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Washington State Head Coach Mike Leach takes questions at the 2014 Pac-12 NCAA college football media days at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles Wednesday, July 23, 2014.

WSU’s Leach looking to build on last year’s bowl game

The Cougars return eight starters, including school record setting, senior quarterback Connor Halliday, from a 6-and-7 campaign last season.

Southern California head coach Steve Sarkisian takes questions at the Pac-12 NCAA college football media days at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles, Wednesday, July 23, 2014.

USC’s Sarkisian happy for the University of Washington

USC's Sarkisian on the Huskies: "I can honestly say I'll be rooting for them this fall."

New York Mets starting pitcher Bartolo Colon throws against the Seattle Mariners in the first inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, July 23, 2014 in Seattle.

Colon overpowers Seattle in New York’s 3-2 win

Colon came within seven outs of a perfect game giving up a single to Robinson Cano with two outs in the seventh inning. Mariners drop series to Mets and have gone just 2-and-4 since the All-Star break.

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Oregon picked to win Pac-12 in preseason poll

The Washington Huskies and Washington State Cougars were picked to finish 3rd and 5th respectively in the North Division.

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Sidney Rice looks for the call against the Arizona Cardinals during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, in Glendale, Ariz.

Seattle’s Sidney Rice announces his retirement

Seahawks wide receiver Sidney Rice is retiring from the NFL after an injury-plagued career that included issues with concussions

Seattle Supersonics forward Rashard Lewis, left, keeps the ball away from Portland Trail Blazers forward Viktor Khryapa, from Ukraine, during the second half of NBA basketball action in Portland, Ore., Friday Dec. 16, 2005. Lewis scored 37 points and pulled in seven rebounds to lead the Sonics in scoring as they beat Portland, 111-90.

Mavs void deal for former Sonic Lewis over knee issue

Lewis has played 16 seasons since skipping college to enter the draft and going 32nd overall to Seattle in 1998. He has career averages of 14.9 points and 5.2 rebounds.

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Bellingham 11-U team wins opener at Pacific NW Regional

Eastern Montana is next in the winners bracket

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Bells drop series opener in Yakima

Ludwig gets roughed up to suffer first loss

Phoenix Mercury's Diana Taurasi reacts to making a three-pointer against the Los Angeles Sparks during the second half in Game 1 of their WNBA basketball Western Conference semifinal series on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, in Los Angeles. The Mercury won 86-75.

Mercury win 13th straight, clinch playoff berth

Diana Taurasi scored 22 and Candice Dupree added 19 to help the Phoenix Mercury win their 13th straight game and clinch a playoff berth with an 89-71 victory over the Seattle Storm on Tuesday night.

New York Mets manager Terry Collins looks on from along the dugout during warm-ups prior to the first inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Monday, June 2, 2014, in Philadelphia.

DeGrom tames Mariners in Mets 3-1 victory

Jacob deGrom allowed five hits and a run in seven impressive innings, Lucas Duda hit a mammoth home run and the New York Mets beat the Seattle Mariners 3-1 Tuesday night.

Seattle Mariners pitcher Taijuan Walker throws in a bullpen session during spring training baseball practice, Thursday Feb. 20, 2014, in Peoria, Ariz.

Walker to start against Mets Wednesday

The Seattle Mariners will start Taijuan Walker on the mound in Wednesday’s affair against the New York Mets.

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Smoak optioned to Tacoma

The Seattle Mariners have optioned first baseman Justin Smoak to AAA Tacoma and recalled starting pitcher Erasmo Ramirez.

Seattle Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch stands on the field at an NFL football minicamp practice Wednesday, June 18, 2014, in Renton, Wash.

Seahawks start atop AP Pro32 rankings 

The Seattle Seahawks start the preseason right where they ended last season, as the No. 1 team in the AP Pro32 NFL power rankings.

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Seattle Storm back from all-star break tonight

Brittney Griner and the Phoenix Mercury coming to the Key

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Seahawks regular season tickets sold out

99% of season-ticket holders renewed for 2014

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West Coast League All-Star Game Cancelled Due To Rain

Seven Bellingham Bells players were sent to the West Coast League All-Star game in Klammath Falls, Oregon, but a late…

Seattle Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon is seen before a spring exhibition baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Wednesday, March 19, 2014, in Peoria, Ariz.

Seager, Ackley lead Mariners past Mets 5-2

Dustin Ackley stole a home run with a leaping catch at the wall in the Seattle Mariners' 5-2 win over the New York Mets on Monday night.

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Seattle pushes Iwakuma, Hernandez back a day

More rotation changes for the M's as Erasmo Ramirez will get the start Tuesday against the New York Mets

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WWU men’s basketball 2014-15 schedule announced

WWU Vikings to make 15 home appearances, travel to Puerto Rico.

The Phoenix Suns new players Isaiah Thomas, left, and Anthony Tolliver speak as the two basketball players are introduced by the team on Monday, July 21, 2014, in Phoenix.

Isaiah Thomas says he will accept any role with Suns

The former Curtis High School and University of Washington star says he considers himself a starting point guard in the NBA but he's willing to sacrifice that to play for a winning team.

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Dallas Cowboys offensive tackle Tyron Smith during Dallas Cowboy's training camp, Friday, July 25, 2014, in Oxnard, Calif.

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