Diverse Northwest soccer enthusiasts kick off their own World Cup
by Jessica Partnow
If you still had any doubts about how hyperdiverse the Puget Sound region has become, look no further than the All Nations Cup soccer tournament. Over the next two weeks, 48 teams representing 36 different countries will battle it out at the Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila. Countries represented this year include El Salvador, Gambia, Iran, Burma, […]
Jul 17, 2012
NBA dreams deferred, Seattle players look overseas for court time
by Deric Gruen
As the Seattle city council ponders a vote approving bonds for a new arena that could bring back men’s professional basketball, the summer Olympics proved the game’s popularity is still growing quickly overseas. The U.S. men’s basketball team sped past Spain for a gold medal in the summer Olympics, but other countries showed burgeoning strength. […]
Aug 22, 2012
Karachi neighborhood shakes violent reputation to produce top Pakistani athletes
by Faris Kasim
Lyari is the most notorious neighborhood in Pakistan’s largest and most chaotic city. But just like in poor urban areas in the US, young residents are looking toward sports as a way to escape from the violence and turn their neighborhood’s reputation around. Faris Kasim reports from Karachi on the real story behind Lyari’s bad […]
Oct 8, 2012
Cricket: the perfect sport for Seattle tech-geeks and globalists
by Sarah Stuteville
Behind a complex of warehouses in Woodinville, in a fluorescent-lit sports complex laid with AstroTurf and strung with netting, there’s a batsman stepping up to the pitch. I’m at late-night cricket practice for The Moose, the traveling team of The Microsoft Cricket Club. It’s 9:00 on a work night but nobody’s going home anytime soon […]
Nov 30, 2012
Is Seattle Canuck enough to host pro hockey?
by Terrence Hill
Proximity to Canada is just one reason Seattle would make a great home for the next NHL team.
Mar 7, 2014
Where to learn Winter Olympic sports in Seattle
by Shirley Qiu
Thinking about dropping everything to become an Olympic champ? Start here!
Feb 20, 2014
Unusual global sport gains big following in the Northwest
by Erik Erickson
Having Seahawks withdrawal this offseason? Is the World Cup just not doing it for you? You may have a new sport to turn.
Jul 1, 2014
Did the Seahawks misstep with MLK Tweet?
by Venice Buhain
The Seattle Seahawks apologized after comparing their unlikely win over the Green Bay Packers with Martin Luther King, Jr.'s fight for civil rights.
Jan 20, 2015
Sounders 2015: A guide to getting on the soccer bandwagon
by Justice Magraw
If you are a Seahawks fan, or Mariners fan, or aren't that into sports at all, this is your year to fall in love with the Seattle Sounders.
Mar 14, 2015
All East African basketball league transforms teens
by Sarah Stuteville
A new all East African basketball league in Tukwila has given Somali, Ethiopian and Eritrean teens a chance to show off their skills, and raise their grades.
Mar 20, 2015
Seattle Mah Jongg meetup a game changer for Chinese student
by Yiqin Weng
From players, to rules, to intensity, the differences between American and Chinese Mah Jongg was quite clear to one Chinese student.
May 6, 2015
China and Seattle Reign FC played on the cusp of a women’s soccer revival
by Yiqin Weng
Friday's Seattle Reign FC game happened at the intersection of two emerging women's soccer revivals in China and the U.S.
May 27, 2015
Cheer on Northwest athletes in the Pan Am Games
by Joe Veyera
The Pan Am Games kickoff today in Toronto with dozens of Northwest athletes competing for team USA and Canada.
Jul 10, 2015
South Seattle’s “Ultimate” high school athletes seek recognition
by Ronnie Estoque
For hundreds of youth of color in South Seattle, getting Ultimate Frisbee recognized as a varsity sport would be a game changer.
Dec 8, 2015
Orcas Island artist steals the show at Rio Olympics opening
by Greg Scruggs
That kinetic sculpture that wowed the world at the Olympics opening ceremony was designed by Washington's own Anthony Howe.
Aug 9, 2016
France has “misunderstood” burkini, Australian designer says
Designer Aheda Zanetti says the burkini is meant to open choices for women who want to dress modestly or want more coverage from the sun.
Aug 25, 2016
Media fail to give REAL first Asian American Olympic gold medalist her due
by Devin Israel Cabanilla
Vicki Manalo Draves was the first Asian American to win Olympic gold. But once again, the media was ready to give a man credit for something a woman did.
Dec 15, 2016
In Zambia, women are boxing’s stars
by Global Press News Service
Inspired by Esther Phiri, who rose to capture successive international boxing titles, women’s boxing in Zambia has eclipsed men’s in popularity.
Mar 22, 2017