Indians’ outfielder Chad Smith remembers pitching for South Gwinnett High School against its rival, Archer High School. Smith was usually able to get most outs with relative ease, but one player was always a thorn in his side.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 31, 2016
A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you are reading this, it’s easy to assume you are a sports fan. Either that, or need something to put you to sleep after working the night shift. If you are the former, this time of year you are starting to get excited about football, right? Well, tomorrow there will be something to get extra-excited about. Read on.
TUESDAY, AUG. 30, 2016
There are some similarities between the WSU and EWU offenses.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you have ever watched “Hard Knocks,” you know the pressure cut days have on professional football players. Twice during preseason camp the players on the bubble have to wait and see if their bosses have decided they aren’t good enough. Read on.
MONDAY, AUG. 29, 2016
Indians notebook: Clinging to a 10-game losing streak, Spokane plays Fungo Golf to boost team morale
What does a team riding a 10-game losing streak do to boost team morale?
A GRIP ON SPORTS • The thud you heard yesterday afternoon may just have been Mariner fans coming back to earth. After a season of exceeding expectations – and outplaying their roster – the M’s lost three of four in Chicago and saw their wild-card hopes seemingly disappear. Read on.
SUNDAY, AUG. 28, 2016
The WSU coach talks to the media after Saturday's practice.
SATURDAY, AUG. 27, 2016
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Walked through one of the big box stores the other day. The back-to-school supplies had been picked over like last Thanksgiving’s turkey. We have to admit it is time to turn the page on summer. So where did it go? Read on.
FRIDAY, AUG. 26, 2016
Playing on the road in the Northwest League is never easy.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Opposites attract, right? Yin and yang. Kim and Kanye. And, in the case of Seattle’s two major professional sports teams last night, sharp and dull. Read on.
THURSDAY, AUG. 25, 2016
At 6-foot-5, 201-pounds wide receiver C.J. Dimry presents a matchup issue for almost any defensive back. So what chance do the true freshmen have?
."The initial fact-finding thing sounds like he got jumped by three people, but we'll wait until it unfolds," says WSU coach Mike Leach.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • The good and bad of college football – and Olympic soccer – were in the news yesterday. It seems as if we should touch on all of that. Read on.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 24, 2016
TUESDAY, AUG. 23, 2016
With just a few practices left before the season-opener, the Cougars are ready for a new opponent.
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