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Maybe luck had nothing to do with it 

A GRIP ON SPORTS Was yesterday unlucky? Well, if you are a Mariners' fan, sure. An error by Robinson Cano led to the only run in a 1-0 loss. But a Texas fan might consider that lucky. Then there are the Ranger fans (hockey variety)...

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SUNDAY, JUNE 8, 2014


So who was better, Ruth or Gehrig?

A GRIP ON SPORTS Ever sit around with friends and play conversational games? You know what I mean, asking each other questions like "What was the best TV comedy of all-time?" or "Who was better, Willie Mays or Hank Aaron?" and then arguing about your...

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MONDAY, JUNE 2, 2014

Now that's a nice surprise 

A GRIP ON SPORTS Ever find money you didn't know you had? I did yesterday, on a gift card that had been sitting on my desk for, I don't know, more than half a decade. It was a lot of money. And made my weekend...

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Another failure on Father's Day 

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....

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Cowen scores first; Chiefs make move

Former Spokane Chiefs captain Jared Cowen scored his first National Hockey League goal Tuesday night, a bittersweet moment because Ottawa's winning streak came to an end. The Chiefs have reassigned 17-year old rookie Cody Nelson, who only played in three games. Another story about Chiefs'...

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