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Browning trying to improve deep throws at Huskies practice

SEATTLE — Chris Petersen often bemoaned the Washington Huskies’ inability to gain big chunks of yardage via their passing game last season. With a true freshman at quarterback and several first-year starters on the offensive line, that problem wasn’t all that surprising.

Evans captures emotional fourth Apple Cup win

YAKIMA — In late February Garrett Evans was frustrated after a string of disappointing finishes during some east coast races and the Winter Showdown. Evans, who turned 60 earlier this year even questioned if he still had “it.” Well after Sunday’s dominating performance of the 50th Apple Cup at Yakima Speedway, nobody is questioning whether Evans still has what it takes.

NCAA approves three-year bowl moratorium

NEW YORK — The NCAA Division I Council’s decision comes a year after there were not enough bowl-eligible teams to fill the record 41 postseason games, resulting in a record three teams with losing records earning bowl berths.

Allen staying put

DURHAM, N.C. — Duke guard Grayson Allen will return for his junior season, making the Blue Devils the clear-cut preseason favorites for next season.

Grier to transfer

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Former Florida quarterback Will Grier is transferring to West Virginia, the school announced Wednesday.

OckWord: Spring training in a big league clubhouse

Edgar Martinez fell quiet and focused. Calm. Myopic. Determined. Grabbing his piece of lumber, he ambled into position. A prolific hitter over 18 years, he faced a tough veteran righty. Stick back…stick forward.

Former WSU baseball coach Marbut takes helm of WCL

KELOWNA, British Columbia — Donnie Marbut, former head baseball coach at Washington State University, assumes duties today as President of the West Coast League, the premier summer collegiate baseball league West of the Mississippi.