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Seattle signs 3 to minor league deals

The Mariners signed an outfielder and two right-handed pitchers to minor league contracts Thursday and invited them to major league spring training

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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