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Thursday, July 31
Mariners improve with trades, but is that good enough? | Larry Stone

The Mariners make two trades for veteran right-handed hitters Austin Jackson and Chris Denorfia, but only moved the needle a little on the worst offense in the American League.

Wednesday, July 30

Seahawks’ Percy Harvin ready to show his star power | Larry Stone

At training camp, Harvin is showing a bounce in his step he hasn’t felt since his heyday with the Vikings. “I’m not worried about holding back,” he says.

Monday, July 28

Mariners continue to frustrate with lack of run production

With just a few days left until the trade deadline, the Mariners desperately need more bats if they are to realistically stay in the playoff hunt.

Saturday, July 26

Meet the nuttiest baseball team the Northwest has ever seen

A compelling new documentary from Netflix, “The Battered Bastards of Baseball,” tells the story of the Portland Mavericks, who existed for a mere five seasons, 1973-77, but live on in legend and lore as the nuttiest baseball team in Northwest history.

Pete Carroll is man on the spot for the Seahawks in title defense | Larry Stone

Being a defending Super Bowl champion doesn’t just mean that every team is gunning for you with maximum motivation. The biggest challenge is internal: Recapturing the hunger and drive. For that reason, coach Pete Carroll is the Seahawk most on the spot in 2014.

Monday, July 21

Mariners shouldn’t be timid in trading prospects | Larry Stone

Given their poor history of can’t-miss prospects, the Mariners should realize the position they are in: a chance to make the playoffs for the first time since 2001.

Saturday, July 19

Defending Super Bowl title will not be easy for Seahawks | Larry Stone

On Friday, the Seahawks’ offseason of accolades and reverence comes to an official end when training camp opens. So hoist one last toast to Feb. 2, 2014, turn on the DVR for a final, loving look at the rout, and get ready for the harsh reality of title defense.

Thursday, July 17

Sounders atop list of Seattle teams poised to make noise | Larry Stone

Like the Seahawks and Mariners, the Sounders have a star power, team chemistry and a winning record. Could the MLS team finally create postseason magic for its rabid fans?

Monday, July 14

Brock and Salk reunited on 710 ESPN, go against KJR’s Mitch in the Morning | Larry Stone

Mike Salk left 710 ESPN in March 2013 to take a job in Boston. But he returned to Seattle to team up with his former on-air partner Brock Huard. Their show will air from 7 to 10 a.m., putting them up against KJR’s Mitch Levy.

Saturday, July 12

‘King Felix’ as loyal as his subjects over past 10 years

He pitches for a team that often struggles to win, yet the legend of Felix Hernandez has never been stronger. He remains loyal to Seattle, passing up chances for bigger paydays with winning teams.

Friday, July 11

Electricity is on again at Safeco Field | Larry Stone

Punto and Melvin were tossed from the game by home-plate umpire James Hoye as Safeco rumbled with the kind of mounting, kinetic roar that hadn’t been heard since, well, the good old days.