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What Howard Schultz’s Missteps As Seattle SuperSonics Owner Reveals About His Politics

Tuesday, January 29th, 2019

Think Democrats across the country are uneasy about the potential independent presidential candidacy of former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, who as a well-financed third party opponent, could bleed votes from the Democratic nominee, and ease Donald Trump's path to a second term? Schultz bought the beloved ex-NBA team in 2001, then referring to the franchise as a “public trust” in the Seattle community. Five years later, Schultz — exasperated by his inability to secure public funding for a new arena for the Sonics, and turned off by NBA players whom he considered overpaid and disengaged — sold the team, for an attractive profit, to a group led by Oklahoma City businessman Clay Bennett.

Monday Sports in Brief

Tuesday, December 4th, 2018

BASEBALL BOSTON (AP) -- The Boston Red Sox have accepted an invitation to the White House to celebrate their World Series championship. Team President Sam Kennedy says the ballclub is working out a date with the White House. The traditional champions'

Mariners extend longest postseason drought in major North American sports to 17 years

Saturday, September 22nd, 2018

The Mariners sure could have used Robinson Cano for more than half a season. The Seattle Mariners made some noise early in the season, leading the American League West as late as June and coming within a half-game of the division lead in July, but it was ultimately the same story with some fancier trappings. The longest postseason drought in North American sports has extended another season.