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Shaq Thompson walking to practice on June 11, 2015.

Panthers linebacker Thompson looks to make up lost ground

Carolina's first-round draft pick returned to practice this week after missing most of the team's first three weeks of voluntary practices while finishing up his classwork at the University of Washington.

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Shaun Marcum pitches to Seattle Mariners' Logan Morrison during the first inning of a baseball game, Thursday, June 11, 2015, in Cleveland.

Marcum blanks Mariners in Cleveland

Seattle offense held to just 2 hits in shutout

Drury vs WWU (MBKB) at 2013 NCAA Elite 8

Madison retiring after nearly 50 years as SID at WWU

Held position for Vikings as student, part-time and 40 full-time

Seattle Mariners employees waves signs as they greet Kyle Seager before a news conference Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, in Seattle. Seager, who was the "other kid" from North Carolina the Mariners drafted in 2009, cashed in with a $100 million, seven-year contract after turning out to be the best selection Jack Zduriencik has made during his time as Seattle's general manager.

Seager subs for Cruz, hits grand slam, Mariners beat Indians

Kyle Seager, batting cleanup in place of ailing Nelson Cruz, hit a grand slam and drove in five runs

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Mariners select 30 players on final day of MLB Draft

Seattle drafts two WSU Cougars and a highly rated pitcher out of Yelm High School.

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Former Meridian star Mitchell Tripp drafted by Reds

The right-handed pitcher has not appeared in a game this season at the University of Central Florida while recovering from Tommy John surgery, which also forced him to miss all of 2014.

2014 FIFA World Cup - Ghana v USA - held at Arena Das Dunas. USA went on to win, 1-2

Featuring: Clint DEMPSEY
Where: Natal, RIO GRANDE DEL NORTE, Brazil
When: 16 Jun 2014
Credit: ATP/WENN.com

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Sounders FC stars Dempsey and Evans named to USMNT squad

Former Sounder DeAndre Yedlin was also named to the squad.

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Olis homers, and the Bellingham Bells shutout the Corvallis Knights

Walker Olis hit a three run home run and the Bellingham Bells beat the Corvallis Knights, 4-0, in the first game of a three-game road series.

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Tulsa Shock defense dominating in 68-45 win over Seattle

Riquna Williams scored 14 off the bench and the Tulsa defense completely dominated Seattle as the Shock rolled to a 68-45 win over the Storm Tuesday night.

Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Roenis Elias throws a pitch during an interleague baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Philadelphia.

Cano, pitching lead Mariners past Indians

Robinson Cano broke out of a slump with two doubles and an RBI, while five pitchers held Cleveland in check, leading the Seattle Mariners to a 3-2 win over the Indians on Tuesday night.

Seattle Mariners' Nelson Cruz gets ready to bat during the third inning of a spring training baseball game against the San Diego Padres Thursday, March 5, 2015, in Peoria, Ariz.

Mariners’ Cruz leaves game with back spasms

Cruz fouled off a pitch from Indians pitcher Corey Kluber in the fifth inning. Manager Lloyd McClendon and a Mariners trainer came on the field, and Cruz walked to the dugout after a brief discussion.

In this photo taken Feb. 25 2015, Washington's Braden Bishop runs to first base after hitting during an NCAA college baseball game against Portland in Seattle. Bishop's mother Suzy was diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease in 2014, and he is working to use his athletic talents to raise awareness and support Alzheimer's research.

Mariners select UW outfielder Braden Bishop, 7 others on day 2 of MLB Draft

Bishop hit .293 with 4 home runs, 65 RBI and 42 stolen bases in 149 games during his college career with the Huskies.

Seattle Seahawks' Tarvaris Jackson warms-up on the field before an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, in Seattle.

Seahawks agree to terms with backup QB Tarvaris Jackson

Jackson will spend his fourth season with the Seahawks. He was Seattle's primary starter in 2011, going 7-7 in games he played.

Seattle Seahawks' Richard Sherman speaks during a news conference Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, in Renton, Wash. The Seahawks play the Denver Broncos in the NFL football Super Bowl on Feb. 2.

Sherman glad to avoid surgery, fires back at Cromartie

Seahawks All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman spoke after Seattle wrapped up its organized team activity on Tuesday and said he happy to avoid Tommy John surgery on his injured elbow.

Daz Cameron, of Eagles Landing Christian Academy, in Mc Donough, GA., during a high school all-star baseball game Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, in San Diego.

Former Mariner Mike Cameron’s son drafted by Astros

Daz Cameron, son of former Seattle Mariner center fielder Mike Cameron, was drafted 37th overall by the Houston Astros in the 2015 Major League Baseball Draft.

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Beast Mode stars in new “Call of Duty” video game

Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch stars in Call of Duty Black Ops III

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WWU’s Steen fourth at prestigious Harry Jerome Classic

The senior from Sammamish was just over two seconds off her school record set earlier this spring

Brookside Christian quarterback Tony Rodriguez gets set to pass during the first half of their CIF division lV high school football championship game against Bishop in the rain on Friday, Dec. 17, 2010, in Carson, Calif.

UW Signs CCSF Quarterback Tony Rodriguez

Rodriguez expected to "add an immediate boost to the competition at the quarterback position"

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Bells open series in Corvallis tonight

Re-match of last year's West Coast League championship series

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