The best of 710 ESPN Seattle in 2017

Best of 2017

This rendering shows OVG's proposed remodeled KeyArena. (Oak View Group/via AP)...
Mike Salk

Top Seattle sports stories of 2017: NHL moves toward expansion in Seattle

Mike Salk of Brock and Salk looks at the top Seattle sports story of 2017: The NHL's formal movement towards an expansion team in Seattle following an agreement to renovate KeyArena.
5 years ago
Richard Sherman ruptured his Achilles in the Seahawks' Week 10 game in Arizona. (AP)...
Gee Scott

Top Seattle sports stories of 2017: Seahawks’ defense takes a big hit with injuries to Sherman, Chancellor, Avril

Gee Scott of 710 ESPN Seattle looks at the No. 2 Seattle sports story of 2017: The Seahawks suffering injuries to several of their biggest stars on defense, including Kam Chancellor, Richard Sherman and Cliff Avril.
5 years ago
Seahawks RB Thomas Rawls set a franchise playoff record for rushing yards against Detroit. (AP)...
Bob Stelton

Top Seattle sports stories of 2017: Seahawks hammer Lions in playoffs but season ends in Atlanta

Bob Stelton of Bob, Groz and Tom looks at the No. 3 Seattle sports story of 2017: The Seahawks' playoff run that included an impressive 26-6 win over the Lions but also a 36-20 loss to the Falcons.
5 years ago
Russell Wilson's play in 2017 has put him among the top MVP candidates in the NFL. (AP)...
Dave Wyman

Top Seattle sports stories of 2017: Seahawks’ Russell Wilson, Bobby Wagner jump into MVP races

Dave Wyman covers the No. 4 story in Seattle sports in 2017: Russell Wilson and Bobby Wagner putting themselves in the MVP conversations with their play for the Seahawks.
5 years ago
Felix Hernandez was one of the more significant Mariners to hit the DL in 2017. (AP)...
Shannon Drayer

Top Seattle sports stories of 2017: Plague of injuries holds back Mariners

Shannon Drayer covers 710 ESPN Seattle's No. 5 sports story of the year: The Mariners' rash of injuries that resulted in them using a record-tying number of pitchers and kept them out of the playoffs.
5 years ago
Myles Gaskin led the Huskies offense in UW's Apple Cup victory over then-No. 13 WSU. (AP)...
Brock Huard

Top Seattle sports stories of 2017: Apple Cup win helps UW Huskies get Fiesta Bowl bid

Brock Huard of Brock and Salk looks at the No. 6 Seattle sports story of 2017: The Washington Huskies earning a Fiesta Bowl thanks in part to a convincing win over then-No. 13 WSU in the Apple Cup.
5 years ago
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John Clayton

Top Seattle sports stories of 2017: Seahawks add Pro Bowlers Sheldon Richardson, Duane Brown

John Clayton details the No. 7 top Seattle sports story of 2017: The Seahawks' additions of left tackle Duane Brown and defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson, both Pro Bowlers.
5 years ago
Lorenzo Romar coached his last game for the UW Huskies in 2017. (AP)...
Danny O'Neil

Top Seattle sports stories of 2017: UW ends the Lorenzo Romar era, hires Mike Hopkins as men’s hoops coach

Danny O'Neil of Danny, Dave and Moore looks at the No. 8 Seattle sports story of 2017: The Washington Huskies' firing of longtime men's basketball coach Lorenzo Romar and hiring of Mike Hopkins.
5 years ago
Gonzaga punched its first ticket to the Final Four with a decisive Elite Eight win over Xavier. (AP...
Dave Grosby

Top Seattle sports stories of 2017: Gonzaga breaks through for 1st Final Four, title game

Dave Grosby, aka The Groz, looks back at the No. 9 story in Seattle sports of 2017: Gonzaga's first-ever trip to the Final Four and NCAA Tournament championship game.
5 years ago
Clint Dempsey won Comeback Player of the Year as the Sounders reached the MLS final. (AP)...
Lydia Cruz

Top Seattle sports stories of 2017: Sounders win Western Conference to reach 2nd straight MLS Cup final

Lydia Cruz looks at looks at the No. 10 Seattle sports story of 2017: The Seattle Sounders returning to the MLS Cup final after winning a second straight Western Conference championship.
5 years ago
With a Holiday Bowl win, WSU could finish with 10 wins for the first time since 2003. (AP)...
Jim Moore

Top Seattle sports stories of 2017: WSU takes a run at 10-win season after beating USC, Stanford

Jim Moore looks at looks at the No. 11 story in Seattle sports of 2017: Washington State challenging for the Pac-12 North football championship thanks to win over Stanford and USC.
5 years ago
James Paxton started the season with big outings against the eventual champion Astros. (AP)...
Tom Wassell

Top Seattle sports stories of 2017: James Paxton carries Mariners rotation in 2 stellar months

To start 710 ESPN Seattle's countdown of top sports stories of 2017, Tom Wassell looks at the No. 12 story: James Paxton's ace-worthy months of April and July on the mound for the Mariners.
5 years ago