Hansen Says Seattle NBA Hopes Will Continue

Investor Chris Hansen says the departure of Steve Ballmer from the group looking to bring the NBA back to Seattle won't derail his hopes of getting a team back in the region. Hansen told The Associated Press on Monday that he is confident he'll be able to find investors to take Ballmer's place in his group. He said it will likely take more than one person to replace Ballmer's investment, and he will not put a limit on the number of investors at this time. Seattle's hopes seemed to take a blow last week when Ballmer agreed to buy the Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion. Hansen said that six or nine months from now, he'll still be trying to get his proposed arena built and acquire a franchise for Seattle. June 3, 2014

Elias Pitches 3-Hitter, Mariners Top Tigers 4-0

elias marinersRookie Roenis Elias pitched a three-hitter for the first complete game of his career, leading the Seattle Mariners over the Detroit Tigers 4-0 Sunday. Elias struck out eight and walked one in his 12th major league start, and the first one to last longer than seven innings.

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Washington Beats Georgia Tech 4-2 To Advance

Andrew Ely's two-run homer helped lead Washington to a 4-2 victory over Georgia Tech on Sunday in the NCAA tournament's Oxford regional. Washington will play Mississippi on Monday for the regional championship. The Huskies must beat the Rebels twice to advance to the super regionals. Washington starter Jared Fisher struggled with his command early, walking in two runs in the first inning. But Ely's homer in the third tied the game at 2 and the Huskies tacked on two more runs in the sixth. Reliever Brandon Choate earned the win for Washington, and Trevor Dunlap worked four scoreless innings to earn his sixth save. Braden Bishop had two hits.The loss eliminated Georgia Tech from the tournament. June 2, 2014

Investor Remains Committed To NBA In Seattle

hansen bbInvestor Chris Hansen says he remains committed to getting the NBA back to Seattle even though he just lost one of his biggest partners in the process. Hansen released a statement Friday congratulating former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer on his agreement to purchase the Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion.

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Seattle, Baldwin Agree To Extension

baldwin hawksDoug Baldwin and the Seattle Seahawks have agreed to a contract extension that locks up the former undrafted wide receiver through the 2016 season. The team confirmed the new deal for Baldwin during a news conference Thursday. The agreement was first reported by ESPN.

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