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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: After denying the importance of the game, WSU denies Eastern much of a chance for another upset

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Washington State’s week of denial ended Saturday night with its defense denying Eastern Washington much of a chance to score. And the Cougars showing on …


Grip on Sports: Let’s just say goodbye to summer a bit early

A GRIP ON SPORTS • A Pac-12 showdown in Salt Lake City. A big local showdown in Pullman. Intersectional games on the television. Yep, fall Saturdays are here, even if …


Grip on Sports: The rhythm of the football season mandates a slow buildup to each Saturday

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is a bit of rhythm to a college football week. It starts with a slow shuffle and moves with a quicker beat as Saturday …


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: Football movies were always better when Burt Reynolds smiled

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The most famous football player in Florida State history died yesterday. And Burt Reynold’s passing brought back a bunch of memories, from “Deliverance” to “Evening …


Grip on Sports: As Washington State opens its home football season, the Cougars move forward instead of moving on

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Everyone has experienced sadness mixed in with the joy sports can bring. That’s part of how sports mirror life. But one would hope a certain …


Grip on Sports: Indians’ late-season charge has put a smile on everyone’s face

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It may be the beginning of football season, but it’s still a bit early to give up on baseball, isn’t it? Especially when the local …


Grip on Sports: College football’s first full Saturday at times made us sore, but also offered some exercise

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Is your backside sore? You know, after spending from 9 in the morning until after 11 at night sitting and watching college football? No way …


Grip on Sports: The waiting is finally over, college football is really back today

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It is here. Finally. It is the first full Saturday of college football season. Everyone plays. And everyone gets to cheer. Or moan. Read on.


Grip on Sports: If it weren’t for the National League West, the M’s would have a better view of the postseason

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The question has to be asked as we enter the last few days of August. It has to be asked of the Mariners and their …


Grip on Sports: If the Mariners’ door is closing, at least college football’s window is opening

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s game week for the local college football teams. It couldn’t have come at a better time. Heck, it is even raining in Spokane this …


Grip on Sports: It’s not a stretch to say last night’s win was crucial for the Mariners

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Sometimes it only takes one improbable win to propel a team to heights unexpected. And other times that unexpected victory is just a footnote in …


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: Back to school shopping should always include a football

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Is August the Sunday of summer? You know, the summer month you really can’t enjoy because school is right around the corner. Or is it …


Grip on Sports: Home is not only where the heart is, it is usually where the wins are

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is nothing like coming back home. In every aspect. Read on.


Grip on Sports: James Paxton follows Felix’s lead, even down to the back soreness

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Trying to emulate Felix Hernandez’s career path is one thing, but maybe James Paxton is taking this worship of the King a bit too far. …


Grip on Sports: Gonzales has been the biggest surprise for the surprising Mariners

A GRIP ON SPORTS • NFL teams can go from mediocre to pretty good quickly. NBA squads become playoff teams sometimes overnight. But to go from below average to good …


Grip on Sports: The Fourth and baseball go together like a hot dog and mustard, especially when the local team is winning

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Are you ready to celebrate? To shoot off some fireworks? To call your sister, brother, mom or dad and wish them a happy Fourth? Exchange …


Grip on Sports: It’s not Christmas, it’s better. Hoopfest is back this weekend

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There are many good weekends around here. Memorial Day weekend is always fun. Labor Day weekend means college football is beginning. The weekend that includes …


Grip on Sports: The past tells us the Mariners will have a fall-off in the second half but the numbers say it shouldn’t be all that bad

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The Seattle Mariners are halfway through the 2018 baseball season. And it’s been an exemplary first half. Does it bode well for the second – …


Grip on Sports: CTE and the death of a young athlete

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Yesterday was another tough day for fans of Washington State football. Heck, for all of us, really. Once again we are trying to answer a …


Grip on Sports: There is little to distract us this morning except some bad news

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It seems too early to be in the dog days of summer, and not nearly hot enough, but we may be in the puppy part …


Grip on Sports: We interrupt this summer of baseball with a bit of football

A GRIP ON SPORTS • We may not be all that far away from July, but today is a good day to touch base with football. Indoor and outdoor football. …


Grip on Sports: The Mariners’ bullpen is ‘seriously regressing’

A GRIP ON SPORTS • What’s on tap for your Saturday? Is there any chance you’ll be digging a big hole in the backyard, preparing a place to bury your …


Grip on Sports: No reason to hide after a poor week, though it seems to be all the rage

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you are a baseball fan in the Spokane area, this hasn’t been a real good week for you. Read on.


Grip on Sports: If there is a competition for being lazy on a summer’s day, we have a chance to win

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The calendar tells us we are on the cusp of summer. In reality, we’ve been there for a while. At least in our mind. Read …


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. …