On the day before pitchers and catchers were to report to the Mariners camp in Peoria, Arizona, Felix Hernandez arrived Tuesday and proclaimed himself ready to improve upon his down season of 2016. Hernandez, who said he weighs 224 pounds after coming in at 207 last year, said he wants to show that last year – only 153 innings pitched – was a fluke. "I've got to prove people wrong," he said. "I feel fine. I'm healthy."
Run through practice with Seattle Sounders veteran forward Clint Dempsey as the Major League Soccer champions open the 2017 season with preseason training camp at the Starfire Sports complex in Tukwila.
Organizers of the Mount Baker Ultra Marathon have released this video promoting the June 4 event. No more than 100 runners will start at noon in Concrete and finish in 18 hours or less. They'll run 50 miles up to Mount Baker's 10,160-foot Sherman peak and back. The race draws its inspiration from the century-old Mount Baker Marathon, which lasted for three years from 1911-1913. You can find more information at mtbakerultra.com.
Whatcom Mountain Bike Coalition reports on mountain biking conditions in the Chuckanut Mountains Jan. 16, 2017. You can follow the organization on Facebook at facebook.com/WHIMPsMBC. Warmer, rainy weather may leave the trails in need of a few days to dry out.