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Portland Timbers' Darlington Nagbe, right, motions toward fans with Kalif Alhassan after scoring on an assist from Alhassan against the Seattle Sounders in the second half of the first game of the Western Conference semifinals in the MLS Cup soccer playoffs on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, in Seattle. The Timbers won 2-1 in the first of the two-game aggregate playoff series.

Timbers hold off Sounders to advance

Portland will face Real Salt Lake in the first of the two-leg conference final on Sunday in Salt Lake.

Vancouver Canucks' Alex Burrows (14) passes the puck as San Jose Sharks' Jason Demers defends during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, in San Jose, Calif.

Canucks snap 9-game skid vs. Sharks with 4-2 win

Higgins and Luongo star as Canucks win on the road.

Stanford quarterback Kevin Hogan throws against UCLA during the second half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, in Stanford, Calif. Stanford won 24-10.

PAC-12: No. 6 Stanford holds off No. 2 Oregon

Cardinal upend Ducks national title hopes for the second year in a row.

Detroit Tigers hitting coach Lloyd McClendon is seen during batting practice before a baseball game against the Houston Astros in Detroit, Monday, May 13, 2013.

McClendon finally lands managerial job in Seattle

McClendon wanted to be in Seattle 3 years ago, when he finished as a runner-up to Eric Wedge for the M’s managerial opening

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Viking women open hoop season on the road

WWU to compete in the West Region Crossover Classic being held at Fresno, Calif.

Washington State head coach Ken Bone during the Pac-12 NCAA college basketball media day on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, in San Francisco.

Cougars open hoops season Friday

Ken Bone and his WSU Cougars open up at home against Cal State Bakersfield.

Seattle Seahawks' John Moffitt walks between drills during NFL football minicamp Tuesday, June 11, 2013, in Renton, Wash.

Former Seahawk John Moffitt walks away from NFL and $1 million

The Seattle draft choice was traded to Denver in the pre-season.

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll, left, talks with quarterback Russell Wilson, right, during the second half of an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013. Seattle won 12-7.

Seattle still feels sting of loss in Atlanta

The Seahawks head to Atlanta this weekend but there is still lingering disappointment from last years NFC playoff game.

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WWU men get exhibition win

Bragg gets double-double against Team Another Level

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Meridian beats LC to advance to 1A Tri-District playoffs

Trojans beat Lyncs, 28-21, and will face Charles Wright Academy in the 1A Tri-District playoffs.

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Grizzlies hold off a late Trail Blazers rally to go up 3-0

Memphis Grizzlies head coach David Joerger reacts to a call against his team as they play the Oklahoma City Thunder during the first quarter of Game 1 of the opening-round NBA basketball playoff series in Oklahoma City on Saturday, April 19, 2014.

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Escobar’s HR leads Twins’ balanced 8-5 win over Seattle

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Minnesota took advantage of three Mariners errors and two wild pitches.

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Flames end Canucks season with 7-4 win in Calgary

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The Canucks lost despite having a 3-0 lead midway through the first period.

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Hisashi Iwakuma has strained lat muscle, could be out up to a month

Seattle Mariners' Hisashi Iwakuma looks on before a spring exhibition baseball game against the Chicago White Sox Monday, March 24, 2014, in Peoria, Ariz.

The 34-year-old pitcher is 0-1 with a 6.61 ERA in 3 starts with Seattle this season.

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WWU Vikings softball takes two at home against Simon Fraser

Western Washington University's softball team beat Saint Martins University 1-0, then lost 7-3 on Saturday, March 15, 2013, at Viking Field in Bellingham, Wash.

Seniors shine in sweep for post-season bound WWU.