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Grip on Sports: The M’s poor season makes it easier to change the channel – or stay out late

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Are you still watching the Mariners? Or has the professed step-back philosophy given you an excuse to spend your summer evenings doing something else?


Grip on Sports: There really isn’t an offseason in major college sports these days

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It wasn’t that long ago May and June were relatively quiet months in college athletics. Not anymore.


Grip on Sports: It may have been an historic day at Pebble Beach, but it wasn’t the U.S. Open history we expected

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Brooks Koepka gave it everything he had. He attacked Pebble Beach for four days, leaving the course each day with a score in the 60s. …


Grip on Sports: Idaho’s momentous move with Verlin makes us wonder what we haven’t learned yet

A GRIP ON SPORTS • A beautiful June Saturday morning seems to be a good day to examine a few hires and one firing in college sports. After all, there …


Grip on Sports: There is a lot of good in sports and there is one really bad part – the injuries

A GRIP ON SPORTS • You can argue all day and all night what the best part of sports is. There are many contenders, from the competition to the thrill …


Grip on Sports: After Blues’ Stanley Cup triumph, only one more winter sport is hanging on

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The hockey season is over. Basketball could follow as early as tonight. Forgot the hot temperatures. That’s how we know winter is really about to …


Grip on Sports: At first glance, the 13-0 rout of Thailand seems a bit excessive but dig deeper and … nope, that’s not the way we examine things anymore

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Is it time for another episode of “Tempest in a Coffee Pot?” Sure it is.


Grip on Sports: Golf is not only a life-long sport, it helps build life-long friends

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Golf can be a competitive endeavor. Ask Tiger or Jack. But it also can be a lifelong sociable game, with the competition aspect submerged below …


Grip on Sports: It can be an interesting trip from Spokane to Pebble Beach

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s always fun to see someone you’ve known since they were young hit it big. It happens more than you might think – and less …


Grip on Sports: On another National Donut Day, we contemplate the many uses the little guys have in our sports landscape

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It is another of those days. You know what I mean, a “National (fill in the blank) Day.” It is the most important one. National …


Grip on Sports: Washington State’s makeover continues as Green takes charge of the baseball program

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you last walked out of Bohler Gym five years ago, you may not recognize the place. Not the building, the coaching staff. Pat Chun’s …


Grip on Sports: Over the years, legends have been created in Spokane, even if those who made them leave

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The Spokesman-Review is holding another one of those Gonzaga events at the end of the month that will be … wait for it … legendary. …


Grip on Sports: As upsets go, boxing’s latest is a heavyweight stunner

A GRIP ON SPORTS • A true-life Rocky story happened yesterday and yet it may have received less attention than Sly Stallone’s latest Rambo endeavor. Is that how far boxing …


Grip on Sports: Golf is a traditional sport that, locally at least, isn’t afraid to change

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It is such a beautiful Saturday, one wonders why anyone would ever stay indoors. Let’s hope you are reading this on your phone while walking …


Grip on Sports: The NBA Finals last so long, the Mariners might even win a game or two before they are finished

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Did you know the NBA Finals began last night? By this time next week, the Raptors and the Warriors will have played three whole games. …


Grip on Sports: Tillie’s return is great news for Gonzaga, but not the only good news for area teams

A GRIP ON SPORTS • After a spring spent assessing their ability to make the jump to the next level, nearly a hundred college basketball players had until yesterday to …


Grip on Sports: Basketball memories can be buffeted by the winds, but never blown away completely

A GRIP ON SPORTS • We lost a valued member of our household over the weekend, one that served us well from nearly 25 years. It’s hard to let go.


Grip on Sports: Starr’s death means another link to our youth is gone

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Wander around a playground in the fall these days and there is sure to be someone throwing a football and pretending to be Tom Brady. …


Grip on Sports: Everything about the Indianapolis 500 has changed, including its place in America’s sports pantheon

A GRIP ON SPORTS • What’s on your agenda for this long holiday weekend? Catching up on sleep? How about battling the backyard’s weeds? A long bike ride or hike? …


Grip on Sports: As the high school sports year wraps up this weekend, there will be many different types of precipitation

A GRIP ON SPORTS • This is it. The final weekend of high school sports in the state of Washington. The end for the school year. Which means it will …


Grip on Sports: It’s hard to say goodbye when one of the good ones pass

A GRIP ON SPORTS • A long life comes with one certainty: There will be memories to share. And, if you are lucky, some perspective. There is both today concerning …


Grip on Sports: The schools in the Pac-12 are falling further behind their peers financially as the conference’s commissioner earns a raise

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The Pac-12 decided to share its financial information with everyone yesterday and, while the transparency is appreciated, the idea the conference’s commissioner is making more …


Grip on Sports: No matter when the PGA is played, it is still the fourth-ranked golf major

A GRIP ON SPORTS • I’m not sure there is a golf major with less cachet than the PGA. Heck, it’s so No. 4 of the four majors, it decided …


Grip on Sports: Deciding whether to attend an M’s game at T-Mobile Park takes a lot of discussion … and budgeting

A GRIP ON SPORTS • I may attend a Mariner game this weekend. Maybe. I’ve been going over the pros and cons in my head for a while. What do …


Grip on Sports: Youth sports serve many purposes, including developing friendships

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The announcement of the retirement of a local businessman yesterday got me to thinking about relationships. Actually, a certain type of relationship. The type of …


Grip on Sports: It may only be Monday, but there is a lot to look forward to this week

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Please, can it be the weekend again? The upcoming week, with the PGA Championship being held in New York, and the weekend, with the Preakness …


Grip on Sports: It’s a cliche, but behind every athlete is, in some way, a mom

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is no mold, no diagram, for the perfect mother. They are available in different shapes and sizes, different ages and looks. Some of them …


Grip on Sports: The M’s step-back officially kicks in as they fall below .500 for the first time this season

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The day we knew was coming finally arrived. The Mariners, 11 games over the break-even mark after the season’s first 15 games, are now on …


Grip on Sports: Doug Baldwin’s insights will be missed as the Seahawks’ roster continues to evolve

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Remember when the Seahawks won the Super Bowl that one year? And went back the next? Good times. Those times are almost over, a point …


Grip on Sports: It gets a little convoluted, but the Seahawks seems to be bouncing back nicely after the Frank Clark trade

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Let’s see if we have this right. The Seahawks traded Frank Clark to the Kansas City Chiefs for a couple draft picks, including a No. …