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Monday, September 16, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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A Grip on Sports: The Steelers and the Seahawks don’t meet often, but when they do, it’s something of a grudge match

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Where were we? Oh yes, NFL Sunday. The Seahawks are playing on the road. Against the Steelers. Better be ready for some big hits.


A Grip on Sports: We have questions ranging from high school football to the NCAA’s actions

A GRIP ON SPORTS • We have to admit it. We have a few questions today. And not every answer.


A Grip on Sports: At least the Seahawks are doing their best to take a step forward into the playoff picture

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Sure, there is one more college football game on television this holiday weekend. Notre Dame, the bluest of blue bloods, travels to Louisville. But the …


A Grip on Sports: An opening game for a college football season can hold surprises, both good and bad

A GRIP ON SPORTS • By this time next week, at least one pair of school pants you bought at Target will have a hole in them. At least one …


A Grip on Sports: The lost art of keeping score can help ensure a case of mistaken identity doesn’t end in tears

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There are some days I feel a bit like Indiana Jones. Digging through boxes of items in my office, occasionally I’ll run across one of …


A Grip on Sports: With high schools joining the fray, football is officially in full swing and our weekends are toast

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s official. High school football in Washington began yesterday, which means everyone, at all levels, is off and doing up-downs. Our free time? It is …


A Grip on Sports: The changing of the seasons is marked by many things, including whether the newest Chiefs will sink or swim

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Stop whatever it is you are doing. Take a moment – and a deep breath. Isn’t it grand? That’s August in the Northwest right there. …


A Grip on Sports: Mike Leake nearly turned in a perfect performance in the midst of the Mariners’ less-than-perfect season

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Perfection is hard to come by. Almost impossible, as Mike Leake found out to open the ninth inning Friday night.


A Grip on Sports: Baseball’s pennant races aren’t really races right now, but that could change come September

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Baseball’s All-Star break gives every team, every player and every fan an opportunity to hit pause and reflect on what’s already happened in the season …


A Grip on Sports: Bouton changed the way a lot of people looked at baseball – and made them laugh at the same time

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Jim Bouton didn’t put much of a mark on baseball as a pitcher, winning 62 games in 10 big league seasons. But he changed the …


A Grip on Sports: Baseball puts strikeouts on display in an All-Star Game that was broadcast everywhere

A GRIP ON SPORTS • While traveling last night, I was able to watch bits and pieces of baseball’s All-Star Game on my telephone. At 39,000 feet in the air. …


A Grip on Sports: Taking the path less traveled might make great poetry but isn’t the best way to spend a Fourth of July

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If there were a competition for getting somewhat lost in the Spokane-area woods, akin to the “competition” of eating, say, hot dogs, I would probably …


A Grip on Sports: If Spokane had to pick just one, which sport would it be?

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s a simple question, but the answer is pretty complex. What sport is the most popular in Spokane?


A Grip on Sports: No matter how many times the world turns, Hoopfest is one of Spokane’s best weekends

A GRIP ON SPORTS • You noticed the days are getting shorter, didn’t you? Before you know it, walking the dog after work will once again occur in the dark. …


A Grip on Sports: The U.S. women rate our attention as they try for another World Cup championship

A GRIP ON SPORTS • We spent part of our Monday morning watching the U.S. women fight its way to a 2-1 victory over Spain in the knockout round of …


A Grip on Sports: From the first year, Hoopfest was a well-oiled memory-building machine

A GRIP ON SPORTS • A Sunday morning in late June seems a perfect time to talk basketball. After all, the 30th Hoopfest will be taking over downtown next weekend.


A Grip on Sports: The return of the Indians each summer is something worth celebrating

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Where were we? Oh yes, looking to the future. And pining a bit about the past, but in a good way.


Grip on Sports: The M’s poor season makes it easier to change the channel – or stay out late

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Are you still watching the Mariners? Or has the professed step-back philosophy given you an excuse to spend your summer evenings doing something else?


Grip on Sports: Golf is not only a life-long sport, it helps build life-long friends

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Golf can be a competitive endeavor. Ask Tiger or Jack. But it also can be a lifelong sociable game, with the competition aspect submerged below …


Grip on Sports: Athletic excellence can take many forms and appear in many places

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Where were we before we took Sunday morning off? Oh ya, thinking about excellence.


Grip on Sports: Over the years, legends have been created in Spokane, even if those who made them leave

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The Spokesman-Review is holding another one of those Gonzaga events at the end of the month that will be … wait for it … legendary. …


Grip on Sports: The Mariners’ mistakes are so odd these days all anyone can do is laugh – or cry

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Just when you thought the Mariners had bottomed out, they show that, this year at least, the bottom may never be reached. And that they …


Grip on Sports: The school sports seasons end and the summer golf season begins – all in one weekend

A GRIP ON SPORTS • One special section would be enough. But a special section dedicated to golf in the area and the last Sunday of prep sports coverage for …


Grip on Sports: It’s hard to say goodbye when one of the good ones pass

A GRIP ON SPORTS • A long life comes with one certainty: There will be memories to share. And, if you are lucky, some perspective. There is both today concerning …


Grip on Sports: Deciding whether to attend an M’s game at T-Mobile Park takes a lot of discussion … and budgeting

A GRIP ON SPORTS • I may attend a Mariner game this weekend. Maybe. I’ve been going over the pros and cons in my head for a while. What do …


Grip on Sports: It gets a little convoluted, but the Seahawks seems to be bouncing back nicely after the Frank Clark trade

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Let’s see if we have this right. The Seahawks traded Frank Clark to the Kansas City Chiefs for a couple draft picks, including a No. …


Grip on Sports: No matter what you want to watch this weekend, there is an easy way to find out when it is on television

A GRIP ON SPORTS • What’s on your agenda for the upcoming weekend? Is there anything you have to watch on television, other than “Game of Thrones” Sunday night? The …


Grip on Sports: There is one more flower in May’s sporting event bouquet this year

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Believe it or not, the Kentucky Derby is this weekend. It begins a month in which the sports of summer really begin to flower. And …


Grip on Sports: The first night of the NFL Draft featured little in the way of surprises for Dillard, Seahawks

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There were two things to wait for during the first round of the NFL Draft last night: When Washington State’s Andre Dillard would be chosen …


Grip on Sports: Tonight’s NFL Draft marks the beginning of the future for Dillard and others from the area

A GRIP ON SPORTS • You would think it is football season with what starts tonight in Nashville. Yep, it’s the NFL Draft. The biggest off-season event in professional sports. …