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Friday, February 15, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Vince Grippi

Vince Grippi

Vince Grippi is a freelance local sports blogger for He also contributes to the SportsLink Blog.

FRIDAY, FEB. 15, 2019

THURSDAY, FEB. 14, 2019

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 13, 2019

TUESDAY, FEB. 12, 2019


Grip on Sports: Just about every college basketball game on television is a jewel, especially when you can’t get out of the driveway

A GRIP ON SPORTS • We love hidden gems. Little surprises that pop up occasionally. Like finding the last piece of Halloween candy in February, and realizing it’s OK to eat. Or a couple quarters in the couch cushions just when you were craving a Slurpee. Or, as what happened last night, a really fun ending to a college basketball game on TV. Read on.

MONDAY, FEB. 11, 2019


Grip on Sports: At least the snow was outside yesterday and not on the TV screen

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Those of you reading this in Eastern Washington know what I’m talking about. We were snowed under yesterday. Inches and inches of the white stuff piled up, forcing us hardy Spokane folk to complain a bit more than usual about winter. And then head off to church or the store or the doughnut shop. It’s what we do. That and watch sports on TV because, actually, most of us probably didn’t leave our house yesterday. Read on.

SUNDAY, FEB. 10, 2019

SATURDAY, FEB. 9, 2019

FRIDAY, FEB. 8, 2019


Grip on Sports: Nothing is sweeter than an unexpected win

A GRIP ON SPORTS • One of the best aspects of being a sports fan, any type of sports fan, is when the unexpected happens. OK, when the “good” unexpected happens. Like what happened last night in Tempe for Washington State basketball fans. For Arizona State’s fans, it wasn’t such an enjoyable experience. Read on.

THURSDAY, FEB. 7, 2019


TUESDAY, FEB. 5, 2019

MONDAY, FEB. 4, 2019

SUNDAY, FEB. 3, 2019

SATURDAY, FEB. 2, 2019

FRIDAY, FEB. 1, 2019

THURSDAY, JAN. 31, 2019

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 30, 2019

TUESDAY, JAN. 29, 2019

MONDAY, JAN. 28, 2019

SUNDAY, JAN. 27, 2019