We're always interested in hearing about sports in our community. Let us know what's going on!

Houston Astros owner Jim Crane fired manager A.J. Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow on Monday after both received one-year suspensions from Major League Baseball in the sign-stealing scandal.

WENATCHEE — The Seattle Mariners caravan came through Wenatchee on Tuesday. The caravan included longtime Mariners broadcaster Rick Rizzs, pitcher Matt Festa and infielder Austin Nola.

HOUSTON — The return of Houston defensive end J.J. Watt from the injured reserve list serves as the most noteworthy subplot in the Texans’ AFC wild-card game against the visiting Buffalo Bills, a fitting development considering the role both defenses will play on Saturday.

NEW ORLEANS — New Orleans cornerback Justin Hardee has a message for those who might think the Saints are doomed after failing to win a first round bye in the NFL playoffs. “We just gonna get it the harder way,” Hardee wrote on Twitter. “Our story gone be that much better.”

The death of David Stern on Wednesday elicited the expected tributes to his far-reaching legacy as the 30-year commissioner of the NBA. No less an eminence than Michael Jordan extolled Stern for growing the league into an “international phenomenon.”

With Marshawn Lynch re-signing with the Seahawks, these past nine days have been among the wilder ones in franchise history. But they also confirmed something — that nobody intrigues Seattle sports fans quite like Beast Mode.