DK Metcalf watches as Seahawks QB competition gets underway

DK Metcalf was a spectator on the first day of Seattle Seahawks training camp because of his ongoing contract extension talks. The standout wide receiver is entering the final season of his current rookie contract. But Metcalf being a spectator allowed him to watch Seattle's quarterback competition between Geno Smith and Drew Lock get underway. Smith took the first round of snaps with Seattle’s No. 1 offense on the opening day of camp. Smith getting the nod on the first day was expected and Seattle coach Pete Carroll again proclaimed Smith as the leader in the competition with Lock as the replacement for Russell Wilson.

K.J. Wright retires after signing 1-day deal with Seahawks

The Seattle Seahawks signed veteran linebacker K.J. Wright to a one-day contract so he could retire with the team that drafted him more than a decade ago. Wright was selected in the fourth round of the 2011 draft out of Mississippi State and instantly became a stalwart starter during Seattle’s run to consecutive Super Bowls and for years beyond. Wright spent 10 of his 11 seasons with Seattle and started all but four regular season games during his Seahawks career. Wright spent last season with Las Vegas. The 33-year-old had said that due to his family, Seattle would be the only team he would consider playing for and continuing his career.

MLB players' union rejects international draft proposal

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball's goal of an international amateur draft was thwarted again when the players' association rejected management's final offer on Monday and retained direct draft-pick compensation for free agents.

Source: Harden, 76ers agree on 2-year, $68 million deal

James Harden has agreed to terms on a two-year contract to stay with the Philadelphia 76ers and will make about $14.5 million less this coming season than he could have earned under his previous deal, a person with knowledge of the negotiations said Wednesday.