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PAC 12 Tournament Preview: 5 To Watch & 1 Darkhorse

Who’s Ready to Dance? Next week, the pay to play ballers in Los Angeles will take a back seat to the high hopes of the west coast university men’s basketball teams, as Staples Centre once again plays host to the Pac 12 Championship Tournament. Since 2002, the City of Angels has seen the Washington Huskies capture the Pac 10 crown three times, including the previous two titles...
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2012 MLS Soccer Betting: Major League Soccer Futures Odds

MLS Odds Don’t ever accuse NWSportsBeat.com of not liking to bet a little bit on any of the pro sports teams, college teams or Northwest leagues and teams we cover. We aim to provide to our users in this article soccer gambling futures, betting odds, from Bovada online sportsbook. The MLS season is upon us and last season’s champion L.A. has the best odds to win it all this season...
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Kaufusi kicked off WSU football team

Team spokeman Bill Stevens confirmed Friday that coach Mike Leach had dismissed missed Kaufusi from the team. Washington State Cougars linebacker Sekope Kaufusi as a sophomore last season had 42 tackles and two sacks in 11 games. He won't have a junior season in Pullman. He was arrested Wednesday and charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia after the...
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Back up options for Mariners in center field

Looks like Gutierrez won’t be ready by opening day By now, you’ve all heard about the pectoral injury to Mariners center fielder Franklin Gutierrez. It looks like he is going to miss up to six weeks with this injury, which, after a triple A rehab stint, doesn’t put him in a Mariners uniform until mid April, well after the start of the season. CBS Sportsline (For your fantasy...
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Brent Johnson calls it quits

Defensive end Brent Johnson has retired. The Lions' 35-year-old defensive lineman, who became a pioneer because of performances that made CFL coaches think differently about starting a nonimport at his position, is set to put an end to his 11-year career. Read more: B.C.'s Johnson calls it quits.
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Hornets vs. Trail Blazers betting odds & handicapping preview March. 5th

NBA Matchup Insight The Trail Blazers have lost 3 straight and have fallen out of the top 8 in the Western Conference, but they have a great chance to get back in the W column facing a Hornets’ team that has major offensive issues and has the worst record in the West. CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT THE BLAZERS BLOG IN OUR CLUBHOUSE TODAY AT NWSB! New Orleans Hornets (9-28) at Portland...
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Flying V’s Hat Trick: Sabres Shut Down Canucks After Early Lead

Puck drop was 7:05, NOT 7:10! The Buffalo Sabres broke out to an early lead on Saturday, taking advantage of a pair of point shots to allow Ville Leino to snap home his fifth and sixth of the season only minutes into the hockey game. The Vancouver Canucks couldn’t keep the puck out of their own end in the first five minutes on Saturday, resulting in long night on the bench for...
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Bears cut Frank Omiyale he'll visit Seattle Monday

General manager Phil Emery made his first official moves to shape the 2012 Bears by cutting Offensive lineman Frank Omiyale this week. Today we're hearing from thesidelineview.com that the Seattle Seahawks are expected to have Omiyale in for a visit today. Omiyale would likely compete for a roster spot to be the top backup left tackle while also getting a chance to backup...
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Dawgs claim Pac-12 mens basketball championship

Did you know California's loss to Stanford on Sunday delivered the outright conference championship to the Huskies. A ton of help was needed, but they still grabbed the outright Pac-12 regular-season championship. Washington finished (21-9, 14-4 in Pac-12 play) Washington enters the Pac-12 tournament in LA as the two-time defending champion and No. 1 seed. The Huskies...
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Sounders play Champions League quarters this week

The Sounders begin quarterfinal play at 7 p.m. Wednesday against Mexican club Santos Laguna. Bragging rights are on the line, as the winner advances to the FIFA Club World Cup, where the Sounders could potentially play on the world stage. Quote: "It's a really vital, crucial series, and we expect our fans to come out," said coach Sigi Schmid...
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Beastmode Marshawn Lynch gets his contract from Seattle

Marshawn Lynch has re-signed with Seattle, the team announced Sunday night. The news was first reported by Jay Glazer. Marshawn Lynch agrees to 4 yr deal for 31 million w 17 million guaranteed to avoid having Franchise tag placed on him he said. John Schneider said Quote: "We are excited to keep Marshawn as a part of what we are building,"...
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Oregon WR Josh Huff "Under the influence"

Saturday night Oregon Ducks Wide receiver Josh Huff was cited for drunken driving. He was busted for being under the influence of intoxicants, for speeding and for driving without a license according to a Eugene police spokesperson. Huff is a Junior at Oregon. He's 20 and reportedly cooperated with police, and was taken to jail but not booked. He was released to a friend...
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Bulldogs vs. BYU Cougars love ‘em & hate ‘em

Bulldogs Earn 15th Consecutive WCC Final Appearance During the most important time of the year, the Gonzaga Bulldogs (25-5) put together a masterpiece as they dismantled the BYU Cougars (25-8) 77-58 on Saturday in front of 7,828 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. The West Coast Conference semifinal win allowed the Bulldogs to play in their 15th consecutive WCC championship...
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Pac 12 Hoops Recap: The reasons…Oregon BLEW out UTAH

 46 point win?! I guess you could say that the Oregon Ducks ended the regular season on a high note, as they absolutely embarrassed Utah in their season finale routing the Utes 94-48. While the Ducks did not win the Pac 12 this season they finished in 2nd place and it would be a big shock if they were not invited to the Big Dance. You know the game was ugly early, as many starters...
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2012 NBA Dunk Contest: A Throw Up, Instead of Throw Down Event

Former Sonics and Blazers put 2012 Contest to shame Jeremy Evans, Derrick Williams, Chase Budinger and Paul George;  far from superstar status, far from household names, far from the best dunkers the NBA has to offer.  Yet last weekend, those four gentlemen had the unfortunate honor of participating in what could go down as the worst dunk contest in All-Star Game history (save...
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Breaking News: Seahawks re-sign Marshawn Lynch to multi-year deal

Locked him up Breaking news reports spreading like wildfire on all media outlets confirms that Marshawn Lynch and the Seattle Seahawks have come to terms on a multi-year deal. Per Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer), the deal is  a 4 year, $31 million deal, including $18 guaranteed. Marshawn Lynch agrees to 4 yr deal for 31 million w 17 million guaranteed to avoid having Franchise tag placed...
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Northwest Coach Profiles: Cameron Dollar

The Man Hopes to be Money for SU B-Ball Cameron Dollar Born: December 9, 1975 Place of birth: Atlanta, Georgia College: UCLA (1994-97) Overall Coaching Record: 39-49 Last week, coach Cameron Dollar completed Seattle University’s three-year audition in Division I before the team enters the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) in the 2012-13 season. The transition game is nothing...
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March 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Seahawks re-sign Marshawn Lynch

Breaking news reports spreading like wildfire on all media outlets confirms that Marshawn Lynch and the Seattle Seahawks have come to terms on a multi-year deal. Per Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) The deal is a 4 year, $31 million deal, including $18 guaranteed. This signing comes on the eve of the Franchise Tag deadline, which the Seahawks were planning on using on Lynch if they couldn...
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NCAAB Recap: Reasons the Washington Huskies blew it vs. UCLA

Outright title not tempting enough The Washington Huskies lost their season finale at UCLA and they blew it because the loss was coming against a UCLA team in turmoil and it may have cost them the outright Pac 12 title. Cal is tied with UW with 4 conference losses and if they beat Stanford on Sunday then Washington and California will share the Pac 12 title. Also, if Cal beats Stanford...
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Washington earns Pac-12 season title with some help

Thanks, Stanford! With Stanford’s victory over Cal today, the Washington Huskies became outright Pac-12 regular season champions. Washington went 14-4 in conference play this season with losses to Colorado, Cal, Oregon and UCLA. They went 21-9 overall. The Huskies lost a crucial game Saturday at UCLA that would have allowed Washington to earn the outright title themselves, but...
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Game 67 Stars vs. Canucks: Where the Stars Play

Welcome Back “Why you’ve returned?” said the Canucks writer. Chuckling, the disgruntled Canucks fan and occasional reader replied, “Yes we forgive you for having an opinion on Cody. There really isn’t a right or wrong answer as we can see just yet.” “Well thank you!” the writer exclaimed graciously. Honey Badger don't care 'bout Mark Fistric When the Dallas...
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Timberwolves vs. Trail Blazers blog: love ’em & hate ’em

Blazers Drop Below .500 It seemed like the perfect game for Portland to get back on track. The Rose Garden has long been a very tough place to play for NBA visitors, and the Portland Trail Blazers had a 16 game winning streak against Minnesota. BOXSCORE | My POST GAME NOTES Minnesota 122, Portland Trailblazers 110 When: 10:00 PM ET, Saturday, March 3, 2012 Where: Rose Garden,...
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Sunday Links: Canucks Morning Java

What is up all you sexy Canucks fans? Are you over my COHO article yet? May I be freed from purgatory? Okay, okay, I get it. You just want a huge buttload of Canucks blog posts from across the interwebz. Done like dinner folks. Did you miss the Buffalo Sabres vs. Vancouver Canucks Saturday night on Hockey Night In Canada? Boxscore | Our Managing Editor “Q”‘s  Post Game Recap...
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Washington vs. UCLA Video – Pac 12 Basketball Highlights

UW vs UCLA Pac 12 Hoops Did you miss the Washington Huskies vs. UCLA Bruins game on Saturday? We’ve got the highlights for you. addCustomPlayer('lcg9yj9b2pdn14nk5ve0oa3fk', '436513A0723746DA95C05E22386B026', '1t3crtkszt9ql10p4x9samiv1r', 620, 540, 'perflcg9yj9b2pdn14nk5ve0oa3fk-1t3crtkszt9ql10p4x9samiv1r', 'eplayer4'); CLICK HERE CHECK...
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Buffalo vs. Vancouver – March 3rd | NHL Highlights

Sabres vs Canucks Game Recap Did you miss the Buffalo Sabres vs. Vancouver Canucks Saturday night on Hockey Night In Canada? Boxscore | My Post Game Recap We’ve got the highlights for you. Sabres vs. Canucks highlights courtesy NHL.com. CLICK HERE CHECK OUT THE CANUCKS CLUBHOUSE TODAY AT NWSB! © NWSports "Q" for North West Sports Beat, 2012. | Permalink | No...
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