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Kansas City forward Amy Rodriguez, who scored both goals of the game, holds up her son Ryan Shilling, 1, to give a kiss to Seattle defender Stephanie Cox's daughter Kaylee, also 1, after the game.
BETTINA HANSEN / The Seattle Times
Sunday, August 31
Reign lets special opportunity slip away | Larry Stone

The Reign, which had the best record in National Women’s Soccer League history, were left unfulfilled after FC Kansas City earns title at Starfire.

Saturday, August 30

Seahawks’ roster will always be a work in progress | Larry Stone

If there’s one area the Seahawks have ruled during their meteoric rise, it’s the Art of the Roster Churn.

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.”