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FILE - In this March 9, 2020, file photo, Gonzaga's Corey Kispert plays against San Francisco during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the West Coast Conference men's tournament in Las Vegas. Kispert has made The Associated Press 2020-21 preseason All-America team, announced Wednesday, Nov. 11. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken, File)

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Zags look to contend for NCAA title

Bulldogs denied chance to win it all

 

APPLE CUP: Huskies, Cougars remain hopeful for rescheduled game

The Apple Cup between Washington and Washington State scheduled for Friday was canceled Sunday due to… Continue reading

 

FILE - In this March 11, 2020, file photo, Washington State's Isaac Bonton (10) shoots over Colorado's Eli Parquet (24) and Maddox Daniels (3) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the first round of the Pac-12 men's tournament in Las Vegas. The Cougars went 16-16 last year, 6-12 in the Pac-12, and won their first game in the Pac-12 tournament in a decade when they beat Colorado before the rest of the tournament was terminated because of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Cougars optimistic with new recruits

Kyle Smith’s first season at Washington State was better than expected. Keeping the Cougars moving… Continue reading

 

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) scrambles against the Los Angeles Rams in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game in Inglewood, Calif., Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020. (Keith Birmingham/The Orange County Register via AP)

SEAHAWKS: Arizona and Seattle clash in Thursday Night Football showdown

There was very little time for Kyler Murray and DeAndre Hopkins to enjoy the wave of celebration after one of the great game… Continue reading

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) scrambles against the Los Angeles Rams in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game in Inglewood, Calif., Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020. (Keith Birmingham/The Orange County Register via AP)
Oregon State offensive linesman Joshua Gray (67) lifts Oregon State running back Jermar Jefferson (6) into the air after Jefferson scored a touchdown during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Washington State in Corvallis, Ore., Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020. Washington State won 38-28. (AP Photo/Amanda Loman)

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: UW finally gets going vs. Beavers

When Jimmy Lake finally checked his phone, he noticed the missed calls and who they were… Continue reading

Oregon State offensive linesman Joshua Gray (67) lifts Oregon State running back Jermar Jefferson (6) into the air after Jefferson scored a touchdown during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Washington State in Corvallis, Ore., Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020. Washington State won 38-28. (AP Photo/Amanda Loman)
Buffalo Bills' A.J. Klein (54) strip sacks Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020, in Orchard Park, N.Y. Klein recovered the ball on the play. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

Seahawks stumble into halfway mark with defensive concerns

The optimism that drives Russell Wilson will never outweigh the negatives, no matter how much is… Continue reading

Buffalo Bills' A.J. Klein (54) strip sacks Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020, in Orchard Park, N.Y. Klein recovered the ball on the play. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)
Peninsula College's Davien Harris-Williams drives against Edmonds on Saturday night. Harris-Williams scored 34 points to help lead the Pirates to a 111-98 win over the Tritons to qualify for the NWAC Tournament. (Jesse Major/for Peninsula Daily News)

COLLEGE SPORTS: NWAC gives student-athletes eligibility waivers

They essentially get an additional year of eligibility due to effects on seasons from pandemic

Peninsula College's Davien Harris-Williams drives against Edmonds on Saturday night. Harris-Williams scored 34 points to help lead the Pirates to a 111-98 win over the Tritons to qualify for the NWAC Tournament. (Jesse Major/for Peninsula Daily News)
FILE - Gonzaga players celebrate after defeating Saint Mary's in an NCAA college basketball game in the final of the West Coast Conference men's tournament in Las Vegas, in this Tuesday, March 10, 2020, file photo.  Gonzaga will begin the college basketball season No. 1 for the first time after coach Mark Few's bunch earned 28 first-place votes in the preseason AP Top 25 poll released Monday, Nov. 9, 2020.(AP Photo/John Locher, File)

GONZAGA: Zags begin season ranked No. 1

By Dave Skretta | The Associated Press Just about the only thing Gonzaga has left to accomplish under Mark Few is win a national championship.… Continue reading

FILE - Gonzaga players celebrate after defeating Saint Mary's in an NCAA college basketball game in the final of the West Coast Conference men's tournament in Las Vegas, in this Tuesday, March 10, 2020, file photo.  Gonzaga will begin the college basketball season No. 1 for the first time after coach Mark Few's bunch earned 28 first-place votes in the preseason AP Top 25 poll released Monday, Nov. 9, 2020.(AP Photo/John Locher, File)
The Seattle Mariners' Kyle Lewis begins his swing on a solo home run against the Texas Rangers on Aug. 23. Lewis won the AL Rookie of the Year award on Monday. (Ted S. Warren/The Associated Press)

MARINERS: Kyle Lewis wins AL Rookie of the Year

Marco Gonzales may have been the first player in Seattle’s clubhouse to put this idea into words back in July. Returning from the… Continue reading

The Seattle Mariners' Kyle Lewis begins his swing on a solo home run against the Texas Rangers on Aug. 23. Lewis won the AL Rookie of the Year award on Monday. (Ted S. Warren/The Associated Press)
Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) is tackled by New England Patriots' Ja'Whaun Bentley (51) during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/John Munson)

SEAHAWKS PREVIEW: Seattle faces a Buffalo team on the rise

Russell Wilson comes in to today’s game with 26 touchdown passes

Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) is tackled by New England Patriots' Ja'Whaun Bentley (51) during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/John Munson)
FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2019, file photo, Oregon State quarterback Tristan Gebbia (3) throws a pass during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Oregon in Eugene, Ore. The uncertainty for the Beavers is centered on the offense. Quarterback Jake Luton has moved on to the Jacksonville Jaguars and Gebbia, at least for now, looks like the frontrunner going into the abbreviated season. (AP Photo/Amanda Loman, File)

Cougs set to debut new offense against Oregon State Beavers

Washington State officially bids goodbye to the Air Raid and ushers in the run-and-shoot when… Continue reading

FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2019, file photo, Oregon State quarterback Tristan Gebbia (3) throws a pass during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Oregon in Eugene, Ore. The uncertainty for the Beavers is centered on the offense. Quarterback Jake Luton has moved on to the Jacksonville Jaguars and Gebbia, at least for now, looks like the frontrunner going into the abbreviated season. (AP Photo/Amanda Loman, File)
Cincinnati Bengals' Carlos Dunlap, left, rushes against Fred Johnson, right, during an NFL football camp practice in Cincinnati, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)

Dunlap hoping he’ll be the missing piece for Seahawks

Carlos Dunlap looked around the Seattle Seahawks’ vast indoor practice field with a grin on his face.… Continue reading

Cincinnati Bengals' Carlos Dunlap, left, rushes against Fred Johnson, right, during an NFL football camp practice in Cincinnati, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)
Washington quarterbacks Jaden Sheffey, center, Kevin Thomson, left, and Jacob Sirmon, right, pass in a group during NCAA college football practice, Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Lake stays mum on Washington’s starting QB ahead of opener

This much is clear about Jimmy Lake’s debut as the head coach at Washington, he’s not going… Continue reading

Washington quarterbacks Jaden Sheffey, center, Kevin Thomson, left, and Jacob Sirmon, right, pass in a group during NCAA college football practice, Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
The WIAA updated its process for schools and regions to proceed with prep sports later this year.

PREP SPORTS: WIAA sets process for starting prep seasons

The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association on Monday approved a process for regions to determine the status of prep seasons during the 2020-21 season… Continue reading

The WIAA updated its process for schools and regions to proceed with prep sports later this year.
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo reacts after he was sacked by Seattle Seahawks middle linebacker Bobby Wagner during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo reacts after he was sacked by Seattle Seahawks middle linebacker Bobby Wagner during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Mariners decline 2021 options on Strange-Gordon, Graveman

With the World Series ending with the Los Angeles Dodgers’ victory on Tuesday evening, Major League… Continue reading

Seahawks extremely thin at running back as 49ers approach

The Seattle Seahawks started this week with only one healthy running back and little certainty that any… Continue reading

Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Carlos Dunlap (96) is able to sack Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) in spite of being blocked by Ravens offensive tackle Orlando Brown (78) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

AP sources: Seahawks land Cincinnati’s Dunlap

Carlos Dunlap made it clear he wanted out of Cincinnati, and got his wish. The Seattle Seahawks… Continue reading

Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Carlos Dunlap (96) is able to sack Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) in spite of being blocked by Ravens offensive tackle Orlando Brown (78) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf tackles Arizona Cardinals strong safety Budda Baker (32) short of the goal line after Baker intercepted a pass during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

NICK PATTERSON: Coaches will be showing DK Metcalf’s play forever

There’s a lot to unpack from the Seattle Seahawks’ 37-34 overtime loss to the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday at State Farm Stadium. There was quarterback… Continue reading

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf tackles Arizona Cardinals strong safety Budda Baker (32) short of the goal line after Baker intercepted a pass during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray avoids the sack as Seattle Seahawks middle linebacker Bobby Wagner, right, makes the hit during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

SEAHAWKS: Team knows defense must improve after 37-34 loss to Arizona

Seattle dead last in NFL in yards allowed per game after OT loss to Arizona

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray avoids the sack as Seattle Seahawks middle linebacker Bobby Wagner, right, makes the hit during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)