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July 14, 2014 at 4:45 PM

Matt Pentz hired to cover Sounders, Reign for The Seattle Times

This week started with two huge soccer stories Sunday: Germany beating Argentina in the World Cup final and the Sounders winning an MLS showdown in Seattle with Cascadia Cup rival Portland. And now here’s another Seattle Times soccer news flash: Matt Pentz has been hired to cover Sounders FC and Reign FC. OK, so maybe our announcement…



July 14, 2014 at 7:14 AM

Joe’s World Cup journey: Back home in Seattle at last

BY JOSEPH SIMS Seattle native Joseph Sims, 21, traveled around the country during the World Cup in search of the heart and soul of soccer in the United States. Read about his journey in the Take 2 blog. I was so happy when I saw the Seattle skyline rise up in the distance last week. I…



July 11, 2014 at 7:00 AM

King Felix vs. the Big Unit: Who’s the M’s greatest pitcher?

King Felix or the Big Unit? Felix Hernandez or Randy Johnson? Both played 10 remarkable seasons with the Mariners, had great stuff and reputations as two of the best pitchers in baseball. And their statistics for Seattle are eerily similar. Entering Friday’s games, Hernandez’s win-loss record is 120-88 (.577) in 288 starts, with a 3.12 earned-run average,…



July 5, 2014 at 6:00 AM

World Cup bites, Mariners rebirth: Seattle Times sports readers sound off

World Cup Bite first, then cloud issue Luis Suarez, the “Mad Biter” from Uruguay, first states that he “deeply regrets what occurred,” (“Suarez apologizes for biting Italian defender Chiellini,” July 1) as if it were something that somehow just happened. Later he says, “my colleague Giorgio Chiellini suffered the physical result of a bite in the collision he…


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