Minicamp impressions: Russell Wilson heaps praise on DK Metcalf

Wide receiver DK Metcalf at Seahawks minicamp, Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at VMAC in Renton. (Ken Lambert / The Seattle Times)
Wide receiver DK Metcalf at Seahawks minicamp, Wednesday at VMAC in Renton. (Ken Lambert / The Seattle Times)

Russell Wilson on the rookie receiver: "DK is looking really, really special. He can do anything and everything. He’s tremendous."

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Soccer Study | Jayda Evans

MLS is on a break. So why are the Sounders still hosting the rival Timbers tonight?

For the casual soccer fan, this can be a confusing time. There’s a prestigious, century-old tournament match happening Wednesday at Cheney Stadium in Tacoma, but only a handful of players from the Sounders' preferred starting 11 are available. Let us explain.

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) reacts as he leaves the court after sustaining an injury during first-half basketball action against the Toronto Raptors in Game 5 of the NBA Finals in Toronto, Monday, June 10, 2019. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP) JCO111 JCO111
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No blame for Kevin Durant injury in NBA Finals, just praise for perhaps his finest moment

Several factors came into play Monday during Game 5 of the NBA Finals in Toronto, a haunting evening for Durant and the NBA. Everyone was in a rush to assign blame after Durant planted, winced and crumpled late in the first quarter because of a right-leg injury.

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Yanks’ Boone defends catcher Sánchez as ‘excellent’ defender

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LSU, Alabama, now leading SEC’s offensive evolution

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Back from China, Nets steer clear of controversy in remarks

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