NFL: Seattle Seahawks fullback Michael Robinson is headed to Hawaii after being added to the NFC roster for the Pro Bowl.
Robinson was added on Thursday after Green Bay fullback John Kuhn pulled out because of injury. Robinson was the first alternate and this will be his first Pro Bowl appearance.
Robinson helped running back Marshawn Lynch become Seattle’s first 1,000-yard back since 2005. Lynch scored a touchdown in 11 straight games, and Seattle was one of the top running teams in the NFL the second half of the season.
Robinson also had a touchdown receiving, and he returned a blocked punt for a touchdown this season.
Robinson joins safety Earl Thomas as Seattle’s representatives at the Pro Bowl.
Storm, Sparks paired in opener
WNBA: Candace Parker and the Los Angeles Sparks will open the 16th WNBA season against Sue Bird and the Seattle Storm on May 18.
The defending WNBA champion Minnesota Lynx, featuring finals MVP Seimone Augustus and rookie of the year Maya Moore, will play Phoenix on May 20 on ABC.
The 12-team summer league will take a break for the London Olympics from July 14 to Aug. 15. As many as 20 WNBA players are expected to represent various countries at the Olympics.
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