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Northwest Notes June 22, 2012

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Posted: Friday, June 22, 2012 12:00 am

Former WSU, NFL QB Leaf to return to Texas soon

CANYON, Texas (AP) - Former Washington State and NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf could return to West Texas as early as next week to face a judge who could revoke his probation on drug-related charges.

Leaf pleaded guilty in Montana after his arrest for breaking into a house and illegally possessing painkillers. A Montana judge on Tuesday gave Leaf at least nine months in a drug treatment center.

Leaf received 10 years of probation in Texas in 2010 after pleading guilty to felony drug charges stemming from a burglary while he was a coach at West Texas A&M.

Randall County, Texas, District Attorney James Farren said Thursday that Leaf has waived extradition and could be picked up within a few days. Farren has indicated he will seek jail time for Leaf.

Leaf's attorney did not return a phone message.

Former Idaho quarterback Enderle signs with Jaguars

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Jacksonville Jaguars signed former Idaho quarterback Nathan Enderle to a contract, the club announced.

Enderle (6-4, 240) was a fifth-round draft pick of the Chicago Bears in 2011. He spent the entire season on the Bears active roster but did not appear in a game. He was released by the Bears last week.

Few helps coach USA U18 team to gold medal

SAO SEBASTIO do PARAISO, Brazil - The USA pulled away from a six-point halftime lead and beat Brazil 81-56 in the championship game of the 2012 FIBA Americas U18 Championship.

Julius Randle, a 6-foot-8 forward who will be a senior this fall at Prestonwood Christian Academy in McKinney, Texas, led the USA with 18 points and 12 rebounds. The USA averaged 97.2 points a game during the championship while winning its five contests by an average of 38.6 points a game.

Gonzaga coach Mark Few was one of the assistant coaches on the USA team.

Steve Gleason Golf Classic raises awareness for ALS

COEUR d'ALENE - The inaugural Steve Gleason "No White Flags" Golf Classic is scheduled for Monday at the Club at Black Rock.

This event is designed to help raise awareness and funds to support individuals who are suffering the debilitating effects of ALS, through the works of the Gleason Initiative Foundation. The beneficiaries of the event, along with the Gleason Initiative Foundation are: Catholic Charities Spokane, Gonzaga Preparatory School and Washington State University. Title sponsor for the Gleason Classic is Summit Capital.

Steve Gleason was raised in Spokane, graduated from Gonzaga Prep and played football at Washington State. Gleason went on to play for the New Orleans Saints and was best known for blocking the punt that led to a touchdown for the Saints in their first home game following Hurricane Katrina.

Gleason was diagnosed with ALS in January 2011 and he and his wife Michel have since dedicated themselves to raising awareness and support to other individuals who are suffering the debilitating effects of ALS through the works of their Gleason Initiative Foundation.

The golf event is sold out and has raised $250,000 to support the cause, including a private donation to the Gleason Initiative Foundation for $100,000. The day's event will include two shotgun starts at 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. with a "Two Net Better Balls" format. A lunch and dinner program will follow, including a silent auction.

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