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  • Seattle sports community celebrated by high school hall of fame inductees

    Doug Christie played 15 seasons in the NBA, but he says some of the toughest games he played were in his south Seattle neighborhood growing up. Ross Flowers was a track star at UCLA, he earned a doctorate degree in counseling psychology and has worked in an administrative capacity for several professional sports organizations. He agreed, growing up in Seattle pushed him to compete. “Being involved in sports and challenging myself for sure led me to being more comfortable and […]

  • Seattle basketball legend Doug Christie says it’s time to bring back the Sonics

    Doug Christie wants the Sonics back. The 1988 graduate of Rainier Beach High School is among a class of 12 former student athletes to be inducted Thursday night into the Seattle Public Schools Athletic Hall of Fame. He said Wednesday that might not be the case if he didn’t grow up watching NBA basketball in his hometown. “Without the SuperSonics, man, I don’t know if I play basketball,” he said. Christie recalled meeting former Sonics guard Gus Williams at a […]

  • Know what’s going to happen on and off the field Sunday? Want to bet on it?

    How long will it take Gladys Knight to sing the national anthem before Sunday’s big game? Which team will win the coin toss? How many times will President Trump tweet? Those are just a few of the exotic wagers — or prop bets — being offered this year in Las Vegas and around the world. The Super Bowl is not only the most watched sporting event, it is also the most wagered upon. The total amount bet on the big […]

  • Martinez’s ‘amazing’ Mariners journey finds a fitting home in Cooperstown

    SEATTLE — Numbers are the bedrock of any Hall of Fame candidacy. That’s why before and after the announcement last week that Mariners legend Edgar Martinez was elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame, his statistics were tossed around often in support. A lifetime .312 batting average and .418 on-base percentage. Two batting titles, seven all-star appearances and five silver slugger awards. But Mariners Chairman Emeritus John Ellis pointed at a different statistic Tuesday as to why the Seattle […]

  • Edgar Martinez hit ‘The Double,’ and much more — here’s a look at 5 great moments

    The Seattle Mariners had never made the playoffs before Edgar Martinez, and they haven’t made them since. He was the cleanup hitter on a team that featured the potent bats of Ken Griffey Jr., Alex Rodriguez and Jay Buhner. He put that team on his back more than once, creating many of the greatest moments in franchise history. On Tuesday, he was elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Here’s a look at some of the most memorable moments […]

  • UW, WSU representatives speak against bill that would allow compensation for college athletes

    Representatives from both the University of Washington and Washington State University were among those that testified at a hearing in Olympia on Wednesday against a bill that would allow college athletes to be compensated. House Bill 1084 would not require schools to pay athletes, but instead would allow the athletes to earn income from endorsements or other means. Rep. Drew Stokesbary (R-Auburn) is the primary sponsor of the bill. He presented it Wednesday and answered questions from the House College […]

  • Mariners legend Edgar Martinez voted into Baseball Hall of Fame

    Edgar Martinez has a Seattle street, a ballpark cantina and a Major League Baseball award named after him. Now there will be a plaque with his likeness in Cooperstown. The former Seattle Mariners third baseman and designated hitter was among those named Tuesday to the National Baseball Hall of Fame along with pitchers Mariano Rivera, Roy Halladay and Mike Mussina. It was the 10th and final time Martinez would appear on the ballot and he received 85.4 percent of the […]

  • Damage from lightning blamed for thousands in extra security costs at Tacoma Narrows Airport

    Pierce County officials say lightning is believed to have damaged a tunnel outside the Tacoma Narrows Airport, causing what is estimated to be at least $35,000 in additional security and maintenance costs. The bulk of that money, more than $30,000, is being paid to a private security company to monitor the tunnel 24 hours a day in case of a fire, officials said. County communications director Libby Catalinich said in a email that the damage is believed to have occurred […]

  • Seahawks look to turn page on Cowboys loss, talk of ‘championship offseason’ ahead

    The Seahawks’ season ended Saturday in disappointment. Coach Pete Carroll admitted Monday that the defeat still lingered. “It’s just frustrating that we’re not playing,” he said. “The finality hits you square in the face.” But Carroll spent the bulk of his end-of-the-season press conference looking back at the success the team enjoyed and ahead at the possibility of even more to come. “This season was a season of growth and progress, and proving,” he said. “Coming to grips with who […]

  • Expect Seahawks and Cowboys to run the ball early, often in playoff showdown

    The Seahawks and Cowboys like to run the football. That’s rare in today’s pass-happy NFL. Seattle was, in fact, the only team in the league to run the ball more times than passing it this season. That commitment to the ground game led the Seahawks to the top rushing offense in the NFL. The Cowboys finished 10th, with bruising running back Ezekiel Elliott’s 1,434 yards claiming the rushing title. “He’s a great player and he runs strong, he’s elusive,” Seahawks […]

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