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Grip on Sports: At least we found where Pete Carroll draws the line with Frank Clark

A GRIP ON SPORTS • When Pete Carroll scans the horizon, he may be able to see the imaginary line he’s established when it comes to discipline issues. Carroll may …

Grip on Sports: Is a double-digit win total in the Cougars’ immediate future?

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It has been nearly a decade-and-a-half since the Washington State Cougars have won 10 games in a football season. Is this the year they get …

Grip on Sports: Ara Parseghian’s passing brings back memories of his Notre Dame tenure

A GRIP ON SPORTS • You ever see “Rudy?” Of course you have. Remember the guy who was Notre Dame’s head coach when Rudy walked on the South Bend campus? …

Grip on Sports: August is always hot – in inumerable ways

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There are about 437 subjects we could focus upon today, ranging from the Seahawks to the Mariners, from Pac-12 football to the Big Sky, from …

Grip on Sports: It’s not even August and football is already dominating the conversation

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It is the last day of July. And at least two-thirds of the stories we read today are football related. The NFL. College. It’s the …

Grip on Sports: The Seahawks are about to begin their quest for another Super Bowl berth

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It may be in the high 90s outside, but that doesn’t mean fall’s most dominant sport isn’t ready to get started. Believe it or not, …

Grip on Sports: Mariners need to figure out a way to break through

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s almost as if there is an invisible ceiling for the Mariners this season. It’s becoming almost comical what happens when they near the break-even …

Grip on Sports: The preliminaries are over, it’s time to get back to football

A GRIP ON SPORTS • What day is it? That’s right, Friday. July 28. The Pac-12 football media days are over for 2017. Now, for the next month, we can …

Grip on Sports: In a season of up and downs, there are still some fun times to be found

A GRIP ON SPORTS • While searching for rollercoaster videos to celebrate the Mariners’ 2017 season, we came across yesterday’s top highlight: Adrian Beltre’s ejection. Read on.

Grip on Sports: After a quick spring and summer hiatus, college football is back

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Just so you know, college football season is back. At least it is here. Read on.

Grip on Sports: As one star dims, another begins to glow even brighter

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Time always wins. It’s undefeated. And it’s showing its dominance once more in Seattle. Read on.

Grip on Sports: Spieth turned adversity into a third major title

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Jordan Spieth was standing near the driving range at Royal Birkdale yesterday, looking down at his golf ball. He, and it, were nearly lost. It …

Grip on Sports: Sunday mornings are still a time to connect with the world

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The British Open is on the television. The computer is filled with sports stories to read, from the Mariners’ walk-off win to Clint Dempsey’s record-tying …

Grip on Sports: The up-and-down Mariners make an up-and-down trade

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Where were we? Oh, ya, playing Whack a Mole with the Mariners every time they peek their head above .500. Read on.

Grip on Sports: Watching golf played in poor weather is good for the soul

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Golf is an international game. But its birthplace is clear. As are its roots. Read on.

Grip on Sports: One of these weeks the M’s are going to blast past the .500 mark … maybe

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The answer to the eternal question, 2017 edition, is no. At least not yet. Read on.

Grip on Sports: Long journeys can lead to even longer memories

A GRIP ON SPORTS • A local kid’s journey to the major leagues sent us on one of our own. While Andrew Kittredge prepares himself for his first big league …

Grip on Sports: In golf, it really isn’t over until it’s over – or even later

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Sometimes, the way the rules of golf are adjudicated seems unfair. And can cause some bad blood. Read on.

Grip on Sports: A couple wins allows for some hopeful wondering

A GRIP ON SPORTS • A friend asked me last night the question that is on everyone’s mind: Is there still a chance this year for the Mariners? A 2-0 …

Grip on Sports: If you know how the M’s second half will go, please share

A GRIP ON SPORTS • A nice, sunny and warm weekend beckons. So does the Mariners’ second half of the season. One is guaranteed to have some fun. Read on.

Grip on Sports: The end of the Empire shouldn’t have come as a shock

A GRIP ON SPORTS • So long Spokane Empire. We hardly knew you. Read on.

Grip on Sports: It may not be as classic as it once was, but the All-Star Game is still fun

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Another All-Star Game has come and gone. For more than 80 years the Midsummer Classic has broken the baseball season in half. And added an …

Grip on Sports: Everyone digs the long ball when it travels as far as it did last night

A GRIP ON SPORTS • You like to see baseballs travel a long way? Then last night was for you. Read on.

Grip on Sports: Before you get your hands dirty in the yard this Sunday, check out this handful of items

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s Sunday in the middle of July, so we’ll be quick about it today and get you outside where you can enjoy the heat. Or …

Grip on Sports: Younger Zags have shined in the past week

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Let’s talk basketball, shall we? Yep, it’s more than 90 degrees out there – I’m pretty confident no matter where you are reading this, it …

Trout Tale: In the world of minor-league sports, the Spokane Indians dream bigger than the rest

Mid-game promotions are the lifeblood of minor-league sports. Spokane’s show a social consciousness that you just don’t see at other ballparks.

Grip on Sports: It’s nearly time for a break from the summer’s least fun story

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Are you tired of reading about the Mariners’ troubles? Think how tiring it is to write about them. Read on.

Grip on Sports: Should we be preparing the Mariners’ epitaph already?

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is a tombstone in the cemetery of Placerville, Calif., that actually made my dad laugh out loud. “See Martha,” it reads, “I told you …

Grip on Sports: Mariners flash some leather in win over Angels

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There’s an underrated aspect of baseball these days. It’s defense. When guys can hit the ball out of Yosemite at will, it doesn’t seem all …

Grip on Sports: Let’s take a quick spin around the dial, shall we?

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s Sunday morning, right? So let’s slow down just a bit and take a whirl around the world of sports, locally and internationally. Read on.