Sports

Sorry Sonics fans, the council made the right call

When the Seattle City Council rejected a proposal to sell off a section of Occidental Avenue to make way for a new sports arena, no one seemed more…

Following council vote, is Sonics arena dead?

Seattle City Council votes are very rarely a surprise. But coming into Monday’s meeting, councilmembers Lorena Gonzalez, Debora Juarez and Kshama Sawant had hardly murmured…

40,000 miles of open ocean — and a boat full of rookies

The biennial Clipper Round the World Yacht Race puts total novices aboard some of the fastest sailboats on the sea. Two have died this year…

Seattle’s all-female football team: This isn’t the lingerie league

In a time when headlines shout about the damage football does to players' brains and bodies, the women of the Seattle Majestics say the game has the…

Can we believe in the Mariners again?

The worst thing to happen to the Seattle Mariners last year has a shot to be the best thing. With the advancement of the Toronto…

Huskies in the Final Four: This was not supposed to happen

Kelsey Plum smolders. That's what most top-shelf competitive athletes do. Whether it's Michael Jordan bringing the ball up, or Randy Johnson throwing the ball chin-high…

Forget about the Sonics: There are better uses for our money

This week, the Seattle City Council will be hearing from people about a “street vacation” in SoDo that is part of the plan to build…

Can high-tech helmets solve football’s thorniest problem?

The “full-contact” aspect of football – the big hits, the spectacular tackles – has helped make watching the sport a quintessential American pastime. But as…

Return of the Sonics: a refresher on Seattle’s arena options

My father came to the United States in the late 1970s to study at the University of Puget Sound. Being from the Middle East, his…

For Seahawks, the Quest for the Lost Yard is over

CHARLOTTE -- Jarring as a smashed window in a new car, the Seahawks season was in unexpected pieces. Tight end Luke Willson groped to explain.…

The real Super Bowl is this Sunday

Perhaps in the confusion this week about NFL relocation to Los Angeles, you may have missed news of another relocation. Super Bowl Bowl 50 has…

Grace, grit and a preposterous victory for the Seahawks

MINNEAPOLIS -- In the darkest moment of the coldest football game in Minnesota's frosty history, Jeremy Lane was talking to Kam Chancellor on the Seahawks…

How Pete Carroll brought the Seahawks back

The Seahawks have won two road playoff games in their 40-year history -- one in 1983 and the other in 2013. Now they propose to…

The best and worst sports moments of 2015

In 2015, the Seahawks again were at the heart, and heartbreak, of Seattle sports. They followed a flabbergasting win in the NFC Championship over Green…

Are Mariners bosses finally owning their mistakes?

Many were the intriguing topics covered during the introductory press conference of new Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto. Also in attendance was the man who chose Dipoto,…

Mariners’ fans need to look to next year … again

Local media have recently run stories featuring the 1995 Mariners, whose miracle late-season run carried them well into the American League playoffs.  This season's Mariners…

12 reasons the Seahawks are the world’s most interesting team

As the Seahawks open their NFL preseason Friday night at the Clink against the Denver Broncos, it occurs that after five seasons under coach Pete…

Mariners as 2015 champions? The numbers don’t add up

Gather round, boys and girls (you, too, Mariners' fans) for today’s Do the Math Lesson. Today’s problem: Can Seattle win the American League West? The…

When tragedy struck a NW baseball team

I am the shadow sinister called Fate … I am the Master Umpire, and I call the plays the way I see them. I have…

Are the Mariners still pennant contenders?

Seattle Mariners fans are accustomed to having their hearts broken by July 4. But unless the team mounts a winning streak during a tough road…

Why Seattle should root for Tukwila’s arena

The plan to build a privately funded hockey and basketball arena in Tukwila is welcome and could be a big win for the region, especially…

Mariners, 2015. We like this team.

Upon baseball's Opening Day, a day filled with nearly as many empty promises as a national political convention, it is worth recalling a forecast made…

Viral Video: John Oliver’s March Madness

John Oliver’s masterful, 360-degree, in-your-face jam of the NCAA and their money-making machine, March Madness, is an absolute must-watch. It’s a cross between a deeply…

Mariners’ spring training: Will hopes be fulfilled?

"Did you hear that Pete Carroll has been named ambassador to the Vatican?" "What?" "After Carroll's goal-line call in the Super Bowl, President Obama figured Pete is the…

How a Husky story has moved a national audience

Daniel James Brown's story of the University of Washington 1936 Olympic champion crew, "The Boys in the Boat" (Viking), continues its long and surprising run on national bestseller lists.…