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Out on the dangling elbow of the Oregon coast, in a port town set against the Coos River, a teacher named Bruce Bryant sometimes points to a photograph affixed to a bulletin board ...(full article)

Oregon State has a nice little 3-0 start. Sean Mannion is a can't-miss NFL quarterback. Sarkisian won't like reading this, but the Beavers are in over their heads against USC on Sa...(full article)

A few weeks ago, the rumbles began again. The Atlanta Hawks were mired in controversy. The team was up for sale. Surely a change would be good. New city, new start. One location i...(full article)

The adrenaline was still flowing for Russell Wilson an hour after a game that was supposed to be high drama, and actually was.   “The NFL needed this game,” Wilson said.   Af...(full article)

SEATTLE — The winner of a classic football game should never be determined by pure, dumb luck. Unlike the Super Bowl, the only difference Sunday between the Broncos and Seatt...(full article)

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How Broncos Can Win in Seattle

The Broncos’ offense is going to have to change some things at Seattle on Sunday if it wants a different result than last season’s 43-8 loss in the Super Bowl. Looking back on ...

Cano's Rebirth Makes M's Contenders

ANAHEIM, Calif. – Robinson Cano was sitting at a small round table in the clubhouse here Wednesday afternoon. With nothing else to do with his hands, he shuffled a deck of cards....

Mariota (Too) Quietly Becoming No. 1 Pick

Marcus Mariota looks as if he’s been designed by a franchise-quarterback computer program. Oregon’s redshirt junior is 6-4 and 219 pounds, runs a sub-4.5 40 and has all the ...

Thrown at or Not, Sherman Man in Middle

Richard Sherman gave a vivid description on Wednesday of the scorching conditions last Sunday in San Diego, which he felt were largely responsible for the Seahawks’ subpar defe...

The Art of Ticket Panhandling

It’s game day at Husky Stadium, and the clock is ticking.   With 47 minutes to go before kickoff, I have no ticket to get in. What I have is a $20 bill wrapped around my...

Nothing Fowl About Chargers' Win

The Seahawks were in the oven far too long, but properly basted, they still proved tasty. The Chargers devoured them like so many medieval gluttons and eventually finished off thei...

How Chargers Handled Seahawks' Mighty D

SAN DIEGO --- The defending Super Bowl champion Seahawks brought the most-feared defense in the NFL to San Diego Sunday. Far from running and hiding, though, the Chargers were happ...

McClendon Getting it Done With Mariners

Here we are, with two weeks to go, and the Mariners are still kicking. Which brings me to Lloyd McClendon, who in my mind is the manager of the year in the American League. He prob...

M's General Manger Zduriencik Delivers

No general manager in all of baseball has done better work the last 12 months than Seattle's Jack Zduriencik. One day he's hiring a terrific manager. Or adding a franchise offensiv...

For Modest Mariota, Actions Speak

EUGENE, Ore. -- Ever the humble superstar, Marcus Mariota wouldn’t take the bait when asked if the No. 3 Ducks’ 46-27 comeback win over No. 7 Michigan State would make some sor...

Mariota Looks Right at Home in Spotlight

  EUGENE, Ore. -- The biggest non-conference game of 2014 lived up to the hype. And then the third quarter happened. Michigan State looked like it was going to run away with the g...

Sherman Draws Heat for Easy Night

There’s one simple test that determines whether a defender is a shutdown corner: If an opponent throws passes his way, he’s not. If an opponent avoids his side of the field ent...

Once and Future Super Bowl Champs?

It was a pregame celebration befitting a team over itself. Given one last chance to use Super Bowl XLVII as reason to party, the Seahawks declined. They might have set an NFL rec...

MSU-Oregon Pivotal in Playoff Era

In some ways, it's too bad we cannot simply enjoy Saturday's matchup for the sheer pageantry. No. 6 Michigan State at No. 4 Oregon — the first meeting of Top 10 teams this seas...

The Seahawks Changed the NFL

At the start of this decade, a handful of elite NFL quarterbacks began to get very good at something called the back-shoulder throw.   When done properly, this pass drops in behin...

Dynasties in Decline? Don't Tell Seahawks

Seattle won the Super Bowl last season, yet coach Pete Carroll was talking this week about the improvement he’s seeing across the roster – youth, development, maturity and c...

Torch Passed in NCAA Football Rivalries

History doesn’t transcend college football as effortlessly as it once did, thanks to a growing audience of short attention spans that equate 10 years of tradition with 100 ...

Oregon-MSU Looms Large

HOUSTON – When No. 8 Michigan State travels to No. 3 Oregon on Saturday night, the blockbuster game will double as an intriguing harbinger for how teams are viewed through the pr...

Seahawks' Intensity a Double-Edged Sword

The Seahawks knew they were going to be “the hunted” this year.   That’s what happens when you win the Super Bowl, especially in as flamboyant a fashion as t...

Seahawks' Mantra: Just 1 Is Not Enough

One is not enough. The Seahawks would rather watch a San Francisco 49ers highlight reel than settle for just one Lombardi Trophy. The defending champions are so hungry they could...

Don't Count on Another Super Bowl for Seahawks

RENTON, Wash. — One after one, they fell out of the sky, these perfect or near-perfect throws downfield from Russell Wilson, always landing close to, or in the hands of, a sub-4....

King Felix Not Overpowering, Just Dominant

The old man has done this for 10 years now, and he's something of an anomaly. Pitchers are not typically like a fine wine. They are more beer, at their freshest when they're you...

Surprisingly, Mariners Making a Game of It

SEATTLE -- Far too many games at Safeco Field over the past decade or so have been less than wonderful for Mariners fans. But last Monday provided a night so magical and spectacula...

Success Feeling Contagious in Seattle

There’s this thing about pain. Once you feel it, the normal response is to avoid doing whatever caused it in the first place. That sense is a survival mechanism. It’s d...

Mariners Finally Supporting King Felix

Felix Hernandez deserves the stage the Mariners are finally providing him. In past years, he’s had to manufacture his own gravitas, reveling in the large crowds and media att...

Mariners Celebrate Their No. 1 Character

Over and over, at a Safeco Field ceremony Friday to honor Lou Piniella’s induction into the Mariners’ Hall of Fame, the same topic resurfaced. No, it wasn’t Pinie...

Klinsmann's Plan Begins to Take Shape

"They think, you get a tryout in Europe with West Ham, this is huge, you made it. No, you haven’t even made it if you have the contract with West Ham. And even if you play ther...

NFL Becoming a Non-Contact Sport

Who put the playground monitors in charge of the NFL? Maybe the Broncos picked the wrong year to get nastier and more physical on defense. Instead of a grudge match against Seattl...

Why Broncos Should Be Super Bowl Favorites

The Seattle Seahawks will travel to Denver to face the Broncos in a rematch of Super Bowl XLVIII in a preseason game on Thursday. Let’s not forget this was a Super Bowl that...

The Next Big Thing in NFL Coaching Ranks

Here’s how championship teams are built. Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn had been on the job less than two months when he got on the phone with Michael Bennett, then a ...

'Beast Mode' Leaving Seattle? Maybe Not

Marshawn Lynch’s apparent fears that the Seahawks will cut him loose after this year are legitimate, though I still have a hard time envisioning such an outcome if Lynch, say, ru...

Seahawks Have Youth on Their Side

It wasn’t long after the Seattle Seahawks put the finishing touches on their 43-8 Super Bowl rout of the Denver Broncos that media people began throwing around the d-word, dy...

Carroll's Challenge: Keeping Seahawks Hungry

Under Pete Carroll, the Seahawks have built a culture of relentless positivity and unwavering toughness, navigating that slippery slope with such conviction you forget how rare it ...

No Lynch? No Problem for Seahawks

So Marshawn Lynch plans to hold out of Seahawks training camp? Good luck with that action, boss. You're a 28-year-old running back who's already set to make $5.5 million in 2014 an...

Everything Lines Up for Sarkisian at USC

Steve Sarkisian worked the various venues of Pac-12 football media days here Wednesday, walking a fragile line between diplomacy and bombast. “I wake up every day,” said Wash...

Can Petersen Make Huskies Into Contenders?

HOLLYWOOD -- As he waited to begin his second Pac-12 Media Days interview Wednesday morning, Chris Petersen had no idea the extent of the two-day grind ahead of him. He’d be spea...

Now the Hard Work Starts for Seahawks

The afterglow of the Seahawks’ Super Bowl romp has been bright enough to illuminate the entire spring and summer that followed.   In fact, it has felt at times like one long, ex...

Repeat? A Tall Order for Seahawks

On Friday, the Seahawks’ offseason of accolades and reverence comes to an official end when training camp opens at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center in Renton. So hoist one last...

Mariners Need Big Bat, But Price Will Do

Heaven knows, the Mariners’ biggest need is a right-handed slugger. They passed on Nelson Cruz. They failed to sign switch hitter Kendrys Morales. They’re 12th in the A...

A Contender Grows in Seattle

The skeptics, like me, are being won over. The excitement is mounting along with the wins. This is Mariners baseball the way it used to be, the way some were starting to fear it ne...

Seahawks' Wilson Wins Games, Not Respect

Russell Wilson is the new benchmark for what an NFL quarterback can accomplish by age 25. He has no true historical peer in the combination of amazing things he has done. The NFL...

Seahawks' Main Focus Is Motivation

You have to look carefully amid the diamonds and sapphires, the depictions of feathers and Mount Rainier and CenturyLink Field and all the other gaudy elements of the Seahawks’ S...

Seahawks, 49ers Haven't Lost Grip on Top Spots

June. It's a glorious month, really. Summer starts. School ends. And my birthday happens. It's also a relatively nutty time in the world of the NFL. It can be quiet, leading folks ...

6 Mariners Pitchers No-Hit Dodgers

In typical Mariner fashion, it was far from easy or conventional. But when it was over, it was also history as six Mariner pitchers combined to no-hit the Los Angeles Dodgers Frid...

Exonerated Banks Lines Up Tryouts

he Seahawks have shown a willingness to give players a second chance. For Brian Banks, though, his tryout next week will be more like a first opportunity after he was exonerated i...

Time for Mariners to Waive Figgins

Even the good news gets tricky in a rebuilding year. With Tacoma, catcher Miguel Olivo's rehabilitation continues on schedule. He's expected to catch a full nine innings Wednesday...

6 Draft Picks With Lingering Questions

Robert Griffin III, QB, Washington Redskins: I live in Washington, D.C., and the excitement surrounding RG3's arrival is enormous. Griffin is an excellent athlete who made plays o...

Where Might Manning Land?

It's finally upon us. Wednesday is expected to be the day we've all been waiting for. Peyton Manning can be your quarterback IF ... the Price is Right! Forget about "The Decision ...

Gonzaga Flying Under the Radar

Gonzaga is 17-3. Its losses all have been to quality opponents: Illinois and Saint Mary’s on the road, Michigan State at home. The Zags’ victims include Notre Dame, X...

Mariners Preaching Patience

It's been an interesting winter for baseball in Seattle. The Mariners failed to click with Prince Fielder. But they did survive a freak Pacific Northwest snowstorm to finalize a de...

Yanks Trade for Pineda, Sign Kuroda

The Yankees’ quiet offseason morphed into a blaze of activity Friday as the Bombers mortgaged perhaps their top young talent — slugger Jesus Montero — in a four-...

'Hawks, Eagles Alike in Record Only

The records are identical. The explanations are not. At 4-7, the Seahawks are rebuilding while the Philadelphia Eagles are reeling and those two story lines provide the most compe...

Seahawks Embarrass Eagles

It's one thing to get embarrassed by Tom Brady and the Patriots. Losing by 31-14 to Tarvaris Jackson and the Seattle Seahawks takes a new level of mistakes and apathetic play. Th...

RSL Advances to Western Final

Whew. That was about all anyone wearing Real Salt Lake colors could say after an intense battle royale Wednesday night. Yet there was also a strong sense of accomplishment. RSL wil...

Sounders Win 3rd Straight Cup

The Seattle Sounders beat the Chicago Fire 2-0 in the final of the U.S. Open Cup on Tuesday to win the competition for the third year in a row. After Chicago keeper Sean Johnson ha...

Seahawks' Carlson Likely Out for Year

John Carlson caught more passes in his first two years as a Seahawk than any other tight end in franchise history. Now he can't catch a break. Carlson is out for the year because o...

Seahawks Add Tight End Miller

Zach Miller is a tight end known for his hands after catching at least 60 passes in two successive seasons. That's not the only reason the Seahawks think he's a catch, though, aft...

Seahawks to Sign Rice, Gallery

The Seahawks have spent more than a year looking for a top-shelf receiving threat. They've been searching even longer for a left guard. It took one day — and millions of doll...

Yanks, Sabathia Dominate Mariners

CC Sabathia wasn't quite perfect Tuesday night, but he continued to show the Yankees why they will have to do whatever it takes to keep him after this season. Sabathia carried...

Mariners Lose 13th Straight

Yet another bounding ball headed up the middle of the infield with Felix Hernandez struggling to keep his team in the game. But unlike four other occasions Friday night, when Brend...

Draft's Winners and Losers

Arizona Diamondbacks. Hard-throwing Gerrit Cole was picked first by the Pittsburgh Pirates but some do not believe he's the best pitcher on his UCLA team. The Diamondbacks said t...

Hafner, Indians Stun Mariners

Numerous Progressive Field employees wore black T-shirts Friday that had "Indians" across the front and "WHAT IF?" underneath. What if Travis Hafner hit a two-out, two-run homer i...

Unique Rivalry in MLS

Until recently, Seattleites had plenty of reasons to feel superior: A diet that includes mushrooms and berries foraged from pristine local forests, a commitment to fixed-gear bic...

Northwest a Hotbed for MLS

Imagine the first time Timber Joey tried to bring his chainsaw to a match, explaining to the security guard how this will really take on, serious, and also do you happen to have ...

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Wednesday, the Pac-12 announced its presidents have formally forwarded a reform package on student-a...

Seahawks Daily Top 10: One last day

We;ll begin with a reminder that the Seahawks are taking today off as their one mandated player day ...

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Matt Pentz' MLS power rankings, 10/

L.A. has finally taken over the top spot of my weekly MLS power rankings....