Tim Booth Associated Press Published 8:02 PM EDT Oct 4, 2018 Seattle — He was a kid at the time, all of 19 years old, about to conclude his first NBA season. He stood on the court in green and gold, waving his arms up and down, asking for more noise from the home crowd begging for another chance to see the home team play. That was more than 10 years ago. Kevin Durant was that kid. The Seattle SuperSonics were his team. “Just that culture of the Sonics was really, really deep and so many people all around the world or all around the country enjoyed the Sonics,” Durant said recently. “It was pretty crazy, man, now that I think about it the time we spent there, the little time we spent there and how much we could have impacted the city if we stayed.” A decade later, Durant will be back in that same building, again likely to be waving his arms toward what is expected to be a sold out sea of green and gold. KeyArena, the former home of the … [Read more...] about Seattle’s KeyArena to get super send-off
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By STEPHEN WHYNO, AP Hockey Writer Updated 1:24 pm CDT, Tuesday, October 2, 2018 Seattle Hockey Partners David Bonderman, left, and Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan talk to the media as they leave a meeting at National Hockey League headquarters, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, in New York. Members of Seattle's potential ownership group and Mayor Durkan presented their case to the Board of Governors' executive committee at the league office. If the executive committee moves the process forward, the board could vote as soon as December to award the NHL's 32nd franchise to Seattle. less Seattle Hockey Partners David Bonderman, left, and Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan talk to the media as they leave a meeting at National Hockey League headquarters, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, in New York. Members of ... more Photo: Mark Lennihan, AP Seattle Hockey Partners David Bonderman, left, and Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan talk to the media as … [Read more...] about Seattle group makes its case for NHL expansion team
A controversial sports and events center that 1½ years ago was deemed all but dead now is set to go, split between two downtown locations, Colorado Springs officials announced.A 10,000-seat outdoor stadium for the Switchbacks minor league soccer team will be at CityGate, a vacant block southwest of Cimarron and Sahwatch streets, said Nick and Ed Ragain, who own the team.The stadium will be accompanied by a seven-floor building to the south with hundreds of apartments and mixed-use businesses, they said.And a 3,000-seat indoor arena will be built on the south side of Colorado College’s campus, said Sean Pieri, vice president for advancement at CC. The college Tigers men’s ice hockey team will move there from The Broadmoor World Arena.The new stadium and arena constitute the fourth and final project in City for Champions, an endeavor first proposed in 2013.The two projects will bookend downtown from north and south, infusing the area and its businesses with cash and … [Read more...] about Final City for Champions project to provide new stadiums for Switchbacks and Colorado College hockey
Now that the Minnesota Vikings have extended the contract of the first of their core potential free agents, linebacker Eric Kendricks last week for $50 million for five years, negotiations for defensive end Danielle Hunter could become very interesting. So much that it could take designating a franchise tag on Hunter if a mega-contract agreement can’t be reached. The 6-foot-6, 240-pound Hunter, who has had 25.5 sacks in his first three seasons in Minnesota, doesn’t turn 24 until October. Talent that young is hard to find in the NFL, making Hunter’s value as a potential free agent after the coming season in the $15 million per year range. That’s more than Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen’s $14.5 million per season average. Franchising Hunter for the 2019 season could cost the Vikings about $18 million. The team can’t afford to let him go. Kendricks’ $50 million deal could turn out to be the least expensive of the Vikings’ other … [Read more...] about Charley Walters: Will Vikings’ Danielle Hunter get franchise tag?
0 View Gallery View Comments Taylor White, who narrowly missed winning the 5A state heavyweight title as a senior in 2015 for Pine Creek, died lateSunday after he was involved in a hit-and-run incident while jogging in Phoenix. He was 21. According to multiple reports, White and a 17-year-old boy were jogging with the green light inside the crosswalk when a westbound white SUV drove around several stopped vehicles waiting for the light to change and ran a red light, striking White and fleeing. No arrests had been made as ofMonday night. “He was always happy, and he just loved people,” Pine Creek wrestling coach Billy Gabel said. “I got a lot of phone calls today from past wrestlers on the team. Many were freshmen when Taylor was a senior, and those kids were devastated because they said he was their hero. They looked up to him because he treated them as an equal and loved every one of them. He had a good heart. It’s really touching to have … [Read more...] about Former Pine Creek wrestler Taylor White dies in hit-and-run