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Clint Dempsey holds up a Seattle Sounders jersey after he was introduced as the newest player for the MLS soccer team, Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, in Seattle. Dempsey previously played for Tottenham Hotspur in the English Premier League. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Sounders and Fulham complete loan for Dempsey

U.S. national team captain Clint Dempsey will be returning to Fulham on a two-month loan from the Seattle Sounders

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Seattle falters in 2nd chance to win division

Arizona’s 17-10 victory on Sunday pushed Seattle’s attempt to win the NFC West and wrap up home-field advantage in the conference to the final week of the regular season

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Cards snap Seahawks’ 14-game winning streak

The Seattle Seahawks’ 14-game home winning streak was snapped by the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.

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WWU suffers second straight loss

Western Washington University lost 86-69 to Tarleton State University on Sunday at the 2013 South Point Holiday Hoops Classic.

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No.10 UConn beats Washington

No. 10 Connecticut looked like it was in danger of losing to a Pac-12 team for the second straight game.

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Canucks edge Jets

Christopher Tanev scored the tiebreaking goal midway through the third period and Vancouver edged Winnipeg, 2-1, for their sixth straight victory at home.

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Lillard leads Portland past New Orleans

Damian Lillard finished with 29 points to lead the Portland Trail Blazers to a 110-107 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans.

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UTEP blasts WSU

Vince Hunter scored 15 points, as four players scored in double figures to help UTEP beat Washington State.

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Colorado State shocks Washington State

Colorado State overcame a 22-point deficit to beat Washington State 48-45 on Saturday in the New Mexico Bowl.

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Towson beats E.Washington

Towson (13-2) took over on its 29 with 1:35 left in the game and went 71 yards for the winning points.

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WWU men beaten 72-65 by No.5 Tarleton State at South Point Hoops Classic

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Vikings within two points of Texans with 2:50 remaining. Western slips to 6-and-4 on the year.

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Mariners sign Mark Lowe & two others to minor league deals

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Lowe was originally selected by the Mariners in the 5th round of the 2004 June Draft and appeared in 162 games with Seattle from 2006-2010.

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AP Source: Celtics trade Rondo to Mavericks

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Four-time all-star point guard Rajon Rondo traded to the Dallas Mavericks. The Celtics will get Jae Crowder, Brandan Wright, Jameer Nelson and two draft picks.

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WWU women fall 64-63 to No.4 West Texas A&M at South Point Classic

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Vikings see three potential game-winning shots miss in final 24 seconds. Western women fall to 5-and-4 on the year.

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Jobless claims signal firmer labor market

Job seekers adjust their paperwork as they wait in line to attend a job fair in New York February 28, 2013.

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, suggesting the labor market continued to strengthen.