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Punters typically aren’t drafted, and when they are, it’s in the sixth or seventh round. Hawks general manager John Schneider thought enough of Michael Dickson to arrange a trade and move up in the fifth round to get him.
The experts did not like the Seahawks drafting running back Rashaad Penny in the first round but consider this. The Seahawks running game was bad, they traded down and still got a running back in the first round and extra picks.
Tacoma Rainiers manager Pat Listach, who shares Louisiana roots with Danny Farquahar, who pitched for him in 2015. Farquhar remains in critical but stable condition after he passed out Friday night because of a ruptured aneurysm. “I wish I was a doctor and I could make him healthy overnight, but I didn’t go to medical school. I went to Arizona State,” Listach said.
The demotion of Guillermo Heredia is temporary, but it was a demotion nonetheless and difficult to justify. He helped the Mariners win a game Saturday night, and Sunday morning he was designated as the odd man out.
Once upon a time, spring practice for the Huskies concluded with an intrasquad contest that pitted the first team defense against the second team offense, and vice versa. A score was kept, and statistics were recorded.
Having fattened up on the likes of the Royals and Athletics during the four-game winning streak, the schedule gets substantially tougher this week when the defending World Series champion Houston Astros visit.
The Eagles won the Super Bowl with backup Nick Foles leading the way. The Seahawks, who signed untested Stephen Morris to a deal on Friday, could stand to add some experience (Kellen Clemens?) if they want to shore up that position.
The announcement of Tod Leiweke, who previously had served as the Seahawks’ president from 2003-10, as the president of Seattle’s imminent NHL franchise is yet another move that seems to be destined to succeed.
I’m sure you’ve seen it by now, my botched landing during last week’s “Star-Spangled Banner” rendition before the Twins’ home opener against the Mariners. Not gonna lie. As embarrassments go, that was No. 1.
Rob Whalen appeared to have it made: A promising baseball career and a major-league job. But a bout with depression forced him away from the game, and now he’s back, rebuilding his status as one of the Mariners’ up-and-coming prospects.
Amid the most crowded, chaotic intersection on the sports calendar, the NCAA gave fans three weeks of spectacular. Now college basketball has to deal with a pay-to-play scandal that could submarine the sport.