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UPDATED: Fri., June 26, 2020

5 years ago, Chambers Bay hosted an unforgettable US Open. So when could the course host another major?

Dustin Johnson stood over a 12-foot, 4-inch eagle putt, and the stakes could not have been higher.


UPDATED: Thu., June 25, 2020

With Climate Pledge Arena, Amazon puts promise in lights

Amazon is bringing its climate change message to a new arena. Literally.


UPDATED: Wed., April 29, 2020

Top five 2021 recruit Paolo Banchero has Gonzaga in final six

Paolo Banchero, one of the top players in the 2021 class, lists Gonzaga among his six finalists.


Seattle hockey arena work mostly ongoing, though altered by pandemic

New stadiums and arenas mean revenue for pro teams and construction often falls under suffocating timelines so the doors open on time and the buildings can start making a return …


UPDATED: Fri., March 27, 2020

‘Loud. Insane. Fun.’ 20 years after its implosion, Seattle’s Kingdome will never be forgotten

In a 364-page history of American baseball stadiums published last year titled “Ballpark: Baseball in the American City,” author Paul Goldberger makes two references to the Kingdome.


UPDATED: Fri., March 13, 2020

Larry Stone: In roughly 24 hours coronavirus makes sports, a longtime sanctuary in times of crisis, disappear

It was dizzying. It was surreal. It was unfathomable.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 2, 2020

Larry Stone: David Stern’s legacy in Seattle is simple: There are no Sonics

The death of David Stern on Wednesday elicited the expected tributes to his far-reaching legacy as the 30-year commissioner of the NBA. No less an eminence than Michael Jordan extolled …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 11, 2019

West’s best? Gonzaga has had upper hand lately in Arizona series but is winless in Tucson

The Bulldogs have won the last two matchups after the Wildcats claimed six of the first seven. For the sixth-ranked Zags to continue their recent success, they’ll have to find …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 30, 2019

NHL Seattle GM Ron Francis says he took alleged physical abuse by coach Bill Peters ‘very seriously’, but doesn’t say what steps he took

NHL Seattle general manager Ron Francis released a statement Saturday saying he took alleged physical abuse by coach Bill Peters “very seriously” when both were working for the Carolina Hurricanes.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 31, 2019

Geoff Baker: NHL players are paid like other major pro athletes – and ticket sales cover those wages

A number of readers wrote in last week inquiring about my statement that NHL players make salaries comparable to other major professional sports leagues.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019

Talented forward Paolo Banchero schedules Gonzaga visit

Paolo Banchero, one of the top recruits in the 2021 class, has scheduled a January visit to Gonzaga.


Seattle’s addition to NHL looms as part of draft weekend story

While the selections of Jack Hughes and Kaapo Kaako and the P.K. Subban trade all got their deserved attention during the NHL draft, one of the biggest crowds of the …


Salmon merging onto new ‘highway’ in Seattle, complete with rest stops and restaurants

Next time you’re visiting Seattle’s downtown waterfront and gazing out across Elliott Bay toward the majestic Olympic Mountains, look down. You might see a shoal of silvery baby salmon, each …


UPDATED: Thu., April 25, 2019

Sasquatch or mermaids? Spokane artist Charlie Palmer creates logo ideas for Seattle’s expansion NHL team

The NHL franchise coming to Seattle doesn’t have a name yet. But Spokane artist Charlie Palmer is a step ahead of them, and he’s hoping team planners will give his …


New Seattle XFL franchise names Zorn coach, GM

If the new Seattle XFL franchise was looking to making a splash with its first hire, it made a cannonball. Jim Zorn, who captured the heart of Seattle sports fans …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 …