Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll claps as player warmup around him before an NFL football game against the New York Jets, Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020, in Seattle. The Seahawks won 40-3. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)

No playoff bubble for Seahawks, other teams

Seattle has 99 percent chance of making the postseason

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll claps as player warmup around him before an NFL football game against the New York Jets, Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020, in Seattle. The Seahawks won 40-3. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)
Washington State head coach Nick Rolovich walks the sideline during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Southern California in Los Angeles, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

Rolovich: No bowl game for Cougars

Season will end Saturday against Utah

Washington State head coach Nick Rolovich walks the sideline during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Southern California in Los Angeles, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)
FILE - In this July 18, 2019, file photo, Ron Francis talks to reporters in Seattle, after he was introduced as the first general manager for Seattle's yet-to-be-named NHL expansion team. Scouts for Seattle's expansion NHL franchise have become a common sight at arenas around the league. In one corner of the second floor at the Seattle Kraken’s future training center sits the office of the general manager, complete with a view of the primary practice rink below. It’s a space Ron Francis will become very familiar with sometime in the summer of 2021 when that portion of the facility is completed.  (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

The Kraken’s tendrils reach far and wide

GM Ron Francis working remotely during pandemic

FILE - In this July 18, 2019, file photo, Ron Francis talks to reporters in Seattle, after he was introduced as the first general manager for Seattle's yet-to-be-named NHL expansion team. Scouts for Seattle's expansion NHL franchise have become a common sight at arenas around the league. In one corner of the second floor at the Seattle Kraken’s future training center sits the office of the general manager, complete with a view of the primary practice rink below. It’s a space Ron Francis will become very familiar with sometime in the summer of 2021 when that portion of the facility is completed.  (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Mariners trade for reliever

The Seattle Mariners bolstered their bullpen on Tuesday by acquiring right-handed reliever Rafael Montero from the Texas Rangers. The 30-year-old… Continue reading

Seattle Seahawks linebacker K.J. Wright is pictured during the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Jets, Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020, in Seattle. The Seahawks won 40-3. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)

SEAHAWKS: K.J. Wright showing his versatility this season

Linebacker has become a mainstay of the defense in final year of contract

Seattle Seahawks linebacker K.J. Wright is pictured during the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Jets, Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020, in Seattle. The Seahawks won 40-3. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)
FILE - In this July 10, 2020, file photo, Cleveland Indians' Francisco Lindor runs the bases after hitting a home run during a simulated game at Progressive Field in Cleveland. The Indians are changing their name after 105 years, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press on Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020. After months of internal discussion prompted by public pressure and a national movement to remove racist names and symbols, the team is moving away from the name it has been called since 1915, said the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because the team has not revealed its plans. (AP Photo/David Dermer, File)

Cleveland Indians will change name after 2021

The Cleveland Indians are changing their name — they just don’t know to what or when.… Continue reading

  • Dec 15, 2020
FILE - In this July 10, 2020, file photo, Cleveland Indians' Francisco Lindor runs the bases after hitting a home run during a simulated game at Progressive Field in Cleveland. The Indians are changing their name after 105 years, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press on Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020. After months of internal discussion prompted by public pressure and a national movement to remove racist names and symbols, the team is moving away from the name it has been called since 1915, said the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because the team has not revealed its plans. (AP Photo/David Dermer, File)
Washington coach Jimmy Lake celebrates with the team after Washington defeated Utah 24-21 in an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Huskies forced to pull out of Pac-12 title game

Washington has no offensive linemen available

Washington coach Jimmy Lake celebrates with the team after Washington defeated Utah 24-21 in an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Washington quarterback Dylan Morris gestures after Washington defeated Utah 24-21 Nov. 28 in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

SPORTS BRIEFS: Huskies in Pac-12 title game Friday

Cougars hoops team improves to 5-0; Huskies men nearly knock off Oregon

  • Dec 14, 2020
Washington quarterback Dylan Morris gestures after Washington defeated Utah 24-21 Nov. 28 in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson (32) is upended on a carry against the New York Jets during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)

SEAHAWKS: Seattle back on track after crushing hapless Jets 40-3

Early in the third quarter, Pete Carroll approached Geno Smith. The backup quarterback who had never seen… Continue reading

  • Dec 13, 2020
Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson (32) is upended on a carry against the New York Jets during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)

PENINSULA COLLEGE: NWAC championships canceled by COVID-19

The Northwest Athletic Conference announced Friday that no NWAC championships will be played for any sports this current academic… Continue reading

FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2020, file photo, Seattle Seahawks defensive back Jamal Adams watches an Arizona Cardinals play develop during an NFL football game in Seattle. Adams is a big part of the story this week.
“This game is very important because like I said it’s the next one,” Adams said on Friday. “Obviously it is against the Jets, my former team. But I’m not here to make it about me.” Adams spoke at length about Sunday’s matchup against winless New York, the first time he’ll be facing the team that drafted him with the No. 6 overall selection three years ago. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear, File)

SEAHAWKS: Reunion time for Jamal Adams as Seahawks host winless Jets today

It’s something Pete Carroll has done throughout his coaching career. When one of his players is about… Continue reading

  • Dec 13, 2020
FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2020, file photo, Seattle Seahawks defensive back Jamal Adams watches an Arizona Cardinals play develop during an NFL football game in Seattle. Adams is a big part of the story this week.
“This game is very important because like I said it’s the next one,” Adams said on Friday. “Obviously it is against the Jets, my former team. But I’m not here to make it about me.” Adams spoke at length about Sunday’s matchup against winless New York, the first time he’ll be facing the team that drafted him with the No. 6 overall selection three years ago. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear, File)
Columbus Crew's Gyasi Zardes, front, and Seattle Sounders' Gustav Svensson vie for a head ball during the second half of the MLS Cup championship game Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020, in Columbus, Ohio. The Crew won 3-0. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

MLS CHAMPIONSHIP: Sounders can’t make it back-to-back; fall 3-0 to Columbus

No matter the absences from the lineup or the opponent, Caleb Porter implored the Columbus Crew to impose themselves. Porter’s players… Continue reading

  • Dec 12, 2020
Columbus Crew's Gyasi Zardes, front, and Seattle Sounders' Gustav Svensson vie for a head ball during the second half of the MLS Cup championship game Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020, in Columbus, Ohio. The Crew won 3-0. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

COUGARS: Washington State game with Cal canceled two hours before kickoff

California’s game at Washington State was canceled less than two hours before kickoff on Saturday because of a case of COVID-19 on the… Continue reading

  • Dec 12, 2020
Washington quarterback Dylan Morris carries the ball against Stanford in the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

UW forced to cancel Oregon game

Pac-12 Championship appearance also in doubt

Washington quarterback Dylan Morris carries the ball against Stanford in the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Quilcene's Ward Norden sits on a bench at the recently constructed fishing pier at Lake Leland County Park. The Lake Leland day use park, boat ramp, fishing dock and waterfront area are open after a construction project by the state Department of Fish and Wildlife. (Holly Bauman)

OUTDOORS: Steelhead restrictions up for discussion

Bigger, better fishing pier now open at Lake Leland

Quilcene's Ward Norden sits on a bench at the recently constructed fishing pier at Lake Leland County Park. The Lake Leland day use park, boat ramp, fishing dock and waterfront area are open after a construction project by the state Department of Fish and Wildlife. (Holly Bauman)

OUTDOORS: Steelheaders left bank-bound and baitless

A GRIM VERDICT for steelheaders on the West End as new rule restrictions announced late Tuesday, just two weeks into the traditional beginning of the… Continue reading

Seattle Seahawks strong safety Jamal Adams (33) sacks New York Giants quarterback Colt McCoy (12) during the first half of an NFL football game Dec. 6 in Seattle. (Elaine Thompson/The Associated Press)

Three things to know about the Seahawks’ Week 14 opponent, the New York Jets

There is no shortage of story lines around the Seahawks-Jets game this week. Seahawks star safety… Continue reading

Seattle Seahawks strong safety Jamal Adams (33) sacks New York Giants quarterback Colt McCoy (12) during the first half of an NFL football game Dec. 6 in Seattle. (Elaine Thompson/The Associated Press)

UW sidelined by COVID-19

Washington has paused all team-related football activities due to an increase in positive COVID-19 tests within… Continue reading

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Vern Elkhart is the owner of Laurel Lanes in Port Angeles. Laurel Lanes, which was only able to open for , shown on Thursday, said he is unsure of how league bowling will work under the spacing rules brought about by COVID-19.

Fundraiser set up to help Laurel Lanes survive

Port Angeles bowling alley shut down for much of 2020

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Vern Elkhart is the owner of Laurel Lanes in Port Angeles. Laurel Lanes, which was only able to open for , shown on Thursday, said he is unsure of how league bowling will work under the spacing rules brought about by COVID-19.