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UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 14, 2020

Mariners split doubleheader with A’s, 6-0, 5-9

Just a day earlier, Tim Lopes was relegated to the purgatory that is the alternate training site in Tacoma. With the scheduled intrasquad scrimmage scuttled due to poor air conditions, …

UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 13, 2020

Mariners beat Diamondbacks 7-3, but Justin Dunn’s short start alters plans going forward

PHOENIX – The bullpen start was scheduled for Game 2 of Monday’s make-up doubleheader in Seattle against the Oakland A’s.

UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 13, 2020

Minshew Mania 2.0: Jags stun Colts, Philip Rivers 27-20 in opener

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Minshew Mania 2.0 might be better than the original.

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 14, 2020

Russell Wilson throws 4 TD passes, Seahawks beat Falcons 38-25

Russell Wilson may never be the National Football League’s MVP, but at least he has a shot at some Michelin stars.

Russell Knox shoots 63 to take 1st-round lead at Safeway

Russell Knox shot a 9-under 63 on Thursday to take the first-round lead in the Safeway Open, the first event of the new PGA Toiur season.

UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 12, 2020

Familiar opponents: Seahawks, Falcons know each other well

ATLANTA – The offseason program was virtual. There were no preseason games to work out the kinks or gauge the opposition. Any familiarity will be welcomed in Week 1 of …

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 1, 2020

Tiz the Law draws No. 17 post as 3-5 Kentucky Derby favorite

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Kentucky Derby favorites will need to take the long route toward winning the Run For The Roses.

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 27, 2020

Lute Olson, Hall of Fame coach, Arizona icon, dies at 85

Lute Olson, the Hall of Fame coach who turned Arizona into a college basketball powerhouse, has died. He was 85.

UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 23, 2020

Former University of Idaho president Chuck Staben accused of ‘smear campaign’ by ex-AD

Former University of Idaho Athletic Director Rob Spear alleges in a lawsuit that Chuck Staben, the school’s president from 2014-19, launched a “smear campaign” that ultimately led to Spear’s termination.

Helena Public Schools Says There Won’t be Fans at Fall Games

The announcement came down on Thursday evening.

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 17, 2020

WNBA All-Star Cambage set to return to Australian league

Associated Press

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 10, 2020

College football coaches facing tough adversary: uncertainty

College football coaches are facing the daunting challenge of getting their players to maintain the required focus to prepare for season-openers when the prevailing question swirling around the sport is …

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 7, 2020

Matt Calkins: Fans are getting a much-needed escape from the coronavirus pandemic — a bonanza of sports events

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 …

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 5, 2020

John Clay: As college football ramps up, players are asking, ‘What happened to safety first?’

Goodness gracious people, is this thing a mess or what? We’re talking about college football. We’re talking about trying to play college football during a coronavirus pandemic. We’re not even …

UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 2, 2020

Locally: Jo Ann Wagstaff honored with service award

Jo Ann Wagstaff, a fixture in the athletic department at Whitworth University for 35 years, has been honored by the Northwest Conference with its Distinguished Service Award.

UPDATED: Tue., July 28, 2020

Coeur d’Alene Ironman 70.3 triathlon cancelled

The pandemic has claimed another mass gathering in area athletics. Organizers of the Coeur’ d’Alene Ironman 70.3 triathlon announced on Tuesday the race, rescheduled for September, will not take place.

UPDATED: Wed., July 29, 2020

Mac Engel: Will there be college football amid COVID? Former Power 5 AD paints bleak picture

The former athletic director of three Power 5 conference schools said football provides at least 71% of an athletic department’s annual budget.

UPDATED: Mon., July 27, 2020

2 MLB games postponed as Marlins deal with virus outbreak

MIAMI — Two major league games scheduled for Monday night were postponed after more than a dozen Miami Marlins players and staff members tested positive for the coronavirus in an …

UPDATED: Sat., July 25, 2020

Larry Stone: Kraken? NHL Seattle’s team name is bold and distinctive, but that doesn’t mean I have to like it

The feverishly anticipated unveiling of the team name for the Seattle NHL franchise began inauspiciously Thursday morning, with about three minutes of silence on the feed as CEO Tod Leiweke …

UPDATED: Sun., July 19, 2020

Locally: Former Washington State standout Borislava Hristova signs pro contract in Poland

One of the greatest players in Washington State women’s basketball history is taking her game back to Europe to play professionally.

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.