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NFL Notes: Gronk solves post-playing stress with puzzles

Dec. 6, 2019 5:21 PM EST

Rob Gronkowski is enjoying life in retirement — one piece at a time. The former star tight end who helped the New England Patriots win three Super Bowls during his nine-year career uses jigsaw puzzles to lower his stress levels and to help his mental recovery. Gronkowski said in an interview with Reena...

Gates Foundation CEO steps down after five years

Dec. 6, 2019 11:37 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — The CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is stepping down after more than five years in the role. Dr. Susan Desmond-Hellman on Thursday cited family and health as reasons for leaving the world’s richest philanthropy, calling it “the toughest decision” of her...

Seahawks visit Rams for rematch with playoff hopes on line

Dec. 5, 2019 6:13 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Greg Zuerlein has made plenty of tougher field goals than the 44-yarder he pushed barely wide right through the Seattle night air two months ago. The Rams' normally reliable kicker could have sent Los Angeles to a narrow win over the Seahawks. Instead, his miss with 11 seconds left in...

5 people struck by trains within days in Washington state

Dec. 5, 2019 3:49 PM EST

SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) — Washington state authorities have confirmed five people in three days have been hit by trains, including three fatally struck. KOMO-TV reported Wednesday that the Puyallup Police Department announced two of the five people hit in western Washington state since Sunday appear to be...

Brewers find new catcher landing Narváez from Mariners

Dec. 5, 2019 1:05 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers acquired catcher Omar Narváez from the Seattle Mariners on Thursday for minor league pitcher Adam Hill and a compensation round pick in next June's amateur draft. Narváez becomes Milwaukee’s replacement for Yasmani Grandal, who signed a $73 million,...

MLS teams no longer will play every opponent each season

Dec. 5, 2019 12:32 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Soccer is breaking away from soccer's tradition of having each team play every opponent in its league. MLS is expanding to 26 teams in 2020 with the additions of Miami and Nashville but will keep a 34-game regular-season schedule. A team will play each of its 12 conference...

Washington State's Leach gets 1-year contract extension

Dec. 5, 2019 12:25 PM EST

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Washington State coach Mike Leach has agreed in principle to a one-year contract extension that could keep him at the school through the 2024 season. Leach will be paid $4 million for each year of the five-year contract, school officials said. He will also receive a one-time retention...

Horizon Air warns about lax safety culture among its pilots

Dec. 5, 2019 11:31 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Horizon Air’s head of flight operations recently warned of a a lax safety culture among the airline’s pilots and called for urgent action to prevent a serious air accident. The Seattle Times reported that John Hornibrook, the Seattle-based airline’s president of flight...

Carlson, Capitals down Kings 3-1 for fifth straight win

Dec. 5, 2019 2:50 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Johnny for Norris” is all the Washington Capitals can say inside their dressing room about the outstanding play of defenseman John Carlson. If Carlson can keep up the pace of his prolific point production, everyone will know that phrase by season’s end. Carlson...

Green leads No. 22 Washington past Eastern Washington 90-80

Dec. 5, 2019 1:46 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Quade Green had no problem when Washington coach Mike Hopkins suggested his first-string point guard come off the bench for one night just to give the opponent a little different look. Whether starting or not, Green has quickly become a critical component to the Huskies' success. Green had...