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Air Stagnation Advisory issued February 12 at 9:52AM PST until February 13 at 10:00AM PST by NWS

...AIR STAGNATION ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PST SATURDAY... * AIR QUALITY...LIGHT WINDS AND TEMPERATURE INVERSIONS WILL HEIGHTEN THE POTENTIAL FOR ELEVATED POLLUTION LEVELS IN CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST WASHINGTON THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING. WEAK WEATHER DISTURBANCES WILL PASS THROUGH THE AREA THURSDAY

This Afternoon

Hi44° Chance Rain and Patchy Fog

Tonight

Lo33° Slight Chance Showers and Patchy Fog

Saturday

Hi46° Partly Sunny then Chance Showers

Saturday Night

Lo34° Chance Showers

Sunday

Hi47° Slight Chance Rain

Sunday Night

Lo41° Slight Chance Rain

Washington's Birthday

Hi58° Partly Sunny

Monday Night

Lo43° Slight Chance Rain

Tuesday

Hi54° Mostly Cloudy

Tuesday Night

Lo38° Slight Chance Rain

Ginobili out

SAN ANTONIO — The San Antonio Spurs won't have Manu Ginobili for at least a month. The team said the veteran guard had testicular surgery Thursday in San Antonio and will be sidelined at least four weeks. Ginobili was hurt in Wednesday night's 110-97 win against the Pelicans.

Stewart out for Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Tony Stewart will not win a Daytona 500 during his Sprint Cup career. He will miss the start of his final Sprint Cup season to recover from a broken back suffered Sunday while riding a dune buggy in California. Stewart suffered a burst fracture of his L1 vertebra and had surgery Wednesday in North Carolina, according to a Stewart-Haas Racing news release issued Thursday. No timetable was given for his return, but the news release indicated that the 44-year-old Stewart is expected to make a “full ...

Rooney Rule’ implemented for women in NFL

SAN FRANCISCO — NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Thursday that the league will institute a Rooney Rule for women when it comes to all NFL executive positions. He announced the decision in opening remarks at the NFL Women’s Summit, where roughly 250 men and women associated with the league are gathered to listen to a slate of speakers on issues affecting women in sports. The NFL’s Rooney Rule requires teams to interview one minority candidate for each open coaching position. The rule was instituted in 2003 in response to the ...

KU coach Self rips player

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Brannen Greene’s soft, two-handed dunk at the end of Kansas’ rout of Kansas State drew the ire of coach Bill Self on Wednesday night after it gave the Jayhawks an 18-point margin of victory.

Gonzaga pummels Loyola Marymount

LOS ANGELES — Domantas Sabonis had 21 points and 11 rebounds and Gonzaga moved into a first-place tie in the West Coast Conference with a 92-63 victory over Loyola Marymount on Thursday night.
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Huskies run away from ASU in overtime

SEATTLE — Up three points in the final seconds of regulation, Lorenzo Romar thought about instructing the Huskies to intentionally foul the Sun Devils to prevent a game-tying shot.

Prep Thursday: Wenatchee girls basketball edge host Davis

YAKIMA — The Wenatchee girls basketball team needed overtime to beat the pesky Pirates, but Wenatchee’s improved second-half defense and clutch performances in extra time gave the Panthers a 65-61 win in Yakima on Thursday.

Snedeker sets sights on Phoenix

PHOENIX — Just days after winning the weather-hit Farmers Insurance Open in San Diego, four of Brnadt Snedeker’s eight career victories on the U.S. circuit have come in California before he triumphed on Monday at Torrey Pines.

Super Bowl security plan informed by Paris attacks

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — U.S. law enforcement officials preparing for Super Bowl 50 have worked with their French counterparts to learn from last year’s deadly attacks in Paris, as they plan safety for Sunday’s big game, the Secretary of Homeland Security said on Wednesday. Secretary Jeh Johnson said he and his team have been “constantly” in contact with security officials in Paris following the Nov. 13 attacks there by gunmen linked to the Islamic State militant group.

City still stuck with stadium debt

ST. LOUIS — The National Football League’s Rams left behind more than bitterness when the team ditched St. Louis for Los Angeles last month — it left a stadium saddled with about $144 million in debt and maintenance costs. Taxpayers will now shoulder the remaining payments for the Edward Jones Dome with only the help of revenue from tractor pulls, volleyball tournaments, concerts and the like.

Former Raiders quarterback suffered severe brain trauma

NEW YORK — A study of former Oakland Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler’s brain following his July death revealed that the Super Bowl-winning athlete was suffering from moderate brain trauma, a leading specialist in the field said on Wednesday. The 69-year-old quarterback’s brain was the 90th of 94 former National Football League players studied by Boston University’s CTE Center since 2008 to show signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy.

Miller in top-of-draft duel with Newton

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Denver sack-leader Von Miller aims to land a one-two punch in the Super Bowl as the number two pick of the 2011 NFL Draft tries to disrupt Carolina quarterback Cam Newton, that draft’s number one overall choice. “I think it’s super cool,” Miller told reporters about the showdown in Sunday’s NFL title game.

Manziel’s options appear limited when cut

CLEVELAND, Ohio — If Johnny Manziel never plays another game in the National Football League, he will not be the first talented player to squander his natural gifts and no doubt will not be the last. It is one thing to have a career cut short by injury, quite another to sabotage yourself through self-inflicted wounds.

Johnson is prize of WSU recruiting class

With the clock ticking down to national signing day Wednesday, former USC assistant and current Pac-12 Networks analyst Yogi Roth has watched film of every recruit who is expected to sign with a Pac-12 team.

Huskies expect drama-free signing day

One of college football’s major holidays national signing day arrives Wednesday, and with it much hype and fanfare about the next wave of potential stars coming to a campus near you.

Commentary | Super Bowl Week is crown jewel of sports

The week preceding the Super Bowl is a seven-day circus that celebrates excess, tolerates stupidity and floods city sidewalks with enough unsavory people to grind the nerves of a Trappist monk.
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Prep focus: The G.O.A.T.

The 6-foot-2 Emma Stockholm sprints down the court chasing a small guard like a cheetah chases down a galloping gazelle. Stockholm outraces the smaller baller to the rim and swats her shot before the ball can even think about going through the orangish cylinder.