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Former Viking, Slam big man Austin Bragg to play in Slovenia

6-9 center signs with Helios of Slovenia's top division

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Lauren Jackson pulls out of worlds due to injury

Basketball Australia says Seattle Storm star Lauren Jackson has withdrawn from the world championships later this month to undertake further rehabilitation for her knee injury

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Seahawks finalize practice squad roster

The Seattle Seahawks finalized their 10-man practice squad roster earlier Monday.

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A’s smack Mariners

Adam Dunn hit a towering, two-run homer in his first at-bat for Oakland to highlight a 6-1 win over the Seattle Mariners on Monday in a matchup of playoff contenders.

Washington quarterback Cyler Miles keeps the ball and pushes off Idaho State's Cody Sorensen on a keeper in the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, in Seattle. Washington won 56-0.

Washington turns to Miles at QB for week 2

Washington will turn to Cyler Miles at quarterback when the No. 25 Huskies make their home debut under coach Chris Petersen.

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Kasey Kahne holds off Kenseth to win Atlanta shootout

Kasey Kahne held off Matt Kenseth in a two-lap shootout to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday night.

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Fred Couples wins Champions Tour event

Fred Couples won the Champions Tour's Shaw Charity Classic on Sunday beating Billy Andrade with a tap-in birdie on the first hole of a playoff.

Seattle Reign FC goalie Hope Solo waves to fans after an NWSL soccer game against the Sky Blue FC Saturday, June 28, 2014, in Seattle. Solo was arrested at a suburban Seattle home on suspicion of assaulting her sister and 17-year-old nephew a week ago, then pleaded not guilty and was released without bail after a court appearance Monday, June 23. She was eligible to play in Saturday's match, but did not start.

FC Kansas City wins NWSL title over Seattle, 2-1

Amy Rodriguez scored twice as FC Kansas City won the National Women's Soccer League title with a 2-1 win over Seattle Reign FC at Starfire Stadium on Sunday.

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Ackley homers, 4 RBIs sent Mariners over Nationals

Dustin Ackley homered and drove in four runs and the Seattle Mariners averted a three-game sweep, beating the Washington Nationals 5-3 Sunday.

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Seattle hopes offensive roll will continue

Russell Wilson was on the field for 13 possessions in the four preseason games and directed Seattle to nine touchdowns, two field goals and just one punt in those 13 opportunities.

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Schatz sweeps Skagit

For the third consecutive race at Skagit Speedway and fifth time in a row with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars, Donny Schatz emerged from the Tony Stewart Racing #15 in Victory Lane.

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Eastern Washington thumps Montana Western

Vernon Adams Jr. threw for 360 yards and five touchdowns to lead Eastern Washington to a 41-9 win over NAIA Montana Western Saturday night.

Washington Nationals manager Matt Williams (9) walks in the dugout before a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves at Nationals Park Saturday, June 21, 2014, in Washington.

Strasburg pitches Nats to 3-1 win over Mariners

Stephen Strasburg pitched into the eighth inning and Jayson Werth hit his second home run in two nights to lead the Washington Nationals past the Seattle Mariners 3-1 on Saturday.

Seattle Sounders head coach Sigi Schmid applauds as he leaves the field after the first game of the Western Conference semifinals in the MLS Cup soccer playoffs against the Portland Timbers, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, in Seattle. The Timbers won 2-1 in the first of the two-game aggregate playoff series.

Dempsey lifts Seattle past Colorado, 1-0

Clint Dempsey scored off a corner kick in the 52nd minute and the Seattle Sounders beat the Colorado Rapids 1-0 on Saturday to extend their overall MLS lead.

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Terrelle Pryor runs for a touchdown against the San Diego Chargers in the second half of a preseason NFL football game, Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, in Seattle.

Seattle goes with 2 QB’s cutting Pryor, Daniels

The Seattle Seahawks will begin the season with only two quarterbacks on the 53-man roster after cutting Terrelle Pryor and B.J. Daniels as part of their final roster cuts.

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Nats use 6 HR in rout of the M’s

Wilson Ramos had two of the Nationals six home runs in Washington’s win over the Mariners Friday night in the opener of a three game series.

Seattle Mariners' Jesus Montero, right, is congratulated by teammate Cole Gillespie after hitting two-run home run that scored Gillespie during second inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres in Seattle, Tuesday, June 17, 2014.

Mariners’ Montero done for year after altercation

Jesus Montero will not play baseball again this season for the Mariners' organization after a heated confrontation in the stands

Rutgers quarterback Gary Nova throws a pass against Central Florida during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Orlando, Fla., Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013. Central Florida won the game 41-17.

Rutgers rallies in 4th to beat Cougars 41-38

Rutgers won its season opener for the sixth time in nine years.

Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) passes against the Detroit Lions during the second half of an NFL preseason football game in Oakland, Calif., Friday, Aug. 15, 2014.

Carr’s 3 TD’s lead Raiders past Seahawks

Rookie Derek Carr threw three touchdown passes to make a case he should be Oakland's starting quarterback, and the Raiders wrapped up the preseason with a 41-31 victory Thursday night over the Seattle Seahawks.

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WWU women rally for 3-2 exhibition win at Trinity Western

WWU completes its three pre-season exhibition schedule Saturday (6 p.m.), playing host to University of Calgary.

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Daughter reveals Joan Rivers is still on life support

Comedian Joan Rivers arrives for the premiere of the documentary "Joan Rivers - A Piece Of Work" during the 2010 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah January 25, 2010.

Comedian Joan Rivers remains on life support after being hospitalized in serious condition due to cardiac arrest.

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Manufacturing, construction data point to sturdy U.S. growth

An overall view of the assembly line where the BMW X4 is made at the BMW manufacturing plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina March 28, 2014.

U.S. manufacturing activity hit a nearly 3-1/2-year high last month, a sign the economy entered the third quarter on strong footing.

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Pistachios may help reduce diabetes risk

Pistachios are seen after sorting at a processing factory in Rafsanjan, 1,000 kilometers southeast of Tehran September 23, 2008.

For people who may be headed for type 2 diabetes, regularly eating pistachios might help turn the tide.

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Triathlons popular with middle-aged athletes

Runners and bikers compete in the 34th annual Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon in San Francisco, California June 1, 2014.

Triathlons, the swim-bike-run races of varying lengths, are scaling the bucket lists of many middle-aged athletes.

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Indianapolis Colts owner pleads guilty to intoxicated driving

James Irsay, owner of the NFL's Indianapolis Colts, is pictured in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters March 17, 2014.

Billionaire James Irsay, owner of the Indianapolis Colts, was arrested in March after failing roadside field-sobriety tests.