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April 18, 2014 at 11:06 AM

Boston Marathon: Recalling the horror and why I had to run again

BY M. NICOLE NAZZARO WATERTOWN, Mass. – The first sign that something wasn’t right was the hundreds of runners, without finisher’s medals, walking in the opposite direction from the finish line. What were they doing in the middle of the road? Then my phone started ringing in my fanny pack. Every one of my friends knew I…

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April 17, 2014 at 7:47 AM

Husky football poll: How should UW punish Damore’ea Stringfellow?

Washington receiver Damore’ea Stringfellow was sentenced to five days on a work crew, fined $693, and ordered to pay restitution to the victims and to attend anger-management counseling after pleading guilty Wednesday to two counts of fourth-degree assault and one count of third-degree malicious mischief. All are misdemeanors. Huskies football coach Chris Petersen on Feb. 5…

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April 14, 2014 at 7:29 AM

A Seattle University golfer’s farewell to college sports

By NICOLE GADDIE Pressure is a funny thing. It wakes you up at 5:30 a.m. for workouts because you know your body won’t be able to survive 11-hour, 36-hole rounds otherwise. It forces you to forgo social activities on weekends in order to complete the immense amount of homework growing infinitely larger with each tournament trip. It keeps you…

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April 12, 2014 at 7:00 AM

Mariners, Seahawks, Canucks: Seattle Times readers sound off

Seahawks Having faith in this team’s pair of aces How does a team possibly recover from losing two defensive ends, two defensive backs, two receivers and an offensive tackle, all capable of starting, along with several backup players? That team, of course, is the Seahawks, and the answer to the question is that they have coach Pete Carroll and…

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April 11, 2014 at 2:56 PM

Seattle Reign FC: 5 lessons to save U.S. women’s pro soccer

BY CAITLIN DERUITER This weekend, nine women’s professional soccer teams, including the Seattle Reign FC, will take to the pitch to compete in the second season of the recently established National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL). Eight teams participated in the inaugural 2013 season, with the Houston Dash joining as an expansion team in 2014. The average…

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April 11, 2014 at 7:58 AM

WWE Wrestlemania: Why I love it (and, yes, I know it’s fake)

BY JOSEPH CRANNEY I laid face down on the floor of a dark room, my hands in my face, unable to speak. I had just screamed at my TV after watching Brock Lesnar defeat The Undertaker at WrestleMania XXX, held last Sunday in New Orleans. The Undertaker, one of the World Wrestling Entertainment’s most celebrated performers, had…

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