New coach Mike Hopkins vows to instill blue-collar work ethic into Huskies

“Coach Hop is a lot like me,” returning assistant coach Will Conroy says. “He’s a fighter. He’s a grinder. He’s tough. And we need to get back to that.” As introductory news conferences go, Mike Hopkins knocked it out of the park. That was the opinion of Washington athletic director Jen Cohen, who introduced the Huskies’ newest men’s basketball coach and sat next to him on a podium for more than 30 minutes while he shared stories from his past and laid out his vision for Husky hoops. “You got to see the guy that I’ve gotten to know,” she

‘It tears at me’: Rick Nash opens up about source of his frustration

Rick Nash has been the Rangers’ best forward this season just as he has been the team’s best forward over the course of his five seasons on Broadway; the most diligent with and without the puck. But still, much of the national shine is off Nash, the marquee name who was bought to New York from Columbus in that blockbuster deal in July 2012 to be the big-time, goal-scoring missing link to the Stanley Cup in the aftermath of an upset conference finals defeat to the Devils. People just don’t expect him to come up with the big goal anymore.

Bellevue's Thai Tamarind is for beginners and seasoned Thai foodies

It has been a well-kept secret in Bellevue — the spot at 172 Lincoln Ave. is reserved for Thai restaurants. Nadia Yaibua and her husband, Ken Suksawatnamchok, are the third Thai owners of the 40-seat BYOB storefront restaurant, which sits on a wide curve in a residential neighborhood. The couple moved from Tampa, Fla., and bought Thai Tamarind after their friend told them that there were not many Southeast Asian restaurants in the North Hills. Thai Tamarind 172 Lincoln Ave.,   Hours: 11:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday; noon-10 p.m. Saturday; noon-9:30 p.m. Sunday. Sound level: Conversations sometimes

NFL announces big changes

Football fans can soon expect less commercials in between games. “Together with our broadcast partners, we will be working to meaningfully reduce down time and the frequency of commercial breaks in our game,” announced NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on Wednesday via Twitter. “We will also be giving our broadcast partners increased flexibility to avoid untimely breaks in the action. For example, we know how annoying it is when we come back from a commercial break, kick off, and then cut to a commercial again. I hate that too. Our goal is to eliminate it.” The 58-year-old revealed that the decision

WATCH: Negotiations for health care bill down to the wire

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South Korea starts lifting Sewol ferry, almost three years after disaster

The sunken ferry Sewol is raised during salvage operations off the shore of Jindo, South Korea, on March 23. (Reuters) TOKYO — The Sewol ferry, which sank off the coast of South Korea almost three years ago, costing 304 lives, partially emerged from the water Thursday as a huge salvage operation got underway.  The disaster continues to leave a deep scar in South Korea. The vast majority of the victims were high school students, and they went down on a ship that had been dangerously modified and insufficiently inspected.  “Part of the Sewol’s structure, which is believed to be its

Adriana Lima sizzles in gold dress for Ocean Magazine

By Reporter Published: 00:09 EDT, 23 March 2017 | Updated: 00:09 EDT, 23 March 2017 Adriana Lima is always one to turn heads. And the Vicotira Secret model was at it again on Wednesday as she arrived at Ocean Drive Magazine’s celebration at Komodo. The evening’s event was to celebrate the magazine’s March issue with Adriana as the cover star.  Knockout: Adriana Lima is always one to turn heads. And the Vicotira Secret model was at it again on Wednesday as she arrived at Ocean Drive Magazine’s celebration at Komodo The buxom raven haired beauty showed off her glowing and flawless

Leaders need votes for health bill on eve of House showdown

WASHINGTON — The top Republican legislative priority in peril, President Donald Trump dangled possible changes to the health care bill Wednesday aimed at placating conservatives threatening to torpedo the legislation. The White House seemed to make progress with the hardliners while House leaders struggled with moderates on eve of a showdown vote. Trump huddled at the White House with 18 lawmakers, a mix of supporters and opponents, Vice President Mike Pence saw around two dozen and House GOP leaders held countless talks with lawmakers at the Capitol. The sessions came as leaders rummaged for votes on a roll call they

U.S. Census: Baltimore population decline jumps

Baltimore leaders have celebrated signs that the city appeared to have stopped hemorrhaging residents — and might even be gaining people. But new federal estimates show the city population falling to near a 100-year low. Baltimore’s population fell by more than 6,700 people in the 12 months that ended July 2016, the U.S. Census Bureau reported Thursday, as the number of people leaving the city for other parts of the United States doubled. The decline wiped out the city’s meager gains under Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, who sought to draw 10,000 families to the city. And the loss came as the