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A Grip on Sports: Sunday’s tragedy reiterates how life has a way of taking unexpected turns

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Where were we? Not expecting to miss out on the most tragic sports story in years, that’s for sure. But that’s what happened.


A Grip on Sports: Without the NFL on this Sunday, what can we do? There is a seemingly endless list of possibilities and none of them have anything to do with the Pro Bowl

A GRIP ON SPORTS • This is the first Sunday without pro football since September. Which opens a world of possibilities.


A Grip on Sports: It’s Saturday and you know what that means. This time of year it means college basketball from sunup to beyond sundown

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s Saturday. The weekend. Sports on TV. Sports in person. A good day. The best day of the week? Maybe.


A Grip on Sports: Sorry M’s fans, there is a another year of building for the future ahead

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s Jan. 24, so what is on the agenda for today? Baseball, of course. Specifically, the Seattle Mariners, the region’s major league team. And its …


A Grip on Sports: The weather around here may be yucky, but there is relief available on your television set

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Is it spring yet? No? Well then, why is there golf and tennis all over my television set?


A Grip on Sports: Derek Jeter is headed to the Hall of Fame, as he deserves, though not as a unanimous choice

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Baseball’s Hall of Fame is the oldest of the sports’ halls. Maybe the best, too, but that is probably in the eye of the visitor. …


A Grip on Sports: The Zags messed up their poll ranking by – and we’re not joking – winning two games at home by big margins over good-to-decent teams

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Let’s see how this worked. Team A won two games at home against teams ranked quite a bit higher in the metric the NCAA uses …


A Grip on Sports: The Cougars’ new football coach, Nick Rolovich, already seems to understand the cultural essence of the school’s fans

A GRIP ON SPORTS • You can have all the press conferences you want. All the orchestrated events or appearances at basketball games and on television shows too. But nothing …


A Grip on Sports: The Beasley Coliseum rafters shook yesterday and they also changed forever

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you are reading this, it means you are no spring chicken, as my dad used to say. (Having not grown up on a farm, …


A Grip on Sports: Even a snowstorm won’t keep folks away from today’s huge sporting events in Pullman, Spokane

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Please, Mr. Plow, do a great job on U.S. 195 today. There’s a big event in Pullman this afternoon that we don’t want to miss, …


A Grip on Sports: The podium presentation was impressive, but Nick Rolovich’s introduction at Washington State was just part of an overpowering day in local sports

A GRIP ON SPORTS • You don’t often have a Friday morning so filled with reports of news, upsets, routs and the like. It’s a cornucopia of sports on a …


A Grip on Sports: From Steve Gleason’s honor to a new football coach and beyond, it’s a busy week for those with WSU connections

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s a good week to be a graduate of Washington State University. Or an incoming freshman. At least that’s how it seems from this vantage …


A Grip on Sports: As we herald an arrival in the Palouse, we also mourn a passing

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is news. Heck, there is always news. That’s why it’s called, well, news in the first place. Some of it is worth celebrating, some …


What’s Hoppin’ This Week: Nectar celebrates imported beers; Hi Neighbor hosts Zags viewing party

Nectar Beer and Wine (1331 W. Summit Parkway) in Kendall Yards is celebrating imported beers for this edition of its bi-monthly featured beer flight night from 6-8 p.m. Enjoy brews …


A Grip on Sports: Cougars, Chun don’t waste any time in finding their next football coach

A GRIP ON SPORTS • That didn’t take long. Now we all have to learn how to pronounce Nick Rolovich’s name. And scrap “Air Raid” for “Run and Shoot.”


A Grip on Sports: Seahawks make it interesting but the addition of hope just made the eventual loss even worse

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The Seattle Seahawks’ season ended in a typically disappointing way, but at least they put enough pressure on the Packers, and those adjudicating the game, …


A Grip on Sports: It doesn’t look good for the Seahawks in their matchup against Green Bay

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There has already been one huge upset in this NFL playoff weekend. Can the Seattle Seahawks post another?


A Grip on Sports: While we wait for WSU to find a new football coach, there is always basketball and the Seahawks to entertain us

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Mike Leach is gone. He’s not coming back. WSU athletic director Pat Chun is out looking for his replacement. It may take a while. Or …


A Grip on Sports: Mike Leach has moved on; now WSU, athletic director Pat Chun have to find new leader for football program

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The Mike Leach Era has ended at Washington State. The Who-Knows-What-The-Future-Will-Hold Era is up next. And that’s always a little scary. Sort of like wondering …


A Grip on Sports: Yes, college hoops dominates tonight but there is also a bit of baseball news

A GRIP ON SPORTS • College basketball is back in the area tonight, though there is a bit too much for one person to see it all. Such is the …


A Grip on Sports: Make no mistake about it, the NFL dominates our sports-watching landscape

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you could watch just one sport for the rest of your life, what would it be? The ratings tell us it would be the …


A Grip on Sports: No matter how much things change, some key elements, like the Seahawks in the playoffs and the Zags atop the polls, stay the same

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Is it 2013 all over again? It sure seems like it. And we can prove it.


A Grip on Sports: It’s hard to figure out how and why, but the Seahawks just keep on winning

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you are unfamiliar with how the Seahawks play football, Sunday’s 17-9 NFC wild-card win over Philadelphia was an excellent crash course. With crash being …


A Grip on Sports: The week ahead will be impacted by how successful the Seahawks are today in Philadelphia

A GRIP ON SPORTS • When the work week begins each Monday morning, many of us judge how it’s going to go based upon how our sports teams have fared …


A Grip on Sports: Though we’re not sure exactly what day it is, we know there will be lots to digest in the world of sports

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Believe it or not, this is the first weekend of 2020. By the time we reach weekend No. 52, the whole world will have changed. …


A Grip on Sports: The new year is here and, more importantly, so is conference basketball

A GRIP ON SPORTS • All is right with the world. College basketball has taken over Thursday nights around here again.


A Grip on Sports: As Don Larsen passes into our memories, his biggest accomplishment changed a life forever

A GRIP ON SPORTS • One day changed two lives forever. Oct. 8, 1956. The Yankees’ Don Larsen, a journeyman right-handed pitcher, pitched the only perfect game in World Series …


A Grip on Sports: A Happy New Year to our readers, the fuel for our sports fireworks

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Just a quick note to wish you a Happy New Year. Let’s hope that 2020 is just that, a vision of perfection.


A Grip on Sports: On a quiet night in a quiet week, Gonzaga does what it needs to do against Detroit Mercy

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The week between Christmas and the first of the year is quiet everywhere except in the world of sports. But even that venue has lowered …


A Grip on Sports: Thanks to a lack of just a few inches, Seahawks will have to make a lengthy journey to reach Super Bowl

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The Seattle Seahawks will make a 2,400-mile flight this weekend to play a playoff football game. All because they couldn’t move the football two or …