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UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019, 4:31 p.m.

Commissioner Gary Bettman: Seattle will host NHL draft and All-Star weekend

The NHL is giving Seattle’s future franchise a reward for its investment in bringing the league’s 32nd franchise to the city. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman says the league has promised …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 7, 2018, 11:15 p.m.

Canucks see rivals, partners in new Seattle NHL franchise

Vancouver general manager Jim Benning sees the addition of Seattle as more than adding a rival 2


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 5, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

Matt Calkins: When the NHL comes to Seattle, don’t expect Vegas Golden Knights-level success immediately

If there was a better sports story this year than the Vegas Golden Knights, nobody told me about it. A first-year expansion team wins 51 games before soaring to the …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 5, 2018, 11:53 p.m.

First NHL, now XFL: Seattle gets one of eight new pro football league franchises

Seattle is one of eight franchises in the new professional football league, it was announced Wednesday morning, with games to be played starting Feb. 8, 2020, the week after the …


Fans abuzz after NHL awards its 32nd franchise to Seattle

Fans at a downtown Seattle bar erupted with cheers following the announcement that the city was being awarded the 32nd NHL franchise. Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan took a bit of …


When? Where? Name? A look at Seattle’s NHL expansion team

The NHL will make the Emerald City the home for its 32nd franchise after Seattle’s expansion bid was approved by the league’s Board of Governors. A rundown of things to …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018, 8:45 p.m.

Seattle awarded the 32nd NHL franchise for 2021-22 season; here’s how area hockey experts say Spokane will be affected

There is an NHL team for Washington kids to call their own. Starting in three years, the yet-to-be named Seattle franchise will play in the NHL, and area hockey figures …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018, 11:15 a.m.

NHL adds Seattle as league’s 32nd team, play begins in 2021

The National Hockey League is expanding to Seattle. The NHL Board of Governors has unanimously approved adding Seattle as the league’s 32nd franchise. Play will begin in 2021 after arena …


College GameDay at Washington State seen by almost 2 million TV viewers

Thousands of people woke up early Saturday morning to attend ESPN College GameDay’s first-ever show at Washington State in person and almost 2 million more caught the three-hour program on …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 17, 2018, 7:15 p.m.

NFL owners say Seahawks will remain in Seattle, even if sold after Paul Allen’s death

NFL owners said Wednesday they are certain that the Seahawks will remain in Seattle, even if the franchise is sold following the death of owner Paul Allen earlier this week.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 5, 2018, 11:11 p.m.

A Sonic’s homecoming: Fans pack KeyArena to see Kevin Durant play again

Kevin Durant got nostalgic when he came out for player introductions wearing green-and-gold sneakers and an old-school No. 40 Shawn Kemp jersey before addressing the soldout crowd that also wore …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 2, 2018, 5:47 p.m.

NHL is moving forward with Seattle expansion bid

The NHL is moving forward with plans to expand to Seattle. Commissioner Gary Bettman says the Board of Governors executive committee recommended to the full group to proceed with Seattle’s …


Seattle one step closer to NHL after arena plan approved

The Seattle City Council has unanimously approved plans for a privately funded $700 million renovation of KeyArena, clearing one of the last major hurdles in the city’s bid to land …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 6, 2018, 12:48 p.m.

NHL: December earliest league would vote on Seattle expansion

NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly says December is the earliest the Board of Governors will vote on potential expansion to Seattle. In an interview with The Associated Press at the …


New investors announced as part of Seattle’s NHL bid

The investment group hoping to bring an expansion NHL franchise to Seattle for the 2020 season has announced a new set of local investors including Seattle Sounders majority owner Adrian …


UPDATED: Tue., July 31, 2018, 4:44 p.m.

KeyArena renovation to cost more than originally expected

Renovating KeyArena to make it ready for a potential NHL franchise will cost $100 million more than previously expected. Oak View Group CEO Tim Leiweke said costs increased for a …


Price tag for remodeled KeyArena increases by about $100 million

The cost of the extensive renovation to make Seattle’s KeyArena ready for a potential NHL team has risen to about $700 million.


UPDATED: Thu., July 19, 2018, 6:29 p.m.

Kevin Durant, Golden State Warriors to play NBA exhibition game in Seattle against Sacramento Kings

First reported in February by The Sacramento Bee and confirmed Thursday by the NBA’s release of its preseason schedule, the Sacramento Kings and Golden State Warriors will play a preseason …


UPDATED: Thu., July 12, 2018, 5:06 p.m.

Bob Condotta: Ken Griffey Jr., Russell Wilson top list of most important athletes in Seattle sports history

There is no right answer, but we tried to answer the question: Who are the most important athletes in Seattle’s history? There’s The Kid and The Glove, homegrown stars and …


UPDATED: Thu., July 5, 2018, 6:37 p.m.

Matt Calkins: If and when Sonics return, let’s hope NBA is different than its current version

Yes, it will be thrilling when the Sonics return to Seattle but unless new policies are instituted, fans might not have much to cheer about based on the recent super …


Former coach Dave Tippett joins NHL Seattle expansion group as senior adviser

Former NHL coach Dave Tippett is expanding his responsibilities with the group looking to put an expansion team in Seattle.


UPDATED: Thu., June 14, 2018, 6:45 p.m.

Matt Calkins: Seattle an obvious choice to host 2026 World Cup matches

Of the 17 U.S. cities bidding to host World Cup games, Seattle deserves to be one of the 10 FIFA selects (three cities from Canada and three more from Mexico …


UPDATED: Wed., June 13, 2018, 5:42 p.m.

North America’s winning bid means Seattle may host some 2026 World Cup matches

Despite many worrisome events that could have derailed its bid, our continent will indeed host the 2026 FIFA World Cup. The United States, Mexico and Canada emerged triumphant over Morocco …


Following Seattle’s lead, women’s sports leagues band together with SheIS initiative

Women’s sports leagues are banding together with a new initiative, SheIS. Eight leagues, including the WNBA, U.S. Tennis Association, Women’s Pro Fastpitch League and Canadian Women’s Hockey, will try to …


UPDATED: Wed., April 11, 2018, 5:51 p.m.

Seattle NHL expansion group names Tod Leiweke team president

The NHL expansion effort in Seattle has taken another step forward, naming Tod Leiweke as the president and CEO for the prospective club. The move is not a surprise considering …


Instagram effect? Number of Seattle-area hikers has doubled in less than 10 years, data shows

More than 940,000 adults who live in the Seattle area say they’ve been hiking in the past 12 months – double the number from 2008, according to survey data from …


UPDATED: Thu., March 1, 2018, 4:04 p.m.

Oak View Group says it surpassed 25,000 NHL season ticket commitments for Seattle in just over an hour

Oak View Group says it acquired 10,000 NHL season ticket deposits in just 12 minutes while it had surpassed 25,000 in a little over an hour. Fans were asked to …


Backers of NHL team in Seattle hope for decision in June

Famous supporters trying to bring professional hockey to Seattle say they hope to hear in June whether their application for an expansion team succeeds. Hollywood producer Jerry Bruckheimer, billionaire David …


NHL wants Seattle, but does Emerald City rank as hockey town?

They showed up on a Tuesday night in early January to enjoy the 2-for-1 beers and hot dogs, the free parking, the $15 tickets a few rows off the ice …


Geoff Baker: Seattle’s KeyArena bid gets timely assist from NHL

The NHL’s recent announcement it would accept an expansion application for a future Seattle franchise might have surprised those who hadn’t closely followed this city’s arena drama. But those close …