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Grip on Sports: An ‘empty’ Sunday never turns out to be as empty as you might think

A GRIP ON SPORTS • With no Seahawks yesterday, the day was filled with DIY and RedZone. And the evening with magical beasts. But now it’s back to apples and …


Grip on Sports: Even without a signature event today, this weekend’s football has been on point

A GRIP ON SPORTS • What, there’s no Seahawk game today? What do we do? Well, there’s always another Saturday of college football to reflect upon. And why not? The …


Grip on Sports: College football’s weekend gets off to a roaring start around the area

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s Saturday morning. College football’s big day. Let’s get right to it. Read on.


Grip on Sports: It’s hard to see how this fall’s football fortunes could be much better

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Call it a Golden Age if you want to. Why not? For Inland Northwest sports fans, there may never have been a better time to …


Grip on Sports: We interrupt this football season to welcome in college basketball

A GRIP ON SPORTS • College football season may be in the stretch run, but that has to take a back seat this morning. There is way too much college …


Grip on Sports: The weekend’s action can grind us all into dust

A GRIP ON SPORTS • We’re going to try something new today: Quick-hitting, short thoughts on the news of the weekend. Let’s see how it works out. Read on.


Grip on Sports: The hits just keep on coming in the Northwest these days

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Sorry to be the one to break it to you, but the M’s are not winning the American League West this season. That and other …


Grip on Sports: A day with another WNBA title and another Mariner season of tilting at windmills

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Wednesday was about winning. And losing. And about the past and the future. Read on.


Grip on Sports: From emotional releases to penalties to calling off the fight, yesterday’s action kept our attention

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It may not have been officially be Flag Day, but that’s how it felt Saturday around here. Washington State raised its Cougar one in an …


Grip on Sports: Summer may not be officially done, but it basically is as football takes over

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s still August, isn’t it? For a few more hours at least. But yet high school football is in full-go mode. It’s not something that’s …


Grip on Sports: If the Seahawks are supposed to save what’s been a tough late summer, they better get started tonight filling in the gaps

A GRIP ON SPORTS • So what’s going on? Not the M’s, who were off yesterday. At least the Seahawks are playing tonight, albeit a preseason game. Read on.


Grip on Sports: Some ‘what ifs’ are harder to answer than others

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Ever get up on a Sunday morning and wonder “what if?” No, not “what if” you had cut yourself off an hour earlier last night. …


Grip on Sports: Both the A’s and the Mariners have found the road through Colorado a bit rocky

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s funny, really. The Colorado Rockies aren’t in the American League West. Heck, they aren’t even in the American League. But they may end up …


Grip on Sports: Don’t let all the sporting events distract completely from the reason for the day

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is baseball to watch today. And basketball. And hockey. Hopefully, there will also be time to remember the reason for the time to sit …


Grip on Sports: We went from a news drought to a downpour in less than 24 hours

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There was a deluge yesterday. And rained a lot as well. But we’re more concerned with the downpour of news, from the NFL to Seattle, …


Grip on Sports: Will the last Mariner standing please turn out the clubhouse lights?

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The few, the proud, the healthy Mariners. Read on.


Grip on Sports: The Vegas Golden Knights are showing that expansion doesn’t have to go hand-in-hand with failure

A GRIP ON SPORTS • No, I’m not old enough to remember the birth of the New York Mets. But I was around during the miracle summer and fall of …


Grip on Sports: Maybe we were lucky not to be able to watch the last couple innings of the M’s on Wednesday

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The second of 80 games without Robinson Cano didn’t go too well for the M’s last night as they treated the late innings like Cano …


Grip on Sports: This really isn’t the way to begin May

A GRIP ON SPORTS • As always, Frank had it right. “That’s life, that’s what people say,” Mr. Sinatra sang back in the days of wine and roses. “You’re riding …


Grip on Sports: This winning thing is kind of fun for the Mariners and their fans

A GRIP ON SPORTS • One would have to assume most Mariner fans are pleased with their start to the season. After all, the team with the longest playoff drought …


Grip on Sports: The M’s were holding their own with the Astros last night, until they weren’t

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Bad news. My neck is hurting. Probably similar to what Mike Leake’s neck feels like after that awful seventh inning last night. Read on.


Grip on Sports: Last year the decision was to go, this year Zag stars decide to stay

A GRIP ON SPORTS • What a difference a year makes. Twelve months ago, Gonzaga was trying to figure out how to deal with the early departures of Zach Collins …


Grip on Sports: The M’s silver lining last night in Kansas City? No one was hurt

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is little to worry about today. Sure, it will rain a bit, but that’s par for the course this time of year. Oh, wait …


Grip on Sports: As times change, even the most ancient of traditions need to change as well

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Tradition and history are crucial elements in every sport. But none celebrate it more than golf, which traces its roots back to sheepherders and sailors …


Grip on Sports: We won’t make you hunt for news on this Easter Sunday

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s Easter Sunday and all that entails, so we won’t force you to sit here all that long. Call it our Easter basket for you. …


Grip on Sports: Once again, the Inland Northwest is a one-bid region

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Gonzaga will find out its NCAA fate today. But that’s it for Inland Northwest representation this college basketball season. Read on.


Grip on Sports: It’s Valentine’s Day, which means it is OK to be snowed under with emotion

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If a movie was made about today, we would have to call it “Winter’s Revenge.” I’m not sure any Hollywood producer would buy it, however. …


Grip on Sports: From domination to defense to transfers, there is a lot going on today

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is so much going on right now, it’s hard to know where to begin. But we have to start somewhere, so let’s make it …


Grip on Sports: At least college basketball’s weekend begins tonight

A GRIP ON SPORTS • As anyone who follows college hoops around these parts knows, the weekend really begins on Thursday night. And this week is no different. Read on.


Grip on Sports: With Stanford, Cal visiting, this is a crucial weekend for Washington State

A GRIP ON SPORTS • All weekends in the Pac-12 basketball race matter. Some just matter more than others. Such is the case with Washington State this weekend. Read on.