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Báez to Detroit, MLB teams race to finish biz before lockout

Dec. 01, 2021 01:37 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Javier Báez agreed to bring his high motor to the Motor City, while other teams around the majors raced to finish up business before Tuesday's deadline to tender contracts and a likely roster freeze coming when baseball's collective bargaining agreement expires Wednesday. ...

Mariners sign Cy Young winner Robbie Ray to $115M, 5-yr deal

Dec. 01, 2021 00:33 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — AL Cy Young Award winner Robbie Ray and the Seattle Mariners finalized their $115 million, five-year contract Tuesday night. Ray is coming off the best season of his career with the Toronto Blue Jays, going 13-7 with a 2.84 ERA and 248 strikeouts in 193...

Seattle to pay $3.5M to settle police wrongful-death suit

Nov. 30, 2021 23:13 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — The city of Seattle will pay $3.5 million to settle a wrongful-death civil lawsuit filed on behalf of the children of a pregnant Black woman who was fatally shot by two white Seattle police officers in 2017. Karen Koehler, a Seattle attorney who...

WA residents asked to remain vigilant amid latest rain event

Nov. 30, 2021 22:12 PM EST

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — Officials on Tuesday asked residents in northwest Washington to remain vigilant as another atmospheric river brought heavy rain to an area that experienced severe flooding earlier this month and additional flooding earlier this week. Forecasters...

Latest loss leaves Seahawks facing meaningless weeks ahead

Nov. 30, 2021 19:04 PM EST

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Since the arrival of Russell Wilson and Bobby Wagner in 2012, the Seattle Seahawks have played one game in the previous nine seasons that was deemed meaningless. It looks as if it's about to be a long six weeks of meaningless football in the...

Oregon tests voluntary electronic tool to verify vaccination

Nov. 30, 2021 18:21 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon is working on an electronic vaccine verification tool that residents could use to share their COVID-19 vaccination status with businesses that ask for proof of verification. The Oregon Health Authority said the tool would be optional and...

Kalen DeBoer takes the reins as head coach at Washington

Nov. 30, 2021 18:13 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — At some point during the whirlwind of the past few days, Kalen DeBoer grabbed the phone and for the first time in his coaching career had a conversation with Chris Petersen. One of DeBoer’s big questions for the highly successful former coach and...

COVID vaccine verification digital record offered in WA

Nov. 30, 2021 17:54 PM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state has started offering residents a digital record of their coronavirus vaccinations that can be used to access businesses and other places where vaccine proof is required. The Washington State Department of Health said the state...

Washington rides winning recipe into NFC playoff contention

Nov. 30, 2021 17:39 PM EST

After four consecutive losses going into the bye week, Ron Rivera recalculated how Washington could win games. The recipe involved running the ball, controlling the clock and shortening games. The result has been a three-game winning streak to move into the final playoff...

Feds: Backyard fentanyl operation could have made 2.5M pills

Nov. 30, 2021 16:48 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — In the floorboards below the bathroom sink, $20,000. In the insulation behind a water heater, $100,000. In a hole below the dishwasher, $200,000. And in the drywall behind a toilet paper roll, plastic bottles filled with gold coins. ...