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Houston Rockets' Dwight Howard looks on during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, in Los Angeles. The Clippers won 137-118.

Howard & Harden lift Rockets past Blazers

James Harden and Dwight Howard combine for 62 points to lead Houston over Portland, 116-101, on Tuesday night.

Portland Timbers' Rodney Wallace, left, and Seattle Sounders' Zach Scott vie for the ball in the first 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.

Seattle knows history not on its side in Portland

History will not be on the side of the Sounders when they travel to Portland on Thursday for the second leg of the semifinals.

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Laundry room fire at home of M’s pitcher Felix Hernandez

Lt. Richard Burke says the cause of the Monday afternoon fire remains under investigation. Damage is estimated at $250,000.

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Pair of Vikings win GNAC P-O-W awards

Maris and Moore recognized by conference

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Seattle’s Unger, Bryant have concussions

Coach Pete Carroll said Monday that the Seahawks are unsure if either will be ready for Sunday’s game at Atlanta.

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Huskies healthy entering important final stretch

The Huskies (5-3, 2-3 Pac-12) begin their final stretch on Saturday hosting Colorado

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Seattle makes qualifying offer to Kendrys Morales

The M’s have made a qualifying offer to designated hitter Kendrys Morales that would pay him $14.1 million for next season

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3A, 2A, 1A & 1B high school football playoff match-ups

The high school football playoffs begin on Tuesday, November 5th with the 1A District 1 playoffs.

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WWU basketball, soccer & volleyball weekend recap

WWU women’s soccer, women’s hoops and volleyball earned victories. WWU men’s soccer blanked SMU, while men’s hoops held their annual Blue/White game.

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Seattle Seahawks warms up before an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, in Seattle.

Seattle overcomes 21-point deficit to beat Bucs

Seattle staged the biggest rally in franchise history, overcoming a 21-point deficit to beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27-24 in overtime on Sunday.

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This weekend’s celebrity birthdays

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Dave Chappelle, Marlee Matlin, and Scott Caan are among the celebs celebrating this weekend.

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Rose in, Lillard out for US basketball roster

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The U.S. national basketball team has kept Derrick Rose and cut Damian Lillard and three others, getting its roster down to 12 before the FIBA World Cup of Basketball.

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Seahawks use big first half to rout Bears 34-6

Seattle Seahawks Sea Gals cheerleaders perform during a preseason NFL football game between the Seattle Seahawks and the San Diego Chargers, Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, in Seattle.

Russell Wilson threw for two touchdowns and ran for another score, helping the Seattle Seahawks rout the Chicago Bears 34-6 on Friday night.

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Mariners get 5 runs with 2 outs in 9th, beat Bosox

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Austin Jackson's bases-loaded double with two outs in the ninth inning keyed a five-run rally, and the Seattle Mariners sent the Boston Red Sox to their sixth straight loss, 5-3 on Friday night.

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Seattle to battle Spirit in NWSL playoffs

Seattle Reign FC goalie Hope Solo waves to fans after an NWSL soccer game against the Sky Blue FC Saturday, June 28, 2014, in Seattle. Solo was arrested at a suburban Seattle home on suspicion of assaulting her sister and 17-year-old nephew a week ago, then pleaded not guilty and was released without bail after a court appearance Monday, June 23. She was eligible to play in Saturday's match, but did not start.

The Seattle Reign host the Washington Spirit on Sunday.