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Fred Couples walks up to the ninth green during the second round of the Masters golf tournament Friday, April 11, 2014, in Augusta, Ga.

Fred Couples withdraws from US Senior Open

The Seattle native withdrew Thursday because of a back injury

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Bells sweep Wenatchee, winning streak up to nine

Bellingham returns home for a series against Cowlitz

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Canucks sign free-agent Radim Vrbata

The 33-year-old Vrbata, from the Czech Republic, had 20 goals and 31 assists in 80 games last season for the Arizona Coyotes.

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Ferndale woman turns home into 12th Man house

Debbie Gwaltney's house needed to be resided, so out came the blue and lime green tones and a 12th Man logo on the garage. It seems fitting since the car is the driveway is also all Seahawks, complete with team logo.

Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley (0) celebrates after scoring during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center, Friday, March 21, 2014, in New York. The Nets defeated the Celtics, 114-98.

Tacoma native Avery Bradley re-signs with Celtics

According to Chris Forsberg of ESPN.com, Tacoma native, Avery Bradley will re-sign with the Boston Celtics Wednesday, according to a league source

Seattle Mariners' Chris Young delivers a pitch against the Houston Astros in the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, July 2, 2014, in Houston.

Young shines as Seattle beats the Astros 5-2 to sweep series

Chris Young allowed two hits and struck out a season-high eight as he improved to 8-and-4 on the year.

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King Felix named AL Pitcher of the Month

This is the fourth monthly honor for Hernandez (10-2; 2.10 ERA), who also won the award in August 2012, September 2009 and June 2009.

Boise State head coach Chris Peterson, right, walks off the field past Washington's Josh Shirley, after Washington beat Boise State 38-6, in a NCAA college football game, Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, in Seattle.

Josh Shirley leaves Washington Husky football program

The Seattle Times is reporting that Shirley would like to play his senior season closer to his native Southern California.

Seattle Mariners' Robinson Cano, left, and Abraham Almonte, right, are congratulated by teammate Kyle Seager (15) after Cano hit a three-run home run scoring during the third inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers, Thursday, April 17, 2014, in Arlington, Texas.

Cano, Seager lead Mariners to second straight rout of Astros

The Mariners exploded for 7 runs in the 6th Tuesday en route to a 13-2 win over the Astros

Chicago Sky's Courtney Vandersloot congratulates teammates after beating the Seattle Storm in a WNBA basketball game Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013, in Seattle.

Vandersloot out 6-to-10 weeks with sprained knee 

The former Gonzaga Bulldog star was the third pick of the 2011 WNBA Draft and is averaging 7.3 points per game for the Sky.

St. Louis Blues goalie Ryan Miller (39) looks to his teammates during the second period in Game 6 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series against the Chicago Blackhawks in Chicago, Sunday, April 27, 2014. The Blackhawks won 5-1.

Ryan Miller gets 3-year deal with Canucks

The three-year deal is reportedly worth $18 million.

A Washington football helmet rests on a the stage at the introduction of Chris Petersen as the new head football coach for the University of Washington, Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, in Seattle.

Start time for the Dawgs season opener is pushed back

The Huskies and the Warrior game, on August 30th, was originally scheduled to kick off at 5:00pm but now will get underway at 7:30pm.

United States' Jozy Altidore walks back to the team bench after questioning a call on the pitch during the group G World Cup soccer match between the USA and Germany at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, Thursday, June 26, 2014. Left is United States' head coach Juergen Klinsmann.

World Cup: U.S. takes on Belgium Tuesday on KPUG

U.S. says Jozy Altidore will be available to play vs Belgium, but it does not appear the forward is ready to return to the starting lineup.


Royals sign 42-year-old Ibanez, released by Angels 

This is his fifth team since 2011. Ibanez hit 29 home runs just last year for the Seattle Mariners.

Seattle Mariners' Kyle Seager hits a three-run go-ahead home run in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers, Sunday, April 27, 2014, in Seattle.

Seager named A.L. Player of the Week

Seattle Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager has been named the American League Player of the Week for June 23-29

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THREE-PEAT! Slam IBL Champions again

The Bellingham Slam defeated the Vancouver Volcanoes 143-126 Sunday for their 3rd straight IBL Title

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Lynx hang on to beat Storm 74-69

The Storm couldn't complete a comeback Sunday, falling to the Lynx 74-69

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Felix fans 9 as M’s top Indians

Felix Hernandez allowed just one hit over 8 innings Sunday, striking out nine in the Seattle Mariners' 3-0 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Sunday.

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Hammers top Wenatchee United

Tyler Bjork scored two goals and Bellingham United held on to defeat Wenatchee United, 4-2, Saturday in Evergreen Premier League action at Civic Stadium.

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Bellingham Post 7 baseball season comes to an end

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Bellingham wraps up the season with a 41-and-10 record.

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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

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

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.