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The Seattle Times Sports section covers teams and athletes in the Seattle area and Pacific Northwest, including the Seahawks, Mariners, UW Huskies, WSU Cougars, Seattle Sounders FC, Seattle Storm, Seattle Reign, high-school teams and coverage of plans for



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European star Pettersen out of Solheim Cup with back injury

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:25:03 -0700

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WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Veteran Norwegian golfer Suzann Pettersen was hoping to move past the furor she created at the 2015 Solheim Cup by helping return the trophy to Europe. Pettersen’s balky back won’t let her get that opportunity. Pettersen announced Wednesday that she was pulling out of this weekend’s biennial tournament between […]



Oilers sign center Leon Draisaitl to 8-year extension

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:59:03 -0700

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EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Edmonton Oilers have signed center Leon Draisaitl to an eight-year contract extension with an average annual value of $8.5 million. The extension runs through the 2024-25 season, similar to the eight-year, $100-million extension superstar captain Connor McDavid signed with the team in July. With the signings, the Oilers are banking […]



Mariners notes: Kyle Seager misses his second straight game, Christian Bergman outrighted to Tacoma

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:50:44 -0700

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Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager missed his second straight game with an illness, but the Mariners are hopeful he'll be back in the lineup on Friday.



Mayweather and McGregor will fight in smaller gloves

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:45:16 -0700

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor got their wish to fight in smaller gloves, but not before being chastised by a Nevada boxing official for using the issue to hype their fight later this month. Nevada boxing regulators on Wednesday gave the two fighters an exemption to a rule requiring 10-ounce […]



Mariners vs. Orioles: Live updates as Seattle looks for series win over Baltimore

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:37:12 -0700

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Follow our live coverage, analysis and commentary above as the Mariners (60-61) face the Orioles (59-61) in the rubber game of the three-game series at Safeco Field in Seattle.



Husky Headlines podcast: The next Christian McCaffrey? Pac-12 Network’s Yogi Roth ‘blown away’ by UW’s Salvon Ahmed

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:23:24 -0700

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Roth after his first look at UW's freshman running back: "That's major praise, I get it, but he's a difference-maker. ... I think he's a star."



Seahawks sign veteran cornerback Tramaine Brock

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 10:00:40 -0700

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The Seahawks on Wednesday signed veteran free agent cornerback Tramaine Brock to a one-year contract.



European star Pettersen out of Solheim Cup with back injury

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 09:26:04 -0700

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WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — European golfer Suzann Pettersen has pulled out of this weekend’s Solheim Cup because of a back injury. Pettersen says she couldn’t guarantee she’d overcome a slipped disk in time for the biennial tournament between the U.S. and Europe, which starts Friday. Alternate Catriona Matthew will replace Pettersen, who has […]



’14 US Open runner-up Kei Nishikori latest out of US Open

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 08:47:13 -0700

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Kei Nishikori is the latest top player to pull out of the U.S. Open because of an injury. The agent for the 2014 runner-up and 2016 semifinalist at Flushing Meadows said Wednesday that Nishikori will miss the rest of the season because of a torn tendon in his right wrist. Olivier van Lindonk wrote in […]



Butcher an NHL free agent after not signing with Avalanche

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 08:41:04 -0700

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College hockey’s top player is an NHL free agent after former University of Denver defenseman Will Butcher allowed a deadline to pass without signing with the Colorado Avalanche. The Avalanche selected Butcher in the fifth round of the 2013 draft and had until Tuesday to sign the Hobey Baker Award winner who led Denver to […]



Review: Minnesota handled football suspensions properly

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 07:23:07 -0700

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The University of Minnesota followed law and policy properly when it suspended 10 football players last fall following an accusation of sexual assault, an outside review found. The review released Wednesday blamed “weak leadership” by the coaching staff for a threat by remaining players to boycott the Holiday Bowl. The Dorsey and […]



Lawyer: Baylor settles with woman who said rape was ignored

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 06:05:09 -0700

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The first woman to sue Baylor University over allegations the nation’s largest Baptist school ignored or mishandled rape allegations has settled her case, her attorney said Tuesday. Jasmin Hernandez sued Baylor in early 2016, two months before the school released the results of an internal investigation that found Baylor had mishandled […]



LEADING OFF: Stanton swings for 7 straight; Kinsler eyes ump

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 23:38:03 -0700

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A look at what’s happening all around the majors today: ___ RECORD CHASE Streaking slugger Giancarlo Stanton tries to hit a home run in his seventh straight game when the Marlins host the Giants. Struggling right-hander Matt Cain (3-9, 5.22 ERA) starts for San Francisco. Stanton, who leads the majors with a team-record 44 homers […]



LeBron calls for love, unity before taking swipe at Trump

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 23:31:04 -0700

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SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — Along with getting good grades and listening to their parents, LeBron James has encouraged kids in his foundation’s educational program to stand up for their beliefs. On Tuesday night, the superstar gave a lesson in how it’s done. Concluding a day of fun and games at an amusement park, James turned […]



Owner: Cafe probed in death of broadcaster’s wife was closed

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 23:30:16 -0700

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WOODBURY, Conn. (AP) — The owner of Connecticut restaurant being investigated by alcohol regulators in connection with the car crash that killed the wife of longtime ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman says the business was closed the day she died. Carole Peck, owner of the Good News Cafe in Woodbury, tells the Hartford Courant that the […]



Salt Lake works past Tacoma, 9-5

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 22:23:36 -0700

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Danny Muno had two doubles for the Rainiers.



Mariners snap losing skid at 5 games with 3-1 victory over Baltimore

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 22:13:34 -0700

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Andrew Albers, the Mariners’ 16th starting pitcher of the season, picked up his first win, allowing one run in five innings. Four relievers worked the final four innings to snap the streak.



Interim Storm coach Gary Kloppenburg is a quiet leader

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 20:46:35 -0700

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Mild-mannered basketball junkie, a 64-year-old who talks in hushed tones, says he is focused on improving the WNBA team rather than what his future might be.



For Seahawks, national-anthem decision should not be a team thing

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 20:45:47 -0700

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Seahawks players should let individuals decide whether to join teammate Michael Bennett, who sat during the anthem before Sunday’s preseason game and said he plans to continue doing so this season.



Lions condemn ‘any use’ of logo at Charlottesville event

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 20:34:04 -0700

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ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions say they “detest and disavow” any use of their logo associated with the event last Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia. A photo attributed to Getty Images showed someone with a logo similar to the one the Lions use , although it was blue and red and had stars […]