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Grip on Sports: Even after a day off, some things just don’t change – but others do

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Where were we? Oh ya, the Mariners were winning. They still are. And Hoopfest was coming. It’s here. And some old Zags were playing hoops. …


UPDATED: Sat., June 30, 2018, 10:35 p.m.

Gael Force blows away Few Good Men in second round of The Basketball Tournament

Omar Samhan showed he could multi-task, playing effective basketball while carrying on running conversations with anyone – refs, spectators, opposing players, an ESPN camera man as he walked off the …


UPDATED: Fri., June 29, 2018, 9:14 p.m.

On eve of Hoopfest, former Gonzaga great Nigel Williams-Goss leads skills camp for kids, talks about his future plans

Nigel Williams-Goss, the All-American who led to Bulldogs to the national title game in 2017, was back in Spokane Friday, giving a one-hour skills camp on the eve of the …


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: 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 …


Schools and care providers seek remedy to nursing shortage

Nursing schools and care facilities are caught between wave of retirees and spike in school applications.


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: 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: 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 …


UPDATED: Fri., June 15, 2018, 9:57 p.m.

Former Gonzaga standout Jeff Bohling back in Spokane with Boise, takes on ex-Bulldog Royce Bolinger

Jeff Bohling, the 2016 West Coast Conference Player of the Year, played second base for the Boise Hawks, his second year with the Colorado Rockies organization after being drafted in …


Grip on Sports: For one night the M’s had to pay up for all their one-run wins earlier this season

A GRIP ON SPORTS • For those of us who have to estimate such things, today is one of four tax days. Days we send money to the feds 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: 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: Before we hit the links we have some links to share

A GRIP ON SPORTS • We couldn’t stay away. Though we aren’t here long. Just a few thoughts and a couple links. Read on.


Grip on Sports: This Triple Crown thing is getting a bit redundant … or at least it seems that way

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It was just three years ago when horse racing aficionados wondered if there would ever be another Triple Crown winner. After all, 37 years had …


Grip on Sports: The Caps finally win a Stanley Cup after years of frustration

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you were busy last night and missed the final game of the NHL season, sorry. You missed competitive sports at its finest. Read on.


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: Mariners, Paxton get the drop on Houston and now know they will leave town still on top in the West

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There was an old-time showdown in Houston last night, but the script lacked a bit of drama. If you are a Mariners’ fan, it’s pretty …


Grip on Sports: It seems like a good day for you to pick your own adventure

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you were in my slippers today and had to write something for this column, which subject would you pick to emphasize? It isn’t an …


Grip on Sports: The Mariners are atop the American League West but are on their way to a Texas showdown

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The juggernaut that is the Seattle Mariners just keeps rolling through the dregs of the American League, leading to these unlikely words: The M’s are …


Grip on Sports: Dee Gordon not only leads off for the Mariners, he is leading them in other ways as well

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Gather round kids, and Grandpa Vince will tell you how to become a major league baseball player. And, at the same time, explain why he …


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: Just why would anyone want to deal with the problems college athletic directors face with these days?

A GRIP ON SPORTS • A simple question: Why would anyone want to be an athletic director at a major institution anymore? With the news from the Palouse yesterday, east …


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. …


Grip on Sports: The NCAA does the right thing and grants WSU’s Lewis another season

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There’s an old adage about good things happening to good people. Sometimes it is true. Sometimes not. It’s about 50/50. Read on.


Grip on Sports: The weekend was beautiful around here, so if you missed something we understand – and have a helping hand

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Given the distractions of the past weekend, we forgive you if you missed some of the sports news. We will try to help you catch …