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THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2012

Three touchdowns enough for M's 

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...

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 2012

Making a little progress

A GRIP ON SPORTS There was a lot of response yesterday to my thoughts on remaining a Mariner fan. To be honest, I appreciate the advice, but have yet to make up my mind. It isn't a results-based analysis, so the fact the M's lost...

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THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2012

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 2012

Maybe M's need a live chicken

A GRIP ON SPORTS When we got out of the car last night, the Mariner's had built an 8-1 lead over Cleveland. Yes, Cleveland, the poster child of ineptitude as illustrated by "Major League" (and a bunch of progressively worse sequels). Of course, the fictional...

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SUNDAY, APRIL 15, 2012

You can't put it off much longer 

A GRIP ON SPORTS Everyone past a certain age – working age – knows what April 15th means. We don't have to go into it here, other than to say good luck to all you poor souls out there who have procrastinated about as long...

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SATURDAY, APRIL 14, 2012

Lucky or unlucky, you decide

A GRIP ON SPORTS Yesterday was Friday the 13th (and just a few hours before the most inauspicious day of the year for everyone, tax day). Unlucky? Sure. If you are a pro sports fan and live in the Northwest. Read on.

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THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2012

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 2012

Sports is a laughing matter 

A GRIP ON SPORTS Life can be tough. No doubt about it, especially if you are a Mariners fan. But there's an easy way to make it a lot more bearable – and by it, I mean life as well as being a Mariner fan....

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FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2012

Win Spokane Shock tickets

Spokane Shock tickets are being offered to people who complete The Spokesman-Review weekly news quiz dated March 18. Simply take the quiz, and you're eligible to win drawings that will be held today (Friday). We will have two separate drawing for two Spokane Shock tickets...

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MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2012

TUESDAY, JAN. 31, 2012

Sweet decisions coming soon 

A GRIP ON SPORTS On this last day of January, 2012, I would like to commit to having a chocolate doughnut for breakfast. In a few minutes, however, I may switch my commitment to a glazed one. By the time I'm done writing, though, I...

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TUESDAY, OCT. 4, 2011

MONDAY, SEPT. 26, 2011

Shock sign eight free agents

Spokane added eight free agents, including 6-foot-6 wide receiver Aaron Fairooz and former University of Massachusetts quarterback Kyle Havens. Fairooz signed with the Shock in 2010 but spent the last two seasons with CFL Saskatchewan. Monday was the first day AFL teams could sign free...

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MONDAY, AUG. 29, 2011

THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2011

THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 2011

FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 2011

SATURDAY, JAN. 22, 2011

Shock sign DL, trade Clebert

Spokane continues to shape its roster, signing DL Terrance Taylor and trading DL Richard Clebert to Tampa Bay. Clebert was a mainstay in Spokane's ArenaBowl championship run last season. Taylor, a University of Michigan product, was drafted in the fourth-round by Indianapolis. More here.

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 24, 2010

Shock add a couple more

Busy week at Shock headquarters where the team has announced two more signings.DB Rod Mosley, who started the first two games of the 2010 season before he was injured and ultimately released by the Shock, is returning. He had six tackles and an interception return...

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 25, 2010

TUESDAY, AUG. 17, 2010

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 4, 2010

THURSDAY, JULY 8, 2010

Shock make moves

The Spokane Shock announced today that DL Ben McCombs and WR/KR Quorey Payne have been placed on injured reserve. The team also activated DB Rod Mosley from the IR and was placed on reassignment.

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 9, 2010

Marsh preparing for Jack duties

Antwan Marsh hasn’t played in a football game since 2006 and he’s never played in an official arena football game. If that’s not challenging enough, Marsh also faces the task of replacing Kevin McCullough, the former Shock ‘Jack’ linebacker who was traded to Oklahoma City...

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FRIDAY, MAY 28, 2010


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