Analysis | 5 things we learned from Seahawks minicamp

Quarterback Russell Wilson (3) talks with wide receiver Tyler Lockett (16) during Seahawks minicamp on Tuesday. (Ken Lambert / The Seattle Times)
Quarterback Russell Wilson (3) talks with wide receiver Tyler Lockett (16) during Seahawks minicamp on Tuesday. (Ken Lambert / The Seattle Times)

It seems there's no room for K.J. Wright in the Seahawks' linebacker corps as the team was looking at younger players this week.

Richard Bland, of England, plays his shot from the seventh tee during the second round of the U.S. Open Golf Championship, Friday, June 18, 2021, at Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull) NYOTK NYOTK

At the U.S. Open, there’s a 48-year-old leader who never, ever, ever gave up

Who on Earth is Richard Bland? He's the guy who led the 121st U.S. Open at 5 under par as of midday Friday. He's 48 years old or, as Phil Mickelson might say, a pup. He's most certainly not a quitter. Updated

FILE – In this May 9, 2021, file photo, a general view of National Stadium during an athletics test event for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Games in Tokyo. IOC officials say the Tokyo Olympics will open on July 23 and almost nothing now can stop the games from going forward. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama, File) BKWS301 BKWS301

Tokyo Olympics promise to be weirdest ever for isolated athletes

For the aspiring athletes, the road to this year's Olympics and Paralympics has been long, uncertain and arduous. And the event itself is likely to be strangely lifeless - no pomp and splendor, no revelry after victories and no families to offer support. Updated


Canadiens coach Ducharme tests positive for virus, isolating

MONTREAL (AP) — Montreal Canadiens interim coach Dominique Ducharme tested positive for the coronavirus and will miss at least Game 3 of his team's semifinal series against the Vegas Golden Knights on Friday night. The NHL said Ducharme received a confirmed positive COVID-19 test nine days since receiving his second vaccine dose. No other Canadiens...

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Braves’ Morton loses no-hit bid in 7th vs Cardinals

ATLANTA (AP) — Braves starter Charlie Morton lost his no-hit bid with one out in the seventh inning when Paul Goldschmidt singled for the St. Louis Cardinals. Morton hit Matt Carpenter with a pitch in the third inning Thursday night and also drilled Dylan Carlson in the fourth, the only baserunners he allowed before Goldschmidt...

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Bills WR Beasley rather retire than follow NFL COVID rules

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills receiver Cole Beasley does not plan to get vaccinated against COVID-19 and insists he will not follow rules jointly adopted by the NFL and NFLPA requiring unvaccinated players to stay clear of people. Tweeting in response to criticism over the last 24 hours of his stance on social media,...

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Mavericks figure to keep focus on Doncic amid sudden shakeup

DALLAS (AP) — Mark Cuban is suddenly without a coach and general manager after the Dallas Mavericks were one of the models of stability in the NBA for more than a decade. The owner's next moves figure to be all about superstar Luka Doncic following coach Rick Carlisle's decision to quit a day after the...