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Bill Iffrig, then 78, of Lake Stevens lies on the ground as police officers react to a second explosion at the finish line of the Boston Marathon in Boston on April 15, 2013.
John Tlumacki / AP
Tuesday, April 15
Bill Iffrig is Boston bombings’ reluctant icon | Jerry Brewer

Lake Stevens runner, 79, isn’t keen on rehashing his story of being struck down 20 feet from the marathon finish line, and finishing the race, a year ago.

Saturday, April 12

Can these Mariners thaw their fans’ ice? | Jerry Brewer

The Mariners’ solid start has some fans smiling, while others are still too burnt to believe it yet. Can a likeable team with two superstars and a promising cast deliver?

Thursday, April 10

It’s wrong time for Nigel Williams-Goss to go to NBA, but he’s right to flirt | Jerry Brewer

Assuming an NBA team doesn’t guarantee him a first-round selection, Nigel Williams-Goss will suspend his NBA flirtation, return to Washington for his sophomore season and keep coach Lorenzo Romar from having a panic attack.

Tuesday, April 8

Mariners’ Robinson Cano makes it look easy

Mariners’ new superstar Robinson Cano says he believes in his team. “This team can compete with anybody, not only in our division, but the league,” he says.

Saturday, March 29

Lloyd McClendon, a manager of few words, puts Mariners on course | Jerry Brewer

Everything about Lloyd McClendon, the new Mariners manager, seems comfortable, unforced, genuine, even if it’s a little different.

Friday, March 28

Robinson Cano signing is nice but Mariners still have issues

The Mariners have defensive concerns, pitching concerns, roster versatility concerns, athleticism concerns, speed concerns and inexperience concerns. Robinson Cano and Felix Hernandez will need a lot of mascara to cover up all those problems.

Thursday, March 27

Mariners risk repeating sketchy history in promoting Roenis Elias too early | Jerry Brewer

Roenis Elias hasn’t pitched above Class AA but with injuries to Hisashi Iwakuma and Taijuan Walker, the Mariners plan to put him in their rotation to start season.

Wednesday, March 26

Why the Seahawks will be fine without Jared Allen | Jerry Brewer

The Seahawks didn’t lose free agent Jared Allen. They never had him, and the Super Bowl champions need to stick to their well-thought-plan to uncover underrated talent in free agency and the NFL draft.

Tuesday, March 18

For local hoop fans, this year’s Big Dance is a bittersweet one | Jerry Brewer

With Washington, Washington State and Seattle U on sidelines, it’s not easy finding someone to root for.

Sunday, March 16

Shock the world? No, unbeaten Wichita State is for real | Jerry Brewer

Wichita State would be America’s team, should be America’s team, but the fact is, America doesn’t like an underdog tale as much as it thinks it does.

Saturday, March 15

College basketball is stuck in a one-and-done rut | Jerry Brewer

It has been nine years since the NBA implemented a 19-year-old age limit. While it has satisfied our curiosity to see college cameos from players who would’ve gone straight to the NBA, the results are mixed, at best, when you evaluate what it has done for the college game.