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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 28, 2015


Seattle’s Marshawn Lynch leaves media day after five minutes. (Associated Press)

The NFL knows how to sell its product 

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Yesterday is officially the worst day in American sports. Everything that is wrong with our sporting culture is on display. It is also the worst-named day in American sports. Instead of "Media Day" it should be called "Marketing Day." Read on.

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TUESDAY, JAN. 27, 2015


Zags making strides defensively

Back from media day and I took a deeper look at Gonzaga’s defense. It’s been outstanding the last three games, bouncing back from a rough second half against Pepperdine. Read on for more on the defense, a progress report on redshirts Bryan Alberts and Ryan…

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MONDAY, JAN. 26, 2015




It’s a touch-down for Seahawks Richard Sherman, left, and Marshawn Lynch. (Associated Press)

Hawks' sendoff was impressive 

A GRIP ON SPORTS • That noise you hear in the background is the Super Bowl hype machine warming up. It began to turn over yesterday in Phoenix as the Seahawks arrived in town. Today the Patriots touch down and the machine will be going full blast. Read on.

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SUNDAY, JAN. 25, 2015



Gonzaga’s Silas Melson shoots over Pacific’s Eric Thompson for one of his four 3-pointers. (James Snook)

Day after Pacific

Gonzaga reached the halfway point of the WCC season following a 91-60 rout of Pacific last night. The Zags are 9-0, one game in front of Saint Mary’s. Here’s my game story and S-R photos. More from last night’s game in my day-after post below

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SATURDAY, JAN. 24, 2015






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