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Friday, August 29
WSU football and Connor Halliday: Another season of wild games in store | Larry Stone

It doesn’t look like the Washington State blueprint has changed much at all, and you know what that means. Another year of long, wild, crazy games. Another year of Connor Halliday flinging it all over the field, capable of making you pound your fist one play and pump your fist the next.

Wednesday, August 27

Seahawks learning price of success is a target on their backs

The NFL fined the Seahawks and coach Pete Carroll heavily for violating noncontact rules in the offseason. That’s just part of the byproduct of Seattle’s aggressive attitude, rather than the NFL looking to stick it to their reigning champions.

Super Bowl repeat won’t be easy — but Seahawks are better than last year | Larry Stone

There are a lot of reasons teams don’t win back to back Super Bowls often. But this season’s version of the Seahawks looks even better than last year’s model.

Monday, August 25

Mariners’ biggest victory: Getting fans to believe again | Larry Stone

New manager Lloyd McClendon told the Mariners in spring training he believed in them. As the team keeps winning, Seattle fans are coming to the same conclusion.

Wednesday, August 20

Developing a quarterback is Job One for Chris Petersen, Huskies | Larry Stone

Chris Petersen doesn’t have an established, experienced quarterback. In that, the Huskies are a distinct minority in a Pac-12 Conference loaded with elite signal-callers.

Monday, August 18

Mariners should dare to dream big | Larry Stone

Why aim for a wild-card berth? Mariners — as they did in 1995 — should think bigger, and shoot for AL West title.

Friday, August 15

Robert Turbin runs like a dream in his pursuit to be backup running back | Larry Stone

It’s one of the more compelling battles of the exhibition season, and on Friday, Robert Turbin took a turbo-charged step forward. Playing with the first-team offense in the first half, Turbin exploded for 81 yards on 12 carries.

Monday, August 11

Felix Hernandez thrives in the type of game he was born for | Larry Stone

Mariners’ offensive outburst finally matches brilliance of ace Hernandez

Saturday, August 9

Lou Piniella, a character of the first order, entering Mariners Hall of Fame | Larry Stone

Former Mariners pitching coach Bryan Price, now the Reds manager, said in a videotaped tribute, “In my time with you, I always felt like I was with a living legend.”

Thursday, August 7

Mariners relishing being in the playoff chase | Larry Stone

You can nitpick the Mariners’ weaknesses, or pooh-pooh the wisdom of the second wild card. But the fact remains: The race for the American League’s final playoff spot is deliciously wide open, with the Mariners smack dab in the middle of it.

Tuesday, August 5

Chris Petersen era at UW begins in earnest | Larry Stone

On Monday, as he roamed around Husky Stadium, UW coach Chris Petersen managed to appear both imperious and hands-on, stoic and animated. At one point, during a well-executed scramble drill, he yelled, “That’s what it looks like, John Ross!”