Seahawks training camp position preview: Offensive line

The Seahawks kick off training camp on July 25 and there’s plenty to sort out in the weeks leading up to the August 31 roster cutdown deadline. Today’s position preview focuses on the offensive line, which will look to build on one its strongest season in years. Clayton: Bobby Wagner’s plan poised to pay off in contract negotiations Key contributors Four of five starters will return in 2019, including (from left to right) Duane Brown, Justin Britt, D.J. Fluker and Germain Ifedi. Left tackle Duane Brown enters 2019 as the Seahawks’ top-rated offensive lineman by Pro Football Focus, earning an overall grade of 81.5 in 1,067 snaps. According to the… Read More

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Seattle Storm’s Natasha Howard denies abusing her wife

By DOUG FEINBERG AP Basketball Writer Natasha Howard denies allegations she abused her wife in a statement provided by her lawyer Tuesday night. “The allegations that have been made against me are very serious. I deny them.” the statement said. The Seattle Storm All-Star was accused by her wife on social media Saturday of physically threatening and abusing her. No charges against Howard have been filed. She posted a minute-long, expletive-filled video on Twitter from March in which she yelled at Howard about being threatened by the Storm forward. She also posted screen shots of conversations she had with Howard’s agent and the team’s general manager. Howard, who filed for… Read More

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Mariners fall 9-2 to Oakland A’s for 5th straight loss

By JANIE McCAULEY AP Baseball Writer OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – All-Star Matt Chapman homered and had five RBIs, leading the Oakland Athletics past the Seattle Mariners 9-2 on Tuesday night for their fifth straight win. Mariners 9, A’s 2: Box score Matt Olson followed Chapman’s fifth-inning drive with a solo homer that extended his hitting streak to 11 games, marking the seventh time the A’s hit back-to-back homers this year. The two slugging Matts provided Daniel Mengden (5-1) all the support he needed. Mengden allowed one run and four hits over seven impressive innings, striking out three and not walking a batter for the third straight start. In the seventh,… Read More

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Reports: NHL Seattle to hire Hall of Famer Ron Francis as GM

NHL Seattle is reportedly on the brink of making its biggest hire to date as it pertains to its hockey operations. NHL Seattle timeline: Seattle’s push for hockey According to multiple reports Tuesday night, NHL Seattle will announce Hockey Hall of Famer Ron Francis as the organization’s first general manager. Elliotte Friedman, a reporter for Sportsnet in Canada and an NHL Network insider, tweeted Tuesday night that NHL Seattle is “closing in” on making Francis its first GM. The organization itself is declining to comment, but there is word tonight that Seattle’s NHL expansion team is closing in on naming Ron Francis as its first GM. We’ll see how events… Read More

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Preston Summerhays, Zach Jones advance to match play at U.S. Junior golf championship

Preston Summerhays sights up his putt while facing Chase Lansford in the Utah State Amateur Championship finals at Soldier Hollow Golf Course in Midway on Saturday, July 13, 2019. Spenser Heaps SALT LAKE CITY — Two golfers with local ties have advanced to match play at the U.S. Junior Golf Championship at Inverness Golf Club in Toledo Ohio. Preston Summerhays, who just won the Utah State Amateur last week for the second time, finished medal play in a tie for 10th place after rounds of 72 and 70, while Highland’s Zach Jones tied for 26th place with rounds of …read more Source:: Deseret News – Sports News       

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Denny Job, Cole Ponich qualify locally for U.S. Amateur

Cole Ponich looks on after a shot. Becky Ponich SALT LAKE CITY — Denny Job and Cole Ponich grabbed the two qualifying spots for next month’s U.S. Amateur at the qualifying tournament at Alpine Country Club Monday. Job, a 29-year-old who played high school golf at Fremont High and college golf at Southern Utah, fired rounds of 70 and 64 to claim medalist honors. Ponich, an 18-year-old who just graduated from Davis High and will play for BYU this fall, had the best round of the morning with a 67 and came back with a 70 in the afternoon …read more Source:: Deseret News – Sports News       

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Utah-based youth baseball team MBA Braves win Cooperstown Dreams Park national tournament

The MountainWest Baseball Academy Braves pose with the championship trophy after winning the Cooperstown Dreams Park Tournament on June 21, 2019. Front, from left: Miles Layton, Easton Fry, Jack Saba, Max Johanson, Case Beames and Tommy Yates. Middle, from left: Jonah Sligting, Alex Vernon, Ryder Holt, Riley Brown, Cayman Sanchez and Cooper Scott. Back, from left: coaches Ryan Scott, Rand Layton, Nathan Fry and Donnie Saba. Carlo Sanchez The completed Cooperstown Dreams Park tournament bracket (Week 3). Carlo Sanchez …read more Source:: Deseret News – Sports News       

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Brad Rock: This is how much fun it is to write about sports — and how dangerous

FILE – In this Oct. 20, 2018, file photo, Madison Square Garden chairman James Dolan, center, watches an NBA basketball game between the New York Knicks and the Boston Celtics at Madison Square Garden in New York. The Knicks recently drew a $50,000 fine for barring a Daily News writer from a post-draft press conference. The owner, Dolan, didn’t like the coverage his team had been receiving. Mary Altaffer, AP SALT LAKE CITY — Evening was coming at Cougar Stadium, but inside the Utah State locker room that Saturday in 1983, temperatures soared. Steve Young had gritted his …read more Source:: Deseret News – Sports News       

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Utah Jazz sign Jarrell Brantley and Justin Wright-Foreman to 2-way contracts

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Jazz continue to fill out their roster. On Tuesday, the team announced the signings of forward Jarrell Brantley and guard Justin Wright-Foreman. Both contracts are two-way deals, meaning Brantley and Wright-Foreman will spend most of their season in the NBA G-League with the Salt Lake City Stars. Two-way contracts can spend up to 45 days in the NBA. Wright-Foreman, drafted by Utah with the 53rd overall pick in the 2019 NBA draft, averaged 13 points and 3.5 assists at the Salt Lake City Summer League. He played college basketball at Hofstra, where he won Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Year two years in… Read More

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How former Runnin’ Ute Phil Cullen turned being laid off into working in a sport he loves with NBA’s San Antonio Spurs

Former Ute basketball player Phil Cullen, who is now part of the San Antonio Spurs organization, watches the Spurs play the Grizzlies during the Jazz summer league at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, July 2, 2019. Steve Griffin, Deseret News Former Ute basketball player Phil Cullen, who is now part of the San Antonio Spurs organization, watches the Spurs play the Grizzlies during the Jazz summer league at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, July 2, 2019. Steve Griffin, Deseret News …read more Source:: Deseret News – Sports News       

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