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Slouch starts to get gloomy thinking of holes in his life

This is as gloomy as Couch Slouch can ever recall: The possibility of no NFL season in the fall.


Sharks break through against Canucks in Western final

NHL playoffs: Patrick Marleau scored twice in the first period and Antti Niemi made the early lead stand up with 27 saves to get the San Jose Sharks back into …


In brief: Spokane Shock add two quarterbacks to roster

Arena football: The Shock added quarterbacks Steven Sheffield (in photo) and Casey Hansen to their roster Wednesday after the team had two quarterbacks injured in last week’s win over Dallas. …


Bengals receiver Ochocinco takes on bull riding

NFL: Chad Ochocinco now is going to try bull riding. The Cincinnati Bengals receiver who earlier this year had a tryout with Sporting Kansas City of Major League Soccer, has …


Area will host 47th East/West game

Area will host East/West game Prep football: The 47th annual East/West All-Star Football game will return to the Inland Northwest on July 1.


In brief: Mavericks head to Dallas with 2-0 edge on Lakers

NBA: Dirk Nowitzki scored 24 points, Shawn Marion added 14 and the Dallas Mavericks stunned the erratic Los Angeles Lakers 93-81 in Game 2 on Wednesday night, taking a 2-0 …


Heat ask fans to sing ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’

Basketball: For the Miami Heat, one national-anthem performer will not be enough tonight. They want thousands.


Former Eagles star Jones happy he was drafted by Raiders

As far as his experience with the NFL Draft was concerned, Taiwan Jones liked the where much better than the when. The former Eastern Washington University All-American running back, who …


Seahawks draft choice Carpenter lets game do talking

RENTON, Wash. – James Carpenter was called the quietest guy on Alabama’s team by coach Nick Saban. Easy to understand why after Carpenter introduced himself to Seattle with one big …


Seahawks take Alabama offensive lineman James Carpenter at No. 25 overall

RENTON, Wash. – In his first draft in charge with Seattle, general manager John Schneider got his left tackle of the future. Schneider now hopes he’s found his bookend on …


Locker’s draft status appears to have grown

Jake Locker’s offseason journey to this week’s NFL draft has like the joke about the two campers who come upon a bear. When one of the campers begins tying his …


Spurs avoid elimination with late 3-pointer

NBA: Gary Neal caught an inbounds pass with 1.7 seconds left and forced overtime with a 3-point heave as time expired, and the San Antonio Spurs staved off elimination by …


Seattle Seahawks’ coaching staff can focus on draft

RENTON, Wash. – With no players to work with during the NFL’s labor issues, Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider has found a few more voices chiming in about whom …


Vancouver beats Chicago in Game 7 overtime thriller

NHL: Alex Burrows scored his second goal 5:22 into overtime, Roberto Luongo made 31 saves and the Vancouver Canucks avoided an historic playoff collapse by knocking the defending Stanley Cup …


NFL maintains flexibility if 2011 season comes to pass

NEW YORK – The NFL hasn’t set a deadline for when games would be canceled without a collective bargaining agreement. “We don’t have a date by which the season is …


Chad: NFL commish hasn’t cracked under pressure

Roger Goodell wakes up every morning with the weight of the world – or at least ESPN – on his shoulders. The NFL – the lifeblood of America; our annual …


New judge set to tackle NFL lockout issue

MINNEAPOLIS – Susan Richard Nelson wanted to make a difference as an attorney. Do something that mattered. She mentored disadvantaged students and young female lawyers. She was on a team …


In brief: Durant guides way as Oklahoma City shuts down Miami

NHL: Kevin Durant scored 29 points on 12-for-21 shooting, Russell Westbrook added 18 and Oklahoma City frustrated Miami’s offense all night on the way to a 96-85 victory over the …


Lead negotiator says NFL proposed 10-year CBA

WASHINGTON – The outcome of the NFL’s first work stoppage since 1987 could be decided in court. The first hearing on the players’ request for an injunction to block the …


Union decertification moves NFL closer to work stoppage

NFL: NFL labor talks broke down just hours before the latest contract extension expired Friday, putting America’s most popular sport on a path to its first work stoppage since 1987 …


Players head to court as NFL labor talks break off

WASHINGTON – Unable to decide how to divvy up $9 billion a year, NFL owners and players put the country’s most popular sport in limbo Friday by breaking off labor …


NFL players Fitzgerald, Hester, Keller turn to journalism

From jock to journalist. No, Larry Fitzgerald, Devin Hester and Dustin Keller haven’t been standing with other reporters outside the mediator’s office in Washington, trying to chronicle the NFL negotiations. …


Court of law likely to decide NFL’s dysfunction

The NFL’s modern-day gold rush now will be mined in a courtroom. Goodbye, lush playing fields, Vegas sports books, fantasy football websites and all-important television ratings. The NFL Players Association …


Trail Blazers cruise past struggling Miami Heat

NBA: Shortly after LeBron James called LaMarcus Aldridge one of the top All-Star “snubs” in NBA history, he scored 26 points and led the Portland Trail Blazers to a 105-96 …


NFL players don’t stand a chance against owners

To: DeMaurice Smith, NFLPA executive director From: Couch Slouch, NFL executive viewer


NFL sets up as fight between billionaires and millionaires

It’s getting harder for sanity to win in NFL talks. As the clock strikes midnight tonight on the NFL’s labor contract, it’s probably safe to say the same fans who …


No. 20 Kentucky defeats No. 21 Vanderbilt

Men’s basketball: Brandon Knight scored 17 points and No. 20 Kentucky finally found a way to win a close game, edging No. 21 Vanderbilt 68-66 on Tuesday night in Lexington, …


NFL, players union attend fourth day of mediation

WASHINGTON – Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Charlie Batch emerged with a smile and a positive outlook Monday after attending a fourth consecutive day of federally mediated negotiations between the NFL and …


Duerson’s family to donate brain for research

NEW YORK – Mike Ditka remembers seeing Dave Duerson at a reunion of the ’85 Bears just a few months ago, and everything seemed fine. Yes, Duerson’s business had failed, …


NFL files unfair labor practice charge against players’ union

The NFL filed an unfair labor practice charge against its players’ union with the National Labor Relations Board on Monday. The league’s filing says the union “consistently has failed to …