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    When Spokane's Chris Kopczynski threw himself at some of the hardest mountain peaks in the late 1960s and '70s, he said he was "looked at as just another nut" participating in a … more
The quotes made the clubhouse seem as though it had just been hit by an 8.1 earthquake. "They don't care about winning," one Mariner said. "I've seen a lot of teammates walk out that door. But … more
Breanna Stewart has it all figured out. She was a first-time Olympian in Rio at 21. The one-year delay in staging the Tokyo Games puts her at 26 now, and she'd be 29 at Paris in 2024. Doing the … more
TOKYO — Each time he introduced a beach volleyball partner to a friend, Patrick Powers used the same preface. "Hey," Powers would say, "here's my new ex-partner." It was a reminder that … more
TOKYO — Jessica Springsteen approached the reporters lining a partition inside an interview area and glanced at the voice recorders piled onto three brown plastic trays in front of … more
CHIBA, Japan — At every turn during these Olympic Games, people are reminded to sanitize their hands. And no touching the hand-sanitizing station, please — just use the foot pedal. On … more
PETERSBURG, Fla. — Even though they'd been away from their old teams only since Saturday, the hugs and greetings seemed like they had been gone months if not years. Right-hander JT Chargois, … more
RENTON — On his first full day as a Seahawk, quarterback Sean Mannion mostly watched. But Seahawks coach Pete Carroll insisted that if Mannion had really been needed he could have run the … more
RENTON — The Seahawks will put on full pads for Tuesday's training camp practice at the VMAC for the first time since their last game — a desultory 30-20 loss to the Los Angeles Rams in … more
It wasn’t just the unrelenting sun. Or the sluggish air, wet and still and settling close to the ground. By midday the canoe slalom course at the Summer Olympics, a man-made rapids beside … more
Simone Biles will return to compete in the balance beam event final Tuesday, a week after she withdrew from the women’s team gymnastics competition to protect her physical and mental … more
The 24-year-old American swimmer who tied a record with five gold medals at a single Olympics needs a break. Caeleb Dressel, a Florida native, won gold in all five races he competed in: the … more
The whistle blows and the athletes move through the pool in unison, beautifully efficient strokes moving the water, kicking up a foamy, bubbly wake. They look the same. They move the same. But this … more
Of the 10 names and faces in what is a crowded Seahawks' cornerback competition, Damarious Randall's may not necessarily stand out. But the most important Seahawks' player — quarterback … more
As the trade deadline neared, Seattle Mariners General Manager Jerry Dipoto made one final move to bolster the team's near-top-of-the-league bullpen, trading for Rays reliever Diego Castillo. The … more
Barely a week after some expansion-draft selections that caught much of the hockey world off guard, the bigger picture is now taking shape for the Kraken in equally surprising fashion. The Kraken … more
Caveat No. 1: Everybody in the history of training camp is in the best shape of their lives. No coach will ever say "meh" when asked about a player's preseason condition. Caveat No. 2: Everybody … more
In one of the most bizarre moments in Olympic Games history, Simone Biles, the reigning Olympic and World all-around champion, took herself out of the Olympic team final one rotation into the … more
They have to go for it. Doesn't matter that they came into Monday night's game with a minus-52 run differential and a 23-8 record in one-run contests. Doesn't matter that Lady Luck has been on … more
In so many seasons past, most recently since the Mariners started their rebuilding plan, when the annual Major League Baseball trade deadline would near, the speculation centered on which established … more
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