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A Grip on Sports: A good walk is never spoiled, even by a weather delay

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s been a long time since a work week started with a body so sore it’s hard to sit at the computer and type. But …


Ask Dr. Universe: What creature has lived on Earth the longest and is still alive today?

There are many kinds of creatures that lived on Earth long ago, and their relatives still exist today. We know about them from fossil records, imprints or remains that we …


A Grip on Sports: When it comes to Father’s Day and sports moments, even the ones that seemed out of sorts at the time turn out to be worthwhile later

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Though it doesn’t seem like it to those of us who mark the time with a sports-oriented calendar, it is Father’s Day. Which makes it …


A Grip on Sports: This year’s Belmont is going to be like none other and, hopefully, will never be like this again

A GRIP ON SPORTS • A video was making the social media rounds recently. It came from 1973, which might as well be Roman times to most. The subject of …


A Grip on Sports: Summer starts tomorrow, but building memories will have to happen without summer’s best sport

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Tomorrow is the first day of summer. Today, in Spokane at least, summer weather is in the house. So it got us to thinking. What …


A Grip on Sports: If and when baseball returns, a wrong that has lasted almost 50 years will be corrected

A GRIP ON SPORTS • As we sit, brokenhearted, waiting for baseball season to start … wait. Forget that. Heck, we are sitting here waiting for the owners and the …


UPDATED: Wed., June 17, 2020

Washington State, Mississippi State agree to future home-and-home series

Mike Leach hasn’t coached a game at Mississippi State yet, but already his new school and his former school have agreed on a future home-and-home series that could conceivably reunite …


A Grip on Sports: Today’s Gonzaga basketball stories caused enough sparks to bring down computers all over … well, at least one

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The past always seems to be colliding with the present. It certainly is today, in The Spokesman-Review’s sports page and online. In what cannot be …


A Grip on Sports: The new-look for Joe Albi Stadium moves forward while virus numbers don’t, putting a question mark on school sports’ return

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Sure, the crystal ball is cloudy, but today seems like a good day to look ahead. After all, what else is there to do on …


A Grip on Sports: The pent-up demand for selling things overflowed on Sunday’s golf coverage, swamping one of the few live events on the weekend

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Let’s be clear about this: live sports on television is important. But there are times when the DVR helps immensely. Yesterday was one of those …


UPDATED: Mon., June 15, 2020

Washington State’s A.J. Block signs with Kansas City Royals as free agent

A.J. Block wasn’t selected in the shortened Major League Baseball draft, but a professional career is still on the horizon for the left-handed pitcher from Washington State.


A Grip on Sports: Might as well enjoy another day in the park on another Sunday with little in the way of live sports to watch

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Being as today seems to be the calm between the storms, why don’t we waste as little time as possible and get right to it. …


UPDATED: Sat., June 13, 2020

Action over words: How Washington State’s A.J. Cooper is leading change during a time of unrest

Lamonte McDougle had grown frustrated with the written statements flooding his social media timeline – many of them packed with overused catchphrases, Martin Luther King Jr. quotes and unfulfilled promises …


A Grip on Sports: Baseball’s inability to come to an agreement may leave fans standing in the cold once again

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is no single date historians will be able to point to some day. But in the not-too-distant future, some Ken Burns-like figure will point …


A Grip on Sports: The PGA Tour’s long absence ends with a surprise or two thanks to Bryson DeChambeau

A GRIP ON SPORTS • We thought live golf was back on our TV yesterday. Imagine our surprise when we turned it on and saw football, led by All-American tight …


UPDATED: Thu., June 11, 2020

Washington State to begin voluntary workouts June 15; no positive COVID-19 tests recorded yet

Certain student-athletes at Washington State will be allowed to start participating in voluntary workouts on Monday as the school initiates a phased-in return to college athletics since the COVID-19 pandemic …


A Grip on Sports: No matter the sport, hearing your name called by a commissioner must be special

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Wonder what it would be like to be sitting with friends and family, watching a TV screen and hear someone announce your name – your …


A Grip on Sports: When your best non-human friend leaves, the memories remain

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Sorry, but today’s column is going to get a little personal. And have only the slightest intersection with sports. But it’s important, at least to …


A Grip on Sports: Everyone is planning a return of live sporting events but we’re still a ways away from experiencing most of those happy moments

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Who knows what today will bring. Yesterday was pretty uneventful in the sporting world, but maybe today will be different. We’re not sure. Just like …


A Grip on Sports: This is the month of many tradtional Spokane events – though one of the best has been ‘postponed’

A GRIP ON SPORTS • We’re a little sad today. The weather is decent, the golf clubs are calling my name and yet we’re not going to be doing what …


A Grip on Sports: A Sunday seems like a good day to reflect on the changing fortunes of local sports heroes

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Let me check my calendar. Yep, it’s Sunday alright. A day of rest. But as they say, there is no rest for people of my …


WSU community confident in Schulz

A performance review of Washington State University President Kirk Schulz released Friday by the university is packed with praise but acknowledged there are some key challenges on the horizon for …


A Grip on Sports: Baseball is going to have to overcome years of labor tension before the games can begin again

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s another Saturday morning in June, with the sun shining, the temperature decent and sports on TV. Well, two out of three isn’t bad.


A Grip on Sports: A box and one? It’s not just a basketball term. It’s also how many doughnuts should disappear in each sitting

A GRIP ON SPORTS • I love doughnuts. I also hate doughnuts. One of the main reasons the middle of my body has the same basic shape as a doughnut …


A Grip on Sports: Some dates just force you to wade back into the past and reminisce

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Some June dates we notice every year. The 6th, which is Saturday, will always resonate thanks to the sacrifice on the beaches of France. June …


A Grip on Sports: Our heroes arrive in all shapes and sizes, but they stay forever where they matter most

A GRIP ON SPORTS • One of our favorite parts of the Little League World Series is when the participants stand in front of an ESPN camera and tell the …


A Grip on Sports: As local universities deal with coronavirus-caused budget issues, the financial woes will filter down to the athletic departments

A GRIP ON SPORTS • COVID-19 has made millions of people around the world sick. It’s also killed hundreds of thousands. And there is a depth of collateral damage that …


A Grip on Sports: As June dawns, we wonder what the next few months will hold

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The number one is once again in a prominent spot on my computer screen. The calendar at the bottom of my screen sits there, mocking …


A Grip on Sports: We missed a lot in May; hopefully June will be a bit better

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The soundtrack that accompanies our efforts this morning is one of wind, rain and splashing puddles. At least the bass drum, supplied by thunderclouds, has …


A Grip on Sports: If baseball was just being played, everything would be a whole lot better these days

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s days like this one. It’s weeks like this one, actually, that baseball is missed. The slow, lazy progression of the summer game has a …