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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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September 11, 2014 at 7:00 AM

Women in sports media gain ground, but it’s an uphill climb

BY KAITLYN KAMINSKI Women have been emerging in the sports world for some time now, but it is only now that we are seeing more women in the locker rooms. In a 2012 study from the Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport, 88.3 percent of sports reporters were men.  The number of female sports reporters is…

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September 9, 2014 at 6:30 AM

Pete Rose: Here’s the only way baseball should reinstate Charlie Hustler

BY STEVE MYERS With the 25th anniversary of  Pete Rose being banned from baseball last month and the impending retirement of current Major League Commissioner Bud Selig, a growing number of voices have suggested that Rose should be reinstated to the game. These voices include a number of sports commentators (most recently, Keith Olbermann of ESPN)…

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September 8, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Mariners Take 2: Why Chris Young should give way to Taijuan Walker

BY SAM THOMSEN Chris Young is a walking oxymoron. He defies his last name, as a grizzled, wily nine-year major-league veteran and a pitcher who has transformed himself. He’s a giant, standing tall at 6 feet 10, but he flings a wimpy 85 mph fastball. He produced a magical season for the Mariners, worthy of a Comeback Player of…

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