For M’s, 2nd half of season all about continuous improvement

Seattle is on a path to 95 losses, but there’s much to be gained in the final months of the season.

A way-too-early look at the prep football season: Weeks 5-6

This two-week stretch features several intriguing rematches from last season.

The United States’ Megan Rapinoe runs to teammates after the team won the Women’s World Cup final soccer match between US and The Netherlands at the Stade de Lyon in Decines, outside Lyon, France, Sunday, July 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)

POLL RESULTS: Bird gets the nod as household’s biggest icon

Nearly four-fifths of voters chose the Sue Bird over partner Megan Rapinoe as the greater sports star.

The United States’ Megan Rapinoe runs to teammates after the team won the Women’s World Cup final soccer match between US and The Netherlands at the Stade de Lyon in Decines, outside Lyon, France, Sunday, July 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)

AquaSox’s Gladfelter cashing in after unusual path to minors

A growth spurt and a successful career at Shippensburg led Cash Gladfelter to pro baseball.

Art Thiel: Ballmer showing what could have been in Seattle

The billionaire, who tried to buy the Kings and move them to Seattle, is building a juggernaut in L.A.

Original Seattle Pilot, ‘Ball Four’ author Bouton dies at 80

His tell-all book was a best-seller and shocked the baseball world.

AquaSox manager Moreno suspended 1 week by Mariners

Details of what led to the suspension were not disclosed.

POLL: Should the World Cup champions visit the White House?

President Trump said he would invite the team, but at least one player has said she won’t be going

11 area players named to all-state softball teams

Jackson’s de Jesus named 4A Player of the Year; ‘Wolves Peacocke is the 4A Coach of the Year

Merchants maul Bears

Jaxsen Sweum drove in four runs as Everett beat Highline 12-5.

AquaSox complete sweep of Canadians

Damon Casetta-Stubbs dominates and Everett’s offense backs him up in a 9-1 win.

Pitchers dominate to lead AL over NL in MLB All-Star game

American League hurlers strike out a record 16 batters in a 4-3 win.

Silvertips digest: Wolf named to USA Hockey WJSS roster

Silvertips netminder one of four goaltenders on the roster

Torn pec and all, UW freshman Tuitele remains undaunted

The D-tackle from Hawaii opted against surgery and played part of his senior season with a dent in his chest.

Perez’s three-run double lifts AquaSox past Canadians

Miguel Perez broke a 3-3 tie in the bottom of the eighth to lead Everett to its second straight win.

Local MLB umps spend All-Star break raising money for youth

Tripp Gibson and Mike Muchlinski are hosting their fifth golf scramble to raise money for charity.

Mariners place Felix on 10-day DL

The teams says the struggling former ace is dealing with back tightness, but rest is also likely a reason.

Mill Creek Little League softball team wins state title

The squad is headed to Southern California for the regionals

Scuffling Seager looks to build on first-half finish

The veteran third baseman broke a 0-for-21 slump during a three-RBI game Saturday.

The Seattle Storm’s Sue Bird stands during the national anthem wearing Megan Rapinoe’s USWNT jersey before the game against the Los Angeles Sparks at Angel of the Winds Arena on Friday, June 21, 2019 in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

POLL: Who’s been greater, Megan Rapinoe or Sue Bird?

The Seattle sports power couple includes an icon of soccer and an icon of basketball.

The Seattle Storm’s Sue Bird stands during the national anthem wearing Megan Rapinoe’s USWNT jersey before the game against the Los Angeles Sparks at Angel of the Winds Arena on Friday, June 21, 2019 in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)