A GRIP ON SPORTS • The Olympics have always been contentious, probably even in ancient Greece. “Everyone knows Dareios is on Chimera milk. That’s the only way he could have kept up with Hercules in the 100 butterfly.” But it seems to be getting worse. Read on.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • There are mornings when it’s hard to have an idea what to write. And there are mornings like today, when the theme overwhelms you in the middle of the night, causing you sit up in bed and want to write it all down. And then you fall back to sleep. Read on.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Here’s a question for you: How many fights have you seen at football practice? More than likely, if you include your high school days, it’s a lot. Personally, it seems about every second practice I’ve watched over the years was interrupted by some sort of extra-curricular tussle. Should they cause alarm bells? Read on.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • A cool wind blew through our area last night, dropping temperatures down and taking the edge off summer. It’s sure a lot better than thundershowers, tornadoes and golf delays. Read on.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Of all the major golf tournaments, the PGA is the one with the least cachet. The Masters has its course, Augusta National. The U.S. Open has its reputation, the toughest test in golf. The British Open, or “The Open,” has its history, inexorably tied with the history of the game. But the PGA? Read on.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • You think the NFL is the only league that values parity? You should check out the Northwest League's North Division standings. The only surprising thing is that all four teams aren't tied. Read on.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • The Olympics are not that far away. Yet, we're not even sure which athletes will be there, whether the facilities will be done or, now, even if one of the major players on the international scene, Russia, will be allowed to compete. Read on.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Watching two great athletes at the top of their game compete one-on-one is about as good as it gets. But that's only part of why yesterday's British Open final round was so special. Read on.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It's the middle of July and most of the civilized sports world is taking football. That's if you translate "civilized" into "Pac-12 territory." Other places are talking about other things. Read on.