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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…



October 18, 2014 at 7:00 AM

Percy Harvin trade, Seahawks’ loss to Cowboys, hate in headlines: Seattle Times readers sound off

Seahawks That’s OK, Seahawks don’t need Harvin So, the Seahawks traded Percy Harvin to the New York Jets for a conditional mid-round pick? I know it is tough to keep your core together, as they mature into a roster full of all-stars. Percy wasn’t giving us what we thought he would. In contrast, he took what we do away…


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October 16, 2014 at 7:00 AM

Royals’ run should make Mariners fans take notice and dream

BY SEAN QUINTON Why not us? We hear it every year: Make the postseason and anything can happen. Just get in. All a team needs is a chance. That’s what the Royals got when no other team in the American League wild-card race looked conscious in the month of September. After three slams of the snooze button, the…



October 15, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Revealing my proud moment (and dark family secret), 55 years later

BY LEW WITHAM As the 1950s drew to a close, the idea of a man on the moon remained far-fetched. The only mammal to have penetrated outer space was a Russian dog named Laika. The Seattle Times’ Guest Guesser contest, like the early space race, was relatively low tech. Participants followed a quaint exercise of marking X’s…



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