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THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2012

Cave gets second chance

Ryan Cave is back with the Shock after a two-week suspension, thanks to a vote by his teammates. More on Cave's return and the Shock remember former teammate Johnie Kirton in our weekly notebook.

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Three touchdowns enough for M's 

A GRIP ON SPORTS When Tony Romo took the mound to throw out the ceremonial first pitch yesterday before Texas' game with the Seattle Mariners, little did he know the Rangers would have to go for two late in the game. They converted it, but…

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Some surprises for a Wednesday 

A GRIP ON SPORTS Isn't it nice to wake up on a typical Wednesday and be surprised a little? You know what I mean. Maybe you make every light on the way to work. Or you drive through McDonald's and see the Rolo McFlurry is…

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TUESDAY, MAY 29, 2012

A late start to the week

A GRIP ON SPORTS Good morning and welcome to your work week. Yes, I know it is a Tuesday. But thanks to the holiday Monday, you probably didn't have to drag yourself into the office until today. So it's a short week. And a light…

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MONDAY, MAY 28, 2012

Thank you 

A GRIP ON SPORTS There is one thing I like to do each Memorial Day. I reread the Gettysburg Address. It's my way of saying thanks to those the day was designed to honor. Fittingly, Abraham Lincoln wrote the speech and delivered it in 1863…

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SUNDAY, MAY 27, 2012

Another gem-filled Sunday 

A GRIP ON SPORTS We've reminisced here before about Sunday papers, how they were always little magazines crammed full of stories to read. But there is one other aspect of that we may have forgotten to touch upon, though we will this morning. They were…

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SATURDAY, MAY 26, 2012

Summer's opening weekend 

A GRIP ON SPORTS Summer unofficially begins this weekend. Schools not out around here, sure. And it's still cold in the morning at times. But according to lore, Memorial Day Weekend is the kickoff to summer. Fine by me. It's time to get into that…

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FRIDAY, MAY 25, 2012

Happy holiday weekend

A GRIP ON SPORTS It is Friday of a holiday weekend. Seven really exciting words, no? With Memorial Day coming up Monday, there is a chance to get out and enjoy all that the Northwest has to offer (if you live outside the area, I'm…

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THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2012

Keefe lands with Utah

I'm guessing ticket sales are about to go up for the Spokane-Utah game on June 16. Here's why: Former Spokane head coach Rob Keefe is the new defensive coordinator for the Utah Blaze, one of the Shock’s West Division rivals. Keefe, 31, was fired as…

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It's not a dry day 

A GRIP ON SPORTS Remember that old ditty you used to sing as a kid about the rain? Something about it staying away and coming again another day? Well, if we could remember all the words we would be singing it today, as we have…

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TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2012

A wide range for the morning 

A GRIP ON SPORTS It's an eclectic mix we present for you this morning, with links ranging from New Jersey, where former Gonzaga star Adam Morrison had a tryout with the Nets, to Tampa, where the Bucs said goodbye to Kellen Winslow and sent him…

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MONDAY, MAY 21, 2012

Solving a Palouse mystery 

A GRIP ON SPORTS Mondays are never easy. It's a day of searching, especially this time of year. Trying to find enough to link is pretty dang hard. But thanks to a guy we've known – and learned from – for years, we have a…

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SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2012

History in the making 

A GRIP ON SPORTS It's been a long time since a Spokane college baseball team has been to these heights. Fifty-two years. That's the last time a team from the Lilac City has headed off to a college world series. But it will happen next…

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SATURDAY, MAY 19, 2012

A nutty day in baseball 

A GRIP ON SPORTS As I said on the radio yesterday, my father used to invoke the blind-squirrel-acorn theory often when I was young (usually right after I did something he approved of). That philosophy came to mind last night with Kevin Millwood's complete-game shutout…

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FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2012

Cleveland maybe, but not Philadelphia 

A GRIP ON SPORTS For quite possibly the first time in my life, today I would rather live in Cleveland. At least there the major league baseball team battles through adversity and has an ownership that will spend a bit of money to help its…

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THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2012

Jeff Hironaka moves to new role

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- WSU officially confirmed today that former assistant basketball coach Jeff Hironaka has accepted a new role as the team's director of player development/special assistant to the head coach, a move made in order to allow coach Ken Bone to hire a…

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Links on a Thursday 

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- This is why we toil through the winter months out here -- it's mid-May, and I'm writing this in the middle of the night with the screen door open and a nice breeze blowing through the apartment. Ahh, summer weather in…

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