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This Brit bounced back just fine

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 17:09:16 -0800

Bungee jump from 240 feet ends with a cookie dunk into a cup of tea.

Did LeBron James go too far? Here’s a call for honest discussions

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 13:38:07 -0800

This week LeBron James criticized Knicks president Phil Jackson for using the word “posse” to describe James’ business partners. I understand LeBron was trying to shed light on divisive language in a divisive time, but I can’t help but wonder if his reaction widened the gap.

Mark Cuban: Decision to avoid Trump hotels made ‘months ago’

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 13:05:06 -0800

DALLAS (AP) — Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban says the team’s decision not to stay at Donald Trump-branded hotels in New York and Chicago was made before the presidential election. The billionaire technology entrepreneur declined Wednesday to elaborate on the decision, telling The Associated Press it “was made months ago. Not recently.” Cuban was a […]

Chris Hansen makes brilliant completion by adding Russell Wilson

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 21:10:06 -0800

Partnering with the Seahawks quarterback could be the reception needed to sway possible city council votes to proceed with a Sodo arena.

Seahawks QB Russell Wilson joins Sodo arena group to bring NBA, NHL to Seattle

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 15:51:09 -0800

Russell Wilson said he wants to help bring the NBA and NHL to "the best fan base in the world." The Seahawks quarterback has joined entrepreneur Chris Hansen in his bid to have an arena built in the Sodo District.

You can’t keep Steph Curry down for long

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 17:23:37 -0800

The Warriors’ ace shooter had no trouble bouncing back from a bad game against the Lakers.

Thursday’s poll: Which is the biggest sports stunner of 2016?

Wed, 09 Nov 2016 16:40:50 -0800


When it comes to refurbishing KeyArena, it’s time to think beyond just size

Sun, 06 Nov 2016 17:05:20 -0800

As the new NBA arena in Sacramento shows, the number of seats a venue has is a poor measuring stick. The Golden 1 Center is stuffed with amenities and NBA commissioner Adam Silver hails it as the league’s new standard despite having the smallest seating capacity.

Seattle has arena choices most cities would envy

Sun, 30 Oct 2016 17:32:43 -0700

With the city taking offers for KeyArena upgrades and an all-private funding proposal by Chris Hansen’s group for a Sodo arena, Seattle City Council members get an opportunity to choose which venue would benefit a growing and economically prosperous Emerald City.

Politics podcast: Sodo arena vs. KeyArena, and whether polling is ‘rigged,’ on The Overcast

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 06:00:21 -0700

Episode 8: Seattle Times reporter Geoff Baker talks Sonics arena, and Stuart Elway reveals the magic of polls.

Friday’s poll: Where should a new Seattle arena be built?

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 17:07:15 -0700


Group headed by Tim Leiweke interested in KeyArena renovation for NBA, NHL

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 11:29:24 -0700

A City Hall source has confirmed that the Los Angeles-based Oak View Group, founded in a partnership between Leiweike and entertainment mega-manager Irving Azoff, is interested in developing KeyArena into a multipurpose facility that could handle NBA or NHL teams.

Why Chris Hansen’s arena proposal might not sway city council

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 21:20:23 -0700

Public financing wasn’t a main reason ‘no’ voters gave in rejecting street vacation earlier this year, so will Hansen’s new proposal to privately finance SoDo arena change any minds.

Chris Hansen’s pledge to fund Sodo arena rekindles memories of Sonics

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 09:14:35 -0700

Chris Hansen's announcement that he would privately fund a Sodo arena has Sonics fans excited for the possibility of the NBA returning to Seattle.

With arena move, Chris Hansen takes one big step toward bringing Sonics back to Seattle

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 18:53:17 -0700

Larry Stone | With private financing, could this be a deal? You have to assume that Chris Hansen’s group has gone through back-channel means to gauge the possibility of an NBA expansion team, too.

What it would take for the Sonics to return to Seattle: Sodo arena Q&A

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 17:04:39 -0700

Entrepreneur Chris Hansen wants to build an arena in Sodo to lure an NBA team back to Seattle. Here’s what needs to happen for that dream to come true.

Full text: Chris Hansen’s letter to city, county pledging private funding for Sodo arena

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:33:34 -0700

Read the full text of Chris Hansen's letter to the city and county pledging all-private funding for his proposed Sodo arena.

Chris Hansen pledges to go with all-private funding for proposed Sodo arena

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 11:45:49 -0700

By going all-private, Hansen would eliminate the need to acquire an NBA team within a specific time period. His Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the city and county had required the team to be in hand by November 2017.

Chris Hansen spends $25M to buy more land near proposed Sonics arena

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 17:54:48 -0700

In all, Hansen has now spent $122.5 million gobbling up about 12½ acres in Sodo near where his arena is planned.