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Seattle NHL expansion franchise reveals 'Kraken' as team name

The NHL's newest team finally has its name: the Seattle Kraken. The expansion franchise unveiled its nickname Thursday, ending 19 months of speculation about whether the team might lean traditional or go eccentric with the name for the league's 32nd team.

Seahawks take over top spot in NFC West with wild win against Vikings

Rashaad Penny scored one touchdown rushing and one receiving, Russell Wilson hit David Moore for a 60-yard TD pass, and the Seattle Seahawks built a big second-half lead before holding off the Minnesota Vikings for a 37-30 win Monday night.

Seattle hires former U.S. team captain Cammi Granato as scout

Seattle's expansion NHL franchise has hired former U.S. Olympic team captain Cammi Granato as a pro scout. Granato is one of a handful of women working on the hockey operations side of an NHL franchise and becomes the league's first female pro scout.

Homers by Crawford, Narvaez help Mariners past Blue Jays

Omar Narvaez and J.P. Crawford homered, and the Seattle Mariners beat the visiting Toronto Blue Jays 7-4 on Friday night for their fifth win in six games.

Seattle NHL team to hire ex-Hurricanes exec Ron Francis as GM: report

Seattle's NHL expansion team is close to an agreement with Hockey Hall of Famer Ron Francis to become its first general manager, a person with direct knowledge tells The Associated Press.

Russell Wilson agrees to $140M US contract extension

Russell Wilson is sticking around with the Seattle Seahawks. He posted a video on social media early Tuesday saying, "Seattle, we got a deal," shortly after agreeing to a $140 million US, four-year extension with the Seahawks

Sounders beat TFC to continue hot start

Will Bruin and Cristian Roldan scored two minutes apart midway through the second half and the Seattle Sounders stayed unbeaten with a 3-2 victory over Toronto FC on Saturday.

Wilson's late heroics lift Seahawks over Packers

After a shaky beginning, Russell Wilson got hot in the fourth quarter and kept the Seattle Seahawks in the middle of the NFC playoff race. Wilson threw for 225 yards and was the difference in the Seahawks' 27-24 victory over the Green Bay Packers on Thursday night.

Jays' Estrada keeps Mariners at bay with dominating performance

Marco Estrada baffled Seattle's struggling bats with his mix of offspeed pitches, taking a no-hitter into the seventh inning and leading the Toronto Blue Jays to a 5-1 win over the Mariners on Saturday night.

Ronaldo vs. Suarez takes the spotlight as Uruguay faces Portugal

While others try to downplay the significance, the match between Uruguay and Portugal in the World Cup knockout stage will be focused on how much influence Luis Suarez and Cristiano Ronaldo can have.

Kroos keeps Germany's World Cup hopes alive with late stunner

A dramatic stoppage-time goal from Toni Kroos gave holders Germany a 2-1 win over Sweden on Saturday to keep its hopes alive of qualifying for the Round of 16 at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Belgium spoils Panama's World Cup debut with shutout victory

Romelu Lukaku scored two goals in a six-minute span and Dries Mertens put in another Monday to give Belgium a 3-0 win over Panama at the World Cup.

MLB suspends Robinson Cano 80 games for violating drug policy

Seattle Mariners second baseman and eight-time all-star Robinson Cano has been suspended 80 games after testing positive for a banned substance.

Angels' Albert Pujols joins MLB's 3,000-hit club

Albert Pujols of the Los Angeles Angels has reached 3,000th career hits.

Seahawks part ways with star cornerback Richard Sherman

Three-time All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman will be released by the Seattle Seahawks on Friday, saving the team $11 million US against the 2018 salary cap.