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Grip on Sports: In a game dominated by the long ball, the Mariners’ Jean Segura hit the most dramatic one

A GRIP ON SPORTS • You get a home run. You get a home run. And you get a home run. Heck, everyone gets a home run. It’s the All-Star …


Grip on Sports: Memories of the home run derby need to be dusted off and updated for the next generation

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Somewhere in a storage locker on Spokane’s South Hill sits a box. It contains as many VHS tapes as would fit. And among those tapes …


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: Sports books can give you the backstory on athletes and their choices

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There are many great books written about sports, both in the fiction and non-fiction genre. And some, while true, seem almost to be a bit …


Grip on Sports: The M’s have a trio of all-stars chosen, but also miss out on a couple more

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Whenever choices are made, there will be people upset with those choices. It’s a reality of life that will never change. And it was illustrated …


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: 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 Yankees can still drop the late-inning hammer and they pounded the Mariners’ bullpen last night

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Thunderstorms are in the forecast today around the Inland Northwest, but the lightning hit last night in New York. 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: Would today, Father’s Day, be a good one to ‘have a catch’ with your favorite dad?

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Happy Father’s Day, Spokane’s contribution to the calendar of holidays. Of all those special days, it is the warm-weather one with the tightest connection to …


UPDATED: Sat., June 16, 2018, 7:11 p.m.

On the court or in the classroom, Eastern Washington’s Sir Washington has overcome all obstacles

Five years ago, Sir Washington somehow made it through high school, despite every obstacle life placed in his way. Two years later, he overcame injury and was on the court …


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 …


Spreading Eagles’ wings: Three generations graduate from EWU on Saturday

Three generations within Carol Anderson’s family in Spokane plan to walk in graduation ceremonies Saturday for degrees from Eastern Washington University.


Grip on Sports: The sun is shining, it’s warm, the days are long – it’s a perfect time to think about football

A GRIP ON SPORTS • We’re not even officially to summer yet. That doesn’t happen for another 10 days or so. But that doesn’t stop the football talk. Nothing does, …


Grip on Sports: Just shrug, say ‘that’s baseball’ and get ready for Tampa

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If there was ever a term invented for what happened to the Mariners last night in Houston, “that’s baseball” is it. Nothing more is needed. …


Grip on Sports: Is there nothing Mr. Unlimited can’t do? Well, his name says it all

A GRIP ON SPORTS • You want a professional sports franchise in your city? You should call Mr. Incredible. Wait, that’s not it. He’s out fighting crimes and getting ready …


Grip on Sports: As summer looms, the promise of a strong pitching staff gives Mariner fans hope

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Holiday weekends are the best. And the one that kicks off summer? The best of the best. Especially when the Mariners have an ace. Read …


UPDATED: Thu., May 24, 2018, 8:09 p.m.

EWU celebrates regional partnerships in Spokane

EWU held a ceremony Thursday to announce several new partnerships with regional businesses.


Grip on Sports: We went from a news drought to a downpour in less than 24 hours

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There was a deluge yesterday. And rained a lot as well. But we’re more concerned with the downpour of news, from the NFL to Seattle, …


UPDATED: Wed., May 23, 2018, 4:34 p.m.

EWU symphony orchestra, jazz band to perform U.S. premiere of ‘Scheherajazz’

This concerts marks the second worldwide performance of the piece, which was transcribed by Klaus Wagenleiter.


Grip on Sports: There is hope folks, as the unofficial start of summer is only days away

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Is there anything you need to get done, either on the job or around the house? This seems like the week to do it. Read …


Grip on Sports: If anger isn’t one of the emotions you are feeling about Robinson Cano’s suspension, it should be

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Don’t pretend you aren’t at least a little ticked off at Robinson Cano. You should be. Read on.


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: Pujols joins select company with his 3,000th hit, but just how select?

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Numbers being what they are, and hits being what they are, yesterday was a pretty big day in baseball. And one of the big events …


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 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: 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: Washington State’s athletic department debt may be impossible to eliminate

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Ever been in debt? I mean, really deep in debt? Then you might understand how Pat Chun feels these days. Read on.