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  • Mariners win fourth straight, inch closer to first place

      Houston – Logan Morrison drove in two runs and Chris Young pitched seven strong innings for his eighth win of the season as the Mariners swept the Astros in Houston, 5-2 on Wednesday. Young’s eight wins are second on the team behind Felix Hernandez.  It’s the first time he’s won eight games since winning nine in 2007.  Fernando Rodney pitched a scoreless ninth for his 24th save. The Mariners are nine games over the .500 mark for the first […]

  • Mariners win fifth straight, beat Red Sox 8-2

      Seattle — The Seattle Mariners used power hitting and terrific pitching for the second straight night as they beat the Red Sox at Safeco Field, 8-2 on Tuesday.  It was the Mariners fifth consecutive win.  They are six games over .500 and are tied for the American League Wild Card. Kyle Seager launched a three-run home run in the fifth inning to highlight a 2-for-4 outing with a career-high-tying four RBIs. The 26-year-old third baseman also maintained his club-leading […]

  • Commentary: It’s June, and Mariners are still in it—it’s a start?

    By Aaron Levine   We start by putting our spotlight on the Mariners – who deserve praise, because it’s now the month of June – and we haven’t written off their season. In a results-oriented business – and for a team we’ve been highly critical of in the past – it’s fair to say that, so far, they’ve taken a step in the right direction. Numbers don’t lie – and at 28-and-28, it’s just the second time in the last […]

  • Commentary: lay off Ballmer for seeking NBA team elsewhere

    SEATTLE — We start by putting our spotlight on the TMZ Sports report that former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer planned on meeting Shelly Sterling this afternoon about selling the Clippers. I’m as optimistic as anyone – but regardless of what the article alludes to – there’s little to no hope that Ballmer would attempt to move that franchise to Seattle for a simple reason: The NBA would never allow it. In true TMZ form, today’s report sensationalizes the fear LA […]

  • Commentary: Sterling is worst dark cloud on David Stern’s Legacy

    Commentary:  Sterling Is Worst Dark Cloud on David Stern’s Legacy by Aaron Levine We start by putting our spotlight on a number of articles that go a step further than admonishing Clippers owner Donald Sterling for his alleged racist remarks. They place blame on former NBA Commissioner David Stern for years of silence and inaction toward Sterling. Current NBA commissioner Adam Silver should be praised for taking swift and decisive action against Sterling, banning him for life and fining him […]

  • Commentary: Clint Dempsey – A Seattle sports icon? One say…but not yet

    We start by putting our spotlight on the Seattle’s biggest sports icons playing in SODO – and raise the question, is it time to add Clint Dempsey to this exclusive list, or still way too early? Most would agree that Felix Hernandez and Russell Wilson are currently Seattle’s most-beloved athletes. For Felix, it took time to build that reputation, thanks to a mediocre surrounding cast. For Russell, it came early with a Super Bowl title in just his second year. […]

  • Sounders FC Sigi Schmid Talks Recent Success, Clint Dempsey and His Favorite Beer

    Sounders FC Head Coach Sigi Schmid was on Q it Up Sports Sunday night and discussed his team’s recent success, his opinion on Clint Dempsey as a Seattle sports icon, and what his favorite beer is.

  • Commentary: On Boston Marathon Day, thoughts, prayers and hope from Seattle

    SEATTLE — We start by putting our spotlight on Pete Carroll’s famous mantra “It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish.” The problem is – thousands of people were robbed of that finish – some even more than a finish – in Boston last year. I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve never run a full marathon, nor have the desire. But tomorrow morning, my thoughts and prayers will be with every runner and every volunteer – everyone […]

  • Commentary: MLB dropped the ball on catch-and-transfer rule

    SEATTLE — We start with the rule interpretation that is completely disrupting the game of baseball. How can a simple play – like catching a baseball – create such an uproar? It’s happening now. Three times in Mariners games in the last week alone, we’ve seen an outfielder make a certain catch – only to drop the ball in the transfer from his glove to his hand. Every time, it’s been ruled a non-catch – a break for the team […]

  • Seattle Thunderbirds’ Wardley talks playoffs, hard hits

    SEATTLE — Thunderbirds’ Evan Wardley was on Q it Up Sports on Sunday talking about the T-Birds playoff series with the Kelowna Rockets and trying to come back down from a 2-0 deficit in the series. Games 3 and 4 are in Seattle on Tuesday and Wednesday.