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A different spin on sports by The Seattle Times staff and readers.

April 14, 2014 at 7:29 AM

A Seattle University golfer’s farewell to college sports

By NICOLE GADDIE Pressure is a funny thing. It wakes you up at 5:30 a.m. for workouts because you know your body won’t be able to survive 11-hour, 36-hole rounds otherwise. It forces you to forgo social activities on weekends in order to complete the immense amount of homework growing infinitely larger with each tournament trip. It keeps you…

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April 12, 2014 at 7:00 AM

Mariners, Seahawks, Canucks: Seattle Times readers sound off

Seahawks Having faith in this team’s pair of aces How does a team possibly recover from losing two defensive ends, two defensive backs, two receivers and an offensive tackle, all capable of starting, along with several backup players? That team, of course, is the Seahawks, and the answer to the question is that they have coach Pete Carroll and…

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April 11, 2014 at 2:56 PM

Seattle Reign FC: 5 lessons to save U.S. women’s pro soccer

BY CAITLIN DERUITER This weekend, nine women’s professional soccer teams, including the Seattle Reign FC, will take to the pitch to compete in the second season of the recently established National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL). Eight teams participated in the inaugural 2013 season, with the Houston Dash joining as an expansion team in 2014. The average…

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April 11, 2014 at 7:58 AM

WWE Wrestlemania: Why I love it (and, yes, I know it’s fake)

BY JOSEPH CRANNEY I laid face down on the floor of a dark room, my hands in my face, unable to speak. I had just screamed at my TV after watching Brock Lesnar defeat The Undertaker at WrestleMania XXX, held last Sunday in New Orleans. The Undertaker, one of the World Wrestling Entertainment’s most celebrated performers, had…

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April 9, 2014 at 12:59 PM

A strange sport bridges cultures for an American boy in Mexico

BY DAVID GARDNER In June of 1956, eight months after my father’s death, Mom moved the family – me, my little sister, and our cat – to Guadalajara, Mexico, where we would live for the next five years. During that time I attended Colegio Cervantes, a Catholic secondary school. There was a game played at school…

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April 8, 2014 at 7:08 AM

Mariners: Remembering my first opening day in 1977

The Mariners play their 38th home opener Tuesday night at Safeco Field, and I’ll be there as a spectator. I plan to make an appearance in the press box. Mostly, I’ll stop by to say hello to The Seattle Times’ reporters, columnists and photographers covering the game (along with many old media friends). But I’ll also…

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