Chargers’ Philip Rivers learns to make most of limited preseason

COSTA MESA, Calif. — It took a while for Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers to get used to his abbreviated preseason workload. Knowing that he would be limited to a few series, Rivers struggled to resist the urge to create a big play where none existed. “And then you throw an interception, and then it ruins the night. You’re standing over there all day going, ‘What in the world did I throw that ball for?’” Rivers said Thursday. Rivers […]

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Texas Rangers pull off rare triple play not seen in 106 years

Bases loaded, nobody out. The Angels’ David Fletcher then hits a hard ground ball to third that results in a triple play last seen in Major League Baseball in 1912, reports USA Today. The rarity? The batter wasn’t one of the outs, according to STATS. Watch the play pulled off by the Texas Rangers in this video. Even without the batter anomaly, the play was still pretty unusual, notes ESPN. In baseball parlance, it was a 5-4 triple play (referring to third-baseman Jurickson Profar […]

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Mariners likely need to be much better than good to end postseason drought

SEATTLE – If the Seattle Mariners have excelled at anything over the past 17 seasons, it may be proving that good is often not quite good enough in Major League Baseball. To that end, 2018 could be their crowning achievement. “It’s a weird year,” Seattle Times Mariners reporter Ryan Divish said Thursday. “Any other year, the Mariners would be set to win the wild card, but it’s just gotten difficult for them.” Sound familiar? Sure, the Mariners have had their […]

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Everett Silvertips lure in players from all over region

EVERETT – Hockey sticks in hand, dozens of young athletes laced up their tennis shoes and hit the floor of the rink– which is usually covered in ice– at Everett’s Angel of the Winds Arena. The Everett Silvertips hosted this street hockey tournament, which lured players from all over the region. “Boys and girls are here playing, and this is what we are trying to focus on: put a stick in people’s hands and elevate the sport,” says Zoran Rajcic, […]

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New turf at Memorial Stadium helps the community

EVERETT – Everett’s Memorial Stadium is the home of the Everett Aquasox, it is also the home of Everett High School’s baseball team, and several others. Dozens of games and practices happen at the baseball field, and after many years of use, the grass field became chewed up. And with so many springtime games, drainage became a huge issue. “Everett High School didn’t play a single home game,” says Danny Tetzlaff, General Manager of the Everett Aquasox. “It just didn’t […]

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About 250 teens tested for ‘silent’ heart condition that killed Federal Way High athlete Allen Harris

SHORELINE, Wash. — Sudden death in people younger than 35 is often due to undiscovered heart defects or overlooked heart abnormalities, according to the Mayo Clinic. While rare, it’s often during physical activity, like playing a sport, and more often occurs in males than in females. On July 24,  Federal Way High School football player Allen Harris, 16, collapsed and died while participating in a summer conditioning workout at the school. The medical examiner’s office determined that Harris died from hypertrophic […]

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Dak Prescott mural gets out of the ‘Sunken Place’ and into art gallery in Fort Worth

FORT WORTH — It isn’t the sequel to Get Out, but it is part two of a North Texas artist’s rendition of Dallas’ Q.B.! The mural of Dak Prescott in the “Sunken Place” has gotten almost as much attention as #4 saying he wasn’t going to kneel for the national anthem. They made a sunken place mural of Dak Prescott 😂 pic.twitter.com/hU4NEFPw3r — Abdul Memon (@abdulamemon) August 4, 2018 Not all talk is good talk, though. The paint was barely […]

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Meet No. 94: Rasheem Green brings versatility, sack potential to Seahawks’ defensive line

RENTON, Wash. – If Rasheem Green can produce like he did in college, the Seattle Seahawks might have the steal of the 2018 draft. The USC product fell to the Seahawks in the third round, at No. 79 overall, but some draft experts thought he could’ve been a second- or even first-round talent after a 10-sack season in 2017. The 6-foot-4, 279-pound defensive end just turned 21 in May, but the Seahawks say they believe he’ll be ready to contribute […]

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Seattle Storm will play 2019 season at University of Washington

SEATTLE – The Storm will stay in Seattle next season. The WNBA team announced Wednesday that it will play its regular season games at the University of Washington’s Alaska Airlines Arena in 2019 while KeyArena is being renovated. The renovation is scheduled to last until sometime in 2020; there was no immediate word on the team’s plans for that season. “Our goal was to keep the Storm in Seattle and this beautiful partnership makes that possible,” said Storm president and […]

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