TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 2015
MONDAY, JUNE 29, 2015
A GRIP ON SPORTS • We make no secret about it. No journalistic balance here. We are an unabashed Hoopfest supporter. Have been for more than a quarter century. And continue to be even when it is so hot you think your feet are going to melt. Read on.
SUNDAY, JUNE 28, 2015
Gunhild Swanson, 70, of Spokane, set a record for the 70-79, age group of the Western States Endurance Run -- 100 miles out of Auburn, Calif. -- finishing this morning in under 30 hours. 10 years ago, she claimed the 60-69 age group record. Swanson…
SATURDAY, JUNE 27, 2015
FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 2015
San Jose worked over Spokane again. The SaberCats rolled to a 62-27 win Friday at the Arena, sending Shock quarterback Carson Coffman to the sidelines in the third quarter with a shoulder injury. San Jose has thumped Spokane 83-28, 55-26 and now 62-27, all in…
THURSDAY, JUNE 25, 2015
A GRIP ON SPORTS • The air conditioning is about ready to kick in, but it probably won’t cool us off. Nope. We’ve got some bones to pick. Read on.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24, 2015
A GRIP ON SPORTS • In a week or two, Hisashi Iwakuma will come off the disabled list. The M’s will have to find the righthanded pitcher a spot on the roster and in the rotation. Who they decide to part with when that happens will tell us a lot about the future of this team. Read on.
TUESDAY, JUNE 23, 2015
MONDAY, JUNE 22, 2015
SUNDAY, JUNE 21, 2015
SATURDAY, JUNE 20, 2015
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Another perfect Northwest day on hand. Sunny, highs in the 70s. Just perfect. So what to do? Should we stay inside and watch golfers complain about Chambers Bay? Or should we head outside, enjoying the natural beauty of our hometown? Decisions, decisions. Read on.
FRIDAY, JUNE 19, 2015
A GRIP ON SPORTS • That was hard to watch. No, we’re not talking about the Mariners’ most recent shutout loss, one seemingly assured after the lineup was decimated just before the game. Nope, I’m talking about Tiger Woods’ U.S. Open opening round yesterday. Who knew we could feel bad for the guy? Read on.
THURSDAY, JUNE 18, 2015
A GRIP ON SPORTS • This is one of my favorite weekends of the year. Not because of anything around here, of course. It’s kind of dead until Sunday, when the area’s fathers are honored. (That doesn’t happen elsewhere, does it?) But it’s one of my favorites because of what’s on TV. And that scares me a bit this week. Read on.
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