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NHL notes: Commissioner says league would not take an application from Seattle

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman insisted Seattle is not in the running to land an expansion team.


Seattle selected as one of 10 host cities for soccer’s Copa America

Copa America is coming not only to the United States for the first time, but to Puget Sound.


EWU men’s basketball game with Seattle U postponed to Wednesday afternoon

Heavy winds and dangerous road conditions forced the postponement of Eastern Washington’s basketball game Tuesday night, EWU athletic director Bill Chaves said. The Eagles will play Seattle University on Wednesday. …


In brief: Seattle Sounders defender Chad Marshall injured during practice

Soccer: Seattle Sounders defender Chad Marshall was taken from practice on a stretcher Wednesday after suffering an injury to his head and neck area. Marshall was taken to a hospital …


Bellevue NHL group pitched city officials on creating entertainment district adjacent to arena

Promoters of a failed NHL effort in Bellevue had pitched city officials on creating a sports and entertainment district adjacent to a proposed new arena for the city’s Wilburton district, …


Tukwila group does not submit expansion application before NHL deadline

The future of Seattle adding professional winter sports teams grew murkier Monday when no groups submitted NHL expansion applications to bring a team here. A source from the camp of …


NBA commissioner sees no Seattle team in near future

Any arena plans for the Seattle area will be facing an “NHL first” scenario after NBA commissioner Adam Silver reiterated Thursday he expects no league expansion or relocation for at …


NFL notes: Seattle Seahawks bulk up defensive line

The Seattle Seahawks made some additions to their defensive line Thursday, announcing the re-signing of free-agent tackle D’Anthony Smith, and signing unrestricted free-agent tackle Ahtyba Rubin, who has played for …


Mariners can’t return to diamond fast enough

ANAHEIM, Calif. – For much of the last decade, the All-Star break was a needed respite from the losing and the frustration of an already lost baseball season for the …


Hansen pursuit of team continues

SEATTLE – Steve Ballmer’s departure from the group looking to bring an NBA team back to Seattle isn’t derailing lead investor Chris Hansen’s hopes of landing a team. Hansen told …


NHL commissioner Gary Bettman slams door on team in Seattle

NEW YORK – NHL commissioner Gary Bettman slammed the brakes on any Seattle expansion plans Thursday, citing continued uncertainty over construction of a new arena. Speaking to a small, closed-door …


Learning on the Fly: Despite mistakes, Mariners OF Abraham Almonte told to play his game

SEATTLE – Turning for third with two outs last week in Oakland, Seattle Mariners outfielder Abraham Almonte did not have the proper grasp of two things. First, he didn’t understand …


Soggy field in Oakland causes M’s postponement

Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon walked toward shortstop and his right foot sunk some 2 inches, causing him to turn his right ankle. That was minor, yet everybody involved in the …


Jesus Montero helps Mariners beat White Sox split-squad 7-4

GLENDALE, Ariz. – Jesus Montero had two singles and an RBI and Scott Baker continued to make a good impression in his bid for winning a rotation spot Thursday as …


Sounders, midfielder Brad Evans agree to multiyear contract

As expected, Sounders FC signed midfielder Brad Evans to a multiyear contract, the club announced Wednesday. Evans, 28, has been with the Sounders since 2009, ranking third in games played. …


Penalties have left Seahawks’ offense out of rhythm

RENTON, Wash. – They’re 2-0 coming off an impressive performance the entire nation got to see and Pete Carroll is still not satisfied. The Seattle Seahawks’ offensive execution has left …


Mariners fight back from five down to win

A year ago, the Seattle Mariners probably don’t win this game. Down 7-2 in the third inning, last season’s team probably would have eventually succumbed 8-2, 9-3, something like that.


Seattle wants NHL team

SEATTLE – If plans fall apart in Arizona, the Phoenix Coyotes appear to be headed to Seattle. Mayor Mike McGinn recently met with NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and investors who …


NBA vote on Kings May 15

SEATTLE – The Seattle/Sacramento battle for the Kings will end in Dallas. It was confirmed Monday that the NBA Board of Governors will meet in Dallas on May 15 to …


Seattle lands World Cup qualifier

The U.S. national team’s road to the 2014 World Cup will go through the U.S. city that has embraced soccer unlike any other American city. U.S. Soccer confirmed on Thursday …


Seattle will explore Olympics possibility

The Seattle Sports Commission confirmed Wednesday that it will enter into “informal” discussions with the U.S. Olympic Committee about the possibility of the city entering the process of becoming a …


SPU has flavor of East Side

Patrick Simon and Shawn Reid were starving for minutes. Andy Poling was simply starving. All have moved far from the big arenas of Spokane, Pullman and Bozeman, finding basketball fulfillment …


Judge rejects case challenging Seattle arena deal

SEATTLE – A King County Superior Court judge rejected a lawsuit Friday aimed at undoing a deal to build a new professional basketball and hockey arena in Seattle – a …


Seattle unlikely to be first in line for NHL

SEATTLE – Snagging the troubled Phoenix Coyotes hockey franchise for Seattle won’t be the empty-net goal some have suggested. A deal to keep the Coyotes in Glendale, Ariz., fell apart …


Sacramento mayor maintains hope for Kings

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – During a 12-year career as an NBA point guard, Kevin Johnson understood well the value of quickly shifting momentum back in his team’s favor. Tuesday, in his …


Sacramento mayor maintains hope for Kings

During a 12-year career as an NBA point guard, Kevin Johnson understood well the value of quickly shifting momentum back in his team’s favor.


Stern says there is no deal yet to sell Kings

NBA commissioner David Stern, in his first comments on the topic, said Thursday there has been “no purchase or sale agreement” submitted in relation to the potential purchase of the …


Don’t count on the rebirth of the SuperSonics just yet

SEATTLE – Two potential new complications emerged Saturday in relation to the possible sale of the Sacramento Kings to a group that would relocate them to Seattle. One was reported …


Vandals top Seattle U in WAC opener

SEATTLE – Idaho trailed for most of the second half and leading scorer Stephen Madison was hindered with foul trouble all night, but the Vandals rallied for a 71-64 victory …


Little to gain, plenty to prove for Seahawks against Rams

The Seahawks will play their second-most meaningless game under coach Pete Carroll today. That doesn’t mean their regular-season finale against the Rams at CenturyLink Field is entirely meaningless, though. While …