Pro sports

Seattle Storm’s Natasha Howard attempts a layup during the season opener game against the Phoenix Mercury on Saturday, May 25, 2019 in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Seattle Storm won’t play any games in Everett this year

The pandemic forces the WNBA to play a 22-game regular season starting in late July without fans present.

Seattle Storm’s Natasha Howard attempts a layup during the season opener game against the Phoenix Mercury on Saturday, May 25, 2019 in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Former Everett Silvertips star goaltender Carter Hart and the rest of the Philadelphia Flyers are one of the 24 NHL teams set to resume playing at one of two hub locations beginning in July. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

POLL RESULTS: The NHL gets the nod for its restart plan

However, the general consensus is that both the NHL and NBA have good restart plans.

Former Everett Silvertips star goaltender Carter Hart and the rest of the Philadelphia Flyers are one of the 24 NHL teams set to resume playing at one of two hub locations beginning in July. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Tom Lafferty in the booth at KRKO on Thursday, July 12, 2018 in Everett, Wa. KRKO 1380 AM is switching away from a sports talk format to music after 16 years, though the station will continue to broadcast local sports events. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Tom Lafferty in the booth at KRKO on Thursday, July 12, 2018 in Everett, Wa. KRKO 1380 AM is switching away from a sports talk format to music after 16 years, though the station will continue to broadcast local sports events. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, center, shoots as Milwaukee Bucks center Robin Lopez, left, and forward Giannis Antetokounmpo defend during the first half of an NBA basketball game on March 6 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

POLL: Which league got its restart plan right, NBA or NHL?

Both leagues, which suspended their seasons because of the coronavirus outbreak, have plans to restart.

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, center, shoots as Milwaukee Bucks center Robin Lopez, left, and forward Giannis Antetokounmpo defend during the first half of an NBA basketball game on March 6 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Gov. Inslee eases restrictions on pro sports activities

Gov. Inslee eases restrictions on pro sports activities

The state says that pro sports can resume practices and activities in a limited capacity.

Gov. Inslee eases restrictions on pro sports activities
Sounders, rest of MLS to resume season this month

Sounders, rest of MLS to resume season this month

The league and its players reach a labor deal that includes a tournament in Orlando.

Sounders, rest of MLS to resume season this month
Jackson grad Travis Snider among Diamondbacks’ cuts

Jackson grad Travis Snider among Diamondbacks’ cuts

The eight-year MLB veteran signed a minor-league deal with Arizona in January.

Jackson grad Travis Snider among Diamondbacks’ cuts
Major issues confront Minor League Baseball and the AquaSox

Major issues confront Minor League Baseball and the AquaSox

“When the time is right for baseball to return, we will be here,” pledges general manager Danny Tetzlaff.

Major issues confront Minor League Baseball and the AquaSox
POLL RESULTS: “The Last Dance” was a big hit

POLL RESULTS: “The Last Dance” was a big hit

Readers watched the 10-part documentary on the Chicago Bulls of the 90s, and they liked what they saw.

POLL RESULTS: “The Last Dance” was a big hit
“The Last Dance,” a 10-part documentary produced by NBA legend Michael Jordan, is a 10-part series chronicling the Chicago Bulls’ run to the 1997-98 NBA championship, the franchise’s sixth title in eight seasons. (AP Photo/Beth A. Keiser)

POLL: Have you seen “The Last Dance,” and what’s your take?

The 10-part ESPN documentary on Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls has been a phenomenon of the pandemic.

“The Last Dance,” a 10-part documentary produced by NBA legend Michael Jordan, is a 10-part series chronicling the Chicago Bulls’ run to the 1997-98 NBA championship, the franchise’s sixth title in eight seasons. (AP Photo/Beth A. Keiser)
Oregon State’s Mikayla Pivec speaks to reporters during the Pac-12 Conference women’s NCAA college basketball media day last Oct. 7 in San Francisco. (AP Photo/D. Ross Cameron)

Pivec won’t play in the WNBA during the 2020 season

The Atlanta Dream announce the Lynnwood High School product will sit out for personal reasons.

Oregon State’s Mikayla Pivec speaks to reporters during the Pac-12 Conference women’s NCAA college basketball media day last Oct. 7 in San Francisco. (AP Photo/D. Ross Cameron)
Felix Hernandez aims for 200 career wins and 3,000 strikeouts

Felix Hernandez aims for 200 career wins and 3,000 strikeouts

But the COVID-19 pandemic is getting in the way of the former Mariner’s pitcher’s goals.

Felix Hernandez aims for 200 career wins and 3,000 strikeouts
Readers believe Sue Bird and the Seattle Storm will be WNBA championship favorites when and if the 2020 season begins. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

POLL RESULTS: Storm expected to be WNBA title favorites

Nearly half the voters predicted Seattle to win the 2020 WNBA championship.

Readers believe Sue Bird and the Seattle Storm will be WNBA championship favorites when and if the 2020 season begins. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Hydroplane races at Seafair canceled because of pandemic

Hydroplane races at Seafair canceled because of pandemic

This will be the first year the races will not be held since they first came to Seattle in 1951.

Hydroplane races at Seafair canceled because of pandemic
The Seattle Storm’s Jewell Loyd leans out for a shot against the Minnesota Lynx last June at the Angel of the Winds Arena. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

POLL: How good should the Seattle Storm be this season?

Everett’s adopted WNBA team was supposed to open its season last Friday.

The Seattle Storm’s Jewell Loyd leans out for a shot against the Minnesota Lynx last June at the Angel of the Winds Arena. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Snell’s comments overshadow legitimate gripes

Snell’s comments overshadow legitimate gripes

By Matt Calkins / The Seattle Times The great asset a writer possesses that a broadcaster does not is the delete key. There are countless… Continue reading

Snell’s comments overshadow legitimate gripes
Evergreen Speedway inches toward live racing again

Evergreen Speedway inches toward live racing again

The racetrack in Monroe has been given the green light to hold practice sessions for drivers.

Evergreen Speedway inches toward live racing again
NASCAR picks up at Darlington after 10-week hiatus

NASCAR picks up at Darlington after 10-week hiatus

Racing will resume Sunday, but will look quite a bit different than just a short time ago.

NASCAR picks up at Darlington after 10-week hiatus
Shorewood alum Snell: ‘I’m not playing unless I get mine’

Shorewood alum Snell: ‘I’m not playing unless I get mine’

The Rays pitcher says he won’t play this season if it means a reduction in salary as MLB has proposed.

Shorewood alum Snell: ‘I’m not playing unless I get mine’
Baseball in Korea provides glimpse of future of M’s games

Baseball in Korea provides glimpse of future of M’s games

The Korean Baseball League is back and gives a peek at what future MLB games will look like.

Baseball in Korea provides glimpse of future of M’s games
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