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Nelson Cruz takes batting practice at the Seattle Mariners spring training facility in Peoria, Arizona.

Cruz steps into power-hitting role with Mariners

The Seattle Mariners DH practiced with his new team Wednesday in Peoria, Arizona.

Southern California head football coach Pete Carroll, left, and tight end coach Brennan Carroll, right, congratulate quarterback Matt Barkley (7) after a touchdown in the second half of a NCAA college football game in Los Angeles, Calif., Saturday, Sept. 5, 2009. USC won the game 56 to 3.

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll to get honorary degree from USC

Will be inducted into the school's athletic hall of fame the day after graduation

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Report: Hawks say Thomas should be ready for season

Star safety had shoulder surgery to repair a torn labrum Tuesday.

Vancouver Canucks goalie Eddie Lack blocks a shot on goal

Lack stops 40 for Canucks in win at Boston

Daniel and Henrik Sedin both picked up assists on the tiebreaking goal 6:47 into the third as the Canucks beat the struggling Bruins for the second time this month.

FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2014, file photo, U.S. goalkeeper Hope Solo stands on the sidelines before a CONCACAF soccer match against Haiti in Washington. Solo had domestic violence assault charges against her dismissed Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, ending what she called "one of the most difficult and emotionally draining times of my life."

Solo regrets ‘mistake’ in interview with ABC

U.S. women's national team, and former University of Washington star, goalkeeper Hope Solo tells ABC News it was a "horrible choice" last month.

Miami Marlins' Ichiro Suzuki speaks during a news conference before the start of the team's first official full squad spring training baseball practice Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, in Jupiter, Fla.

Ichiro begins again with the Marlins

The former Seattle Mariner is on a one-year deal and will serve as Miami's fourth outfielder.

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Two former Vikings sign with Tulsa Roughnecks of USL

Gibson Bardsley and Oscar Jimenez have signed contracts to play for the Tulsa Roughnecks in the team's inaugural season in the United Soccer League.

Fans in the Gonzaga student section hold a photo cutout of Kyle Wiltjer before an NCAA college basketball game against Pacific in Spokane, Wash., Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015.

Gonzaga’s Kyle Wiltjer claims second straight WCC Player of the Week award

The junior forward scored a combined 61 points in helping lead the Bulldogs to two conference victories over Pacific and Saint Mary's last week.

Seattle Seahawks' Earl Thomas in action against the San Francisco 49ers in the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, in Seattle.

Report: Hawks safety Earl Thomas to have shoulder surgery

Thomas will reportedly be out 6 to 8 months.

Seattle Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch 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.

Marshawn looking to trademark famous Media Day phrase

"I'm just here so I won't get fined" coming soon on apparel

Gonzaga's mascot, center, cheers with fans in the student section before the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against St. Thomas Aquinas in Spokane, Wash., Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014.

Zags remain at number 3 in A.P. Top 25

The 28-and-1 Bulldogs host San Diego (14-14) Thursday at the McCauley Athletic Center in Spokane.

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Two Gonzaga Bulldogs added to 2015 Bells roster

Pitcher Justin Blatner and catcher Joey Harris will join returning Bell and GU Bulldog Dustin Breshears on the Bells roster for summer 2015.

WWU forward Jeffrey Parker. 
Photo Credit: Doug Lange

Jeffrey Parker named GNAC Player of the Week

Viking sophomore honored for second time this season

Fans at CenturyLink Field watch during the first quarter of an NFC divisional playoff NFL football game between the Seattle Seahawks and the New Orleans Saints in Seattle, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014.

Seahawks to expand CenturyLink Field by 1,000 seats

CenturyLink Field will have an additional 1,000 seats for the 2015 NFL season under expansion plans officially unveiled by the Seattle Seahawks.

Washington Huskies head coach Chris Petersen in action against Eastern Washington in an NCAA football game Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in Seattle. Washington won 59-52.

Chris Petersen’s return to Boise St set for a Friday night

Chris Petersen's return to Boise State will happen on a Friday night.

Washington's Andrew Andrews (12) shoots against Washington State's Ny Redding (3) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, in Pullman, Wash.

Andrew Andrews Named Pac-12 Player of the Week

UW's Andrew Andrews has been named the Pac-12 Player of the Week after scoring a career-high 35 points and knocking down the game winner as UW defeated WSU on Sunday.

Memphis Grizzlies head coach David Joerger reacts to a call against his team as they play the Oklahoma City Thunder during the first quarter of Game 1 of the opening-round NBA basketball playoff series in Oklahoma City on Saturday, April 19, 2014.

Grizzlies overcome deficit to beat the Blazers

The Memphis Grizzlies overcame a 13-point deficit in the fourth quarter for a 98-92 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday night.

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WWU falls short at GNAC Indoor T&F championships

Western Washington University finished six points short in its bid for a third straight men's title at the 12th annual Great Northwest Athletic Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships.

Vancouver Canucks goalie Eddie Lack blocks a shot on goal

Lack lifts Canucks to shutout of Islanders

Eddie Lack made 27 saves in relief of an injured Ryan Miller and the Vancouver Canucks beat the New York Islanders 4-0 on Sunday.

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State wrestling, swimming and gymnastic results

The 2015 wrestling, swimming and gymnastic state championships concluded on Saturday, with many Whatcom County teams and individuals having great success.

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Colts announce they won’t bring back Reggie Wayne

Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne takes up his position during the first half of an NFL wildcard playoff football game against the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015, in Indianapolis.

The Colts have announced they will not re-sign veteran wide receiver Reggie Wayne.

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AP source: Jets agree to acquire Brandon Marshall from Bears

Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall (15) celebrates after catching a 5-yard touchdown during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014.

A person familiar with the deal says the New York Jets have agreed to acquire star wide receiver Brandon Marshall from the Chicago Bears, pending a physical exam.

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