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Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher J.A. Happ throws to a Seattle Mariners batter during the first inning in Toronto on Sunday July 24, 2016. Toronto beat the Mariners 2-0. (Associated Press)

If one of your most time-honored traditions is watching players excel after they leave, that's not good 

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There have been a few memorably awful trades in the Mariners’ past. Most of us can tick them off without even pausing. Adam Jones et al for Erik Bedard anyone? But there may not be one player who has been involved in two trades – coming and going – that have hurt the M’s recently more than J.A. Happ. Read on.

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Whitworth kicker Rehn Reiley hit 15 of 23 field goals and 33 of 34 extra points last season. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)

College football kicks off around here tomorrow and it will be accompanied by something special

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you are reading this, it’s easy to assume you are a sports fan. Either that, or need something to put you to sleep after working the night shift. If you are the former, this time of year you are starting to get excited about football, right? Well, tomorrow there will be something to get extra-excited about. Read on.

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