Stories tagged: Sounders
SATURDAY, JAN. 14, 2017, 6:33 A.M.
Grip on Sports: Any top 25 matchup is big but Gonzaga and Saint Mary’s is especially so
A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is a matchup in Spokane tonight pitting two of college basketball’s top 25 teams and, no matter who is participating, such an occurrence will …
FRIDAY, JAN. 13, 2017, 9:15 A.M.
Grip on Sports: Sometimes you win two and sometimes you lose two
A GRIP ON SPORTS • When there are four Division I basketball teams in one geographical area, it’s pretty common to have a night filled with ups and downs. It’s …
FRIDAY, JAN. 6, 2017, 8:34 A.M.
Grip on Sports: A cold winter night turned hot thanks to Wiley, Von Hofe and Williams-Goss
A GRIP ON SPORTS • This will not come as a surprise to anyone in the Inland Northwest who has left their house in the past 48 hours, but it’s …
SATURDAY, DEC. 24, 2016, 8:32 A.M.
Grip on Sports: The snow gives us all an excuse to watch football on TV
A GRIP ON SPORTS • One of my favorite Christmas carols, “Let it Snow,” plays through the end credits in one of my favorite Christmas-set movies. I like the thought, …
FRIDAY, DEC. 23, 2016, 9:06 A.M.
Grip on Sports: Vandals stand up to CSU and blow past Rams in Boise
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Twas the night before the night before the night before Christmas and all through Boise, Vandals were stirring. Partying, really. And why the heck not? …
TUESDAY, DEC. 20, 2016, 8:43 A.M.
Grip on Sports: Do college sporting events mean anything and other existential questions
A GRIP ON SPORTS • A college football player announced a personal decision about 24 hours ago and it immediately made me think of the meaning of words. Words like …
FRIDAY, DEC. 16, 2016, 9:04 A.M.
Grip on Sports: More drama as Seahawks win West but lose their cool
A GRIP ON SPORTS • We have a couple questions for you. Who was that lime green team playing at CenturyLink last night? Oh, there’s Richard Sherman yelling at someone …
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 14, 2016, 7:49 A.M.
Grip on Sports: Today is one of the days your college football team gets better
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Yesterday, we wrote about one of the December college football traditions: awards. Today we delve into another couple: transfers and recruiting. Read on.
TUESDAY, DEC. 13, 2016, 9:15 A.M.
Grip on Sports: The mystery of WSU’s All-American Cody O’Connell is hard to unravel
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Christmas is just around the corner. There is enough snow on the ground to give the area a winter feel. And it’s going to get …
MONDAY, DEC. 12, 2016, 8:10 A.M.
Grip on Sports: The Seahawks played like a bunch of Gump yesterday in Green Bay
A GRIP ON SPORTS • If life is still like a box of chocolates, then all Seahawk fans got yesterday was stale, raisin-filled, spit-them-out waxy candies. They played as poorly …
SUNDAY, DEC. 11, 2016, 6:54 P.M.
Big crowd greets MLS champion Sounders on return to Seattle
The MLS Cup champion Seattle Sounders arrived home to a big crowd of fans in “rave green” following their dramatic victory over Toronto FC on penalty kicks.
SUNDAY, DEC. 11, 2016, 8:24 A.M.
Grip on Sports: EWU, Gonzaga, Sounders all win; what more could anyone want?
A GRIP ON SPORTS • This is one of those Sundays with a little bit of this and a little bit of that. From Toronto to Tacoma, from Cheney to …
SATURDAY, DEC. 10, 2016, 7:07 A.M.
Grip on Sports: For EWU, today’s FCS playoff game is all a matter of perspective
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Will the snow that is blanketing the Inland Northwest this morning affect Eastern Washington’s FCS quarterfinal playoff game with the University of Richmond. Yes and …
FRIDAY, DEC. 9, 2016, 8:45 A.M.
Grip on Sports: Christmas has a tendency to get in the way of games
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Woke up this morning to a white Christmas look. Luckily, I don’t have to drive anywhere for a while. So it’s easy to say “let …
THURSDAY, DEC. 8, 2016, 8:53 A.M.
Grip on Sports: Gonzaga exposes Washington’s flaws and may have changed the look of the ‘rivalry’
A GRIP ON SPORTS • We’re back, and really looking forward to the next Gonzaga game. Yep, the Zips of Akron are coming to Spokane on Saturday. It has to …
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7, 2016, 8:46 A.M.
Grip on Sports: Winning teams attract the most interesting ‘long-time’ fans
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Do you know somebody here in town that is all in with the University of Washington this year? That you didn’t know was a Husky …
TUESDAY, DEC. 6, 2016, 8:48 A.M.
Grip on Sports: What’s the word on the street about the M’s, Seahawks and Gonzaga?
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Today’s column is brought to you by the letter “W.” As in baseball’s winter meetings. As in where do the Seahawks go from here? And …
MONDAY, DEC. 5, 2016, 9:11 A.M.
Grip on Sports: Seahawks’ win comes with a big loss
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s not often such joy can be tempered with such abject sadness. But such was the case last night as the Seahawks routed the Carolina …
SUNDAY, DEC. 4, 2016, 8:02 A.M.
Grip on Sports: Though football is king, basketball has a princely role
GRIP ON SPORTS • Where were we? Oh, ya. Wondering about the college football playoffs. At least a day away didn’t change that. Or, probably, the teams that will be …
FRIDAY, DEC. 2, 2016, 8:56 A.M.
Grip on Sports: A lot is riding on the Pac-12 championship game
A GRIP ON SPORTS • The preliminaries are over. The flotsam out of the way. It’s time for the real deal. The big game. Well, make that the big games. …
THURSDAY, DEC. 1, 2016, 8:41 A.M.
Grip on Sports: Yes, the WSU Cougars won a basketball game last night
A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you only read headlines, there are a few today that don’t tell you the whole story. Or might even qualify for the newest rage: …
TUESDAY, NOV. 29, 2016, 7:56 A.M.
Grip on Sports: Mariners are once again saying goodbye to the old guy’s players
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Ever stare at a blank computer screen and wonder what you’re going to fill it with? Me neither. Except about every other day. Luckily for …
MONDAY, NOV. 28, 2016, 7:42 A.M.
Grip on Sports: Seahawks’ offensive performance made us want to bang our head against something
A GRIP ON SPORTS • I can’t speak for everyone, sure, but yesterday tuckered me out. Basketball, soccer, football. Lots and lots of bad football. Sports all day. It’s not …
SUNDAY, NOV. 27, 2016, 8:37 A.M.
Grip on Sports: Have the remote handy; this Sunday is packed with sports
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Is anything still called “super-sized” anymore? Well, if the term is still used then it is appropriate for today. It’s “Super-Sized Sunday.” (Not to be …
SATURDAY, NOV. 26, 2016, 8:35 A.M.
Grip on Sports: The Dawgs take a big bite out of the Cougars’ season
A GRIP ON SPORTS • What is that old saying about the amount of fight in the dog? Something about size, right? But what happens when the bigger dog puts …
THURSDAY, NOV. 24, 2016, 9:15 A.M.
Grip on Sports: Thanksgiving football memories are always good, except when they flood back
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s Thanksgiving. In my lifetime – and that’s not a short span my friends – that’s meant three things: way too much food, great football …
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 23, 2016, 8:34 A.M.
Grip on Sports: There is always something on the line in the Apple Cup
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It is about 50 hours or so until the Apple Cup kicks off in Pullman and it’s raining. Or snowing, if you look through life …
TUESDAY, NOV. 22, 2016, 8:42 A.M.
Grip on Sports: Rivalry games like the Apple Cup are more than just another game
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Rivalry games inspire the best efforts from everyone. Players, coaches, fans. And, yes, even sportswriters. At least that’s the case today. Read on.
MONDAY, NOV. 21, 2016, 8:55 A.M.
Grip on Sports: The football teams in Washington – college and professional – are pretty darn good
A GRIP ON SPORTS • The Seahawks are for real, even if they are a little thinner at running back today than they were this time yesterday. And the Apple …
SUNDAY, NOV. 20, 2016, 8:35 A.M.
Grip on Sports: No, WSU’s loss wasn’t a good thing but, yes, the Apple Cup is still huge
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Where were we? Oh ya, talking about the Apple Cup. Well, at least that hasn’t changed. This year’s rivalry game between Washington and Washington State …