Singer-songwriters don’t usually start careers in their mid-50s. But Lee Ranaldo — a founding member of the late alternative-rock vanguard Sonic Youth — is no typical troubadour. Often overshadowed by his iconic bandmates Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon, the enigmatic Ranaldo was Son
The World Cup draw has been getting much of the attention Friday, but U.S. men’s national team captain Clint Dempsey also addressed a potential offseason loan in a TV interview with ESPN after the draw. Dempsey has been linked to a handful of English Premier League teams in the past few weeks
Mystics G Tayler Hill is expecting her first child in May but plans to return to play the 2014 season. The father of the child is Dave Lighty, a former wing player on the Ohio State Buckeyes. Hill, who was selected fourth overall in the 2013 draft, is an OSU alum, too. Lighty played with
Mike Bellotti has known Chris Petersen since 1982, when Petersen was junior quarterback of the Yuba City High Honkers in northern California. Bellotti was recruiting Petersen then to play at Cal State Hayward, where Bellotti was the offensive coordinator. Petersen opted instead to go to UC Davis, wh
For years, Matt Pike’s reputation as guitarist and vocalist for the influential Sleep — Northern California metalheads regarded by many as Black Sabbath’s heirs apparent — preceded him. Yet by now, High On Fire, his follow-up project, boasts an equally impressive catalog near
Collisions and some slick streets produced several traffic headaches for Seattle motorists during today’s morning commute. An accident on northbound Highway 99 near the sports stadiums took about two hours to clear, resulting in backups on 99 and the West Seattle Bridge, according to
Any idea that Seattle’s beatdown of the Saints Monday night might influence the odds for Seattle’s game Sunday at San Francisco don’t appear to be coming to fruition. Instead, with just over two days now until kickoff, the 49ers remained favored by 2.5 to 3 points at most Veg
U.S. consumers increased their spending in October even though their wages and salaries barely increased, raising questions about how strong the economy will grow at the end of the year.
A few quick notes to pass along while waiting for Pete Carroll to address the media after Friday’s practice. … — Carroll said on his regular Friday appearance on KIRO that Percy Harvin won’t play Sunday. That’s hardly a surprise given that he hasn’t done anything
With her star on the rise, Illinois-bred singer-songwriter Lissie easily could have filled The Crocodile by herself with her rousing performance of songs from the powerful new album, “Back to Forever.” But opening act Kopecky Family Band, a troupe of indie rockers from Nashville with its
Here is the schedule of arrangements for the laying to rest of Nelson Mandela, as announced by South African President Jacob Zuma and the government communications office on Friday:
The MLB’s Winter Meetings start on Monday morning in Florida, and the Mariners have already been quite active in the free agent market. Reports say they are close to signing second baseman Robinson Cano, and they are interested in many top free agents. Reporter Ryan Divish will be at the Winte
Update 10:28 a.m. — Here’s a statement from the Mariners. “We are not able to confirm any news regarding Robinson Cano at this time. If and when an agreement is completed and finalized, we will announce.” There is news breaking from national baseball writer
Boise State’s Chris Petersen has accepted an offer to become the Washington Huskies new head coach, the school announced this morning. Washington had offered to make Petersen, 49, one of the highest-paid coaches in the Pac-12, sources told The Seattle Times. He was scheduled to make
Percy Allen will host a live chat at noon today to discuss the hiring of Chris Petersen as Washington’s new head coach and much more.
The outdoors is happening indoors from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Saturday with a steelhead seminar at Three Rivers Marine and Tackle, 24300 Woodinville-Snohomish Road in Woodinville. The seminar features Bob Ball, owner of Bob’s Piscatorial Pursuits in Forks and Alaska, and Mike Perusse a veteran
Genetic testing company 23andMe Inc. will comply with a Food and Drug Administration directive to stop providing access to health-related reports from its tests during a regulatory review.
I’ll be holding a live chat during Friday morning’s FIFA World Cup draw (I’ll start along with the ESPN2 broadcast at 8:30 a.m.). It should be an exciting day as the U.S. men’s national team looks to avoid being drawn into the Group of Death. If you need something to pass the
The Russian pilot who sent a Boeing 737 into a near-vertical dive, killing all 50 people on board, might have had a fake license, Russian investigators said Friday.
Halfway through an ambitious nine-month process aimed at forging Mideast peace, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, after another round of shuttle diplomacy, has little to show for his efforts.