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Winthrop biathlete recovering after colliding with a tree

WINTHROP -- World-class biathlete Casey Smith is recovering at his family home in Winthrop from multiple broken bones and a punctured lung he suffered after skidding into a tree during a pre-race practice run in Canada.

Court scrutinizes NCAA over athlete pay

SAN FRANCISCO — A U.S. appeals court wrestled with whether student athletes should win a slice of the billions of dollars universities reap from football and basketball, amid mounting public pressure for colleges to give athletes better benefits.

Mariners’ ‘Big Three’ still hoping for breakout

PEORIA, Ariz. — Before Robinson Cano and Nelson Cruz were signed to mega-deals in an effort to bulk up the Mariners’ offense, the fortunes of Seattle’s future seemed to be hinged to a trio of young arms.

Ferrell’s debut with Mariners memorable

MESA, Ariz. — Will Ferrell’s career with the Mariners was shorter than Pokey Reese’s time with the team, but probably more memorable. Because unlike with the slick-fielding Reese in 2005, the Mariners won’t end up paying the comedian $1.2 million for a season in which he won’t play.

Jake Locker retires

Jake Locker, the former University of Washington star quarterback, is retiring from the NFL after four injury-plagued seasons with the Tennessee Titans.

Seahawks turn attention to NFL Draft

Now that we are done with the NFL Combine, it’s time to look some of the latest of the more prominent mock drafts and which players they have headed to Seattle. Recall that Seattle has the No. 31 pick in the first round, and the same in the second round, No. 63 overall. And as you’ll see, there’s no consensus.

M’s ready to ‘start a new chapter’

The 2015 baseball season, which began this week with the unbridled bliss of spring training, marks the 20-year anniversary of the miraculous, franchise-saving, refusing-to-lose 1995 Mariners.

Mayweather brings speed, Pacquiao brings power

Boxing fans kept dreaming about a Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao fight. Once the super-bout was finally announced last Friday, many in boxing circles had their predictions ready to go about the winner of the May 2 fight at MGM Grand in Las Vegas.