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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 …


Grip on Sports: Don’t let all the sporting events distract completely from the reason for the day

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is baseball to watch today. And basketball. And hockey. Hopefully, there will also be time to remember the reason for the time to sit …


Grip on Sports: Another year of building memories is over for high school athletes

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Let’s take a break, shall we? A break from all the Mariner news. Instead let’s say goodbye to something that’s ridden along with us for …


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 …


Grip on Sports: There is a simple solution to every complex problem, though it’s usually not the right one

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Felix Hernandez is struggling in the first inning. So why are the M’s still starting him? How about using a reliever to start the game …


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, …


Grip on Sports: Will the last Mariner standing please turn out the clubhouse lights?

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The few, the proud, the healthy Mariners. Read on.


Grip on Sports: The Vegas Golden Knights are showing that expansion doesn’t have to go hand-in-hand with failure

A GRIP ON SPORTS • No, I’m not old enough to remember the birth of the New York Mets. But I was around during the miracle summer and fall of …


Grip on Sports: Sit back, enjoy some orange juice and a Sunday morning with the sports highlights

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Hopefully, your Sunday brunch plate isn’t too full. We have a couple things to add. Read on.


Grip on Sports: The Mariners needed to rally – and they did

A GRIP ON SPORTS • You could sort of feel the Mariners’ season slipping away last night. Down by four runs early, with Felix Hernandez’s evening done, Robinson Cano in …


Grip on Sports: It would be nice to get outside this weekend, but if the weather makes that impossible, there is still a lot to watch

A GRIP ON SPORTS • As summer creeps closer, is it too much to ask that our weekends be filled with sunshine and lilacs? After all, this is the time …


Grip on Sports: Maybe we were lucky not to be able to watch the last couple innings of the M’s on Wednesday

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The second of 80 games without Robinson Cano didn’t go too well for the M’s last night as they treated the late innings like Cano …


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: The sun may have been shining in Seattle on Sunday but it was a dark, dark day

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Yesterday was beautiful around here. Sunny, warm, a perfect day to celebrate motherhood. But 285 miles to the west, it was a dark, deplorable day, …


Grip on Sports: It’s Mom’s day, though every day should be

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s Mother’s Day. In lieu of flowers, we offer a tribute to mom’s everywhere. Read on.


Grip on Sports: Take some time before smelling the blooming flowers today to find out what’s happening in the world of sports

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Maybe the best spring weekend of the year, weather-wise, beckons. So we’ll get out of the way quickly. Though we have a little to say. …


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: There are local connections throughout the playoffs that highlight this month

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Let’s check the schedule to see what’s going on in the world of sports this second week of May. There are the NHL and NBA …


Grip on Sports: No-hitter is just another sign the Mariners’ Paxton is ready to assume the role of ace

A GRIP ON SPORTS • No hitters are rare. So are 16 strikeout games. One right after another by the same pitcher, are even more so. That’s what the Mariners’ …


Grip on Sports: Flynn the latest Cougar to follow a roadmap drawn by former WSU point guard Thames

A GRIP ON SPORTS • One of my favorite players while I was covering Washington State was Xavier Thames. The California kid didn’t stay in Pullman long, leaving after one …


Grip on Sports: When it comes to picking winners, you win some and you lose a lot more

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There were a couple of horse races yesterday, one actual, the other rhetorical. Picking winners was hard. Read on.


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 …


Gonzaga asks students not to be offensive when celebrating Cinco de Mayo

Today is Cinco de Mayo, and Gonzaga vice president of student development Judi Biggs Garbuio said she doesn’t want to come across any pictures of GU students appropriating Mexican culture.


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 really isn’t the way to begin May

A GRIP ON SPORTS • As always, Frank had it right. “That’s life, that’s what people say,” Mr. Sinatra sang back in the days of wine and roses. “You’re riding …


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: Most of us are just marking time until college football returns

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s May 1. May Day. Karl Marx Appreciation Day (or something like that). A day dedicated to the hard-working folks around the world that make …


Grip on Sports: When out of options, the best one is to watch the Sounders find a new way to lose

A GRIP ON SPORTS • What’s a sports fan supposed to do on a late April Sunday with limited television viewing options? Improvise. Read on.


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.