Seattle City Council unanimously approves KeyArena renovation

SEATTLE — The Seattle City Council has unanimously approved plans for a privately funded $700 million renovation of KeyArena, clearing one of the last major hurdles in the city’s bid to land an expansion NHL franchise. The 8-0 vote Monday was the last step needed to complete Seattle’s expansion application in time to potentially field a team for the 2020-21 season. Seattle Hockey Partners, the ownership group attempting to land the expansion team, is set to present before the NHL Board of Governors’ Executive Committee next week. The council approval…

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Cowboys not planning major changes on offense

FRISCO, Texas — The Dallas Cowboys have scored 41 points in three games, the fewest to start a season since 1990, but coach Jason Garrett said he will not make significant changes in personnel or in the playcalling operation with offensive coordinator Scott Linehan. “I think it would be false for me to say this is about playcalling,” Garrett said. “This is about everything we’re doing offensively, we have to do better. We have to coach better. We have to play better. We have to run it better. We have…

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Cameron Krael Defeats Jose Borrego & Xavier Martinez Stops Oscar Bravo

SUPER LIGHTWEIGHT CONTENDER CAMERON “SUAVE” KRAEL DEFEATS JOSE BORREGO BY MAJORITY DECISION AT SAM’S TOWN LIVE IN LAS VEGAS, NV Xavier Martinez upsets Oscar Bravo with a TKO victory in co-main event! Watch the Sin City Showdown on Mayweather Promotions’ Facebook LAS VEGAS (September 22, 2018) – Las Vegas native, Cameron “Suave” Krael, racks up another victory after a 10-round Super Lightweight showdown against Mexico’s talented rising prospect, Jose Borrego, live from Sam’s Town in Las Vegas. In the co-main event, Xavier Martinez scored a sixth round TKO victory over…

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San Antonio Spurs open camp without any of Big Three, Kawhi

SAN ANTONIO — The San Antonio Spurs opened training camp Monday for the first time since the 1997-98 season without a single member of the Big Three comprising Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili. Still, the day’s most notable absence was Kawhi Leonard, which provided a welcome respite from the drama that plagued the team last season and ultimately led to the two-time Defensive Player of the Year being traded to Toronto in July for four-time All-Star DeMar DeRozan. All-Star forward Kawhi Leonard, introduced by the Toronto Raptors on…

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San Antonio Spurs open camp without any of Big 3, Kawhi

SAN ANTONIO — The San Antonio Spurs opened training camp Monday for the first time since the 1997-98 season without a single member of the Big 3 comprising Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili. Still, the day’s most notable absence was Kawhi Leonard, which provided a welcome respite from the drama that plagued the team last season and ultimately led to the two-time Defensive Player of the Year being traded to Toronto in July for four-time All-Star DeMar DeRozan. All-Star forward Kawhi Leonard, introduced by the Toronto Raptors on…

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Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic Become Besties

An outsider would have been troubled to discern their tepid relational history had they parachuted into Chicago last week. The stars teased each other on social media, with Federer asking Djokovic if he would recreate the iconic lift scene between Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze in the film “Dirty Dancing.” They joked with each other in interviews. They shared team dinners, offered counsel and cheered on teammates while discussing everything from match strategy to child rearing to tour politics. There was Federer hovering behind Djokovic’s bench and doling out advice…

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Spencer Dinwiddie’s Jersey Says Brooklyn. For Now.

The N.B.A. is a business. It is a concept tossed out by players around the league whenever the subjects of trade rumors or contract extensions come up. And for the Nets, a team that seems to be in perpetual transition, it is something of a mantra. The pervasiveness of the phrase — which, roughly translated, means players have to distance themselves emotionally from off-court decisions — has rarely been as strong as it was on Monday, when the team held its annual media day in Brooklyn. Players young and old…

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How the Ryder Cup works

Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (France) (AFP) – How will the scoring work in the 42nd Ryder Cup between Europe and the United States, which begins Friday at Le Golf National near Paris? AFP Sport runs through the essentials: – Scoring – Each 12-man team will compete in one session of foursomes (alternate shot) and four-ball (best ball) matches on both Friday and Saturday with 12 final singles matches staged on Sunday. Each team must omit four players for each of the pairs sessions, but everyone plays on the final day. Each match victory…

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Tiger Woods winning adds to Ryder Cup buzz

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France (AP) — Already the most intense competition in golf, the Ryder Cup doesn’t need help to boost the excitement. Tiger Woods managed to take it to another level. He looked like the Woods of old by leading the final 36 holes of the Tour Championship, not letting anyone near him until it was too late, a vintage performance made all the more remarkable by four back surgeries and a future that looked bleak only a year ago. Woods was a vice captain at the Presidents Cup a year…

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Will Rhodes caps fine Warwickshire display in Division Two title fight

Warwickshire 148 for 0 (Rhodes 102*) trail Kent 167 (Wright 3-29) by 19 runsScorecard The sides may have come into this game level on points, but by stumps at the end of day one it appeared there was a chasm between them. Warwickshire, with all 10 first-innings wickets in hand, trialled by just 19. A commanding century from Will Rhodes – his fourth of a breakthrough Championship season – coming on the heels of another excellent bowling performance from his colleagues, has given them a good chance of claiming the…

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