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Poll: How far will the U.S. go in in the World Cup?

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 06/28/2014 - 14:03
Here is the latest poll from our sports desk...

Brazil leads World Cup charge as second round ready to start

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 06/28/2014 - 14:03
Brazil has never lost at home to Chile, but is wary of the upstart team. Meanwhile, Colombia seems to have every advantage as it faces Uruguay, minus banned star Luis Suarez.

Matt Lauer: His question to GM boss wasn't sexist

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 06/28/2014 - 14:03
Matt Lauer has no regrets asking General Motors CEO Mary Barra about balancing work and motherhood, saying he sees it as an issue that affects all working parents regardless of their gender.

Sounders return to action with a showdown vs. D.C. United

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 06/28/2014 - 14:02
The matchup is about as good as it gets in MLS at the moment. Sounders FC versus D.C. United. The top team in the Western Conference (and the overall standings) versus the top team in the Eastern Conference.

Angels, Pirates swap relievers

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 06/28/2014 - 13:46
The Los Angeles Angels hope the Jason Grilli they’re getting from the Pittsburgh Pirates is the dominant version of last year rather than the struggling one of this year.

Former Stehekin park ranger missing in Central Africa

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 06/28/2014 - 13:46
From The Wenatchee World:

Traffic to slow with big events and closures of 520 bridge, I-5 lanes

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 06/28/2014 - 13:46
Another slow weekend is approaching for Seattle highway users, who must dodge another Highway 520 closure along with I-5 narrowings and even a 10-mile night detour near Monroe.

El Paso hands Tacoma 4-3 loss

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 06/28/2014 - 13:40
The Rainiers manage just five hits in road loss to Chihuahuas.

White House: VA’s ‘corrosive culture’ is unaccountable

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 06/28/2014 - 13:31
A summary of the review by deputy White House chief of staff Rob Nabors says the Veterans Health Administration must be restructured and a “corrosive culture” has hurt morale and affected the timeliness of health care.

Tiger Woods sounds optimistic despite missing cut

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 06/28/2014 - 13:31
Tiger Woods never felt so good after shooting a bad score. He sounded optimistic about his future.

Game thread: Indians vs. Mariners -- June 27, 2014

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 06/28/2014 - 13:30
Cleveland Indians (38-40)

Bothell’s Zach LaVine is living an NBA dream at lightning speed

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 06/28/2014 - 13:29
There’s a huge difference between getting drafted and becoming a real NBA player. That process now begins in earnest for LaVine.

Writer, composer Mary Rodgers was part of famed musical family

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 06/28/2014 - 13:28
Mary Rodgers, the daughter of the composer Richard Rodgers, is probably best-known for writing the music for “Once Upon a Mattress,” the farce that made Carol Burnett a star; and for writing “Freaky Friday,” a novel about a teen who switches bodies with her mother.

Canucks trade Ryan Kesler, Jason Garrison on draft day

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 06/28/2014 - 13:26
The Vancouver Canucks were busy early on draft day, sending forward Ryan Kesler to Anaheim and defenseman Jason Garrison to Tampa Bay as part of three trades made hours before Florida chose defenseman Aaron Ekblad with the No. 1 selection Friday.

Emerald Downs results and entries

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 06/28/2014 - 13:18
Racing results for Friday, June 27; handicaps for Saturday, June 28

Rare bumblebee rebounding? Sightings create a hopeful buzz

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 06/28/2014 - 13:16
A group of citizen scientists hopes to document a possible recovery by the Western bumblebee, which almost vanished in many places in the 1990s.

Michael Saunders gets off to quick start in return from disabled list

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 06/28/2014 - 12:50
Saunders says rehabilitation in Tacoma lets him “trust” that shoulder is ready.

Losing competitor for 99 tunnel making drill bigger than Bertha

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 06/28/2014 - 12:46
Bertha won’t be the world’s largest tunneling machine much longer. Industry leaders say the Seattle stall won’t stop demand for big highway tubes.

Is Brandon Mebane the most underrated player in the NFL?

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 06/28/2014 - 12:46
To answer the question posed above, at least one person thinks so --- Pete Prisco of CBSSports.com.

Corporate sponsors embrace gay pride

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 06/28/2014 - 12:31
From Starbucks to eBay to Macy’s, the increasing visibility of corporations at gay-pride parades across the country in recent years comes as same-sex marriage bans fall in the courts and polls show greater public acceptance of gay marriage.