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Baltimore Orioles' Nelson Cruz follows through on a solo home run against the Minnesota Twins in the third inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, in Baltimore.

Sources: Mariners, Cruz nearing contract

ESPN.com is reporting that Nelson Cruz and the Seattle Mariners have reached an agreement on a four-year, $57 million deal

Washington head coach Lorenzo Romar, right, talks with Andrew Andrews in the second half of an NCAA men's basketball game against Mississippi Valley State Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, in Seattle.

Washington beats UTEP 68-65; takes Wooden Legacy

Williams-Goss was named Tournament MVP and Andrews was named to the all-tournament team

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Cougars fire defensive coordinator, LB coach

Cougars head coach Mike Leach wastes no time shaking up staff

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Juninho’s goal puts Galaxy into MLS Cup final

Sounders season ends on tiebreaker

Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge walks on the court against the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Tuesday, April 1, 2014.

Blazers beat shorthanded Tiberwolves 107-93

Blazers come back strong after 9 game win streak snapped

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Datsyuk scores twice, Red Wings beat Canucks

Pavel Datsyuk scored twice and the Detroit Red Wings beat the Vancouver Canucks 5-3 on Sunday for their fourth straight victory.

New Washington head football coach Chris Petersen, right, blows his whistle on the first day of spring NCAA college football practice, Tuesday, March 4, 2014, in Seattle.

Petersen sees Huskies improve in 1st season

Chris Petersen wrapped up his first regular season at Washington with a 31-13 rout of rival Washington State in the Apple Cup late Saturday night.

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Bellingham sweeps Eugene

The Bellingham Blazers swept a weekend series against the Eugene Generals at the Bellingham Sportsplex.

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Viking women rout Northwest University

Western Washington University women's basketball team rolled past Northwest University, 92-53, to win the 18th Annual Lynda Goodrich Classic.

Washington State guard DaVonte Lacy (25) reacts during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Washington on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, in Pullman, Wash. Washington State won 72-67.

Washington St. sneaks by Missouri St. in OT

Washington State beat Missouri State 89-84 in the fourth-place game of the Great Alaska Shootout on Saturday.

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Lynden advances to state final, Lummi falls in semifinals

Lummi loses to Neah Bay and Lynden beats Ellensburg.

The Washington Huskies mascot is shown during an NCAA college football game between Washington and Illinois Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Seattle.

Huskies win the Apple Cup 31-13

Dwayne Washington 51 yard and 60 yard touchdown runs.

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WWU rolls over Douglas BC

Forward Joey Schreiber scored 16 of his career-high 24 points in the first half, lifting Western Washington University men to a victory over Douglas

Washington's Nigel Williams-Goss reaches for a pass during basketball practice Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, in Seattle.

Goss leads Washington past Long Beach 80-70

The Huskies advances to the tournament championship game on Sunday

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WWU topples No.6 Tampa

Western Washington University women's basketball team upset nationally No.6-ranked University of Tampa, 85-56, in first-day action Friday at the 18th Annual Lynda Goodrich Classic.

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Miller perfect again in Canucks’ win over Jackets

Ryan Miller made 31 saves for his second consecutive shutout

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No. 10 Gonzaga tops St. John’s 73-66 in title game

Sabonis was 6 for 6 from the field

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Washington St. beats Rice 76-74 in Alaska Shootout

Josh Hawkinson had a career-high 27 points

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Seattle places Pierre-Louis on IR, claim Purifoy

The Seattle Seahawks have placed rookie linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis on injured reserve and claimed defensive back Loucheiz Purifoy off waivers from Indianapolis.

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll addresses media members during an NFL football news conference Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, in Kirkland, Wash. The Seahawks play the New Orleans Saints Saturday in an NFC divisional playoff game.

Seahawks back among NFC elite

Seattle's 19-3 win over San Francisco on Thursday night elevated the Seahawks from just being in the playoff race.

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Accused Boston bomber appears in court

In this courtroom sketch, Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is depicted sitting in federal court in Boston Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, for a final hearing before his trial begins in January. Tsarnaev is charged with the April 2013 attack that killed three people and injured more than 260. He could face the death penalty if convicted.

The Boston Marathon bombing suspect told a judge that he was satisfied with his lawyers' preparations for the January start of his trial over the deadly 2013 attack.

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Third ‘Night at the Museum’ marks final film for Williams, Rooney

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The credits for "Secret of the Tomb," which opens Friday, read "In loving memory of Mickey Rooney," and "For Robin Williams - the magic never ends."

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Viva Las Vegas! WWU hoops double-header on KPUG

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South Point Holiday Hoops Classic on KPUG: The Viking women play West Texas A&M at 1pm followed by the Viking men battling Tarleton State at 3:30pm.

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Chris Pratt thought ‘Guardians’ would be a box office flop

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The "Parks and Rec" star was very, very wrong.

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Thursday’s Sports Minute

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Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Thursday, Dec. 18.