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Seattle Mariners' Nick Franklin follows through on a two-run single off Cleveland Indians relief pitcher Nick Hagadone in the first inning of a spring training baseball game, Wednesday, March 5, 2014, in Peoria, Ariz. The hit scored Robinson Cano and Justin Smoak in the 8-5 Indians win.


Mariners’ Beavan, Morrison placed on 15-day DL

Outfielder James Jones and infielder Nick Franklin recalled from AAA Tacoma

Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish, right, and Seattle Mariners pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma, both of Japan, smile as they chat during batting practice before their baseball game Tuesday, April 15, 2014, in Arlington, Texas.


M’s and Rangers send aces to the mound

It's a big pitching match-up tonight at Globe Life Park in Arlington on KPUG The Sports Leader.

Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin put the ball to his face as he reacts to being called for a foul against the Sacramento Kings during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Saturday, April 12, 2014. The Clippers won 117-101.


Griffin has to sit out finale for technical fouls

Blake Griffin has been suspended for a game after getting his 16th technical foul this season and will sit out the regular season finale tonight vs. Portland.

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Date set for Koenen/Locker football camp

There will be no "Friday Night Lights" game prior to the camp like last year. Koenen writes on Facebook, "We have a great event coming for everyone to be excited about to replace it."

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Guard Jaamon Echols enrolled spring quarter at WWU

Played in 20 games as freshman at NCAA D-1 Texas A&M Corpus Christi.

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PAC-12 suffers more defections to the NBA draft

The conference loses tops stars from Arizona and UCLA.

Denver Broncos' Peyton Manning walks off the field after the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game against the Seattle Seahawks Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Seahawks won 43-8.


Manning holds on to heartache of Super Bowl

Manning says the Broncos' 43-8 loss to the Seahawks in Super Bowl XLVIII will serve as motivation in 2014.

Texas Rangers' Elvis Andrus is congratulated by manager Ron Washington after Andrus scored on a balk by San Diego Padres starting pitcher Ian Kennedy in the first inning of a spring training baseball game, Thursday, March 6, 2014, in Peoria, Ariz.


Rangers blank M’s

Prince Fielder and Kevin Kouzmanoff hit back-to-back homers, Robbie Ross limited Seattle to five singles in seven-plus innings and the Texas Rangers beat the Mariners 5-0 Tuesday night.

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Bellingham Slam add Canadian guard

Sam Freeman, a native of Coquitlam, B.C., was standout player at Fraser Valley University and will make his debut against the Seattle Flight on April 25 at Whatcom Pavilion.

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


Mariners’ Walker scratched from rehab start

Seattle Mariners right-handed pitcher Taijuan Walker was scratched from his rehab start in Tacoma on Tuesday.

Green Bay Packers' Matt Flynn during the first half of an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, in Green Bay, Wis.


Former Seahawk Matt Flynn to stay in Green Bay

A source says former Seattle Seahawks quarterback, Matt Flynn, has reached an agreement on a new contract with the Green Bay Packers

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Abbotsford, B.C. severs deal with AHL’s Heat

The Abbotsford Heat of the American Hockey League is leaving the City of Abbotsford.

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Woolridge, Hunter will transfer from WSU

Guard Royce Woolridge & center James Hunter have left the WSU basketball program, while recruit Jermaine Morgan has been released from his letter of intent.

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WWU men’s & women’s golf finish in the top 5 in tournaments

WWU men's golf finishes solid fifth in 19-team Hanny Cal State Stanislaus Invitational and the women finishes fourth at the abbreviated Tarleton State University Doc Housewright Women’s Golf Invitational.

Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Roenis Elias throws to first on a pick-off attempt of Los Angeles Angels' Howie Kendrick in the second inning of a baseball game Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Seattle. Kendrick was safe.


Mariners add run on replay, beat Rangers 7-1

Roenis Elias worked into the seventh inning with five strikeouts for his first major league victory in the left-hander's third career start

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Crawford named GNAC Golfer of the Week

Senior shoots 6-under 66, low round by GNAC player this season.

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Storm make draft night deal for forward Crystal Langhorne

Langhorne, the 6th year pro out of Maryland, averaged 12 points and 7.2 rebounds per game game last season.

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Gonzaga promotes assistant to head coach

Lisa Fortier has coached at Gonzaga for seven seasons, including the Bulldogs' current run of six consecutive trips to the NCAA tournament.

Vancouver Canucks head coach John Tortorella


Burke: Tortorella should ‘keep his mouth shut’

Tortorella had objected when Canucks forward Daniel Sedin was hit from behind and driven into the boards by Flames forward Paul Byron late in the second period.

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


Williams-Goss returning to UW

Williams-Goss averaged 13.4 points, 4.4. rebounds and 4.4 assists last season for the Huskies.

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