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Grip on Sports: Seahawks’ offensive performance made us want to bang our head against something

A GRIP ON SPORTS • I can’t speak for everyone, sure, but yesterday tuckered me out. Basketball, soccer, football. Lots and lots of bad football. Sports all day. It’s not …


Grip on Sports: Have the remote handy; this Sunday is packed with sports

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Is anything still called “super-sized” anymore? Well, if the term is still used then it is appropriate for today. It’s “Super-Sized Sunday.” (Not to be …


Grip on Sports: The Dawgs take a big bite out of the Cougars’ season

A GRIP ON SPORTS • What is that old saying about the amount of fight in the dog? Something about size, right? But what happens when the bigger dog puts …


Grip on Sports: Thanksgiving football memories are always good, except when they flood back

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s Thanksgiving. In my lifetime – and that’s not a short span my friends – that’s meant three things: way too much food, great football …


Grip on Sports: There is always something on the line in the Apple Cup

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It is about 50 hours or so until the Apple Cup kicks off in Pullman and it’s raining. Or snowing, if you look through life …


Grip on Sports: Rivalry games like the Apple Cup are more than just another game

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Rivalry games inspire the best efforts from everyone. Players, coaches, fans. And, yes, even sportswriters. At least that’s the case today. Read on.


Grip on Sports: The football teams in Washington – college and professional – are pretty darn good

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The Seahawks are for real, even if they are a little thinner at running back today than they were this time yesterday. And the Apple …


Grip on Sports: No, WSU’s loss wasn’t a good thing but, yes, the Apple Cup is still huge

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Where were we? Oh ya, talking about the Apple Cup. Well, at least that hasn’t changed. This year’s rivalry game between Washington and Washington State …


Grip on Sports: Pullman the place to be this week for the nation’s sports media

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Funny thing about winning football game after football game. The national media begin to take notice. It’s happened this week in Pullman, where the Cougars …


Grip on Sports: It’s another Thursday with the Cougars and the rest of the Inland Northwest sports scene

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Every day. Well, almost every day. That’s how often we put together this column. Most days are pretty easy. But Thursdays? Those are tough. So …


Grip on Sports: The best receiver in the land isn’t eligible for the biggest award

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s that time of year. When everyone is angry at everyone else because of their voting choices. No, not those choices. We’re talking about college …


Grip on Sports: An early Christmas as Gonzaga, WSU and EWU begin basketball season

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Today is my Christmas. College basketball begins again. And the presents keep on coming until April. Aren’t we lucky? Read on.


Grip on Sports: Beau Baldwin, Mike Kramer and the deep roots of Eastern Washington football

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Beau Baldwin is a heck of a football coach. The Eastern Washington head man has accomplished things that no other Eagle coach has ever done, …


Grip on Sports: 2016 will be remembered for a long time - in sports

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Kind of wild year, huh? Got thinking about 2016 and it’s off-the-wall quality somewhere around midnight or so last night. Being that this is on …


Grip on Sports: So what will we see tonight from the Seahawks?

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Monday night means Monday Night Football. Has for as long as most of us can remember. For the Seahawks and their fans, Monday Night Football …


Sounders lose game, but advance on aggregate

Dallas won the game 2-1. At times, it even rocked the visitors back on their heels, with momentary doubt creeping in. But the 3-0 lead the Sounders carried over from …


Grip on Sports: Each week the Apple Cup seems to grow in importance

A GRIP ON SPORTS • As Washington State and Washington play a weekly game of “can you top this,” the Apple Cup looms ever larger in our front window. Sort …


Grip on Sports: Will WSU be the big Pac-12 favorite that has a tough time today?

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There are four football games in the Pac-12 today. All of them, including the one in Pullman this afternoon, include a double-digit favorite. What happened …


Grip on Sports: Seahawks’ Richard Sherman has his views on the NFL today

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Professional sports on Nov. 4: Baseball is in bed for the year. Basketball isn’t really in full swing yet, though there was an interesting matchup …


Grip on Sports: The Cubs gave us something to see after 108 years of futility

A GRIP ON SPORTS • We have a rule around these here parts. We don’t write about the same subject two consecutive days. Hah. We also don’t see the Cubs …


Grip on Sports: Baseball season comes down to the final game and nothing is better

A GRIP ON SPORTS • With apologies to every other event in sports, there is nothing better than a Game Seven in the World Series. The most grueling test in …


Grip on Sports: Seahawks had no trouble talking about what went on in New Orleans yesterday and that’s a problem for the NFL

A GRIP ON SPORTS • You want to know what is one of Monday’s favorite pastimes in the Land of the Free? Expressing disdain for the weekend’s football officiating. Most …


Loderio leads Sounders’ 3-0 win over top-seeded FC Dallas

Nicolas Lodeiro scored twice and Nelson Valdez added a goal – all in an 8-minute span early in the second half – to help the Seattle Sounders roll past FC …


Grip on Sports: WSU rallies over Oregon State and keeps a possible epic Apple Cup on track

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The college football season is anything but a holiday. Yet you can mark the time via holidays. And, after Washington State’s wild comeback win in …


Grip on Sports: For the Cubs, a curse will be lifted tonight but it remains to be seen if they can actually win

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The World Series returns to Wrigley Field tonight for the first time in 71 years. How long has that been? So long neither of our …


Grip on Sports: From WSU to Seahawks and everywhere in between, we’re trying to link your world

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Have you ever moved from one place to another and decided this was a good time to re-invent your image? It’s a habit deeply ingrained …


Roldan helps Sounders beat RSL 2-1, clinch playoff spot

Cristian Roldan broke a tie in the 31st minute and the Seattle Sounders wrapped up an MLS playoff berth with a 2-1 victory over Real Salt Lake on Sunday in …


Sounders win 2-1, eliminate Whitecaps from playoff race

Brad Evans scored on a penalty kick in the 81st minute and the Seattle Sounders beat the Vancouver Whitecaps 2-1 on Sunday night in a game


Sounders lose to Timbers 4-2 in Portland

There is little room for subtlety when the Sounders and Timbers get together.


Dempsey leads Sounders to 3-1 win over Timbers

On a pleasant summer evening at CenturyLink Field, the Seattle Sounders and Portland Timbers were filling Sunday’s Cascadia Cup match with enough shot-on-target action to frequently rouse the 53,302 folks …