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Barking a bit about the season

A GRIP ON SPORTS

As the heat begins to build and the humidity rises, the term “dog days of summer” becomes more and more applicable. In more and more ways. Read on.

Something historic could happen today

A GRIP ON SPORTS

I don't know how the Wimbledon men's final is going to turn out – it is going on as I write this – but you can be sure of one thing: I am rooting – hard – for Andy Murray. Read on.

Work interrupted by tennis

A GRIP ON SPORTS

If you are a baseball fan who lives anywhere near, say, Spokane, I want to introduce you to something called a “run.” It's when your team moves a player all the way from home plate to first, second and third base, then somehow, someway, gets him back to home plate again. Yep, it's a pretty cool event. And some baseball teams (cough, the Texas Rangers) do it all the time. But the baseball teams we watch, listen to and read about (the Seattle Mariners and the Spokane Indians) seem to treat “runs” as some sort of a phenomenon, something akin to the Higgs Boson. Read on.

It’s about to warm up

A GRIP ON SPORTS

Looking at the Weather Channel forecast for the rest of the week made me gulp. Were there actually 100-degree temperatures in there? Yep. That's pretty darn warm even if you're just sitting in the house watching baseball on the TV. Just think how hot it will be for kids out playing baseball and softball in it. Or the local college football players doing their summer workouts. When the thermometer hits 100 around here, you have to admire any athlete who is willing to step out into the heat and play or work on their game. Read on.

It’s a golf day

A GRIP ON SPORTS

As June Sundays go, yesterday wasn't what one would call chock full of sporting events. Oh sure, the Mariners lost again and there was a non-descript golf tournament. If you're into soccer, there is the big tourney going on over in Europe, where the only tennis major of the year played on clay was trying to finish. Heck, the most exciting moment of the day was a strike out to end a college baseball game and the only reason it was exciting was the ball was about six inches off the plate. And the hitter, North Carolina's All-American shortstop Chris Diaz, came this close to taking the umpire to the woodshed. I might not have been so calm. Read on.

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