The Blue Mountain Baseball League, formerly known as Babe Ruth Baseball, is back. The 2020 season was lost to COVID-19, but the league — open to players age 12-16 years old — will resume play this year starting this month. Registrations are now being taken.
Desperate to save its pandemic-delayed football season last fall, the Pac-12 made a wager. Rapid antigen tests — a new technology for detecting the coronavirus — had hit the market in recent months, offering results in 15 minutes. The Pac-12, and other athletic conferences, wanted to try an unproven use: to screen healthy athletes daily for the coronavirus.
Breanna Stewart confirmed she'll rejoin Seattle on Tuesday, May 11, which gives the defending WNBA champs and the young star just five days to get acclimated with a reconfigured roster of returnees and newcomers before the season opener Saturday against the Las Vegas Aces.
Nolan Arenado homered against his former team, Adam Wainwright pitched three-hit ball into the ninth inning and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Colorado Rockies 2-0 on Sunday.
Seahawks receiver DK Metcalf might not have qualified for the Olympic Trials in the 100 meters Sunday, May 9. But he proved something to a lot skeptics anyway by running a 10.37 at the USA Track and Field Golden Games meet at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, California.
Once again, Washington has dead aim on a national title, ranked No. 5 in the country and sitting at 38-9 after sweeping a doubleheader from Utah on Saturday.
Perhaps it will serve as a reality check to their actual place in the landscape of Major League Baseball. It's certainly offered yet another reminder for the Mariners that their margin for error — or errors in this game — is slim. Put simply, they aren't good enough to play poorly and beat any team they play.
Raul Ruidiaz scored his fifth goal in four games and the Seattle Sounders beat the rival Portland Timbers 2-1 on Sunday to remain undefeated.
Damian Lillard scored 30 points and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the San Antonio Spurs 124-102 on Saturday night, moving closer to an outright playoff spot.
Jordin Canada fully understands how fortunate she is to have landed with the Storm with the No. 5 overall WNBA draft pick in 2018. But, as the dynamic guard enters a contract year, her future in Seattle is uncertain. For now, she's focused on bringing another title to Seattle.
In a game that should’ve been a celebration of a rejuvenated offense and some much-needed production from some of the struggling bats in the bottom of the order, the Mariners found numerous ways to find a 9-8 defeat in what should’ve been an easy victory over the Texas Rangers.
Russell Westbrook became an instant hit with his ability to deliver triple-doubles.
The Cascadia rivalry endured the COVID-19 pandemic and protocols amid MLS' return to play. Now, a semblance of normalcy returns when the Timbers host the Sounders at Providence Park with fans on hand.
The Los Angeles Lakers won’t have home-court advantage in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs.
The Cougars bolstered their 2021 roster with the addition of three transfers this offseason, but apparently had one more move up their sleeve, picking up a commitment on Friday from four-star prospect Mouhamed Gueye.
In March the UW men's basketball program looked about as fertile as the Mojave — a place you avoided if you wanted to develop or ... what's the word? Win. Now, though, fresh seeds have been planted. The question is: Can Mike Hopkins make them grow?
The NHL and Kraken are planning, with Seattle-based events company Hotopp Associates, a nationally televised expansion draft that will “show the world how cool Seattle is."
The NHL is relaxing virus protocols during the playoffs for teams that reach a threshold for vaccination.
Mike Trout says he broke down when he heard longtime teammate and mentor Albert Pujols was leaving the Los Angeles Angels.
Walla Walla High's track and field teams had three athletes win two events at the Mid-Columbia Basin championships at Fran Rish Stadium here on Thursday, May 6.
José Altuve responded to jeering fans by marking his 31st birthday with a go-ahead, three-run homer off Chad Green in the eighth inning, and the Houston Astros beat the New York Yankees 7-4 on Thursday to avoid a three-game sweep.
As Mikal Thomsen, the owner of the Tacoma Rainiers, offered up a pregame speech to the first fans — an announced crowd of 2,851 — to return to Cheney Stadium for a baseball game since Sept. 2, 2019, he welcomed them back and thanked them for their patience and enduring the cancellation of the 2020 and a hiatus that has felt longer than 612 days.
Wide receiver D'Wayne Eskridge, the Seahawks' second-round draft pick last week, won't exactly be job shadowing with Lockett when the Seahawks eventually all gather together to prepare for the 2021 season.
As they entered the finale of an eight-game homestand Wednesday afternoon, the Mariners needed Yusei Kikuchi to give them innings — regardless of the outcome — to save an overworked and beat-up bullpen.
It was a little joke that carried a lot of truth. Heading into the final day of the NFL draft last weekend, Seahawks general manager John Schneider said he planned to spend much of it thinking about Gabe Jackson and Carlos Dunlap.
The Seahawks and the other 31 NFL teams now know the dates of the major events of their offseason programs. Now to see who shows up and for what, with the NFL Players Association continuing to advise its members not to take part in on-field drills that are voluntary.
Larry Lucchino is heading to the minor leagues for one more chance to run a baseball team and build yet another ballpark at an age when many ease into retirement.
Bailie Brown doesn't consider herself a trailblazer though in a way she is — and so is her school.
Richard Sherman reiterated Wednesday that he remains open to a reunion with the Seahawks.
Cincinnati’s Joey Votto fractured his left thumb in the Reds' 1-0 victory over the Chicago White Sox in 10 innings on Wednesday, May 5.
Damian Lillard had 32 points and nine assists and Enes Kanter had 18 points and 13 rebounds, leading the Portland Trail Blazers to their highest point total of the season and a 141-105 rout of the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night, May 5.
So what comes with the bigger asterisk? Throwing a no-hitter in a seven-inning game, as Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner did last month? Or doing it over nine innings vs. the 2021 Mariners, as the Orioles' John Means did Wednesday afternoon?
One unintended COVID-19 side effect has been a boost to the prestige of the IIHF Under-18 World Hockey Championship tournament playing out in the greater Dallas area.
For the sixth time since the Seattle franchise came into existence in 1977, the Mariners were on the receiving end of a no-hitter as Baltimore's John Means shut them down in a 6-0 win on Tuesday, May 5.
North Carolina was uncharacteristically stymied on offense for most of the game against Washington, but are advancing despite that, scoring on a corner kick in the 68th minute for a 1-0 win in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament.
Draft weekend helped answer some questions for the Seahawks but created a few others. Let's take a look at a few of each.
Huascar Ynoa (3-1) hit a grand slam and allowed an unearned run and four hits in seven innings, leading the Atlanta Braves to a 6-1 victory over the Washington Nationals on Tuesday night, May 4.
With real games scheduled to be played, featuring umpires, opponents that aren't your teammates or coaches and fans expected to be in the stands, Cheney Stadium won't feel like the hopeless purgatory of last summer when it was the Mariners' alternate-training site for the shortened 2020 season.
Over the past two months, Washington State fans worried Pat Chun's tenure in Pullman may be nearing its conclusion, as the Cougars' third-year athletic director emerged as a potential target in multiple Power Five AD searches.
There's no telling whether Washington State's football team will be able to maintain its streak of consecutive bowl appearances this fall (in seasons played with more than four games, that is) but after 15 practices in April, one can be sure the Cougars will be a more polished product in 2021.
It's no secret that Seahawks receiver DK Metcalf is one of the fastest players in the NFL. But, is he really one of the fastest athletes in the country? Metcalf is going to put that question to the test this weekend.
When you saw Mariners pitcher Justus Sheffield wiggling his way out of jams and pinpointing sliders in Sunday's 2-0 win, were you celebrating the present or the future? When fellow M's starter Justin Dunn made it to the sixth inning for the third consecutive game four days earlier, were you thinking about what just happened or what's to come?
For the first time in one year, seven months and 26 days, or 14,496 hours, the Arkansas Travelers — the last Mariners' minor-league affiliate to play an official baseball game, will finally return to the field to play in real games.
Adam Wainwright came off the COVID-19 injured list and hung tough, St. Louis got a lights-out performance from its bullpen and the Cardinals beat New York, 6-5, for their fifth straight win.
When a team is forced into making a "bullpen start," the suboptimal situation rarely yields ideal results even with a bullpen that has been outstanding leading up to the game.
Danilo Gallinari made seven 3-pointers and finished with 28 points, leading the Atlanta Hawks to a 123-114 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers in a matchup Monday night of teams battling for playoff positioning in their respective conferences.
Washington redshirt junior Olivia Sekany lived a goalkeeper's dream Friday night in the second round of the NCAA tournament. In a penalty-kick shootout against Saint Louis, Sekany made two saves to give her team a chance to win in the fifth and final round.
It seems everything went right Saturday for Mariners reliever Wyatt Mills — except for the fine. First, the former Gonzaga Prep and Gonzaga University star from Spokane was told at 2:30 p.m. that he was joining the big-league team for the first time.
Sam Burns got some help from Keegan Bradley hitting into the water on the 13th hole, and then the 24-year-old from Louisiana took it from there with two big birdies that led to a 3-under 68 and a three-shot victory at the Valspar Championship on Sunday, May 2.
In filling out a three-person draft that was not only the fewest players Seattle has ever picked but the fewest any team has since 1999, the Seahawks took an offensive tackle two inches taller than anyone else on the roster, and a cornerback whose lack of stature may have been a reason he was still available in the fourth round.