Steven Hauschka, Doug Baldwin and K.J. Wright, along with four members of Tottenham gathered for an hour or so at the VMAC on Friday for some lighthearted skills competitions in advance of Hotspur’s friendly Saturday against the Sounders at CenturyLink Field.
The Mariners' pitching staff did its job. Hisashi Iwakuma gave Seattle a quality start despite not feeling sharp, and the bullpen was almost impeccable.
Expectations are he’ll return to a part-time outfielder with Seattle
Cleveland superstar LeBron James turned to social media Friday to help him choose which number he will wear next season with the Cavaliers. James wrote “6 or 23....” on his Twitter account and posted photos on Instagram of him wearing No. 6 and No. 23 wine-and-gold Cavs jerseys.
Phoenix, home of the 18-3 Mercury, plays host to Saturday’s WNBA All-Star Game.
Linebacker Aldon Smith of the San Francisco 49ers was sentenced Friday to serve three years of probation and to spend 11 days with a work crew after he pleaded no contest to drunken driving and weapons charges.
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CC Sabathia is scheduled for season-ending surgery on his right knee next week, ending any hope of him returning to the New York Yankees’ ravaged rotation this year.
Some interesting Tweets tonight from Mike Pereira, former vice president of officiating for the National Football League and now a rules analyst for FOX Sports, indicating that the league plans to get harder this season on defensive holding and illegal contact.
Seahawks Doug Baldwin, Steven Hauschka and K.J. Wright met with a few members of Tottenham Hotspur --- in town for a friendly tomorrow against the Sounders --- today at the VMAC for some fairly light-hearted skills competitions.
It all begins a week from today, as the Seahawks will officially begin training camp in defense of their Super Bowl title --- a phrase I imagine still sounds magical to fans --- next Friday morning.
Seattle rookie offensive lineman Garrett Scott talked openly about the heart condition that led to his being waived by the team in May, and his hopes that he will someday be able to return to the field, in this story here from the website of his alma mater, Marshall University.
The 49ers officially opened the $1.2 billion stadium in Santa Clara with a ribbon-cutting ceremony complete with all the opulence of their new home.
Fall camp begins for the Huskies on Aug. 4, and as we countdown to the start of Chris Petersen’s first season at Washington, we’ll preview each position on Monday, Wednesday and Friday leading up to the start of camp.
Some quick links to catch up on this Tuesday morning...
Montero hits three-run homer, drives in five runs in the Rainiers’ 7-5 victory over the Aces.
Baseball’s All-Star party in the Twin Cities was a long series of smiles for players and fans. But the break is over now, and the real fun begins Friday night.