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UPDATED: Mon., July 13, 2020

Seahawks’ Greg Olsen to join Fox as NFL analyst after retirement

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Seahawks tight end Greg Olsen told The Associated Press he has agreed to a contract with Fox Sports to become its No. 2 NFL game analyst …

UPDATED: Mon., July 13, 2020

Washington’s NFL team drops ‘Redskins’ name after 87 years

WASHINGTON – The Washington NFL franchise announced Monday it is dropping the “Redskins” name and Indian head logo, bowing to recent pressure from sponsors and decades of criticism that they …

UPDATED: Sat., July 11, 2020

Day trippers: Familiarity key for NASCAR drivers at Kentucky oval

The Kentucky Speedway winners’ club is exclusive – just five drivers have combined to win the first nine NASCAR Cup races.

UPDATED: Fri., July 10, 2020

Elimination of conference games could have ripple effect in college athletics

The Big Ten became the first Power Five league to shift to an all-conference fall schedule as the college sports world faces difficult decisions caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

UPDATED: Thu., July 9, 2020

Chris Froome to join Israeli team after losing leadership at Ineos

Four-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome will join fast-growing cycling team Israel Start-Up Nation for the start of next season after losing his status as the leader of Team …

UPDATED: Wed., July 8, 2020

Mariners’ Kyle Seager looks to be example for younger teammates in Seattle

When the games start, Kyle Seager doesn’t intend to be wearing a mask all the time.

UPDATED: Sat., July 4, 2020

For TV networks missing sports, there’s one unthinkable scenario: Losing the NFL season

Throughout the spring and into the summer – without the NBA playoffs and baseball’s opening weeks – the sports world has continued to feel the steady drumbeat of the NFL. …

UPDATED: Tue., June 30, 2020

Julie Ertz, Casey Short say soul-searching led to vulnerability on field

Chicago Red Stars teammates Julie Ertz and Casey Short say hard conversations over the past several weeks led to their vulnerability in the moment they shared an emotional embrace while …

UPDATED: Sun., June 28, 2020

Trip down Northwest sports’ memory lane starts with baseball, hockey upgrades

I am, friends and family constantly remind me, quite elderly. So old, in fact, that I have witnessed a large percentage of the greatest teams, athletes and events in Inland …

UPDATED: Fri., June 26, 2020

Welcome back: The NBA sets the schedule for season restart

Zion Williamson is about to get another chance at opening night.

UPDATED: Thu., June 25, 2020

With Climate Pledge Arena, Amazon puts promise in lights

Amazon is bringing its climate change message to a new arena. Literally.

UPDATED: Fri., June 19, 2020

Twins remove ex-owner Griffith statue over racist remarks

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Twins removed a statue of former owner Calvin Griffith at Target Field, citing his racist remarks in 1978 and saying the team could no longer “remain …

UPDATED: Sat., June 13, 2020

Larry Stone: Black Lives Matter movement has catalyzed a reckoning across sports – and it’s not slowing down

SEATTLE – The country is going through momentous changes before our very eyes. And the world of sports, rather than providing a sanctuary for those who want to escape the …

UPDATED: Sat., June 13, 2020

Heat is on: Hectic NASCAR tests drained drivers at Homestead

MIAMI – Some fans will be back. Some flags will be gone.

Idaho field reports: Recreational vehicle registration extended; Trail stickers available

IDPR asked law enforcement agencies to suspend enforcement of 2020 registrations for recreational vehicles until July 1.

UPDATED: Tue., June 9, 2020

Carlos Hyde knows role in Seattle could be as No. 2 option

When he was an opponent playing in the same division, Carlos Hyde admired the way the Seattle Seahawks operated from afar.

Recreational shell fishery scheduled to open June 8

WDFW announced beaches in Puget Sound and the Strait of Juan de Fuca are scheduled to open for recreational clam, mussel, and oyster harvest on June 8.

UPDATED: Mon., June 8, 2020

NFL gives teams planner for total reopening of facilities

The NFL and the players’ union sent a planner to the 32 teams Monday outlining procedures for the full reopening of their practice facilities, which were closed because of the …

WDFW detection dog sniffs out invasive mussels on boat

Puddles, Washington State’s first mussel detection dog, proved that a canine partner is invaluable in the fight against Aquatic Invasive Species.

UPDATED: Mon., June 8, 2020

Former Washington State center Aron Baynes writes heartfelt message about inequalities

Phoenix Suns center Aron Baynes recently opened up on multiple social media platforms to join the wave of athletes who’ve penned letters, expressing their opinions about race relations, and sharing …

UPDATED: Mon., June 8, 2020

Larry Stone: The ‘Sodfather’ ends career as Mariners’ head groundskeeper in bittersweet fashion

Bob Christofferson always would say that Opening Day of the baseball season was like his wedding day, a time to show off to the world.

UPDATED: Mon., June 8, 2020

Ralph Walter: No Wet Dog Fur Open golf tournament this year, but that’s no reason to be teed off

Always scheduled for the second Monday of June, the Wet Dog Fur Open – the S-R sports department’s unauthorized golf tournament that has produced enough embarrassing moments to make even …

UPDATED: Mon., June 8, 2020

Idaho Central Credit Union Arena construction hits milestone

Almost one year after construction began on the University of Idaho’s new basketball arena, the project reached a significant milestone.

UPDATED: Mon., June 8, 2020

Idaho athletics works through steps to return after coronavirus pandemic

The novel coronavirus upended college athletics as basketball was about to embark on March Madness. spring football and spring sports saw seasons end while they were waiting in the wings.

Former Washington Huskies receiver Mark Pattison climbing Seven Summits

Coming out of Roosevelt High School in Seattle in 1980, Mark Pattison was a football star, bound for UW and the Don James-coached Huskies.

John Blanchette: Well-traveled Jim Fitzgerald takes over Sasquatch during hairy times

It is simply not the case that Jim Fitzgerald has either attended or worked for every college and sports franchise between here and Seattle.

UPDATED: Mon., June 8, 2020

Locally: Eastern Washington assistant Bobby Suarez named to Under Armour 30-Under-30 Team

Bobby Suarez, an assistant at Eastern Washington for three seasons, has been selected by the National Association of Basketball Coaches to the Under Armour 30-Under-30 Team.

UPDATED: Sat., June 6, 2020

Scott Dixon wins again at Texas in IndyCar’s delayed season opener

Scott Dixon was the fast driver for most of the all-in-one-day delayed opener for IndyCar.

UPDATED: Sat., June 6, 2020

Mike Lupica: LeBron James is always willing to stand up and be heard

This is what can happen, though, so often with celebrities conditioned to the world hanging on every word and on every subject except beach erosion.

UPDATED: Sat., June 6, 2020

Local baseball standouts resume college season in special Texas tournament

It’s been a strange, familiar and welcome experience for Washington State shortstop Kodie Kolden and Boise State pitcher Stu Flesland.