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MONDAY, AUG. 3, 2015

THURSDAY, JULY 30, 2015

Eagles QB Jordan West was 1 for 6 for 41 yards and an interception in EWU's first scrimmage of the spring on Saturday. (Tyler Tjomsland)

Football is quickly marching into earshot 

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Cup your hand behind your ear. Can you hear that? It’s not loud, I know. But it’s out there, like the sound of leaves rustling in a slight summer breeze. It’s the sounds of football. Somewhere out of our vision, sure, but coming into view. You can just hear the faintest of rumblings. Read on.

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MONDAY, JULY 27, 2015

SATURDAY, JULY 25, 2015

THURSDAY, JULY 23, 2015

SUNDAY, JULY 19, 2015

Seattle Mariners starter Hisashi Iwakuma retired 11 of the first 12 Yankees he faced Saturday in New York. (Associated Press)

The middle doesn't hold anymore for Jack Z

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The end is near for the Mariners. No, we don't mean the end of the season or of their pursuit of a postseason berth. We're talking the end of Jack Zduriencik Era. The M's general manager has lost the middle and we all know what that means. Read on.

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SATURDAY, JULY 18, 2015

FRIDAY, JULY 17, 2015

THURSDAY, JULY 9, 2015

TUESDAY, JULY 7, 2015

SATURDAY, JUNE 27, 2015

FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 2015

MONDAY, JUNE 22, 2015

FRIDAY, JUNE 19, 2015

It's hard to believe Tiger Woods can elicit sympathy 

A GRIP ON SPORTS • That was hard to watch. No, we’re not talking about the Mariners’ most recent shutout loss, one seemingly assured after the lineup was decimated just before the game. Nope, I’m talking about Tiger Woods’ U.S. Open opening round yesterday. Who knew we could feel bad for the guy? Read on.

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SATURDAY, JUNE 13, 2015

Shock quarterback Warren Smith, who had six touchdown passes, throws against the Outlaws on Friday night at the Arena. (Tyler Tjomsland)

Summer offers a lot of opportunity

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Think about this: Either this is the final weekend of the school year or it is already summer for your school-age kids. Whatever, it means, unofficially, summer is upon us. And isn’t that just the best? Read on.

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FRIDAY, JUNE 12, 2015

SATURDAY, JUNE 6, 2015

Rays starter Jake Odorizzi had to leave with tightness in his left oblique, but Tampa Ray relievers completed the shutout. (Associated Press)

The Mariners are putting everyone to sleep 

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It was hard to keep the eyes open last night, wasn’t it? After a warm day, the temperature had dropped and a breeze had come up. Perfect sleeping weather. Except the M’s were engaged in a scoreless battle with Tampa Bay. Who would blink first? Read on.

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FRIDAY, JUNE 5, 2015

THURSDAY, JUNE 4, 2015

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3, 2015

Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon, left, expresses himself to umpire Will Little. (Associated Press)

The M's are making us all suckers right now 

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If there is a more frustrating team to follow these days than the M’s, I’m not sure which team it would be. So I decided to take a day off yesterday. Not watch. Not listen. Go my merry way. Then they sucked me in. And may have lost me for good. Read on.

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SATURDAY, MAY 30, 2015

WEDNESDAY, MAY 27, 2015

SATURDAY, MAY 23, 2015

THURSDAY, MAY 21, 2015

SUNDAY, MAY 17, 2015

Shock’s Rashaad Carter drops ball on hit from San Jose’s David Hyland. (Kathy Plonka)

Saturday got lost in the shuffle a bit

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If there ever is a lost Saturday, it was yesterday. Tucked between the weekend that hosts Mother’s Day and the upcoming Memorial Day holiday, this is the forgotten weekend. And there are many who would like to forget yesterday. Read on.

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