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Give and take: There’s no doubt Jim Redmon can coach

Tuesday: Ever sit around with friends and play conversational games? You know what I mean, asking each other questions like, “What was the best TV comedy of all time?” or, …


Grip on sports: Two billion dollars for the Clippers, Donald Sterling!?

Friday: It’s a number that’s hard to comprehend. Two billion dollars. It sounds almost like a laugh-line in a new Austin Powers movie. Two billlllion dollars. But it isn’t a …


Grip on Sports: The great sports divide in America

Friday: Did you ever think you would see the day when the announcement of the U.S. team for the upcoming World Cup would cause a controversy? If you are under …


Grip on Sports: Finding right pieces not easy

Tuesday: Whenever a player transfers from one college to another, the fans of where he or she lands always get excited. When Gerard Coleman decided to leave Providence College, where …


Mums for mom and others, too

Tuesday: As you know, Sunday is Mother’s Day. Which got me to thinking. Who would I send flowers to in the sporting world around here as a way to say …


G&T Grip on Sports: SEC sets agenda for rest of FBS

Friday: How big has football become in this country? So big it dominates the sports news in early May, when the NBA is having its playoffs, baseball is up and …


Grip on Sports: Nothing wrong with transfers

Wednesday: There are some questions that are impossible to answer definitively. Like why the M’s are so mediocre year-in and year-out. Or why Pete Carroll is always smiling. Or why …


Grip on Sports: For Kelly Graves, moving to Oregon wasn’t about the money

Wednesday: For those of you who felt there is no way Kelly Graves could turn down the money Oregon could offer, that doesn’t seem to be the reason he left. …


Grip on Sports: Without Tiger Woods, The Masters won’t be the same

Wednesday: One of the rites of Spring, with a capital “S,” is watching the Masters on television. It’s coming up, but it won’t be the same. Not with Tiger Woods …


Grip on Sports: There’s no rest as NFL’s top dog

Wednesday: For the longest time I was a big fan of the NFL’s self-imposed parity. But that was then. Now it just seems wrong. It took the Seahawks decades to …


Grip on sports: Eight is enough for state hoops

Wednesday: So, do you have any pet peeves? It’s the Wednesday before Washington’s state basketball tournaments begin, so I guess I have one I could pass along. People who think …


Grip on sports: There’s already a plan in place

Wednesday: So what does the future hold in Pullman? That’s the $1.7-million question, isn’t it? What is basketball coach Ken Bone’s future? Though just about every WSU fan you chat …


Super Bowl fixed in memory

Monday: We did it. We got through a weekend without NFL football. So I want to know. How many of you spent Sunday re-watching the Super Bowl? Admit it. It’s …


Grip on Sports: Defense wins championships

Saturday: “Offense thrills the fans, but defense wins championships.” I don’t know who said it first – Augustus Caesar, perhaps? – but it’s been in the lexicon as long as …


Grip on Sports: Easy chair an easy choice

Friday: What’s in your wallet? It better be a boatload of money if you want to sit in the cold and watch the Super Bowl live. Tickets are going for …


A Grip on sports: Edgar a one-trick pony? Yeah, so what

Wednesday: It won’t be a good day in the Edgar Martinez household. The Baseball Hall of Fame will announce its 2014 inductees this morning and once again the best line-drive …


Grip on sports: It still won’t be easy for Seahawks

Wednesday: We are lucky because there are two professional organizations in Seattle that are trying really hard to build a winner – and a third (you know who I am …


Grip on sports: By anyone’s count, 2013 a good year for region’s sports

Thursday: Will we look back on 2013 as the year everything turned around in Northwest sports? Maybe. Honestly, it’s hard to argue this year hasn’t been successful, even with a …


Yardage absurd for Brett Rypien

Saturday: A day after Brett Rypien’s incredible performance at Albi Stadium, when he passed for a state-record 613 yards, I was still intrigued. So I did some research. What interested …


Bone stays as buildings rise

Tuesday: There are a couple stories out there parsing Washington State athletic director Bill Moos’ comments yesterday on his radio show concerning basketball coach Ken Bone. Don’t expect any Internet-shattering …