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Goncalves signs 3-year deal with Lightning

Gage Goncalves’ wild 2020 reached yet another apex. The Everett Silvertips center, a virtual unknown when the 2019-20 WHL season began, signed a three-year entry-level… Continue reading

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf reads a birthday note handed him by his teammates after he scored a touchdown against the New York Jets during the first half Sunday at Lumen Field. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)

Grading the Seahawks in their 40-3 victory over the Jets

Seattle receives strong marks after finally blowing out an inferior opponent.

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf reads a birthday note handed him by his teammates after he scored a touchdown against the New York Jets during the first half Sunday at Lumen Field. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)
Readers deemed the Seattle Seahawks’ loss to the New York Giants the worst loss among the state’s football teams the past weekend. (AP Photo/Larry Maurer)

POLL RESULTS: Seahawks defeat deemed the worst

Voters overwhelmingly picked Seattle’s loss to the Giants as the state’s worst from last weekend.

Readers deemed the Seattle Seahawks’ loss to the New York Giants the worst loss among the state’s football teams the past weekend. (AP Photo/Larry Maurer)
Funko Field at Memorial Stadium in Everett. (Chuck Taylor / The Herald) 20200528

Everett can expect major changes for Minor League baseball

The Mariners have invited the AquaSox to play more games in a longer season, with better players.

Funko Field at Memorial Stadium in Everett. (Chuck Taylor / The Herald) 20200528
Miami Dolphins running back Myles Gaskin (37) runs with ball and is tackled by Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Mackensie Alexander (21) during an NFL football game, Sunday, DEC. 6, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Doug Murray)
Miami Dolphins running back Myles Gaskin (37) runs with ball and is tackled by Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Mackensie Alexander (21) during an NFL football game, Sunday, DEC. 6, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Doug Murray)
New York Giants cornerback James Bradberry, left, and defensive back Logan Ryan, right, break up a pass intended for Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf (14) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020, in Seattle. The Giants won 17-12. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Seahawks’ unwillingness to keep it simple costs them a game

A quarterback sneak on a fourth-and-inches play probably would have earned Seattle a first down. But no — they called a pass play, which failed.

New York Giants cornerback James Bradberry, left, and defensive back Logan Ryan, right, break up a pass intended for Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf (14) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020, in Seattle. The Giants won 17-12. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
New York Giants defensive end Leonard Williams, left, reacts next to Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Freddie Swain (18) after a play during the second half of the Seahawks’ 17-12 loss Sunday at Lumen Field. (AP Photo/Larry Maurer)

Grading the Seahawks in their 17-12 loss to the Giants

A bad loss at home against a 4-7 opponent inevitably leads to bad marks.

New York Giants defensive end Leonard Williams, left, reacts next to Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Freddie Swain (18) after a play during the second half of the Seahawks’ 17-12 loss Sunday at Lumen Field. (AP Photo/Larry Maurer)

Whose loss was worst, the Seahawks, Huskies or Cougars?

Between the Washington Huskies, Washington State Cougars and Seattle Seahawks, which of the state's football defeats the past weekend was the worst?… Continue reading

  • Dec 7, 2020
Washington State quarterback Jayden de Laura (4) walks off the field after an injury during the second half of the Cougars’ 38-13 loss at USC on Sunday. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

POLL: Which of the state’s football losses was the worst?

The Seahawks, Huskies and Cougars all lost on the same weekend for the first time since 2011.

Washington State quarterback Jayden de Laura (4) walks off the field after an injury during the second half of the Cougars’ 38-13 loss at USC on Sunday. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)
Washington State offensive lineman Josh Watson (65) lines up for a play during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Oregon in Pullman, Wash., Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020. Oregon won 43-29. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)

Even a COVID-19 diagnosis can’t rattle Cougars’ Watson

The Cascade graduate is staying positive during his senior season at WSU despite all the challenges.

Washington State offensive lineman Josh Watson (65) lines up for a play during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Oregon in Pullman, Wash., Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020. Oregon won 43-29. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)
Drew Timme and the rest of the Gonzaga men’s basketball team played Auburn the day after a Bulldogs player tested positive for COVID-19. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

POLL RESULTS: Readers split on Gonzaga choosing to play

A small majority objects to the Bulldogs playing a day after a player tested positive for COVID-19.

Drew Timme and the rest of the Gonzaga men’s basketball team played Auburn the day after a Bulldogs player tested positive for COVID-19. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Community sports roundup: Local swimmers shine in college

Rice’s Nicole Limberg and Alabama’s Matthew King recently turned in standout performances.

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz (11) is sacked by Benson Mayowa (95), Jarran Reed (90) and Carlos Dunlap (43) during the first half of an NFL football game, Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, in Philadelphia. The Seahawks defeated the Eagles (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)

Seahawks’ improving defense should strike fear into NFC foes

No, it’s not the old Legion of Boom, but even with an average defense Seattle could be formidable.

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz (11) is sacked by Benson Mayowa (95), Jarran Reed (90) and Carlos Dunlap (43) during the first half of an NFL football game, Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, in Philadelphia. The Seahawks defeated the Eagles (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)
New York Giants linebacker Devante Downs (52) during an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Emilee Chinn)

How local NFL products fared in Week 12

Players from Snohomsish County didn’t see a lot of action as the season hits the three-quarter mark.

New York Giants linebacker Devante Downs (52) during an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Emilee Chinn)
Philadelphia Eagles' Carson Wentz (11) is tackled by Seattle Seahawks' Carlos Dunlap (43), Jarran Reed (90) and Benson Mayowa (95) during the first half of an NFL football game, Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton)

Grading the Seahawks in their 23-17 victory over the Eagles

For the second straight week Seattle’s much-maligned defense earns good marks.

Philadelphia Eagles' Carson Wentz (11) is tackled by Seattle Seahawks' Carlos Dunlap (43), Jarran Reed (90) and Benson Mayowa (95) during the first half of an NFL football game, Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton)
Gonzaga guard Jalen Suggs (1) passes to a teammate against Auburn last Friday at the Fort Myers Tip-Off in Fort Myers, Florida. (Chris Tilley/Fort Myers Tip-Off via McClatchy News Service)

POLL: Should the Gonzaga-Auburn hoops game have been played?

The men’s basketball contest went forward despite a Gonzaga player testing positive for COVID-19.

Gonzaga guard Jalen Suggs (1) passes to a teammate against Auburn last Friday at the Fort Myers Tip-Off in Fort Myers, Florida. (Chris Tilley/Fort Myers Tip-Off via McClatchy News Service)

Should the Gonzaga-Auburn hoops game have taken place?

Should the men's basketball game between Gonzaga and Auburn have taken place after a Gonzaga player tested positive for COVID-19 the night before?… Continue reading

  • Nov 30, 2020
Alphas defensive back Austin Joyner (44), a Marysville Pilchuck graduate, encourages teammates during a Spring League game. (Cooper Neill / The Spring League)
Alphas defensive back Austin Joyner (44), a Marysville Pilchuck graduate, encourages teammates during a Spring League game. (Cooper Neill / The Spring League)
Washington Governor Jay Inslee, right, hands off the Apple Cup Trophy to University of Washington president Ana Mari Cauce and Huskies head coach Chris Petersen, left, last year at Husky Stadium. (Dean Rutz | Seattle Times/TNS)

POLL RESULTS: Readers not expecting an Apple Cup in 2020

Despite calls to have the annual football game between UW and WSU rescheduled, 68% think it won’t happen.

Washington Governor Jay Inslee, right, hands off the Apple Cup Trophy to University of Washington president Ana Mari Cauce and Huskies head coach Chris Petersen, left, last year at Husky Stadium. (Dean Rutz | Seattle Times/TNS)
Seattle Seahawks wide receiver David Moore (83) celebrates with DK Metcalf, left, and Tyler Lockett (16), after Moore scored a touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

For Seahawks fans, there’s a major reason to be thankful

Seattle is tied atop the NFC West, but its favorable schedule ahead is the big reason to be excited.

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver David Moore (83) celebrates with DK Metcalf, left, and Tyler Lockett (16), after Moore scored a touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)