Stories tagged: Sounders
Wed., Jan. 23, 2019, 7:54 a.m.
Grip on Sports: On the day Edgar Martinez is elected to the Hall of Fame, a couple of walls tumble down
A GRIP ON SPORTS • A couple of barriers fell yesterday, but only one really mattered to fans in this area. Edgar Martinez was elected to baseball’s Hall of Fame. …
Fri., Jan. 18, 2019, 8:45 a.m.
Grip on Sports: It’s not often there is as successful a night on the local basketball courts as Thursday
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It was a good night for the local college basketball teams, though the action on the floor was limited. Gonzaga and Washington State picked up …
Fri., Jan. 11, 2019, 9:05 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Gonzaga makes short work of Pacific, Eastern upsets Montana and the night is halfway successful for area college teams
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Thursday was a busy night in college hoops around these parts but, ultimately, it was a 50/50 proposition. Half of the area’s Division I teams …
Tue., Jan. 8, 2019, 8:56 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Usually, I’m not the type of guy who slows down to rubberneck at a gruesome scene. But for some reason last night I couldn’t turn …
Thu., Dec. 27, 2018, 8:38 a.m.
Grip on Sports: The day after Christmas contained little in the way of gifts for college football fans
A GRIP ON SPORTS • The college bowl season, Wednesday, Dec. 26 edition: One game declared “no contest,” thanks to the weather, and another that was no contest, thanks to …
Tue., Dec. 18, 2018, 8:30 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • This is your official one-week warning. Yep, Christmas is in a week. Get your shopping done. And while you are at it, pick up these …
Sun., Dec. 9, 2018, 8:31 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Every once in while people need to vent. Sort of like a volcano. Today’s that day for me. Read on.
Sat., Dec. 8, 2018, 7:04 a.m.
Grip on Sports: When there are so many college basketball games on, there is little time for the playoff games
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Every year we hit this spot in the major college football schedule. Call it a hiatus or a pause. The regular season is over, the …
Wed., Nov. 21, 2018, 8:44 a.m.
Grip on Sports: It’s hard to concentrate on making the perfect green bean casserole when so much is going on in the world of sports
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Honestly, this week is getting a bit overwhelming. And it’s not even the holiday yet. Read on.
Tue., Nov. 20, 2018, 8:32 a.m.
Grip on Sports: The M’s trade James Paxton and that might have been the third most-important story from a crowded Monday
A GRIP ON SPORTS • This may be a product of our now-is-best culture but I’ll ask this question anyway: Can anyone remember a better Monday in sports? Read on.
Thu., Nov. 15, 2018, 8:38 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s Thursday, which means, in sports-speak, the weekend begins. And it begins in Seattle, where the Seahawks and the Green Bay Packers get together for …
Sat., Nov. 10, 2018, 8:05 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Yes, we know college basketball season is underway. Eastern Washington played last night and Gonzaga hosts Texas Southern this evening. But Saturdays are still dominated …
Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 8:57 a.m.
Grip on Sports: When it comes to a new football facility’s location, the question shouldn’t have been asked in the first place
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Real estate is all about the three L-words. You know them. One is location. So are the other two. So why did folks vote to …
Thu., Nov. 8, 2018, 8:30 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Your cell phone rings. You look at the caller I.D. It is Mariners’ general manager Jerry Dipoto. If you happen to be one of the …
Mon., Nov. 5, 2018, 8:30 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It was not a good Sunday for football teams in Seattle. Not good at all. Read on.
Sun., Nov. 4, 2018, 8:19 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Where were we? Oh, ya, singing college football’s praises. It was another good Saturday for the local teams. Or should we use the term great …
Fri., Nov. 2, 2018, 8:42 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • College basketball season isn’t officially here. But it sure seemed like it was last night. There was a game on television and everything. Read on.
Thu., Nov. 1, 2018, 9 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • College football season may be in the stretch run, but that has to take a back seat this morning. There is way too much college …
Wed., Oct. 31, 2018, 8:05 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Happenings in Maryland makes one wonder who is really in charge of some of our nation’s college campuses
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It is Halloween. A scary night. But we are going to tell you a scary story that has nothing to do with Halloween. It has …
Tue., Oct. 30, 2018, 8:41 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • There isn’t a lot going on, is there? Dead time of the year and all that. Ya, right. Read on.
Mon., Oct. 29, 2018, 8:45 a.m.
Grip on Sports: The Seahawks are playing better, sure, but are they a contender for the ultimate prize?
A GRIP ON SPORTS • The Seahawks, coming off a bye, played well yesterday in Detroit. They won handily over another average NFL team, the Lions. Enjoy it. Read on.
Thu., Oct. 25, 2018, 8:57 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Want another piece of evidence times have changed (as they always do)? One of my friends used to have a toy, a blow-up, hard-rubber clown …
Tue., Oct. 23, 2018, 8:17 a.m.
Grip on Sports: As the college basketball season prepares to tip off, Gonzaga once again is one of the sport’s bluebloods
A GRIP ON SPORTS • College basketball polls really don’t matter, do they? It’s a sport that determines its champion through competition, not a vote. So why does it seem …
Mon., Oct. 22, 2018, 8:45 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s a Monday morning after an eventful weekend. One that included a surprisingly calm Sunday following hard on the heels of a maniac Saturday. Read …
Sun., Oct. 21, 2018, 8:51 a.m.
Grip on Sports: The Inland Northwest must have picked up some fans yesterday as WSU put the area’s best foot forward
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It was a long day yesterday. But it was a fun one, unless your day consisted of raking leaves and cleaning out gutters. For those …
Thu., Oct. 18, 2018, 9:02 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • We wrote about baseball yesterday. We can’t do it today as well. Instead we will write about a bus rolling into Pullman. Read on.
Wed., Oct. 17, 2018, 8:06 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Baseball suckered me in last night. Like a zombie emerging from a grave, the Dodger/Brewer game grabbed me by the ankle and held on for …
Sat., Oct. 13, 2018, 6:55 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you’ve been paying attention the past week, you would know the Grippi family has been on vacation on the East Coast. It’s the first …
Wed., Oct. 10, 2018, 6:42 a.m.
Grip on Sports: The college basketball season can’t start fast enough for some but is too early for others
A GRIP ON SPORTS • College basketball games are right around the corner. Seems awful early, doesn’t it? Not anymore it doesn’t. Read on.
Tue., Oct. 9, 2018, 7:02 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • There was some baseball to watch last night, including three teams with as much pedigree in the major leagues. But the biggest star? Replay. Read …