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Your Saturdays are no longer yours

A GRIP ON SPORTS

You know what yesterday was, don't you? Yep, the final Saturday of 2014 without a college football game. Really. Read on.

Let’s put yesterday behind us

A GRIP ON SPORTS

Wednesday was a day of brooms and bad backs, moving vans and moving the ball, of exonerations and expectations. It was also hump day. Read on.

No, this is not another bogus M’s post

A GRIP ON SPORTS

Yes, I know. I have been writing a lot about the Mariners lately. Can you blame this old baseball fan? Yes, you can. So we'll switch gears today. You may not be too happy. Read on.

A postseason chase will be fun

A GRIP ON SPORTS

Want to cook up a great baseball atmosphere? Start with the American League's best pitcher on the mound. Add 20,000 little yellow towels. Stir in 10,000 or so Canadians, down from the north to cheer on the visiting team. Let simmer for five or six innings. Then turn up the heat. Don't forget to add a bit of rain and a smidge of lightning. The perfect recipe for an exciting game. Read on.

It’s easy to get all worked up over Lou

A GRIP ON SPORTS

It seems as if everyone has a Lou Piniella story. I wish I could say the same. Read on.

Don’t confuse ‘experienced’ with just plain old

A GRIP ON SPORTS

Woke up this morning feeling a little like Tiger Woods. You know, a little old, a little over the hill, a little like yesterday's news. Read on.

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 on players who have been under the radar but are about to break out into the consciousness of the fans. Stories like that. Today, Jacob Thorpe does one of the latter and boy is it fun. Read on.

A jam-packed day of news

A GRIP ON SPORTS

It's been a long time since we've had a day as jammed with news as this morning is. Maybe since the end of last football season. Read on.

Is Tiger’s quest over?

A GRIP ON SPORTS

We could talk about the Mariners lack of offense. Or the Hawks' training camp. Or, if we were so inclined, any of the local college football camps that are underway. But instead we switch gears a little bit. Read on.

To paraphrase Frank, it was a very good day

A GRIP ON SPORTS

There are good days and bad days in baseball. Yesterday was a very good day. Read on.

Bronze may be Sherman’s favorite color

A GRIP ON SPORTS

I always thought statues were reserved for ancient heroes. You know, David, Hercules or Caesar (the Roman ones, not from movies about apes) and the like. But turns out I may have been wrong. Football players – and key plays – seem to be all the rage these days. Read on.

Arrows can boomerang occasionally

A GRIP ON SPORTS

It hasn't been a secret about how I feel about Fernando Rodney's pitching ability. It's stellar. But his antics? Read on.

Man, the chase scenes were great

A GRIP ON SPORTS

We're going to wander a little far afield from sports today, though there will be an auto racing connection to our musings. But, really, it's a tenuous connection at best. Read on.

The prodigal son returns

A GRIP ON SPORTS

Steve Garvey threw out the first pitch at the Spokane Indians game last night, wearing a 2014 Indians jersey even though his eldest son, Ryan, was in the visitor's dugout, a member of the Tri-City Dust Devils. And if that doesn't make you feel ancient, then you must be under 30. Read on.

Where did everybody go?

A GRIP ON SPORTS

Ever been around Spokane on Memorial Day weekend? I'm guessing not. Because there is nobody here. Driving around town yesterday I was struck again on how this place empties out on the first unofficial weekend of summer. Read on.

A winner anyway you look at it

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Will we see a Triple Crown winner again? It's been since 1978 horse racing has produced a champion of champions. That's more than 25 years by my math. But we may have one again in three weeks. Wouldn't that be something? Read on.

Nothing enlivens a dull day like a good tantrum

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I don't know what it is about a explosive managerial meltdown about a missed call, but I have to admit I like it. Read on.

On further review, I’m not so sure

A GRIP ON SPORTS

I am a proponent of replay reviews in all sports. Football, basketball, tennis, hockey and, this year, baseball. But I'm not so sure about the last one. At least the way it is being handled right now. Read on.

People have gone daft about the draft

A GRIP ON SPORTS

Are you ready for tonight? Got your beverages and snacks? Don't forget a coaster for your drink and a cushion for your seat. It's the NFL's biggest day of the year, non-game variety. It's the Draft, with a capital “D.” And there's one thing I can guarantee. Tonight's first round will have more drama, more entertainment and more intelligent dialogue than that recent cruddy Kevin Costner movie. Sure, the people in the movie were better looking. But no one – no one – could boast better hair than Mel Kiper Jr. Read on.

The view from someone who has been there

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There have been few NBA players better than Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. And even fewer smarter. He proved that again yesterday. Read on.

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