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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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October 9, 2014 at 11:11 AM

WSU football’s terrifying thrill ride thrills, chills this Cougar

BY RYAN BLETHEN Losing shouldn’t be so much fun. But when your quarterback throws for an FBS-record 734 yards, six touchdowns and no picks, as Washington State’s Connor Halliday did Saturday, there is fun to be had. The only time I saw anything close to Halliday’s performance against California was when my younger brother would beat me…

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October 9, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Seahawks vs. Cowboys: Most NFL power rankings show Dallas gaining, Seattle No. 1

Monday night’s victory was hardly a work of art, Russell Wilson’s performance notwithstanding, but it was enough to keep the Seahawks atop most of the NFL Power rankings from national media and major newspapers. But guess who’s gaining ground quickly. Hello, America’s team. Fifteen of the 18 rankings I found place Seattle No. 1. The other three…

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October 8, 2014 at 11:42 AM

Caddy says Tom Watson isn’t grumpy, just a vicious competitor

BY BRIAN SULLIVAN A wave of criticism surrounds Tom Watson’s approach to being captain of the U.S. Ryder Cup team after another sound defeat at the hands of the Europeans.  After Phil Mickelson blasted Watson’s strategy in an awkward news conference, and word of Watson’s negative Saturday night comments to his team were revealed, Watson’s captaincy…

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October 7, 2014 at 7:00 AM

Seahawks MNF national media reaction: Rants for penalties, raves for Russell Wilson

From Russell Wilson’s remarkable performance to the Seahawks’ ridiculous number of penalties, the national media had plenty to write about after the Seahawks’ 27-17 victory at Washington on “Monday Night Football.” There were cheers for Wilson and jeers for an offensive line that was the worst offender in a flag-filled night in Landover, Md. Here’s what the…

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