John McGrath HEADLINES
The Seattle Mariners’ bats finally were silenced Tuesday, but only because the schedule provided a day off for, um, what to call this juggernaut team that’s tearing up the Cactus League? The Peoria Power Co.? The New Bashers of the Purple Sage? Wedgie’s Wallbangers?
On the eve of what could be a milestone occasion for college basketball in this state, two rivals with variously modest expectations faced off Sunday at Hec Edmundson Pavilion.
Ford Parker Mullen had a name suggesting he was born into an affluent Philadelphia Main Line family that sent him to Princeton by way of an exclusive prep school.
The basket was good as soon as the ball left her fingers. Bethany Montgomery could tell. It was her shot, her moment.
Another day, another $750 million twist in the saga regarding the future of the Sacramento Kings.
A blood-stained sock former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling wore during Game 2 of the 2004 World Series was put up for auction the other day. It sold for $92,613, purchased by somebody who wants to remain anonymous.
The Seattle Mariners begin their Cactus League season today, and if that seems early to you, yep, it sure is. Spring training was pushed up this year to accommodate the World Baseball Classic, the quadrennial tournament conceived as a version of soccer’s World Cup.
As another state basketball tournament looms, the movie “Hoosiers” serves as true-story template for the magic high school athletes can create once they realize a team is more than the sum of its individual parts.
Roger Goodell does not thrill NFL crowds by catching passes or eluding tackles. He doesn’t sing, dance, act or entertain audiences with his humor. He’s never applied for a patent, or written a best-selling book, or painted a portrait, or designed a bridge.
Felix Hernandez had just signed a contract to stay in Seattle through 2019, and there was one more request to go with the $175 million the Mariners owed him over the next seven years.
Is Michael Jordan dead?
Three days after the Mariners appeared to make Felix Hernandez the highest paid pitcher in history, the rest of us were reminded about something we already should know.
When I returned the phone call from the office Thursday morning, the boss got right to the point.
Barring the intervention of something miraculous, the Seattle Mariners will win more games this season than they did in 2012.
Column as I see ’em …
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- Man critically injured in Frederickson motorcycle crash was off-duty King County deputy
- Proctors bike-rack bureaucracy tests patience of local Boy Scout
- Morning links: Harvin shows explosiveness
- Fallen Tacoma firefighter lived life filled with discoveries, explorations
- 310 Secrecy ignited firestorms over Benghazi, IRS
- 161 Aide: Obama learned about IRS from news accounts
- 120 He set out to disprove a faith, woo a girl now he loves both
- 73 Narrows tolls to rise; more hikes possible as debt and lack of traffic may push maximum amount over $6 prediction
- 24 Party lines blur at transportation rally