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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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Portland's president of basketball operations Neil Olshey confirmed the news to The Oregonian.

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A’s end home skid against King Felix, beat Mariners

Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin talks with umpires Adam Hamari, left, and Bill Miller, right, after the Texas Rangers' Carlos Corporan was given a base after being hit by a pitch from A's starter Kendall Graveman in the second inning of their baseball game Thursday, April 9, 2015, in Oakland, Calif. Texas won the game 10-1.

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Women’s World Cup: England beats Germany to finish 3rd

The England women's national team celebrating after beating Germany 1-0 in the 2015 Women's World Cup to earn 3rd place

England's victory over the top-ranked Germans came after a gut-wrenching 2-1 semifinal loss to Japan that was decided on an own goal on Wednesday.

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Wimbledon: Defending champ Kvitova upset, Federer advances

Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic makes a return to Kurumi Nara of Japan during their singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Thursday July 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Madison Keys and Caroline Wozniacki also posted victories on the women's side.

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Bye bye Blazers: LaMarcus Aldridge chooses the San Antonio Spurs

Portland Trail Blazers power forward LaMarcus Aldridge (12) celebrates after scoring in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, in Dallas. The Mavericks won 105-99.

The Dallas native says on Twitter, "I'm happy to say I'm going home to Texas and will be a Spur!! I'm excited to join the team and be close to my family and friends."