Pac-12 Presidents Back New NCAA Model

Pac-12 university presidents have sent a letter to their colleagues at the other four major football conferences calling for sweeping changes to the NCAA model and autonomy for those leagues. A copy of the letter was obtained by The Associated Press on Tuesday night. It was sent last week to the other 53 university presidents from the Southeastern Conference, Big Ten, Big 12 and Atlantic Coast Conference. Spurred in part by Northwestern football players' move to unionize, the Pac-12 presidents outlined a 10-point plan for reform that includes many proposals commissioners have been advocating for several years, including a stipend for athletes. The NCAA is working on a new governance structure that will allow the five wealthiest conferences to make some rules without the support of smaller Division I schools. May 21, 2014

Seahawks FB Coleman To Be Honored At Celebration of Hearing Event Friday

d colemanThe event benefits Special Teams for Hearing, five Seattle-based nonprofit organizations working in different aspects of the hearing loss field with the overall goal of betterment of life and opportunities for people who are deaf or hard of hearing.

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Seahawks Make Roster Moves May 19

seahawksRenton, Wash. - The Seattle Seahawks have signed tight end Rashaun Allen, fourth-round draft choice defensive end Cassius Marsh (108th overall), guard Nate Isles, terminated the contract of tight end Travis Beckum and released cornerback Jimmy Legree, the team announced this afternoon.

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Mariners Over Twins 6-2

felix 5182014Felix Hernandez stopped another slide for Seattle on Sunday. Hernandez pitched eight strong innings, and Robinson Cano had four hits, as the Seattle Mariners defeated the Minnesota Twins 6-2. The Mariners were winless since King Felix's previous start, but the skilled Hernandez (5-1) helped snap their four-game skid by giving up two runs and seven hits while striking out five and walking one.

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Prospective NHL Owner Buys Seattle Buildings

Companies affiliated with a man who's interested in bringing an NHL team to Seattle have spent $281 million on buildings in the city's Stadium District. Property records show that Hudson and First King LLC bought one building last summer, and Hudson Merrill LLC bought one in February. The companies list the same address as Victor Coleman's Los Angeles-based Hudson Pacific Properties. The station reports Coleman has already spent more on real estate in the neighborhood than investor Chris Hansen, who would like to build an NBA and NHL arena there. Coleman and NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman were part of a delegation that flew to Seattle May 6 to meet with King County Executive Dow Constantine and Seattle Mayor Ed Murray to discuss the possibility of bringing professional hockey to Seattle. May 19, 2014/ SEATTLE (AP)and KING-TV