John McGrath HEADLINES
There were two seconds remaining in the first half Sunday, and Jon Ryan’s pulse was pumping. A rare field-goal opportunity awaited the Seattle Seahawks punter, serving as an emergency substitute for sidelined kicker Steven Hauschka.
About 20 minutes after his team’s border-state rivalry game ended with a typical 45-24 stomping Saturday – about 3 hours after the talent gap between Washington and Oregon became apparent – a reporter asked Steve Sarkisian if he’d seen a Heisman Trophy-worthy performance from Ducks quarterback Marcus Mariota.
Barring a calamity, the Seattle Seahawks are on their way to the playoffs, and figure to make waves when they get there. Those lofty expectations put on them before the season – homefield advantage for two unscheduled games in January, a Super Bowl berth in February – remain realistic.
The play that changed a game will live forever in a snapshot that defines an era.
Freddy Garcia, his team’s nominal ace, had just been pummeled in a start unacceptable for a nominal ace. This was June 2002, so long ago that none of the post-game visitors in Lou Piniella office flinched when the Seattle Mariners manager struck up a match to light a cigarette.
Before the Mariners’ role in the 2013 season became an easily ignored side show, the most compelling reason to believe in Eric Wedge’s managerial future in Seattle was his record.
Washington State coach Mike Leach had words for his Idaho counterpart Paul Petrino after the “Battle of the Palouse” Saturday night in Pullman.
During only his first and last interview with a Seattle reporter, 13 years ago, Mariners majority owner Hiroshi Yamauchi was asked if rumors of his disliking baseball were true.
Among the offensive starters the Seattle Seahawks can least afford to lose, left tackle Russell Okung, reliable guardian of a right-handed passer’s blind side, ranks just behind quarterback Russell Wilson.
A bygone Thanksgiving holiday tradition in Tacoma was re-enacted Saturday, 74 days before Thanksgiving.
An 89-year-old treasure trove of sports history, Chicago’s Soldier Field might be the least hallowed significant stadium in America.
Major League Baseball on Tuesday revealed its tentative 2014 schedule.
Another NFL season kicked off Thursday in Denver, home of a Broncos team the 2012 Baltimore Ravens eliminated from the playoffs.
There generally are two routes a team can take to the Super Bowl.
What are we to do about this polarizing quarterback who seems to revel in his reputation as a punk?
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