Updated Report: NBA returning to Seattle for preseason game

It would be the first NBA game in Seattle since the Sonics left following the 2007-08 season.

Analysis | Why it may be getting harder to keep Paul Richardson

Paul Richardson makes the catch, and then shakes off Jaguar safety Tashaun Gipson to score a 61-yard touchdown in the 4th quarter of a game in December. (Dean Rutz / The Seattle Times)
Paul Richardson makes the catch, and then shakes off Jaguar safety Tashaun Gipson to score a 61-yard touchdown in the 4th quarter of a game in December. (Dean Rutz / The Seattle Times)

Early developments during the NFL franchise tag period may only increase the odds that Seattle receiver Paul Richardson will move on.

Mariners pitcher James Paxton during long toss routine on the third day of spring training workout, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, in Peoria, Ariz.
Matt Calkins

Mariners’ best pitcher — James Paxton — should get opening-day start

If M’s manager Scott Servais wants to send a message to a team with the longest playoff drought in major American professional sports, he’ll give James Paxton the nod on opening day over Felix Hernandez. The specifics of that message? If you want something around here, earn it.

Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez arrives at the field on the first day pitchers and catchers workout, Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, in Peoria, Ariz.
Larry Stone

Felix Hernandez has earned the prestige of being Mariners’ opening-day starter

His numbers have declined, but King Felix still has a presence, and my hunch is that he is desperate to keep it that way. A hungry Felix is a good Felix for the Mariners, so let them feed him by putting him in front of a roaring, sellout crowd at Safeco Field on opening day.

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