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Terrelle Pryor may be the greatest athlete ever to have his career derailed by a tattoo scandal. If you want to know how such an extraordinary talent landed in Seattle, in the sha...(full article)

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Cano Wants Mariners to Keep Spending

Robinson Cano, by all accounts, is thoroughly enjoying his first days inside a lively new clubhouse with new teammates, and his characteristically broad smile seems to confirm that...

Super Bowl QB Super for Rangers

Russell Wilson may not see the field during a Rangers spring training game, but his planned Monday appearance with the team in Surprise will be more than just a novelty for at le...

Seahawks' Parade Over, But Party Needn't Be

If the Seahawks’ championship tale were made into a movie, the director would leave out the part at the end about what happened to each character. It would diminish the happy s...

McDermott Dogged by Morrison Comparisons

It’s understandable why the first player Creighton star Doug McDermott reminds many people of is Adam Morrison. Like the former Gonzaga standout, McDermott is a white, 6-foot...

If Cano Doesn't Hustle, Does It Matter?

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Yanks Regret Failing to Make Cano Hustle

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Cano's Addition Gives Seattle 2 Baseball Kings

As he welcomes Robinson Cano, his celebrated new teammate, Felix Hernandez clearly believes there is room for two kings in Seattle. In the afterglow of the Seahawks' Super Bowl dem...

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The Seahawks hung the Broncos upside down like a piñata and beat them with an aluminum bat until delicious candy dropped onto the MetLife Stadium turf, capping a champions...

Seahawks' Defense Was Historic

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Of all the delusional missteps that Owner Jones has taken in the Dallas Cowboys’ post-Jimmy Johnson years, few can rival the leap of faith that Jerry made following the 2009 seas...

Reveling in a Super Bowl Championship

An incredible day. A blessed life. So much to be thankful for. We work in a day-to-day business. To look beyond the next week sometimes means a loss of focus. When you win a Super...

Can Seahawks Repeat? Don't Count Them Out

The blue, green and white confetti was still swirling at MetLife Stadium when the doom and gloom began descending across various media platforms, social and traditional: Sure, th...

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Fans Refuse to Blame Their Guy Peyton

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Russell Wilson's Dreams From His Father

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Finally, Harvin Can Make a 1st Impression

Percy Harvin had almost no on-field impact on the Seattle Seahawks' ascent to this Super Bowl. He has only played about 30 snaps all season after his blockbuster trade from Minne...

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Time for Mariners to Waive Figgins

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Gonzaga Flying Under the Radar

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Mariners Preaching Patience

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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-...

Seahawks Embarrass Eagles

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'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...

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

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