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Sports Enterprise and Investigative Reporter — Seattle Times

I have changed my Twitter handle to reflect new role as Sports enterprise and investigative reporter for Seattle Times. Same attitude applies.

USGA working hard to ensure smooth transportation for U.S. Open at Chambers Bay in June

seattletimes.com — Originally published November 24, 2014 at 5:47 PM | Page modified November 24, 2014 at 5:52 PM Organizers of the upcoming U.S. Open at Chambers Bay say despite a lack of train service, they're working to ensure the residential roads leading to the June golf championship aren't jammed with traffic.

Seattle shouldn’t expect NBA expansion team soon if salary issues remain unresolved

seattletimes.com — Originally published Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 5:47 PM Inside sports business Don't look now, but Scott Boras appears to be running the NBA players union. OK, maybe not. It's just that new NBA union chief Michele Roberts sounds an awful lot like the baseball super-agent when it comes to how wealth should be distributed between players and owners.

Seattle shouldn’t expect an NBA team soon if NBPA director and league don’t resolve salary issues

seattletimes.com — Originally published Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 5:47 PM Inside sports business Don't look now, but Scott Boras appears to be running the NBA players union. OK, maybe not. It's just that new NBA union chief Michele Roberts sounds an awful lot like the baseball super-agent when it comes to how wealth should be distributed between players and owners.

U.S. Open fans won’t be able to take Sounder trains

seattletimes.com — Originally published Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 9:28 PM Steve Ringman / The Seattle Times Forget about Sounder trains ferrying golf fans from downtown Seattle within a few tee shots of the 18th green at next summer's U.S. Open. That proposed rail link had been touted by U.S.

NCAA stars deserve future-earnings protection

seattletimes.com — Originally published Sunday, November 16, 2014 at 8:24 PM Inside sports business For all our indignation over college football players selling autographs, we were reminded this month how fragile future earnings for even the best can be. First, Washington State quarterback Connor Halliday had his record-setting senior season ended by a shattered ankle.

Muckleshoot Indian Tribe acquires Emerald Downs

seattletimes.com — Originally published November 13, 2014 at 8:26 PM | Page modified November 13, 2014 at 8:55 PM Steve Ringman / The Seattle Times Ken Lambert / The Seattle Times AUBURN, Wash. - Ron Crockett glanced out his office window at the Emerald Downs racetrack and said he's proud of what 19 years of ownership has produced.

View replay of Geoff Baker Live! with Bill James

seattletimes.com — March 16, 2010 at 7:17 PM Great show tonight, folks. Really impressed with the questions, as was our guest, Bill James, who rarely does any type of television. You could tell he was really starting to open up on some topics. I hope you all had fun.

El Sistema: a model of tyranny?

theguardian.com — El Sistema started out in 1975 as a youth orchestra for mainly middle-class music students. Today, it's aiming at one million participants in Venezuela alone and has become the most famous music program in the world, copied in dozens of countries.

Univision gets early look at CenturyLink Field

seattletimes.com — Originally published November 10, 2014 at 9:43 PM | Page modified November 10, 2014 at 9:51 PM John Lok / The Seattle Times Some of the most interested spectators at the Sounders' playoff game had their eyes everywhere but on the field.

MLS must build on TV-ratings bump from World Cup

seattletimes.com — Originally published Sunday, November 9, 2014 at 4:34 PM Inside sports business At least Major League Soccer honchos won't spend the winter hearing jokes about how the WNBA beat them on television. Those jabs from last year will have to be modified, since final MLS regular-season TV numbers for 2014 show the two leagues tied, with an average of 240,000 viewers on ESPN and ESPN 2 broadcasts.
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Nov 26, 2014

If Sherman, Baldwin, Lynch draw as much national attention for on-field exploits Thurs as for off-field antics, #Hawks sitting pretty.

Nov 25, 2014

@HartooD2 You're confusing last year's results with a huge degree of mound luck. Wouldn't bank on it happening again

Nov 25, 2014

That said, sign a guy like Jon Lester, then by all means do Kuma-Cespedes. Right now, the dropoff after Feliux Hernandez too much. #Mariners

Nov 25, 2014

Not liking Kuma-Cespedes talk. Pitching only reason #Mariners were close. Cespedes game lacks discipline. Get bat thru FA or less proven arm

Nov 25, 2014

RT @coopincanada: Congratulations to @RGriffinStar. He is the winner of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame's 2014 Jack Graney Award! is.gd/cfkMPF

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