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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 …


A Grip on Sports: We can only imagine what was said behind the scenes during Clemson’s win over Ohio State

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There are times when football and fantasy intersect. And, no, we’re not talking about some stupid fantasy football playoffs. We’re talking about hour 10 of …


A Grip on Sports: Washington State’s Cheez-It Bowl defeat drains Cougars’ ability to have a successful season

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Yes, the 2019 Washington State Cougar football season ended in a bowl game – though Phoenix this week didn’t really qualify as a “warm-weather bowl …


A Grip on Sports: Posting a winning record is nothing to sneeze at even at the level Washington State plays football

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Where were we? Oh, yes. In a doctor’s office for about three hours. That’s a big part of how I spent my day-after Christmas. Not …


A Grip on Sports: If Marshawn Lynch leads the Seahawks to the promised land once more, it will be his greatest feat of strength

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There was a Festivus miracle yesterday. The entire Pacific Northwest experienced it. The return of Marshawn Lynch to the Seahawks.


A Grip on Sports: What happened to the Seahawk team we used to know?

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The idea, it seems, would be to be as healthy as possible as the NFL season winds down. That would, it seems, allow for a …


A Grip on Sports: When it comes to sports, Saturday showed the Great Divide is not a geographic term

A GRIP ON SPORTS • After watching a few sporting events Saturday, we realized there is a great divide in this country. A wide one. And it has nothing to …


A Grip on Sports: A local battle and an end of a short-lived era highlights today’s pre-Christmas rush of sporting events

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Where were we? Oh yes, talking basketball and football. What else would be doing in late December?


A Grip on Sports: Gonzaga’s dominating performance last night says more about UNC than anything else

A GRIP ON SPORTS • After all the buzz and hubbub, last night’s game in the Kennel sort of fizzled. Not the atmosphere, which seemed electric even while watching at …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 18, 2019

Spokane finds second-best thing to the Kennel at U.S. Pavilion watch party

As the clock ticked down to the final minute in the matchup between Gonzaga and the University of North Carolina, by all accounts the biggest basketball game every played in …


A Grip on Sports: Basketball will always hold a special place in our heart

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is a pretty big basketball game in Spokane tonight, in case you hadn’t heard. If you love the game – guilty – then you …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 17, 2019

Gonzaga memories of China Dragon, Kim’s Korean Restaurant in Spokane linger

The Spokesman-Review’s photo editor, Liz Kishimoto, and I have a number of important things in common. She and I are the only minority managers at this 136-year-old newspaper and carry …


A Grip on Sports: Wednesday night won’t be the Zags’ first matchup with North Carolina – and it won’t be the last

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s Tuesday. Seems like a good day for a little of this and a little of that.


A Grip on Sports: It’s been a shiny season for the Seahawks, but a bit of the shine has been scratched from Gonzaga’s big game this week

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The English language is weird. Take the word “luster” for example. You can take luster off something, like Gonzaga’s Wednesday night matchup with North Carolina, …


A Grip on Sports: Don’t let the ending spoil your thoughts about how Gonzaga played last night

A GRIP ON SPORTS • How often is the last thing you see or hear what remains in your head going forward? Often, right? Which is why the ending of …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 16, 2019

The Dirt: New Hope House shelter for women to be built

The four-story, 57,000-square-foot building at 1301 W. Third Ave. will replace the existing structure, a former diner and Thai food restaurant has been vacant for a year and a half.


A Grip on Sports: The basketball weekend is off to a great start, highlighted by a monster dunk in Cheney

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s not hard to understand why Gonzaga and Arizona are playing tonight. The two best West Coast (sort of) schools meeting in Tucson is a …


A Grip on Sports: Yes, Tiger Woods is doing double duty at the Presidents Cup, just like you may have to watching sports this weekend

A GRIP ON SPORTS • What are your plans this weekend? Besides Christmas shopping, I mean. In an unrelated note, I am an XXL but hopeful of being an XL …


A Grip on Sports: Money not only talks, it entices players to walk to new locales

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Never underestimate the power of a dollar. Well, a few million of them at least. In baseball, home is where the wallet is.


The Academy’s transformation to student rental units is complete

The Academy, a residential building near Gonzaga University that used to be an assisted- senior living facility, is seeking applications for student rental units available in August 2020.