A flood of purple and gold will make its way to Husky Stadium Friday, and the 6 p.m. football kickoff is perfectly timed to jam up your afternoon commute however you get around. The 10th-ranked Huskies take on No. 7 Stanford, and more than 70,000 people are expected to attend the first matchup of top 10 teams at Husky Stadium in 19 years. And don’t forget about the Mariners, still alive in the wild-card race, who play at 7:10 p.m. Friday. “Plan ahead. Be ready for delays,” said Scott Gutierrez, a spokesman for King County Metro. Sound Transit warned riders to expect standing-room only on buses and light rail. Most Read Stories Transportation agencies are making a number of changes to keep traffic
Days left in the season: 5 Tuesday’s big mover: St. Louis. The Cardinals hit five homers in a 12-5 victory over the Cincinnati Reds, none more meaningful than Aledmys Diaz’s fourth-inning grand slam in his first game back after the death of his childhood friend Jose Fernandez. Tuesday’s big loser: Seattle. The Mariners failed to take advantage of the Orioles’ loss and of having Felix Hernandez on the mound. Hernandez gave up eight runs – four earned – in an 8-4 loss to the Houston Astros, who stayed in the hunt while keeping Seattle two games behind Baltimore. Oh oh, it’s magic: With their magic number down to one, the Red Sox get two more chances to clinch the AL East on Yankees soil. Today’s
Roy O'Donovan is convinced Central Coast Mariners are "heading in the right direction" under new coach Paul Okon as they look to bounce back from a dreadful 2015-16 campaign. Okon took over from Tony Walmsley in early August after the latter was sacked following the Mariners' FFA Cup exit to Green Gully, and the former Young Socceroos boss has quickly made a good impression on O'Donovan and the rest of Central Coast's squad. The Mariners were dreadful last season, with their total of 13 points from 27 games earning them the second-worst points-per-game record in A-League history.