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Grip on Sports: No reason to hide after a poor week, though it seems to be all the rage

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you are a baseball fan in the Spokane area, this hasn’t been a real good week for you. Read on.


Grip on Sports: The Yankees can still drop the late-inning hammer and they pounded the Mariners’ bullpen last night

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Thunderstorms are in the forecast today around the Inland Northwest, but the lightning hit last night in New York. Read on.


Grip on Sports: If there is a competition for being lazy on a summer’s day, we have a chance to win

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The calendar tells us we are on the cusp of summer. In reality, we’ve been there for a while. At least in our mind. Read …


Grip on Sports: WSU’s Mike Leach shows once again social media is not his best friend

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Mike Leach has picked up a lot of wins the past few years in Pullman. But he suffered another loss over the weekend and it …


Grip on Sports: If the USGA can stop messing up its championship, maybe then the organization and the world’s best golfers can kiss and make up

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There are only four major golf tournaments each year. When mistakes by the people in charge screw one up, it isn’t just a travesty, it’s …


Grip on Sports: Would today, Father’s Day, be a good one to ‘have a catch’ with your favorite dad?

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Happy Father’s Day, Spokane’s contribution to the calendar of holidays. Of all those special days, it is the warm-weather one with the tightest connection to …


Grip on Sports: Mariners rally and save the day in more ways than one

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you gave up on the Mariners last night, you are forgiven. At least in this column. Something about not casting the first stone and …


Grip on Sports: For one night the M’s had to pay up for all their one-run wins earlier this season

A GRIP ON SPORTS • For those of us who have to estimate such things, today is one of four tax days. Days we send money to the feds and …


Grip on Sports: From no way to cautiously optimistic to all in, local M’s fans are excited to see what the rest of the season holds

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The Mariners won again last night, with Mitch Haniger hitting another home run to end a game. There could be something special brewing on the …


Grip on Sports: It’s time to plan for warm summer nights watching the Spokane Indians fly around Avista Stadium

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The weatherman tells us it’s going to get real warm around here soon. Which is appropriate, considering summer is officially just around the next bend. …


Grip on Sports: The sun is shining, it’s warm, the days are long – it’s a perfect time to think about football

A GRIP ON SPORTS • We’re not even officially to summer yet. That doesn’t happen for another 10 days or so. But that doesn’t stop the football talk. Nothing does, …


Grip on Sports: Before we hit the links we have some links to share

A GRIP ON SPORTS • We couldn’t stay away. Though we aren’t here long. Just a few thoughts and a couple links. Read on.


Grip on Sports: This Triple Crown thing is getting a bit redundant … or at least it seems that way

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It was just three years ago when horse racing aficionados wondered if there would ever be another Triple Crown winner. After all, 37 years had …


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: Just shrug, say ‘that’s baseball’ and get ready for Tampa

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If there was ever a term invented for what happened to the Mariners last night in Houston, “that’s baseball” is it. Nothing more is needed. …


Grip on Sports: Mariners, Paxton get the drop on Houston and now know they will leave town still on top in the West

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There was an old-time showdown in Houston last night, but the script lacked a bit of drama. If you are a Mariners’ fan, it’s pretty …


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: The Mariners are atop the American League West but are on their way to a Texas showdown

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The juggernaut that is the Seattle Mariners just keeps rolling through the dregs of the American League, leading to these unlikely words: The M’s are …


Grip on Sports: Dee Gordon not only leads off for the Mariners, he is leading them in other ways as well

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Gather round kids, and Grandpa Vince will tell you how to become a major league baseball player. And, at the same time, explain why he …


Grip on Sports: Is there nothing Mr. Unlimited can’t do? Well, his name says it all

A GRIP ON SPORTS • You want a professional sports franchise in your city? You should call Mr. Incredible. Wait, that’s not it. He’s out fighting crimes and getting ready …


Grip on Sports: Just why would anyone want to deal with the problems college athletic directors face with these days?

A GRIP ON SPORTS • A simple question: Why would anyone want to be an athletic director at a major institution anymore? With the news from the Palouse yesterday, east …


Grip on Sports: There were chances yesterday, chances that were missed by that much

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you are looking for a theme for Wednesday just past, other than the usual hump-day stuff, then “missed it by that much” might fit. …


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, …