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Grip on Sports: There is a bit of money to be made in the NBA these days

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There are some mornings when preparing this feature is really hard. Like this morning. But there is always something to look into. Like this morning. …


Grip on Sports: There are lots of ways to enjoy summer evenings but few better than watching a baseball game

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s summer. The calendar says so. So does the thermometer. And our sporting preferences. Read on.


Grip on Sports: This rollercoaster M’s season is leading to a rundown feeling

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There was a time when I would read every book I could find about Greek mythology. The stories were so entertaining. From Hercules to Achilles, …


Grip on Sports: So what will we argue about next?

A GRIP ON SPORTS • This is the best links-based sports column in Spokane. But among other linked-based sports columns in the world, it’s probably ranked around 700. Then again, …


Grip on Sports: The other Washington isn’t a state the NFL recognizes

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Mistakes happen. No one knows that better than yours truly. But the one the NFL Shop made recently was a doozy. And hard to fathom. …


Grip on Sports: Now we have to wait almost 12 months for Hoopfest to return

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The major league baseball season lasts 162 games. The college basketball season is seven months long. But Hoopfest, one of the most fun events of …


Grip on Sports: The weekend is here. Make that, the best weekend is here

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The best weekend of the year begins now. Well, at 8 a.m., which might have been then to those of you reading this. Whatever, it …


Grip on Sports: The future is never now, but it is what keeps us hoping

GRIP ON SPORTS • Let’s talk about the Future. No, not that rap guy. The time period. The one that never comes. But also seems to be the only thing …


Grip on Sports: From Hoopfest to the NBA draft, there is basketball news during baseball season

GRIP ON SPORTS • Hoopfest is right around the corner and we will be focusing on that Spokane event often the next few days. The Mariners have been the focus …


Grip on Sports: Zunino’s annual trip to Tacoma seems to have been just the ticket

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Do the Mariners have a mad scientist stashed away in Tacoma’s clubhouse, a guy whose best work is saved for Mike Zunino? Seems that way. …


Grip on Sports: There are a lot of ways to judge U.S. Open winners – and losers

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There were winners and losers yesterday in the final round of the U.S. Open at Erin Hills north of Milwaukee. There always are. It’s just …


Grip on Sports: Father’s Day is a perfect day to catch up on fishing stories

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s Father’s Day. For all you fathers out there, have a good one. Maybe take your kids fishing. If that’s your preference. It certainly was …


Grip on Sports: Father’s Day weekend starts out with a crash

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Baseball. Golf. Searching for that perfect Father’s Day gift. It could be a busy Saturday. Read on.


Grip on Sports: Money, it’s a gas – and the fuel for college athletics

A GRIP ON SPORTS • No matter what the NCAA tries to sell us, college sports is a big business, with thousands of employees, including the athletes. And like any …


Grip on Sports: Another era in golf ends as Mickelson withdraws from U.S. Open

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The U.S. Open golf tournament begins today in Wisconsin. And, for the first time since 1994, a major won’t have either Phil Mickelson or Tiger …


Grip on Sports: Road trips just aren’t the same and in a couple years they will be really different

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Remember that recent ad for a barbecue dad? And how the folks who posted it really just wanted Bill Murray to come to their barbecue? …


Grip on Sports: For now, the Warriors are the best to ever play

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The NBA finals seemed to be a referendum this year. Not on who was the champion, that’s decided on the court. But a referendum on …


Grip on Sports: Every day in June is worth celebrating, but none more so than today

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The first Monday in October. The first Monday in May. The second Monday in June. They are all important, in different ways. Read on.


Grip on Sports: As we say so long to an old friend, we take time to check in with the Saturday results

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s going to be a near-perfect Sunday – and Monday for that matter, though you may be working – so let’s not use too much …


Grip on Sports: No one is perfect, not even the Warriors – or for that matter, the Mariners

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The weekend beckons. But before we get too involved with its sunshine and lollipops, let’s take a quick look back at Friday night. Maybe we …


Grip on Sports: The line between winning and losing is sometimes defined by a glove

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Really, is there anything better than a Friday in June? The weekend beckons. The sun will make an appearance. And there are sports to follow. …


Grip on Sports: There will come a day when a Yankee player will be wearing No. 139

A GRIP ON SPORTS • My doctor told me I needed to keep my blood pressure down. His recommendation: quit writing about the Mariners. But it’s baseball season, doc. I …


Gaming gone bust, tribe turns to marijuana farming

A small Indian tribe in a remote stretch of San Diego County has traded in its failed dream of casino riches for what could be the next big payout: marijuana …


American Indians protesting Trump, pipeline with march

Members of American Indian tribes from around the country are gathering in Washington for four days of protests against the Trump administration and the Dakota Access oil pipeline that will …


Inslee signs bill to improve dental care for state tribes

Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday signed a bill that seeks to improve oral health on reservations in Washington state. The measure was the first bill the governor has signed this …


Grip on Sports: Gonzaga’s continuing perfection is helping to build memories in the Inland Northwest

A GRIP ON SPORTS • However Gonzaga’s basketball season ends up, nights like Thursday are the answer to the question. What question, you may reasonably ask. Why is college basketball …


Grip on Sports: Clemson’s win was a long time coming – in a lot of ways

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The Pac-12 Networks have one really outstanding feature: All of the conference’s football games are boiled down to 60 minutes and shown throughout the week. …


Ex-Spokane Indians ace Jackie Brown dies after long illness

Jackie Brown, personable pitching ace for Spokane’s 1973 Pacific Coast League champions, died Sunday in his hometown, Holdenville, Oklahoma, after a long illness.


Grip on Sports: A lot is riding on the Pac-12 championship game

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The preliminaries are over. The flotsam out of the way. It’s time for the real deal. The big game. Well, make that the big games. …


Matt Hagen replaces Tim Hulett as Spokane Indians manager

The Spokane Indians announced Thursday Tim Hulett will not manage the team for the 2017 Northwest League season, ending his 10-year tenure with the organization.