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A Grip on Sports: As LeBron discovered, no one in the NBA wants to touch on China these days lest they get burned

A GRIP ON SPORTS • In the spirit of the day, we want to clarify all of our comments of the past month or so. Like LeBron James, we didn’t …


A Grip on Sports: With a typical college football Saturday in the rearview mirror, it’s time to turn our attention to the Seahawks and Cleveland

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Another NFL Sunday morning is here. The Seahawks are in the Eastern Time Zone, so their game will begin at 10 a.m. Not the best, …


A Grip on Sports: It’s another Saturday in college football season, which is fine by itself, but there is also baseball, which adds another dimension

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s time to cover a little ground on this college football Saturday. So let’s get started.


A Grip on Sports: When it comes to sports’ up-and-down moments, we understand your pain

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Often times folks complain doctors don’t understand how their pain feels because they’ve never experienced whatever ails them. Or a priest can’t give marriage advice …


A Grip on Sports: Young Zags and an old story highlight a Cougar-less Saturday

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s a rare fall Saturday the past couple decades in which we haven’t had to work. Which opened an almost unlimited vista of opportunities on …


A Grip on Sports: No matter what was behind the change, Washington State will have a new look on defense

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It was just a few months ago Washington State was celebrating its most successful football season ever. And it was less than a month ago …


A Grip on Sports: The Seahawks, led by Russell Wilson’s exceptional play, had those watching at home hollering at their television sets

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s been just less than 80 years since the first televised NFL game, a battle between the Philadelphia Eagles and, get this, the Brooklyn Dodgers. …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 3, 2019, 10:09 p.m.

Legendary reporter Bob Woodward talks Trump, impeachment, journalistic ethics with Whitworth students

Bob Woodward told a large crowd that journalists need to work harder to verify information before reporting it and that Trump’s actions have not yet reached the lengths of Watergate, …


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: 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: 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: 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: The long wait is over as the S-R’s annual football section is here

A GRIP ON SPORTS • How is your Thursday going? You know college football really gets going tonight, right? And that the Seahawks finish out the preseason? So you already …


A Grip on Sports: Everyone does it, but is wagering on football a good bet?

A GRIP ON SPORTS • One of the easiest questions to answer during football season is also one of the most common. Wanna bet? If you look at the amount …


A Grip on Sports: The weekend actually has a lot of different sports-viewing options, if you don’t want to risk a sunburn

A GRIP ON SPORTS • What is the first thing you think about when you get up on Friday? Is it what to do on the weekend? We are here …


A Grip on Sports: You better get moving before summer slips away one more time

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Where did the week go? As far as I can remember, it was Sunday about three hours ago. And here it is, Thursday already. For …


A Grip on Sports: Another summer quickly running out with the Mariners running on empty

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Are you the type of person who puts together a list of everything you want to do each summer? Me neither, but some are. And …


A Grip on Sports: Sure it’s still early August, but who among us can’t wait to watch the games play out this football season?

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s hard to stay in the present this time of year. The days are getting shorter, which is a harbinger of winter. And football practice …


A Grip on Sports: Asking questions about football’s popularity is a little like asking about the chicken or the egg

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Today’s column will start with a question, somewhat rhetorical in nature but also meant to elicit a response. Are you a football fan? We mean …


A Grip on Sports: From predictions to awards and everywhere else in-between, Pac-12 football media day tells us how close the season really is

A GRIP ON SPORTS • College football season hasn’t officially begun, but the hype for the 2019 season is in full trot. Today in Hollywood, the Pac-12 fires its opening …


UPDATED: Sun., May 19, 2019, 10:27 p.m.

Students’ connection to Whitworth won’t end after graduation

Just before hundreds of new Whitworth University graduates took the stage to receive their diplomas, they were reminded by speaker after speaker that attending Whitworth is about far more than …


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: There is one more flower in May’s sporting event bouquet this year

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Believe it or not, the Kentucky Derby is this weekend. It begins a month in which the sports of summer really begin to flower. And …


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: The first night of the NFL Draft featured little in the way of surprises for Dillard, Seahawks

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There were two things to wait for during the first round of the NFL Draft last night: When Washington State’s Andre Dillard would be chosen …


Grip on Sports: Gonzaga players are wise to realize if the door is open, and it won’t be locked in the future, why not walk through it?

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Think about it this way. If someone at, say, Microsoft or Amazon offered to give a free evaluation of your employable assets while you were …


Grip on Sports: Washington State’s spring game returns to Pullman and Martin Stadium today

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The Washington State Cougars will hold their final scrimmage of the spring today. For the first time in almost a decade, it will be in …