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Release The Kraken! Seattle’s NHL team gets a name at last, and it’s drawing attention

Excerpt: Through what Seattle NHL officials have called methodical process of elimination, the franchise settled on the mythical sea creature for the team name as opposed to alternatives like Sockeye, Steelhead, or Totems. 
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MLS Cup returns to Cascadia as Seattle Sounders defeat Toronto FC at home

Excerpt: Our Sounders have done it again. They're champions for the second time in three years, having defeated Toronto to win the MLS Cup.
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Clippers owner Donald Sterling banned “for life” from the NBA, commissioner announces

Excerpt: Good­bye and good rid­dance, Don­ald Ster­ling: NBA Com­mis­sion­er Adam Sil­ver has banned Don­ald Ster­ling for life from any asso­ci­a­tion with the Clip­pers or the NBA, it was announced today at a press con­fer­ence in Manhattan. Com­mis­sion­er Sil­ver has also fined Mr. Ster­ling $2.5 mil­lion, the max­i­mum amount allowed under the NBA Constitution. The fine mon­ey […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Seattle Seahawks advance to Super Bowl, Pacific Northwest celebrates big playoff win

Excerpt: For only the sec­ond time in fran­chise his­to­ry, the Seat­tle Sea­hawks have found their way to the Super Bowl, the most watched sport­ing event in the world and the annu­al cham­pi­onship game of the Nation­al Foot­ball League. Seat­tle punched its tick­et by beat­ing its divi­sion rival, the San Fran­cis­co 49ers, for the sec­ond time this […]
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WOW! Félix Hernández pitches first perfect game in Mariners history at Safeco Field

Excerpt: All hail King Félix! The twen­ty-six year old Mariners pitch­ing phe­nom solid­i­fied his place in base­ball his­to­ry by becom­ing the first Seat­tle pitch­er to toss a per­fect game in front of 21,000+ cheer­ing fans on a sun­ny sum­mer day at Safe­co Field. The Mariners scored just one run against the Tam­pa Bay Rays, but that was […]
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Good luck, Dad… go Mustangs!

Excerpt: We don’t usu­al­ly cov­er high school sports here on The Advo­cate, but I’d be remiss if I did­n’t men­tion that my alma mater’s cross coun­try team is com­pet­ing today in the State Cham­pi­onships, coached by my dad, Denis Villeneuve. The Red­mond Mus­tangs are mak­ing their nine­teenth trip to the state meet, but it’s the first […]
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