April 17, 2012 in Sports

Leaf’s probation may be revoked


Courts: The Texas prosecutor who brokered a plea deal with former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf has filed a motion to revoke his probation and will press for prison time.

Randall County district attorney James Farren said Monday in Lubbock, Texas, that his motion probably will be amended as he gets details about Leaf’s latest legal problem. Leaf faces four felonies in Montana after allegedly breaking into a home to steal prescription painkillers, then robbing a second home after being released from jail.

Associated Press

Mariners rest; Indians visit next

MLB: After the whirlwind of playing games on two continents and three states to begin the 2012 season the Seattle Mariners finally had a day off at home on Monday.

For many Mariners, Monday was the first day in Seattle with no baseball since early February.

“It’s been a long stretch,” said manager Eric Wedge. “These guys still haven’t gotten a chance to get settled in.”

But it’s back to business today when the Cleveland Indians visit Safeco Field in the opener of a three-game series (7 p.m., Root). Following Cleveland, the Chicago White Sox visit for three games then the Mariners hit the Eastern time zone for the first time this season.

Blackwell transfers to UW

Basketball: Perris Blackwell, a three-year letterwinner for San Francisco, will transfer to the University of Washington.

Blackwell will have one year of eligibility at Washington after sitting out the 2012-13 season.

Blackwell, a 6-foot-9, 240-pound forward, was honorable mention All-West Coast Conference this past season. He averaged 12.7 points and 6.1 rebounds.

First Bloomsday deadline today

Running: Runners, joggers and walkers planning to use the US Postal Service to mail their Bloomsday entries have one more day.

Entries must be postmarked by today to take advantage of the $17 entry fee. Online entrants at bloomsdayrun.org will have until April 22.

Bloomsday entry forms are available at area Washington Trust Banks, Safeway Stores, Franz Bakery Outlets, Premera Blue Cross, Holy Family Hospital and Sacred Heart Medical Center.

Runners can also sign up at Sports Authority’s two local stores until 9 p.m. today. There is also an entry form posted on the Bloomsday website.

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