A GRIP ON SPORTS • The Olympics are not that far away. Yet, we're not even sure which athletes will be there, whether the facilities will be done or, now, even if one of the major players on the international scene, Russia, will be allowed to compete. Read on.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Some nights this time of year there is little in the way of sports to watch, other than the M’s of course. But last night the M’s were already done and the evening still contained one event too many. Read on.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • The U.S. Open is outside Pittsburgh this year, with the Fox sports guys immediately bringing up the supposedly poor memories from last year’s event at Chambers Bay. But they didn’t have much time to show golf. Nope. The horn sounded and the first round was delayed. Wow, they didn’t happen last year. 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 • Fans of the Brooklyn Dodgers used to have a saying. “Wait ‘til next year,” they would chant year after year until it finally came true. Maybe it’s time for the Mariner fans to adopt that attitude. Read on.
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.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • College baseball has its challenges in this area. Weather is No. 1 on the list, of course, but lack of recognition is another. Which is why what happened for Gonzaga yesterday was such a big deal. Read on.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • There are not a lot of mandates for this space. Only one, really. It needs to be filled with interesting items. We’ll try not to fail you on that point today, though it won’t be easy. Read on.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you watched “Game of Thrones” last night, you probably woke up this morning wondering how many of the key characters have to die. But, honestly, how often do they stay dead? It’s sort of like “The Princess Bride.” Or the Mariners. Read on.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • You like it hot? You like triple digits? You crazy? Then yesterday was for you. Of course, the best sporting event of the day was played on ice, but still, yesterday was for you. Read on.
You never know. Just like the games themselves, the sporting world rarely follows a script. I didn't plan on sending out texts, making phone calls and scouring NBA mock drafts on Monday but that's what happened when it became known that Kyle Wiltjer is considering...
A GRIP ON SPORTS Even Superman had his Kryptonite, right? I guess we found LeBron James' last night, didn't we? And, ironically for the team he plays for, it was the heat. Or maybe it was the humidity. Read on.
A GRIP ON SPORTS A blind man could see the glow grower brighter around here. After so many years in the void of lost dreams, the M's faithful are ready to embrace this team, to begin enjoying baseball again. Am I wrong to be reticent...
A GRIP ON SPORTS It's a number that's hard to comprehend. Two billion dollars. It sounds almost like a laugh-line in a new Austin Powers movie. Two billlllion dollars. But it isn't a joke. Not really. It's the amount of money former Microsoft CEO Steve...