A GRIP ON SPORTS • What is it about a shirt with U-S-A written across the front, even if it's not really there? Why does it cause a seemingly rational adult male to root loudly for a women’s team in a sport, at times, he can barely tolerate? Is it jingoism, nationalism, idiocy? Read on.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • We make no secret about it. No journalistic balance here. We are an unabashed Hoopfest supporter. Have been for more than a quarter century. And continue to be even when it is so hot you think your feet are going to melt. Read on.
Gunhild Swanson, 70, of Spokane, set a record for the 70-79, age group of the Western States Endurance Run -- 100 miles out of Auburn, Calif. -- finishing this morning in under 30 hours. 10 years ago, she claimed the 60-69 age group record. Swanson...
San Jose worked over Spokane again. The SaberCats rolled to a 62-27 win Friday at the Arena, sending Shock quarterback Carson Coffman to the sidelines in the third quarter with a shoulder injury. San Jose has thumped Spokane 83-28, 55-26 and now 62-27, all in...
A GRIP ON SPORTS • In a week or two, Hisashi Iwakuma will come off the disabled list. The M’s will have to find the righthanded pitcher a spot on the roster and in the rotation. Who they decide to part with when that happens will tell us a lot about the future of this team. Read on.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Another perfect Northwest day on hand. Sunny, highs in the 70s. Just perfect. So what to do? Should we stay inside and watch golfers complain about Chambers Bay? Or should we head outside, enjoying the natural beauty of our hometown? Decisions, decisions. Read on.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • That was hard to watch. No, we’re not talking about the Mariners’ most recent shutout loss, one seemingly assured after the lineup was decimated just before the game. Nope, I’m talking about Tiger Woods’ U.S. Open opening round yesterday. Who knew we could feel bad for the guy? Read on.