Stars Missing For Various Reasons As Seahawks Open OTAs

RENTON, Wash. (AP) - Russell Wilson, Jimmy Graham and Cliff Avril were absent for personal reasons. Michael Bennett and Bruce Irvin were just absent. And Marshawn Lynch? Well, no one expected him around anyway. The Seattle Seahawks began on-field organized team activities Tuesday with a number of their biggest stars missing. Avril posted on Instagram about the death of his father, while Graham was attending the funeral of his manager in Miami.

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Seattle Arena Investor Says No Hockey-First Plan Yet

SEATTLE (AP) - The investor attempting to build a new basketball and hockey arena in Seattle says his group has yet to be presented with a plan that would have a hockey franchise as the first occupant of the facility. In an interview with The Associated Press on Tuesday, Chris Hansen said despite speculation about Seattle being a potential NHL expansion market, there has yet to be any formal proposal that would allow for arena construction to begin with only a hockey franchise secured.

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Washington State Fires Baseball Coach

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) - Washington State has fired baseball coach Donnie Marbut after 11 seasons. Athletic director Bill Moos said Tuesday that a change is needed to return Cougar baseball to a position of prominence. Marbut compiled a record of 314-304 at Washington State. That's the third-most wins in program history behind Bobo Brayton and Buck Bailey. This season he guided the Cougars to a 29-27 mark, 11-19 in Pac-12 play. That's the most wins by the program since going 37-22 in 2010. Marbut led the Cougars to two postseason appearances, in 2009 and 2010. May 27, 2015

Record-Setting Scoring Changes Face Of College Softball

The pitchers' duels that once dominated college softball are less common with teams across the country scoring runs and hitting homers at unprecedented levels. As the Women's College World Series gets ready to start Thursday in Oklahoma City, teams are on pace to set NCAA records for the second straight season in national batting average, homers and runs. Just two years ago, eventual national champion Oklahoma was the only team to average more than 6.85 runs per game.

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Mariners Beat Rays 4-1

mariners whiteST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Robinson Cano drove in two runs, Roenis Elias threw six solid innings and the Seattle Mariners beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-1 on Monday night.

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