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The latest sports news and notes from around the Puget Sound area.

Eastern Washington could get a top-four seed

Eastern Washington is in the running for a top-four seed during the FCS selection show on Sunday.

Seattle native Brandon Roy set for return

One of the finest Washington basketball products ever, Brandon Roy, will be making his return to the hardwood Friday evening as a member of the Minnesota Timberwolves.

49ers remain Super Bowl favorites at 4-1

The San Francisco 49ers began the season as the Las Vegas favorites to win the Super Bowl, and after eight weeks, they remain so.

Romar and Gaddy at Pac-12 media day

Washington Huskies head coach Lorenzo Romar and point guard Abdul Gaddy spoke to the press at Pac-12 basketball media day.

Huskies picked to finish 5th in Pac-12 hoops

The Arizona Wildcats barely topped UCLA in the preseason Pac-12 media poll, and the Washington Huskies came in fifth place.

Russell Wilson the best QB in the NFC West?

Midseason grades have the Seahawks rookie atop the division.

ESPN's Andy Katz hops on Zags preseason bandwagon

He ranks them No. 18 in his preseason top 25.

Jake Locker out of action for a while

The ex-Husky quarterback has shoulder fracture, his coach revealed on Monday.

Ryan and Ackley named Gold Glove finalists

The two members of the Mariners infield might bring home some accolades for the Mariners when the winners are announced on Tuesday evening.

Stern hard at work to bring NBA team to Seattle

David Stern helped strip Seattle of the Sonics five years ago, but now he is trying to put a team back in one of the NBA's best markets before he retires.

Mariners season ticket base down 61% since 2002

A decade of losing has turned the Mariners from one of MLB's best supported teams into one of its worst.

Original Seattle Mariners owner dead at 93

Les Smith, one of the Seattle Mariners original owners who was responsible from bringing to team to Seattle in 1977, has died. He was 93.

Mike Leach's Twitter Ban Was Out Of Line

Mike Leach's latest move to ban his players from using Twitter has skeptics questioning if he's gone too far.

Former EW Eagle Trufant gets brotherly advice

When Isaiah Trufant was tasked with covering Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker, he turned to his brother Marcus, who faced the Pro Bowler the week before.

Mariners' ticket prices to go up in 2013

Seattle Mariners tickets will cost more in 2013, and it's creating some controversy.

Mike Holmgren hasn't given up on coaching yet

The ex-Seahawks coach is out as team president of the Cleveland Browns and hasn't completely ruled out a return to coaching.

UW Huskies Basketball: Can the Dawgs bounce back?

Can this year's team avoid a repeat of last year's disappointment?

A kicker from Spokane almost made national history

But instead of getting in first, he ended up tying the second longest high school field goal in American history - and its longer than the NFL record.

NFL Thursday Night games strongly favor home team

The Seahawks aren't the first road team to struggle to win on Thursday Night Football.

Yahoo! says Zags are the cream of the WCC crop

Yahoo! Sports says despite challenges from BYU and Saint Mary's, expect Gonzaga to win the WCC conference crown.

Huskies TE non-committal on playing hoops

Washington Huskies tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins has not yet committed to playing basketball this year.

Brandon Roy could be 'X-factor' for T'wolves

The Minnesota Timberwolves made the risky move of signing former Portland Trail Blazers guard Brandon Roy, but he could fit into Rick Adelman's system if he remains healthy.

Mike Zunino tearing up the Arizona Fall League

Mariners minor league catcher Mike Zunino has proven why he was the third overall pick in the 2012 draft in his short time in the AFL so far.

Thomas Tyner decommits from Ducks

Four-star running back Thomas Tyner decommitted to take a few more visits this year.

Patrick Willis ready to stop Beastmode

Marshawn Lynch ended the 49ers' streak of not allowing a 100-yard rusher last year. Patrick Willis wants to make sure Lynch doesn't go off again.

Study determines Seahawks have best home field

The Seattle Seahawks have the best home field advantage, according to a study by The Harvard College Sports Analysis Collective.

How much support for the NHL is there in Seattle?

Research shows that there's potential for an NHL team to find success in Seattle.

Lorenzo Romar snares another 2013 recruit

Shooting guard Darin Johnson verbally committed to the Washington Huskies on Sunday.

Coach Sarkisian stands by Price despite turnovers

Huskies quarterback Keith Price had a game to forget against the Trojans as he turned the ball over four times.

Seattle 3rd in West with playoffs fast approaching

The Seattle Sounders, having already clinched a playoff spot, are battling for playoff seeding with two weeks left in the regular season.

Seahawks CB Byron Maxwell aggravates hamstring

CB Byron Maxwell, S Kam Chancellor and G Paul McQuistan all sustained injuries in the Seahawks 24-23 upset win over the New England Patriots Sunday afternoon.

Mariners still oppose new Seattle arena

A new Seattle arena will cause traffic congestion, as the Seattle Mariners argue.