In sports briefs from Thursday, the French Open schedule is pushed back a week due to the coronavirus pandemic, and Paul George's 33 points lead the Clippers past the Suns in a matchup of two of the Western Conference's top teams.
Upon arriving on campus in 2015, Huskies coach Keegan Cook instilled in his players the "good after good" mentality. He borrowed the philosophy from former U.S. men's volleyball coach Hugh McCutcheon, who is now coaching the Minnesota women's volleyball team.
You want to love the Mariners, you really do. Right? But for so many years, the love affair has been unrequited, leading to little else but heartache and despair. You give, but they don't give back.
Midway through Sunday’s postgame news conference, a reporter asked Mariners manager Scott Servais if the heat had anything to do with starting pitcher Nick Margevicius throwing awkwardly before being pulled in the fifth inning.
Daniel Stuckey of Woodinville had savored watching the Astros at Minute Maid Park in 2017 during business trips to Houston, and why not? They were an exquisitely talented team that would go on to win the World Series in seven games over the Dodgers.
They were an unlikely group of trailblazing diplomats, including the 15-year-old who knew only that China was a big country filled with communists — and really good pingpong players.
Tommy Lloyd, who this week was hired as Arizona's men's coach, may be the best international recruiter in college basketball. He carved out a niche over the past two decades and now is the star of the room whenever he walks into a gym overseas.
COVID restrictions prevented spectators from filling up the stadium, but that didn't stop the Sounders from filling up the stat sheet.
Brian Schmetzer knows that when the Sounders open the MLS season Friday, April 16, against Minnesota United FC at Lumen Field, the Loons will be holding a grudge.
It may have been a slip of the tongue, or perhaps a bit of miscommunication in a new administration.
With all due respect to Jay Buhner and Gary Payton, it might well be the most famous dome in Seattle sports history — beautifully bald, long before it was fashionable. And he owns an instantly recognizable nickname that is sheer perfection in describing both his look and his game.
Multiple outlets have reported that a group involving former Mariner Alex Rodriguez is finalizing a deal to purchase the NBA's Minnesota Timberwolves for $1.5 billion. Anytime an NBA franchise sale takes place, the reaction in the 206 is, "Does this mean the Sonics might come back?"
Future Hall of Fame cornerback Richard Sherman is a Seattle legend who will never have to buy his own drink in this town. He can be one of the most engaging, respectful athletes in the country, as multiple awards from the media for his cooperation indicate.
For Washington’s volleyball team, the interminable wait had finally ended.
With the return of Carlos Dunlap after a two-week stint in free-agent limbo, there's plenty of reason to regard the Seahawks' defensive line as one of the least-worrisome aspects of the team.
Baylor pummeled Gonzaga 86-70 in Monday's NCAA tournament men's basketball championship game, preventing the Bulldogs from completing an undefeated season. The Bears scored the first nine points of the game, 29 of the first 39, and outclassed the Zags (31-1) in just about every category.
After banking in a 40-foot buzzer-beater to give his team a 93-90 overtime win against UCLA in Saturday's NCAA men's tournament national semifinal, Gonzaga guard Jalen Suggs said he couldn't find the words to describe the moment. Don't sweat it, Jalen. Not sure anybody else can, either.
Opening day is always cause for slightly irrational joy, a symbolic reminder that sun and rebirth is nearly upon us. The poets have a field day, the zealots revel in the inside baseball, and even the dilettantes latch onto the pomp and circumstance. But this year, it hit home even more powerfully, and poignantly.
This was supposed to be the trap game, the upset special, the opponent uniquely qualified to exploit whatever minute weaknesses Gonzaga's men's team might possess.
Perfection, in sports, is the unattainable standard. It is that pursuit of perfection that drives athletes to be excellent. And the Gonzaga men's basketball team? It has been flirting with perfection all season long.
It was about the most spirited spring one could imagine for the Mariners. This is what happens when (now former) team president Kevin Mather insults a good chunk of the team on camera in front of a Rotary club.
Bill Walton correctly predicted the Pac-12's NCAA men's tournament success, and he actually forecast all five Pac-12 teams in the Final Four.
The Pac-12 not being demeaned, belittled or mocked in men’s basketball and/or football? An enterprise overseen by Larry Scott getting lauded for its overachievement? Our poor, forlorn little conference proving to be the biggest, baddest dudes in the NCAA Tournament?
College basketball’s stretch run typically brings intensified interest in postseason position and hot seat speculation: If the coach isn’t churning toward success on Selection Sunday, is he headed for dismissal on Black Monday?
Seahawks defensive back D.J. Reed might not have the locker-room clout of a Russell Wilson or a Bobby Wagner. He might not have the popularity of a DK Metcalf or the resume of a K.J. Wright.
Apologies in advance if this turns out to be a jinx.
One must temper any excessive enthusiasm brought about by this 40-3 Seattle romp at Lumen Field by remembering it occurred against the now 0-13 Jets. They proved Sunday they aren’t as good as their record would indicate.
During a season in which six of the Seahawks’ eight wins have been decided by one score, Jason Myers has been as valuable as he is accurate. He has nailed all 15 of his field-goal attempts this year and, dating to last season, has made 26 in a row.
Ever since I was lucky enough to become the executive director at the WIAA, I’ve told our staff and membership that we are in the memory-making business. Those memories can be made in any town, large or small, in any sport or activity, at a mid-week practice, a senior night, or a state championship final.
For many Americans — possibly millions — this may be the worst August they can remember. Unemployment is still stratospheric, social restrictions are still ubiquitous, and the tunnel that is this coronavirus pandemic remains dim.
A few days ago, the column on the Mariners’ home opener seemed inevitable regardless of the result: If there was ever a year in which fans couldn’t be present, this was it.
SEATTLE — There was little doubt that the best linebacker in the game would field questions about one of the top safeties in the game. And on Wednesday, Bobby Wagner was all too happy to praise the newly acquired Jamal Adams, a former Jets DB.
Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott said Thursday that the conference is prepared to pivot quickly to alternate football scenarios in the event a 12-game regular season cannot start on time because of the coronavirus surge.
Blake Treinen was rolling south on Interstate 84 somewhere in central Idaho last week when I finally caught up with him