A GRIP ON SPORTS • Today is the final day for the long-running “A Grip on Sports” blog post. Before you run to the fridge to get that bottle of champagne you’ve been saving, however, you have to know this feature will go on. Just in another spot. Read on.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • So make a list all the things that went wrong for the Seahawks on Sunday, starting with Richard Sherman’s sideline meltdown. It will end up being a pretty long list. Then make a list of all the things that went right. If you want, you can stop after this: They won. Read on.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Any of you have a meteorological background? Maybe you can explain to me why it always seems to rain around here on the first weekend of college football season, or as it’s known to non-football fans, Labor Day weekend. Read on.
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.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • You may not be ready, but the college football season begins Friday. It may be a billion miles away – California and Hawaii face off in Sydney, Australia – but still, it begins Friday. Hide your valuables. Read on.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • You think the NFL is the only league that values parity? You should check out the Northwest League's North Division standings. The only surprising thing is that all four teams aren't tied. Read on.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Watching two great athletes at the top of their game compete one-on-one is about as good as it gets. But that's only part of why yesterday's British Open final round was so special. Read on.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It may just be late spring, but professional football is back in the news. It’s mini-camp week in Seattle. And the Northwest’s most successful sports franchise was back on the field again. Read on.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • We used to sit around the newsroom years ago and talk about the Spokane vortex, a made-up term to explain how so many world and national events had a connection to the medium-sized city on the river. It still exists. Read on.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Boxing isn’t a sport that dominates the nation’s consciousness anymore. Certainly not like it did 40 or 50 years ago when there was one man who was able to keep it in the spotlight all by himself. The brightest light in a dark time. But now Muhammad Ali is gone. Read on.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Given up yet? Trying to figure out the Mariners, I mean. The last five home games included three losses to the Twins, then so many home runs against the Padres it made Safeco Field look a bit like Fenway. Or your local youth baseball field. Read on.