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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.

Luongo expects to return to Canucks’ lineup soon

The Canucks play the Kings in L.A. on Saturday.

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Lightning skate past Canucks

Valtteri Filppula had a goal and an assist as the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Vancouver Canucks 4-2.

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Bryant appreciates Seattle’s 13-3 season

The Seahawks open their playoff run January 11th at CenturyLink Field.

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.

Aldridge leads Trail Blazers over Thunder

Portland (25-7) snapped a two-game losing streak but still trails Oklahoma City (25-6) by a half-game in the Northwest Division standings.

Seattle Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor (31) celebrates a hit on St. Louis Rams' Stedman Bailey in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, in Seattle.

Seahawks finish atop AP Pro32 rankings

NFC West champion Seattle grabbed eight first-place votes Monday and 380 points. AFC West winner Denver got the other four first-place choices and 372 points.

Washington head coach Marques Tuiasosopo during second half of the Fight Hunger Bowl NCAA college football game on Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, in San Francisco.

Former Dawg Tuiasosopo named Associate Head Coach at USC

The former Washington Husky interim head coach was given a raise and the title of “Associate Head Coach Offense” in addition to tight ends coach.

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WWU men’s basketball team drops 10 spots in national poll

The 8-2 Vikings check in at No. 15 after losing a pair of games at their own South Point Holiday Hoops Classic in Las Vegas

Seattle Seahawks fans cheer against the St. Louis Rams in the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, in Seattle.

Seahawks playoff tickets sold in under 30 minutes

The team sold a limited number of tickets on Tuesday morning, after giving season ticket holders first dibs on the seats they have occupied all season

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin talks to reporters following NFL football practice, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, in Renton, Wash. It was Harvin's first full team practice since he injured his hip during the off-season.

Seattle may get Harvin back for postseason

Seattle coach Pete Carroll said Monday that Harvin will practice when the Seahawks return later this week

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Washington’s Sankey plans to enter NFL draft

Sankey’s father, Chris, confirmed his son’s decision in a text message to The Associated Press on Monday. ESPN first reported Sankey’s decision. Sankey has not yet decided on an agent.

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Israel warns of long Gaza war as Palestinian fighters cross border

Israeli soldiers patrol outside the northern Gaza Strip on July 28, 2014.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dashes any hopes of a swift end to the three-week conflict as Palestinian fighters launched an audacious cross-border raid.

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Judge OKs record-setting $2B sale of Clippers

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Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, center, and V. Stiviano, left, watch the Clippers play the Los Angeles Lakers during an NBA preseason basketball game in Los Angeles on Monday, Dec. 19, 2011. NBA spokesman Mike Bass said in a statement Saturday, April 26, 2014, that the league is in the process of authenticating the validity of the recording posted on TMZ's website. Bass called the comments "disturbing and offensive."

A judge has ruled against Clippers owner Donald Sterling and cleared the way for the $2 billion sale of the team to Steve Ballmer.

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Kearse has gone from undrafted to lock for Seattle

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Seattle Seahawks' Jermaine Kearse in action at an NFL football camp practice Friday, July 25, 2014, in Renton, Wash.

Once an undrafted free agent and seeming longshot to make the Seahawks roster, Kearse might now fall into the category of being a lock when the final 53-man roster

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DI all-star shortstop, Fine, transferring to WWU  

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Mount Vernon graduate, Alicia Fine, who played last three years at Portland State will transfer to WWU beginning this fall.

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Haley verbally commits to UW

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The UW basketball team has gotten it's verbal commitment for the 2016 recruiting class, point guard Jermaine Haley.