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Jayson Jenks

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Seattle, WA, United States

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Past articles by Jayson:

'The most toxic environment I’ve ever been a part of': Inside Urban Meyer's disastrous year with Jaguars

According to coaches, players and staff, Meyer crossed the line from tough and demanding to belittling, demeaning and leading by fear. → Read More

Ping-Pong, rollerblades and trick passes: The essence of Patrick Mahomes in 15 stories

For Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, there is a pure joy in doing something that has never been done. → Read More

The randomness of Klay Thompson: 'It’s impossible to know him and not love him'

A dozen of those who know the All-Star best share their favorite stories about him. → Read More

What is driving the rift between Russell Wilson and Seahawks? 'Power and control'

Wilson wonders if the Seahawks see him as a player who has earned greater control over his situation, his future, his legacy. → Read More

How was Elvis Grbac named People's Sexiest Athlete Alive?

Grbac was tall and handsome and could throw a football better than all but a few people on Earth, but this is a story of a screw-up. → Read More

‘The board man gets paid’: An oral history of Kawhi Leonard’s college days – The Athletic

Leonard didn’t say much during his two seasons at San Diego State, but his work ethic told you everything you needed to know. → Read More

Allen Iverson ‘blown away’ by Seahawks’ step-over touchdown celebration – The Athletic

To the untrained eye, the Seahawks nailed their reenactment of The Answer's famous step-over. But what about to the expert eye? → Read More

Life after the Las Vegas massacre: ‘What’s wrong with me?’

In the months following the Las Vegas shooting, Nick and Alicia Johnston, a couple from Sultan, Wash., have struggled to break free from the fallout of that night — battling anxiety and painful memories at a coffee shop, at their daughter's school concert, at her seventh birthday party. → Read More

The mapmaker, a 106-year-old Seattle business, and a strange request for a map

Mapping out an uncertain future: As John Loacker continues his family’s traditional craft in a fast-changing city, he ponders the relevance and endurance of his business. → Read More

The backstory: A writer turns a really stupid idea into a universal story

What began as an exploration into living without technology turned into a tale of a third-generation mapmaker, passion and family. → Read More

Man killed in early morning shooting at South Seattle club

Seattle police said the investigation into the shooting of a 27-year-old man is ongoing, seeking public help → Read More

Maybe it’s not just a sandwich: A nurse and her friends take a simple idea to Seattle’s streets

Roast beef, ham, turkey — and affection. Once a month. Why not? A Seattle nurse felt she had to do something to reach out to people who are homeless. → Read More

As Confederate statues fall, this Washington town is creating a monument to its black founder

The plan to honor Centralia's founder with a statue preceded the events in Charlottesville, but once those images of hate erupted, the project took on new meaning. → Read More

Seahawks get little out of tight end Jimmy Graham in opener

Graham was the target on seven of Russell Wilson’s 27 passing attempts, five on third downs.But connecting with Graham was another matter as he had just three receptions for eight yards with a long of six. → Read More

Three thoughts from the Seahawks’ 17-9 loss to the Packers

The Seahawks couldn't hang with the Packers in their season opener. Here are three quick thoughts after the game. → Read More

Mariners call up hard-throwing reliever Thyago Vieira

Thyago Vieira routinely throws a baseball 100 miles per hour, but the Mariners will ease him into the big leagues. → Read More

Mariners call up hard-throwing reliever Thyago Vieira

Thyago Vieira routinely throws a baseball 100 miles per hour, but the Mariners will ease him into the big leagues. → Read More

Three thoughts after the Mariners get swept by the Angels

The M's started the series three games over .500 and in possession of a wild-card spot. Now, they're a game under .500 and looking up at several teams for a playoff spot. → Read More

What we learned from Day 7 of Seahawks training camp

Quarterback Russell Wilson had his best day of camp, making a variety of accurate throws in different situations. → Read More

Seahawks Frank Clark, Germain Ifedi miss third straight day after fight

Defensive end Frank Clark and offensive tackle Germain Ifedi haven't practiced since the two fought during practice on Thursday. → Read More