Sports book installs Seahawks-Colts as the most likely matchup for Super Bowl 50profootballtalk.com Updated 7 hours agoWe used to approach pro football odds posts with the tack of “Gee whiz, can you believe those wacky oddsmakers are accepting bets on (insert topic here)?” Well, let’s cut it out. The surprise now is if something isn’t available to bet. We know it and yo…Share TweetTUKWILA — Since the club’s decision against live streaming Wednesday’s Pugetopolis showdown between S2 and the Kitsap Pumas left it up to the imagination for most fans anyway, I’ll leave it there: S2’s extra time victory was exactly what you’d picture f…Share Tweet
Inslee boosts state climate goal as cap-and-trade action stallsGov. Jay Inslee has struggled to win legislative approval for a plan to meet state goals for greenhouse-gas reduction. But that isn’t stopping him from signing on to an international pact with even steeper targets.Share Tweet
Cavaliers steal Game 1 in AtlantaLeBron James scored 31 points, while J.R. Smith made eight three-pointers and added 28 to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers past the top-seeded Atlanta Hawks 97-89 in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals Wednesday night.Share TweetNikita Kucherov scored 3:33 into overtime to give the Tampa Bay Lightning a 6-5 victory over the New York Rangers on Wednesday night in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals.Share Tweet
Wednesday’s prep soccer resultsArchbishop Murphy and Shorecrest both advance to the quarterfinals in the boys Class 2A state tournament.Share Tweet
‘Happy’ Rockefeller, widow of former vice president, diesMargaretta “Happy” Rockefeller earned her nickname as a child because of her pleasant personality.Share TweetThe cultural focus of this year’s NW Folklife Festival is “Beats, Rhymes and Rhythms: Traditional Roots of Today’s Branches,” a program that showcases hip-hop and a tribute to the late Dumi Maraire, who established the Zimbabwean marimba tradition in th…Share Tweet
Ron Washington will join the Oakland AthleticsFormer Texas manager served as coach for A’s from 1996-2006 and will spend time helping shortstop Marcus Semien.Share Tweet
Breeding rights for American Pharoah soldThe owner of Triple Crown hopeful American Pharoah sold the breeding rights to his Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner to Coolmore Ashford Stud in Kentucky.Share Tweet
Window falls hurt 4 kids in May alone, sparking new warningFour young children who fell out of windows have been treated at Harborview Medical Center just this month. In advance of a holiday weekend and warm weather, health officials are warning about the danger.Share Tweet
New ferry for Anacortes-San Juan Islands routeSamish, a 144-car ferry, is the second of three new ferries being built to replace boats constructed in the 1950s.Share TweetElias delivered his best performance of the season, making sure he’d record his first win of the year.Share Tweet
Childhaven uses brain science to help at-risk kids fit inEnding childhood neglect and abuse is possible, and it happens now at Childhaven.Share Tweet
UW women’s golf team set to challenge at NCAA championshipsThe Huskies enter Friday’s opening round ranked No. 1 by GolfWeek.Share Tweet
California delta farmers offer to cut water usage for guaranteeA group of California farmers volunteers to cut water use by 25 percent, hoping to avoid losing a bigger share of century-old water rightsShare Tweet
Corporate-wellness programs sometimes make workers unhealthyResearchers found that a company’s extensive wellness efforts could stress some employees.Share Tweet
Why many experts missed this: Cheap oil can hurt economyIf there was one thing most economists agreed on at the start of the year, it was this: Plunging oil prices would boost the U.S. economy. It hasn’t worked out that way.Share TweetThe Mariners acquired Castillo from the Cubs in a trade for reliever Yoervis Medina late Monday night.Share TweetOffensive MVP: Jourdin Hering, Todd Beamer Pitching MVP: Maddie Rogers, Todd Beamer 1st Team Pitchers: Most Read StoriesAs the Dustin Ackley era continues to sputter in Seattle, a change of scenery may be in orderBertha repair will take longer -- there …Share Tweet
Mill Creek freshman a big winner at international Intel science competitionA science-minded freshman from the Mill Creek area won big at the Super Bowl of science and engineering competitions.Share Tweet
Ski to Sea, 1986: Postcards from the past is an occasional feature,…Postcards from the past is an occasional feature, highlighting images from The Seattle Times historical archive.Share Tweet
Man in crisis disarmed, taken into custody in GreenwoodA young man with a knife was disarmed and taken into police custody in Seattle’s Greenwood neighborhood Wednesday afternoon, the Seattle Police Department said via Twitter. Officers responded to a report of an armed person in crisis in the 9000 block of…Share Tweet
Contract workers struggle as on-demand tech companies soarAs the valuations and profits of on-demand tech companies soar, few benefits are trickling down to their contract workers, creating a workforce that lacks the security of employee benefits and struggles with financial uncertainty.Share TweetAn expensive 60-year-old bonsai that was stolen from a Federal Way museum was found pruned and abandoned in bushes on Wednesday morning.Share TweetClass 3A KingCo champs Interlake featured six players on the first and second teams. Four were featured from Class 2A District 2/3 Tournament champs Liberty.Share Tweet
Overdue legal recognition for African-American artists in ‘Blurred Lines’ copyright caseIn creating “Blurred Lines,” Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams admitted to capturing the feel of the Marvin Gaye song “Got To Give It Up.”Share Tweet
Pay attention: Streetcar tests have started on BroadwayDrivers, pedestrians and bicyclists take note: Test runs for Seattle’s new First Hill streetcar line have started.Share Tweet
Platinum pay in ivory towersGregory Fenves recently got a big promotion, from provost to president of the University of Texas at Austin. A raise came with it. Instead of his current base of about $425,000, he was offered $1 million. And he rejected it — as too much. “With many iss…Share Tweet
Fund the race to save marine life from souring seasCongress must invest in research to combat acidic seawater conditions.Share Tweet
King County takes promising lead on sex-trafficking enforcementOther county’s should follow the lead of King County’s initiative to curb demand for paid sex with children by arresting and prosecuting buyers.Share Tweet
Most appealing NFL playersMay 23Mark Schlereth guesses who the top five most likable NFL players are, based on a survey from the DBI index of appeal, and is surprised by the No. 1 answer.
Clayton's Quiz: Best QB to run two-point conversions?May 21Clayton's Quiz provides a weekly challenge to your NFL knowledge. Which quarterback may grow in value because of the new push for two-point conversions? Is it Russell Wilson, Colin Kaepernick, Tom Brady, or Cam Newton?
How will Tannehill deal impact Andrew Luck?May 20Mark Dominik discusses how Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill's $96 million contract has set the bar for Andrew Luck and Russell Wilson.
Breaking down the Seahawks' offseasonMay 16ESPN Seahawks reporter Terry Blount breaks down the team's offseason workouts and looks at each position this week.
J.J. Watt's bruise continues storied tradition of athletes playing through…May 21The photo of J.J. Watt's bruise is nasty, but imagine playing with torn knee ligaments or a tooth stuck in your arm. Jeffri Chadiha recounts some memorable moments of athletes ignoring injuries.
What About Frank Clark?May 20What About Frank Clark?
Don’t Grow Attached to the NFL’s New PAT RuleMay 20When the time came at the league meetings in San Francisco to discuss changing the extra point, there wasn’t much debate. Insiders say the discussion lasted less than a half hour. In the end the owners were ready for a change in the way the NFL treats t…
Fixing the Most Boring Play in All of SportsMay 19In 1912, eight years before the birth of the professional football association now known as the National Football League, the system of scoring that would serve the pro game was adopted. The touchdown was changed from five to six points, a two-point saf…