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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.


UPDATED: Thu., June 7, 2018, 7:10 p.m.

Seahawks notebook: Earl Thomas expected to report for mini-camp, Chris Carson is healthy

The Seahawks’ offseason is nearing its end. Thursday marked the last of the team’s 10 voluntary OTAs (Organized Team Activities). All that’s left now is a mandatory mini-camp next Tuesday-Thursday, …


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: 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: 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, …


Grip on Sports: Will the last Mariner standing please turn out the clubhouse lights?

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The few, the proud, the healthy Mariners. Read on.


Grip on Sports: There is hope folks, as the unofficial start of summer is only days away

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Is there anything you need to get done, either on the job or around the house? This seems like the week to do it. Read …


Grip on Sports: The Vegas Golden Knights are showing that expansion doesn’t have to go hand-in-hand with failure

A GRIP ON SPORTS • No, I’m not old enough to remember the birth of the New York Mets. But I was around during the miracle summer and fall of …


Grip on Sports: The Mariners needed to rally – and they did

A GRIP ON SPORTS • You could sort of feel the Mariners’ season slipping away last night. Down by four runs early, with Felix Hernandez’s evening done, Robinson Cano in …


Grip on Sports: It would be nice to get outside this weekend, but if the weather makes that impossible, there is still a lot to watch

A GRIP ON SPORTS • As summer creeps closer, is it too much to ask that our weekends be filled with sunshine and lilacs? After all, this is the time …


Grip on Sports: Maybe we were lucky not to be able to watch the last couple innings of the M’s on Wednesday

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The second of 80 games without Robinson Cano didn’t go too well for the M’s last night as they treated the late innings like Cano …


Grip on Sports: If anger isn’t one of the emotions you are feeling about Robinson Cano’s suspension, it should be

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Don’t pretend you aren’t at least a little ticked off at Robinson Cano. You should be. Read on.


Grip on Sports: No one knows if Washington or Idaho will take the gamble on sports betting

A GRIP ON SPORTS • When the Supreme Court ruled yesterday that gambling on sports was a state’s rights issue, it was easy to imagine a world in which everyone …


Grip on Sports: The sun may have been shining in Seattle on Sunday but it was a dark, dark day

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Yesterday was beautiful around here. Sunny, warm, a perfect day to celebrate motherhood. But 285 miles to the west, it was a dark, deplorable day, …


Grip on Sports: Take some time before smelling the blooming flowers today to find out what’s happening in the world of sports

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Maybe the best spring weekend of the year, weather-wise, beckons. So we’ll get out of the way quickly. Though we have a little to say. …


Grip on Sports: Gonzaga’s Steve Hertz receives a well-deserved honor etched in stone

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Tomorrow at this time the baseball field at Gonzaga University will have another name added to it. Steve Hertz’s name. It’s one of those honors …


Grip on Sports: There are local connections throughout the playoffs that highlight this month

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Let’s check the schedule to see what’s going on in the world of sports this second week of May. There are the NHL and NBA …


Grip on Sports: No-hitter is just another sign the Mariners’ Paxton is ready to assume the role of ace

A GRIP ON SPORTS • No hitters are rare. So are 16 strikeout games. One right after another by the same pitcher, are even more so. That’s what the Mariners’ …


Grip on Sports: Flynn the latest Cougar to follow a roadmap drawn by former WSU point guard Thames

A GRIP ON SPORTS • One of my favorite players while I was covering Washington State was Xavier Thames. The California kid didn’t stay in Pullman long, leaving after one …


Grip on Sports: The many faces of Bloomsday were on display yesterday – as they are every year

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There really is two faces to Bloomsday, sort of like that old Roman god who graced the doorways of homes in Pompeii. Read on.


Grip on Sports: When it comes to picking winners, you win some and you lose a lot more

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There were a couple of horse races yesterday, one actual, the other rhetorical. Picking winners was hard. Read on.