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

October 30, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Take 2: My bike ride to the past through the Moses Coulee

BY MARIE KOLTCHAK As I roll slowly north on Palisades Road, near East Wenatchee, cutting through the Moses Coulee, I turn my face upward toward the sun. I commune with my inner lizard by soaking up the last of the real summer heat. I imagine a dinosaur might thrust his scaly head, nostrils flaring, out through a…

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October 29, 2014 at 12:28 PM

NFL power rankings: Unpredictable Seahawks all over the place

Conflicted over the Seahawks’ recent performances? You’re not the only one. The national media and major newspapers are, too, according to this week’s NFL power rankings. While the  Broncos, Cardinals and Patriots dominate most of those ratings, and are 1-2-3 in most sites – the Seahawks are ranked all over the place. They’re as high as…

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October 27, 2014 at 7:00 AM

Seahawks vs. Carolina: What the national media had to say

The Seahawks improved to 4-3 Sunday with a 13-9 victory at Carolina. Here’s a roundup of media reaction after the game from the national media. “CAROLINA PANTHERS SQUANDER CHANCES IN 13-9 LOSS TO SEATTLE SEAHAWKS” BY JOSEPH PERSON, THE CHARLOTTE OBSERVER It was Seattle’s third win in as many years against the Panthers, all decided by five points…

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October 24, 2014 at 6:31 AM

Seahawks vs. Panthers: National media pick Seahawks to win

The benefit of the doubt continues with the Seahawks, despite consecutive losses for the first time since the 2012 season. A look around at the media’s NFL picks this weeks shows just about everyone expecting the Seahawks to bounce back and get over .500. Because surely they can’t lose three straight games, right? Right? Seattle Times Jerry Brewer:…

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October 22, 2014 at 1:59 AM

NFL power rankings: Seahawks continue their stumble

The Seahawks’ 3-1 record feels like a long time ago, especially when one looks at the NFL power rankings put out by various sites this week. And that lopsided win against Green Bay in Week 1 on national TV? It might as well have been against the Lombardi Packers based on how down certain pundits…

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October 20, 2014 at 7:00 AM

Seattle’s own Battle of the Sexes still resonates 40 years later

BY STEPHEN SMITH The match came before Title IX changed the sports landscape for female athletes, even before Billie Jean King fought her Battle of the Sexes on national TV. In 1972, a seemingly insignificant tennis match to determine the last spot on the University of Washington men’s team had a lasting effect on two lives. What seems…

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