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Grip on Sports: If winning is your goal, there are two area college basketball programs that complete your quest most every game

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you asked any college basketball fan what they wanted most from their team, winning would be No. 1 on their list, right? No one …


Grip on Sports: A late start is actually followed by Gonzaga’s late start – but also another double-digit win

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The staff here at Grip on Sports is not a huge fan of late Gonzaga basketball games. When a game begins at 8 p.m., it’s …


Grip on Sports: With latest revelations, Larry Scott’s won/loss record is starting to tilt heavily the wrong way

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Will there be a change in management at the Pac-12 Conference in the near future? Only if money matters to those who run the place. …


Grip on Sports: There is a lot to like about winter and winter sports, but snow messing with schedules isn’t one of them

A GRIP ON SPORTS • As the seasons wear on (us), there are a few thoughts that come to mind about winter. We decided to share them, without some of …


Grip on Sports: Just about every college basketball game on television is a jewel, especially when you can’t get out of the driveway

A GRIP ON SPORTS • We love hidden gems. Little surprises that pop up occasionally. Like finding the last piece of Halloween candy in February, and realizing it’s OK to …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 10, 2019, 10:24 p.m.

Five things to watch as Mariners get set to open spring training

With Mariners pitchers and catchers scheduled to report Monday in Peoria, Ariz., here are five things to watch this spring.


Grip on Sports: It’s bad luck to take the ball to the rim if Brandon Clarke is around

A GRIP ON SPORTS • We assume you are a sports fan if you are reading this. Which makes us believe you are aware of the fabled Sports Illustrated jinx. …


Grip on Sports: Nothing is sweeter than an unexpected win

A GRIP ON SPORTS • One of the best aspects of being a sports fan, any type of sports fan, is when the unexpected happens. OK, when the “good” unexpected …


Grip on Sports: You can take your Monday and Tuesday and Wednesday nights; we like Thursdays

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If Sunday is, as marketed by one of the major networks, “Football Night in America,” than maybe we should start calling Thursday, “College Basketball Night …


Grip on Sports: Every point over the years has built a memory we can call on as the years go by

A GRIP ON SPORTS • We are never too busy for a walk down memory lane. Which makes today’s story from prep writer Dave Nichols one of those pieces we …


Grip on Sports: If there is an award for best quarterback in a tough position, we know the winner

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Thank goodness for Gonzaga basketball. And awards. If not for those related items, there would be nothing to chat about this morning. Or very little. …


Grip on Sports: After the Huskies visited Spokane in December, we should have known where they would be right now

A GRIP ON SPORTS • When the University of Washington traveled across the state early in December and faced then No. 1-ranked Gonzaga, no one knew what the season would …


Grip on Sports: There have been few college basketball teams more efficient scoring than this year’s Gonzaga squad

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Show me 100 college basketball fans and I’ll show you 98 who love offense. It’s pretty much the same in every sport. And it’s why …


Grip on Sports: If you need a nap today, there is always the Pro Bowl

A GRIP ON SPORTS • This is the weekend for exhibition football games. And for getting ready for the final basketball push. Oh, and the calm before the Super Bowl …


Grip on Sports: Gonzaga plays as advertised in rout of host Santa Clara

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s hard to imagine Gonzaga playing better than it did last night at Santa Clara. If the Zags do, then the rest of the West …


Grip on Sports: We can always celebrate the weekend starting early around here thanks to college basketball

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The nicest part of college basketball season? The weekend begins on Thursday night. At least around here. Read on.


Grip on Sports: On the day Edgar Martinez is elected to the Hall of Fame, a couple of walls tumble down

A GRIP ON SPORTS • A couple of barriers fell yesterday, but only one really mattered to fans in this area. Edgar Martinez was elected to baseball’s Hall of Fame. …


Grip on Sports: After years and years of waiting, today will be Edgar’s day

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There are people who had trouble sleeping last night. They tossed and turned. They thought about one thing a lot. They can’t wait until 3 …


Grip on Sports: It’s another up and down Saturday for area college basketball fans

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Where were we? Oh ya, talking about college basketball. Yesterday was the busiest day of the year around the country, with plenty of games around …


Grip on Sports: WSU needs to seize its opportunity tonight with California in town

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s an important night in Pullman. The Washington State Cougars return to Beasley Coliseum and are presented an opportunity. The California Golden Bears are in …


Grip on Sports: Anyway you look at it, Gonzaga’s basketball programs are among the nation’s best

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Success can be measured in many ways. The won-loss record is the most common, but perception is also part of it. Right now, the Gonzaga …


Grip on Sports: As the NFL winds down, other sports jump in to take some of their time in the sun

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Let’s check the schedule for today. Hey, there are a couple high school basketball games. That doesn’t happen often on Mondays. And a handful of …


Grip on Sports: Gonzaga makes short work of Pacific, Eastern upsets Montana and the night is halfway successful for area college teams

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Thursday was a busy night in college hoops around these parts but, ultimately, it was a 50/50 proposition. Half of the area’s Division I teams …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019, 9:20 p.m.

Ex-Mariners pitcher Randy Johnson puts Arizona home up for auction

Former Mariners pitcher and Hall of Famer Randy Johnson has placed his Paradise Valley, Arizona, home up for auction.


Grip on Sports: As college basketball conference play gets underway, Eastern prepares to play in the final FCS game of the season

A GRIP ON SPORTS • And we’re off. Every college basketball conference race in the area is underway. Expect some surprises. Read on.


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.