Larry Stone, The Seattle Times

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The Seattle Times

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Past articles by Larry:

Unfinished business a big reason many UW football stars decided to return

The Huskies, unlike many teams. did not suffer huge losses via the transfer portal and early departures to the NFL. → Read More

Seahawks can still make playoffs, but they don’t play like they deserve to

Here’s the harsh reality: The Seahawks simply aren’t good enough right now for a conversation about the playoffs. → Read More

The Mariners finally get to bring at least one postseason game back to T-Mobile Park

The Mariners ended the playoff drought. Then, they won a postseason series. But now, they get to play postseason baseball in front of their fans, who waited 21 years for it to return to Seattle, writes columnist Larry Stone. → Read More

After stunning turnaround, Seahawks should do everything they can to bring back Rashaad Penny

Yes, you can wonder if Rashaad Penny can stay healthy, and you can point out that his resurgence has come vs. the Texans, Bears and Lions. But it’s hard to... → Read More

No Mariners are in this year’s MLB All-Star Game, but the festivities include plenty of former M’s

No fewer than seven All-Star players — four on the NL team, three on the AL squad — have Mariner roots. Six were traded by GM Jerry Dipoto as part of his frenetic restructuring of the team after taking over... → Read More

Seahawks must do all they can to keep John Schneider from leaving for Lions or another NFL team

It’s impossible to understate just how invaluable the close working relationship between coach Pete Carroll and GM John Schneider has been to the Seahawks’ sustained success over the past 11 years. → Read More

Ahead of ‘huge year’ as the Mariners’ starting second baseman, Shed Long is working hard to improve defensively

You can see them together virtually every desert morning, Shed Long and Perry Hill, working on whatever quirky drill the 67-year-old zen master of the infield has devised. At age... → Read More

Mariners pitcher Sam Carlson wondered if he’d ever throw again. Now, he’s a spring training inspiration.

After throwing just three innings in the Arizona Rookie League in the summer of 2017, Sam Carlson experienced soreness in his right elbow. It only got worse from there, but... → Read More

XFL Dragons enjoy first experience playing for Seattle football fans, and likely earn a second chance

The players, coming off a lackluster showing in their opener, keenly felt the necessity to give fans a reason to cheer them on, when the only logical reason to root for the Dragons right now is geography. → Read More

For Kobe Bryant and daughter Gianna, impact on women’s basketball cut short in most tragic way

What strikes me as most heartbreaking, beyond the obvious family losses following Sunday's deadly helicopter crash, is what was taken away from women’s basketball. → Read More

‘We don’t lose to Cougs’: Another Apple Cup, another defensive coup for the Huskies and Jimmy Lake’s defense

If ever there was going to be a time, this was it, with the Huskies beset by inconsistency and untimely breakdowns all season. But there it played out again on... → Read More

Seahawks shouldn’t clown around when it comes to re-signing Jadeveon Clowney

I’ve seen enough of Clowney through 10 games to say this: The Seahawks should do everything within their power to make sure this is not a one-off. But on a... → Read More

Colin Kaepernick escaped NFL’s trap, but league still got its desired outcome from workout

The confusion, chaos, anger that followed Kaepernick's workout for teams Saturday – that was all to the benefit of the NFL. It muddied the waters, cast Kaepernick as an unreformed troublemaker, and re-raised the question about his desire to play... → Read More

If revitalized defense can keep it up, Seahawks will be the team no one wants to face

The Seahawks hope the defense's performance in Monday's victory over the 49ers is the emergence of a unit that all year has been considered their weak link. If they did, indeed, figure something out, the Seahawks’ playoff hopes took a... → Read More

What the heck happened on Monday Night Football? The Seahawks proved they’re for real

The burning question going in was whether the Seahawks had the chops to compete with the league’s elite, exemplified by the unbeaten 49ers. In a game with playoff intensity and carnival-funhouse weirdness, the Seahawks answered that early on. → Read More

Instant analysis: Early impressions from Washington’s 19-7 win over Oregon State

It wasn't always pretty, but the Huskies got a monster effort from their defense and did enough on offense to take down the resurgent Beavers on Friday night in Corvallis. → Read More

With his latest masterpiece vs. Bucs, Russell Wilson continues to refine his comeback artistry

On a day when the Seahawks defense yielded an alarming amount of real estate and the potential for a loss seemed very real, Russell Wilson was the perpetual counterpoint. → Read More

UW’s loss to Utah isn’t all Jacob Eason’s fault, but the future NFL QB made too many mistakes

This loss, a devastating one in the big-picture ambitions of the Huskies, who are now a jarring 5-4, is certainly not squarely on Eason’s shoulders. But the quarterback who will likely be wearing an NFL jersey next year made far... → Read More

Late Mariners broadcaster Ron Fairly was a weaver of tales, and here are some favorites

Fairly died Wednesday at age 81 after battling esophageal cancer. For 14 years, Fairly filled his Mariners broadcasts with hilarious and apt anecdotes that would elevate the game in progress – and usually tickle the funny bone in the process. → Read More

Like Space Needle and Pike Place Market, Seahawks’ Bobby Wagner is a Seattle fixture

In Sunday's win at Atlanta, linebacker Bobby Wagner became the Seahawks' career leader in tackles, and he highlighted in glaring and subtle ways just how invaluable he is to them. → Read More