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SATURDAY, MAY 16, 2015

THURSDAY, MAY 14, 2015

SATURDAY, MAY 9, 2015

FRIDAY, MAY 8, 2015

THURSDAY, MAY 7, 2015

SUNDAY, MAY 3, 2015

Floyd Mayweather Jr. connects with a right to the head of Manny Pacquiao. (Associated Press)

These days, fights aren't worth fighting for

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Thanks to my cable provider, who shall remain nameless though it looks a bit like a scrawny Rob Lowe, I was unable to watch the “big” fight last night. Actually, the cable problems that hit probably kept me away from the Spurs/Clippers game more than the fight. Read on.

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THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 2015

SUNDAY, APRIL 26, 2015

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 2015

SUNDAY, APRIL 19, 2015

FRIDAY, APRIL 10, 2015

Masters first-round leader Jordan Spieth follows the flight of his tee shot on the 15th hole Thursday at Augusta, Georgia. (Associated Press)

A rite of spring 

A GRIP ON SPORTS • So what are you planning for the weekend? If it includes sitting in front of your TV set and watching the azaleas bloom, people politely clapping and some fist pumps, you are my type of person. Read on.

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THURSDAY, APRIL 9, 2015

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, 2015

Los Angeles starter C.J. Wilson retired the final 17 batters he faced. (AP)

It's bad to see some things haven't changed

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is a speech in "Field of Dreams" or "The Natural" or "It Happens Every Spring" about baseball being the one constant in an ever-changing America. And the one constant in an ever-changing American League? The Mariners will struggle against left-handers. Read on.

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SUNDAY, APRIL 5, 2015

SATURDAY, APRIL 4, 2015

Members of Atomic City and Snake Pit Derby Dames take part in the well-coordinated chaos of roller derby.

Rolling down memory lane with roller derby 

A GRIP ON SPORTS • I guess it is an appropriate weekend for a surprise. Nothing's more surprising than when your 4-year-old discovers an Easter egg under a bush that was hidden there when she was a 3-year-old. So being able to pass along a story on roller derby, while surprising, isn't in that category. Read on.

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 2015

TUESDAY, MARCH 31, 2015

SUNDAY, MARCH 29, 2015

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 2015

THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 2015

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11, 2015

FRIDAY, FEB. 27, 2015

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 11, 2015

Gonzaga's Domantas Sabonis shoots during Kraziness in the Kennel. (Dan Pelle)

We're headed to the home stretch

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Believe it or not, the college basketball regular season is beginning the stretch run. Before you know it, it will be 50 degrees around here and the conference tournaments will be starting. Only one of those things will happen today, but we'll look toward the other. Read on.

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THURSDAY, FEB. 5, 2015

FRIDAY, JAN. 16, 2015


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