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There is precious little time to waste for rebuilding Seattle Seahawks

SEATTLE – Ready? The Seahawks better be, after a lockout that spanned more than four months, stalling their plans to complete an offseason makeover.


It’s official: Football’s back

After months of public nastiness and private negotiations, of court filings and rulings, of players and owners squabbling over more than $9 billion a year, NFL fans finally saw the …


NFL players’ executive committee to meet today

NEW YORK – A vote on a settlement to the lockout is what every NFL fan wants. Nobody is sure when that might happen. The players’ executive committee will meet …


Owners come out ahead in deal good for both sides

Splitting up $9 billion with the hired help can’t be an easy thing to do, so maybe NFL owners weren’t entirely out of line when they voted to approve a …


Canton copes with loss of Hall of Fame game

CANTON, Ohio – Workers assembled the metal framework for outdoor tents in the parking lot of the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Friday, getting ready for its big enshrinement …


NFL future could stay in limbo through weekend as players study deal OK’s by owners

WASHINGTON – Sorry, football fans. The NFL is stuck in a holding pattern, with work still to be done to end the lockout. Heck, the players haven’t even scheduled a …


Owners approve NFL deal, but players must vote

COLLEGE PARK, Ga. – NFL owners overwhelmingly approved a tentative agreement Thursday that would end the lockout, provided that players re-establish their union and sign off on the proposal. But …


Owners approve NFL deal, but players don’t vote

NFL owners overwhelmingly approved a tentative agreement Thursday in College Park, Ga., that would end the lockout, provided that players re-establish their union and sign off on the proposal. But …


In brief: Manchester United routs Sounders in exhibition

Soccer: Michael Owen beat former Premier League foe Kasey Keller on a header early in the first half, then Wayne Rooney overwhelmed Seattle’s reserves in the second half with three …


Deal to end NFL lockout still out of reach

Football: The NFL Players Association’s executive committee reviewed only portions of a proposed deal to end the lockout and not enough to warrant a vote Tuesday, two people familiar with …


Ponder works out

Christian Ponder has joined the group of NFL players working out at the University of Minnesota. The rookie quarterback showed up Monday and ran passing and conditioning drills with some …


Retired football players want say in negotiations

NFL: Two weeks after they filed a complaint over their lack of involvement in the labor talks between the NFL and players, and as those talks appear to be gaining …


In brief: Prosecutors point to Clemens’ DNA at trial

Baseball: Prosecutors said Wednesday that needles and cotton balls Roger Clemens’ former trainer says he used to inject the star pitcher tested positive for Clemens’ DNA and anabolic steroids – …


Rookie wage scale, free agency stand in way of NFL deal

NEW YORK – A rookie wage scale and free agency for veterans appear to be the biggest stumbling blocks to ending the NFL lockout. Several people with knowledge of the …


Mediator sets NFL meeting for July 19

MINNEAPOLIS – The federal magistrate judge who is mediating the labor dispute between NFL owners and players has scheduled another session for July 19 in Minneapolis. Judge Arthur J. Boylan …


Forget the NBA and NFL: Lock out college sports

That noted sports sociologist Dick Vitale took to the Twitter soapbox the other day with his trusty razor to dissect what currently ails us: “Fans once again thrown to the …


NFL, NBA labor disputes compared

In March, NFL owners locked out their players. On Friday, NBA owners followed suit. It’s believed that two of the United States’ major sports leagues have been shuttered at the …


Mexico women play England to a 1-1 draw

World Cup Soccer: On a day of wonderful goals and woeful goalkeeping, Mexico had reason to celebrate at the Women’s World Cup. A 30-yard blast from Monica Ocampo gave Mexico …


Lagat wins 5,000 at nationals

Track and field: Former Washington State University star Bernard Lagat captured the 5,000 meters at the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Eugene, Ore., on Friday evening, edging Chris …


Substitute Levesque powers Sounders to victory

MLS: Second-half substitute Roger Levesque scored twice in the second half to give the Seattle Sounders a 4-2 win over the visiting New York Red Bulls in Major League Soccer …


In brief: Vanderbilt eliminates Tar Heels from College World Series

Taylor Hill and Corey Williams combined on four-hitter, Connor Harrell and Curt Casali homered and Vanderbilt eliminated North Carolina from the College World Series with a 5-1 victory Wednesday night …


California stays alive at College World Series

College baseball: California coach David Esquer called on all hands to save his baseball program, and he’s doing the same to keep his team playing in the College World Series …


NFL, team reps will meet

CHICAGO – Today in Chicago, two representatives from each NFL team are scheduled to attend what should be the most significant league meeting since the lockout began. But the meeting …


Saints’ backup QBs grilling on a budget

NEW ORLEANS – With the NFL lockout putting the squeeze on both his wallet and pursuit of a pro football career, former Connecticut quarterback Tyler Lorenzen has created some of …


NFL players facing investigation surrounding casino

DOTHAN, Ala. – The NFL is investigating the reported investment by at least 25 NFL players in an Alabama casino that has been shut down, a business venture that might …


NFL fan code of conduct at center of court case

SAN DIEGO – City Attorney Jan Goldsmith believes the NFL has a right to enforce its code of conduct, including ejecting fans for making obscene gestures and using foul language. …


Expect owners to have their way in NFL, NBA negotiations

The NFL lockout drags on, with no indication it will be resolved before training camps are scheduled to open next month. NBA owners are preparing for a lockout of their …


Locker works out with Titans’ starting job on line

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Titans haven’t seen much of rookie quarterback Jake Locker. That’s not stopping his new teammates from thinking the eighth pick overall could be their starter …


In brief: NFL owners, players meet again in New York

NFL: Whether they are meeting in secret locations or in the middle of Times Square at rush hour, talks between NFL owners and players are a good sign. Commissioner Roger …


NFL, players gather for confidential meeting

NFL: The NFL and its players held talks Tuesday in New York, seeking a resolution to the labor impasse. Three people familiar with the meetings confirmed to The Associated Press …