Sports

Shakeup among Seahawks over Charlottesville

This story previously appeared on Sportspress NW. Add two more to the long list of people anguished over the grim, non-sports news of the weekend:…

The Race to Alaska is a ‘call to the heart’

This story originally appeared in The Port Townsend Leader. There is something Northwest boaters need to understand about the Race to Alaska, says Daniel Evans:…

Political football: Should Trump fear Russell Wilson?

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has long been criticized for saying little of substance. His press conferences are filled with platitudes. He looks great and…

The story behind KeyArena, and how it could be reborn

Basketball, hockey fans and taxpayers, should be rejoicing that the effort to get a viable arena in Seattle is back to square one. Namely, that…

Can Huskies football shake its scandal-plagued past?

SANTA CLARA, CA. – The toughest part of coach Chris Petersen’s task is not devising a plan for his fourth-ranked Washington Huskies to beat eighth-ranked…

Seahawks star Baldwin knows Trump’s America all too well

This story originally appeared on SportspressNW.com. A child of the South and the son of a cop, Doug Baldwin has a rare perspective about the…

Seattle may get a new arena, no taxpayer money required

Chris Hansen agreed Tuesday to do what liberal Seattle has wanted him to do for five years: agree to fund privately his $500 million proposed…

Don’t believe the hype: Sonics arena still a long shot

Chris Hansen's five-year pursuit of an arena in the Sodo District — meant to spur the return of the NBA, or the welcome of the…

From 12th Man to rookie: Meet the Seahawks’ new squad

Taniela Tupou was a dazzled seventh grader in Everett when the Seahawks made their first Super Bowl in 2006. When they made the Super Bowl…

Bicycling style check: Are you a Fred?

Every summer they return to the Burke-Gilman Trail, like the swallows to Capistrano, only their plumage is much brighter — unnatural day-glo colors intended for…

New owner could mean quick changes for Seattle Mariners

The G-forces in mood swings among Mariners fans at midseason are increasing. You can spot a Mariners fan from a distance: flattened features and peeled-back…

The day Muhammad Ali came to Seattle

Whether sports or news, journalists are taught to be respectful but impervious to authority, celebrity and power. The job cannot be done while influenced by…

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…