Nic Claxton’s return to Nets could be just what James Harden needs

James Harden often looked like the Harden of old. He could beat Chicago defenders off the dribble and toy with them, keeping them on his hip. He consistently drove into the lane Saturday and had the same body control that enabled him to make split decisions in the air, either dishing or scooping his way … Read more

Mercer Island MD explains long-term health risks of viral infection, links to nervous system disorder

Recently published medical research has found a statistically significant link between influenza infection and the long-term development of Parkinson’s disease. Mercer Island MD Gordon Cohen joined Seattle’s Morning News to discuss why those findings clarify the health benefits of vaccines beyond their immediate use for disease prevention. “What people haven’t really spent much time thinking … Read more

Delta variant remains Washington’s ‘biggest concern’ despite arrival of omicron

With the omicron variant having officially been identified in Washington, the focus of state health officials remains on a more dominant strain still comprising the vast majority of COVID-19 cases. Emerging omicron variant ‘does not change our approach to fighting pandemic’ The three omicron cases were found in three people, one in each of Thurston, … Read more

Ross: The doorbells have made me paranoid

Lately we’ve had a lot of stories that involve doorbell video, whether it’s porch pirates, or worse. I suddenly became aware last week of the effect that this crowd-sourcing of security can have even on law-abiding citizens – by which I mean, me. The situation unfolded as follows: We were back east last week visiting family, … Read more

China attacks potential US diplomatic boycott of Olympics

China is threatening to take “firm countermeasures” if the U.S. proceeds with a diplomatic boycott of February’s Beijing Winter Olympic Games ByThe Associated Press December 6, 2021, 10:52 AM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BEIJING — China on Monday threatened to take “firm countermeasures” if the U.S. proceeds with … Read more

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar rips LeBron James over ‘childish’ celebration: ‘GOATs don’t dance’

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was no fan of LeBron James’ flamboyant celebration last week when the NBA superstar helped the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Indiana Pacers. It was one of James’ last games before he was put into the NBA’s health and safety protocols because of a positive coronavirus test. James would later have subsequent negative tests that allowed him … Read more

Oklahoma hires former assistant Brent Venables as new head coach

Oklahoma hired Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables as its head coach to replace Lincoln Riley on Sunday night, bringing back a former Sooners assistant with a long track record of success. Venables will be introduced Monday morning on the campus in Norman, the school said. The 50-year-old Venables was on Oklahoma’s staff under Bob Stoops … Read more

Connor McDavid ejected for boarding as Edmonton Oilers fall to Kings – Edmonton |

The Los Angeles Kings scored a stifling 5-1 win over the Edmonton Oilers Sunday night at Rogers Place. The Oilers, who managed just 22 shots on goal, lose back-to-back games for the first time this season. “I was worried yesterday at practice,” Oilers head coach Dave Tippett said. “Not a lot of juice in practice … Read more

Photos: Rival Seattle Seahawks stun San Francisco 49ers, ending three-game win streak

The San Francisco 49ers could have sent the game into overtime from the 4-yard line with seconds to spare. But at fourth-and-goal with 22 seconds remaining, Jimmy Garoppolo took the final snap from the 3-yard line and had his throw blocked by Seattle Seahawk’s Carlos Dunlap which led to a 30-23 defeat at Lumen Field. … Read more