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Grip on Sports: Mariners rally and save the day in more ways than one

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you gave up on the Mariners last night, you are forgiven. At least in this column. Something about not casting the first stone and …


Grip on Sports: From no way to cautiously optimistic to all in, local M’s fans are excited to see what the rest of the season holds

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The Mariners won again last night, with Mitch Haniger hitting another home run to end a game. There could be something special brewing on the …


Grip on Sports: There were chances yesterday, chances that were missed by that much

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you are looking for a theme for Wednesday just past, other than the usual hump-day stuff, then “missed it by that much” might fit. …


Grip on Sports: There is a simple solution to every complex problem, though it’s usually not the right one

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Felix Hernandez is struggling in the first inning. So why are the M’s still starting him? How about using a reliever to start the game …


Grip on Sports: It would be nice to get outside this weekend, but if the weather makes that impossible, there is still a lot to watch

A GRIP ON SPORTS • As summer creeps closer, is it too much to ask that our weekends be filled with sunshine and lilacs? After all, this is the time …


Grip on Sports: The sun may have been shining in Seattle on Sunday but it was a dark, dark day

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Yesterday was beautiful around here. Sunny, warm, a perfect day to celebrate motherhood. But 285 miles to the west, it was a dark, deplorable day, …


Grip on Sports: Take some time before smelling the blooming flowers today to find out what’s happening in the world of sports

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Maybe the best spring weekend of the year, weather-wise, beckons. So we’ll get out of the way quickly. Though we have a little to say. …


Grip on Sports: Gonzaga’s Steve Hertz receives a well-deserved honor etched in stone

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Tomorrow at this time the baseball field at Gonzaga University will have another name added to it. Steve Hertz’s name. It’s one of those honors …


Grip on Sports: There are local connections throughout the playoffs that highlight this month

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Let’s check the schedule to see what’s going on in the world of sports this second week of May. There are the NHL and NBA …


Grip on Sports: No-hitter is just another sign the Mariners’ Paxton is ready to assume the role of ace

A GRIP ON SPORTS • No hitters are rare. So are 16 strikeout games. One right after another by the same pitcher, are even more so. That’s what the Mariners’ …


Grip on Sports: When it comes to picking winners, you win some and you lose a lot more

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There were a couple of horse races yesterday, one actual, the other rhetorical. Picking winners was hard. Read on.


Grip on Sports: Ichiro needs to be remembered for what he could do for most of his career, not what he couldn’t do at the end

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you love puns, and space fantasy movies, today is special. May the fourth be with you. If you love baseball, today is also special. …


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: Most of us are just marking time until college football returns

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s May 1. May Day. Karl Marx Appreciation Day (or something like that). A day dedicated to the hard-working folks around the world that make …


Grip on Sports: When out of options, the best one is to watch the Sounders find a new way to lose

A GRIP ON SPORTS • What’s a sports fan supposed to do on a late April Sunday with limited television viewing options? Improvise. Read on.


Grip on Sports: Our thoughts wander as we contemplate the NFL draft, local players and what the future holds

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Some mornings are made for deep, in-depth thoughts on one subject. This isn’t one of those mornings. Read on.


Grip on Sports: The NFL draft isn’t what anyone would call high drama and it doesn’t have to be must-see TV

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Maybe my blood doesn’t run red enough. Maybe I’m not really an American. Whatever the reason, I just don’t get the fascination with the NFL’s …


Grip on Sports: Even the NBA playoffs can be caught in the Spokane vortex on slow April nights

A GRIP ON SPORTS • A hot cup of coffee. The computer connected to the Internet. What could be better in the morning? How about some news. Read on.


Grip on Sports: Many are outraged, but maybe the M’s are doing the right thing by keeping Ichiro right now

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Getting away for a while is always fun. But returning home is something special. Though it has its own set of challenges. Read on.


Grip on Sports: If it’s April, there must be some groundshaking NFL news

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is one thing at which the NFL is great. There is no professional sports league in the country (and maybe the world) that does …


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: It seems to be about the right time to add more Major League teams

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is very little better than sitting down on a nice April weekend day and listening to a baseball game on the radio. Too bad …


Grip on Sports: There are always surprises and choices to be made on the weekend

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It is Saturday morning. The sun is shining (at times). You have things to do, places to go, people to avoid. Let’s get right to …


Grip on Sports: Reports of the Seahawks’ flirtation with Colin Kaepernick revs up the outrage machine

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There are just two words anyone needs to utter these days to get a rise out of a sports fan: Colin Kaepernick. Read on.


Grip on Sports: Though today isn’t what it used to be, there are a few college basketball recruits still out there

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Today used to be the biggest day in the college basketball offseason. Now it’s just an afterthought. Read on.


Grip on Sports: Sundays are a great time to sit, watch and reflect

A GRIP ON SPORTS • We’ve got a lot to get to and only a little time, so let’s get right to it. There is golf’s first major of the …


Grip on Sports: Will the NCAA really clean up recruiting when the shoe on the other foot pays so well?

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Reform is all the rage around NCAA basketball these days. Committees here, committees there, all devoted to “cleaning up” recruiting practices. But the root element …


Grip on Sports: There was a moment yesterday most Masters watchers felt they were actually on the course

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s not often a person watching the Masters at home thinks, with some actual justification, “I could do that.” And then along came Sergio Garcia …


Grip on Sports: The past and the future collided a bit yesterday at Idaho and around the area

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you like news instead of games, then yesterday was your day in the Inland Northwest sports world. But don’t despair if that is not …