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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. …


Grip on Sports: If cloning were possible, Tuesday would have been a good night for sports fans to utilize it

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Some nights there are just too many games to watch. Last night was one of them. Read on.


Grip on Sports: Gonzaga players are wise to realize if the door is open, and it won’t be locked in the future, why not walk through it?

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Think about it this way. If someone at, say, Microsoft or Amazon offered to give a free evaluation of your employable assets while you were …


Grip on Sports: You know spring football’s hits are over when the weather begins to turn really nice

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Spring is really starting to kick into high gear around here, just in time for college football to put itself into park. Still, things happened …


Grip on Sports: Washington State’s spring game returns to Pullman and Martin Stadium today

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The Washington State Cougars will hold their final scrimmage of the spring today. For the first time in almost a decade, it will be in …


Grip on Sports: With the M’s this season, games will never be over until they’re over

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Did the Mariners win last night? By the strictest definition, by the one that matters today, yes. But in a lot of ways, no. Read …


Grip on Sports: Brandon Clarke’s shining moments for Gonzaga will live in Bulldog lore

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There have been many bright, shining stars in the Gonzaga basketball constellation the past two decades. But has there ever been one that has shined …


Grip on Sports: No matter what happens in the future, Tiger Woods’ Sunday at Augusta will live on in his fans’ memories

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Where were we? Oh yes, watching Tiger Woods compete at the Masters. And wondering if there will ever be a more iconic color to pair …


Grip on Sports: Winning the Erving Award was just another of Hachimura’s amazing feats for Gonzaga

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Awards are always quite interesting, from who wins them to what they represent. But there was an interesting twist to Rui Hachimura’s winning the Julius …


Grip on Sports: Forget the robins, it’s another type of birdie that really lets us know spring is here

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The Norway maples in the backyard are blooming. You know what that means, right? In six months there will be leaves everywhere. If your glass …


Grip on Sports: Nothing seems to stop spring football practice in Pullman

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Whoever designed the Washington State University campus knew the importance of high ground. Even biblical-like floods didn’t stop Mike Leach and his group from holding …


Grip on Sports: It won’t be as tasty as usual, so fans may not eat up tonight’s NCAA title game

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Hot dogs, hamburgers or a vegetable platter? When you sit down to watch the NCAA Tournament title game tonight, what will you be eating for …


Grip on Sports: Beauty is in the eye of the viewer when it comes to NCAA hoops

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Football players specialize on one side of the ball. Baseball? There is even a position where you never play defense and another where you never …


Grip on Sports: Klay Thompson’s WSU number will be retired and hang in a place where he came of age

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you were up late last night, you might have seen the news. In a nod to modern times, Washington State athletic director Pat Chun …


Grip on Sports: College basketball’s last hurrah will dominate the extended weekend

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The weekend doesn’t really begin today, but in a basketball sense it does. The women tipoff their Final Four tonight, the men tomorrow and by …


Grip on Sports: Gonzaga experiences the one constant in sports – the pain of losing

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Two years ago, Gonzaga’s season ended a couple points short of every college basketball team’s ultimate goal, the NCAA title. Last night, this season ended …


Grip on Sports: Immovable, irresistible, whatever label you want to use, today’s Gonzaga matchup with Texas Tech pits the best in what they do

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If this is the final day of Gonzaga basketball in the 2018-19 season, at least it will end in a fitting manner. No. 1 vs. …


Grip on Sports: Between baseball and college basketball, you better stretch well before you settle in to enjoy today’s competitions

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The calm is over. Now comes the storm. The Sweet 16 storm. The baseball storm. It’s almost as if time is beginning again today. Read …


Grip on Sports: Washington State seems to have filled this week’s quiet time by filling its basketball vacancy

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Studying physics was never my strong suit, but I am sure of one of (C.M.) Newton’s Laws. Like dogs and nature, sports abhors a vacuum. …