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Griffey Jr. is Mariners' homecoming king

Bob Nightengale USA Today 28.02.2009
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PEORIA, Ariz. — Seattle Mariners pitcher Miguel Batista heard a familiar cackle on the other side of the spring training clubhouse, peaked around the corner and threw his hands high into the air. There was Ken Griffey Jr.

Sounders FC beefs up training in Argentina

GARY WASHBURN Seattle Post-Intelligencer 25.02.2009
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The Sounders FC's training camp caravan heads south Wednesday for Argentina, where the club will spend 10 days practicing and playing exhibition games against South American soccer clubs.


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PEORIA, Ariz. — Endy Chavez is still making a living off "The Catch" even though it happened three years ago. How often does Chavez think of his home run-robbing grab for the New York Mets against the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 7 of the 2006 Nati...

Seattle duo continues blazing start

Andrew Winner MLSnet.com 23.02.2009
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SEATTLE -- Based on the preseason performance of strike tandem Nate Jaqua and Fredy Montero, Seattle Sounders FC will be scoring plenty of goals in 2009. After just six preseason games, Montero and Jaqua have combined for 12 goals, including all f...


Baseball Homecomings for Ken Griffey Jr. and Jason Giambi

ALAN SCHWARZ The New York Times 23.02.2009
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PEORIA, Ariz. — At baseball’s heart lies one simple goal: to leave home and then return. Straying’s perils are instantly dispelled on contact with the place once left.

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Dubbed "a running nirvana," the inaugural Rock 'N' Roll Seattle marathon got a clear riff Friday when event promoters unveiled the 26.2- mile course for the inaugural race set for June 27.


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SEATTLE (AP) — Center Suzy Batkovic is returning to the Seattle Storm. The WNBA team said Friday it has re-signed the 6-4 Australian, who played in 29 games for the Storm in 2005, averaging 6.9 points and 3.2 rebounds per game.

Report: Mariners pick up Griffey talk

Sports.net.ca 13.02.2009
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The Seattle Mariners are accelerating efforts to bring Ken Griffey Jr. back to the city where he enjoyed his greatest success, ESPN is reporting.


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Seattle Sounders FC have traded away Khano Smith to the New York Red Bulls for allocation money. Smith joined Seattle in the Expansion Draft and has yet to play for the club.

Storm re-signs center Ashley Robinson

Jayda Evans The Seattle Times 11.02.2009
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The Storm re-signed Ashley Robinson (pictured at right, center) today. She was a restricted free agent, so Seattle could have matched offers given to the center by other teams. Robinson wanted to return to the Storm. She is interning with the Dall...


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Honolulu -- Larry Fitzgerald caught five passes for 81 yards and two touchdowns, 44-year-old John Carney kicked two fourth-quarter field goals, and the NFC rallied to a 30-21 victory over the AFC on Sunday in the Pro Bowl.

Lakers Stop Cavs' Home Win Streak In

Tom Withers The Washington Post 09.02.2009
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CLEVELAND -- No second All-Star. No triple-double for LeBron James. And now, no more home winning streak. It's been a rough few days for the Cleveland Cavaliers.


Eating $270M worth it for the Yankees to finally ditch A-Rod

Bill Madden New York Daily News 09.02.2009
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When the Yankees re-signed Alex Rodriguez in the fall of 2007, they envisioned the "clean" alternative to Barry Bonds - the knight in shining armor who would erase the stain of steroids from the all-time home run record, and they would bask in the...

Seattle sports in a foul economy

GREG JOHNS Seattle Post-Intelligencer 13.01.2009
Seattle sports in a foul economy

For decades, professional sports leagues have appeared immune to economic struggles. Like a bullet-proof stock in a bull market, big-time athletics kept rising at unprecedented rates, spinning into the millennium with increasing demand from advert...


Seattle University moving towards the big time

John Berkowitz Examiner.com 05.01.2009
Seattle University moving towards the big time

One of the more interesting developments in the Puget Sound sporting scene this year has been the rebirth of the storied Seattle U athletic program back to Division I status. The Redhawks formerly the Chieftains seem to be ahead of the curve so fa...

Navy wins 7th straight over Army

DAN GELSTON Yahoo! News 07.12.2008
Navy wins 7th straight over Army

PHILADELPHIA – Army's cool new dress code resulted in the same old loss against Navy. With President George W. Bush in attendance, Shun White ran for 148 yards and scored two touchdowns to lead bowl-bound Navy over Army 34-0 Saturday for its seven...


Seahawks shuttle back down to $8

SEATTLE – Angry Seattle Seahawks fans sounded off when they learned it would cost them $25 to ride private charter buses to and from Seahawks games at Qwest Field. Their voices have been heard.

Hawaiian to fly Seattle Seahawks again

Northwest Cable News 05.09.2008
Hawaiian to fly Seattle Seahawks again

HONOLULU - The Seattle Seahawks will traveling Hawaiian style for the second straight year. Hawaiian Airlines is the official charter for the Seahawks for its eight road games, including four cross-country trips to the East Coast.


Former Sonics owner drops lawsuit against Bennett

SEATTLE - Former Seattle SuperSonics owner Howard Schultz is dropping his lawsuit against new team owner Clay Bennett, ending an attempt to return the team from its new home in Oklahoma City.

Seahawks LB Tatupu OK for opener against Bills

Elaine Thompson The Southern Ledger 28.08.2008
Seahawks LB Tatupu OK for opener against Bills

Lofa Tatupu has a bone bruise in his right knee, but coach Mike Holmgren said the Pro Bowl linebacker will be fine for the season opener Sept. 7 at Buffalo.



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