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August 28, 2014 at 7:39 AM

NHL expansion in Seattle, Vegas? Why reports don’t hold water

BY GEOFF BAKER / SEATTLE TIMES STAFF REPORTER INSIDE SPORTS BUSINESS Training camp can’t start soon enough for the NHL as it deals with the usual midsummer rumor-mongering. Unlike past summers, Seattle now plays a key role in filling empty column space between puck drops. First, there was the non-sourced July report out of New York — immediately…

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August 27, 2014 at 7:12 AM

Madden NFL 15: Richard Sherman, Seahawks fans should love it

BY MELANIE WATSON Three years later, Madden NFL 15 cover athlete Richard Sherman still sounds bitter about his 52 overall rating in Madden NFL 12. He’ll be very pleased with this year’s game, though. The Seahawks’ outspoken star carries a 99 overall rating, which now makes him the best cornerback in the game, video and perhaps otherwise….

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August 25, 2014 at 3:32 PM

Torin Koos: An Olympian pursues a different sports dream

BY TORIN KOOS I’m gouging at it hard, my fixed-gear Cinelli bike weaving through traffic and tourists in District of Columbia’s Georgetown neighborhood. Venus Williams and Martina Hingis are playing tennis tonight. I’m soon to burn the midnight oil by pestering tennis stars of days past, then penning a few lines about it on deadline. This rush-hour commute…

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August 23, 2014 at 8:00 AM

Lou Piniella, anti-Seahawks bias: Seattle Times sports readers sound off

Mariners Griffey, Piniella honors fitting It’s fitting that superstar Ken Griffey Jr. entered the Cincinnati Reds’ Hall of Fame the same day that Lou Piniella entered the Mariners’ Hall of Fame at Safeco Field. Piniella led the Reds to the World Series title in 1990, and then orchestrated a series of seasons in Seattle that was nothing short…

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