Mariners recap: Series pitching vs. NY, Cleveland, LA, Texas

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NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Brandon Choate gives us his weekly M’s pitching breakdown in the arms under the spotlight segment. The 2 best starters were the shakiest with Felix Hernandez and Hisashi Iwakuma having some rough outings. The bullpen surrendered a few losses and blown saves, but managed to help out in a couple situations.

Mariners preview: Looking ahead to the next 5 matchups

I have a love-hate relationship with Harang this year. (Joe Nicholson/USA Today Sports)

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson looks ahead at the next five games for the Seattle Mariners. After stumbling against the Angels and the Rangers but getting a much-needed win yesterday, Seattle will take on the San Diego Padres for two games at home and on the road before wrapping up the month of May against the Twins in Minnesota. Hopefully Felix can get back in to prime form this week. Aaron Harang and Brandon Maurer will pitch.

Boom-Shaka-Laka! Mic Check with Brian “Wheels” Wheeler

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NWSB Editor Bryant Knox profiles Portland Trail Blazers radio broadcaster, Brian Wheeler. Wheeler, also known as Wheels, brings the perfect combination of truth, honesty and fandom to his broadcasts. Whether it’s a huge slam, a last-second shot by Nicolas Batum or a miracle comeback by Brandon Roy, Wheels paints a picture for all listeners to see. When you listen to Wheeler, it’s a great day to be a Blazer.

An Umpire’s view: The controversial double play call

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NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Andrew Deutschmann weighs in today on the blown call heard around the world from Saturday night in the Mariners/Rangers ball game. He’s umpired for the White Rock South Surrey Baseball Association in BC for close to six years and while that doesn’t hold a candle to the MLB, he can do us a favor and shed a little light on what the umpire saw on this botched play and what his responsibilities were.

Can Oregon return to NCAA Tournament with new recruiting class?

Moser should immediately contribute.

NWSB Insider and Oregon Ducks’ blogger Jason Hartzog talks about Oregon’s chances of getting back to the NCAA Tournament after a bevy of players left the team. Though the Ducks did lose some key players, Hartzog makes sure to analyze the incoming recruiting class and how that will impact Oregon’s postseason chances.

Mariners opening 2013 schedule is more than just an excuse!

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NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners’ blogger Jonas Hyde looks at the Seattle Mariners schedule as a potential factor in their recent deline. The Mariners played 30 games in 31 days and then went on the road after just a few days off sprinkled every now and then, a schedule that was not conducive to keeping players at the top of their game. Jonas makes sure to contrast their schedule with ways that Seattle fans feel about the Seahawks’ schedule.

BC Lions Moments In Time: Remembering Norm Fieldgate

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NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Phil “The Bartender” Slater rewinds the clock today in another Moments in time piece about the BC Lions. Phil points out Adam Bighill, Solomon Elimimian and Anton McKenzie lead a group of formidable LB’s for our beloved orange squad but that maybe the best ‘Backer the Leo’s ever had was also the first one they ever had: Norm Fieldgate.

Five positions to watch at BC Lions 2013 training camp

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NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Andrew Deutschmann weighs in today on the 2013 Leo’s Training camp battles to watch for. He said to watch for Strong Side Corner, Safety, Receiver, Back Up/Third String Quarterback, and Kicker as the best battles to view. 23 year old Hugh O’Neill will look to unseat Paul McCallum. Yes he`s talking kicker. Travis Lulay`s backup isn`t clear. Thomas DeMarco and Jarrett Brown and now Joey Elliot will duke it out.

Seahawks Anthony McCoy tears Achilles, out 6-9 months

Anthony McCoy (Elaine Thompson/AP Photo)

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about the reports that Anthony McCoy has torn his Achilles and underwent surgery on Thursday. With 2013 being a year that could see the Seahawks chase one of their best seasons in team history, any injury, especially to a guy who saw a significant amount of snaps last year, is important to look at. Watch for Darren Fells, Cooper Helfet, Victor Marshall, Sean McGrath, Luke Willson, and Matt Austin in 2013.

Coach speak: Seahawks Pete Carroll presser | May 20th

Pete Carroll

NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks Blogger Jonas Hyde recaps Pete Carroll’s most recent press conference in a new NWSB series, Coach Speak. Not only was the May 20 presser about the first OTA, it was also the first time Carroll talked about the suspension of Bruce Irvin. The truth was in the details, and Carroll was avoiding particulars as much as he was avoiding eye contact.

Players the Trail Blazers should target with #10 pick

Kentavius Caldwell-Pope is as good as his name sounds (Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

NWSB Insider and Portland Trail Blazers’ blogger Jason Hartzog talks about what five players he would like to see drafted by the Blazers with the No. 10 pick in the 2013 NBA Draft. There is a mixed bunch drafted at number 10, but judging by history, the odds of drafting at least a role player is pretty high. All the Blazers need is a role player. They need someone to come off the bench and score some points. Targets look like Shabazz Muhammad, Cody Zeller, and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.

Jesus Swap: And roster moves the Mariners will and should make

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NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about the moving of Jesus Montero to AAA Tacoma and other roster moves the Mariners could make. The Mariners are now 20-27, 10 games behind the Texas Rangers, and in need of some changes. And it looks like we’ll get some very soon, as moves have been rumored in the past day that could really shuffle the big league lineup. A Jesus swap is taking place. Jesus Montero down to Tacoma, Jesus Sucre up to Seattle.

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