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THURSDAY, JAN. 15, 2015

Alex Grinch will leave the Missouri Tigers to become the defensive coordinator of the WSU Cougars. (AUGUST KRYGER)

Cougars' out-of-the-blue hire might turn out to be golden 

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you had the opportunity to attend college, you probably learned more than statistics and physics and political science. You probably also learned life lessons, as our parents used to call them. Do you remember one phrase or key axiom you were taught that still stays with you today? I do. Read on.

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FRIDAY, NOV. 21, 2014

Overlap just makes our laps grow larger

A GRIP ON SPORTS Want to talk football? It's possible right now because the NFL schedule is in full swing and college football is coming down to the wire. Want to talk basketball? Why not, college basketball is ramping up and the NBA has been...

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THURSDAY, AUG. 7, 2014

It's time for introductions 

A GRIP ON SPORTS I'll admit I'm a bit prejudice here, but I've always felt the best stories to come from college football's preseason practice are the ones about players we know little about. Pieces about guys who are always destined for reserve roles. Features...

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 6, 2014

Fix-it Felix is already taken

A GRIP ON SPORTS I'm sorry but I don't believe Felix Hernandez's nickname is sufficient anymore. There has to be some leader who is above the king, right? Emperor Felix, maybe. Or Supreme Commander Felix? Read on.

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SUNDAY, AUG. 3, 2014

He's the Guy. Really.

A GRIP ON SPORTS The Pro Football Hall of Fame welcomed some new members yesterday, including former Seahawk Walter Jones. But one of the biggest oversights in league history was also rectified. Read on.

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Making short work of a long weekend

A GRIP ON SPORTS When I finally turned off the television last night, the Mariners' game was still rolling along. When I awoke this morning, I half expected it to be going still. But it was over. As was, seemingly, the British Open. Read on.

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 16, 2014

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He's back

A GRIP ON SPORTS Yesterday LeBron James decided to take his ball and go home. In this case, that's a good thing. Really. Read on.

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