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Women give hockey a try — and Seattle Women's Hockey Club is born

Women of all ages, backgrounds and life experiences have been coming together for generations to discuss their book club’s latest selection. But just as book clubs are no longer just for women, hockey clubs are no longer just for men.

Stern denies ex-Sonics owner threats

National Post 03.08.2008
Stern denies ex-Sonics owner threats

NBA commissioner David Stern on Friday denied threatening former Seattle SuperSonics owner Howard Schultz, who is attempting to reverse the sale and subsequent relocation of the franchise.


David, Villwock, Theoret win hydroplane heats in Seattle

SEATTLE (AP) -- Steve David, Dave Villwock and Jean Theoret won their preliminary heats Saturday in the Chevrolet Cup races for unlimited hydroplanes on Lake Washington.

The world's top boomerang throwers will compete next month in Seattle — where a lot of them already live

The 2008 World Boomerang Championships organizing committee (WBC) announced today that Boomerangs.tv will webcast daily video updates of the 2008 World Boomerang Championships in Seattle, WA. The world's top boomerang throwers will compete in a se...


Favre Files for Reinstatement, but Ball Remains in Air

Mark Maske The Washington Post 30.07.2008
Favre Files for Reinstatement, but Ball Remains in Air

Quarterback Brett Favre took a significant procedural step toward ending his nearly five-month retirement and resuming his NFL career by sending a letter to the league office yesterday asking Commissioner Roger Goodell to reinstate him.

Seattle Mariners Create 'No-Peanut' Zones for Allergy Sufferers

SEATTLE — The Seattle Mariners are declaring two sections of Safeco Field no-peanut zones for a couple of games this summer. The AL club announced the move Wednesday to make the ballpark safer for children and grown-up fans with peanut allergies.


Seattle Embracing Kickball As New Sport

Seattle, WA (AHN) -- This summer, adult amateur kickball leagues are being founded around Seattle at a surprising rate. Thanks to the efforts of the Underdog Sports League, kickball teams have grown from 70 teams in 2005 to 200 this year.

Seattle Mariners announcer prepares for Hall of Fame honor

Larry Stone The Seattle Times 23.07.2008
Seattle Mariners announcer prepares for Hall of Fame honor

Dave Niehaus' Cooperstown speech is mostly written now, a valiant attempt at summarizing his broadcast career in the time constraints he was given: five to seven minutes on the podium.


Seattle's Clement leaves with hand injury

SEATTLE (AP) — Mariners' rookie catcher Jeff Clement left Tuesday night's game with the Boston Red Sox in the third inning after injuring his right hand when a foul ball ripped the finger nail off his thumb.

Tony Bartone breaks through at NHRA Seattle stop

The long wait is over for former sportsman star Tony Bartone, as the hard-core New Yorker with the accent to match finally bagged his first Funny Car win in his 119th event, at Pacific Raceways in Seattle. A 28-time winner in Alcohol Funny Cars an...


USA Baseball names Olympic team

Mark Newman MLB.com 17.07.2008
USA Baseball names Olympic team

The full U.S. Olympic delegation of athletes headed for China in three weeks is now up to 580 of 590 spots to be filled, thanks to the announcement Wednesday of the baseball team that will try to win gold in the Summer Games.

Perry keeps his cool to win John Deere Classic

Kenny Perry of the United States survived a three-way playoff to win the John Deere Classic at Silvis, Illinois yesterday and claim his third victory in his last five PGA events.


Seattle To Portland bike event starts today

PORTLAND, Ore. – The annual Seattle To Portland Bicycle Classic, commonly referred to as STP, started this morning around 4:30. Close to 10,000 are registered to ride the more than 200 miles from Seattle to Portland, the 29th year the event has ta...

Kyle Busch celebrates with his team after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series LifeLock.com 400 auto race Saturday, July 12, 2008, at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Kyle Busch passed Jimmie Johnson after a restart on the next-to-last lap Saturday night to win his seventh NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race of the season. Johnson had gone by Busch with 17 laps remaining in the LifeLock.com 400. ...


SuperSonics still here-- at least, their stuff is

SEATTLE (AP) - Turns out, the SuperSonics are still in Seattle. All their stuff is, anyway. One week after a $45 million settlement allowed the team to move to Oklahoma City, green-and-gold Sonics banners are still flying at KeyArena. Likenesses o...

Busch triumphs in wild finish

Michael Vega The Boston Globe 06.07.2008
Busch triumphs in wild finish

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - A year ago, Kyle Busch lost to Jamie McMurray by five-thousandths of a second at the finish line of NASCAR's midsummer classic at Daytona International Speedway. Last night, though, Busch's No. 18 Toyota was finally received ...


Doug and Jackie Christie's 13th Wedding is Sure to Make Seattle Forget All About Losing their NBA Team

On Wednesday, the city of Seattle found out that their SuperSonics would be packing their bags and leaving for Oklahoma City. Thanks to owner Clay Bennett, in 2008-09 there will be no pro basketball in Seattle for the first time in 41 years. "He d...

Seattle SuperSonics to move to Oklahoma City

Jahmal Corner, Ed Osmond The Guardian 03.07.2008
Seattle SuperSonics to move to Oklahoma City

LOS ANGELES, July 2 (Reuters) - The Seattle SuperSonics will move to Oklahoma City next season after reaching a settlement, the team said on their Web site on Wednesday.


Four Seattle-area swimmers advance at trials

TRAVIS PITTMAN / Northwest Cable News 01.07.2008
Four Seattle-area swimmers advance at trials

OMAHA, Neb. – In one furious 50 meter sprint, Tacoma swimmer Megan Jendrick sent a message to the world Monday night. She's back. Jendrick along with Bremerton's Tara Kirk, both advanced to Tuesday's final in the 100 meter breaststroke at the U.S....

Wright, Maine lead slumping Mets over Mariners 8-2

HOWIE RUMBERG The Washington Post 26.06.2008
Wright, Maine lead slumping Mets over Mariners 8-2

NEW YORK -- David Wright homered in his first two at-bats a night after getting his first day off this season, helping John Maine and the New York Mets rebound from two lackluster losses to the lowly Seattle Mariners with an 8-2 victory Wednesday.



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