Stories tagged: Sounders
Mon., May 22, 2017, 7:13 a.m.
Grip on Sports: It’s too bad we can’t start the M’s season over
A GRIP ON SPORTS • We interrupt the unending wet and cool spring with a summer interlude of a couple days. And some sports news. Read on.
Sun., May 21, 2017, 7:58 a.m.
Grip on Sports: A blowout wasn’t what the Mariners needed
A GRIP ON SPORTS • One night it is 1-0, the next 16-1. The common denominator: The Mariners didn’t win. At home. With a decent crowd at Safeco Field. Read …
Thu., May 18, 2017, 7:49 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Nothing Cooper Kupp does anymore should come as a surprise
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Honestly, are any of you surprised Cooper Kupp was impressive in his first weekend with the Los Angeles Rams? Read on.
Wed., May 17, 2017, 8:17 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Mariners better get their bullpen act together before the season falls apart
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Of all the problems the Mariners have already have had to work through in the 2017 season, the one they are facing now may be …
Mon., May 15, 2017, 7:30 a.m.
Grip on Sports: There will come a day when a Yankee player will be wearing No. 139
A GRIP ON SPORTS • My doctor told me I needed to keep my blood pressure down. His recommendation: quit writing about the Mariners. But it’s baseball season, doc. I …
Sun., May 14, 2017, 7:23 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Thanks mom (and grandma) for always being there to cheer for us
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s Mother’s Day, so it seems mandatory to write about mom. And sports. Or there will be heck to pay. Read on.
Sat., May 13, 2017, 8:08 a.m.
Grip on Sports: It’s not sunny everywhere, including the Mariners’ injury report
A GRIP ON SPORTS • The weekend beckons. It’s not supposed to be warm, but sunshine expected around here. None in Seattle however, especially not around the Mariners’ offices. Read …
Wed., May 10, 2017, 8:30 a.m.
Grip on Sports: For the M’s to be truly successful, they are going to need a moniker to hang their hats on
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Maybe all they need is a cute nickname to rally around. Maybe something like “The Comeback Kids” or “The Hair Bunch.” Maybe that’s all it …
Tue., May 9, 2017, 8:12 a.m.
Grip on Sports: It may be the calm before the storm, but the storm is well over the horizon
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Quiet doesn’t begin to describe this time of year. Graveyard-at-midnight might be better. But it’s really more like that moment in your favorite slasher movie …
Sun., May 7, 2017, 7:55 a.m.
Grip on Sports: If you like racing, this is a good weekend near and far
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Yesterday, 19 out of 20 horses who started at the Kentucky Derby finished. Only one, Always Dreaming, was declared the champion, however. Today, more than …
Sat., May 6, 2017, 8:09 a.m.
Grip on Sports: You can count on two things on the first Saturday in May – the M’s floundering and the Kentucky Derby
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Call it Black Friday if you must, but yesterday wasn’t all that bad for the Mariners. It was worse. Read on.
Sat., April 29, 2017, 7:41 a.m.
Grip on Sports: With Cooper Kupp headed to Los Angeles, another choice needs to be made
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Pro sports can test one’s loyalty a bit, can’t they? Say you are an Eastern Washington University football fan. Yesterday you were rooting for Cooper …
Fri., April 28, 2017, 8:32 a.m.
Grip on Sports: The Seahawks did what they do on the draft’s first day, but today has to be different
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Raise your hand if you were surprised John Schneider traded the Seahawks first-round draft pick last night. Put it down, quickly. Don’t admit it. Nobody …
Thu., April 27, 2017, 8:22 a.m.
Grip on Sports: The Seahawks’ future may just hang in the balance tonight
A GRIP ON SPORTS • The NFL holds its draft starting at 5 p.m. (PDT) tonight. Did you know there are odds about who will be the first pick, first …
Tue., April 25, 2017, 8:33 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Never let your sports memories degrade over the years
A GRIP ON SPORTS • The Mariners had the day off. Spring football is either basically over or on a break. Basketball is down to the NBA playoffs. It’s too …
Sun., April 23, 2017, 7:57 a.m.
Grip on Sports: It’s the time of year when sports worlds coliide
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s Sunday. For more than a third of the year that means NFL football. But we are in the other two-thirds right now, which means …
Sat., April 22, 2017, 7:52 a.m.
Grip on Sports: A rite of spring arrives today with the Cougars
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s going to be a typical spring day in Spokane, with one atypical event: Washington State will hold its spring football game this afternoon at …
Wed., April 19, 2017, 8:44 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Gonzaga’s Williams-Goss decides to turn pro, making a decision that is never easy
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It was just a year ago when Gonzaga fans were lamenting the loss of stars Domantas Sabonis and Kyle Wiltjer. It sure didn’t bode well …
Sun., April 16, 2017, 8:41 a.m.
Grip on Sports: It’s Easter, which is a day for family – and a whole bunch of stories
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s Easter. New bonnets, dresses, bow ties, baskets, church services. All that goes into celebrating. And don’t forget time with the family. Read on.
Sat., April 15, 2017, 8:53 a.m.
Grip on Sports: NCAA always seems to be breaking the law of unintended consequences
A GRIP ON SPORTS • The NCAA is a reactive organization. Bad things happen and the monolith calls in its troops, discusses remedies and then, after years of hemming and …
Fri., April 14, 2017, 8:59 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Even Easter week isn’t immune to speculation and rumor
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Easter weekend looms, with the specter of little ones roaming the neighborhood in search of eggs. Yep, for those of you who believe life began …
Wed., April 12, 2017, 8:08 a.m.
Grip on Sports: With Collins leaving Gonzaga, where does that leave the Zags?
A GRIP ON SPORTS • The Gonzaga basketball team achieved a handful of firsts this season. First GU group to finish non-conference play undefeated. First to enter the last game …
Mon., April 10, 2017, 8:04 a.m.
Grip on Sports: It had to happen yesterday, but the anticipated meltdown came from an unexpected source
A GRIP ON SPORTS • As the afternoon wore on yesterday, I expected a meltdown. At some point, I was sure, it would happen. But I picked the wrong horse. …
Sun., April 9, 2017, 8:02 a.m.
Grip on Sports: If you don’t want to be depressed, maybe it’s better to skip the M’s games right now
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Decided to watch the M’s last night. But it was too depressing. So I switched back and forth between the game and a Mel Gibson …
Fri., April 7, 2017, 8:07 a.m.
Grip on Sports: The M’s win, WSU, EWU and Idaho are practicing football and golf is on the TV. Isn’t life perfect?
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Is it Friday already? It’s raining hard outside, so it must be. After all, how often are weekends around here clear and warm? But who …
Thu., April 6, 2017, 8:22 a.m.
Grip on Sports: The M’s start isn’t what fans wanted to see
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Remember that fast start we all wanted the M’s have? Well you can forget about it. It’s down the drain unless they reel off 10 …
Sun., April 2, 2017, 8:57 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Gonzaga’s national title dream is no longer just a fantasy as it was 40 years ago
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It wasn’t an April Fools’ joke, though it certainly had the sound of one. “Hey mom, did you hear. Gonzaga won. The Zags are in …
Sat., April 1, 2017, 9:03 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Today is Gonzaga and Spokane’s shining moment, though Monday may even be brighter
A GRIP ON SPORTS • If Gonzaga wins this afternoon, will they burn Bernhardt couches up at the Manito Center? Or will they think it’s just an elaborate April Fools’ …
Fri., March 31, 2017, 8:59 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Gonzaga’s shine has a tendency to overpower the area’s other big news
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s been sort of a complicated work week, hasn’t it? Gonzaga is in Phoenix getting ready for Saturday’s NCAA semifinal, Eastern Washington changed basketball coaches …
Thu., March 30, 2017, 8:59 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Former EWU coach Hayford has been a part of the Spokane basketball scene for a long time
A GRIP ON SPORTS • In the midst of the “Gonzaga-to-the-Final-Four” narrative (or is it hysteria?) another college basketball story broke out around here yesterday. A coach who had become …