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The roof-top sign for Climate Pledge Arena is shown next to the Space Needle, Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, ahead of the NHL hockey Seattle Kraken's home opener Saturday against the Vancouver Canucks in Seattle. The historic angled roof of the former KeyArena was preserved, but everything else inside the venue, which will also host concerts and be the home of the WNBA Seattle Storm basketball team, is brand new. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Seattle to host NBA preseason game between Blazers, Clippers

Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell declined to comment on any recent conversations with NBA officials about expansion to the city.

 

FILE -  York Giants  Halfback Hugh McElhenny, poses at the team's NFL football training camp in Fairfield, Conn., on Sept. 3, 1963. McElhenny, an elusive NFL running back nicknamed “The King,” died on June 17, 2022, at his home in Nevada, his son-in-law Chris Permann confirmed Thursday, June 23, 2022. He was 93. (AP Photo/Harry Harris, File)

Legendary UW halfback McElhenny dies at age 93

The Pro Football Hall-of-Famer’s record for rushing yards in a game (296 against WSU in 1950) still stands at UW.

 

Paolo Banchero, right, poses for a photo with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after being selected as the number one pick overall by the Orlando Magic in the NBA basketball draft, Thursday, June 23, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

O’Dea alum Banchero taken by Magic with top pick in NBA draft

Gonzaga star Chet Holmgren goes to Oklahoma City at No. 2.

 

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, center, holds up the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy with teammates after defeating the Boston Celtics in Game 6 of basketball's NBA Finals, Thursday, June 16, 2022, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Warriors beat Celtics to win 4th NBA title in 8 years

Stephen Curry scores 34 points and is named the NBA Finals MVP after Golden State’s 103-90 win.

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, center, holds up the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy with teammates after defeating the Boston Celtics in Game 6 of basketball's NBA Finals, Thursday, June 16, 2022, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
Background (left) and Windribbon lead the charge down the stretch in the 2021 Longacres Mile at Emerald Downs. (Photos courtesy of Emerald Downs)

Normalcy to return at Emerald Downs this season

The racing season opens Sunday and will return to a pre-pandemic schedule.

Background (left) and Windribbon lead the charge down the stretch in the 2021 Longacres Mile at Emerald Downs. (Photos courtesy of Emerald Downs)
Sonny Leon celebrates after riding Rich Strike past the finish line to win the 148th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs Saturday, May 7, 2022, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

80-1 longshot Rich Strike races to huge upset in Kentucky Derby

The colt charges from the back of the field to overtake favorite Epicenter by three-quarters of a length.

Sonny Leon celebrates after riding Rich Strike past the finish line to win the 148th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs Saturday, May 7, 2022, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Keyshawn Whitehorse is thrown from his bull during the PBR Everett Invitational at Angel of the Winds Arena on Wednesday, April 6, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Keyshawn Whitehorse is thrown from his bull during the PBR Everett Invitational at Angel of the Winds Arena on Wednesday, April 6, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
San Diego Padres starting pitcher Blake Snell works against a Los Angeles Angels batter during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Shorewood alum Snell expects to be ready to start season

The ex-Cy Young winner hit his stride after a trade to San Diego, but suffered an injury in his final start.

San Diego Padres starting pitcher Blake Snell works against a Los Angeles Angels batter during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
FILE - The scoreboard plays the seventh inning stretch themes of the Toronto Blue Jays during the middle of the seventh inning of a baseball game between the Blue Jays and the Washington Nationals, on July 30, 2020, in Washington. Players voted Thursday, March 10, 2022, to accept MLB's offer on new labor deal, paving way to end 99-day lockout and salvage 162-game season. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)

MLB players vote to end lockout, salvaging 162-game season

Players will report to spring training on March 13 with opening day slated for April 7 as new labor agreement is reached.

FILE - The scoreboard plays the seventh inning stretch themes of the Toronto Blue Jays during the middle of the seventh inning of a baseball game between the Blue Jays and the Washington Nationals, on July 30, 2020, in Washington. Players voted Thursday, March 10, 2022, to accept MLB's offer on new labor deal, paving way to end 99-day lockout and salvage 162-game season. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
Washington defensive back Kyler Gordon (16) participates in a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Sunday, March 6, 2022. (AP Photo/Steve Luciano)

Murphy alum Gordon does work at NFL combine

The former Washington defensive back clocks a 4.52 40-yard dash.

Washington defensive back Kyler Gordon (16) participates in a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Sunday, March 6, 2022. (AP Photo/Steve Luciano)
Washington State offensive lineman Abraham Lucas runs the 40-yard dash at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Friday, March 4, 2022. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Murphy alum Lucas blazes at NFL combine

The Washington State offensive lineman posts some of the top times in his group on Friday.

Washington State offensive lineman Abraham Lucas runs the 40-yard dash at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Friday, March 4, 2022. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Baseball fans watch as Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred speaks during a news conference after negotiations with the players' association toward a labor deal, Tuesday, March 1, 2022, at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Fla. Manfred said he is canceling the first two series of the season that was set to begin March 31, dropping the schedule from 162 games to likely 156 games at most. Manfred said the league and union have not made plans for future negotiations. Players won't be paid for missed games. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

MLB cancels opening day after sides fail to end lockout

Commissioner Rob Manfred announces the cancellation of the first two series of the season after labor talks collapse.

Baseball fans watch as Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred speaks during a news conference after negotiations with the players' association toward a labor deal, Tuesday, March 1, 2022, at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Fla. Manfred said he is canceling the first two series of the season that was set to begin March 31, dropping the schedule from 162 games to likely 156 games at most. Manfred said the league and union have not made plans for future negotiations. Players won't be paid for missed games. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
Chicago State guard Aaliyah Collins, a Glacier Peak High School graduate. (Sebastian Montoya / Chicago State Athletics)

Community roundup: GP grad shines again for Chicago State

Plus, professional bull riding is coming to Everett, former Silvertips are headed to the Olympics and more.

Chicago State guard Aaliyah Collins, a Glacier Peak High School graduate. (Sebastian Montoya / Chicago State Athletics)
FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2015, file photo, Pittsburgh Pirates' Travis Snider drives in two runs with a single off Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jason Hammel during the first inning of the first baseball game of a doubleheader in Pittsburgh. Snider has agreed to a minor league contract with the Texas Rangers and will attend big league spring training. Snider, whose deal was announced Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, did not appear in the major leagues last season. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Former Jackson star Snider retires from MLB

The 33-year-old spent parts of eight seasons with the Blue Jays, Pirates and Orioles.

FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2015, file photo, Pittsburgh Pirates' Travis Snider drives in two runs with a single off Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jason Hammel during the first inning of the first baseball game of a doubleheader in Pittsburgh. Snider has agreed to a minor league contract with the Texas Rangers and will attend big league spring training. Snider, whose deal was announced Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, did not appear in the major leagues last season. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
Chicago Blackhawks Kyle Beach (12) controls the puck in the first period of a preseason NHL hockey game against the Dallas Stars, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Blackhawks settle lawsuit with former Silvertip Beach

The former first-round pick said he was sexually assaulted by an assistant coach during Chicago’s title run in 2010.

Chicago Blackhawks Kyle Beach (12) controls the puck in the first period of a preseason NHL hockey game against the Dallas Stars, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
Chicago Blackhawks Kyle Beach (12) controls the puck in the first period of a preseason NHL hockey game against the Dallas Stars, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

NHLPA board approves review of Beach’s 2010 allegations

The former Silvertip alleges the players’ association failed to take his complaint of sexual assault seriously.

Chicago Blackhawks Kyle Beach (12) controls the puck in the first period of a preseason NHL hockey game against the Dallas Stars, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
Atlanta Braves manager Brian Snitker holds up the trophy = after winning baseball's World Series in Game 6 against the Houston Astros Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021, in Houston. The Braves won 7-0. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Braves blank Astros, capture 1st World Series title since ’95

Atlanta wins Game 6 7-0 and captures the best-of-seven series 4-2.

Atlanta Braves manager Brian Snitker holds up the trophy = after winning baseball's World Series in Game 6 against the Houston Astros Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021, in Houston. The Braves won 7-0. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Atlanta Braves' Dansby Swanson celebrates his home run during the seventh inning in Game 4 of baseball's World Series between the Houston Astros and the Atlanta Braves Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Braves rally past Astros to brink of World Series title

Dansby Swanson and Jorge Soler hit back-to-back homers in the 7th lifting Atlanta to a 3-2 win.

Atlanta Braves' Dansby Swanson celebrates his home run during the seventh inning in Game 4 of baseball's World Series between the Houston Astros and the Atlanta Braves Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Atlanta Braves' Travis d'Arnaud watches his home run during the eighth inning in Game 3 of baseball's World Series between the Houston Astros and the Atlanta Braves Friday, Oct. 29, 2021, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Braves blank Astros, take 2-1 lead in World Series

Atlanta pitchers combine on a two-hitter in a 2-0 win over Houston in Game 3.

Atlanta Braves' Travis d'Arnaud watches his home run during the eighth inning in Game 3 of baseball's World Series between the Houston Astros and the Atlanta Braves Friday, Oct. 29, 2021, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
Houston Astros' Jose Altuve celebrates after a home run during the seventh inning in Game 2 of baseball's World Series between the Houston Astros and the Atlanta Braves Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Astros top Braves, even World Series at game apiece

Houston rides a four-run second inning and a strong start from Jose Urquidy to a 7-2 win over Atlanta.

Houston Astros' Jose Altuve celebrates after a home run during the seventh inning in Game 2 of baseball's World Series between the Houston Astros and the Atlanta Braves Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)