Stories tagged: opening day
UPDATED: Mon., April 3, 2017, 9:13 p.m.
Mariners blanked by Astros on Opening Day, Felix Hernandez exits after five innings
Mariners’ new-look lineup offers little resistance against Houston ace Dallas Keuchel. Astros get homers from George Springer and Carlos Correa in winning season opener.
Wed., Feb. 15, 2017, noon
Steve Christilaw: Start of the baseball season is a time full of wonder
Feb. 27, the opening day of the high school baseball and softball season will be here before we know it and winter is showing few signs of leaving any time …
Mon., July 18, 2016, 1:16 p.m.
Trump opening GOP convention with call for law and order
CLEVELAND – Republicans cast Donald Trump as the right man for turbulent times as they opened their presidential convention Monday against a backdrop of unsettling summer violence and persistent discontent …
Fri., June 24, 2016, 11:26 a.m.
Puget Sound re-opens to salmon fishing after impasse
SEATTLE – State fish managers have reopened Puget Sound marine areas, rivers and lakes that were previously closed because of an impasse between tribal and state officials. The Washington Department …
Thu., June 16, 2016, 5:35 p.m.
Rain doesn’t dampen the mood of opening day at Shanghai Disney
Under dark skies and intermittent showers, Walt Disney Co. officially threw wide the gates of its most expensive international resort to mostly orderly crowds on Thursday, creating a beachhead for …
Sun., April 12, 2015
Let’s put the refs back in charge
Monday: There has been a lot of discussion this season on improving college basketball. The game has gotten too physical, the narrative goes, and changes have to be made. Attendance …
Tue., April 7, 2015
Couch Slouch says MLB messes up Opening Day again
In his swan song as MLB commissioner last year, Bud Selig scheduled Opening Day in Australia. Because, hey, nothing says spring and baseball more than playing the season’s first game …
Mon., April 6, 2015
Baseball season starts in earnest with 14 games today
No team lost more games in spring training than the champion San Francisco Giants, hardly any pitcher struggled more than World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner. So what? Throw out those …
Mon., April 6, 2015
Familiar: Cardinals win, Cubs lose
CHICAGO – Same ol’ Cubbies. Same old Cardinals, too. At least for one game.
Mon., April 6, 2015
Ready to roar, or paper tigers?
SEATTLE – Robinson Cano is one of the few on the Mariners roster who can speak with certainty about the playoffs. In his previous stop, Cano played in the postseason …
Tue., Jan. 13, 2015
GOP rule makes passage of new taxes tougher
OLYMPIA – Any new tax in Washington will require support from at least two-thirds of the Senate under a rule change Republicans pushed through the chamber in the early hours …
Wed., Feb. 26, 2014
Ozzie Smith leading drive to make opening day holiday
NEW YORK – Ozzie Smith wants the federal government to make opening day of the Major League Baseball season a national holiday. The Hall of Fame shortstop is leading a …
Sat., April 27, 2013, 6:23 p.m.
Opening day for fishing draws families
The fourth Saturday of April rivals any major holiday for Washington’s angling families.
Thu., April 18, 2013
Photo: Somewhere over the rainbows
Stocking up: Jade Helm, of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, stocks 5,000 catchable-size rainbow trout in the West Medical Lake on Wednesday, to spice the action for anglers …
Mon., June 18, 2012, 6:47 a.m.
Opening days changed for some Spokane pools
Some of the city of Spokane’s swimming pools will open later than expected due to weather-delayed repairs.
Sun., April 29, 2012
Anglers embrace season as dozens of lakes open for fishing
Night owls made the first casts at 12:01 a.m. Saturday to ring in the opening of Washington’s lowland fishing season. Docks at Fishtrap and other popular camping-fishing lakes were lined …
Thu., April 26, 2012
Landers: Opening day of fishing still special
Opening day of fishing season isn’t what it used to be. The crowds have declined – a blessing in many ways – partly because most of the region’s waters have …
Sat., Nov. 19, 2011
Ski areas to open in time for the holidays
Lines were 10 deep at the ticket window and every chair was full as Lookout Pass opened for skiing and snowboarding Friday morning, maintaining its tradition of being first among …
Tue., Nov. 24, 2009, 1:10 p.m.
Schweitzer also announces Friday opening
Schweitzer Mountain Resort in Sandpoint will open for the 2009-10 ski and snowboard season on Friday, with some help from its new snowmaking system.