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Thursday, July 24, 2014
Seahawks receiver Sidney Rice retires at age 27
After seven years in the NFL, Sidney Rice said injuries led to his decision to walk away. “I want to be able to function and do things later down the road,” he said.
 
Mariners suffer more offensive woes, lose 3-2 to Mets to drop home series
Mets starter Bartolo Colon retired the first 20 Mariners batters.
 
Sounders sign former Timbers midfielder Aaron Long
Aaron Long was drafted last year by Portland in the SuperDraft but he never played for the Timbers. He was waived by Portland and signed last week by the Sounders.
 
Rafal Majka of Poland wins 17th stage of Tour de France in Pyrenees
Majka takes his second stage victory, but Vincenzo Nibali of Sicily increased his overall lead to 5 minutes, 26 seconds.
 
Salmon fisheries going down as one of the most memorable in recent years
This summer’s salmon fisheries will definitely go down as one of the most memorable in recent years. The ocean salmon fishery is still topping the news; a record sockeye run is heading up the Columbia; and many places in between are giving way to fun action.
 
Testimony ends in Clippers’ sale trial
Shelly Sterling does not testify in trial of proposed $2 billion sale to Steve Ballmer.
 
Gabriel Noriega’s two-run double lifts Tacoma Rainiers to 6-4 victory over Las Vegas
Rain postpones Everett’s home game
 
Jamaal Charles agrees to two-year extension with Kansas City
New contract for running back runs through 2017, and is reported to be worth $18 million.
 
Mariners manager says more experience will make Mike Zunino that much better
In time, manager Lloyd McClendon said, Mariners catcher Mike Zunino will drive in the runner from third base more often than not.
 
Oregon Ducks favored to win Pac-12 football title
Oregon is the favorite in the North, UCLA in the South, according to a media poll. Washington is picked to finish third in the North, Washington State fifth.
 
Tigers acquire closer Joakim Soria from Rangers
The first-place Detroit Tigers have reinforced the back end of their shaky bullpen, acquiring closer Joakim Soria from the Texas Rangers for minor league pitchers Jake Thompson and Corey Knebel.
 
Adidas covers swooshes at Nike's hometown track
Adidas has invaded the birthplace of Nike.
 
Bowl game was nice but Cougars have bigger plans this year
Washington State has just three viable quarterbacks on the roster but one of them is senior standout Connor Halliday. “How far can we take this thing?” Halliday asked Wednesday at the Pac-12 media days event.
 
Huskies’ Corey Pereira ties course record with a 62 at Pacific Coast Amateur
Washington sophomore tied for third after two rounds
 
Bud Withers
Former UW coach Steve Sarkisian finds life at USC “awesome”
Steve Sarkisian talked at the first of two Pac-12 football media days Wednesday about how happy he was to be USC’s coach. That might not sit well with Husky fans upset that Sark turned UW into a way station instead of a destination.
 
NCAA infractions chairman reacts to Bob Bowlsby’s comments
Britton Banowsky, the Conference USA commissioner, says reforms and restructuring enforcement possible causes of “broken” system cited by Big 12 commissioner Bowlsby.
 
On the Air

 
Survey finds sharp increase in teen use of human growth hormones
Experimentation with human growth hormones by America's teens more than doubled in the past year, as more young people looked to drugs to boost their athletic performance and improve their looks, according to a new, large-scale national survey.
 
AP source: Thieves got into 1K StubHub accounts
Cyber thieves got into more than 1,000 StubHub customers' accounts and fraudulently bought tickets for events through the online ticket reseller, a law enforcement official and the company said.
 

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