Malakhi Knight rounds third base during a game. (Photo courtesy of Malakhi Knight)

Marysville Getchell’s Knight switches commitment to UCLA

The state’s top-ranked baseball player for the class of 2021 originally committed to Oregon State.

 

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz (11) is sacked by Benson Mayowa (95), Jarran Reed (90) and Carlos Dunlap (43) during the first half of an NFL football game, Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, in Philadelphia. The Seahawks defeated the Eagles (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)

Seahawks’ improving defense should strike fear into NFC foes

No, it’s not the old Legion of Boom, but even with an average defense Seattle could be formidable.

 

New York Giants linebacker Devante Downs (52) during an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Emilee Chinn)

How local NFL products fared in Week 12

Players from Snohomsish County didn’t see a lot of action as the season hits the three-quarter mark.

 

Seattle Sounders' Shane O'Neill reacts after scoring against FC Dallas during the second half of an MLS playoff soccer match Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Sounders beat FC Dallas, advance to Western Conference final

Shane O’Neill scores on a header early in the second half and Seattle hangs on for a 1-0 win.

Seattle Sounders' Shane O'Neill reacts after scoring against FC Dallas during the second half of an MLS playoff soccer match Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Sluggish Huskies fall to 0-2 with loss to UC Riverside

UW gets out-rebounded 49-33 and shoots just 29.6% from the field in a 57-42 defeat.

Philadelphia Eagles' Carson Wentz (11) is tackled by Seattle Seahawks' Carlos Dunlap (43), Jarran Reed (90) and Benson Mayowa (95) during the first half of an NFL football game, Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton)

Grading the Seahawks in their 23-17 victory over the Eagles

For the second straight week Seattle’s much-maligned defense earns good marks.

Philadelphia Eagles' Carson Wentz (11) is tackled by Seattle Seahawks' Carlos Dunlap (43), Jarran Reed (90) and Benson Mayowa (95) during the first half of an NFL football game, Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton)
Seattle Seahawks' DK Metcalf reacts after a first down catch during the first half of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

DK Metcalf has huge game as Seattle takes control of NFC West

The much-maligned defense comes through as the Seahawks move 1 game ahead of the Rams in the NFC West.

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Seattle Seahawks' DK Metcalf reacts after a first down catch during the first half of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
Gonzaga guard Jalen Suggs (1) passes to a teammate against Auburn last Friday at the Fort Myers Tip-Off in Fort Myers, Florida. (Chris Tilley/Fort Myers Tip-Off via McClatchy News Service)

POLL: Should the Gonzaga-Auburn hoops game have been played?

The men’s basketball contest went forward despite a Gonzaga player testing positive for COVID-19.

Gonzaga guard Jalen Suggs (1) passes to a teammate against Auburn last Friday at the Fort Myers Tip-Off in Fort Myers, Florida. (Chris Tilley/Fort Myers Tip-Off via McClatchy News Service)
Washington quarterback Dylan Morris (9) celebrates with tight end Cade Otton, right, after Morris passed to Otton for a touchdown against Utah in the final minute of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, in Seattle. Washington won 24-21. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Washington rallies from 21-point deficit to beat Utah

Dylan Morris hits Cade Otton for the game-winning score with 36 seconds left in the Huskies’ 24-21 win.

Washington quarterback Dylan Morris (9) celebrates with tight end Cade Otton, right, after Morris passed to Otton for a touchdown against Utah in the final minute of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, in Seattle. Washington won 24-21. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Vanderbilt place kicker Sarah Fuller warms up before the start of an NCAA college football game against Missouri Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

Vanderbilt kicker becomes first woman to play in Power 5 game

Sarah Fuller kicked off to start the second half of the game to make college football history.

Vanderbilt place kicker Sarah Fuller warms up before the start of an NCAA college football game against Missouri Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)
Washington's Kamari Pleasant (24) celebrates his touchdown with Terrell Bynum against Arizona during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Washington, Utah as ready as can be for unexpected matchup

Both programs had cancellations this week that made Saturday afternoon’s matchup possible.

Washington's Kamari Pleasant (24) celebrates his touchdown with Terrell Bynum against Arizona during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Washington's Quade Green dribbles during an NCAA college basketball practice Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Washington men now set to face No. 2 Baylor on Sunday

The Huskies get another crack at a season-opener after multiple virus-related cancellations.

Washington's Quade Green dribbles during an NCAA college basketball practice Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Alphas defensive back Austin Joyner (44), a Marysville Pilchuck graduate, encourages teammates during a Spring League game. (Cooper Neill / The Spring League)
Alphas defensive back Austin Joyner (44), a Marysville Pilchuck graduate, encourages teammates during a Spring League game. (Cooper Neill / The Spring League)
Washington Governor Jay Inslee, right, hands off the Apple Cup Trophy to University of Washington president Ana Mari Cauce and Huskies head coach Chris Petersen, left, last year at Husky Stadium. (Dean Rutz | Seattle Times/TNS)

POLL RESULTS: Readers not expecting an Apple Cup in 2020

Despite calls to have the annual football game between UW and WSU rescheduled, 68% think it won’t happen.

Washington Governor Jay Inslee, right, hands off the Apple Cup Trophy to University of Washington president Ana Mari Cauce and Huskies head coach Chris Petersen, left, last year at Husky Stadium. (Dean Rutz | Seattle Times/TNS)
Seattle Seahawks wide receiver David Moore (83) celebrates with DK Metcalf, left, and Tyler Lockett (16), after Moore scored a touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

For Seahawks fans, there’s a major reason to be thankful

Seattle is tied atop the NFC West, but its favorable schedule ahead is the big reason to be excited.

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver David Moore (83) celebrates with DK Metcalf, left, and Tyler Lockett (16), after Moore scored a touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
FILE - In this June 29, 1986 file photo, Diego Maradona holds up his team's trophy after Argentina's 3-2 victory over West Germany at the World Cup final soccer match at Azteca Stadium in Mexico City. The Argentine soccer great who was among the best players ever and who led his country to the 1986 World Cup title before later struggling with cocaine use and obesity, died from a heart attack on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, at his home in Buenos Aires. He was 60. (AP Photo/Carlo Fumagalli, File)

Argentine soccer great Diego Maradona dies at age 60

The international legend scored the ‘Hand of God’ goal and led his country to a World Cup title in 1986.

FILE - In this June 29, 1986 file photo, Diego Maradona holds up his team's trophy after Argentina's 3-2 victory over West Germany at the World Cup final soccer match at Azteca Stadium in Mexico City. The Argentine soccer great who was among the best players ever and who led his country to the 1986 World Cup title before later struggling with cocaine use and obesity, died from a heart attack on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, at his home in Buenos Aires. He was 60. (AP Photo/Carlo Fumagalli, File)
Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Blake Snell celebrates after striking out the side during the fourth inning in Game 6 of the baseball World Series Los Angeles Dodgers Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Could the Mariners be interested in trading for Blake Snell?

Reports suggest the Rays would be willing to listen to offers for the Shorewood High School alum.

Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Blake Snell celebrates after striking out the side during the fourth inning in Game 6 of the baseball World Series Los Angeles Dodgers Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
Seattle Sounders' Nicolas Lodeiro (10) is congratulated on his goal by Jordan Morris (13), who had an assist, during the first half of an MLS playoff soccer match against Los Angeles FC on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Defending champs moving on as Sounders oust LAFC

Seattle opens the playoff with a 3-1 win and advances to face FC Dallas in the Western semifinals.

Seattle Sounders' Nicolas Lodeiro (10) is congratulated on his goal by Jordan Morris (13), who had an assist, during the first half of an MLS playoff soccer match against Los Angeles FC on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
AquaSox’s Travis Kuhn and Emerald’s Ryan Jensen an hour after the game between the two teams on Sunday continue standing in salute to the National Anthem at Funko Field on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019 in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Reports suggest AquaSox may become full-season High-A team

The club would field players further along in their development who are more likely to one day play for the Mariners.

AquaSox’s Travis Kuhn and Emerald’s Ryan Jensen an hour after the game between the two teams on Sunday continue standing in salute to the National Anthem at Funko Field on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019 in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Washington's Josiah Bronson motions after the team recovered an Arizona fumble during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

UW to face Utah on Saturday after Apple Cup cancellation

The Huskies were able to find a Pac-12 opponent able to play in Seattle this weekend.

Washington's Josiah Bronson motions after the team recovered an Arizona fumble during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)