SEATTLE (AP) — An investor group looking to build a privately financed arena in Seattle’s stadium district has filed a new petition seeking the closure of a street needed for construction of the proposed facility. Investor Chris Hansen and his group filed the paperwork with the Seattle Department of Transportation on Wednesday. Closing the street is the final step needed to make the land ready for possible construction and requires approval by the City Council. In Wednesday’s announcement, Hansen reiterated that no construction would take place until an NBA or NHL team is acquired.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland Trail Blazers guard Evan Turner will be out five to six weeks because of a fractured bone in his right hand. Turner fractured the third metacarpal during the third quarter of the Blazers’ 114-113 victory at Dallas on Tuesday night.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have hired Jeremy Bates as their quarterbacks coach, one of four assistants Todd Bowles added to his staff. Bates reunites with new Jets offensive coordinator John Morton, both of whom coached under Pete Carroll at USC. Bates most recently worked in the NFL in 2012 with Chicago but also spent one season as the Seahawks’ offensive coordinator in 2010.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jimmie Dougherty has been named UCLA’s wide receivers coach, seven weeks after he accepted the same job at Oregon. UCLA announced Dougherty’s hiring Wednesday. He also will be the Bruins’ passing game coordinator.
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