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Thursday, October 30
As Smoak era ends with Mariners, reflecting on what never was | Larry Stone

To be a Mariners’ fan is to live in mortal fear of every discarded prospect blossoming into stardom in another uniform. It doesn’t happen quite as often as you think, but it sure seems that way because of a few spectacular examples. Justin Smoak could be another one.

Saturday, October 25

There’s a sure cure for what ails the Seahawks: Winning | Larry Stone

It’s absolutely crucial for the Seahawks to turn down the volume on all the sudden pessimism surrounding them. They need to change the meme of “team in turmoil” before it takes on a life of its own.

Wednesday, October 22

Mariners fans can look at Royals’ ride and be jealous | Larry Stone

“Everyone in this organization I’ve talked to, players and staff, watch (Kansas City) and think what coulda, woulda, shoulda,’’ Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik says.

Sunday, October 19

After loss to Rams, Seahawks must regain killer instinct | Larry Stone

And so it has come to this for the Seahawks, who once were the darlings of football, the baddest team in the NFL, the model of a franchise that seemed to do no wrong: They are grasping for positive signs in defeat. The Seahawks’ present is precarious at best, and grim at worst.

Saturday, October 18

Travis Ishikawa’s big hit has Federal Way High School on its feet | Larry Stone

Ishikawa’s 3-run home run in Game 5 of the NLCS put the San Francisco Giants into the World Series. He also made the game-winning play in Federal Way’s state title game in 2001.

Friday, October 17

Seahawks stunner as Harvin jettisoned to New York

The risky move does bring the Seahawks a conditional 2015 draft choice, as well as financial flexibility.

Wednesday, October 15

Seahawks defense needs to return to last season’s form | Larry Stone

Let’s not overlook the fact that the Seahawks this season have been in equal-opportunity regression. To be blunt, their defense simply has not been as impactful and disruptive as it was in their championship run.

Sunday, October 12

Doug Baldwin’s, Seahawks’ frustration boils over after offense struggles | Larry Stone

Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin was angry and Russell Wilson apologetic after an awful offensive showing in Sunday’s loss to the Cowboys. “The whole offense needs to refocus,” Baldwin said.

Saturday, October 11

Huskies’ Cyler Miles tunes everyone out, good or bad | Larry Stone

The Washington quarterback helped direct his team to a stellar win over Cal Saturday afternoon.

For WSU football, another maddening loss in a maddening year | Larry Stone

The Cougars stay close to Stanford, but it slipped away, just like it always seems to for Washington State in this maddening season. The Cougars are a team desperate for a breakthrough, but every time they seem on the verge of one, fate intervenes.

Wednesday, October 8

UW’s John Timu tackles fatherhood from 1,000 miles away | Larry Stone

John Timu’s infant son and wife live on a naval base in San Diego, but the Washington linebacker teammates call “Pops” is determined to be the best father possible.