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Vancouver Canucks defenseman Andrew Alberts (41) controls the puck next to San Jose Sharks right wing Joe Pavelski (8) during the first period of a preseason NHL hockey game on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, in San Jose, Calif.

Coyotes edge Canucks in shootout

Antoine Vermette scored the deciding goal in the shootout to give Phoenix a 3-2 win over Vancouver.

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.

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US enjoys 1 final title celebration before leaving Canada

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A day after the United States claimed its third Women's World Cup title, the party was still going on in Vancouver on Monday.

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AP source: Giants aware of Pierre-Paul’s fireworks injury

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A person with knowledge of the incident tells The A.P. that the Giants are aware of an incident involving Jason Pierre-Paul and fireworks, but the team is unsure about the severity of any injuries.

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MLB: 4 Royals elected All-Star starters

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Houston second baseman Jose Altuve passed Kansas City's Omar Infante in the final days of voting, leaving four Royals as starters for the All-Star Game.

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RETAIL THERAPY: Amazon plans massive ‘Prime Day’ to celebrate 20th birthday

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The online retail giant plans to celebrate two decades of deals and two-day shipping with "more deals than Black Friday."

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Wildfire near Bellingham spreading

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Stewart Mountain Fire quadrupled in size overnight