Stories tagged: mariners
Thu., Oct. 17, 2019, 8:28 a.m.
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.
Wed., Oct. 16, 2019, 8:23 a.m.
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.
Wed., Oct. 9, 2019, 8:38 a.m.
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 …
Wed., Oct. 2, 2019, 8:18 a.m.
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, …
Tue., Oct. 1, 2019, 8:46 a.m.
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 …
Mon., Sept. 30, 2019, 8:41 a.m.
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 …
Sun., Sept. 29, 2019, 8:50 a.m.
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 …
Sat., Sept. 28, 2019, 8:38 a.m.
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 …
Fri., Sept. 27, 2019, 8:41 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s pretty simple. On this Friday morning, we come to praise the King, not to bury him.
Thu., Sept. 26, 2019, 7:59 a.m.
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. …
Wed., Sept. 25, 2019, 8:25 a.m.
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?
Tue., Sept. 24, 2019, 8:29 a.m.
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 …
Mon., Sept. 23, 2019, 8:17 a.m.
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 …
Sun., Sept. 22, 2019, 8:39 a.m.
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 …
Sat., Sept. 21, 2019, 8:20 a.m.
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 …
Fri., Sept. 20, 2019, 8:26 a.m.
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 …
Thu., Sept. 19, 2019, 8:29 a.m.
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 …
Wed., Sept. 18, 2019, 8:16 a.m.
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 …
Mon., Sept. 16, 2019, 8:06 a.m.
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 …
Sun., Sept. 15, 2019, 8:16 a.m.
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.
Sat., Sept. 14, 2019, 8:04 a.m.
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 …
Fri., Sept. 13, 2019, 8:17 a.m.
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 …
Thu., Sept. 12, 2019, 8:38 a.m.
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 …
Wed., Sept. 11, 2019, 7:42 a.m.
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.
Tue., Sept. 10, 2019, 8:30 a.m.
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.
Mon., Sept. 9, 2019, 7:38 a.m.
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 …
Sun., Sept. 8, 2019, 8:27 a.m.
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 …
Sat., Sept. 7, 2019, 8:33 a.m.
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, …
Fri., Sept. 6, 2019, 8:37 a.m.
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 …
Thu., Sept. 5, 2019, 8:35 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • We have to admit it. We have a few questions today. And not every answer.