Seattle Storm players, from left,Breanna Stewart, Jewell Loyd, and Mercedes Russell pose for photos with their trophy after they raised their team flag on the roof of the Space Needle, Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, in Seattle. The Storm won their fourth WNBA basketball championship on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, completing a three-game sweep of the Las Vegas Aces. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

WNBA-champion Storm have sustaining success down to an art

Seattle’s four league championships have spanned an impressive 16 seasons.

Seattle Storm players, from left,Breanna Stewart, Jewell Loyd, and Mercedes Russell pose for photos with their trophy after they raised their team flag on the roof of the Space Needle, Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, in Seattle. The Storm won their fourth WNBA basketball championship on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, completing a three-game sweep of the Las Vegas Aces. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Washington coach Lindsay Meggs follows team practice at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb., Friday, June 15, 2018. Washington plays Mississippi State on Saturday in the NCAA College World Series baseball tournament.. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

UW baseball ordered to vacate wins from 2018 CWS season

Washington, which is appealing, was found to have provided impermissible travel benefits to recruits.

Washington coach Lindsay Meggs follows team practice at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb., Friday, June 15, 2018. Washington plays Mississippi State on Saturday in the NCAA College World Series baseball tournament.. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
FILE - This March 1960 file photo shows New York Yankee pitcher Whitey Ford. A family member tells The Associated Press on Friday, Oct. 9, 2020 that Ford died at his Long Island home Thursday night.(AP Photo, File)

Legendary Yankees ace Whitey Ford dies at age 91

His 10 wins in the World Series are still most in Major League Baseball history.

FILE - This March 1960 file photo shows New York Yankee pitcher Whitey Ford. A family member tells The Associated Press on Friday, Oct. 9, 2020 that Ford died at his Long Island home Thursday night.(AP Photo, File)
Everett Silvertips' Gage Gonclaves fights with Spokane Chiefs' Filip Kral for the puck during the game on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020 in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Tips’ Goncalves taken by Lightning in 2nd round of NHL draft

Everett defensmen Kasper Puutio and Ronan Seeley are also selected on Day 2.

Everett Silvertips' Gage Gonclaves fights with Spokane Chiefs' Filip Kral for the puck during the game on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020 in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Seattle Sounders' Cristian Roldan hops into the arms of Jordan Morris who scored against Real Salt Lake during the first half of an MLS soccer match Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, in Seattle. (Dean Rutz/The Seattle Times via AP)

Morris, Andrade score, Sounders defeat Real Salt Lake

First-place Seattle wins 2-1 for its third straight victory and fifth in its past six matches.

Seattle Sounders' Cristian Roldan hops into the arms of Jordan Morris who scored against Real Salt Lake during the first half of an MLS soccer match Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, in Seattle. (Dean Rutz/The Seattle Times via AP)
FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2018, file photo, Detroit Lions defensive tackle Damon Harrison (98) tackles Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson (32) during an NFL football game in Detroit. The Detroit Lions have signed defensive tackle Damon "Snacks" Harrison to an $11 million, one-year extension.
The team announced the signing Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Seahawks sign defensive tackle ‘Snacks’ Harrison

The veteran run-stuffer was an All-Pro in 2016 with the Giants.

FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2018, file photo, Detroit Lions defensive tackle Damon Harrison (98) tackles Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson (32) during an NFL football game in Detroit. The Detroit Lions have signed defensive tackle Damon "Snacks" Harrison to an $11 million, one-year extension.
The team announced the signing Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
Seattle Storm guard Sue Bird shows the trophy to some of her teammates after the team defeated the Las Vegas Aces to win the WNBA championship Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Storm sweep Aces to capture franchise’s 4th WNBA title

Breanna Stewart wins her second finals MVP award in three seasons after Seattle’s 92-59 win.

Seattle Storm guard Sue Bird shows the trophy to some of her teammates after the team defeated the Las Vegas Aces to win the WNBA championship Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
Silvertips' Ronan Seeley runs through a drill during hockey practice on Oct. 3, 2018 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Up to 4 Silvertips could be picked at this week’s NHL draft

Ronan Seeley, Kasper Puutio, Gage Goncalves and Michal Gut might hear their names called Tuesday and Wednesday.

Silvertips' Ronan Seeley runs through a drill during hockey practice on Oct. 3, 2018 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll reacts against the Dallas Cowboys during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Miami game shows Carroll shedding his risk-averse strategy

The 4-0 Seahawks have undergone a philosophical revolution from playing it safe in first halves to “Let Russ Cook.”

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll reacts against the Dallas Cowboys during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Seattle Seahawks safety Ryan Neal (35) intercepts a pass during the first half of Seattle’s 31-23 victory over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday at Hard Rock Stadium. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Grading the Seahawks’ 31-23 victory over the Dolphins

Though it wasn’t a perfect performance, Seattle earned solid grades all-around in improving to 4-0.

Seattle Seahawks safety Ryan Neal (35) intercepts a pass during the first half of Seattle’s 31-23 victory over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday at Hard Rock Stadium. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Seattle Storm guard Sue Bird (10) is defended by Las Vegas Aces forward Emma Cannon (32) during the second half of Game 2 of basketball's WNBA Finals, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Stewart, Bird help Storm rout Aces; go up 2-0 in WNBA Finals

Five Storm players in double figures in a 104-91 victory over the Las Vegas Aces.

Seattle Storm guard Sue Bird (10) is defended by Las Vegas Aces forward Emma Cannon (32) during the second half of Game 2 of basketball's WNBA Finals, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson (32) scores a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. The Seahawks defeated the Dolphins 31-23.(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Wilson leads Seahawks to first 4-0 start since 2013

Seattle’s quarterback threw for 360 yards and two touchdowns to put away the Miami Dolphins.

Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson (32) scores a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. The Seahawks defeated the Dolphins 31-23.(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Miami Dolphins running back Myles Gaskin (37) walks to the locker room after the first half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Lynnwood native Gaskin becoming key cog for Dolphins

The former UW star will face his hometown Seahawks on Sunday as Miami’s starting running back.

Miami Dolphins running back Myles Gaskin (37) walks to the locker room after the first half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
Washington running back Sean McGrew (25) runs the ball as BYU defensive back D'Angelo Mandell (16) tracks him down during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, in Provo, Utah. (AP Photo/George Frey)

Updated UW, WSU football schedules released by Pac-12

Both teams open on the road Nov. 7 with the Apple Cup scheduled to take place Nov. 27 in Pullman.

Washington running back Sean McGrew (25) runs the ball as BYU defensive back D'Angelo Mandell (16) tracks him down during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, in Provo, Utah. (AP Photo/George Frey)
Seattle Sounders midfielder Joao Paulo, second from right, celebrates with Kelvin Leerdam, right, and Cristian Roldan, third from right, after Paulo scored against the Vancouver Whitecaps during the second half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Big 2nd half lifts Sounders to win over Whitecaps

João Paulo and Raúl Ruidíaz score after halftime to lead Seattle to a 3-1 victory over Vancouver.

Seattle Sounders midfielder Joao Paulo, second from right, celebrates with Kelvin Leerdam, right, and Cristian Roldan, third from right, after Paulo scored against the Vancouver Whitecaps during the second half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Washington State offensive lineman Abraham Lucas, left, blocks Colorado defensive tackle Na'im Rodman during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Pullman, Wash., Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)

Archbishop Murphy alum Lucas has unfinished business at WSU

The redshirt junior standout says he has no regrets coming back to play despite the uncertain season.

Washington State offensive lineman Abraham Lucas, left, blocks Colorado defensive tackle Na'im Rodman during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Pullman, Wash., Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)
Seattle Storm forward Breanna Stewart (30) shoots over Las Vegas Aces guard Jackie Young (0) during the second half of Game 1 of basketball's WNBA Finals Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Stewart stars as Storm beat Aces in Game 1

The former MVP scores 37 and Sue Bird adds a finals-record 16 assists in Seattle’s 93-80 win.

Seattle Storm forward Breanna Stewart (30) shoots over Las Vegas Aces guard Jackie Young (0) during the second half of Game 1 of basketball's WNBA Finals Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
FILE - In this March 1968 file photo, St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Bob Gibson is pictured during baseball spring training in Florida. Gibson, the dominating pitcher who won a record seven consecutive World Series starts and set a modern standard for excellence when he finished the 1968 season with a 1.12 ERA, died Friday, Oct. 2, 2020. He was 84. (AP Photo, File)

Bob Gibson, Hall of Fame ace for Cardinals, dies at 84

The two-time Cy Young Award winner spent his entire 17-year career with St. Louis.

FILE - In this March 1968 file photo, St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Bob Gibson is pictured during baseball spring training in Florida. Gibson, the dominating pitcher who won a record seven consecutive World Series starts and set a modern standard for excellence when he finished the 1968 season with a 1.12 ERA, died Friday, Oct. 2, 2020. He was 84. (AP Photo, File)
Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Michael Gallup makes a catch as Seattle Seahawks cornerback Shaquill Griffin (26) defends during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Seahawks confident ugly numbers on defense will turn around

Undefeated Seattle has been historically bad at defending the pass through three games.

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Michael Gallup makes a catch as Seattle Seahawks cornerback Shaquill Griffin (26) defends during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Atlanta Dream forward Shekinna Stricklen (40) dribbles in front of Seattle Storm guard Sue Bird (10) and forward Breanna Stewart (30) during the first half of a WNBA basketball game Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Bird, Stewart look to lift Seattle past Aces to 4th title

Game 1 of the WNBA Finals against Las Vegas is set to tip off Friday afternoon.

Atlanta Dream forward Shekinna Stricklen (40) dribbles in front of Seattle Storm guard Sue Bird (10) and forward Breanna Stewart (30) during the first half of a WNBA basketball game Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)