SATURDAY, JUNE 30, 2012
FRIDAY, JUNE 29, 2012
A couple times this season Spokane has appeared to hit its stride only to come unraveled a week later. It happened again when Spokane, a week after crushing San Jose 90-63, was blasted at home by No. 1 Arizona 61-35 Friday. Kyle Rowley, who tossed...
THURSDAY, JUNE 28, 2012
Former Gonzaga center Robert Sacre was taken by the Los Angeles Lakers with the final pick (60th overall) of the two-round NBA draft on Thursday night. I had a few minutes on the phone with Sacre, who watched the draft at his home away from...
About the time 7-foot Polish center Przemek Karnowski was committing to Gonzaga in early May came word that the Zags would be facing Kansas State in the 2012 Battle in Seattle. The matchup became official today with an announcement from Idol Sports and Entertainment. The...
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27, 2012
Spokane is playing some of its best football of the season and would be a dangerous team if it makes the playoffs. That's a big 'IF'. More on Spokane's playoff chase, the return of Jeremy Geathers and details on the new 5-year CBA here. There's...
TUESDAY, JUNE 26, 2012
MONDAY, JUNE 25, 2012
A GRIP ON SPORTS Mondays always hold a special place in the workingman/woman's heart. The first day of the workweek is usually the toughest day to attack with fervor, especially this time of year. The light at the end of the tunnel – Friday –...
SUNDAY, JUNE 24, 2012
SATURDAY, JUNE 23, 2012
A GRIP ON SPORTS So where to start as the month of June winds down? The Mariner results are starting to get a bit redundant (though we offer some discussion today on Felix Hernandez's future with the team). The other major sports are basically in...
FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 2012
THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 2012
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20, 2012
A GRIP ON SPORTS Did you know it is not illegal in San Francisco to get drunk, wander onto the 18th green during the middle of the U.S. Open award ceremonies and make "Ca-ca" noises in front of the television cameras? Neither did I. What...
TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 2012
MONDAY, JUNE 18, 2012
SUNDAY, JUNE 17, 2012
SATURDAY, JUNE 16, 2012
Spokane suffered a heartbreaking loss in a game it appeared to have in control of inside the last minute. The Blaze recovered an onside kick and capitalized with Tommy Grady's ninth touchdown pass and Tysson Poots' fifth TD catch to overtake the Shock 58-55. Utah...
FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 2012
Turned into a busy news day with Gonzaga. The WCC has voted to change its tournament format for men's and women's basketball, beginning with the 2014 events. That's the season Pacific joins to make the WCC a 10-team league. The double-byes for the top two...
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