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Suspension of Cleveland All-Pro Josh Gordon is upheld

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 14:16
Cleveland wide receiver Josh Gordon’s indefinite suspension by the league has been upheld and the All-Pro will miss at least 16 games for a repeat violation of the NFL’s substance-abuse policy.

Suspension of Cleveland All-Pro Josh Gordon is upheld

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 14:16
Cleveland wide receiver Josh Gordon’s indefinite suspension by the league has been upheld and the All-Pro will miss at least 16 games for a repeat violation of the NFL’s substance-abuse policy.

Suspension of Cleveland All-Pro Josh Gordon is upheld

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 14:16
Cleveland wide receiver Josh Gordon’s indefinite suspension by the league has been upheld and the All-Pro will miss at least 16 games for a repeat violation of the NFL’s substance-abuse policy.
Categories: Sports Center

Reign’s Laura Harvey selected NWSL coach of the year

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 14:16
Harvey’s team will host the National Women’s Soccer League championship match Sunday at noon at Starfire Sports Complex.

Seahawks learning price of success is a target on their backs

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 14:02
The NFL fined the Seahawks and coach Pete Carroll heavily for violating noncontact rules in the offseason. That’s just part of the byproduct of Seattle’s aggressive attitude, rather than the NFL looking to stick it to their reigning champions.

Rangers blast Mariners, 12-4

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 14:01
Mariners’ streak of not allowing 10 runs or more comes to an end after 144 games, which had been best in American League since 1976. Right-hander Erasmo Ramirez, called up to start, allowed 10 runs in the 12-4 loss to Texas.

Final exhibition game will settle roster spots for Seahawks

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 14:01
For some Seahawks, the exhibition game Thursday night at Oakland will give them one more chance to prove they deserve a roster spot. Terrelle Pryor will try to convince the Seahawks to keep a third quarterback.

Seattle school under review for big jump in state test results

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 14:01
Washington’s public-school students are doing about as well on state tests as they have done over the past few years, but a dramatic jump in the passing rates at Beacon Hill International School in Seattle is now under review.

Senior quarterbacks could be key players in WSU-Rutgers matchup

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 14:01
You wouldn’t think Rutgers and Washington State, opening the college football season Thursday night at CenturyLink Field, would have that much in common. But they do, including experienced senior quarterbacks.

Maria Sharapova advances in U.S. Open tennis

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 13:59
Maria Sharapova improved to 17-6 in three-set tennis matches this season when she beat Alexandra Dulgheru of Romania 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 in the second round.

UK Jews and Muslims issue peace call

BBC World News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 13:59
The Jewish Board of Deputies and Muslim Council of Britain issue an unprecedented joint statement calling for peace and condemning prejudice.
Categories: BBC World News

Parades celebrate Little League teams from Chicago, Philadelphia

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 13:57
Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West All Stars, the U.S. Little League champions, autographed T-shirts and posters before boarding trolley buses for a parade in their honor. Meanwhile, there was a parade in Philadelphia for the Taney Dragons team.

Iowa holds on to defeat Rainiers 3-2

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 13:56
Dae-Eun Rhee pitched 61/3 scoreless innings and Blake Parker went the last 12/3 innings for his 24th save as the Iowa Cubs beat the Tacoma Rainiers 3-2 Wednesday night in a Pacific Coast League game at Cheney Stadium.

University bets $10 million on poor city's kids

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 13:55

This photo taken on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, sows the exterior of Reading Senior High School in Reading, Pa. Reading's Alvernia University is planning to award as many as 20 full-tuition scholarships per year to high school graduates from Reading, one of the nation's poorest cities. (AP Photo/Michael Rubinkam)READING, Pa. (AP) — On the second day of class at Reading Senior High School, teacher Eric Knorr directs his students' attention to the banners hanging on the wall. Syracuse. Temple. Brown. Penn State. All of them brought back by former students who bucked the odds and went to college.


Russia pressed over Ukraine fighting

BBC World News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 13:53
Germany demands an explanation from Russia's Vladimir Putin amid reports that Russian troops launched an incursion into south-east Ukraine.
Categories: BBC World News

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Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 13:52

U.S. says Russia has 'outright lied' about Ukraine

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 13:49

Ukraine's president says Russian forces have entered his country.

       

Erasmo Ramirez sees recent hard work torched in one bad outing

Seattle Mariners - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 13:46
Ramirez had pitched well at Class AAA Tacoma but struggled to make it to the fourth inning in allowing 10 runs against the Texas Rangers.
Categories: Sports Center

Tripping seniors on purpose to stop future falls

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 13:43

This July 28, 2014 photo shows Clive Pai, a University of Illinois, Chicago physical therapy professor, left, watching as researchers affix sensors to Mary Kaye, 81 before she demonstrates a treadmill balance session at the school in Chicago. Kaye, who is supported by a safety harness, walks on a lab-built walkway that causes people to unexpectedly trip and can teach them quickly how to catch themselves and avoid falling. Falls in the elderly cost $30 billion yearly to treat and can send them spiraling into poor health and disability. Pai who came up with the idea calls it "a vaccine against falls" and says his research shows that older people's brains can learn and adapt much more quickly than previously thought. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)CHICAGO (AP) — Researchers are tripping seniors on purpose, and it's not some kind of warped practical joke.


Fighter jets escort flight with 2 unruly passengers

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 13:42

A Cuba-bound flight was forced to return to Toronto and two women are in custody.