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Florida State tops preseason Amway coaches’ poll

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston throws a pass before an NCAA college football game against Miami Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, in Tallahassee, Fla.

Rounding out the top five were Alabama, Oklahoma, Oregon and Auburn with the first-ever playoff looming at the end season.

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Dustin Johnson takes leave of absence from golf

Dustin Johnson of the US plays a shot on the 17th fairway during the second day of the British Open Golf championship at the Royal Liverpool golf club, Hoylake, England, Friday July 18, 2014.

In a statement Thursday from Hambric Sports Management, the 30-year-old Johnson said his leave of absence was effective immediately.

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Another decent start for Woods at Firestone

Tiger Woods answers questions at his news conference during the final practice day for the Bridgestone Invitational golf tournament Wednesday, July 30, 2014, in Akron, Ohio.

Woods made six birdies Thursday to open with a 2-under 68 at the Bridgestone Invitational, just four shots behind Marc Leishman.

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A’s & Tigers escalate arms race on busy MLB trade deadline day

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Oakland sends Yoenis Cespedes to Boston for Jon Lester while the Tigers pick up David Price in 3-team deal.

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Ravens’ Rice publicly apologizes to wife for domestic violence

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The running back apologizes to his wife for hitting her, vowing to be an "ambassador against domestic violence."

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Zunino’s homer lifts Mariners past Indians

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Mike Zunino's two-run homer in the eighth inning lifted the Seattle Mariners to a 6-5 win over the Cleveland Indians on Thursday night.

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Bellingham to host 2015 WCL All-Star Game

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The Bellingham Bells are pleased to announce that the City of Bellingham and the Bells will host the 2015 West Coast League All-Star Game.

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Lynch ends holdout, arrives at Seahawks camp

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll, right, laughs as he stands with Marshawn Lynch at a football minicamp practice Tuesday, June 17, 2014, in Renton, Wash.

Marshawn Lynch has joined Seattle Seahawks training camp after missing the first week.

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M’s get CF Austin Jackson in 3-way deal with Tigers, Rays

Detroit Tigers center fielder Austin Jackson watches from the dugout against the Minnesota Twins in first inning of a baseball game in Detroit, Saturday, June 14, 2014.

Nick Franklin goes to Tampa in deal that sends David Price to Detroit.

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Florida State #1, UW cracks top 25 in the preseason Amway coaches’ poll 

"Harry," the Washington Huskies mascot runs on the field with a giant flag as Washington football players come out of the tunnel for an NCAA college football game against Arizona, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, in Seattle.

The preseason Amway coaches' poll was released on Thursday and the PAC-12 is well represented with 6 teams in the top 25, including Washington.

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Adults embrace art, science sleepovers

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Kids have been sleeping overnight in museums across the country for years and now adults are getting in on the fun.

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Study: Kids like new, healthier school lunches

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A recent study suggests that most elementary age students like eating the healthier school lunches required by the USDA.

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Fist bumps relay 90 percent less germs than handshakes

President Barack Obama fist bumps the cashier after paying for his order at Franklin Barbecue in Austin, Texas on July 10, 2014.

Replacing handshakes with fist bumps could help cut down on the spread of bacteria and illnesses, according to a new study.

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Sony looks to revive the Playstation network

A white Sony Playstation 4 is on display at the 2014 Electronic Entertainment Expo, known as E3, in Los Angeles, California on June 11, 2014.

Sony Corp is hammering out plans to rise from the ashes of nearly $10 billion lost in six years by building a future around the PlayStation.

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Apple updates MacBook Pro laptops, cuts price of older model

The Apple logo is pictured on the front of a retail store in the Marina neighborhood in San Francisco, California on April 23, 2014.

Apple Inc said it updated its MacBook Pro line of laptops with a high-resolution Retina display, faster processors and higher memory for a starting price of $1,299.

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Lorde curating ‘Hunger Games’ soundtrack

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The 17-year-old pop star is recording a single for the third installment of the franchise.

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David Cassidy reportedly skips court for race track

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The '70s heartthrob was reportedly at the race track while his attorney was in court representing him on a drunken driving charge.

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PHOTOS: Inside Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch

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Five years after the King of Pop's death, his iconic California home is about to be sold.

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Stars hold out for big payday on ‘Big Bang Theory’

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Production of the hit comedy is on hold as the show's stars demand big bucks.

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Wife, son of late Bee Gees star Robin Gibb to release new music

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The previously unreleased tracks were recorded before Gibb lost his battle with cancer in 2012.

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REVIEW: ‘Guardians’ among year’s most entertaining

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Director James Gunn elevates our August with one of the most entertaining films of 2014, Marvel’s "Guardians of the Galaxy."

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Bieber tweets, deletes Miranda Kerr shot after Bloom fight

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Justin Bieber appears determined to continue provoking Orlando Bloom following their bust-up at a party in Ibiza, Spain.

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Arrest warrant issued for ex-’Scandal’ star Columbus Short

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An L.A. judge has issued a warrant for the actor's arrest after he skipped a hearing in his domestic violence case.

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Alice Cooper pays tribute to late guitarist

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Alice Cooper's guitarist, and co-writer of hits including "I Never Cry," passed away this week.

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‘Glee’ star’s best-selling books coming to big screen

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The young adult book series "The Land of Stories" could be heading to the big screen.

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Governor Inslee joined Orion Industries to celebrate their newest facility’s grand opening

Governor makes stop in Bellingham today

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Study: No texting while driving laws do lower deaths

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No texting campaigner says penalty should be same as drunk driving