Pro sports

Third-place finishers Kaitlin Hawayek and Jean-Luc Baker pose with their medals in the championship ice dance at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Third-place finishers Kaitlin Hawayek and Jean-Luc Baker pose with their medals in the championship ice dance at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
File-This July 20, 1977, file photo shows American League pitcher Don Sutton of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 48th All-Star Game in New York Sutton, a Hall of Fame pitcher who was a stalwart of the Los Angeles Dodgers' rotation spanning an era from Sandy Koufax to Fernando Valenzuela, died Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. He was 75. The Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, said Sutton died at his home in Rancho Mirage, California, after a long struggle with cancer. The Atlanta Braves, where Sutton was a long-time broadcaster, said he died in his sleep.  (AP Photo, File) (AP Photo, File)

Sutton, Hall of Fame pitcher for Dodgers, dies at age 75

The four-time All-Star never landed on the injured list during his stellar 23-year career.

File-This July 20, 1977, file photo shows American League pitcher Don Sutton of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 48th All-Star Game in New York Sutton, a Hall of Fame pitcher who was a stalwart of the Los Angeles Dodgers' rotation spanning an era from Sandy Koufax to Fernando Valenzuela, died Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. He was 75. The Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, said Sutton died at his home in Rancho Mirage, California, after a long struggle with cancer. The Atlanta Braves, where Sutton was a long-time broadcaster, said he died in his sleep.  (AP Photo, File) (AP Photo, File)
Hall of Fame and former Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda passed away at the age of 93. Former Los Angeles Dodgers manger Tommy Lasorda argues with home plate umpire Larry King during the Old-Timers game prior to a baseball game between the Atlanta Braves and the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday, June 8, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Keith Birmingham/The Orange County Register via AP)

Hall of Fame Dodgers manager Lasorda dies at 93

The fiery coach compiled a 1,599-1,439 record from 1977-96 and won World Series titles in 1981 and ‘88.

Hall of Fame and former Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda passed away at the age of 93. Former Los Angeles Dodgers manger Tommy Lasorda argues with home plate umpire Larry King during the Old-Timers game prior to a baseball game between the Atlanta Braves and the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday, June 8, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Keith Birmingham/The Orange County Register via AP)
Miami Dolphins running back Myles Gaskin (37) catches a pass in the first half of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/John Munson)
Miami Dolphins running back Myles Gaskin (37) catches a pass in the first half of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/John Munson)
Seattle SuperSonics head coach Paul Westphal reacts in the first quarter of the game against the Utah Jazz Monday, April 24, 2000, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Douglas C. Pizac)

Former Sonics player, coach Westphal dies at age 70

The NBA Hall of Famer played for Seattle in the 1980-81 season and coached it from 1998-2001.

Seattle SuperSonics head coach Paul Westphal reacts in the first quarter of the game against the Utah Jazz Monday, April 24, 2000, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Douglas C. Pizac)
The Seattle SuperSonics’ Ray Allen, left, tries to dribble past the Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant during a game on Nov. 24, 2005, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/ Francis Specker)

POLL RESULTS: Readers want the SuperSonics back

Over half of the responders believe it is very important to bring the NBA back to Seattle.

The Seattle SuperSonics’ Ray Allen, left, tries to dribble past the Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant during a game on Nov. 24, 2005, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/ Francis Specker)
Serena Williams reacts before match point and then  beating Jelena Ostapenko 7-6, 7-6 during her FedCup qualifying round at Angel of the Winds Arena on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020 in Everett, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

The stories we told: A crazy year in sports

The pandemic forced many changes to the local sports scene and these were the top-10 most-viewed stories.

Serena Williams reacts before match point and then  beating Jelena Ostapenko 7-6, 7-6 during her FedCup qualifying round at Angel of the Winds Arena on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020 in Everett, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Miami Dolphins running back Myles Gaskin (37) runs for a touchdown against Las Vegas Raiders cornerback Trayvon Mullen (27) during an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 26, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)

How local NFL products fared in Week 16

Lynnwood native Myles Gaskin produces his best game of the season in Miami’s win over the Raiders.

Miami Dolphins running back Myles Gaskin (37) runs for a touchdown against Las Vegas Raiders cornerback Trayvon Mullen (27) during an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 26, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)
Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Blake Snell celebrates the end of the fifth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 6 of the baseball World Series Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Rays trade Shorewood alum Snell to Padres in blockbuster

The former Cy Young Award winner joins a young San Deigo team loaded with talent.

Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Blake Snell celebrates the end of the fifth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 6 of the baseball World Series Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
A fan wears a shirt that reads “Bring Back Our Sonics,” as he attends a fan rally in 2013 in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

POLL: How important is bringing the Sonics back?

NBA expansion could be on the docket. Do you care about Seattle getting a team?

A fan wears a shirt that reads “Bring Back Our Sonics,” as he attends a fan rally in 2013 in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Jacob Eason (9) walks off of the field after warm ups prior to the start of an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Kirk Irwin)
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Jacob Eason (9) walks off of the field after warm ups prior to the start of an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Kirk Irwin)
Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Jake Luton (6) in the end zone celebrating his rushing touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game against the Houston Texans, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Gary McCullough)

Luton supports Marysville nonprofit for My Cause, My Cleats

The Jaguars QB will wear shoes supporting the CJK Foundation, a suicide prevention organization.

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Jake Luton (6) in the end zone celebrating his rushing touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game against the Houston Texans, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Gary McCullough)
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 linebacker Devante Downs (52) during an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Emilee Chinn)
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)
FILE - In this June 29, 1986 file photo, Diego Maradona holds up his team's trophy after Argentina's 3-2 victory over West Germany at the World Cup final soccer match at Azteca Stadium in Mexico City. The Argentine soccer great who was among the best players ever and who led his country to the 1986 World Cup title before later struggling with cocaine use and obesity, died from a heart attack on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, at his home in Buenos Aires. He was 60. (AP Photo/Carlo Fumagalli, File)

Argentine soccer great Diego Maradona dies at age 60

The international legend scored the ‘Hand of God’ goal and led his country to a World Cup title in 1986.

FILE - In this June 29, 1986 file photo, Diego Maradona holds up his team's trophy after Argentina's 3-2 victory over West Germany at the World Cup final soccer match at Azteca Stadium in Mexico City. The Argentine soccer great who was among the best players ever and who led his country to the 1986 World Cup title before later struggling with cocaine use and obesity, died from a heart attack on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, at his home in Buenos Aires. He was 60. (AP Photo/Carlo Fumagalli, File)
Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Bud Dupree (48) pushes past Jacksonville Jaguars offensive tackle Cam Robinson (74), left, to sack quarterback Jake Luton (6) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Gary McCullough)
Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Bud Dupree (48) pushes past Jacksonville Jaguars offensive tackle Cam Robinson (74), left, to sack quarterback Jake Luton (6) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Gary McCullough)
Washington forward Isaiah Stewart (33) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Arizona Saturday, March 7, 2020, in Tucson, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

Edwards goes No. 1; UW pair taken in 1st round of NBA draft

Isaiah Stewart goes 16th overall and Jaden McDaniels slips to No. 28 on Wednesday night.

Washington forward Isaiah Stewart (33) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Arizona Saturday, March 7, 2020, in Tucson, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
New York Giants linebacker Devante Downs (52) in action during an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
New York Giants linebacker Devante Downs (52) in action during an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

Glacier Peak grad Granger falls to Yoder at UFC Fight Night

The local mixed martial arts standout lost by unanimous decision on Saturday night in Las Vegas.

Chicago Cubs' Steven Souza Jr. calls for a timeout as he stands on second base after connecting for a double against the Colorado Rockies during the first inning of a spring training baseball game Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Chicago Cubs' Steven Souza Jr. calls for a timeout as he stands on second base after connecting for a double against the Colorado Rockies during the first inning of a spring training baseball game Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
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