Making history

Genesis Prep boys basketball coach Marsell Colbert talks about winning the state championship during an interview at the school in Post Falls on Friday, March 9, 2018. (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)

A FedEx employee in 1997, Marsell Colbert wasn’t surprised to learn he was Coeur d’Alene’s first African-American courier.

Lillard, Blazers beat Heat 115-99 for 10th straight victory

Miami Heat guard Goran Dragic passes the ball on Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Monday, March 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — As the Portland Trail Blazers keep winning, Damian Lillard should keep climbing in the MVP conversation, according to Miami coach Erik Spoelstra.

Fleury wins 400th, Golden Knights beat Flyers 3-2

Vegas Golden Knights' Marc-Andre Fleury cannot block goal by Philadelphia Flyers' Claude Giroux during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, March 12, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Marc-Andre Fleury has helped surprising Vegas by bringing a positive vibe and a contagious amount of confidence to the locker room. His play on the ice hasn’t been too shabby, either.

Broncos going after free agent fix at quarterback

FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, file photo, Minnesota Vikings quarterback Case Keenum throws during the first half of the NFL football NFC championship game against the Philadelphia Eagles in Philadelphia. Keenum plans to sign with Denver when free agency opens Wednesday, March 14, ESPN reported early Tuesday. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — John Elway is looking to free agency for his fix at quarterback following a season in which all three of his drafted QBs fell flat in Denver.

Slashed salaries: Walker to Yankees, Lynn starts with Twins

FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2018, file photo, Major League Baseball free agent second baseman Neil Walker fields a ground ball during infield drills before a scrimmage game in Bradenton, Fla. A person familiar with the negotiations says free agent infielder Neil Walker and the New York Yankees are close to an agreement on a one-year contract for about $5 million. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Monday, March 12, 2018, because an agreement would be subject to a successful physical. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

Neil Walker became the latest free agent to take a big pay cut as opening day approaches, joining the New York Yankees on Monday with a one-year deal for $4 million.

USGA, R&A announce new set of modern rules for golf

FILE - In this June 19, 2016, file photo, Dustin Johnson, right, talks to a rules official on the fifth green during the final round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at Oakmont Country Club in Oakmont, Pa. The USGA and R&A introduced a modern set of rules effective in 2017 designed to make them easier to understand. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Golf now has a modern set of rules for the Royal & Ancient game, an extensive overhaul that took six years and is aimed at making the rules easier to understand.

Ducks stay west, mid-majors get 2 at-large bids

Oregon players react at a watch party in Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Oreg., Monday, March 12, 2018, as Oregon is announced as the No. 2 seed in the NCAA Spokane Regional college basketball tournament. Oregon will face Seattle at the arena Friday. (Brian Davies/The Register-Guard via AP)

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — There were five teams vying for the four No. 1 seeds in the NCAA Tournament on Monday, and when the music stopped, Baylor was left without a chair.



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