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Professional boxer from Connecticut killed in car crash

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:38:58 -0800

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WEST HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A professional boxer from Connecticut has been killed in a car crash. Police in West Haven say 26-year-old Luis Rosa Jr. was in a southbound car that crossed the center line and collided with a vehicle traveling in the opposite direction at about 2 a.m. on Meloy Road Sunday. Two […]



Hornets coach Clifford returns to work after 21-game absence

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:13:14 -0800

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Hornets coach Steve Clifford returned to practice following a 21-game absence due to headaches caused by sleep deprivation. Clifford said Tuesday when he began experiencing intense headaches back in early December it scared him so bad he decided to take a medical leave of absence. Medical tests revealed nothing wrong internally, […]



Seahawk Ethan Pocic named to PFWA 2017 All-Rookie Team

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:11:20 -0800

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Seahawks guard Ethan Pocic was name to the 2017 PFWA All-Rookie Team Tuesday.



UW’s Jimmy Lake promoted to defensive coordinator, to take over as primary play-caller

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:06:53 -0800

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Lake and co-defensive coordinator Pete Kwiatkowski are both expected to receive pay increases that will raise their annual salary to at least $1 million.



Seahawks Q&A with Bob Condotta: What to make of Seattle’s recent coaching hires?

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:01:36 -0800

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So what do we make of the crucial hires? And what comes next for the Seahawks, who are clearly trying to reset after missing the playoffs for the first time since 2011? Join Bob Condotta for a live chat Tuesday at noon to get all your questions answered.



Analysis | Why the Washington Huskies are the clear favorite to win the Pac-12 in 2018

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 10:04:38 -0800

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The smoke of the NFL Draft will clear the way for Washington, which represents the Pac-12’s best hope, by far, for reaching the College Football Playoff next season.



Minneapolis improves connectivity to prepare for Super Bowl

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 09:44:48 -0800

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A wireless coverage mapping company says Minneapolis has the signal strength, data speed and reliability to handle the onslaught of service demands that come with hosting a Super Bowl. KSTP-TV reports that OpenSignal says the metro area has been performing well in similar studies for years. Efforts to improve connectivity in preparation […]



Saints QB Brees: No plans to field offers from other teams

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 09:37:07 -0800

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METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Drew Brees says he still expects to remain with the New Orleans Saints as long as they’ll have him. The quarterback says he knows he’d have leverage to shop around if the Saints don’t reach an extension with him before the new league year starts in March. However, the 39-year-old Brees […]



Jags ‘threw a tantrum’ when Marrone started making changes

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 09:34:42 -0800

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville’s locker room was abuzz late last season. Four guys played table tennis while others crowded around a small table for dominoes. Two 80-inch televisions were tuned to a sports highlight show, and music blared from one corner of the room. Doug Marrone, the team’s offensive line coach at the time, […]



State Senate to consider public subsidies for PawSox stadium

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 08:23:46 -0800

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island state Senate is considering a proposal to provide public subsidies to help fund a new stadium for the Pawtucket Red Sox. A bill to help the Boston Red Sox’s Triple-A affiliate build a new stadium in Pawtucket is scheduled for consideration and possibly a vote Tuesday. Under the […]



Column: A World Cup fix & flaws in referee integrity checks

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 07:48:20 -0800

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A precedent has been set about replaying crooked soccer games, but there’s still far too much uncertainty. During a World Cup qualifying campaign where the failures of Chile, Italy, the Netherlands and the United States were seismic, the ripples created by the order to re-run the South Africa-Senegal fixture hardly washed beyond Africa. But the […]



Earnhardt Jr. to help NBC Sports at Super Bowl and Olympics

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 07:14:29 -0800

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Nearly every day brings a new experience for Dale Earnhardt Jr., who spent the first 43 years of his life living in a bubble that consisted of NASCAR and not much else. Now that he has retired from full-time racing, he’s got time to experience new adventures. Just last weekend, he […]



Their margin of error is small, but if Mariners stay healthy, get an unexpected hero, then maybe …

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 07:00:00 -0800

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Next year’s Mariners are going to have to be a portrait of health for them to have any chance. No James Paxton going down for a month. No Felix Hernandez going down for two.



Despite doping scandals, Olympic fever grips Russian cinemas

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 05:24:23 -0800

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MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s going crazy for the Olympics. The 1972 Olympics. Even as the Russian team faces up to being barred from next month’s Winter Games for doping offenses, audiences are flocking to see a movie about Soviet glory on the Olympic basketball court 46 years ago. “Going Vertical” tells the story of the […]



Recovering Kvitova feels the love from Australian Open fans

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 03:24:30 -0800

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MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A year ago Petra Kvitova was recovering from a knife attack at her home in the Czech Republic, unsure if she’d ever play tennis again. Any wonder that on her return to the Australian Open — a tournament she missed last year because of the December 2016 attack — that a […]



Trial set to begin in ex-NFL player’s road-rage killing

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 03:01:17 -0800

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GRETNA, La. (AP) — The trial in a road-rage shooting that took the life of former NFL football player Joe McKnight began Tuesday in a New Orleans suburb, where a judge and attorneys were questioning dozens of potential jurors. Ronald Gasser, 56, is charged with second-degree murder in the Dec. 1, 2016, shooting of the […]



Djokovic: Players held meeting, but boycott not discussed

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 01:47:39 -0800

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MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic has rejected reports that leading men could potentially boycott future Grand Slams over prize money, though he did confirm that players held an hour-long private meeting on the eve of the Australian Open to discuss issues pertinent to the ATP Tour. Djokovic, who is president of the ATP Player […]



Western New Mexico University hires new athletic director

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 23:54:06 -0800

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SILVER CITY, N.M. (AP) — Western New Mexico University has a new athletic director. The school announced Monday that it has hired Scott Noble to run the Mustangs athletic program. His job at the school’s Silver City campus begins Feb. 2. For the last several years, Noble has been the athletic director at Laramie County […]



NBA opens investigation into Rockets-Clippers events

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 23:41:13 -0800

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The NBA is planning to speak with players from both the Houston Rockets and Los Angeles Clippers to determine the specifics of late-game and postgame events involving the teams. NBA spokesman Tim Frank said Tuesday that the league would look into the matter. Tempers boiled over Monday night late in the […]



Gonzaga and Saint Mary’s meet in first WCC clash

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 23:39:18 -0800

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Gonzaga and Saint Mary’s have dominated the West Coast Conference, combining to win 17 straight regular-season championships and 17 of 19 conference tournament titles. The Zags broke through after sweeping both titles last season, making an unprecedented run to the Final Four. The Gaels were the preseason favorite this year after returning nearly everyone from […]