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Bill Radke speaks with GeekWire's Todd Bishop about Amazon and T-Mobile's star-studded Super Bowl ads, and what they reveal about the ambitions of those local companies. 

Tweeting an image of football cleats hanging on a wire and one emoji — of a peace sign — was all running back Marshawn Lynch needed to do to get people thinking that he's retiring from football. Lynch, whose reticence regarding the media is legendary, was quickly saluted by his Seattle Seahawks teammates.

The Seahawks haven't officially said Lynch is retiring, and it's highly unlikely that he would hold a news conference to make his plans known and to banter with reporters about his favorite moments in the NFL.

Which beer goes with guacamole? And which brew adds a nice clean, crisp finish to spicy wings?

Those are burning questions for anyone who wants to take his snack game to the next level this Super Bowl weekend. And two craft beer experts who wrote the book on pairing have the answers.

Employers are pushing workers to get in shape and become more fit through workplace wellness programs. But if employers use body mass index as a yardstick for health, then that could unfairly penalize millions of Americans, a study finds.

Doctors contend that BMI's usefulness ends at a rough indication that a patient should be checked for things like high blood pressure or cholesterol.

The Buffalo Bills announced Wednesday that Kathryn Smith has been hired as the organization's quality control-special teams coach, making her the first woman to hold a full-time coaching position in the NFL.

Featuring teams in Boston, Buffalo, Connecticut and New York City, the National Women's Hockey League has become home to some of the best players in the world. Meghan Duggan, for example, who was the U.S. Olympic Team captain in the gold-medal game in 2014 in Sochi, plays for the Buffalo Beauts.

It was that hockey final that inspired the league's commissioner and founder, Dani Rylan, to start it. The pro league launched in October. Its first all-star game is scheduled Jan. 24.

Tennis is corrupt and the ATP can't stop it

Jan 18, 2016
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We know about widespread doping in cycling.
 
And about the multi-million dollar bribes swirling around soccer's governing body.
 
Now there are allegations of match fixing in tennis.
 
It extends from top players on down. BuzzFeed News and our partners at the BBC are reporting on this.

Very few within the sport are surprised. 

Take two 18-year-olds with equally stellar academic abilities. One comes from the socioeconomic bottom and one from the top. That lower-income student is one-third as likely to enroll in a selective college.

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After Odell Beckham hit Carolina Panthers cornerback Josh Norman with fists and helmet in December, the NFL suspended him for a game.

But what had angered the Giants’ star wide receiver? Dave Zirin, sports editor for The Nation, says homophobic slurs allegedly had been hurled at Beckham.

Minnesota Vikings fans sit ithe stands after an NFL wild-card football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016, in Minneapolis. The Seahawks won 10-9.
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Bill Radke talks to John Moe, former KUOW host currently with American Public Media in Minnesota, about how Vikings fans are coping with Sunday's playoff loss to the Seattle Seahawks.

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Bill Radke talks to John Moe, former KUOW host currently with American Public Media in Minnesota, about the Seahawk's match up against the Vikings this Sunday in almost freezing temperatures. 

Former Seattle Mariners outfielder Ken Griffey Jr.waves to fans during a pregame ceremony to induct him into the team's Hall of Fame, Aug. 10, 2013. Griffey was voted into the MLB's Hall of Fame on Jan. 6, 2016.
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The Kid has made history.

Ken Griffey Jr. was elected Wednesday to the Baseball Hall of Fame’s 2016 class with 99.3 percent of the votes – the highest percentage ever.

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Bill Radke talks with Mike Pesca of Slate's The Gist podcast about Ken Griffey, Jr.'s chances to make baseball's Hall of Fame.

Seattle Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch watches the closing moments of an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals on Dec. 21, 2014.
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It started with an explanation on Super Bowl Media Day when Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch was forced to face the press.

Lynch: “Hey, I’m just here so I don’t get fined. So y’all can sit here and ask me all the questions ya’ll want to. I’m gonna answer with the same answer. So, ya’ll can shoot if ya’ll please.”

Seattle Sports Review With Luke Burbank

Dec 28, 2015
Seattle Seahawks play at the Baltimor Ravens on Dec. 13, 2015.
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Bill Radke speaks with Luke Burbank about the Seahawks' playoff prospects and the deaths of sport legends Meadowlark Lemon and Dave Henderson.

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