THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2012
Thu., May 31, 2012, 7:51 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS When Tony Romo took the mound to throw out the ceremonial first pitch yesterday before Texas' game with the Seattle Mariners, little did he know the Rangers would have to go for two late in the game. They converted it, but...
WEDNESDAY, MAY 30, 2012
Wed., May 30, 2012, 8:07 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS Isn't it nice to wake up on a typical Wednesday and be surprised a little? You know what I mean. Maybe you make every light on the way to work. Or you drive through McDonald's and see the Rolo McFlurry is...
TUESDAY, MAY 29, 2012
Tue., May 29, 2012, 7:56 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS Good morning and welcome to your work week. Yes, I know it is a Tuesday. But thanks to the holiday Monday, you probably didn't have to drag yourself into the office until today. So it's a short week. And a light...
MONDAY, MAY 28, 2012
Mon., May 28, 2012, 7:46 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS There is one thing I like to do each Memorial Day. I reread the Gettysburg Address. It's my way of saying thanks to those the day was designed to honor. Fittingly, Abraham Lincoln wrote the speech and delivered it in 1863...
SUNDAY, MAY 27, 2012
Sun., May 27, 2012, 6:13 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS We've reminisced here before about Sunday papers, how they were always little magazines crammed full of stories to read. But there is one other aspect of that we may have forgotten to touch upon, though we will this morning. They were...
SATURDAY, MAY 26, 2012
Sat., May 26, 2012, 7:28 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS Summer unofficially begins this weekend. Schools not out around here, sure. And it's still cold in the morning at times. But according to lore, Memorial Day Weekend is the kickoff to summer. Fine by me. It's time to get into that...
Sat., May 26, 2012, 6 a.m.
COUGARS It's been a while since we greeted you in the morning, so we'll go ahead and pass along some links today that we thought you might enjoy. Plus some non-WSU video -- with a Cougar-related backstory -- that is just too incredible not to...
FRIDAY, MAY 25, 2012
Fri., May 25, 2012, 8:07 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS It is Friday of a holiday weekend. Seven really exciting words, no? With Memorial Day coming up Monday, there is a chance to get out and enjoy all that the Northwest has to offer (if you live outside the area, I'm...
THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2012
Thu., May 24, 2012, 3:08 p.m.
I'm guessing ticket sales are about to go up for the Spokane-Utah game on June 16. Here's why: Former Spokane head coach Rob Keefe is the new defensive coordinator for the Utah Blaze, one of the Shock’s West Division rivals. Keefe, 31, was fired as...
WEDNESDAY, MAY 23, 2012
Wed., May 23, 2012, 8:08 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS Remember that old ditty you used to sing as a kid about the rain? Something about it staying away and coming again another day? Well, if we could remember all the words we would be singing it today, as we have...
TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2012
Tue., May 22, 2012, 4:57 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS It's an eclectic mix we present for you this morning, with links ranging from New Jersey, where former Gonzaga star Adam Morrison had a tryout with the Nets, to Tampa, where the Bucs said goodbye to Kellen Winslow and sent him...
MONDAY, MAY 21, 2012
Mon., May 21, 2012, 7:12 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS Mondays are never easy. It's a day of searching, especially this time of year. Trying to find enough to link is pretty dang hard. But thanks to a guy we've known – and learned from – for years, we have a...
SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2012
Sun., May 20, 2012, 6:45 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS It's been a long time since a Spokane college baseball team has been to these heights. Fifty-two years. That's the last time a team from the Lilac City has headed off to a college world series. But it will happen next...
SATURDAY, MAY 19, 2012
Sat., May 19, 2012, 6:49 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS As I said on the radio yesterday, my father used to invoke the blind-squirrel-acorn theory often when I was young (usually right after I did something he approved of). That philosophy came to mind last night with Kevin Millwood's complete-game shutout...
FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2012
Fri., May 18, 2012, 8:33 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS For quite possibly the first time in my life, today I would rather live in Cleveland. At least there the major league baseball team battles through adversity and has an ownership that will spend a bit of money to help its...
THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2012
Thu., May 17, 2012, 7:43 p.m.
Spokane is nearly halfway through the AFL season. The Shock reach the midpoint after Friday's home showdown with No. 2 Philadelphia and there's a lot at stake. Read more in my game preview that will run in Friday's S-R.
Thu., May 17, 2012, 1:24 p.m.
COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- WSU officially confirmed today that former assistant basketball coach Jeff Hironaka has accepted a new role as the team's director of player development/special assistant to the head coach, a move made in order to allow coach Ken Bone to hire a...
Thu., May 17, 2012, 6 a.m.
COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- This is why we toil through the winter months out here -- it's mid-May, and I'm writing this in the middle of the night with the screen door open and a nice breeze blowing through the apartment. Ahh, summer weather in...
WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 2012
Wed., May 16, 2012, 7:32 p.m.
Chris Pino, one of the more talented and popular players to ever wear a Shock uniform, is back for his third stint with Spokane. See what he left behind to return to the AFL in my notebook that will run in Thursday's S-R.
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