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THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 2016

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8, 2016

FILE – Bellevue's former Head Coach Butch Goncharoff encourages his team to focus during a time out at the class 3A state football title game between Bellevue High School and Eastside Catholic High School at the Tacoma Dome, Friday, December 4, 2015. Goncharoff was fired from his coaching position in 2016 after a report that detailed rule violations in the school’s football program. (Sy Bean / The Seattle Times)

How should we handle scofflaws at younger levels? 

A GRIP ON SPORTS • We are all a bit jaundiced to news about college football programs going on NCAA probation, aren’t we? After all, it happens to a high-profile school about once a year. But when the same problems – recruiting violations, rule-breaking and the like – filter down to the high school level, that still catches our eye. Read on.

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 2016

TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2016

MONDAY, MAY 23, 2016

SUNDAY, MAY 22, 2016

Rogers High School’s Roberto Lopez runs through the rain Saturday during the regional track and field championships at Fran Rish Stadium in Richland. (Sarah Gordon / Tri-City Herald)

Sunday seems to be a good day to reflect on the week that was

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Why does this have to happen? It’s the weekend, the time when most people are off work. The two out of seven days when the job doesn’t dominate life. And it’s raining. Hard. Oh well, it makes a good excuse to sit and watch the M’s. Or golf. Or read this blog, which is debuting a new feature today. Read on.

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SATURDAY, MAY 21, 2016

TUESDAY, MAY 17, 2016

MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2016

SUNDAY, MARCH 13, 2016

SUNDAY, MARCH 6, 2016

FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 2016

THURSDAY, FEB. 18, 2016

TUESDAY, JULY 14, 2015

This one was a blast 

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Baseball put a clock on the Home Run Derby last night and, coupled with a few other changes, it really helped. The event was back. Read on.

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SUNDAY, MAY 31, 2015

WEDNESDAY, MAY 20, 2015

Patriots owner Robert Kraft defends coach, QB, team in “deflategate” probe, demands apology. (Associated Press)

Kraft, Pats surrender

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is sort of a “Game of Thrones” battle going on in the NFL these days, though Robert Kraft yesterday acted more like Tyrion Lannister than Jamie. Read on.

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TUESDAY, MAY 19, 2015

MONDAY, MAY 18, 2015

THURSDAY, FEB. 20, 2014

THURSDAY, NOV. 7, 2013

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 2013

Did you know UCLA is in town? 

A GRIP ON SPORTS The UCLA Bruins are in the Inland Northwest tonight to face Washington State. Did they fly in on a B-2? Their arrival was so quiet it hardly even registered on our radar. Read on.

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TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 2013

Just your typical day

A GRIP ON SPORTS Anything happen around here yesterday? I was a bit busy and didn't have time to check. What, you're kidding? Gonzaga is No. 1 in the nation? In what, ROTC rankings? Basketball? Men's basketball? You have to be kidding. Read on.

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FRIDAY, FEB. 22, 2013

WEDNESDAY, MAY 23, 2012

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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