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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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