Now comes the hard part for the M's: Hiring Zduriencik’s replacement

Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik talks on the phone as the Seattle Mariners warm up to take on the Houston Astros at Safeco Field in Seattle Wednesday April 22, 2015. (Bettina Hansen / The Seattle Times)
Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik talks on the phone as the Seattle Mariners warm up to take on the Houston Astros at Safeco Field in Seattle Wednesday April 22, 2015. (Bettina Hansen / The Seattle Times)

The Mariners’ firing of general manager Jack Zduriencik after five losing seasons in seven years had to happen for this moribund franchise to move forward. Now comes the hardest part.

Sounders FC

Statuses uncertain for Sounders Clint Dempsey, Osvaldo Alonso ahead of Portland clash

If you're stopping in for definitive answers on whether Sounders forward Clint Dempsey and midfielder Osvaldo Alonso will return from hamstring injuries in time for Sunday's pivotal Western Conference clash against Portland at CenturyLink Field, you've come to the wrong place. Seattle coach Sigi Schmid stayed on his purposefully vague script on Friday following an...

High School Sports

Parents of former Bellevue player dispute his account

A former Bellevue High School football player’s parents say their son lived within school district boundaries, contradicting the player’s account, which ran as part of a Seattle Times investigation. Documents reviewed by The Times corroborate the player’s version of events.