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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 …


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.


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 …


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 …


Grip on Sports: Pullman the place to be this week for the nation’s sports media

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Funny thing about winning football game after football game. The national media begin to take notice. It’s happened this week in Pullman, where the Cougars …


Grip on Sports: It’s another Thursday with the Cougars and the rest of the Inland Northwest sports scene

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Every day. Well, almost every day. That’s how often we put together this column. Most days are pretty easy. But Thursdays? Those are tough. So …


Grip on Sports: The best receiver in the land isn’t eligible for the biggest award

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s that time of year. When everyone is angry at everyone else because of their voting choices. No, not those choices. We’re talking about college …


Grip on Sports: An early Christmas as Gonzaga, WSU and EWU begin basketball season

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Today is my Christmas. College basketball begins again. And the presents keep on coming until April. Aren’t we lucky? Read on.


Grip on Sports: Beau Baldwin, Mike Kramer and the deep roots of Eastern Washington football

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Beau Baldwin is a heck of a football coach. The Eastern Washington head man has accomplished things that no other Eagle coach has ever done, …


Grip on Sports: 2016 will be remembered for a long time - in sports

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Kind of wild year, huh? Got thinking about 2016 and it’s off-the-wall quality somewhere around midnight or so last night. Being that this is on …


Grip on Sports: So what will we see tonight from the Seahawks?

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Monday night means Monday Night Football. Has for as long as most of us can remember. For the Seahawks and their fans, Monday Night Football …


Sounders lose game, but advance on aggregate

Dallas won the game 2-1. At times, it even rocked the visitors back on their heels, with momentary doubt creeping in. But the 3-0 lead the Sounders carried over from …


Grip on Sports: Each week the Apple Cup seems to grow in importance

A GRIP ON SPORTS • As Washington State and Washington play a weekly game of “can you top this,” the Apple Cup looms ever larger in our front window. Sort …


Grip on Sports: Will WSU be the big Pac-12 favorite that has a tough time today?

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There are four football games in the Pac-12 today. All of them, including the one in Pullman this afternoon, include a double-digit favorite. What happened …


Grip on Sports: Seahawks’ Richard Sherman has his views on the NFL today

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Professional sports on Nov. 4: Baseball is in bed for the year. Basketball isn’t really in full swing yet, though there was an interesting matchup …


Grip on Sports: The Cubs gave us something to see after 108 years of futility

A GRIP ON SPORTS • We have a rule around these here parts. We don’t write about the same subject two consecutive days. Hah. We also don’t see the Cubs …


Grip on Sports: Baseball season comes down to the final game and nothing is better

A GRIP ON SPORTS • With apologies to every other event in sports, there is nothing better than a Game Seven in the World Series. The most grueling test in …


Grip on Sports: Seahawks had no trouble talking about what went on in New Orleans yesterday and that’s a problem for the NFL

A GRIP ON SPORTS • You want to know what is one of Monday’s favorite pastimes in the Land of the Free? Expressing disdain for the weekend’s football officiating. Most …


Loderio leads Sounders’ 3-0 win over top-seeded FC Dallas

Nicolas Lodeiro scored twice and Nelson Valdez added a goal – all in an 8-minute span early in the second half – to help the Seattle Sounders roll past FC …


Grip on Sports: WSU rallies over Oregon State and keeps a possible epic Apple Cup on track

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The college football season is anything but a holiday. Yet you can mark the time via holidays. And, after Washington State’s wild comeback win in …


Grip on Sports: For the Cubs, a curse will be lifted tonight but it remains to be seen if they can actually win

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The World Series returns to Wrigley Field tonight for the first time in 71 years. How long has that been? So long neither of our …


Grip on Sports: From WSU to Seahawks and everywhere in between, we’re trying to link your world

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Have you ever moved from one place to another and decided this was a good time to re-invent your image? It’s a habit deeply ingrained …


Roldan helps Sounders beat RSL 2-1, clinch playoff spot

Cristian Roldan broke a tie in the 31st minute and the Seattle Sounders wrapped up an MLS playoff berth with a 2-1 victory over Real Salt Lake on Sunday in …


Sounders win 2-1, eliminate Whitecaps from playoff race

Brad Evans scored on a penalty kick in the 81st minute and the Seattle Sounders beat the Vancouver Whitecaps 2-1 on Sunday night in a game


Sounders lose to Timbers 4-2 in Portland

There is little room for subtlety when the Sounders and Timbers get together.


Dempsey leads Sounders to 3-1 win over Timbers

On a pleasant summer evening at CenturyLink Field, the Seattle Sounders and Portland Timbers were filling Sunday’s Cascadia Cup match with enough shot-on-target action to frequently rouse the 53,302 folks …


‘All hands on deck’ for Sounders in critical week of season

The Sounders play three matches in eight days starting Sunday against the Timbers at CenturyLink Field, two rivalry games with a midweek visit to Houston in-between.


Lodeiro scores first MLS goal; Sounders beat Real Salt Lake

Nicolas Lodeiro figures he’s just getting started. The Seattle Sounders hope he’s right.


Clint Dempsey has hat trick; Sounders beat Orlando City 3-1

Clint Dempsey had his second-career MLS hat trick and the Seattle Sounders beat Orlando City 3-1 on Sunday night to end a three-game winless streak.


Sounders fail to finish and lose on road to Dallas 2-0

FRISCO, Texas – The Toyota Stadium scoreboard shows that FC Dallas beat the Seattle Sounders 2-0 on Saturday. The statistics show a more even match.