SATURDAY, MAY 16, 2015
THURSDAY, MAY 14, 2015
SATURDAY, MAY 9, 2015
FRIDAY, MAY 8, 2015
Fri., May 8, 2015, 8:11 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Mark Few has finally made it. Read on ...
THURSDAY, MAY 7, 2015
SUNDAY, MAY 3, 2015
Sun., May 3, 2015, 8:11 a.m.
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.
THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 2015
Thu., April 30, 2015, 7:18 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • The NFL draft is tonight. It is the great divider among football fans. You either watch it or you don't. You are either fascinated by it or you aren't. There is very little middle ground.
SUNDAY, APRIL 26, 2015
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 2015
SUNDAY, APRIL 19, 2015
FRIDAY, APRIL 10, 2015
Fri., April 10, 2015, 7:36 a.m.
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.
THURSDAY, APRIL 9, 2015
Thu., April 9, 2015, 7:29 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • If Jack Nicklaus can make a hole in one at age 117 or whatever, why can't I? It's those type of questions that are on my mind this fine Thursday. Read on.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, 2015
Wed., April 8, 2015, 7:05 a.m.
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.
SUNDAY, APRIL 5, 2015
Sun., April 5, 2015, 7:24 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • We'll just keep this simple. Happy Easter. And how about those Badgers? Read on.
SATURDAY, APRIL 4, 2015
Sat., April 4, 2015, 6:39 a.m.
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.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 2015
TUESDAY, MARCH 31, 2015
Tue., March 31, 2015, 7:23 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • We're through the looking glass here, people. The local college basketball season is done. Our evenings are, well, unfilled. Thank goodness the baseball season begins in less than a week. Read on.
SUNDAY, MARCH 29, 2015
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 2015
Wed., March 25, 2015, 6:57 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It was cold and wet yesterday. Basketball weather? Sure. But in the midst of March Madness football enters stage left. And so it begins. Read on.
THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 2015
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11, 2015
Wed., March 11, 2015, 7:50 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Around the sporting world, you will find a lot of nice words said about one trait: consistency. And rightfully so. We have a great example in our backyard. Read on.
FRIDAY, FEB. 27, 2015
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 11, 2015
Wed., Feb. 11, 2015, 8:10 a.m.
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.
THURSDAY, FEB. 5, 2015
FRIDAY, JAN. 16, 2015
Fri., Jan. 16, 2015, 7:11 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you want to make an argument college basketball season is the best of all sports seasons, you won't get an argument here. Especially if you present last night as Exhibit A. Read on.
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