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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.



Grip on Sports: Another great weekend of college basketball kicks off tonight

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you love college basketball, you must be a really big fan of Thursdays around these parts. Read on.


Grip on Sports: From about 1 p.m. on today, there are hours and hours of important games to watch – if you can

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The Seattle Seahawks play another important game today, this one in the home of the Waffle House, Jacksonville, Florida. The Gonzaga Bulldogs play another important …


Grip on Sports: One Christmas present is opened by the Mariners already, will another be coming soon?

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s been a long time since the Mariners could be considered winners during the regular season. You know, when it really matters. But they seem …


Republic’s Shania Graham hopes to win another title at CC Spokane

Taking home the State basketball title was on the short list of things Shania Graham wanted to accomplish before leaving Republic High.


Grip on Sports: Pac-12 football coaches show they are really good at picking up a bunch of coin. Picking award winners? Not so much

A GRIP ON SPORTS • At some point we have to lose our ability to get outraged at the Pac-12’s football awards. However, we have yet to reach that point. …


Grip on Sports: It doesn’t look as if Mike Leach is going to Tennessee but there still will be changes at WSU

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Times are changing in Pullman. That is true whether or not Mike Leach decides to put Tennessee out of its misery. Read on.


After more than half a century, GI Bill still helping vets transition to life beyond war

It’s been 73 years since Congress passed the first GI Bill – landmark legislation that transformed the way the nation treats its military veterans. In observance of Veterans Day, local …


Grip on Sports: It’s the Seahawks turn to make the short turnaround on Thursday Night Football

A GRIP ON SPORTS • You want to insult an NFL fan these days? Compare them to Thursday Night Football. That’s as deep a cutting remark as you can come …


Grip on Sports: No matter the hour, college football finds a way to be a bit cheeky

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The idea is, in the spring, to lose an hour of sleep that can only be made up in November. Which is a decent plan. …


Grip on Sports: A rout one season can turn into motivation the next

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Revenge is a dish best served cold. At least that’s how the old saying goes. Well, it will be in the mid-70s Saturday night in …


Grip on Sports: What’s in a name? Occasionally it’s hypocrisy

A GRIP ON SPORTS • We don’t venture into the realm of political discussion in this space all that often, but some times the hypocrisy of government makes it unavoidable. …


Grip on Sports: The preliminaries are over, it’s time to get back to football

A GRIP ON SPORTS • What day is it? That’s right, Friday. July 28. The Pac-12 football media days are over for 2017. Now, for the next month, we can …