Klinsmann Puts Off Decisions On World Cup Final 23

While other World Cup coaches have pared down their 23-player rosters as they prepare for Brazil, Jurgen Klinsmann prefers to wait. He has brought 30 U.S. hopefuls to Stanford for training camp to ensure he gets his selections just right before the team's June 8 departure to Sao Paulo. This is a change from 2006, when Klinsmann coached his native Germany and announced his roster 3½ weeks ahead of its opener. Nobody is arguing with his methods, given Klinsmann's pedigree. He played for West Germany's winning team at the 1990 World Cup and Germany's winner at the 1996 European Championship, then coached his country to a third-place finish at home in the 2006 World Cup. May 22, 2014

Obama Salutes Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks

hawks whitehousePresident Barack Obama is paying tribute to the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks, congratulating players and coaches for their triumphs in the field and their contributions to their community. Obama welcomed the team to the White House Wednesday.

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Shelton High School Sports Recap

SheltonAxeBaseball will play Saturday in the 3A Regional 1 Tournament in Mt. Vernon. They play west Seattle at 10 am with the winner playing in the regional championship at 4:00 pm. Regional winner advances to the 3A state semi-finals in Pasco on may 30. Last time the SHS baseball team advanced this far in the post season was in 1973.

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Seager Leads Mariners Past Rangers 6-2

Kyle Seager had three hits, including a two-run single that sparked a four-run third inning, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Texas Rangers 6-2 on Tuesday night. Seager, a career .256 hitter in four seasons, is hitting .329 against the Rangers. Robinson Cano, Dustin Ackley and recent call-up Nick Franklin added two hits each as the Mariners, last in the American League in hitting, had every member of the batting order reach base during the first four innings, That backed the pitching of right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma (3-0), who allowed both runs and six hits through eight innings. Iwakuma had a streak of 17 consecutive scoreless innings end with a home run by Adrian Beltre leading off the second inning that made it 1-0. May 21, 2014

Mariners DH Hart Out With Strained Left Hamstring

Mariners designated hitter Corey Hart will miss four to six weeks with a strained left hamstring. Hart was placed on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to Monday. Seattle recalled infielder-outfielder Nick Franklin from Triple-A Tacoma on Tuesday to take Hart's place on the roster. The 32-year-old Hart injured his leg while stealing second base during the fourth inning of the Mariners' 6-2 victory at Minnesota on Sunday. He has appeared in 37 games, hitting .209 with five home runs and 17 RBIs. With no one other natural DH on the roster, manager Lloyd McClendon says he will mix and match to fill Hart's vacancy in the batting order. May 21, 2014