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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: The M’s are making changes, college basketball recruiting may change and the Seahawks need to change

A GRIP ON SPORTS • For a Wednesday in late April, yesterday was jam-packed with news. From the Mariners to college hoops, there was a little something for just about …


Grip on Sports: The NCAA wants to grab more power over basketball but should it have it?

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The NCAA has made its big announcement. The organization, under fire since the FBI decided to use its weight investigating the money pit that is …


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: Washington State’s spring game prepares the Cougars for whatever fall may bring

A GRIP ON SPORTS • You never know if Washington State’s annual spring game in Spokane will be played in weather more akin to September, October or November. Which is …


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: No matter which sport we are watching, we can’t escape the grasp of instant replay anymore

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s almost impossible to escape the grasp of instant replay in sports these days. That’s a good thing and a bad thing. Read on.


Grip on Sports: Gonzaga’s roster is strong for next season – and may get even stronger

A GRIP ON SPORTS • We all know Gonzaga is going to be really good next season. In fact, the Zags could begin the year in the top five or …


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: Last year the decision was to go, this year Zag stars decide to stay

A GRIP ON SPORTS • What a difference a year makes. Twelve months ago, Gonzaga was trying to figure out how to deal with the early departures of Zach Collins …


Grip on Sports: The weather in Minneapolis saved us from getting hurt trying to watch two events

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It was cold in Augusta yesterday. But not nearly as cold as it was in Minneapolis. Appropriate and expected, I guess, for early April. One …


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: As times change, even the most ancient of traditions need to change as well

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Tradition and history are crucial elements in every sport. But none celebrate it more than golf, which traces its roots back to sheepherders and sailors …


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 …


Grip on Sports: We won’t make you hunt for news on this Easter Sunday

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s Easter Sunday and all that entails, so we won’t force you to sit here all that long. Call it our Easter basket for you. …


Grip on Sports: Yes, April is about to begin, but basketball will still shower over us today

A GRIP ON SPORTS • We are on the cusp of April, the month of showers, flowers and the Masters. And yet, today, the last day of March, we are …


Grip on Sports: M’s begin the season the right way despite a few bobbles

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The Mariners won their season opener last night, 2-1. It marks the 10th time since 2001 they have won their opener. Not to be too …


Grip on Sports: Baseball begins to tie together generations again today

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Down in our basement sits a ragged hardbound copy of one the original Baseball Encyclopedias, billed as the bible of baseball. It was my father’s. …


Paul Lindholdt: Free speech has no room for espousing hatred

Does diversity in its broadest sense include white supremacists? On the campus of Eastern Washington University in February this year, racist flyers appeared. A white supremacist group took credit. The …


Grip on Sports: WSU’s basketball defections gives us another reason to exercise our right to complain

A GRIP ON SPORTS • One of the eternal rights given to us by our Founding Fathers is the ability to complain about local sports teams. Heck, about all sports …


Grip on Sports: Coincidence or not, WCC changes seem to fit what Gonzaga wants

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Do you believe in coincidence? Or do all things happen for a reason? If you are in the coincidence camp, some changes released yesterday from …


Grip on Sports: No, college basketball around here isn’t finished just yet

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s Saturday. You have a long list of things to do, good and bad. I get it. So let’s get right to the news. Wait, …


Grip on Sports: Gonzaga, Florida State will test each others’ strengths, weaknesses

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The Sweet Sixteen begins tonight. Gonzaga has earned its invitation. Again. So it’s appropriate a guy who was nicknamed “Snacks” as a youngster may play …


Grip on Sports: College basketball is all about connections and Gonzaga isn’t unusual in that regard

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The NCAA basketball tournament began last night in Dayton, Ohio. The Inland Northwest’s one representative begins tomorrow morning. We are stuck in-between, so it seems …


Grip on Sports: Despite all the selection process’ flaws, the NCAA tourney is still the best sporting event we have

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is a lot to complain about concerning the NCAA bracket reveal yesterday, from teams included (or those not) to the inability of folks at …