats Arizona State 51-29 to open Pac-12

Noah Williams scored 14 points and Washington State held Arizona State to its fewest points in 75 years with a 51-29 win. The Cougars traded misses with the Sun Devils in a disjointed first half before running more their offense in the second. Washington led by eight at halftime and stretched it to 21 with a big run to pull away from the flailing Sun Devils. Arizona State exasperated coach Bobby Hurley and had the fans booing most of the night with an unseemly display of one-on-one offense. Arizona State had 10 points at halftime, shot 21% and went 3 for 26 from the 3-point arc in one of their worst offensive performances under Hurley. 

Fresno State’s Kalen DeBoer named head football coach at UW

Credit: Fresno StateSEATTLE, Wash. — Kalen DeBoer is heading to the University of Washington to take over as the new head football coach. DeBoer comes from Fresno State, where he has led the Bulldogs to a 9-3 overall record. It’s official! Husky Nation, @KalenDeBoer is the new head coach of Washington football! — Washington Football (@UW_Football) November 29, 2021…

Duke jumps to No. 1 in reshuffled AP Top 25; Gonzaga to No. 3

Associated PressDuke jumped to No. 1 in The Associated Press Top 25 men’s college basketball poll released Monday after its win against Gonzaga, adding to a record haul of top rankings for Hall of Fame coach Mike Krzyzewski. The Blue Devils earned 51 of 61 first-place votes in the new poll, climbing from fifth last week following a win that knocked the…

Kraken beat Panthers 4-1, deny Florida home-ice win record

Chris Driedger made 33 saves against his former team and helped the Seattle Kraken defeat Florida 4-1 on Saturday. They denied the Panthers what would have been a record-setting 12th consecutive home win to start the season. Jordan Eberle scored twice for Seattle in his 800th game. Ryan Donato and Jamie Oleksiak added goals and Joonas Donskoi had two assists for the Kraken. Patric Hornqvist had the goal for Florida. Spencer Knight stopped 23 shots for the Panthers. Florida was bidding to become the first team in NHL history to start 12-0-0 at home.

Mariners acquire All-Star 2B Adam Frazier from San Diego

The Seattle Mariners have acquired All-Star second baseman Adam Frazier from the San Diego Padres in exchange for two minor leaguers. The trade addresses one of Seattle’s biggest needs entering the offseason, finding a middle infielder to pair with shortstop J.P. Crawford. But Frazier’s versatility allows Seattle to still be aggressive with other possible moves should another middle infielder become available. San Diego acquired left-handed reliever Ray Kerr and outfielder Corey Rosier in the deal.

Interim coaches Dickert, Gregory lead way for this Apple Cup

When Jake Dickert stepped into the role of interim head coach at Washington State, it was the beginning of a six-week interview in the midst of chaos. When Bob Gregory stepped into the same role for Washington, it was serving as a stopgap for the final couple of weeks of the season and an expected bridge between one regime and the next. While what happens on the field in Friday’s Apple Cup showdown between the Huskies and Cougars is most important, the current situation on the sideline with each program being led by interim coaches has created a strange and unprecedented dynamic for the rivalry matchup.