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Meet WR Kenny Lawler, Seahawks’ seventh-round pick (No. 243) in 2016 NFL draft

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 06:32

The Seahawks added another potential target for quarterback Russell Wilson in Cal receiver Kenny Lawler.

Hawks get another playoff shot at King James and Cavaliers

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 06:29

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks were a work in progress much of the season, a team that went from relying on a dazzling, spread-the-ball offense to a grittier, defensive-minded bunch. They’re hoping that will serve them well heading into an NBA playoff rematch with LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Feeling confident after an […]

Wilder autobiography could be translated into Japanese

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 06:28

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota’s state-owned publishing house is considering an offer for the rights to translate into Japanese the best-selling memoir by prairie author Laura Ingalls Wilder. Nancy Tystad Koupal, director of the South Dakota State Historical Society Press, told the Capital Journal ( ) that Japanese people are big fans of the […]

Seahawks pick California WR Kenny Lawler in seventh round NFL draft

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 06:27

Lawler was a first team All-Pac-12 pick in 2015 with 52 catches for 658 yards and 13 touchdowns, all of which ranked in the top 10 nationally.

Drunken driver crashes into Alaska Governor’s Mansion

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 06:14

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A suspected drunk driver has been arrested after his truck crashed into the Governor’s Mansion, damaging the historic house. The Juneau Empire reports ( ) that officers found the 49-year-old suspect Thursday night. The suspect and his dog were sitting in a Ford F-150 that was lodged in a construction fence […]

UW’s Dwayne Washington selected by Detroit Lions in seventh round of NFL draft

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 06:13

Dwayne Washington left UW after his junior season in 2015.

Vikings pick WR Boehringer, a European first for NFL draft

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 06:09

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Willkommen to the NFL, Moritz Boehringer. The Minnesota Vikings made the 22-year-old German wide receiver the first player in league history to be drafted straight from Europe, taking the speedy Boehringer in the sixth round Saturday with the 180th overall selection. The 6-foot-4, 229-pound Boehringer put on a head-turning performance […]

First impressions: Late Jordan Morris goal lifts Sounders over Crew

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 06:02

Jordan Morris scored in the 88th minute as the Sounders edged the Columbus Crew 1-0 in front of 39,473 on Saturday afternoon at CenturyLink Field. Some impressions from staff reporter Matt Pentz.

Meet C Joey Hunt, Seahawks’ sixth-round pick (No. 215) in 2016 NFL draft

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 05:38

The Seahawks added TCU center Joey Hunt in the sixth round.

Officers help deliver baby of woman stuck in traffic jam

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 05:37

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Two police officers at the site of a fatal traffic accident on an interstate in North Carolina were pressed into another role when a pregnant woman was stuck in traffic and they helped her deliver her baby. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said in a statement that the officers were at the accident site […]

UW’s Travis Feeney selected by Pittsburgh Steelers in sixth round of NFL draft

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 05:35

Travis Feeney was an all-Pac-12 second-team selection in 2015.

Colts hope to have new deal with Luck before training camp

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 05:33

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Colts owner Jim Irsay said Saturday that negotiations on Andrew Luck’s contract extension are getting serious and a deal could be reached before training camp begins. “Talks are progressing well. We have gotten into serious discussions and we have made progress,” Irsay said after taking a break during the sixth round of […]

Openly gay rock singer changing tune on Mormon religion

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 05:31

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two years after coming out as gay and praising the Mormon church for offering support, Tyler Glenn of Neon Trees is denouncing his faith in his latest music video. The lead singer of the Provo-based band released the video Friday for a single titled “Trash,” in which he appears to […]

Seahawks pick TCU center Joey Hunt in sixth round of NFL draft

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 05:27

RENTON — The Seahawks continued to add to their offensive line Saturday in the NFL draft by taking center Joey Hunt of TCU in the sixth round at pick No. 215 overall. Hunt is the third offensive linemen taken by Seattle following tackle Germain Ifedi of Texas A&M in the first round Thursday and guard […]

Dolphins owner says team’s latest shake-up pays off in draft

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 05:24

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross says his latest shake-up of the organization paid off in the draft, including unanimity about the risky decision to take Ole Miss tackle Laremy Tunsil. The Dolphins selected players they had targeted, and benefited from cohesion among their decision-makers lacking in the past, Ross said Saturday. […]

What’s next for Bellevue High School’s embattled football program?

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 05:16

The Bellevue Wolverines football program faces enormous challenges as it works to vindicate itself after a scathing report about the program’s questionable methods. Supporters of the team have vowed to fight the findings.

2nd funeral Saturday for victim in Ohio shooting massacre

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 05:11

PIKETON, Ohio (AP) — The long goodbyes to eight members of a rural Ohio family killed more than a week ago continued Saturday with a funeral for a young mother as authorities remained silent in what they’ve said will be a lengthy investigation. Rohden family members were shot in the head at four different homes […]

33 rescued lions arrive in South Africa in airlift

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 04:47

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The roars of lions filled the cargo section of Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport Saturday evening as 33 lions rescued from South American circuses landed in South Africa where they will be released into a bush sanctuary for big cats. It was the largest airlift of lions in history, said Jan Creamer, […]

Meet Alex Collins, Seahawks’ fifth-round pick (No. 171) in 2016 NFL draft

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 04:40

Collins was ranked by some as the top running-back recruit in the country in 2012.

Texas HS softball team loses title on final out that wasn’t

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 04:36

MCKINNEY, Texas (AP) — It ain’t over until a team is sure the umpire has signaled the final out. A Dallas-area high school softball team lost a district championship game Friday night by celebrating too soon while three runs scored after an umpire called a runner safe when the team thought it had gotten the […]