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Jayhawks’ run of Big 12 titles poised to reach 13 straight

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:25:08 -0800

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LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — There is perhaps nobody better than Hall of Fame coach Larry Brown to put into perspective the remarkable streak of conference championships put together by Kansas, one that could stretch to 13 in a row with a victory over TCU on Wednesday night. Brown coached the Jayhawks for five years in […]



Johnson’s 8th title could stake him as NASCAR’s greatest

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:01:05 -0800

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson might have had an easier time had his 6-year-old daughter asked for help with a school art project. Genevieve Johnson instead left dad briefly bewildered with a messier question: What does famous mean? “At school, the kids are asking her, saying, ‘Your dad’s famous,'” Johnson said. “How do […]



Seahawks Twitter mailbag: Could Christian McCaffrey, Kevin King and Andrew Whitworth be good fits for Seattle?

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:16:09 -0800

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In our latest Seahawks mailbag, looking at some potential draft and free agent options for the Seahawks, and assessing Richard Sherman.



Play vs. Rest: For many NBA teams, it’s still a real battle

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:11:03 -0800

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MIAMI (AP) — There are 27 games remaining on Cleveland’s regular-season schedule, and perhaps only one person over that stretch will be able to stop LeBron James. That would be Cavs coach Tyronn Lue. He has to protect James from himself. Finding the right time to rest players is a conundrum that many NBA coaches […]



Candice Wiggins opens up about WNBA’s ‘harmful’ culture of bullying, jealousy

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:49:20 -0800

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Candice Wiggins described what she said was a “very, very harmful” culture in the WNBA — one in which she contends she was bullied throughout her eight-year career. She also described the discouragement she felt being a part of a “survival league.”



AP source: Matt Wieters, Nationals agree, pending physical

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:16:12 -0800

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Free-agent catcher Matt Wieters and the Washington Nationals have an agreement in principle on a $10.5 million contract for 2017, pending a physical, according to a person familiar with the deal. The contract also includes a player option for 2018 worth $10.5 million, the person said, speaking to The […]



State fish checks show fair chinook catch in North Sound and eastern Strait

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:37:10 -0800

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February 19, 2017 Ramp/Site Boats Anglers Chinook Coho Chum Pink Sockeye Other Species Comments Everett Public Ramp 40 86 15 0 0 0 0 Freshwater Bay Ramp 6 12 1 0 0 0 0 • Kelp greenling (5) Mukilteo Lighthouse Park (State Park Public Ramp) 4 9 0 0 0 0 0 Narrows Marina 3 4 […]



Lakers shake-up: Magic is in charge after GM Kupchak fired

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:26:09 -0800

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Magic Johnson is leading the Los Angeles Lakers again after a major shake-up of the struggling franchise’s front office. Lakers owner Jeanie Buss fired general manager Mitch Kupchak on Tuesday and put Johnson in charge of basketball operations. Jeanie Buss also removed her brother, Jim, from his job as the Lakers’ executive vice president of […]



St. Louis Blues 7-3 under Yeo following in-season firing

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:04:10 -0800

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — General manager Doug Armstrong’s difficult decision is paying off. Armstrong fired his friend, Ken Hitchcock, as the Blues’ head coach on Feb. 1. He replaced him with Mike Yeo, the former Minnesota Wild boss who was brought in as the coach-in-waiting last offseason after Hitchcock decided the 2016-17 campaign would be […]



Lean on me: International NBA players supporting each other

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 09:43:03 -0800

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Boris Diaw arrived at his favorite Salt Lake City coffeehouse expecting to meet fellow Frenchman Rudy Gobert, and just smirked when told Gobert was running late. The two have a big brother-little brother relationship, a bond many international players seek. “For me it’s been better, for sure,” Gobert said of […]



Soccer star Abby Wambach gets engaged to Christian writer

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:42:07 -0800

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Retired U.S. soccer star Abby Wambach has announced her engagement to Christian writer Glennon Doyle Melton. Melton posted a photo of two hands flashing diamond rings on Facebook Saturday with the note, “Abby and I decided to hold hands forever. Love Wins.” Wambach posted the same photo on Instagram on Sunday . She writes in […]



Vermont’s Stowe Mountain Resort to be bought by Vail Resorts

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:31:07 -0800

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STOWE, Vt. (AP) — Stowe Mountain Resort in Vermont is being purchased by the Colorado-based Vail Resorts for $50 million. Vail said Tuesday in a statement that it had reached an agreement to acquire the Stowe resort from the Mount Mansfield Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of the American International Group. If the deal goes […]



Super subs are now key players on pitching-dominated rosters

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:11:08 -0800

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KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Jace Peterson starts out the day shagging fly balls in the outfield. Then, he changes gloves and heads to the infield to take some grounders. Don’t try to label this guy with a position. He can play just about all of them. “Man, it’s fun,” Peterson said. “You get to move […]



Reserve keeper resigns after eating meat pie at FA Cup game

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 03:29:06 -0800

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LONDON (AP) — A backup goalkeeper paid the price for eating a meat pie during his team’s landmark game against Arsenal, resigning from Sutton United as authorities launched investigations into the apparent betting stunt. A British newspaper’s betting company, which sponsored Sutton United for Monday’s FA Cup game, had 8-1 odds that overweight reserve goalkeeper […]



Ankiel says he drank vodka before starts to tame anxiety

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 23:38:04 -0800

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — Rick Ankiel says he drank vodka before his first two starts in 2001 to quell anxiety after throwing five wild pitches in one inning during the previous season’s playoffs. Ankiel detailed his experience during an interview with 590 The Fan on Monday. Ankiel had a promising rookie season as a 20-year-old […]



ACC clash, battle in Pac-12 highlight week in college hoops

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 23:18:06 -0800

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The regular season is winding down, and while the bubble teams are fighting for spots in the NCAA Tournament, teams in the AP Top 25 are jockeying for position in the bracket. The penultimate week of the regular season features several games that could affect which teams get the highest seeds. In the ACC, No. […]



Olympic organizers say winter sports set for boom in Asia

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 22:50:10 -0800

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SAPPORO, Japan (AP) — Lee Hee-beom, the head of the Pyeongchang organizing committee, expects the 2018 Olympics to usher in a new era for winter sports in Asia. While the region has traditionally lagged behind North America and Europe in terms of winter sports competition, staging the next two Winter Olympics in Asia would significantly […]



Former Seattle TV sports personality Rod Simons, 56, dies in Florida

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 20:36:52 -0800

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Simons died while covering the Minnesota Twins at spring training in Fort Myers, Fla. Simons worked for several Seattle TV and radio stations and was sports anchor at KSTW Channel 11.



Washington’s Kelsey Plum is closing in on more than one record

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 20:20:43 -0800

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Just 79 points shy of surpassing Jackie Stiles’ all-time major college women’s basketball scoring mark, the UW senior could get the mark as soon as this weekend. But she would much rather get wins and praise her teammates.



WVU’s Huggins falls in apparent health scare, stays on bench

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 20:02:04 -0800

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia coach Bob Huggins dropped to his knees on the court during an apparent health scare while the 12th-ranked Mountaineers faced Texas on Monday night. Huggins went down during a timeout just before halftime, and his players quickly came to his aid. Huggins stood, briefly massaged his chest and stayed […]