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Former Seattle Mariners baseball player Ichiro Suzuki meets with the news media, Friday, Aug. 26, 2022, in Seattle the day before his induction into the Mariners' Hall of Fame.

Mariners giving Ichiro his weekend

Former Seattle Mariners baseball player Ichiro Suzuki meets with the news media, Friday, Aug. 26, 2022, in Seattle the day before his induction into the Mariners' Hall of Fame.

August 26, 2022, 10:12pm National Sports

More than five hours before Friday’s first pitch, Ichiro Suzuki was in the outfield, in uniform still going through his throwing routine. Three years removed from his last game as a player with the Seattle Mariners in his home country of Japan, Ichiro hasn’t lost that competitive drive. Read story

When opponents and teammates alike read off the skills that have separated Sue Bird into being one of the best, her mind and the way she sees the game is at the top of the list. That skill of being a coach on the court will be tested when the fourth-seeded Seattle Storm face No.

Sue Bird’s eye for game helped define her success in Seattle

When opponents and teammates alike read off the skills that have separated Sue Bird into being one of the best, her mind and the way she sees the game is at the top of the list. That skill of being a coach on the court will be tested when the fourth-seeded Seattle Storm face No.

August 26, 2022, 5:28pm National Sports

Sue Bird’s eye for the court and knowledge of the game is what separates her among WNBA point guards, much to the frustration of her opponents for the past two decades. Read story

Seattle Mariners' Julio Rodriguez celebrates while rounding the bases a three-run home run by Mitch Haniger during the first inning a baseball game against the Cleveland Guardians, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2022, in Seattle.

Rodríguez, Mariners agree to deal worth up to $469M

Seattle Mariners' Julio Rodriguez celebrates while rounding the bases a three-run home run by Mitch Haniger during the first inning a baseball game against the Cleveland Guardians, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2022, in Seattle.

August 26, 2022, 5:02pm National Sports

Julio Rodríguez and the Seattle Mariners are set on a long-term relationship in the Pacific Northwest, agreeing to a $199.3 million, seven-year contract starting next season that could be worth $399.3 million over 15 years. Read story

Nolensville, Tenn.'s Drew Chadwick delivers during the fifth inning of a baseball game against Pearland, Texas, at the Little League World Series in South Williamsport, Pa., Thursday, Aug. 25, 2022. (AP Photo/Gene J.

Participation in Little League on the rise post-COVID-19

Nolensville, Tenn.'s Drew Chadwick delivers during the fifth inning of a baseball game against Pearland, Texas, at the Little League World Series in South Williamsport, Pa., Thursday, Aug. 25, 2022. (AP Photo/Gene J.

August 25, 2022, 6:33pm National Sports

Little League International says participation in its baseball and softball leagues was up this season, and team managers are optimistic about another bump next year coming off the first full-scale Little League World Series since the pandemic. Read story

Seattle Mariners infielders, including third baseman Eugenio Suarez (28) and second baseman Adam Frazier, second from, right, celebrate after a baseball game against the Cleveland Guardians, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2022, in Seattle.

Haniger’s homer lifts Mariners past Guardians 3-1

Seattle Mariners infielders, including third baseman Eugenio Suarez (28) and second baseman Adam Frazier, second from, right, celebrate after a baseball game against the Cleveland Guardians, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2022, in Seattle.

August 25, 2022, 4:41pm National Sports

Mitch Haniger hit a three-run home run in the first inning to account for all of Seattle’s offense, Marco Gonzales tossed six strong innings and the Mariners beat the Cleveland Guardians 3-1 on Thursday. Read story

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Chet Holmgren, the No. 2 pick in the NBA draft out of Gonzaga, will miss the 2022-23 season because of a right foot injury, the Oklahoma City Thunder announced Thursday, Aug. 25, 2022.

Thunder No. 2 pick Holmgren to miss season with foot injury

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Chet Holmgren, the No. 2 pick in the NBA draft out of Gonzaga, will miss the 2022-23 season because of a right foot injury, the Oklahoma City Thunder announced Thursday, Aug. 25, 2022.

August 25, 2022, 11:33am National Sports

Oklahoma City forward Chet Holmgren, the No. 2 pick in this year's NBA draft from Gonzaga, will miss the 2022-23 season with a right foot injury. Read story

Seattle Mariners rightfielder Mitch Haniger cannot get to a homerun ball hit by Washington Nationals' Ildemaro Vargas during the ninth inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2022, in Seattle.

Nationals’ big HR in 9th spoils Mariners achievements

Seattle Mariners rightfielder Mitch Haniger cannot get to a homerun ball hit by Washington Nationals' Ildemaro Vargas during the ninth inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2022, in Seattle.

August 24, 2022, 5:15pm National Sports

Seattle right-hander George Kirby set a major league record by throwing 24 straight strikes to start the game and fellow Mariners rookie Julio Rodriguez reached a new level, but Ildemaro Vargas hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning that lifted the Washington Nationals to a 3-1 win Wednesday. Read story

Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Matt Brash throws against the Houston Astros, Sunday, April 17, 2022, at T-Mobile Park in Seattle. Brash had pitched five no-hit innings going into the sixth, but then gave up two hits and two earned runs to the Houston Astros during the inning.(AP Photo/Ted S.

MLB teams to play all 29 opponents under ’23 balanced sked

Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Matt Brash throws against the Houston Astros, Sunday, April 17, 2022, at T-Mobile Park in Seattle. Brash had pitched five no-hit innings going into the sixth, but then gave up two hits and two earned runs to the Houston Astros during the inning.(AP Photo/Ted S.

August 24, 2022, 11:01am National Sports

Every major league team will play each other in the same season for the first time next year as the sport switches to its first balanced schedule since 2000. Read story

Hall of Fame quarterback Len Dawson, who helped the Kansas City Chiefs to a Super Bowl title, died Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2022. He was 87.

Hall of Fame Chiefs quarterback Len Dawson dies at 87

Hall of Fame quarterback Len Dawson, who helped the Kansas City Chiefs to a Super Bowl title, died Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2022. He was 87.

August 24, 2022, 10:49am National Sports

Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Len Dawson died Wednesday at the age of 87. No cause was given, though he had been in hospice care since Aug. 12. Read story

Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Robbie Ray throws against the Washington Nationals during the sixth inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2022 in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Ray takes no-hit try into 7th, Mariners beat Nationals

Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Robbie Ray throws against the Washington Nationals during the sixth inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2022 in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S.

August 23, 2022, 10:35pm National Sports

Robbie Ray took a no-hit try into the seventh inning, Mitch Haniger and Eugenio Suárez both hit two-run homers and the Seattle Mariners defeated the Washington Nationals 4-2 Tuesday night. Read story