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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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School board revives legal battle over athletic field lights

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 09:26:23 -0700

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GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut school board is gearing up to revive a legal battle to expand lighting at athletic fields. The Greenwich Time reports the Board of Education voted Thursday night to prepare for litigation to modify court restrictions on lighting at Greenwich high school fields. But a neighbor has already vowed to […]



Baker gone as manager of Nationals after 2 NL East titles

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 09:21:26 -0700

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Nationals say manager Dusty Baker won’t be back next season. The team announced the move Friday. Baker led the Nationals to the NL East title in each of his two years with the club. But Washington lost its NL Division Series both times. His contract expired at the end of […]



Rare Jackie Robinson rookie jersey up for auction

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 09:18:28 -0700

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NEW YORK (AP) — A rare jersey from Jackie Robinson’s historic rookie season with the Brooklyn Dodgers 70 years ago could be available for someone with a few spare millions. The jersey, part of a Heroes of Sports offering by Heritage Auctions, has been certified by Mears, one of the top memorabilia authentication companies. It […]



No. 2 Penn State faces No. 19 Michigan with high stakes

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 08:44:19 -0700

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This team is back. That team is back. The practice of proclaiming that a struggling traditional college football power has returned to elite status after a big win is fraught with false steps. The truth is that a return to glory can rarely be narrowed down to a single game. But if there ever was […]



Coaches: Trump should invite South Carolina to White House

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 08:27:39 -0700

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt coach Stephanie White says it is a “slap in the face” to the Gamecocks that South Carolina still is waiting for an invitation to the White House as the national women’s basketball champions. Texas A&M coach Gary Blair took it a step further: He suggests President Donald Trump call coach […]



UW basketball fans should enjoy ‘Coach Hop Moments’ this season

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 08:00:00 -0700

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Is new coach Mike Hopkins the guy to turn around the Husky basketball fortunes? That remains an unanswered question, but one thing is certain: The vibe surrounding the team is tangibly different than it was under Hopkins’ predecessor, Lorenzo Romar.



Sooners’ Riley ready for K-State counterpart Snyder

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 07:49:02 -0700

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MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Lincoln Riley may be the new whiz-kid coach of ninth-ranked Oklahoma, but the reality is that he has been in the Big 12 for 15 years, first as a player at Texas Tech and then as an assistant coach for the Red Raiders. In other words, he’s seen Kansas State plenty […]



Seattle Seahawks at New York Giants: national media predictions

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 07:00:29 -0700

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They're favored by 5.5 but analysts are still lukewarm on the Seahawks — even against the 1-5 New York Giants.



Packers’ Aaron Rodgers gives surgery update on Instagram

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 06:43:05 -0700

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers says in a post on social media that surgery went well on his broken collarbone. Rodgers posted an Instagram message early Friday thanking well-wishers for their “love, support, thoughts and prayers” in a photo of himself in a hospital bed. Rodgers gives a “hang […]



Five things to know about Branden Jackson, all of a sudden one of the most important Seahawks

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 06:08:42 -0700

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Branden Jackson went from practice squad to unlikely defensive standout in the Seahawks' 16-10 win over the Rams on Oct. 8.



Packers’ Aaron Rodgers gives surgery update on Instagram

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 06:06:27 -0700

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers says in a post on social media that surgery on his broken collarbone went well. Rodger thanks fans for their “love, support, thoughts and prayers” in a photo of himself in a hospital bed posted on Instagram. It’s not clear where the surgery took […]



Russia accuses US govt of pushing for its Olympic exclusion

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 03:31:25 -0700

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MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin accused the U.S. government on Friday of pushing for Russia’s exclusion from the Olympics. A day after Russian President Vladimir Putin said the IOC was coming under pressure from the U.S., his spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Putin meant “state (structures), including through social and non-government organizations.” Putin said the effort […]



Event previews Detroit greenway shipping container project

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 02:38:48 -0700

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DETROIT (AP) — A preview is taking place for a new retail and entertainment gathering space made of repurposed shipping containers along Detroit’s Dequindre Cut Greenway. The Dequindre Cut Freight Yard is scheduled to open this spring, but visitors to the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy ‘s HarvestFest Detroit celebration on Saturday will get a preview. The […]



LEADING OFF: Verlander, Astros try to force Game 7 vs Yanks

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 01:26:34 -0700

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A look at what’s happening all around the majors today: ___ TRUST IN JUSTIN Justin Verlander and the Astros try to stave off elimination and force a decisive Game 7 in the AL Championship Series when they host the New York Yankees at Minute Maid Park (8:08 p.m. EDT). Verlander has won all eight outings […]



Emotional Hernandez has 3 HRs, lifts Dodgers to World Series

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 01:11:30 -0700

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CHICAGO (AP) — When it was over, when Los Angeles had finally secured another trip to the World Series and Enrique Hernandez’s three big swings had become a part of playoff lore, the emotional utilityman just wanted to give his dad a big hug. It was one sweet performance for Hernandez, Clayton Kershaw and the […]



Week 8 Preview: Next 3 games to show Penn St. playoff mettle

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:37:23 -0700

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Of the teams contending for the four spots in the College Football Playoff, none face a more treacherous stretch than Penn State over the next three weeks. Elbowed out of last year’s playoff despite winning the Big Ten, the Nittany Lions are well positioned right now as the No. 2 team in The Associated Press […]



List fires 67 to take 1-stroke lead halfway through CJ Cup

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:24:42 -0700

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JEJU, South Korea (AP) — Luke List fired a 5-under 67 Friday to take a one-stroke lead after the second round of the CJ Cup, the first U.S. PGA Tour regular-season event in South Korea. List carded five birdies, including one on the par-5 18th, to move to 9 under. Lucas Glover offset a pair […]



Astros’ Gurriel goes from Cuban star to World Series hopeful

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:07:49 -0700

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HOUSTON (AP) — Yuli Gurriel is savoring his place with the Houston Astros as they chase their second trip to the World Series. Still, there’s a part of him that yearns for the country he left behind for his shot in the majors as a 30-something rookie. Each time he buttons up his Astros jersey, […]



Raiders eke out 31-30 win over Chiefs on Carr’s late TD pass

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 23:45:54 -0700

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders scored two apparent game-winning touchdowns that didn’t count. The Kansas City Chiefs forced incompletions on back-to-back plays that ended with 0:00 on the clock only to have the game extended by penalties. On a wild night that featured many premature celebrations, it was the Raiders who finally ended […]



Juneau school officials submit plan to merge football teams

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 23:33:41 -0700

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JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Juneau School District has decided to move forward with a plan to conjoin Thunder Mountain and Juneau-Douglas high schools’ football and cheerleading teams. Superintendent Mark Miller announced on Thursday that the district is submitting a formal request to the Alaska School Activities Association to consolidate the teams, the Juneau Empire […]