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Grip on Sports: A mustache might make the difference in whether Washington State has a legitimate Heisman candidate, but wins are probably a better indicator

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Could a Washington State football player win the Heisman Trophy? In this day and age, it seems nearly impossible, doesn’t it? But thanks to a …


Grip on Sports: The weekend gets off to a running start tonight

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s Thursday, which means, in sports-speak, the weekend begins. And it begins in Seattle, where the Seahawks and the Green Bay Packers get together for …


Grip on Sports: Washington State could use a little disruption, something GU fans might see soon

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The word of the day is chaos. Chaos, other than within its own games, is what Washington State needs over the next few weeks if …


Grip on Sports: As years rank, this one is pretty much on the top of the list

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Woke up this morning and realized something I should have realized long ago: There are three area teams in football and basketball ranked in the …


Grip on Sports: The local college football possibilities are almost unlimited today

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Yes, we know college basketball season is underway. Eastern Washington played last night and Gonzaga hosts Texas Southern this evening. But Saturdays are still dominated …


Grip on Sports: When it comes to a new football facility’s location, the question shouldn’t have been asked in the first place

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Real estate is all about the three L-words. You know them. One is location. So are the other two. So why did folks vote to …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 8, 2018, 2:48 p.m.

Mallex Smith dealt to Mariners by Rays for Mike Zunino, Guillermo Heredia

Speedy outfielder and leadoff hitter Mallex Smith has been acquired by the Seattle Mariners from the Tampa Bay Rays for catcher Mike Zunino and outfielder Guillermo Heredia as part of …


Grip on Sports: How many times can Jerry Dipoto be allowed to trade for one guy?

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Your cell phone rings. You look at the caller I.D. It is Mariners’ general manager Jerry Dipoto. If you happen to be one of the …


Grip on Sports: Gonzaga does what it needed to do in season opener – win big

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There will be bigger challenges ahead but the bottom line for Gonzaga last night in their season-opening blowout against Idaho State is it was just …


Grip on Sports: OK, so the season hasn’t ‘officially’ started yet, but Gonzaga was on TV last night

A GRIP ON SPORTS • College basketball season isn’t officially here. But it sure seemed like it was last night. There was a game on television and everything. Read on.


Grip on Sports: We interrupt this football season to welcome in college basketball

A GRIP ON SPORTS • College football season may be in the stretch run, but that has to take a back seat this morning. There is way too much college …


Grip on Sports: Happenings in Maryland makes one wonder who is really in charge of some of our nation’s college campuses

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It is Halloween. A scary night. But we are going to tell you a scary story that has nothing to do with Halloween. It has …


Grip on Sports: Is Game Three still going on? Nope, this never-ending game actually ended with, surprise, a solo home run

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Where were you when Max Muncy won Game Three of the World Series with his 18th-inning, opposite field home run? I was in front of …


Lawsuit: Safeco Field discriminates against wheelchair users

Wheelchair users attending Seattle Mariners baseball games at Safeco Field get a “second-class” experience, a nonprofit disability-rights law firm says, and has filed a discrimination lawsuit.


Grip on Sports: It’s always fun to celebrate a postseason win no matter how it happens

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Baseball suckered me in last night. Like a zombie emerging from a grave, the Dodger/Brewer game grabbed me by the ankle and held on for …


Grip on Sports: The Pac-12 suffers another officiating black eye, and this one it caused itself

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The Pac-12 has a football officiating problem. It’s not just one of perception, but a true officiating problem. And the cracks are beginning to show. …


Grip on Sports: College football’s day games are even more appreciated when you are in a different time zone

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Where were we? Oh ya, talking about time. Being on the east side of the nation makes you appreciate one thing as it relates to …


Grip on Sports: No matter where you are, you never are far from making new fan friends

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Sports brings people together, right? And just as often drives them apart. Read on.


Grip on Sports: A lifetime love affair with baseball is getting harder and harder to keep alive

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It happened sometime in the middle of this baseball season. And it didn’t have anything to do with the Mariners. But somewhere in June I …


Grip on Sports: If the question is ‘what region is experiencing the most college football success,’ we have the answer

A GRIP ON SPORTS • You have any questions today? We do. And answers as well. Read on.


Grip on Sports: Earl Thomas’ Seahawk career ends with an injury – and a gesture of contempt

A GRIP ON SPORTS • How many of us have wanted to ride off into the sunset from our job, knowing we’ll never come back, and use the opportunity to …


Grip on Sports: No reason to get defensive about the area’s college football results this weekend

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s Sunday morning. Again. But unlike last Sunday, every college football fan in the Inland Northwest woke up this morning with a smile on their …


Grip on Sports: If Washington State takes care of the football today it will be really tough for Utah to win

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is a storyline heading into today’s Homecoming game in Pullman. Can the Utah offense outscore Washington State’s? Hate to be a contrarian, but what …


Grip on Sports: Even the best laid plans never seem to work out when it comes to the Ryder Cup

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The world of sports is a smaller place these days. Heck, the world seems smaller. Read on.


Grip on Sports: Pac-12 takes another hit and this one could have been easily avoided

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Sometimes members of the media are accused of grabbing onto something and not letting go. That accusation is true. But it is also, in most …


Grip on Sports: Never be concerned about the Cougars’ returning receivers as there will always be talent in Pullman

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If there is one lesson that had to be learned over and over again in Mike Leach’s tenure at Washington State, it is to never …


Grip on Sports: When it comes to Earl Thomas and the Seahawks, it seems ‘everything is possible’

A GRIP ON SPORTS • So where are we now? That’s always a good question for a Tuesday morning. It’s especially apropos on this Tuesday morning. Read on.


Grip on Sports: A couple of eagerly awaited wins allows us to celebrate the present without worrying about the past – or future

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Another Monday morning. This one seems different. Why? A couple of wins yesterday. Read on.


Grip on Sports: The weekend’s action can grind us all into dust

A GRIP ON SPORTS • We’re going to try something new today: Quick-hitting, short thoughts on the news of the weekend. Let’s see how it works out. Read on.


Grip on Sports: How do you fail to win? Let us count the ways

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There are a lot of reasons Washington State lost to USC last night in Southern California, some of them self-inflicted, some of them not. Care …