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Seattle lost $6M in productivity watching the World Cup

Seattle’s work productivity dropped from watching the World Cup, leading to a loss of $6 million

SEATTLE TIMES

This year's Seattle-to-Portland: Cyclists on the hot seat

"This year’s Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic – commonly called STP - passed through Thurston County as summer temperatures flirted with 90 degrees Saturday."


 

NEWS TRIBUNE (TACOMA)

LeBron James: Why I'm going home to Ohio to play basketball

Cleveland hasn't had a championship for a long time. And it's place where people expect to earn success, not have it given to them. 

SPORTS ILLUSTRATED

Brazil undone: 7-1 loss to Germany

Has any team ever faced more pressure -- or collapsed more completely.

LOS ANGELES TIMES

Sale of Clippers remains uncertain as trial begins

Trial starting today will determine whether Donald Sterling’s estranged wife had the authority to negotiate the sale of the Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.

NEWS TRIBUNE (TACOMA)

Seattle is producing first-round NBA picks, but for how long?

Eleven first-round NBA picks have come from Seattle in the past 10 years. These superstars' childhoods all coincided with the thrilling era of Sonics basketball. With the Sonics gone, will Seattle continue to produce top ballers? 

SEATTLE WEEKLY

Watching the World Cup from inside the mind of Ann Coulter

"A sign of moral decay"? What was she thinking? Well, let's guess.

NEW YORKER

World Cup protests fade in Brazil. Romances with foreign visitors rise.

For a while it looked like the World Cup would be blemished by anger. But celebration has taken hold.

WASHINGTON POST

World Cup: We lose, so we win.

The U.S. team advances to the next round after losing by just a goal to Germany. Up next: Belgium or Algeria.

WASHINGTON POST

World Cup player Suarez may be kicked out of tourney for biting

When faced with Italian defender Giorgi Chiellini, Uruguayan superstar Luis Suarez sank his front teeth into his opponent's shoulder. The referee didn't see Suarez in action and no foul was called, but a video of the biting went viral and could lead to Suarez getting booted out of the World Cup. 

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