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Grip on Sports: The Warriors win again and this time it isn’t even close

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Now this is the type of June (weather) we remember. Except, in our memories, there was nothing like the Warriors. Read on.


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: 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: Another loss to Washington illustrates where the Cougar basketball fortunes lie these days

A GRIP ON SPORTS • A family member asked me last night after dinner what there was to write about today. He thought it was a virtual desert out there. …


Grip on Sports: The college football season comes to an end tonight, though the champion will still be debatable

A GRIP ON SPORTS • After an up-and-down weekend of NFL football, quite possibly illustrated completely in one Cam Newton sack and his post-play stumble to the ground, Monday brings …


Grip on Sports: From bottom to top to middle, the NFL’s parity can lead to games like the Seahawks had yesterday

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Take a look at the NFL standings this morning. Nine weeks into the season the four NFC division leaders are the Rams, Eagles, Vikings and …


Grip on Sports: The only upset would be if there were no upsets on a college football Saturday

A GRIP ON SPORTS • We can guarantee one thing: There will be upsets today. College football is built upon them. It’s been that way since Yale ran past Harvard …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 1, 2017, 9:57 p.m.

General Council focuses on police staffing

Day three of the Nez Perce Tribe’s General Fall Council simmered to an end, and several agenda items were disregarded in favor of robust public comment.


Grip on Sports: Oregon State seems stuck in the weeds as it tries to get back to winning

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Ever start a project one day and realize it is going to take a lot longer than you thought if you want to get it …


Grip on Sports: At least the state’s college football teams are (mostly) doing well

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Let’s do this. Let’s focus on what’s working and avoid what isn’t. Which means, in the Northwest this week, we should probably be talking about …


Grip on Sports: We may be used to the Seahawks’ offensive line woes, but that doesn’t mean we have to like them

A GRIP ON SPORTS • A bit of normality has returned to our region this fine Monday morning. The air is clear and crisp, the roads are crowded and stressful, …


Grip on Sports: With the NFL season beginning, our weekends are no longer our own

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The NFL opened its season last night. All hope of getting anything done on a weekend is over until late January – at the earliest. …


Grip on Sports: American women prove that U.S. tennis is still alive

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Let’s switch gears today. No football. No baseball. Tennis. Yes, tennis. Specifically, women’s tennis, where something is happening at the U.S. Open that hasn’t happened …


Grip on Sports: The future is hard to see this week

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s lucky today is Wednesday and not Saturday. There are still more than 72 hours until college football games are scheduled to start in the …


Grip on Sports: If you can’t see the ball, there is a good chance you won’t be able to catch it

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Cruddy air is nothing new for me. Not after growing up in the pre-catalytic converter days in Los Angeles. But the air the past 24 …


Grip on Sports: If a comeback for the ages occurs and no one is left to see it, did it happen?

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Growing up in Los Angeles, leaving games early is taught to young children almost religiously. The idea is to “beat the traffic.” But my father …


Grip on Sports: College football’s first Saturday touched nearly all the bases – if you don’t mind the mixed sports metaphors

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There are, seemingly, a million different ways for college football games to play out. Among the multitude are easy wins and workmanlike ones. And there …


Grip on Sports: The sun is shining today, mainly because college football is back

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Remember today in late November. Remember how this first full Saturday of college football dawned clear and bright, the sun ready to warm the area …


Grip on Sports: This weekend is jam-packed with college football games, though only a few will probably hold our interest long

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The opening weekend of college football has become a real event. Hundreds of games spread over five days. Games all day (Saturday) and late at …


Grip on Sports: Now it’s official. Football season is here

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you need another sign football season is here, we have one for you this morning: The Spokesman-Review’s annual football preview section. Only one word …


Grip on Sports: With football season so close, some M’s fans decide to jump ship

A GRIP ON SPORTS • As the Mariners slowly sink in the American League wild-card race, we thought it would be a good day to talk about shifting gears. Though …


Grip on Sports: A lot of what made Heathcote special showed early on in Spokane

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Jud Heathcote died yesterday. If you’ve been around Spokane for any time at all, you probably have a story about the legendary basketball coach. We …


Grip on Sports: Our days of freedom are numbered

A GRIP ON SPORTS • This is transition week. The freedom of summer for our children is fading into the reality the school year is underway. The baseball pennant races …


Grip on Sports: It’s almost time for your bad case of NFLitis to reappear

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The days are getting shorter, though it’s still light at 8 p.m. And the time until the NFL infects our Sundays with its virulent strain …


Grip on Sports: There has to be some reason why the Mariners are staying in the wild-card race, but besides witchcraft, it’s hard to think of one

A GRIP ON SPORTS • I’m really not sure how they are doing it. Are the M’s magicians or sorcerers or what? They won again last night, 2-1 in 11 …


Grip on Sports: This type of doubleheader is tough to watch

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The Mariners are in a playoff chase, albeit quite possibly the worst one since the advent of the second wild card. The Seahawks are pushing …


Grip on Sports: Forget what the calendar says, summer is about to end

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s Thursday. That means college football is about 48 hours away. Really. All those summer weekend plans? Too late. You missed your chance. Read on.


Grip on Sports: From injuries to losses, this week’s eclipse may work as an excuse for everyone

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Hold on a second. Thousands of Atlantic salmon were released into the Puget Sound and the eclipse is being blamed? Brilliant excuse, awful happenstance. Though …


Grip on Sports: As long as the M’s starters seek revenge, the road trip should be just fine

A GRIP ON SPORTS • For the second time on this crucial road trip, the Mariners put a pitcher on the bump who was throwing against his most-recent “former team.” …


Grip on Sports: The last time an eclipse like this happened, the Sonics won an NBA title. Maybe this will be the M’s year?

A GRIP ON SPORTS • We have to acknowledge it. No way to avoid it, except maybe stay indoors. There is a near-total eclipse of the sun this morning. How …