It seems fitting that Jimmy Butler will take the United Center floor for a Team USA practice on Thursday and a Friday scrimmage versus Venezuela with such high-profile teammates as Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving.
Free-agent center Amar'e Stoudemire announced his retirement Tuesday, after signing a ceremonial final contract with the New York Knicks, becoming the fifth member to depart from last season's Miami Heat roster.
Chinook, the new 800 pound California sea lion, is on display at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium. He grew up in Washington but was moved to an aquatic facility in California for several years as part of an effort to save endangered salmon stocks in the Columbia River. The distinctive brand on his back was made by National Marine Fisheries officials both as a way to study marine mammals long term and to identify predatory sea lions who were depleting stocks of endangered salmon.
Meet Chinook, the newest resident of Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
Face-lift coming for former Tacoma men's social club
Bus riders give thumbs up to free Wi-Fi plan
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