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Top-ranked Andy Murray loses to Borna Coric in third round of Madrid Open

Andy Murray reacts during his match against Borna Coric during Day 6 of the Madrid Open.(Photo: Julian Finney, Getty Images) MADRID (AP) — Andy Murray’s struggles continued with a 6-3, 6-3 loss to lucky loser Borna Coric in the third round of the Madrid Open on Thursday, while defending champion Novak Djokovic and four-time champion Rafael Nadal made it to the quarterfinals. Djokovic defeated Spanish veteran Feliciano Lopez 6-4, 7-5, while Nadal eased past Nick Kyrgios of Australia 6-3, 6-1. The top-ranked Murray was outplayed by the 20-year-old Croatian to lose his fifth match of the year. Murray has won…
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Novak Djokovic advances to Madrid Open semifinals; Nishikori withdraws

Djokovic celebrates his victory over Feliciano Lopez.(Photo: Clive Rose, Getty Images) MADRID (AP) — Defending champion Novak Djokovic moved into the Madrid Open semifinals when Kei Nishikori withdrew before Friday's match because of a wrist injury. The sixth-seeded Nishikori said his wrist was "not 100%" and he didn't "want to risk" a more serious injury. "I don't want to go too hard on my wrist," the Japanese player said. "I want to get back to 100 percent. I want to fight again in every match." Nishikori, who beat Djokovic in the 2014 U.S. Open semifinals, was playing in his first…
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Bumbershoot 2016: Nothing's In the Right Place

There was no standup comedy at the Cornish Playhouse at Bumbershoot 2016. While that might not seem like a big deal to some, that's a borderline unfathomable loss for comedy fans and performers. Cornish Playhouse is an ideal home for festival standup comedy. It's one of the reasons that Bumbershoot was the favorite festival for many comedians before before AEG Live took over running the fest. Heck, Mike Birbiglia taped his last standup special at the Cornish Playhouse because he loved the venue so much[1] as a Bumbershoot performer. But instead of hosting great acts like Nick Thune and Morgan…
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The Best of Bumbershoot 2016: Sunday

Maximum VelocityEx Hall at 3 Seattle sports an incredibly rich dance scene, and no outlet showcases as much of the city's choreographic diversity as Velocity Dance Center. Maximum Velocity offers bite sized tastes of the institute's favs in a concise hour-long program. If you've yet to take a deep dive into the local dance world, this lineup that includes rising star choreographers like durational wizard Alice Gosti, Mary Sheldon Scott, Stephanie Liapis, and Randy Ford offers an ideal entry point. (There's also a Saturday Maximum Velocity Bumbershoot performance at the same location and time.) Ron Funches, Dan St. Germain, and…
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The Best of Bumbershoot 2016: Saturday

Pony TimeKEXP at 3 After seven years and close to 200 local gigs, Pony Time, Seattle's most rocking garage punk duo, has reached its end point. Earlier this summer the group announced its Bumbershoot set will serve as its grand finale. While bassist/vocalist Luke Beetham and drummer Stacy Peck will continue to deliver some of Seattle's most fun rock music with their other bands (Stallion and Childbirth, respectively), take advantage of one last chance to go crazy and truly make Pony Time all the time. The Improvised Shakespeare CompanyBagley Wright Theater at 5 We still consider William Shakespeare one of…
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A Fiendish Conversation with Rori “CauthonLuck” Bryant-Raible

Everyone loves a good sporting upset. It's in our DNA to root for the plucky underdogs on any manner of fields, courts, and rinks. The same holds true in the emerging esports (competitive video game playing) scene. Bellevue's Rori Bryant-Raible, who goes by the screen name CauthonLuck[1], proved that earlier this month at the Heroes of the Storm North American Fall Regional 1 tournament in Burbank, California. Heroes of the Storm may not be the biggest title in the esports world, but it's still significant enough to have garnered ESPN telecasts for the Heroes of the Dorm tournament held earlier…
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The Best of Bumbershoot 2016: Friday

Best of SIFF Jury and Audience AwardsSIFF Film Center at 4 & 5 Forecasts suggest that Friday might be a rainy one (smash cut to panic at AEG/One Reel HQ[1]), so why not spend a little time in the covered comfort of SIFF Film Center? Each day at Bumbershoot, the One Reel Film Festival hosts screenings of the award-winning shorts from SIFF 2016. The jury picks include tales of the first openly gay country album, Italian office romance, and self-love gone horribly wrong, while the audience selections feature South African soccer-playing grannies, U.S. border immigration drama, and a dumped boyfriend…
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The Music of 'Game of Thrones' Heads to KeyArena

There's never enough content to satisfy the massive army of diehard Game of Thrones fans. They'd be all over a GoT theme park, Game of Thrones Go app, or—and I know this is an absurdly unrealistic idea—a new A Song of Ice and Fire book. But for now, a concert will have to do. And no, we're not talking about one of Hodor's DJ sets (though he is coming to town this week[1]) or the cast writing a musical[2].We're talking about the newly announced Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience. The musical Game of Thrones extravaganza features a full orchestra…
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J. Michael Kelly Just Wants to Run a Clean Race

J. Michael Kelly is the two-time defending champion of Seafair’s Albert Lee Cup, but both wins were clouded by controversy. In 2014, his Graham Trucking boat was out of Lake Washington long before judges decided not to penalize him for pushing another boat out of his way. One year later he benefitted from a one-minute penalty slapped on Jimmy Shane, who’d bumped Kelly on the way to crossing the finish line first. This year the 37-year-old Bonney Lake native would like to take the cup on August 7 without having to wait for a decision. Because when you’re used to…
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