FRIDAY, JULY 19, 2013
THURSDAY, JULY 18, 2013
Thu., July 18, 2013, 8:13 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS The British Open is underway. But I think there is a problem with my TV set in the hotel and no matter how much I adjust it, it isn't working. The grass doesn't look green. Read on.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 17, 2013
Wed., July 17, 2013, 7:17 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS Even before the first pitch, you had a feeling Mariano Rivera would have a role in the outcome of Tuesday's All-Star Game. After all, it was the final All-Star Game for the greatest relief pitcher of all time (for once, that...
MONDAY, JULY 15, 2013
SUNDAY, JULY 14, 2013
Sun., July 14, 2013, 7:18 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS Why is a no-hitter considered such a big deal in baseball? Just because a pitcher, and the defense behind him, was able to keep the other team without a hit doesn't mean he pitched all that well. Or even won the...
SATURDAY, JULY 13, 2013
FRIDAY, JULY 12, 2013
WEDNESDAY, JULY 10, 2013
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, 2013
Wed., June 26, 2013, 8:34 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS Today was supposed to be simple. I would wait until the NCAA released its sanctions on Oregon and then rail about how unfairly the Ducks were treated. Simple. But the NCAA didn't cooperate. Read on.
SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 2013
MONDAY, JUNE 17, 2013
Mon., June 17, 2013, 7:47 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS How hard is it, really? You drop hints about what you want for Father's Day – if by hints you mean saying, "I want that" – for the last month or so and, on the big day, no one comes through....
SUNDAY, JUNE 16, 2013
FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 2013
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12, 2013
Wed., June 12, 2013, 8:16 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS Sometimes, when my back hurts or my leg is sore, I will take a nighttime pain reliever before bed. It helps me feel better and contributes to a long night's sleep. But it also gives me some real weird dreams, hallucinations...
MONDAY, JUNE 10, 2013
Mon., June 10, 2013, 6:47 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS Sorry, but I have an important engagement this morning, so the post will be a short one. And, as befitting my status as a (semi) retired American, the engagement is on the golf course. Read on.
SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 2013
SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 2013
SATURDAY, MAY 25, 2013
Sat., May 25, 2013, 6:52 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS An unimportant play in a completely forgettable season. That's what traditionalists – or apologists – might say about another obviously blown call in the Mariners' loss to the Texas Rangers. But there is another view, even if baseball may have trouble...
SATURDAY, MAY 4, 2013
SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 2013
Sat., April 27, 2013, 7:12 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS Why would anyone be surprised by anything the Seahawks do during the NFL draft? Trade down to get more picks, take a guy who plays a position already well stocked, or pick a guy with some baggage, it's always something. Read...
SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 2013
Sat., April 20, 2013, 7:36 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS It was an announcement everyone expected but most Gonzaga fans hoped wouldn't happen. Kelly Olynyk is bypassing his senior year of eligibility and heading to the NBA. But guess what? The system worked. Read on.
MONDAY, OCT. 1, 2012
Mon., Oct. 1, 2012, 7:51 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS Watching a sporting event like the Ryder Cup takes an investment. An investment of time, lots of time. There are matches all day Friday, all day Saturday and then most of the day on Sunday. But the investment is worth it,...
SUNDAY, SEPT. 30, 2012
Sun., Sept. 30, 2012, 7:21 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS It's not often I see the other side of midnight anymore. It was a time I used to visit quite often in my younger days, either for work or pleasure. But not much anymore. Last night, thanks to a combination of...
SATURDAY, SEPT. 29, 2012
Sat., Sept. 29, 2012, 7:22 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS Is there anything better than spending an entire day vegging out in front of the television set, watching a golf tournament that has the ambiance of a football – both U.S. football and the world's definition of the game – game?...
SATURDAY, SEPT. 8, 2012
Sat., Sept. 8, 2012, 5:41 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS After months of watching a building materialize inch-by-inch on a web camera, today's the big day. Time for the big unveil. Washington State will host its first game in the rebuilt Martin Stadium this afternoon and the visitors from up U.S....
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