Stories tagged: Commentary
Sun., May 26, 2019, 4 a.m.
Last year was my first full golf season in Spokane. The only course I had played previously was Indian Canyon, and that was in the previous millennium.
Sun., May 26, 2019, 4 a.m.
When stepping onto the tee box of a par-4 or par-5, the only thing that crosses my mind is to hit a nice drive. I’m not thinking about seeing that …
Sun., May 26, 2019, 4 a.m.
Majors matter more than any other golf tournament. They are not the sole measure of greatness.
UPDATED: Sat., May 25, 2019, 10:10 p.m.
Now that we’re one-third of the way through the season, it’s time to ask: Is this the worst Mariners team ever?
Sat., May 25, 2019, 4:16 p.m.
Domingo Santana hit two solo homers and Mitch Haniger had one for Seattle, which lost its fifth in a row.
UPDATED: Fri., May 24, 2019, 10:49 p.m.
Matt Olson and Mark Canha hit back-to-back home runs as the Oakland Athletics defeated the visiting Mariners 6-2 Friday night for their seventh consecutive victory.
Fri., May 24, 2019, 7:58 p.m.
Derek Bayley had a few things to tidy up before he turned pro, ending an impressive run in amateur golf.
UPDATED: Fri., May 24, 2019, 7:02 p.m.
Sue Bird’s first words at the news conference Tuesday to discuss her knee surgery said it all.
UPDATED: Wed., May 22, 2019, 7:22 p.m.
Matt Calkins: With Jaden McDaniels on the way, Huskies might have their best team in a decade – if not ever
Rivals considers Washington recruit Jaden McDaniels the seventh best college prospect, while ESPN currently has him going seventh in next year’s draft.
Tue., May 21, 2019, 10:58 p.m.
During summers at Priest Lake, Randy Burkhart was known to drag his son Jackson down to the boat before breakfast, motor offshore of Kalispell Island, bring a megaphone to his …
UPDATED: Sat., May 18, 2019, 11 p.m.
Before the season began, general manager Jerry Dipoto admitted he was rebuilding Seattle’s roster. He even admitted the M’s were taking a step back, in hopes of becoming successful down …
Thu., May 16, 2019, 10:20 p.m.
Byron Buxton and C.J. Cron hit home runs in a seven-run fourth inning against Mariners right-hander Erik Swanson (1-5).
Thu., May 16, 2019, 6 a.m.
Over the years, I’ve given my girlfriend some real duds as gifts – with the exception of last year: An autographed copy of “Day Hiking Eastern Washington,” co-authored by former …
UPDATED: Tue., May 14, 2019, 4:25 p.m.
Sue Bird, the 38-year-old point guard for the Seattle Storm, has essentially become the WNBA’s Tim Duncan. She’s a perennial All-Star with multiple titles who doesn’t decline with age.
Tue., May 14, 2019, 2:58 p.m.
Dustin Johnson was on the wrong side of history at the last PGA Championship. It wasn’t because Brooks Koepka, his best friend in golf, walked away from Bellerive with the …
Tue., May 14, 2019, 12:59 p.m.
Tyson Fury, the big British heavyweight who breaks into song at the most unexpected moments and would be fun to meet for a beer, will be fighting next month. So …
Tue., May 14, 2019, 8 a.m.
The most prolific month in motorsports arrived with two strong races with IndyCar and NASCAR both opening May with momentum-grabbing entertaining events that should carry the series through their Memorial …
UPDATED: Mon., May 13, 2019, 9:09 p.m.
Tiger Woods hysteria resumes this week at the PGA Championship, in the wake of his widely proclaimed “greatest comeback in sports history” last month at the Masters. I am going …
UPDATED: Sat., May 11, 2019, 6:44 p.m.
J.P. Crawford and Shed Long, the Mariners’ double-play combination of the future, were both recalled from Triple-A Tacoma on Friday.
UPDATED: Fri., May 10, 2019, 6:14 p.m.
Matt Calkins: Sounders not wasting any time improving a team that already looks among the best in MLS
If there is a notable Seattle sports signing in the spring, Starfire Sports isn’t usually where the press conference is. But this week, it was a pair of soon-to-be Sounders …
Thu., May 9, 2019, 6:40 p.m.
Left-hander J.A. Happ allowed one hit in five scoreless innings and Cameron Maybin drove in a run with a second-inning double as the New York Yankees defeated visiting Seattle 3-1 …
Thu., May 9, 2019, 5 p.m.
Thursday morning, there was a lot of talk – on social media, in barbershops, on radio and TV shows – that the “old” Stephen Curry showed up in Game 5 …
Thu., May 9, 2019, 8 a.m.
The replays stream onto our sets in high-definition on a practically endless loop, with no detail too small, or too big, to ignore: fingernails nicking basketballs, horses veering out of …
Wed., May 8, 2019, 6:51 p.m.
Yusei Kikuchi allowed one run on three hits in 7 2/3 innings as the Mariners defeated the host New York Yankees 10-1 Wednesday night.
UPDATED: Tue., May 7, 2019, 5:30 p.m.
Matt Calkins: Bobby Wagner has been a superhero for the Seahawks, so all this drama just sets the stage
I don’t know if there are a lot of people out there worried that Bobby Wagner won’t re-sign with the Seahawks, but if there are, let me offer a spoiler …
Tue., May 7, 2019, 1:20 p.m.
He was among the best as an amateur, winning a prestigious national title and moving onto the PGA Tour. While he never thought it was going to be easy, making …
Sun., May 5, 2019, 5 a.m.
It was the summer that Austin Ehlo – then a fifth-grader – was a camper at Michael Jordan’s Flight School in Santa Barbara, which should have been irony enough given …
Sat., May 4, 2019, 8:46 p.m.
We’re still weeks away from Memorial Day, but let’s talk about which pieces Jerry Dipoto might be tempted to sell off as we head toward summer and, eventually, the trade …
UPDATED: Sat., May 4, 2019, 8:57 p.m.
In the 145 years they have run the Kentucky Derby, no jockey has won the Run for the Roses the way Flavien Prat did Saturday.
Fri., May 3, 2019, 1:45 p.m.
After a grim year in horse racing, let’s just hope everyone makes it back alive at the Kentucky Derby.