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Jason Day, who finished at 20 under, kisses Wanamaker Trophy after winning PGA Championship for long-awaited victory in major. (Associated Press)

It's still only July but golf's majors are about to be over

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Of all the major golf tournaments, the PGA is the one with the least cachet. The Masters has its course, Augusta National. The U.S. Open has its reputation, the toughest test in golf. The British Open, or “The Open,” has its history, inexorably tied with the history of the game. But the PGA? Read on.

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In this May 25, 1965, file photo, heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali is held back by referee Joe Walcott, left, after Ali knocked out challenger Sonny Liston in the first round of their title fight in Lewiston, Maine. Ali, the magnificent heavyweight champion whose fast fists and irrepressible personality transcended sports and captivated the world, has died according to a statement released by his family Friday, June 3, 2016. He was 74.

Muhammad Ali was so much more than just a boxer 

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.

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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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