Taj Gibson likely to see expanded Knicks role with uncertainties at center

Taj Gibson started all four of the Knicks’ preseason games, and he just may be tabbed to do so — or at least retain an expanded role — in their season opener Wednesday against the Celtics. Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau declared Sunday that last year’s primary starter Nerlens Noel is doubtful for Game 1 after … Read more

Dodgers Turn To Scherzer, Seeking To Even Championship Series

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Max Scherzer is set to make his first start in the 2021 National League Championship Series one day later than planned Sunday as the Los Angeles Dodgers seek to even the series against the Atlanta Braves at one game apiece. Scherzer was scratched as the Game 1 starter Saturday because he … Read more

China calls missile launch ‘routine test’ of new technology

BEIJING (AP) — China said Monday its launch of a new spacecraft was merely a test to see whether the vehicle could be re-used. Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said the launch involved a spacecraft rather than a missile and was of “great significance for reducing the use-cost of spacecraft and could provide a convenient … Read more

Justin Fields thought he had a free play on momentum-changing interception

CHICAGO — There was no hesitation from Bears center Sam Mustipher. He saw a Packers defender jump offsides, so he snapped the ball. “He came across the football, I thought it was a free play,” Mustipher said after a 24-14 Packers win at Soldier Field. “I snapped the football, that’s why Justin threw it up.” … Read more

UW doctor: When to use a PCR versus rapid antigen test for COVID-19

As we close move into the second fall season of the COVID-19 pandemic, the demand for rapid tests is still growing, but not all tests are exactly the same. Seattle has now administered 1 million COVID tests at citywide locations Dr. Geoff Baird with UW Medicine has a simple formula for weighing the two main … Read more

Naval Station Everett welcomes USS John S. McCain

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) departs Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka (CFAY) while shifting its homeport to Naval Station Everett, Washington, and bringing an end to 24 years of being forward-deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet. (Ryo Isobe/U.S. Navy photo) (Ryo Isobe/U.S. Navy photo) The USS John S. McCain is … Read more

Giants rule Kadarius Toney out for game after electric start

The Giants had to pull the plug early on Kadarius Toney’s electricity. The rookie receiver was cleared to play Sunday against the Rams but didn’t survive the first drive before he was ruled out for the rest of the game with an ankle injury. Toney looked headed for a third straight game with a major … Read more

Rantz: Trooper tells Gov. Inslee to ‘kiss my…’ in final sign-off before vaccine mandate

A 22-year veteran of the Washington State Patrol signed off from his final shift with some parting words for Governor Jay Inslee: “Kiss my ***.” Trooper Robert LaMay is out of the WSP for refusing to comply with Inslee’s vaccine mandate. His final shift in uniform was Friday in Yakima County. He filmed his final … Read more

What to know as Oct. 18 deadline for vaccine mandate approaches

The deadline for state workers, including educators, and healthcare workers to show their employers proof that they’re vaccinated against COVID-19 is Monday, Oct. 18. Employees who are not vaccinated or who have not been approved for religious or medical exemption will lose their job. Gov. Inslee made clear on Thursday that he’s holding firm to … Read more