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SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 2013

The future and the past 

A GRIP ON SPORTS The NFL draft is about the future. We understand that and honor it, linking enough newspaper stories today to wipe out a small forest. But we also like it when a newspaper honors the past. And the Review does that today...

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SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 2013

The Seahawks continue to surprise 

A GRIP ON SPORTS Why would anyone be surprised by anything the Seahawks do during the NFL draft? Trade down to get more picks, take a guy who plays a position already well stocked, or pick a guy with some baggage, it's always something. Read...

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SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 2013

A hard-earned reward 

A GRIP ON SPORTS It was an announcement everyone expected but most Gonzaga fans hoped wouldn't happen. Kelly Olynyk is bypassing his senior year of eligibility and heading to the NBA. But guess what? The system worked. Read on.

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FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 2013

Sports takes a back seat

A GRIP ON SPORTS Pardon me for being a bit distracted this morning, but I have been following the news from Boston. Makes sports seem a little less consequential today. Read on.

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SATURDAY, APRIL 13, 2013

News from Augusta 

A GRIP ON SPORTS What do you know. We actually have breaking news this morning. Tiger Woods is still in the Masters. Why is that breaking news? Read on.

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FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 2013


THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 2013

SUNDAY, APRIL 7, 2013

No one played Superman yesterday 

A GRIP ON SPORTS As I settled down last evening, I realized something. Every team I was hoping would win yesterday had lost. Not just some of them. All of them. A perfect Saturday, in a Mr. Mxyzptlk sort of way. Read on.

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FRIDAY, APRIL 5, 2013

Time to move on 

A GRIP ON SPORTS It seemed inevitable, even with all the inevitable denials. But after word surfaced earlier this week Pac-12 coordinator of officiating Ed Rush had offered a reward for a technical on Arizona's Sean Miller – joking or not – during the conference...

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THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 2013

MONDAY, APRIL 1, 2013

SUNDAY, MARCH 31, 2013

SATURDAY, MARCH 30, 2013

Cinderella needs a ride home

A GRIP ON SPORTS When you get to this point in the NCAA tournament – the Elite Eight – the talented teams usually rise to the forefront. Not always, of course. But usually. This season is one of the usual ones. The lowest-seeded team still...

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FRIDAY, MARCH 29, 2013

Let's give credit to the other team 

A GRIP ON SPORTS There was a lot of angst around here concerning Gonzaga's unexpected loss in the NCAA's round of 32 last weekend. The pastime in Spokane for about a week was about what went wrong. Was it this player or that one? Was...

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MONDAY, MARCH 25, 2013

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20, 2013

TUESDAY, MARCH 19, 2013

There was this guy ...  

A GRIP ON SPORTS Ever wake up in the middle of the night and not be able to get back to sleep? A million thoughts are running through your head. Finally your mind focuses on one. You refine the thought, clean it up, mull it...

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MONDAY, MARCH 18, 2013


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