Stories tagged: Sounders
Tue., June 27, 2017, 7:40 a.m.
Grip on Sports: The other Washington isn’t a state the NFL recognizes
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Mistakes happen. No one knows that better than yours truly. But the one the NFL Shop made recently was a doozy. And hard to fathom. …
Mon., June 26, 2017, 7:45 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Now we have to wait almost 12 months for Hoopfest to return
A GRIP ON SPORTS • The major league baseball season lasts 162 games. The college basketball season is seven months long. But Hoopfest, one of the most fun events of …
Sun., June 25, 2017, 7:37 a.m.
Grip on Sports: When it comes to getting around town during Hoopfest, there are some dos and don’ts
A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is no more crowded two days downtown than Hoopfest weekend. For hours and hours, thousands and thousands of people cram themselves into spaces that …
Wed., June 21, 2017, 8:19 a.m.
Grip on Sports: From Hoopfest to the NBA draft, there is basketball news during baseball season
GRIP ON SPORTS • Hoopfest is right around the corner and we will be focusing on that Spokane event often the next few days. The Mariners have been the focus …
Tue., June 20, 2017, 8:35 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Zunino’s annual trip to Tacoma seems to have been just the ticket
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Do the Mariners have a mad scientist stashed away in Tacoma’s clubhouse, a guy whose best work is saved for Mike Zunino? Seems that way. …
Sun., June 18, 2017, 8:20 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Father’s Day is a perfect day to catch up on fishing stories
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s Father’s Day. For all you fathers out there, have a good one. Maybe take your kids fishing. If that’s your preference. It certainly was …
Sat., June 17, 2017, 8:18 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Father’s Day weekend starts out with a crash
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Baseball. Golf. Searching for that perfect Father’s Day gift. It could be a busy Saturday. Read on.
Fri., June 16, 2017, 8:36 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Money, it’s a gas – and the fuel for college athletics
A GRIP ON SPORTS • No matter what the NCAA tries to sell us, college sports is a big business, with thousands of employees, including the athletes. And like any …
Thu., June 15, 2017, 7:52 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Another era in golf ends as Mickelson withdraws from U.S. Open
A GRIP ON SPORTS • The U.S. Open golf tournament begins today in Wisconsin. And, for the first time since 1994, a major won’t have either Phil Mickelson or Tiger …
Wed., June 14, 2017, 7:20 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Road trips just aren’t the same and in a couple years they will be really different
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Remember that recent ad for a barbecue dad? And how the folks who posted it really just wanted Bill Murray to come to their barbecue? …
Tue., June 13, 2017, 7:40 a.m.
Grip on Sports: For now, the Warriors are the best to ever play
A GRIP ON SPORTS • The NBA finals seemed to be a referendum this year. Not on who was the champion, that’s decided on the court. But a referendum on …
Sun., June 11, 2017, 8:46 a.m.
Grip on Sports: As we say so long to an old friend, we take time to check in with the Saturday results
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s going to be a near-perfect Sunday – and Monday for that matter, though you may be working – so let’s not use too much …
Sat., June 10, 2017, 8 a.m.
Grip on Sports: No one is perfect, not even the Warriors – or for that matter, the Mariners
A GRIP ON SPORTS • The weekend beckons. But before we get too involved with its sunshine and lollipops, let’s take a quick look back at Friday night. Maybe we …
Fri., June 9, 2017, 8:45 a.m.
Grip on Sports: The line between winning and losing is sometimes defined by a glove
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Really, is there anything better than a Friday in June? The weekend beckons. The sun will make an appearance. And there are sports to follow. …
Thu., June 8, 2017, 8:17 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Does Zunino’s game-winning home run show he is finally headed in the right direction?
A GRIP ON SPORTS • There were a lot of big bombs yesterday in the world of sports, from Bob Stoops’ surprise retirement announcement in Norman, Oklahoma, to Kevin Durant’s …
Wed., June 7, 2017, 8:15 a.m.
Grip on Sports: The Mariners’ recent transformation is worth a high five or two
A GRIP ON SPORTS • So who are those guys playing at Safeco Field and what did they do with our beloved stumbling, bumbling Mariners? Read on.
Mon., June 5, 2017, 7:01 a.m.
Grip on Sports: How the wind will blow during a baseball season is not easy to predict
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Being a weatherperson is a tough job. People depend on you. They want to know if Thursday is going to be the right day for …
Sat., June 3, 2017, 7:56 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Revenge is a dish best served with a side of grand salami
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Ever change jobs? And then had the opportunity to poke your old boss in the eye, metaphorically? Must be nice. Read on.
Fri., June 2, 2017, 8:14 a.m.
Grip on Sports: The M’s could use a little heavenly help
A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is a scene in “Major League” in which there is a sacrifice to Jobu, one of the player’s baseball god. They offer the little …
Thu., June 1, 2017, 8:17 a.m.
Grip on Sports: There is a lot to look forward to and we’re not just talking about summer vacation
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Thursday is probably the best day of the week to look ahead. After all, the weekend sits just over the Friday hill. So let’s do …
Wed., May 31, 2017, 7:08 a.m.
Grip on Sports: The weather has been better and so have Mariners
A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you had a three-day weekend, I’m sure yesterday was miserable. You looked out the window, saw the sunshine, the heat radiating off the street …
Tue., May 30, 2017, 7:48 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Mariners play their part in making the holiday memorable
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Holidays usually put a damper on the sports news. But yesterday was, as someone younger than me would say, lit. Mainly because of baseball, but …
Sun., May 28, 2017, 8:02 a.m.
Grip on Sports: The prep sports season ends its long run with a cornucopia of championships
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Memorial Day weekend is the last gasp of non-summer. The end of the prep sports season. And the beginning of the next. Read on.
Sat., May 27, 2017, 7:56 a.m.
Grip on Sports: The season is slip-sliding away in the East Coast rain
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Yes, it is not yet June. And we don’t want to get a reputation as a Negative Nancy, Mariners’ division. But, honestly, what the heck …
Fri., May 26, 2017, 8:23 a.m.
Grip on Sports: It seems like a good time to catch up with an old friend
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Summer, we’ve missed you. Waited so long for you to return. And now that you are back, even if it is only for the weekend, …
Thu., May 25, 2017, 7:13 a.m.
Grip on Sports: May 10th was such a special day with special memories
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Remember that glorious day a couple weeks ago? You know the one I mean. Wednesday, May 10th. The day the Mariners were at .500. The …
Wed., May 24, 2017, 8:34 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Cortez Kennedy anchored the Seahawks at a time when they were barely above water
A GRIP ON SPORTS • You may not remember, but there was a time when the Seahawks were no better than the Mariners are now. In other words, they were …
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.