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Grip on Sports: It may only be Monday, but there is a lot to look forward to this week

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Please, can it be the weekend again? The upcoming week, with the PGA Championship being held in New York, and the weekend, with the Preakness …


Grip on Sports: It’s a cliche, but behind every athlete is, in some way, a mom

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is no mold, no diagram, for the perfect mother. They are available in different shapes and sizes, different ages and looks. Some of them …


Grip on Sports: The M’s step-back officially kicks in as they fall below .500 for the first time this season

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The day we knew was coming finally arrived. The Mariners, 11 games over the break-even mark after the season’s first 15 games, are now on …


Despite her own setbacks, Judith Mayotte ‘fuels and energizes’ those around her through refugee, climate change advocacy

Judith Mayotte re-learned to walk after contracting polio, but then during a freak accident while working in Sudan, lost her leg. Now, the Gonzaga University graduate school commencement speaker, is …


Grip on Sports: Doug Baldwin’s insights will be missed as the Seahawks’ roster continues to evolve

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Remember when the Seahawks won the Super Bowl that one year? And went back the next? Good times. Those times are almost over, a point …


Grip on Sports: It gets a little convoluted, but the Seahawks seems to be bouncing back nicely after the Frank Clark trade

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Let’s see if we have this right. The Seahawks traded Frank Clark to the Kansas City Chiefs for a couple draft picks, including a No. …


Grip on Sports: It’s been a busy stretch for Kyle Smith, WSU basketball players

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Isn’t May supposed to be a relatively quiet month in college sports? Well, it is not anymore, even if it ever was.


Grip on Sports: Bloomsday’s numbers continue to fall, but the trend should bottom out soon

A GRIP ON SPORTS • All things must pass. It’s a lesson learned young in life, in many ways, as varied as when your favorite jeans ripped in homeroom as …


Grip on Sports: Remember that one time, at Bloomsday, when the vulture almost won?

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s been years since I participated in Bloomsday. Notice, the word “run” wasn’t my verb of choice. There is a reason for that. I only …


Grip on Sports: The Bloomsday run, the Run for the Roses, none of these are as easy as running down the Mariners’ chances

A GRIP ON SPORTS • As thousands of scantily clad folks prepare to make a 7.5-mile run through Spokane this morning, we sit down at our computer for our daily …


Grip on Sports: No matter what you want to watch this weekend, there is an easy way to find out when it is on television

A GRIP ON SPORTS • What’s on your agenda for the upcoming weekend? Is there anything you have to watch on television, other than “Game of Thrones” Sunday night? The …


Grip on Sports: Arizona’s basketball program is burning to the ground and there is only one way to put out the flames

A GRIP ON SPORTS • We have one question. How is Sean Miller still Arizona’s basketball coach? If smoke correlates to fire, then there is a conflagration in Tucson. And …


Grip on Sports: There is one more flower in May’s sporting event bouquet this year

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Believe it or not, the Kentucky Derby is this weekend. It begins a month in which the sports of summer really begin to flower. And …


Grip on Sports: WSU’s Mike Leach seems to have another former SMU runningback mad at him

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Having a party soon? Check the invite list. Make sure Mike Leach and Eric Dickerson’s names don’t overlap. It could get ugly. Read on.


Grip on Sports: What a year it was for WSU’s Gardner Minshew

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Where were we? Oh yes, following the NFL Draft. And other things. Read on.


Grip on Sports: The first night of the NFL Draft featured little in the way of surprises for Dillard, Seahawks

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There were two things to wait for during the first round of the NFL Draft last night: When Washington State’s Andre Dillard would be chosen …


Grip on Sports: Tonight’s NFL Draft marks the beginning of the future for Dillard and others from the area

A GRIP ON SPORTS • You would think it is football season with what starts tonight in Nashville. Yep, it’s the NFL Draft. The biggest off-season event in professional sports. …


Grip on Sports: If cloning were possible, Tuesday would have been a good night for sports fans to utilize it

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Some nights there are just too many games to watch. Last night was one of them. Read on.


UPDATED: Tue., April 23, 2019, 10:23 p.m.

College baseball: Troy Johnston, Slade Heggen lead Gonzaga past Washington State

Troy Johnston hit a two-run home run, Slade Heggen singled in the go-ahead run in the sixth inning, and Gonzaga defeated Washington State 8-5 Tuesday at the Patterson Baseball Complex.


Grip on Sports: Gonzaga players are wise to realize if the door is open, and it won’t be locked in the future, why not walk through it?

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Think about it this way. If someone at, say, Microsoft or Amazon offered to give a free evaluation of your employable assets while you were …


Grip on Sports: Is the early season success for the Sounders and Mariners built on a firm foundation or quicksand?

A GRIP ON SPORTS • After watching the somewhat-local professional soccer team play yesterday, it hit me. The regional pro teams competing this summer have great records. But they may …


Grip on Sports: You know spring football’s hits are over when the weather begins to turn really nice

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Spring is really starting to kick into high gear around here, just in time for college football to put itself into park. Still, things happened …


Grip on Sports: Washington State’s spring game returns to Pullman and Martin Stadium today

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The Washington State Cougars will hold their final scrimmage of the spring today. For the first time in almost a decade, it will be in …


Grip on Sports: With the M’s this season, games will never be over until they’re over

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Did the Mariners win last night? By the strictest definition, by the one that matters today, yes. But in a lot of ways, no. Read …


Grip on Sports: Brandon Clarke’s shining moments for Gonzaga will live in Bulldog lore

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There have been many bright, shining stars in the Gonzaga basketball constellation the past two decades. But has there ever been one that has shined …


Grip on Sports: Leaving is just something college coaches do

A GRIP ON SPORTS • As we transition into the second half of April, a time for spring football to wind down and baseball to wind up, the most fascinating …


Grip on Sports: Wilson, Seahawks reach agreement on a contract extension

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you stayed up to midnight on Monday, as I did, hoping to hear something about Russell Wilson’s contract, you were sadly disappointed. Then elated …


UPDATED: Mon., April 15, 2019, 5:54 p.m.

Embers like stars: Gonzaga student describes scene at Notre Dame

Shocked silence. That is how Winston Holyfield, a Gonzaga University student, described the scene at the burning of Notre Dame Cathedral, one of the most iconic structures in Paris. Holyfield …


Grip on Sports: No matter what happens in the future, Tiger Woods’ Sunday at Augusta will live on in his fans’ memories

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Where were we? Oh yes, watching Tiger Woods compete at the Masters. And wondering if there will ever be a more iconic color to pair …


Grip on Sports: Winning the Erving Award was just another of Hachimura’s amazing feats for Gonzaga

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Awards are always quite interesting, from who wins them to what they represent. But there was an interesting twist to Rui Hachimura’s winning the Julius …