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A Grip on Sports: As Cougars search for a starting quarterback, a Mariner legend searches for the fountain of youth

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Where were we? Oh, yes. Anticipating the opening of preseason football practice. It started while we were playing hooky.


A Grip on Sports: The month ahead will be full of heat, sure, but football is what really takes over

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Hold on to you baseball cap. You know the one. It has a Seahawks or Cougar or Eagle or Vandal logo on it. Hold on …


A Grip on Sports: All the hot coffee in Seattle might not be enough to invigorate folks for a 9 a.m. college football kickoff

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s early this morning. And yet, even though it is right around 6, it would be late for the Cougars if they were playing a …


A Grip on Sports: There are always questions needing to be answered about sports

A GRIP ON SPORTS • We have a few questions for you this morning, but we will start with this one: Is lawn maintenance a competitive sport?


A Grip on Sports: Keith Lincoln was an integral part of WSU’s football history, from his nickname to his legacy

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Keith Lincoln is a legendary figure around Pullman and Washington State. But did the man match the myth? In some ways no, but in the …


A Grip on Sports: NFL training camps bring back memories of years gone by

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you’ve lived in the Spokane area long enough, you remember when the Seahawks used to hold their preseason camp in Cheney. The weather was …


A Grip on Sports: Aptly named Showcase does that (and more) for the Inland Northwest

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The sunshine today matches our disposition. And in the spirit of being happy, bright and warm, we’re not going to mention any negative news. We’re …


A Grip on Sports: For the sports fan, are summer weekends actually worse than winter ones?

A GRIP ON SPORTS • A quick question. Are summer weekends better for sports than winter ones? Or vice-versa? Maybe the best way to answer that question is six months …


A Grip on Sports: What’s going to happen this college football season? Your guess is as good as mine

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is a bit more than a week before Washington State opens preseason practice in Lewiston, the Cougars home away from Pullman the past few …


A Grip on Sports: From predictions to awards and everywhere else in-between, Pac-12 football media day tells us how close the season really is

A GRIP ON SPORTS • College football season hasn’t officially begun, but the hype for the 2019 season is in full trot. Today in Hollywood, the Pac-12 fires its opening …


A Grip on Sports: This year’s Mariners are all bark and no bite, giving us a lot of free time in the evenings

A GRIP ON SPORTS • What are you reading this summer? Any titillating paperbacks? Any mesmerizing novels on your iPad? Anything sports related? After all, you must have free time. …


A Grip on Sports: There were quite a few tears of joy shed Sunday, from Ireland to Cooperstown to the Northwest

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is a sense of normalcy returning to our tight little world of sports this morning. After all, the Mariners were blown out yesterday. And …


A Grip on Sports: One of baseball’s true nice guys finally finishes first

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Forgot about step backs and dropped popups. Today is about celebrating the Mariners’ past. More precisely, today is about celebrating Edgar Martinez and his Mariner …


A Grip on Sports: Mike Leake nearly turned in a perfect performance in the midst of the Mariners’ less-than-perfect season

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Perfection is hard to come by. Almost impossible, as Mike Leake found out to open the ninth inning Friday night.


A Grip on Sports: When running down British Open TV coverage is tougher than finding Rory McIIlroy’s lost ball, it’s a bad day

A GRIP ON SPORTS • You know what is easy? Watching sports at home on your personal television. You know what isn’t easy? Watching sports while traveling either on your …


A Grip on Sports: The summer is melting away quickly and taking the Mariners’ season with it

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Where has the month of July gone? You blink for a moment and it’s more than halfway done. And with it goes our chances to …


A Grip on Sports: It’s a good week to watch golf, either locally or from across the ocean

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you love golf, this is a good week for you. Even if your love goes no further than infatuation with local courses.


A Grip on Sports: Once again, Eastern Washington is expected to finish atop the Big Sky Conference football standings

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Summer, we hardly knew you. But, sadly, we have to say goodbye. Fall is unofficially here. How do we know? A local conference held the …


A Grip on Sports: For once, the hype actually was exceeded by an epic reality as Djokovic outlasts Federer

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s rare that a commotion on Twitter gets me interested in what’s happening in a sporting event. But yesterday morning the tweets were blazing around …


A Grip on Sports: If only the Mariners’ record was a mirror image of reality, we could be looking forward to the rest of the season

A GRIP ON SPORTS • We arose early enough to watch the men’s final from Wimbledon. But there is too much to get done for that. Nope, we have to …


A Grip on Sports: A teary tribute, a longtime rivalry and a world record highlight a eclectic day in sports

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Let’s see, what’s going on? How about a incredibly emotional no-hitter? And a couple of other interesting thoughts, from salaries to a fast runner.


A Grip on Sports: Baseball’s pennant races aren’t really races right now, but that could change come September

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Baseball’s All-Star break gives every team, every player and every fan an opportunity to hit pause and reflect on what’s already happened in the season …


A Grip on Sports: Bouton changed the way a lot of people looked at baseball – and made them laugh at the same time

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Jim Bouton didn’t put much of a mark on baseball as a pitcher, winning 62 games in 10 big league seasons. But he changed the …


A Grip on Sports: Baseball puts strikeouts on display in an All-Star Game that was broadcast everywhere

A GRIP ON SPORTS • While traveling last night, I was able to watch bits and pieces of baseball’s All-Star Game on my telephone. At 39,000 feet in the air. …


A Grip on Sports: Gary Bell Jr.’s return seems fortuitous for Gonzaga

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Observing college basketball over the years, there were certain players on the various local teams we were sure would end up coaches. Sometimes we were …


A Grip on Sports: The World Cup win for the U.S. women opened a Sunday full of action

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Summer is officially in full swing. The Fourth of July holiday is in the rearview mirror and the only thing standing between us and football …


A Grip on Sports: Win or lose, the U.S. women have once again put soccer out front nationally

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The most anticipated sporting event of the day may be over before you even read this. That doesn’t mean it isn’t important.


A Grip on Sports: There is nothing strange about our July sports landscape this year

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Thank goodness it’s a Saturday. The weather is nearly perfect, the work week is over and the day is all yours. Get out and attack …


A Grip on Sports: Taking the path less traveled might make great poetry but isn’t the best way to spend a Fourth of July

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If there were a competition for getting somewhat lost in the Spokane-area woods, akin to the “competition” of eating, say, hot dogs, I would probably …


A Grip on Sports: There are some somewhat athletic ways to celebrate the Fourth that don’t involve fireworks

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Happy Fourth of July. Enjoy yourself today. Be safe. Sane. Don’t do anything dumb. Like take a long walk in the woods.