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UPDATED: Tue., March 26, 2019, 9:30 p.m.

Charges against ‘Empire’ actor Jussie Smollett dropped

Prosecutors still insist Jussie Smollett faked a racist, anti-gay attack on himself in the hopes that the attention would advance his acting career. The “Empire” star still says he was …


Jussie Smollett pleads not guilty to lying about attack

“Empire” actor Jussie Smollett pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges accusing him of lying to the police about being the victim of a racist and homophobic attack in downtown Chicago …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 22, 2019, 8:26 p.m.

‘Empire’ producers cut Smollett from season’s last episodes

Actor Jussie Smollett’s character on “Empire” will be removed from the final two episodes of this season in the wake of his arrest on charges that he staged a racist, …


Chicago top cop says Jussie Smollett faked attack because he was ‘dissatisfied with his salary’

Actor Jussie Smollett faked a threatening letter and then, a week later, staged a racist, anti-gay attack in downtown Chicago because he was “dissatisfied with his salary” on the “Empire” …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 5:14 p.m.

‘Empire’ actor charged with making false police report

“Empire” actor Jussie Smollett was charged Wednesday with making a false police report when he said he was attacked in downtown Chicago by two men who hurled racist and anti-gay …


Smollett told police attackers knew he was on ‘Empire’

“Empire” actor Jussie Smollett told police that two men seemed to know who he was before they beat him, shouted racial and homophobic slurs, and looped a rope around his …


‘Empire’ actor says account of attack has been consistent

“Empire” actor Jussie Smollett said Friday that he has been “consistent on every level” with the police during their investigation into what he says was a racist and homophobic attack …


‘Empire’ cast member alleges homophobic attack in Chicago

A cast member on the hit television show “Empire” alleged he was physically attacked by men in Chicago who shouted racial and homophobic slurs, police said Tuesday.


Life without arena football: Coaching job takes former Spokane Shock, Empire coach Adam Shackleford away from home base

When the Spokane Empire ceased operations after the 2017 season, head coach Adam Shackleford thought his 35-year streak of involvement in football was coming to an end. He had held …


Grip on Sports: When the stakes are this high in the Apple Cup, WSU hasn’t always answered the bell

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s Apple Cup week. The game for college football supremacy in the Evergreen State. And, for the second consecutive year, for the Pac-12 North title …


Grip on Sports: Pete Carroll’s decision making comes up short most of the night in Seahawks’ loss to Atlanta

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Max Smart had it right oh so many years ago. Blair Walsh missed it by that much. But unlike the Washington defeat, in which Walsh …


Grip on Sports: The end of the Empire shouldn’t have come as a shock

A GRIP ON SPORTS • So long Spokane Empire. We hardly knew you. Read on.


Grip on Sports: Before you get your hands dirty in the yard this Sunday, check out this handful of items

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s Sunday in the middle of July, so we’ll be quick about it today and get you outside where you can enjoy the heat. Or …


Grip on Sports: Younger Zags have shined in the past week

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Let’s talk basketball, shall we? Yep, it’s more than 90 degrees out there – I’m pretty confident no matter where you are reading this, it …


Grip on Sports: This rollercoaster M’s season is leading to a rundown feeling

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There was a time when I would read every book I could find about Greek mythology. The stories were so entertaining. From Hercules to Achilles, …


Grip on Sports: When it comes to getting around town during Hoopfest, there are some dos and don’ts

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is no more crowded two days downtown than Hoopfest weekend. For hours and hours, thousands and thousands of people cram themselves into spaces that …


Grip on Sports: Father’s Day weekend starts out with a crash

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Baseball. Golf. Searching for that perfect Father’s Day gift. It could be a busy Saturday. Read on.


Grip on Sports: Money, it’s a gas – and the fuel for college athletics

A GRIP ON SPORTS • No matter what the NCAA tries to sell us, college sports is a big business, with thousands of employees, including the athletes. And like any …


Grip on Sports: Every day in June is worth celebrating, but none more so than today

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The first Monday in October. The first Monday in May. The second Monday in June. They are all important, in different ways. Read on.


Grip on Sports: As we say so long to an old friend, we take time to check in with the Saturday results

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s going to be a near-perfect Sunday – and Monday for that matter, though you may be working – so let’s not use too much …


Grip on Sports: No one is perfect, not even the Warriors – or for that matter, the Mariners

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The weekend beckons. But before we get too involved with its sunshine and lollipops, let’s take a quick look back at Friday night. Maybe we …


Grip on Sports: The line between winning and losing is sometimes defined by a glove

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Really, is there anything better than a Friday in June? The weekend beckons. The sun will make an appearance. And there are sports to follow. …


Grip on Sports: Baseball’s big numbers just don’t seem to have the impact they used to

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Numbers have been at the core of baseball since Abner Doubleday allegedly invented the game. The apocryphal story goes the former Union officer decided the …


Grip on Sports: Revenge is a dish best served with a side of grand salami

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Ever change jobs? And then had the opportunity to poke your old boss in the eye, metaphorically? Must be nice. Read on.


Grip on Sports: The season is slip-sliding away in the East Coast rain

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Yes, it is not yet June. And we don’t want to get a reputation as a Negative Nancy, Mariners’ division. But, honestly, what the heck …


Grip on Sports: It seems like a good time to catch up with an old friend

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Summer, we’ve missed you. Waited so long for you to return. And now that you are back, even if it is only for the weekend, …


Grip on Sports: A blowout wasn’t what the Mariners needed

A GRIP ON SPORTS • One night it is 1-0, the next 16-1. The common denominator: The Mariners didn’t win. At home. With a decent crowd at Safeco Field. Read …


Grip on Sports: May the force be with you this month, because not much else is

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is something uplifting about the month of May. New growth maybe. Or the promise of spring warmth finally fulfilled. But there is no May …


Grip on Sports: Nothing Cooper Kupp does anymore should come as a surprise

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Honestly, are any of you surprised Cooper Kupp was impressive in his first weekend with the Los Angeles Rams? Read on.


Grip on Sports: It’s not sunny everywhere, including the Mariners’ injury report

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The weekend beckons. It’s not supposed to be warm, but sunshine expected around here. None in Seattle however, especially not around the Mariners’ offices. Read …