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A Grip on Sports: From Killian Tillie to prep football, there is a lot to cover on this Thursday

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s another crowded Thursday, so let’s get right to it. From Zags to Cougars to Eagles to preps, there is a lot to cover.


A Grip on Sports: With the Nationals headed to the World Series, the Mariners are the only franchise still outside looking in

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Yes, it’s October. Late October in fact. And we are going to discus Mariners’ baseball. It’s important.


A Grip on Sports: The sky may be falling, in a sense, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t sports news

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s not often what falls from the sky over powers what happened on the fields and courts, at least in this space. But it did …


A Grip on Sports: October is here, which means baseball games just mean more (in most places)

A GRIP ON SPORTS • What’s the best part of October? OK, that’s sort of a trick question because for some of us, it’s our birthday month. But besides that, …


A Grip on Sports: No matter what your opinion, you must admit the new California law could change college athletics forever

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is a new law in California. It concerns collegiate athletes, their name, their likeness and their ability to profit of it. A tempest in …


A Grip on Sports: It may have been cold outside, but watching the Seahawks roll over Arizona warmed Northwest fans at least a bit

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Did anyone else look outside yesterday about 2 p.m. and wonder if the calendar was lying and it was really mid-December? And then turn back …


A Grip on Sports: From Colorado to Cheney and spots in-between, it was an interesting – and weather-bitten – day of college football

A GRIP ON SPORTS • On a day when we realized we are pretty close to being a college football player, we offer some Sunday morning thoughts. And a whole …


A Grip on Sports: It may be wet and wild outside, but it’s a fine day to enjoy college football no matter how the overnight hours went

A GRIP ON SPORTS • How is it where you are? It is pouring in Spokane. It’s Noah-like rain at the moment. And the wind? Sort of like the type …


A Grip on Sports: Seattle says goodbye to Felix Hernandez is the most fitting way imaginable

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s pretty simple. On this Friday morning, we come to praise the King, not to bury him.


A Grip on Sports: It’s too early for snow at football games

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The warning signs have been out there for a while, at least for those of us who live their life based on the sports calendar. …


A Grip on Sports: No matter how good or bad last weekend’s game was, it’s time for college football fans to begin looking ahead

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s finally Wednesday. Can we finally start looking forward to the weekend’s football games instead of last weekend’s games? Please?


A Grip on Sports: As the powers that be bury their heads in the sand, college football is ripe for a scandal of its own

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There has been a spotlight aimed at corruption in basketball recruiting lately, and it is a good thing. But there is another possible area bubbling …


A Grip on Sports: It not only was a mistake-filled weekend, it was a lost one, as well

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s one thing to watch the local team lose to a better one. It’s another to watch them stumble and bumble their way to a …


A Grip on Sports: Even hours later, WSU and its fans still have to be wondering what happened

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There are a million ways to start this morning’s column, but in reality there is only one. How in the heck did that happen? And …


A Grip on Sports: Heading into a busy college football Saturday, we’ve already had our first dose of gag-inducing pressure

A GRIP ON SPORTS • “Double-clutched.” “Crumbles.” “Mistake-prone.” No matter what descriptive term used in a headline or a column, there is no denying one thing from Friday night’s Pac-12 …


A Grip on Sports: Gardner Minshew is such a draw in these parts he enticed folks to watch a Thursday night NFL game

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is no way we are going to watch NFL football on a Thursday night. Nope, no chance. Wait, Gardner Minshew is playing? Where’s the …


A Grip on Sports: The Mariners are positioning themselves for success though the road ahead does have unseen potholes

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It gets darker earlier every day. The nights have a chill to them. Yes, it’s almost autumn and everything that entails. Once again it doesn’t …


A Grip on Sports: When Vandals and Eagles meet, it should be a conference matchup

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is a rivalry game of sorts scheduled for this Saturday in Moscow. It’s between two schools less than 100 miles apart and in the …


A Grip on Sports: Couldn’t the Seahawks make these wins a little easier, please?

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Wouldn’t it be nice to watch a local professional football team that doesn’t make you chew on your nails until the final whistle? That actually …


A Grip on Sports: The Steelers and the Seahawks don’t meet often, but when they do, it’s something of a grudge match

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Where were we? Oh yes, NFL Sunday. The Seahawks are playing on the road. Against the Steelers. Better be ready for some big hits.


A Grip on Sports: Let’s not leap ahead of ourselves but it’s already been a good weekend of college football thanks to Washington State

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Welcome to Sunday morning and the NF … wait. It’s only Saturday? My bad. A Friday night Washington State football game has thrown me off …


A Grip on Sports: College football really should leave Friday nights to high schools

A GRIP ON SPORTS • When the high school football schedules started to appear on the radar, there was only one game we thought we shouldn’t miss. Then we realized …


A Grip on Sports: College football has been around for 150 years, with debates on which team is best for just as long

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is so much to unpack today. Should we write about the U.S. National Team’s under-the-radar failures at the World Cup? Or another revelation in …


A Grip on Sports: We can celebrate every Wednesday this time of year because we are that much closer to a football weekend

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s time to get rolling toward the weekend. Next stop: Fun Town.


A Grip on Sports: Decisions elsewhere have a tendency to rile up fans in other spots - and make them appreciate what they have

A GRIP ON SPORTS • This is supposed to be the quiet time of college football’s workweek. It isn’t. All thanks to a couple of major decisions.


A Grip on Sports: One Sunday in, everything about the NFL is an overreaction, except when it comes to Minshew

A GRIP ON SPORTS • You looking for an overreaction from the first week of the NFL season? How about this one: The NFC West is the best division in …


A Grip on Sports: Another playoff chance for the Pac-12 disappeared in a flash this morning

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Look, we’re always ready for #Pac12AfterDark. But when Mother Nature gets involved and turns it into #Pac12EarlyMorning, forgetaboutit. Nothing good happens after midnight, except maybe …


A Grip on Sports: If you want to watch the Cougars in high definition today, it may take a little work but it’s not all that hard

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s Saturday. It’s late, late summer. College football is being played all over America. All you want to do is sit down in the Laz-e-Boy, …


A Grip on Sports: It may have been a short work week, but there is nothing short about the S-R’s sports coverage

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s Friday already? It seems as if we lost a day this week, somewhere. Besides that, it’s raining in Spokane. That’s not supposed to be …


A Grip on Sports: We have questions ranging from high school football to the NCAA’s actions

A GRIP ON SPORTS • We have to admit it. We have a few questions today. And not every answer.