Singer Sting performs during the 14th Mawazine World Rhythms International Music Festival in Rabat June 4, 2015. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal

Canadians demand Drake instead of Sting at All-Star Game

Canadians were not impressed after the NBA skipped over local rap star Drake in favor of the British singer Sting to perform at All-Star Game in Toronto.
Jan 28, 2016
MMA Fighter Fallon Fox (by Michiel Thomas, "Game Face")

Translations puts the global transgender experience on the big screen

This weekend's Translations film festival includes over 40 films exploring the global transgender experience.
May 8, 2015
Hamza Ibrahim, 18, leaps for a rebound during a Companion Athletics basketball game. His team, representing the Ethiopian Muslim Association of Seattle (EAMS) won the championship last year — and involvement in the league encouraged Ibrahim to get his grades up. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

All East African basketball league transforms teens

A new all East African basketball league in Tukwila has given Somali, Ethiopian and Eritrean teens a chance to show off their skills, and raise their grades.
Mar 20, 2015
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Chief Sealth b-baller’s dunk heard ’round the world

Who is Hafid Yassin? We're not sure, but his incredible elevated dunk in a basketball game against Garfield last night has gone viral.
Jan 7, 2015
Australian superstar Lauren Jackson (left) is the best known of a long string of Aussie players for the Seattle Storm. (Photo Courtesy Seattle Storm)

Storm steadily luring in top Australian players

Why are Aussie women storming into Seattle to play for our WNBA team?
Jul 7, 2014
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Chinese b-ballers school West Seattle girls on and off the court

It’s Saturday night high school basketball in West Seattle. There are sneakers squeaking on the court and dutiful families chatting in the bleachers. Suddenly the crowd stands and turns towards a red flag hung beside the hoop as the band strikes up a brassy version of the national anthem…of the People’s Republic of China. This […]
Jan 18, 2013
Spain's Gasol drives past Love of the U.S. to score during the men's gold medal basketball game at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London

NBA dreams deferred, Seattle players look overseas for court time

As the Seattle city council ponders a vote approving bonds for a new arena that could bring back men’s professional basketball, the summer Olympics proved the game’s popularity is still growing quickly overseas. The U.S. men’s basketball team sped past Spain for a gold medal in the summer Olympics, but other countries showed burgeoning strength. […]
Aug 22, 2012