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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo throws in the first quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs during a preseason game on Aug. 24 at Arrowhead Stadium. (Chris Ochsner/Kansas City Star/TNS)

POLL: Which team prevails in Super Bowl LIV?

The AFC-champion Kansas City Chiefs and NFC-champion San Francisco 49ers square off Sunday in Miami.

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo throws in the first quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs during a preseason game on Aug. 24 at Arrowhead Stadium. (Chris Ochsner/Kansas City Star/TNS)
Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Marco Gonzales, left, spoke Thursday about what it was like suspecting the Houston Astros and other teams were illegally stealing pitch signs. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Patterson: A peek behind the curtain of the Astros scandal

Mariners pitcher Marco Gonzales reveals what it was like as a victim of Houston’s illicit sign stealing.

Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Marco Gonzales, left, spoke Thursday about what it was like suspecting the Houston Astros and other teams were illegally stealing pitch signs. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Houston Astros manager AJ Hinch was suspended by Major League Baseball and subsequently fired by the team as a result of the Astros’ sign-stealing scandal. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

POLL RESULTS: Astros should be stripped of 2017 championship

A whopping 80 percent of voters said Houston should lose its title over its sign-stealing scandal.

Houston Astros manager AJ Hinch was suspended by Major League Baseball and subsequently fired by the team as a result of the Astros’ sign-stealing scandal. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Love him? Hate him? Send us your thoughts on Richard Sherman

Love him? Hate him? Send us your thoughts on Richard Sherman

The former outspoken Seahawks star is going to the Super Bowl with the rival San Francisco 49ers.

Love him? Hate him? Send us your thoughts on Richard Sherman
Houston Astros starting pitcher Gerrit Cole, center, celebrates with teammates after their win in Game 5 of a baseball American League Division Series against the Tampa Bay Rays in Houston, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019. Houston won 6-1, and advances to the AL Championship Series. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

POLL: Should the Astros lose their 2017 World Series title?

Houston’s sign-stealing scandal cost jobs and fines, but no forfeiture of games.

Houston Astros starting pitcher Gerrit Cole, center, celebrates with teammates after their win in Game 5 of a baseball American League Division Series against the Tampa Bay Rays in Houston, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019. Houston won 6-1, and advances to the AL Championship Series. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
D.K. Metcalf and the Seattle Seahawks received a B grade from the majority of poll voters for the 2019 season. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

POLL RESULTS: Seahawks given good, not great, grade for 2019

The majority of voters — 62 percent — awarded Seattle a B for the just-completed season.

D.K. Metcalf and the Seattle Seahawks received a B grade from the majority of poll voters for the 2019 season. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Snohomish County almost had a historic hoops moment

Snohomish County almost had a historic hoops moment

Local players were on the verge of being on both of the No. 1 college basketball teams in the country.

Snohomish County almost had a historic hoops moment
5 key questions the Seahawks face this offseason

5 key questions the Seahawks face this offseason

Whether or not Seattle will re-sign DE Jadeveon Clowney is the top thing to keep an eye on.

5 key questions the Seahawks face this offseason
Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks had a crazy 2019 season. (AP Photo/Greg Trott)

POLL: Grade the Seahawks for their 2019 season

Seattle finished 11-5, lost in the divisional round of the playoffs, and always played close games.

Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks had a crazy 2019 season. (AP Photo/Greg Trott)
Once again, Davidson puts Silvertips in position to succeed

Once again, Davidson puts Silvertips in position to succeed

Everett’s GM improved the team for this season and the future with a number of recent deals.

Once again, Davidson puts Silvertips in position to succeed
POLL RESULTS: Voters conflicted about Clowney’s hit on Wentz

POLL RESULTS: Voters conflicted about Clowney’s hit on Wentz

Not a penalty? Penalty? Ejection? Fine? All the options received at least some support.

POLL RESULTS: Voters conflicted about Clowney’s hit on Wentz
POLL: What’s your take on Clowney’s hit on Wentz?

POLL: What’s your take on Clowney’s hit on Wentz?

The Seahawks’ defensive end knocked the Eagles quarterback out of Sunday’s playoff game.

POLL: What’s your take on Clowney’s hit on Wentz?
Lynch’s return gives the Seahawks a much-needed lift

Lynch’s return gives the Seahawks a much-needed lift

The veteran running back’s leaping touchdown produced a shower of Skittles at CenturyLink Field.

Lynch’s return gives the Seahawks a much-needed lift
Patterson: Ugly loss changes narrative of NFC West showdown

Patterson: Ugly loss changes narrative of NFC West showdown

Injury-riddled Seahawks have more pressing concerns than their playoff seeding

Patterson: Ugly loss changes narrative of NFC West showdown
An attempt to unravel various Seahawks playoff scenarios

An attempt to unravel various Seahawks playoff scenarios

Seattle has clinched a playoff berth, but figuring out where it might be seeded is a difficult task.

An attempt to unravel various Seahawks playoff scenarios
There’s some optimism about the Washington Huskies and Washington State Cougars in their upcoming bowl games, but it’s tepid. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

POLL RESULTS: Tepid optimism for UW and WSU in bowl games

Voters lean slightly more toward a Husky win over Boise State than a Cougar win vs. Air Force.

There’s some optimism about the Washington Huskies and Washington State Cougars in their upcoming bowl games, but it’s tepid. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Thre Washington State Cougars and Washington Huskies are both looking to salvage their seasons with bowl game victories. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

POLL: How do UW and WSU fair in their bowl games?

The Huskies face Boise State in the Las Vegas Bowl; the Cougars play Air Force in the Cheez-It Bowl.

Thre Washington State Cougars and Washington Huskies are both looking to salvage their seasons with bowl game victories. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Washington head coach Chris Petersen watches the scoreboard during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Oregon State in Corvallis, Ore., Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. Washington won 19-7. (AP Photo/Amanda Loman)

Patterson: Catching up on the news while I was away

Thoughts on Chris Petersen stepping down from UW, Jake Christiansen returning to the Tips, and more.

Washington head coach Chris Petersen watches the scoreboard during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Oregon State in Corvallis, Ore., Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. Washington won 19-7. (AP Photo/Amanda Loman)
Lynnwood High School graduate Mikayla Pivec and her Oregon State women were just nosed by King’s High School grad Corey Kispert and the Gonzaga men in this week’s Seattle Sidelines poll. (AP Photo/John Locher)

POLL RESULTS: Kispert’s Zags edge Pivec’s Beavers

Voters picked the King’s grad/Gonzaga men’s hoops to go further than the Lynnwood alum/OSU women — barely.

Lynnwood High School graduate Mikayla Pivec and her Oregon State women were just nosed by King’s High School grad Corey Kispert and the Gonzaga men in this week’s Seattle Sidelines poll. (AP Photo/John Locher)
In appreciation of Mitch Love, a Silvertips and Everett icon

In appreciation of Mitch Love, a Silvertips and Everett icon

Love, more than any player in franchise history, embraced Everett as warmly as Everett embraced him.

In appreciation of Mitch Love, a Silvertips and Everett icon