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Collegiate Athletics
2:36 pm
Wed November 27, 2013

Should Schools Be Without Sports?

Football is a big part of student culture and a money-maker for colleges, but should it be removed from higher education?
Flickr Photo/Jamie Campbell

David Hyde talks with "Friday Night Lights" author Buzz Bissinger about shrinking the behemoth that is college sports.

Northwest Rivalries
2:36 pm
Wed November 27, 2013

Apple Cup 2013: Post-Season On The Line For Huskies And Cougars

Flickr Photo/Nino Ortiz

Marcie Sillman talks with Art Thiel from Sports Press Northwest about Friday's Apple Cup between the University of Washington Huskies and Washington State Cougars.

Sports
12:27 am
Wed November 27, 2013

More Girls Target Archery, Inspired By 'The Hunger Games'

Y'Jazzmin Christopher, 7, takes up target practice at Archery in the Wild in Longmont, Colo. "She used to be a really shy person, but now she's opening socially," says Alicia Christopher, Y'Jazzmin's mom, about her daughter's archery.
Grace Hood KUNC

Originally published on Wed November 27, 2013 9:32 am

The indoor shooting range at Archery in the Wild in northern Colorado used to be dominated by camouflage and hunters. But on this Saturday morning, the archery range is dotted with ponytails and 7-year-old girls like Y'Jazzmin Christopher.

The popularity of The Hunger Games series is fueling an interest in the sport of archery, particularly among girls. Some sporting equipment outfitters say they've seen a big boost in bow and arrow sales since the film series began in 2012.

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Good Reads
2:39 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

Nancy Pearl's Picks: Poetry And Football

"The Art of Losing" and "The System"

Steve Scher sits down with everyone's favorite librarian Nancy Pearl for her book recommendations of the week including the collection “The Art Of Losing: Poems of Grief and Healing” edited by Kevin Young, and “The System: The Glory And Scandal Of Big Time College Football” by Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyain.

Sports
8:48 am
Fri November 8, 2013

My, Oh My: Dave Niehaus Uplifted Struggling Baseball Team And City

Dave Niehaus was the “Voice of the Seattle Mariners.” His sudden and unexpected death on Nov. 10, 2010 from a heart attack was more than just a sports story. The news hit people hard. Niehaus was part of the cultural fabric of the Pacific Northwest, a role he played since the time he called the first pitch at the first Mariners game back in 1977.

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Risky Business
7:13 am
Tue November 5, 2013

Skydivers Who Survived Planes' Collision Vow To Jump Again

On Tuesday's The Today Show, nine skydivers who had a very close call over Wisconsin talked about the collision of their planes.
The Today Show

The already amazing story from over the weekend about how two small planes carrying skydivers collided over Wisconsin, but all 11 people aboard the aircraft survived, now has some amazing photos and video to go with it.

NBC-TV's The Today Show landed the exclusive rights to the helmet cam images captured during the collision, the fire that broke out aboard one of the planes and the skydivers' safe trips to the ground.

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World Series
2:56 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

Tacoma's Jon Lester Shines In the World Series

Jon Lester, born and raised in Tacoma, has a shot at a World Series title with the Boston Red Sox tonight.
Flickr Photo/Keith Allison

Marcie Sillman interviews Rick Barnhart, the high school baseball coach of Jon Lester at Bellarmine Prep in Tacoma, about what it's like to see his former player compete in the World Series. Lester is a starting pitcher for the Boston Red Sox and will capture the World Series title tonight if Boston beats the St. Louis Cardinals.

MLS Cup
2:55 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

The Seattle Sounders Face Their First Test In The Playoffs

Seattle Sounders captain Mauro Rosales will need to lead the team to victory tonight against Colorado in order to advance to play rival Portland in the playoffs on Saturday.
Flickr Photo/Jim Culp

Marcie Sillman previews the Seattle Sounders playoffs campaign with Steve Clare, president of the North American Soccer Reporters and editor or Prost Amerika Soccer. The Sounders have been in a slump, going winless in their last seven matches, and face the Colorado Rapids tonight at home in a game that they must win in order to advance in post-season.

12:20 pm
Mon October 28, 2013

How World Series Pitcher Koji Uehara Communicates Without A Common Language

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English is not necessary if you speak baseball.
He may not speak English fluently, but Koji Uehara doesn't need English to be fluent in the language of baseball. It's as easy as: A, B, C. Or, rather make that: one, two, three. "One finger is a fast ball; sometimes that index finger'll get swirled, that'll mean a two seam fastball; sometimes there'll be a sharp knifing motion, that means cut fastball.
Sports
8:02 am
Mon October 21, 2013

Farewell, Dawgfather: UW Football Legend Dies at 80

Don James, the University of Washington football coach from 1975 to 1992, died on Sunday.
Credit AP Photo/Wally Fong

They called him the Dawgfather.

Don James, the beloved, longtime University of Washington football coach died on Sunday. He was 80. The university said James died at home of complications with pancreatic cancer.

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Seattle Sounders
2:22 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

A Look At The Cascadia Soccer Rivalry

Despite the message of the sign, Portland Timbers fans may have to turn over the Cascadia Cup to Seattle if the Sounders beat or tie the Vancovuer Whitecaps tonight.
Flickr Photo/Ray Terrill

The Seattle Sounders play the Vancouver Whitecaps today. If they win or draw the game they will clinch the Cascadia Cup. The Cascadia Cup was made official in 2004 by the fans of the Portland Timbers, Seattle Sounders and Vancouver Whitecaps, but its history goes even further back.

Before the Cascadia teams were a part of Major League Soccer they played each other in the North American Soccer League and the United Soccer League. Even then, fans would drive the I-5 corridor to attend sell-out games with their banners and voices primed for cheering.

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The Week In Review
2:44 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

D.C. Shutdown, Health Exchange, And The Seattle Mayor's Race

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll talks to his players during the first quarter an NFL football game against the Houston Texans, Sunday, Sept. 29 in Houston.
Credit AP Photo/David J. Phillip

It’s Friday — time to talk over the week's news with Joni Balter of the Seattle Times, Crosscut's Knute Berger and Eli Sanders of The Stranger. 

A continuing political fight over the nation's new health care law leads to a partial shutdown of the federal government, the first in 17 years. Washington state's health care exchange gets off to a glitchy start online. We check in on the race for Seattle mayor with just over one month to go before the November 5 election. Plus, Live Wire host Luke Burbank seeks help coping with the strange discomfort of having two undefeated football teams in town.

Supporter Chants
3:49 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

Keeping It Clean At Seattle Sounders Games

From Emerald City Supporters' Facebook page.

Seattle Sounders soccer fans are loud. The problem is some of their chants using nasty language are leaking into the broadcast booth and over the air during games. We’ll ask  Keith Hodo, co-president of Emerald City Supporters, if they’ll clean it up.

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9:11 am
Fri September 27, 2013

WNBA Players Receive Double Technicals For Kissing

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In sports, male and female opponents have solved their differences in a variety of innocuous ways. There are butt taps, head pats, hugs, fist bumps, and now there’s a friendly cheek peck. Well, not so friendly according to last night's referee.
There is no kissing in basketball, apparently. Well, this is new. Diana Taurasi and Seimone Augustus were defending each other during Thursday night's WNBA conference finals game between the Minnesota Lynx and the Phoenix Mercury. As the commentators note, Taurasi and Augustus have known each other for a very long time and there is genuine affection to complement the competition.
Baseball
3:24 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

Jamie Moyer On Getting From Fail To Win

Steve Scher interviews former Mariners pitcher Jamie Moyer.
KUOW Photo/Jason Pagano

At the time of his last game, Jamie Moyer had the most wins, losses and strikeouts of any active major league pitcher. He'd won a World Series championship with the Philadelphia Phillies in 2008. And at age 49, he became the oldest pitcher to record a win in the history of the majors.

But at age 30, Moyer thought he’d washed up in baseball. He’d been drummed out of two teams, he couldn’t throw a pitch anymore. He was nervous and upset and he wasn’t having any fun.

Then he spent a few days with the late sports psychologist Harvey Dorfman who taught Moyer ideas that he used for the next 20 years of his career. His new book with Larry Platt is “Just Tell Me I Can’t: How Jamie Moyer Defeated the Radar Gun and Defied Time.” He talked with Steve Scher at Safeco Field.

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