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Stellar season poorly timed for Mariners

Seattle Mariners' Brad Miller steals second against Los Angeles Angels shortstop Erick Aybar in the 6th inning on Tuesday, May 27, 2014, in Seattle.

CHRIS SHAW | Evergreen columnist

July 23, 2014

Of all seasons, it had to be this one. The Seattle Mariners are on track to finish above .500 for the first time since 2009, which sounds great by itself. But unfortunately for the Mariners and their fans, the division is tougher this year than ever before.The Oakland Athletics are having an unusually pheno...

Former WSU 1st baseman joins Diamondbacks

From staff reports

July 23, 2014

It didn’t take long for former WSU first baseman Taylor Ard to find his way back to an MLB-affiliated team.The Arizona Diamondbacks purchased Ard’s contract and assigned him to the Hillsboro Hops, which is a short-season Single A affiliate of the Diamondbacks. Prior to being picked up by the team, ...

Russell Wilson is the next Tom Brady, and here’s why

Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks hoists the Lombardi Trophy at the end of Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., Feb. 2, 2014. The Seattle Seahawks defeated the Denver Broncos 43-8.

CHRIS SHAW | Evergreen columnist

July 16, 2014

A young phenom surrounded by a talented team that has risen from the depths to new heights, quarterback Russell Wilson is only 25 years old and already has a Super Bowl ring. And now, Wilson has an opportunity to do something extremely special as he enters his third season in the NFL.He has already wo...

Brady still a superior quarterback

CHRIS SHAW | Evergreen columnist

July 9, 2014

I have one question for any guy who brags too much about his past accomplishments: “What have you done lately?”The question is simple, and it implies that no matter how well someone has done in the past, it is important to maintain that success in order to stay ahead of the game. Coincidentally, it ...

Cougar alum Lagat wins 7th US crown

From staff reports

July 2, 2014

Distance-running legend Bernard Lagat, who graduated from WSU in 2000, defended his title at the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in the final of the men’s 5,000 meters to take his seventh U.S. crown in 13:31.Lagat competed at WSU in the late 1990s and earned All-America status 11 times. The...

Cougars recruit 3-star cornerback

From staff reports

July 2, 2014

Darien Molton, a three-star cornerback out of Temecula, Calif., has become the seventh player to commit to WSU’s 2015 recruiting class. Molton also had offers from Colorado, California, Utah and Duke.The 5-foot-10, 165-pound cornerback is the third defensive back the Cougars have recruited for the 20...

Hawks add Shelton to summer roster

From staff reports

July 2, 2014

While D.J. Shelton went unselected in last week’s NBA draft, the former Cougar forward will play for the Atlanta Hawks during the NBA Summer League. The Las Vegas Summer League will take place from July 11 to July 21.The 6-foot-10, 250-pound rookie appeared in 35 of WSU’s 37 games last season. H...

Hoopfest sees crimson and gray

JOSH BABCOCK | Evergreen reporter

July 2, 2014

Cougs were among the 6,400 teams at the world’s largest 3-on-3 street basketball tournament last weekend in Spokane.The 25th annual Spokane Hoopfest spanned more than 42 city blocks, just enough space for more than 450 courts, all those teams and 3,000 volunteers.“Hoopfest has a special place in ou...

Julius Randle perfect for the Lakers moving forward

CHRIS SHAW | Evergreen columnist

July 2, 2014

When the Los Angeles Lakers chose Julius Randle with the seventh overall pick in the NBA Draft, they not only stole one of the best players available, but also took the first step toward a return to their winning ways.Superstar Kobe Bryant will return next season, hopefully in better health than he ha...

Furney lands contract with New York Jets

Former WSU kicker Andrew Furney celebrates after hitting a 45-yard field goal to tie the 2012 Apple Cup in the fourth quarter. The Cougars later won the game with another Furney field goal, Nov. 23, 2012.

MONTANA BURKE | Evergreen sports editor

June 25, 2014

Andrew Furney has finally found a home – at least for the time beingThe New York Jets signed the former WSU kicker on June 19, adding him to their offseason roster. While he didn’t initially get a contract following his tryout with the Seahawks in May, he got a second chance with the Jets and took a...

Love-Thompson trade too good to pass up

CHRIS SHAW | Evergreen columnist

June 25, 2014

Blockbuster deals don’t come around too often. That’s why they are called blockbusters in the first place.In what could have been the latest mammoth trade in the NBA, the Golden State Warriors and Minnesota Timberwolves were trying to agree on a deal for the all-star power forward Kevin Love. Talks inc...

Cougars recruit four-star linebacker

From staff reports

June 25, 2014

The Cougars have rounded off their 2014 recruiting class with a four-star linebacker from Bellflower, Calif.Chandler Leniu has made a last-minute switch to play for WSU, which was his initial plan before signing a letter of intent near signing day to play for Cal Berkeley.At 6 feet tall and 220 pound...

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