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TUESDAY, JULY 31, 2012

A new smile to follow 

A GRIP ON SPORTS The best part of the Olympics? Spending four weeks or so learning about athletes in sports you might not pay all that much attention to during the other 47 months between the Games. Which leads to this question: What's not to...

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MONDAY, JULY 30, 2012

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FRIDAY, JULY 27, 2012

Back into the swing of things 

A GRIP ON SPORTS The summer lull is officially over. Just about every local college has news to talk about today, something that hasn't happened consistently since March. Not all of it is in the good news variety, that's for sure. Read on.

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Vandals picked fourth, fifth in WAC 

In preseason polls released today at the WAC football preview in Las Vegas, the Idaho football team was tabbed to finish fifth by the league's coaches and fourth by the media. Louisiana Tech was the overwhelming favorite in both polls to win the league in...

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Programming note

COUGARS Just a quick blog post to let folks know I'll be joining Ryan Divish of the Tacoma News Tribune and Bob Condotta and Bud Withers of the Seattle Times for a college football roundtable discussion Thursday from 1-3 p.m. with Ian Furness and Jason...

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TUESDAY, JULY 24, 2012

Talk about overload

A GRIP ON SPORTS There aren't too many days like Monday in the sports world, that's for sure. And thank goodness for that as well. I'm not sure all of us would survive if hit on a daily basis with the sensory overload yesterday supplied....

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MONDAY, JULY 23, 2012

M's trade Ichiro to Yankees

A GRIP ON SPORTS • AFTERNOON EDITION Couldn't let this pass by without posting here. Long-time Mariners' star Ichiro has been traded to the Yankees for a couple minor leaguers and cash. The M's right-fielder will change clubhouses today, as New York is in Seattle...

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The NCAA has its say on Penn State 

A GRIP ON SPORTS • UPDATED: 8:05 A.M. After a long day of travel, we finally have arrived in the city that really never sleeps, ready for sleep. So we're putting together a morning post in the very early morning, with the express purpose of...

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SUNDAY, JULY 22, 2012


FRIDAY, JULY 20, 2012



The living is easy 

A GRIP ON SPORTS What is not to like about this time of year? Want to get out in the yard and relax, you can. Want to stay inside and fix things, you can. Want to play golf, go to the lake, barbecue, you can....

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