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July 26, 2014 at 8:00 AM

Marshawn Lynch, Fernando Rodney, Cyler Miles: Seattle Times readers sound off

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Seahawks Little sympathy for Lynch holdout Shame on the Seahawks for putting a pistol to Marshawn Lynch’s head and forcing him to sign that $31 million contract. By pulling him out of Buffalo’s scrap heap, glossing over his foibles and allowing him to practice when he chooses, he now feels unappreciated, according to his new mouthpiece, Michael Robinson. So…

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July 25, 2014 at 12:24 PM

Marshawn Lynch: A fan’s plea to look at the big picture

BY MICHAEL KREFTING Thank you, Marshawn Lynch. Without your skills, effort and determination the Seahawks would not have reached the Super Bowl. Conversely, it’s the ultimate team game and you are lucky to be a part of such a great squad and organization. Without them you’d be Ringless in Buffalo. So now what? You are a multi-millionaire, have…

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July 22, 2014 at 6:48 AM

An open letter to soccer fans, and sports fans everywhere

BY PAMELA LONDON My first love was sport. I have seen its ability to foster joy and community, a trait that drew me – and continues to draw me – to sport as a passion. I have seen strangers embracing, grown men crying, babies wearing headphones bigger than their faces, all in the name of sport. Sport also…

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July 18, 2014 at 4:04 PM

Sounders-Timbers: A reader’s plea for fan civility to avoid violence

Sounders-Timbers Portland fans make game long nightmare My 9-year-old daughter and I were lucky enough to get tickets to the Sounders-Timbers game at CenturyLink Field. Our tickets were beside the Portland Army, which beat a drum without end. The vitriol and immaturity, lack of respect, language, police presence, abuse and ceaseless noise made our experience a long, expensive…

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July 16, 2014 at 2:36 PM

Joe’s World Cup journey: The end, or is it the beginning?

BY JOSEPH SIMS Seattle native Joseph Sims, 21, traveled around the country during the World Cup in search of the heart and soul of soccer in the United States. Read about his journey in the Take 2 blog. My last stop to watch the World Cup was at Fado in downtown Seattle. While it wasn’t packed so…

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July 14, 2014 at 4:45 PM

Matt Pentz hired to cover Sounders, Reign for The Seattle Times

This week started with two huge soccer stories Sunday: Germany beating Argentina in the World Cup final and the Sounders winning an MLS showdown in Seattle with Cascadia Cup rival Portland. And now here’s another Seattle Times soccer news flash: Matt Pentz has been hired to cover Sounders FC and Reign FC. OK, so maybe our announcement…

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