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Baseball and the Fourth: A perfect match


It is the Fourth of July. One of my favorite memories of this holiday comes from 1974, the year I graduated from high school. My parents took a long vacation that summer, left me in charge of the family business and our home became party central for a while. But on the Fourth the three main guys in my posse (though we didn't call it that then) decided to take it easy. Instead of singing Beach Boys songs with a couple dozen other idiots inside the house, the four of us pulled out lawn chairs, climbed on to the roof and watched the fireworks explode over Arcadia. From our vantage point that evening, the world looked nearly perfect and the future as wide open as sky above the basin. Read on.

A draft blows through a slow day


If we were going to take a day off, today seems as if it would have been the day. Heck yesterday was expected to be pretty dead. No M's. No spring football. Then all heck broke loose around here. Read on.

The day after the Super Bowl


Super Bowl Sunday is usually a day of fun for the American sports fan. Gather with friends or sit with family and watch the game (and commercials). Yesterday was no different for most of you, I'm sure. And it was a game worth watching, with the Giants scoring late, Tom Brady trying to drive the Patriots down the field as time expired and a Hail Mary to end it all. Throughout the day, the nation's eyes were transfixed on its television sets. And it was the day NBC picked to show the country Steve Gleason's fight with ALS, which you can watch below. Read on.


This day is perfect


When I awoke this morning, something felt different. No, the knees still hurt. And the waistline hadn't shrunk. But something was strange. Was the sun actually brighter? Were the birds really chirping louder? Did the air seem fresher? Yes. It is Super Bowl Sunday, when a Disney-like aura surrounds everyone in the world. I almost broke into song. Read on.

Looking back at a near-perfect Sunday


There is nothing better than spending a Sunday having breakfast, getting comfortable, watching football, having a nice dinner and then hitting the sack early with an engrossing book. Yes, everything was perfect yesterday except a stretch between 5 and 6 p.m. Read on.

Sunday morning in the Northwest


Can't say I joined what was probably most of you in your main activity yesterday. Nope, I didn't get to watch the NFL playoffs, most notably the game of the century – as of now, anyway – in San Francisco. Missed that one and the rout in the nightcap. Had other obligations. Read on.

Seattle Seahawks defeat San Diego Chargers

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The Seahawks win preseason opener against the San Diego Chargers.

Eagles, NFL make Jones decision easier

Running back Taiwan Jones got good news from the NFL and the blessings of his teammates, which made it easier for him to leave Eastern Washington with a year of eligibility remaining.

Jones was in California Saturday morning with his agent, but it wasn't the one who thought he was going to land Jones.

Click here for the story.

EWU star headed to NFL

Star running back Taiwan Jones (above) was a cheerleader as Eastern Washington won the FCS championship last weekend. That may have also played a role in his decision to leave school and submit his papers to be eligible for the NFL draft. He was expected to sign with an agent Friday night.

Eagle coach Beau Baldwin is thankful for three seasons with Jones; a draft expect said the Eagle star is likely a late round pick in the NFL draft.

2010 NFL schedule

This season’s NFL team-by-team, regular-season schedule appears in the Aug. 29 sports section. But you can get a copy of it here.

Mike Iupati signs with 49ers

Idaho’s Mike Iupati, a first-round draft pick of the San Francisco 49ers, signed a contract Friday worth an estimated $18.25 million. Stories and photos here.

See you later

The Seahawks wrapped up their minicamp Wednesday. Here’s a so-long photo with center Chris Spencer and his 11-month-old son, Jaxon.

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