Stories tagged: Empire
Thu., July 13, 2017, 8:02 a.m.
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.
Sun., July 9, 2017, 7:42 a.m.
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 …
Sat., July 8, 2017, 8:27 a.m.
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 …
Thu., June 29, 2017, 7:45 a.m.
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, …
Sun., June 25, 2017, 7:37 a.m.
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 …
Sat., June 17, 2017, 8:18 a.m.
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.
Fri., June 16, 2017, 8:36 a.m.
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 …
Mon., June 12, 2017, 6:56 a.m.
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.
Sun., June 11, 2017, 8:46 a.m.
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 …
Sat., June 10, 2017, 8 a.m.
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 …
Fri., June 9, 2017, 8:45 a.m.
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. …
Sun., June 4, 2017, 9:26 a.m.
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 …
Sat., June 3, 2017, 7:56 a.m.
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.
Sat., May 27, 2017, 7:56 a.m.
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 …
Fri., May 26, 2017, 8:23 a.m.
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, …
Sun., May 21, 2017, 7:58 a.m.
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 …
Fri., May 19, 2017, 7:47 a.m.
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 …
Thu., May 18, 2017, 7:49 a.m.
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.
Sat., May 13, 2017, 8:08 a.m.
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 …
Fri., May 12, 2017, 8:21 a.m.
Grip on Sports: It took a team effort for the Mariners to lose last night
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Some baseball losses are shouldered by the hitters. Some are the fault of the pitchers. And some, like the M’s defeat last night in Toronto, …
Thu., May 11, 2017, 8:28 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Like most things the NCAA does, the APR is not perfect but it does help us keep score
A GRIP ON SPORTS • The NCAA wants everyone to believe college athletics are played by student/athletes, with the emphasis on the last word. And that those student/athletes are at …
Sun., May 7, 2017, 7:55 a.m.
Grip on Sports: If you like racing, this is a good weekend near and far
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Yesterday, 19 out of 20 horses who started at the Kentucky Derby finished. Only one, Always Dreaming, was declared the champion, however. Today, more than …
Sat., May 6, 2017, 8:09 a.m.
Grip on Sports: You can count on two things on the first Saturday in May – the M’s floundering and the Kentucky Derby
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Call it Black Friday if you must, but yesterday wasn’t all that bad for the Mariners. It was worse. Read on.
Fri., May 5, 2017, 8:03 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Bloomsday is a part of Spokane’s DNA
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Every year we look out the back slider and see the massive Lilac plant in the southwest corner of the yard. And wait for it …
Mon., May 1, 2017, 8:19 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Just a typical April weekend in sports but it was also the last one for almost a year
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Where were we? Oh ya, dealing with the draft. And spring football. And the M’s struggles. Take a day and nothing changes. Read on.
Sun., April 23, 2017, 7:57 a.m.
Grip on Sports: It’s the time of year when sports worlds coliide
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s Sunday. For more than a third of the year that means NFL football. But we are in the other two-thirds right now, which means …
Sat., April 22, 2017, 7:52 a.m.
Grip on Sports: A rite of spring arrives today with the Cougars
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s going to be a typical spring day in Spokane, with one atypical event: Washington State will hold its spring football game this afternoon at …
Sun., April 16, 2017, 8:41 a.m.
Grip on Sports: It’s Easter, which is a day for family – and a whole bunch of stories
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s Easter. New bonnets, dresses, bow ties, baskets, church services. All that goes into celebrating. And don’t forget time with the family. Read on.
Fri., April 14, 2017, 8:59 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Even Easter week isn’t immune to speculation and rumor
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Easter weekend looms, with the specter of little ones roaming the neighborhood in search of eggs. Yep, for those of you who believe life began …
Sun., April 2, 2017, 8:57 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Gonzaga’s national title dream is no longer just a fantasy as it was 40 years ago
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It wasn’t an April Fools’ joke, though it certainly had the sound of one. “Hey mom, did you hear. Gonzaga won. The Zags are in …