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U.S. men are nowhere to be found at Wimbledon

A GRIP ON SPORTS

Getting up early on a Sunday morning is usually no one's idea of a good plan. I agree. Except when the Wimbledon men's final is on. Read on.

Maybe luck had nothing to do with it

A GRIP ON SPORTS

Was yesterday unlucky? Well, if you are a Mariners' fan, sure. An error by Robinson Cano led to the only run in a 1-0 loss. But a Texas fan might consider that lucky. Then there are the Ranger fans (hockey variety) that will remember this as the unluckiest Friday the 13th ever. Two shots hit the bar in a 3-2 loss to the Kings? But as a Los Angeles fan (during the Stanley Cup finals) and a hockey aficionado in general, last night's Cup-clinching double overtime win was as fortuitous as it gets. Read on.

A roller coaster of a Saturday

A GRIP ON SPORTS

Yesterday was one of those up-and-down days that make being a sports fan so worthwhile. Read on.

So who was better, Ruth or Gehrig?

A GRIP ON SPORTS

Ever sit around with friends and play conversational games? You know what I mean, asking each other questions like “What was the best TV comedy of all-time?” or “Who was better, Willie Mays or Hank Aaron?” and then arguing about your answers? Ya, me too. One of our favorites has to do with local high school basketball coaches. Like, “Who is the best?” And my answer always ticked off my buddies. Read on.

Now that’s a nice surprise

A GRIP ON SPORTS

Ever find money you didn't know you had? I did yesterday, on a gift card that had been sitting on my desk for, I don't know, more than half a decade. It was a lot of money. And made my weekend better. But not as good as the Mariners'. They also discovered some found money, if you will. Read on.

Is it time for the finals yet?

A GRIP ON SPORTS

Are the NBA playoffs still going on? Anyone say anything stupid recently? Any lawsuits filed? Any games end with bad calls? Read on.

Boom goes the thunder

A GRIP ON SPORTS

You know the term “under the weather?” Sometimes it means exactly that. Read on.

Another failure on Father’s Day

A GRIP ON SPORTS

How hard is it, really? You drop hints about what you want for Father's Day – if by hints you mean saying, “I want that” – for the last month or so and, on the big day, no one comes through. Oh, there are other, perfectly fine gifts, of course, but they are a bit like, I don't know, finishing second in the U.S. Open. It's better than 33rd, but it's not exactly what you wanted. Read on.

Chiefs set busy off-ice week aside, win pair over the weekend

It was a busy weekend for the Spokane Chiefs, as they announced two big roster moves and hosted the Victoria Royals at the Arena in front of a little over 4,500 fans on Friday and the Lethbridge Hurricanes on Saturday. 

Mike Babcock returns to Spokane, and some other Chiefs notes

Lots happening at the Arena these days. First of all, the Spokane Chiefs are looking like a team that could do some damage in the Western Conference this season. They're 2-1, with two wins over Tri-City and a one-goal loss to Vancouver, and they've got a pair of games this weekend, beginning tonight at 7 p.m. when they host Victoria.

See below for news and notes.

Dreams pop up when a fly ball falls

A GRIP ON SPORTS

Sometimes the only difference between a dream and a nightmare is the inability to catch a routine fly ball. Read on.

Cowen scores first; Chiefs make move

Former Spokane Chiefs captain Jared Cowen scored his first National Hockey League goal Tuesday night, a bittersweet moment because Ottawa's winning streak came to an end.

The Chiefs have reassigned 17-year old rookie Cody Nelson, who only played in three games.

Another story about Chiefs' rookie Liam Stewart.

Here's a video of the hit that got Blake Gal suspended … and 3 games are too many because the player getting hit made a wrong move and, fortunately, was not hurt. The responsibility goes both ways, as Spokane coach Don Nachbaur says.

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