Matt Calkins

Sports columnist for the Seattle Times.

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George Fant travels the long road back for Seahawks and hasn’t lost any confidence
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George Fant travels the long road back for Seahawks and hasn’t lost any confidence
August, 11 2018
This is what choking looks like, Mariners fans
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This is what choking looks like, Mariners fans
August, 9 2018
It’s time for the Mariners to pull the plug on Felix Hernandez
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It’s time for the Mariners to pull the plug on Felix Hernandez
August, 8 2018
In battle for the Seahawks’ kicker job, it’s Seabass vs. Mr. Anonymous, but both ‘pound the football’
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In battle for the Seahawks’ kicker job, it’s Seabass vs. Mr. Anonymous, but both ‘pound the football’
August, 7 2018
Storm’s Breanna Stewart is the surefire WNBA MVP, and not just for her on-court dominance
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Storm’s Breanna Stewart is the surefire WNBA MVP, and not just for her on-court dominance
August, 6 2018
Mariners hoping Kyle Seager has found his missing stroke
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Mariners hoping Kyle Seager has found his missing stroke
August, 5 2018
With Mariners rotation spot on line, what’s Felix Hernandez’s state of mind? ‘It’s tough for me, man.’
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With Mariners rotation spot on line, what’s Felix Hernandez’s state of mind? ‘It’s tough for me, man.’
August, 2 2018
As far as the Safeco Field funding issue goes, we need to hear more from John Stanton
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As far as the Safeco Field funding issue goes, we need to hear more from John Stanton
July, 31 2018
Duane Brown’s holdout worked fine for him. Bet Earl Thomas was watching Seahawks closely
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Duane Brown’s holdout worked fine for him. Bet Earl Thomas was watching Seahawks closely
July, 30 2018
Here’s hoping Jerry Dipoto listens to his brain and not Mariners fans’ hearts at trade deadline
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Here’s hoping Jerry Dipoto listens to his brain and not Mariners fans’ hearts at trade deadline
July, 29 2018
Seahawks will have to earn back usual buzz around preseason hype
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Seahawks will have to earn back usual buzz around preseason hype
July, 26 2018
Sure, listen to Chris Petersen, but don’t ever believe him if he downplays these Huskies
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Sure, listen to Chris Petersen, but don’t ever believe him if he downplays these Huskies
July, 24 2018
Ryon Healy still grinding, but he’s running out of time to keep his spot with Mariners
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Ryon Healy still grinding, but he’s running out of time to keep his spot with Mariners
July, 21 2018
Embrace the ride, Mariners fans: It’s time for a playoff race
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Embrace the ride, Mariners fans: It’s time for a playoff race
July, 20 2018
More money would be good, but WNBA-NBA wage gap is about economics, not gender
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More money would be good, but WNBA-NBA wage gap is about economics, not gender
July, 19 2018
It’s hard not to feel sorry for former Husky basketball star Isaiah Thomas
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It’s hard not to feel sorry for former Husky basketball star Isaiah Thomas
July, 14 2018
Mariners have 4 All-Stars but club’s longterm talent level looks even better
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Mariners have 4 All-Stars but club’s longterm talent level looks even better
July, 13 2018
Storm not happy after OT loss to Sparks, and that’s a good thing
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Storm not happy after OT loss to Sparks, and that’s a good thing
July, 10 2018
For making Mariners relevant again, GM Jerry Dipoto earns his extension
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For making Mariners relevant again, GM Jerry Dipoto earns his extension
July, 8 2018
Bring back parity: NBA’s super teams are becoming a super turnoff
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Bring back parity: NBA’s super teams are becoming a super turnoff
July, 5 2018
Mariners’ Edwin Diaz the AL MVP so far? He’s proving it with his 20 one-run saves
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Mariners’ Edwin Diaz the AL MVP so far? He’s proving it with his 20 one-run saves
July, 2 2018
Kam Chancellor’s legacy with Seahawks will be one of intimidation, big hits
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Kam Chancellor’s legacy with Seahawks will be one of intimidation, big hits
July, 1 2018
‘We’ve really put ourselves in a hole.’ Latest Sounders loss may have torpedoed season
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‘We’ve really put ourselves in a hole.’ Latest Sounders loss may have torpedoed season
June, 30 2018
NFL players’ response to Trump’s pardon offer is well-intentioned but flawed
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NFL players’ response to Trump’s pardon offer is well-intentioned but flawed
June, 28 2018
Answers are few, but questions many with Tyler Hilinski’s CTE diagnosis
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Answers are few, but questions many with Tyler Hilinski’s CTE diagnosis
June, 26 2018
Q&A: Days after posting doctored Obama video on Twitter, WSU coach Mike Leach has much more to say
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Q&A: Days after posting doctored Obama video on Twitter, WSU coach Mike Leach has much more to say
June, 22 2018
WSU coach Mike Leach says criticizing columnist will be selling Big Gulps in a few years. Here’s the columnist’s response.
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WSU coach Mike Leach says criticizing columnist will be selling Big Gulps in a few years. Here’s the columnist’s response.
June, 22 2018
Mariners fans — all sports fans — should be applauding Mike Trout’s stunning season
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Mariners fans — all sports fans — should be applauding Mike Trout’s stunning season
June, 21 2018
Seattle starting to catch baseball fever because of the Mariners, and with good reason
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Seattle starting to catch baseball fever because of the Mariners, and with good reason
June, 17 2018
A day at Pebble Beach with dad was perfect Father’s Day moment
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A day at Pebble Beach with dad was perfect Father’s Day moment
June, 17 2018
World Cup should visit Seattle in 2026, and here’s three reasons why
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World Cup should visit Seattle in 2026, and here’s three reasons why
June, 13 2018
Top to bottom, left to right, UW athletic department keeps piling up the thrills
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Top to bottom, left to right, UW athletic department keeps piling up the thrills
June, 12 2018
Earl is proud and Earl is great, but Earl is also delusional if he thinks holding out is winning strategy
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Earl is proud and Earl is great, but Earl is also delusional if he thinks holding out is winning strategy
June, 10 2018
Kevin Durant was already great. Chasing titles with Warriors didn’t make him greater
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Kevin Durant was already great. Chasing titles with Warriors didn’t make him greater
June, 9 2018
Over the long haul, UW softball team had plenty to celebrate
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Over the long haul, UW softball team had plenty to celebrate
June, 5 2018
Huskies at least able to take heart they made sure Seminoles earned the Game 1 victory
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Huskies at least able to take heart they made sure Seminoles earned the Game 1 victory
June, 4 2018
Don’t waste your time with comparisons, just enjoy the greatness of LeBron James
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Don’t waste your time with comparisons, just enjoy the greatness of LeBron James
May, 8 2018
We might only have begun to see James Paxton’s mastery
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We might only have begun to see James Paxton’s mastery
May, 3 2018
Should Seahawks really be running so hard to stay away from the pass?
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Should Seahawks really be running so hard to stay away from the pass?
May, 1 2018
Seahawks drafting Shaquem Griffin and reuniting him with his twin? That’s pure Hollywood
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Seahawks drafting Shaquem Griffin and reuniting him with his twin? That’s pure Hollywood
April, 28 2018
Trading down could be a big mistake: Why the Seahawks need their first-round pick this year
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Trading down could be a big mistake: Why the Seahawks need their first-round pick this year
April, 26 2018
What are the Mariners thinking? Holding on to Ichiro is purely illogical
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What are the Mariners thinking? Holding on to Ichiro is purely illogical
April, 22 2018
Has Pete Carroll’s ‘rah rah’ act with Seahawks cratered? It seems unlikely
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Has Pete Carroll’s ‘rah rah’ act with Seahawks cratered? It seems unlikely
April, 22 2018
For players like Felix Hernandez, conditions in their homeland of Venezuela are sickening
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For players like Felix Hernandez, conditions in their homeland of Venezuela are sickening
April, 19 2018
Is that how you do it? Win a World Series and then work to get better? Just ask the Astros
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Is that how you do it? Win a World Series and then work to get better? Just ask the Astros
April, 17 2018
With Colin Kaepernick, the Seahawks have done nothing wrong
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With Colin Kaepernick, the Seahawks have done nothing wrong
April, 13 2018
Tod Leiweke hiring puts Seattle’s NHL team on a quick path to reality — and success
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Tod Leiweke hiring puts Seattle’s NHL team on a quick path to reality — and success
April, 11 2018
It might be difficult for Mariners fans to appreciate the brilliance of Shohei Ohtani
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It might be difficult for Mariners fans to appreciate the brilliance of Shohei Ohtani
April, 9 2018
PGA Tour is a lot more than just Tiger
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PGA Tour is a lot more than just Tiger
April, 7 2018
Most important Seahawks’ draft? You bet and team can’t afford any errors
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Most important Seahawks’ draft? You bet and team can’t afford any errors
April, 5 2018
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