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August 20, 2014 at 7:00 AM

Top 10 foods for runners: Expert offers tips to fuel your body

BY CHRISTINE BLANCHETTE To eat or not to eat used to be my dilemma during summer, especially being a runner. It was a challenge because often it was too hot to eat anything. I’d have to carefully analyze what I was about to consume and how long to wait before running. With my sensitive stomach threatening dire…



August 19, 2014 at 11:17 AM

Take 2: Blueprint on how the Mariners will end playoff drought

BY FRANK WORKMAN In less than three weeks, the Seahawks will play their first regular-season game in defense of their Super Bowl championship. The attention of many Puget Sound sports fans will turn toward the Hawks and away from the Mariners, who are now in the mix for the second wild-card playoff position. Only those die-hard fans will…



August 9, 2014 at 8:00 AM

Mariners, Seahawks, hydros: Seattle Times readers sound off

Seahawks Chance missed to send message The Seahawks organization lost a terrific opportunity to do something worthwhile, when they decided to not collect the penalty fine from Marshawn Lynch for missing mandatory practices. I don’t care about his decision to whine for more money. This happens way too often with overpaid athletes. But imagine the good it could have…



August 9, 2014 at 12:59 AM

Hydro controversy? Why there was no start penalty in Seafair’s final

When I returned from being out of town last weekend, my phone and email included several messages from readers with the same question: Why wasn’t a penalty assessed in the Albert Lee Appliance Cup unlimited hydroplane final at Seafair on Sunday? And why the heck wasn’t it mentioned in our stories? I’ve finally got an answer,…



August 1, 2014 at 7:00 AM

Marshawn Lynch, Ray Rice: Seattle Times sports readers sound off

Seahawks Pay cut if Hawks lost? If the Seahawks had laid a giant egg in the Super Bowl, would Marshawn Lynch have approached coach Pete Carrol and general manager John Schneider and offered to take a pay cut? — Robert Van den Akker, Monroe Beastly new class requirement Seahawk holdout Marshawn Lynch should be hauled back into class and required to write…


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