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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.

Blazers beat Clippers 116-112 in OT win

LaMarcus Aldridge had 32 points and 10 rebounds for Portland

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Western Washington takes early lead in GNAC All-Sports Race

Western Washington has won the past five GNAC all-sports titles

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Seahawks punt strategy on verge of NFL record

The Seahawks have allowed only 25 punt return yards on 16 returns this season.

St. Louis Rams wide receiver Tavon Austin runs for a touchdown against the Indianapolis Colts during the second half of an NFL football game in Indianapolis, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013.

Rams’ Austin out again with left ankle injury

Rookie Tavon Austin has missed another day of practice, lessening the odds he’ll be ready for the St. Louis Rams’ season finale at Seattle.

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Jon Kitna warms up prior to an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos Sunday, Oct. 4, 2009, in Denver.

Kitna to donate Cowboys salary to Tacoma, WA high school

The 41-year-old Kitna was running the scout team at Lincoln High School in Tacoma, Wash., when he heard about Cowboys starter Tony Romo’s injury

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin makes a catch as he takes part in an 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.

Carroll: Seattle may make roster move with Harvin

Carroll did not expand, but commented a day after he said he was unsure whether Harvin would play again this season.

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) looks to pass as Marshawn Lynch (24) blocks against the Arizona Cardinals during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, in Glendale, Ariz.

Seahawks remain atop AP Pro32

Despite losing for the second time in three weeks, the Seattle Seahawks remained atop The Associated Press NFL power rankings

Gonzaga’s Kevin Pangos (4) celebrates with Kyle Dranginis (3) during the second half of an NCAA basketball game against New Mexico State, in Spokane, Wash., on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013.

Gonzaga drops in latest poll

The Bulldogs are coming off a 72-62 setback to Kansas State on Saturday

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Twice-fired Terry Stotts finds success in Portland

The Blazers are 23-5 and have been one of the season’s biggest surprises.

Clint Dempsey holds up a Seattle Sounders jersey after he was introduced as the newest player for the MLS soccer team, Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, in Seattle. Dempsey previously played for Tottenham Hotspur in the English Premier League. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Sounders and Fulham complete loan for Dempsey

U.S. national team captain Clint Dempsey will be returning to Fulham on a two-month loan from the Seattle Sounders

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Dollar Tree to buy Family Dollar for $8.5 billion

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FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2005, file photo, customers walk past a Family Dollar store at Hickory Grove Market in Charlotte, N.C. Dollar Tree is buying rival discount store Family Dollar in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $8.5 billion, the companies announced Monday, July 28, 2014.

Discount store chain Dollar Tree Inc offered to buy rival Family Dollar Stores Inc for about $8.5 billion.

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South African Tim Clark wins Canadian Open

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Tim Clark tees off the 12th hole during the third round of the RBC Canadian Open at Royal Montreal GC - Blue Course on July 26, 2014.

South African Tim Clark sank a six-foot par putt to beat American Jim Furyk by one stroke at the Canadian Open.

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‘Lucy,’ ‘Hercules’ beat expectations at box offices

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Scarlett Johansson's "Lucy" collected $44 million to win the domestic box office race, outmuscling "Hercules" which took in $29 million.

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Tentative agreement reached on U.S. veterans’ funding bill

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Senator-elect Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is interviewed by a Reuters reporter at Sanders' office in Burlington, Vermont on November 28, 2006.

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One dead after lightning strikes beach crowd

A man is treated by a paramedic after a lightning strike in the water in Venice, California July 27, 2014.

One man died and at least eight people were injured in a lightning strike during a rare thunderstorm at Venice Beach in Los Angeles.