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

September 18, 2014 at 3:18 PM

Skateboarder Mitchie Brusco on his love for the sport

Mitchie Brusco of Kirkland is one of several high-profile skaters who will be at EZRocks –Skate for the Cure kickoff event Friday (Sept. 19) from noon to 1 p.m. at Highland Community Park/Bellevue Skate Park, 14224 Bel-Red Road. Go here for more details. The event will also celebrate the Bellevue Skate Park’s 20th anniversary. It…

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September 18, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Take 2: Adrian Peterson and what we expect from our sports heroes off the field

BY CLINTON PAWLICK If you want change, start with the big money.  It works.  Ask the Minnesota Vikings. After sponsors reacted unfavorably to the team’s reinstatement of Adrian Peterson, a star running back, who faces child-abuse charges in Texas, the Vikings placed Peterson on an “exempt” list.  This bars him from playing football for the…

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September 17, 2014 at 11:37 AM

Take 2: Ray Rice, Penn State cases send a dangerous message

BY JEREMY R. ABRAMS Last Monday, Sept. 8, two off-field events in sports garnered more attention than any competition on the field: the Baltimore Ravens released Ray Rice, whom the NFL suspended indefinitely; and the NCAA lifted its postseason and scholarship ban on Penn State University’s football team. These two events teach an important lesson about the…

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September 13, 2014 at 7:00 AM

Mariners’ crowds, Seahawks fan misbehavior: Times readers sound off

Mariners Fans watch from afar Where are the Mariners fans? (“Mariners winning, but fans slow to return,” Friday) We’re watching from afar. It’s called payback for over two decades of utter ineptitude, ranging from players and coaches to management and ownership, where mediocrity was deemed good enough, and when there were many years when even that was an…

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September 12, 2014 at 6:52 PM

Seahawks riding high atop national media’s NFL power rankings

NFL power rankings by the national media and major newspapers and websites are out for Week 2. The Seahawks are, not surprisingly, riding high. I found only one list – CBSSports.com – that had Seahawks anywhere but No. 1. That website had Denver No. 1, and Seattle No. 2. Here’s a quick look at some of…

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