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A Grip on Sports: If the numbers keep rising, the term may soon be ‘awash in Crimson ink’ instead of the current one

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s July. The month of hot dogs, apple pie and Chevrolet, as the Mad Men taught us to believe back in the day. But it’s …


A Grip on Sports: As we bid adieu to June, we look forward to July and beyond including, hopefully, the return of college sports

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Goodbye June. Or is it good riddance? Whatever. The month is in its last day today. We can only hope July is better.


A Grip on Sports: There is not a lot to shed a light upon in the sports world this Monday morning

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Unlike Garfield, we don’t fear Monday mornings. But we aren’t fond of them either. There are not enough stories to pass along.


A Grip on Sports: The local golfing scene welcomes another scenic, and practical, addition

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Any list of the best sports-related items around the Inland Northwest has to include the abundance of outstanding golf courses. The area features challenging and …


A Grip on Sports: We have to wait until August this year but that doesn’t mean we can’t remember Hoopfest today

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Of all the sadness associated with lost sports and the pandemic, today may be the day that moves the meter the most. Around here at …


A Grip on Sports: Every local school’s athletic department is dealing with intangibles that go beyond their financial issues

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Money is tight everywhere. And it’s going to remain tight for the foreseeable future. That future isn’t all that foreseeable right now, however.


A Grip on Sports: From batting cages to mini golf, summer activities are not wasted on the young

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There are certain sports-related activities one can only do in the summertime. And when you are young (or youngish). Watching someone swinging a bat at …


A Grip on Sports: Are we about to enter the most recent Golden Age of Inland Northwest college basketball?

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Truth be told, Mr. Peabody was one of my favorite Saturday morning friends. Maybe it was because he was a nerd. A nerd with a …


A Grip on Sports: The WIAA’s guidelines for high school sports to return makes it clear numbers must improve before athletics begin again

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Are you optimistic or pessimistic about the near-future of high school sports in the Inland Northwest? Yesterday’s guidelines, released by the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association …


A Grip on Sports: A good walk is never spoiled, even by a weather delay

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s been a long time since a work week started with a body so sore it’s hard to sit at the computer and type. But …


A Grip on Sports: When it comes to Father’s Day and sports moments, even the ones that seemed out of sorts at the time turn out to be worthwhile later

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Though it doesn’t seem like it to those of us who mark the time with a sports-oriented calendar, it is Father’s Day. Which makes it …


A Grip on Sports: This year’s Belmont is going to be like none other and, hopefully, will never be like this again

A GRIP ON SPORTS • A video was making the social media rounds recently. It came from 1973, which might as well be Roman times to most. The subject of …


A Grip on Sports: Summer starts tomorrow, but building memories will have to happen without summer’s best sport

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Tomorrow is the first day of summer. Today, in Spokane at least, summer weather is in the house. So it got us to thinking. What …


A Grip on Sports: If and when baseball returns, a wrong that has lasted almost 50 years will be corrected

A GRIP ON SPORTS • As we sit, brokenhearted, waiting for baseball season to start … wait. Forget that. Heck, we are sitting here waiting for the owners and the …


A Grip on Sports: Today’s Gonzaga basketball stories caused enough sparks to bring down computers all over … well, at least one

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The past always seems to be colliding with the present. It certainly is today, in The Spokesman-Review’s sports page and online. In what cannot be …


A Grip on Sports: The new-look for Joe Albi Stadium moves forward while virus numbers don’t, putting a question mark on school sports’ return

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Sure, the crystal ball is cloudy, but today seems like a good day to look ahead. After all, what else is there to do on …


A Grip on Sports: The pent-up demand for selling things overflowed on Sunday’s golf coverage, swamping one of the few live events on the weekend

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Let’s be clear about this: live sports on television is important. But there are times when the DVR helps immensely. Yesterday was one of those …


A Grip on Sports: Might as well enjoy another day in the park on another Sunday with little in the way of live sports to watch

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Being as today seems to be the calm between the storms, why don’t we waste as little time as possible and get right to it. …


A Grip on Sports: Baseball’s inability to come to an agreement may leave fans standing in the cold once again

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is no single date historians will be able to point to some day. But in the not-too-distant future, some Ken Burns-like figure will point …


A Grip on Sports: The PGA Tour’s long absence ends with a surprise or two thanks to Bryson DeChambeau

A GRIP ON SPORTS • We thought live golf was back on our TV yesterday. Imagine our surprise when we turned it on and saw football, led by All-American tight …


A Grip on Sports: No matter the sport, hearing your name called by a commissioner must be special

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Wonder what it would be like to be sitting with friends and family, watching a TV screen and hear someone announce your name – your …


A Grip on Sports: When your best non-human friend leaves, the memories remain

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Sorry, but today’s column is going to get a little personal. And have only the slightest intersection with sports. But it’s important, at least to …


A Grip on Sports: Everyone is planning a return of live sporting events but we’re still a ways away from experiencing most of those happy moments

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Who knows what today will bring. Yesterday was pretty uneventful in the sporting world, but maybe today will be different. We’re not sure. Just like …


A Grip on Sports: This is the month of many tradtional Spokane events – though one of the best has been ‘postponed’

A GRIP ON SPORTS • We’re a little sad today. The weather is decent, the golf clubs are calling my name and yet we’re not going to be doing what …


A Grip on Sports: A Sunday seems like a good day to reflect on the changing fortunes of local sports heroes

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Let me check my calendar. Yep, it’s Sunday alright. A day of rest. But as they say, there is no rest for people of my …


A Grip on Sports: Baseball is going to have to overcome years of labor tension before the games can begin again

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s another Saturday morning in June, with the sun shining, the temperature decent and sports on TV. Well, two out of three isn’t bad.


A Grip on Sports: A box and one? It’s not just a basketball term. It’s also how many doughnuts should disappear in each sitting

A GRIP ON SPORTS • I love doughnuts. I also hate doughnuts. One of the main reasons the middle of my body has the same basic shape as a doughnut …


A Grip on Sports: Some dates just force you to wade back into the past and reminisce

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Some June dates we notice every year. The 6th, which is Saturday, will always resonate thanks to the sacrifice on the beaches of France. June …


A Grip on Sports: Our heroes arrive in all shapes and sizes, but they stay forever where they matter most

A GRIP ON SPORTS • One of our favorite parts of the Little League World Series is when the participants stand in front of an ESPN camera and tell the …


A Grip on Sports: As local universities deal with coronavirus-caused budget issues, the financial woes will filter down to the athletic departments

A GRIP ON SPORTS • COVID-19 has made millions of people around the world sick. It’s also killed hundreds of thousands. And there is a depth of collateral damage that …