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Grip on Sports: College basketball is about ready to take over our nights

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Yes, there is one more college football game remaining. And the NFL playoffs begin this weekend. But if you are not into college basketball today, …


Grip on Sports: This Washington State football team earns its rightful place among the school’s best ever with its Alamo Bowl victory

A GRIP ON SPORTS • All season long this Washington State football team looked a bit different. Turns out it was. It was better than most, if not all, WSU …


Grip on Sports: A chance for a school-record 11th win has the Cougars smiling heading into the Alamo Bowl tonight

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Today is the day. Well, to be precise, tonight is the night. After weeks of waiting, preparing and celebrating, the Washington State Cougars will take …


Grip on Sports: The day after Christmas contained little in the way of gifts for college football fans

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The college bowl season, Wednesday, Dec. 26 edition: One game declared “no contest,” thanks to the weather, and another that was no contest, thanks to …


Grip on Sports: There is no question success comes in many different looks

A GRIP ON SPORTS • We have questions. Some of which even have answers. Others, not so much. Read on.


Mariners launch $3 million effort to combat homelessness

The Seattle Mariners have pledged $3 million for a new effort to prevent low-income renters facing eviction from falling into homelessness.


Grip on Sports: Gonzaga hits the road again for a fourth meeting with North Carolina

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Traveling can be fun. Or not. It depends on your outlook going in, I guess. Read on.


Grip on Sports: How the heck did Washington State give its fans such a great football season as a Christmas present?

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Time is running short. Christmas will be here before you know it. Heck, it is so close, Washington State has begun practicing for the Alamo …


Grip on Sports: The recipe for a sports fan to get through winter includes two or three key ingredients

A GRIP ON SPORTS • What makes up a perfect winter? We think there are a few ingredients that are important and we want to share our recipe. Read on.


Grip on Sports: Despite Wilson’s off night, the Seahawks smothered Minnesota

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Let’s get this out of the way quickly. Russell Wilson had his worst professional game passing last night. And yet the Seahawks still won 21-7. …


Grip on Sports: The snow wouldn’t be such a bother if Sunday’s Gonzaga, WSU results had been a bit different

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Monday mornings are bad enough. But they are even worse when they include a too-small-for-skiing snowfall. And the hangover from losses by local college basketball …


Grip on Sports: When there are so many college basketball games on, there is little time for the playoff games

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Every year we hit this spot in the major college football schedule. Call it a hiatus or a pause. The regular season is over, the …


Grip on Sports: It seems like a good day to cover mistakes and misses, crowds and the lack of crowds

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There was a joke that has traveled around every newsroom from the beginning of time. As far as I know, it is still swirling around …


Grip on Sports: The M’s that were will not be the M’s of next year

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Nothing is final until it’s final. Didn’t Yogi Berra say that? Well, he should have. I do know one thing. If Yogi had been a …


Grip on Sports: Cougars caught up in NCAA hypocrisy

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Headaches are a part of life. They are what keep pain reliever companies in the black. But when they come from trying to determine how …


Grip on Sports: Eagles fly, Gonzaga shoots down Jays, M’s turn over their roster and a visit from an old friend

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Where were we? Oh sure, contemplating a franchise-changing M’s trade. Or wondering if Gonzaga would survive its first true road test. Maybe it was thinking …


Grip on Sports: The Mariners are on the precipice of changing the franchise for years to come

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The Mariners made an inconsequential trade yesterday. And moved forward on one that holds the possibility of remaking their franchise. Read on.


Grip on Sports: Washington State needs all the help it can get to ascend high enough in the College Football Playoff rankings and make a top-tier bowl

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There are many subjects we can delve into this morning, so let’s get right to it. After all, you’re busy. If you aren’t, lucky you. …


Grip on Sports: Gonzaga wins again. If you want the condensed version of what happened against North Dakota State, this isn’t the place to look

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Where were we? Oh ya, in the same place we are now. With Gonzaga winning. Read on.


Grip on Sports: There is so much to be thankful for all year

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s a holiday. One in which we are all supposed to take a moment and say thanks for … well, that’s a personal preference. In …


Grip on Sports: The M’s trade James Paxton and that might have been the third most-important story from a crowded Monday

A GRIP ON SPORTS • This may be a product of our now-is-best culture but I’ll ask this question anyway: Can anyone remember a better Monday in sports? Read on.


Grip on Sports: Even without a signature event today, this weekend’s football has been on point

A GRIP ON SPORTS • What, there’s no Seahawk game today? What do we do? Well, there’s always another Saturday of college football to reflect upon. And why not? The …


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 …