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Seattle Sounders supporters wave a giant flag before an MLS soccer match against the New England Revolution, Saturday, April 13, 2013, in Seattle.

Evans, Johnson lead Sounders over Rapids

Seattle Sounders got the win over the Colorado Rapids in the MLS Western Conference knockout playoff game Wednesday

Vancouver Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo stops a shot by the San Jose Sharks during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, in San Jose, Calif.

Red Wings slip past Canucks 2-1

Tomas Tatar scored late in the second period and the Detroit Red Wings defeated the Vancouver Canucks.

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Western Washington University Viking Jam

Austin Bragg wins dunk contest and the Women edge men 45-44 in 3-point contestat at Viking Jam.

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Sidney Rice looks for the call against the Arizona Cardinals during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, in Glendale, Ariz.

Seahawks place WR Rice on injured reserve

To fill the roster spot, the Seahawks elevated wideout Ricardo Lockette to the active roster and signed wide receiver Josh Lenz to the practice squad.

Washington wide receiver Kasen Williams (2) is tackled by Arizona State defensive back Robert Nelson during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, in Tempe, Ariz.

Williams out 2-4 months for Washington

Washington coach Steve Sarkisian announced the timeline on Williams after practice on Wednesday

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Wedge interviews for Cubs managerial job

Wedge spent seven years as skipper of the Indians and the last three with the Mariners.

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Report: Tim Wallach to interview for Mariners managerial job

The report cites 4 other candidates for the Mariners job after former skipper Eric Wedge decided not to return when his contract expired after the 2013 season.

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Chiefs, Seahawks share 1st place in AP poll

The Denver Broncos were a close third after rallying to romp past Washington on Sunday

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NASCAR driver Biffle sorry for not talking to Johnson in private

Vancouver, Washington native Greg Biffle says he plans to apologize to Jimmie Johnson for how he handled his displeasure with the five-time champion at Martinsville

Seattle Sounders players including goalkeeper Michael Gspurning, third from top left, and Clint Dempsey, second from top right, pose for the traditional team portrait before an MLS soccer match against the Los Angeles Galaxy, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, in Seattle.

Seattle, Colorado set for meeting at CenturyLink

Slumping Sounders say they’re ready for playoffs as they host the Colorado Rapids.

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Lightning strike: Tampa Bay beats Rangers, will play for Cup

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New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider, right, collides with Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman (77) during the second period of Game 1 of the Eastern Conference final during the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs, Saturday, May 16, 2015, in New York.

The Tampa Bay Lightning will play for the Stanley Cup, winning their third straight game at Madison Square Garden 2-0 on Friday night to beat the New York Rangers in the Eastern Conference finals in seven games.

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Walker, Smith lead Mariners to 2-1 win over Indians

Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Taijuan Walker in action against the San Diego Padres in a baseball game Wednesday, May 13, 2015, in Seattle.

Taijuan Walker allowed two hits over eight strong innings, Seth Smith hit a two-run homer, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Cleveland Indians 2-1 Friday night.