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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: 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: Verlin’s Idaho tenure seems to be melting away after investigation turns up the heat

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is really nothing major going on today, is there? Well, unless you consider one of our local Division I basketball coaches being put on …


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: The school sports seasons end and the summer golf season begins – all in one weekend

A GRIP ON SPORTS • One special section would be enough. But a special section dedicated to golf in the area and the last Sunday of prep sports coverage for …


Grip on Sports: When it comes to the M’s, whatever the fans want, the fans don’t get

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There was an awful old-time movie entitled “It Happens Every Spring.” It was so bad, it’s good, if you get my drift. It was also, …


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: If you want to single out one dominating performance this weekend, you don’t have to look any further than the PGA

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Thank goodness the PGA Championship was switched to May. If it wasn’t, then Brooks Koepka’s dominating performance wouldn’t be overshadowed by, say, the NBA playoffs …


Grip on Sports: The M’s were missing in action, and on TV, last night, losing 7-1 to Twins

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There’s a lot going on today. Let’s get right to it.


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: 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: 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. …


Grip on Sports: It’s been a busy stretch for Kyle Smith, WSU basketball players

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Isn’t May supposed to be a relatively quiet month in college sports? Well, it is not anymore, even if it ever was.


Grip on Sports: The Bloomsday run, the Run for the Roses, none of these are as easy as running down the Mariners’ chances

A GRIP ON SPORTS • As thousands of scantily clad folks prepare to make a 7.5-mile run through Spokane this morning, we sit down at our computer for our daily …


Grip on Sports: Arizona’s basketball program is burning to the ground and there is only one way to put out the flames

A GRIP ON SPORTS • We have one question. How is Sean Miller still Arizona’s basketball coach? If smoke correlates to fire, then there is a conflagration in Tucson. And …


Grip on Sports: It is a good day to cover a variety of subjects, from young to old

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Where are we? Oh yes, back home. There is something comforting about that, no matter how successful the trip was. And, in this case at …


Grip on Sports: WSU’s Mike Leach seems to have another former SMU runningback mad at him

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Having a party soon? Check the invite list. Make sure Mike Leach and Eric Dickerson’s names don’t overlap. It could get ugly. Read on.


Grip on Sports: What a year it was for WSU’s Gardner Minshew

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Where were we? Oh yes, following the NFL Draft. And other things. Read on.


Grip on Sports: Tonight’s NFL Draft marks the beginning of the future for Dillard and others from the area

A GRIP ON SPORTS • You would think it is football season with what starts tonight in Nashville. Yep, it’s the NFL Draft. The biggest off-season event in professional sports. …


Grip on Sports: If cloning were possible, Tuesday would have been a good night for sports fans to utilize it

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Some nights there are just too many games to watch. Last night was one of them. Read on.


Grip on Sports: Is the early season success for the Sounders and Mariners built on a firm foundation or quicksand?

A GRIP ON SPORTS • After watching the somewhat-local professional soccer team play yesterday, it hit me. The regional pro teams competing this summer have great records. But they may …


Grip on Sports: Brandon Clarke’s shining moments for Gonzaga will live in Bulldog lore

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There have been many bright, shining stars in the Gonzaga basketball constellation the past two decades. But has there ever been one that has shined …