Good morning from Las Vegas. Third day here, still haven't seen a cloud. Pulling double duty as always at the WCC tournaments. Gonzaga's women put together a big second half, thanks to a nice lift from its bench, to eliminate No. 8 LMU 70-50. Game...
A GRIP ON SPORTS • This time of year it's easy to look out the back window and see plants beginning to bloom. It's an annual symbol of rebirth, of hope. Personally, it doesn't compare in the hope category to watching Nelson Cruz launch a hanging breaking-ball about 400 feet down the left-field line. Read on.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • There are quite a few subjects we could explore this morning, everything from NFL free agency to the M's to fixing college basketball – as if it needs it. But instead we make our once-a-year plea to have you support the State high school basketball tournaments. Read on.
Three things. One, it's way too early in the morning. Two, I filed my weekly Gonzaga notebook for today's S-R, focusing on a fewe areas where the Zags' game has slipped in recent weeks. Now, it's grading on a curve as the Zags are 29-2...
The Spokane Chiefs are on a roll, having won four straight games by a combined score of 22-2. Their next three games are on the road, including Saturday at Canadian Hockey League No. 2 Kelowna. Read story
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Did you agree with all the Academy Awards, or did you like "American Sniper" more than "Birdman?" How about all the Grammys and Emmys? If you answered no (and even if you answered yes), then you may be happy with our column topic today: college basketball awards. Read on.
Despite a five-week stretch, mostly in January, in which they lost 11 of 14 games, the Spokane Chiefs have reached the 62-game mark of their Western Hockey League schedule with as many wins (31) as regulation, overtime and shootout losses (31). Read story