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Seattle signs C John Baker to minor-league deal

The Seattle Mariners have signed catcher John Baker to a minor-league deal with an invite to spring training.

Seattle Seahawks' Earl Thomas answers a question at a news conference for NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, in Phoenix. The Seahawks play the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015.

Hawks miffed about HGH tests

According to an ESPN.com report, Seattle Seahawks' safety Earl Thomas and other players were annoyed about the NFL randomly selecting Thomas for HGH testing.

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WWU men host Alaska Anchorage, women on road trip.

The Viking women visit Montana State Billings. The men host Alaska Anchorage, hear coverage on our sister station AM930 KBAI & www.930kbai.com.

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll answers a question during an interview for NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, in Phoenix. The Seahawks play the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015.

Carroll: Refs to use hand signal for ineligible receiver

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll says the referees will use hand signals to indicate clearly when normally eligible receivers check in the Super Bowl as ineligible, a technique the Patriots have used in the postseason.

Musician Dave Matthews, right, poses for photos with his wife, Ashley Harper, second from right, after Matthews raised the Seattle Seahawks 12th Man flag, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, on the roof of the Space Needle in Seattle. The Seahawks will face the New England Patriots in NFL football's Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz.

Dave Matthews raises 12th man flag on Seattle Space Needle

Musician and Seahawks fan Dave Matthews raised the 12th man flag Thursday on top of the Seattle Space Needle as the city rallies for its team in the Super Bowl.

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Prep Hoops: Eight local teams represented in A.P. state poll

Lynden Christian girls move up to number 1 in the Class A ranks, Lummi boys hold on to the top spot in the 1B ranks.

Stanford head coach Johnny Dawkins yells to his team during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against DePaul on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2014, in Rosemont, Ill.

Stanford eases past short-handed Washington

Anthony Brown scored 23 points and Stanford took advantage of Washington's depleted inside game for an 84-74 victory Wednesday night.

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Full health: Entire Seattle roster participates in practice

All-Pros Earl Thomas and Richard Sherman were full participants as the Seattle Seahawks held their first full Super Bowl practice of the week.

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving celebrates after making a 3-point basket against the Golden State Warriors during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, March 14, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. Cleveland won 103-94.

Irving scores 55, leads Cavs past Blazers for 8th win in row minus LeBron

Irving buried a 3-pointer with 6.4 seconds left in the game to break a 94-94 tie and eventually win the game.

Seattle Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch sets his timer for five minutes at a news conference for NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, in Phoenix. The Seahawks play the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015.

Lynch’s next scripted answer: ‘You know why I’m here’

The only time he had a different answer was when he was asked what music he'll listen to pregame before facing the New England Patriots on Sunday at the Super Bowl. He said "new song. Marshawn. You know why I'm here."

Seattle Storm guard Noelle Quinn (45), forward Camille Little (20) and guard Tanisha Wright (30) walk off the court for a timeout during the second half of a WNBA basketball game against the Washington Mystics Saturday, May 24, 2014 in Washington. The Storm won 73-65.

Seattle Storm trade with Connecticut for No. 3 pick

The Storm have traded Camille Little and Shekinna Stricklen to the Sun for the third and 15th picks in the upcoming WNBA draft and Renee Montgomery.

FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2014, file photo, Eastern Washington quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. throws against Washington Huskies in the second half of an NCAA football game in Seattle. Adams was chosen the first-team quarterback for The Associated Press FCS All-America team released Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, after a remarkable _ yet abbreviated _ season.

EWU QB Adams says he has scholarship offer from Oregon

EWU's record-setting quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. says he has received a scholarship offer from Oregon and will visit the school this weekend.

Seattle Seahawks’ Marshawn Lynch, right, talks to teammate Brandon Mebane as he makes his way out off the floor at the beginning of media day for NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) -

Report: NFL considering fining Lynch over “Beast Mode” hat

Lynch wore another "Beast Mode" logo hat in different colors today. He responded to all questions repeatedly saying "You know why I'm here, " during his 5-minute appearance.

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Anderson earns 3rd career shutout, Ducks blank Canucks 4-0

Frederick Andersen had to make only 17 saves

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Marlins announce 1-year deal with OF Ichiro Suzuki

The 41-year-old Suzuki is a 10-time All-Star and 10-time Gold Glove winner.

SUPER PATS: New England Patriots players celebrate near the team's bench during the second half of the NFL football AFC Championship game against the Indianapolis Colts Sunday, Jan. 18, in Foxborough, Mass. Photo: Associated Press/Elise Amendola

Pats RB Blount says Seahawks defense is not immortal, can be beaten

Blount at Media Day: "I don't care about them being the top defense, that doesn't bother me," "They were good enough to get here, just like we were good enough to get here. They're not immortal. They can be beaten."

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Bells sign three from Chico State University to 2015 roster

Pitchers A.J. Epstein and Hunter Haworth will join the Bells pitching staff, accompanied by outfielder Alex Michaels.

FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2014, file photo, New England Patriots cornerback Brandon Browner exhorts the crowd in the first half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears in Foxborough, Mass. Browner got a Super Bowl ring without playing in the game for Seattle last season. He was serving a suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. Now he's a physical cornerback for the Patriots who will go for his second straight championship, this time against the Seahawks.

Browner stands by his comments

New England Patriots cornerback Brandon Browner is standing by his remarks telling his teammates to go after then injured Seahawks.

Seattle Seahawks' Russell Wilson answers questions during media day for NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, in Phoenix.Seattle Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch's seat, far right, remains empty after he left.

Super Bowl Media Madness

The annual Super Bowl Media Day was held in U.S. Airways Center in Phoenix, the home of the NBA Suns.

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Doug Baldwin headlines group of unheralded receivers

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Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Jermaine Kearse (15) celebrates after scoring on a 63-yard touchdown reception next to wide receiver Doug Baldwin (89) during the first half of an NFL divisional playoff football game against the Carolina Panthers in Seattle, Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015.

Criticism of Seattle's receivers comes from ex-players-turned-broadcasters, other reporters and plenty of fans on social media.

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Chancellor “looked pretty good” as Seahawks finish prep

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Seattle Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor (31) celebrates a hit on St. Louis Rams' Stedman Bailey in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, in Seattle.

Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor "looked pretty good" on Saturday according to coach Pete Carroll.

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Seahawks’ D could earn spot in NFL lore with Super Bowl win

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Seattle Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor, left, and cornerback Richard Sherman warm up with their teammates at the start of NFL football practice Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Seahawks and the Denver Broncos are scheduled to play in the Super Bowl XLVIII football game Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014.

The Seahawks are the first team since coach Buddy Ryan's 1985-86 Chicago Bears to give up the fewest points per game and fewest yards per game in back-to-back seasons.

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Viking men rout Nanooks

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WWU Jeffrey Parker and Jamon Echols

Jeffrey Parker scored 26 points to break open a tight contest as Western Washington University pulled away to an 80-57 victory over University of Alaska Fairbanks.

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