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Portland Trail Blazers power forward LaMarcus Aldridge (12) celebrates after scoring in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, in Dallas. The Mavericks won 105-99.

Aldridge scores 24 as Portland beats Houston

The Portland Trail Blazers fought off a late charge from the Houston Rockets for a 109-98 victory on Sunday night.

Oregon coach Dana Altman reacts from the bench during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against UCLA in Eugene, Ore., Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014. UCLA won 70-68.

Oregon dominates Washington State

Joseph Young just missed a triple double with 29 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists as Oregon beat Washington State 95-72 on Sunday.

Oregon State's head coach Wayne Tinkle calls to the crowd against UCLA during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Corvallis, Ore., Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. Oregon State won 66-55.

Payton has 17 and Oregon State defeats Washington 64-50

The Beavers improved to 16-7 overall for their best record over 23 games since the 1989-90 team started 19-4.

Canucks fans

Miller makes 31 saves, Canucks blank Penguins

Ryan Miller made 31 saves for his sixth shutout of the season and 35th of his career, leading the Vancouver Canucks to a 5-0 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night.

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Wiltjer leads No. 2 Gonzaga to win over San Francisco

Kyle Wiltjer scored 29 points and made a pair of 3-pointers in a key second-half run that helped No. 2 Gonzaga win its 17th straight, 81-70 over San Francisco on Saturday night.

WWU women pose with fans following a win over Central Washington

WWU wins another thriller, beats Central

Kayla Bernsen scored the last of her team-high 19 points on a putback with 1.3 seconds left, lifting WWU to a 62-61 triumph over Central Washington University on Saturday.

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WWU sweeps road trip with 75-65 win at MSUB

Western Washington University earned a sweep of its two-game road trip with a 75-65 victory over Montana State University Billings on Saturday.

Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki (41) of Germany leans back hoping for a shot to fall that rimmed out during an NBA basketball game against the Minnesota Timberwolves, Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, in Dallas.

Nowitzki caps rally, Mavs storm past Blazers in OT

The Dallas Mavericks beat the Portland Trail Blazers 111-101 in overtime Saturday night.

Western Washington University's softball team beat Saint Martins University 1-0, then lost 7-3 on Saturday, March 15, 2013, at Viking Field in Bellingham, Wash.

WWU opens season with split at Chaminade

WWU bounced back for a 3-0 win in the nightcap of a softball doubleheader with Chaminade University on Saturday at CORP field. WWU lost the opener 7-2.

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Eastern Washington pulls out win over Montana State

Eastern Washington overcame one of its worst offensive games of the season Saturday for a 61-51 win over Montana State.

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Watson 2nd in high jump and 4th in long jump at Washington indoor

Brett Watson (Sr., Ferndale) placed second in the high jump on Saturday at the Washington State University Indoor Invitational held at the Indoor track facility on the WSU campus.

Denver Broncos defensive tackle Sam Adams talks to the media during reporting day at Broncos football training camp, Saturday, July 28, 2007, in Denver.

Former NFL player Sam Adams charged in wage theft case

Two-time pro bowler and business partner stole over $500,000

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WWU women’s soccer: Seven sign NLIs to play for Vikings

One other accepts offer of admission to WWU

Seattle Seahawks outside linebacker Bruce Irvin (51), far left, gets into a brawl at the end of the second half of NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game against the New England Patriots on Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz.

NFL fines Irvin, 3 others for roles in Super Bowl shoving

Irvin has been fined $10,000 by the NFL for his role in a scuffle with 18 seconds left in the Super Bowl. Three other players received lesser fines.

Seattle Seahawks assistant coach Ken Norton Jr. on sidelines against the St. Louis Rams in the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011, in Seattle.

Raiders hire Seahawks’ coach Ken Norton Jr. as defensive coordinator

Norton has been linebackers coach for the Seahawks for five seasons, helping them win the Super Bowl last season and make it back this year.

FILE - In this file photo taken Sept. 17, 2012, the NHL logo is seen on a goal at a Nashville Predators practice rink in Nashville, Tenn. The NHL eliminated 16 more days from the regular-season schedule Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, and if a deal with the players' association isn't reached soon the whole season could be lost. The league wiped out all games through Dec. 30 in its latest round of cancellations. Negotiations between the league and the players' association broke off last week, but NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said Sunday the sides are trying to restart talks this week.

Sharks beat Canucks 5-1

Joe Pavelski scored his team-high 28th goal

Portland Trail Blazers head coach Terry Stotts

Aldridge leads Trail Blazers to 108-87 win over Suns

LaMarcus Aldridge had 19 points and 13 rebounds for his team-record 220th double-double.

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No. 2 Gonzaga rallies past Santa Clara 77-63

Byron Wesley scored 17 points and keyed a crucial second-half run that helped No. 2 Gonzaga rally for its 16th straight win.

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Giants’ TE Donnell feels “blessed” after scary plane landing

In this image provided by passenger Larry Donnell, a New York Giants NFL football player, passengers are evacuated after a Delta plane skidded off the runway at LaGuardia Airport during a snowstorm, Thursday, March, 5 2015, in New York. Delta Flight 1086, carrying 125 passengers and five crew members, veered off the runway at around 11:10 a.m., authorities said. Six people suffered non-life-threatening injuries, said Joe Pentangelo, a spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which runs the airport.

New York Giants tight end Larry Donnell says he feels blessed to be safe after a scary landing today at New York's LaGuardia Airport.

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New England Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork (75) during the first half of NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz.

Vince Wilfork says his time with the New England Patriots is over after 11 years.

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Peeps milk coming to an Easter basket near you

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