Stories tagged: Chiefs
Sat., July 20, 2019, 7:16 a.m.
A Grip on Sports: Mike Leake nearly turned in a perfect performance in the midst of the Mariners’ less-than-perfect season
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Perfection is hard to come by. Almost impossible, as Mike Leake found out to open the ninth inning Friday night.
Fri., July 12, 2019, 7:47 a.m.
A Grip on Sports: Baseball’s pennant races aren’t really races right now, but that could change come September
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Baseball’s All-Star break gives every team, every player and every fan an opportunity to hit pause and reflect on what’s already happened in the season …
Thu., July 11, 2019, 7:31 a.m.
A Grip on Sports: Bouton changed the way a lot of people looked at baseball – and made them laugh at the same time
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Jim Bouton didn’t put much of a mark on baseball as a pitcher, winning 62 games in 10 big league seasons. But he changed the …
Wed., July 10, 2019, 7:20 a.m.
A Grip on Sports: Baseball puts strikeouts on display in an All-Star Game that was broadcast everywhere
A GRIP ON SPORTS • While traveling last night, I was able to watch bits and pieces of baseball’s All-Star Game on my telephone. At 39,000 feet in the air. …
Fri., July 5, 2019, 8:38 a.m.
A Grip on Sports: Taking the path less traveled might make great poetry but isn’t the best way to spend a Fourth of July
A GRIP ON SPORTS • If there were a competition for getting somewhat lost in the Spokane-area woods, akin to the “competition” of eating, say, hot dogs, I would probably …
Fri., June 28, 2019, 8:07 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s a simple question, but the answer is pretty complex. What sport is the most popular in Spokane?
Thu., June 27, 2019, 7:57 a.m.
A Grip on Sports: No matter how many times the world turns, Hoopfest is one of Spokane’s best weekends
A GRIP ON SPORTS • You noticed the days are getting shorter, didn’t you? Before you know it, walking the dog after work will once again occur in the dark. …
Tue., June 25, 2019, 7:36 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • We spent part of our Monday morning watching the U.S. women fight its way to a 2-1 victory over Spain in the knockout round of …
Sun., June 23, 2019, 7:54 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • A Sunday morning in late June seems a perfect time to talk basketball. After all, the 30th Hoopfest will be taking over downtown next weekend.
Sat., June 22, 2019, 7:56 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Where were we? Oh yes, looking to the future. And pining a bit about the past, but in a good way.
Wed., June 19, 2019, 8:23 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Are you still watching the Mariners? Or has the professed step-back philosophy given you an excuse to spend your summer evenings doing something else?
Tue., June 11, 2019, 8:12 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Golf can be a competitive endeavor. Ask Tiger or Jack. But it also can be a lifelong sociable game, with the competition aspect submerged below …
Mon., June 10, 2019, 8:06 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Where were we before we took Sunday morning off? Oh ya, thinking about excellence.
Wed., June 5, 2019, 8:02 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Over the years, legends have been created in Spokane, even if those who made them leave
A GRIP ON SPORTS • The Spokesman-Review is holding another one of those Gonzaga events at the end of the month that will be … wait for it … legendary. …
Tue., June 4, 2019, 7:13 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Just when you thought the Mariners had bottomed out, they show that, this year at least, the bottom may never be reached. And that they …
Sun., May 26, 2019, 8:29 a.m.
Grip on Sports: The school sports seasons end and the summer golf season begins – all in one weekend
A GRIP ON SPORTS • One special section would be enough. But a special section dedicated to golf in the area and the last Sunday of prep sports coverage for …
Wed., May 22, 2019, 8:17 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • A long life comes with one certainty: There will be memories to share. And, if you are lucky, some perspective. There is both today concerning …
Wed., May 15, 2019, 7:11 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Deciding whether to attend an M’s game at T-Mobile Park takes a lot of discussion … and budgeting
A GRIP ON SPORTS • I may attend a Mariner game this weekend. Maybe. I’ve been going over the pros and cons in my head for a while. What do …
Thu., May 9, 2019, 8:47 a.m.
Grip on Sports: It gets a little convoluted, but the Seahawks seems to be bouncing back nicely after the Frank Clark trade
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Let’s see if we have this right. The Seahawks traded Frank Clark to the Kansas City Chiefs for a couple draft picks, including a No. …
Fri., May 3, 2019, 8:05 a.m.
Grip on Sports: No matter what you want to watch this weekend, there is an easy way to find out when it is on television
A GRIP ON SPORTS • What’s on your agenda for the upcoming weekend? Is there anything you have to watch on television, other than “Game of Thrones” Sunday night? The …
Wed., May 1, 2019, 7:38 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Believe it or not, the Kentucky Derby is this weekend. It begins a month in which the sports of summer really begin to flower. And …
Fri., April 26, 2019, 8:21 a.m.
Grip on Sports: The first night of the NFL Draft featured little in the way of surprises for Dillard, Seahawks
A GRIP ON SPORTS • There were two things to wait for during the first round of the NFL Draft last night: When Washington State’s Andre Dillard would be chosen …
Thu., April 25, 2019, 8:10 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Tonight’s NFL Draft marks the beginning of the future for Dillard and others from the area
A GRIP ON SPORTS • You would think it is football season with what starts tonight in Nashville. Yep, it’s the NFL Draft. The biggest off-season event in professional sports. …
Wed., April 24, 2019, 8:36 a.m.
Grip on Sports: If cloning were possible, Tuesday would have been a good night for sports fans to utilize it
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Some nights there are just too many games to watch. Last night was one of them. Read on.
Tue., April 23, 2019, 8:14 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Gonzaga players are wise to realize if the door is open, and it won’t be locked in the future, why not walk through it?
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Think about it this way. If someone at, say, Microsoft or Amazon offered to give a free evaluation of your employable assets while you were …
Sun., April 21, 2019, 8:37 a.m.
Grip on Sports: You know spring football’s hits are over when the weather begins to turn really nice
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Spring is really starting to kick into high gear around here, just in time for college football to put itself into park. Still, things happened …
Sat., April 20, 2019, 8:32 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • The Washington State Cougars will hold their final scrimmage of the spring today. For the first time in almost a decade, it will be in …
Fri., April 19, 2019, 8:12 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Did the Mariners win last night? By the strictest definition, by the one that matters today, yes. But in a lot of ways, no. Read …
Thu., April 18, 2019, 7:41 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • There have been many bright, shining stars in the Gonzaga basketball constellation the past two decades. But has there ever been one that has shined …
Mon., April 15, 2019, 7:57 a.m.
Grip on Sports: No matter what happens in the future, Tiger Woods’ Sunday at Augusta will live on in his fans’ memories
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Where were we? Oh yes, watching Tiger Woods compete at the Masters. And wondering if there will ever be a more iconic color to pair …