Seattle Storm guard Sue Bird drives around Minnesota Lynx guard Rachel Banham during the first quarter of a WNBA basketball game Friday, May 6, 2022, in Seattle. (Jennifer Buchanan/The Seattle Times via AP)

Bird, Loyd lead Storm to rout of Lynx in return home

Seattle wins 97-74 in its first game at the rebuilt Climate Pledge Arena since 2018.

Seattle Storm guard Sue Bird drives around Minnesota Lynx guard Rachel Banham during the first quarter of a WNBA basketball game Friday, May 6, 2022, in Seattle. (Jennifer Buchanan/The Seattle Times via AP)
Seattle Seahawks offensive tackle Charles Cross, right, works out with offensive tackle Abraham Lucas (72) during NFL football rookie minicamp, Friday, May 6, 2022, in Renton, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Seahawks get 1st look at new tackles Cross, Lucas

Both draft picks have a decent chance at cracking the starting lineup Week 1.

Seattle Seahawks offensive tackle Charles Cross, right, works out with offensive tackle Abraham Lucas (72) during NFL football rookie minicamp, Friday, May 6, 2022, in Renton, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
AquaSox's manager, Louis Boyd, Funko Field at Everett Memorial Stadium in Everett on July 28, 2019. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

AquaSox squander big lead, fall to Canadians

Vancouver scores seven straight runs to knock off Everett.

AquaSox's manager, Louis Boyd, Funko Field at Everett Memorial Stadium in Everett on July 28, 2019. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
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Prep results for Thursday, May 5

Prep results for Thursday, May 5: (Note for coaches/scorekeepers: To report results and statistics, email sports@heraldnet.com) BASEBALL 4A DISTRICT 1/2 TOURNAMENT Play-In Game Bothell 7,… Continue reading

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In a 2019 report on the marketing and feasibility of a potential indoor sports facility, the Snohomish County Indoor Sports Commission examined the University of Wisconsin Health Sports Factory in Rockford, Illinois for a comparable case study. (Snohomish County Indoor Sports Commission)

Hoop dream: Sports commission renews pursuit of indoor facility

They envision a complex in Snohomish County that can host tourneys for elite basketball, volleyball and wrestling.

In a 2019 report on the marketing and feasibility of a potential indoor sports facility, the Snohomish County Indoor Sports Commission examined the University of Wisconsin Health Sports Factory in Rockford, Illinois for a comparable case study. (Snohomish County Indoor Sports Commission)
United States' Seattle Sounders midfielder Nicolas Lodeiro holds the trophy alongside teammates after defeating Mexico's Pumas to win the CONCACAF Champions League soccer final Wednesday, May 4, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Commentary: With CCL win, Sounders join soccer elite

The prestigious title and a berth in the FIFA World Cup put Seattle in the realm of world soccer royalty.

United States' Seattle Sounders midfielder Nicolas Lodeiro holds the trophy alongside teammates after defeating Mexico's Pumas to win the CONCACAF Champions League soccer final Wednesday, May 4, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Robbie Ray stands on the mound after his glove was knocked loose on a play during the seventh inning of the team's baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Thursday, May 5, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Rays hand slumping Mariners 4th straight loss

Seattle rallies from a 4-0 deficit, but can’t complete the comeback in a 4-3 loss to Tampa Bay.

Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Robbie Ray stands on the mound after his glove was knocked loose on a play during the seventh inning of the team's baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Thursday, May 5, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
FILE - Seattle Storm guard Sue Bird (10) plays during the first half of the Commissioner's Cup WNBA basketball game against the Connecticut Sun, Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021, in Phoenix. Sue Bird announced Friday, Jan. 7, 2021, that she will return to the Seattle Storm next season, putting off retirement for at least one more year. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)

Storm happy to have permanent home again

Seattle opens the WNBA season on Friday night at Climate Pledge Arena.

FILE - Seattle Storm guard Sue Bird (10) plays during the first half of the Commissioner's Cup WNBA basketball game against the Connecticut Sun, Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021, in Phoenix. Sue Bird announced Friday, Jan. 7, 2021, that she will return to the Seattle Storm next season, putting off retirement for at least one more year. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)
Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Riley O'Brien throws against the Los Angeles Angels during the first inning of a spring training baseball game, Friday, April 1, 2022, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Shorewood alum O’Brien called up by M’s in series of roster moves

The 27-year-old posted a 1-1 record with a 1.59 ERA in five relief appearances for Triple-A Tacoma.

Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Riley O'Brien throws against the Los Angeles Angels during the first inning of a spring training baseball game, Friday, April 1, 2022, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)
AquaSox's manager, Louis Boyd, Funko Field at Everett Memorial Stadium in Everett on July 28, 2019. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Thursday night’s AquaSox-Canadians game postponed

The teams will make up the rainout with a doubleheader on Saturday.

AquaSox's manager, Louis Boyd, Funko Field at Everett Memorial Stadium in Everett on July 28, 2019. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
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Prep results for Wednesday, May 4

Prep results for Wednesday, May 4: (Note for coaches/scorekeepers: To report results and statistics, email sports@heraldnet.com) BASEBALL 2A DISTRICT 1 TOURNAMENT Play-In Games Lakewood 8,… Continue reading

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AquaSox's manager, Louis Boyd, Funko Field at Everett Memorial Stadium in Everett on July 28, 2019. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Thomas drives in 6 runs, AquaSox down Canadians

Andy Thomas homers and has six RBI in Everett’s 8-4 win over Vancouver.

AquaSox's manager, Louis Boyd, Funko Field at Everett Memorial Stadium in Everett on July 28, 2019. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
United States' Seattle Sounders forward Raul Ruidiaz (9) celebrates his goal with teammates during the second half of the second leg of the CONCACAF Champions League soccer final against Mexico's Pumas, Wednesday, May 4, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Sounders make history, become 1st MLS club to win CCL title

Seattle beats Mexico’s Pumas to win the prestigious tournament featuring teams from North and Central America and the Caribbean.

United States' Seattle Sounders forward Raul Ruidiaz (9) celebrates his goal with teammates during the second half of the second leg of the CONCACAF Champions League soccer final against Mexico's Pumas, Wednesday, May 4, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Silvertips’ Ben Hemmerling battles Giants’ Ethan Semeniuk for the puck during the game against the Giants on Saturday, April 30, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Silvertips reflect on ‘disappointing’ early playoff exit

Top-seeded Everett fell in six games to eighth-seeded Vancouver in the largest playoff upset in WHL history.

Silvertips’ Ben Hemmerling battles Giants’ Ethan Semeniuk for the puck during the game against the Giants on Saturday, April 30, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Seattle Mariners catcher Luis Torrens, left, reaches for the ball as Houston Astros' Alex Bregman scores during the sixth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 4, 2022, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

M’s swept by Astros, score just 2 runs in 3-game series

Rookie pitcher Matt Brash also struggles again in Seattle’s 7-2 loss to Houston.

Seattle Mariners catcher Luis Torrens, left, reaches for the ball as Houston Astros' Alex Bregman scores during the sixth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 4, 2022, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
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Prep results for Tuesday, May 3

Prep results for Tuesday, May 3: (Note for coaches/scorekeepers: To report results and statistics, email sports@heraldnet.com) BASEBALL NON-LEAGUE Mariner 5, Sequim 1 ♦ ♦ ♦… Continue reading

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Monroe's Rafael Garnica goes up for a header during a game March 18 in Arlington. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Culture shift leads to big turnaround for Monroe boys soccer

After many years of losing, the Bearcats are hoping to earn the program’s first state berth in 20 years.

Monroe's Rafael Garnica goes up for a header during a game March 18 in Arlington. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
AquaSox's manager, Louis Boyd, Funko Field at Everett Memorial Stadium in Everett on July 28, 2019. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

AquaSox defeat Canadians in 10 innings

Everett takes advantage of Vancouver’s wildness late in a 4-2 victory.

AquaSox's manager, Louis Boyd, Funko Field at Everett Memorial Stadium in Everett on July 28, 2019. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Seattle Mariners' J.P. Crawford reacts after hitting a foul ball against the Houston Astros during the fifth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, May 3, 2022, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Mariners shut out by Astros for 2nd straight game

Houston manager Dusty Baker earns his 2,000th career win in a 4-0 victory over Seattle.

Seattle Mariners' J.P. Crawford reacts after hitting a foul ball against the Houston Astros during the fifth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, May 3, 2022, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Seattle Kraken center Matty Beniers (10) looks to pass against the San Jose Sharks during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, April 29, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Kraken hope late success will carry into next season

Seattle went 10-12-0 over the final 22 games of an otherwise disappointing inaugural season.

Seattle Kraken center Matty Beniers (10) looks to pass against the San Jose Sharks during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, April 29, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)