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Seahawks attempt to tackle ‘really bad’ position at combine

Everyone who knows Seattle wears blue uniforms realizes the team needs to get better at offensive tackle. But as NFL Network draft guru Mike Mayock echoed from the consensus on the eve of the scouting combine in Indianapolis: “This is a really bad offensive-tackle class.” The Seahawks are also looking intently at cornerbacks, linebackers and defensive tackles.

Baseball

Royals' Terrance Gore still trying to prove he can do more

Inside the Royals clubhouse, the clock ticks. A collection of cornerstone players are set to become free agents after the 2017 season. Royals manager Ned Yost has two years remaining on his contract, and at age 61, will not be here indefinitely. All around the room, there are reminders of a franchise in transition.

Sports

Ron Cook: Old man Matt Cullen helps young Penguins shine

It seemed so innocent late Saturday night, Matt Cullen, sounding like an old man well past his bedtime, talking about how he used to watch Jake Guentzel play high school hockey in Minnesota. But it said so much. Guentzel was 3 when Cullen broke into the NHL in 1997 with the Anaheim Mighty Ducks. The two are teammates now on a Penguins club that looks good enough to become the first repeat Stanley Cup champion in almost two decades. What makes their story so compelling is that each belongs. Each has earned his spot, Cullen at 40, absolutely an old man by his sport's harsh standards and the NHL's third-oldest player, and Guentzel at 22, a mere baby and the Penguins' youngest player. It's a beautiful thing, a wonderful dynamic that makes sports so much fun to watch.

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The News Tribune’s 2016-17 All-Area girls basketball team

The News Tribune’s 2016-17 All-Area girls basketball team includes All-Area player of the year Kendall Bird of White River, who is the school’s all-time leading scorer
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The News Tribune’s 2016-17 All-Area girls basketball team 1:49

The News Tribune’s 2016-17 All-Area girls basketball team

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Mariners 13, Padres 2: A walk in the park for another easy victory

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Lorenzo Romar discusses Huskies' 79-71 loss at Washington State

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Carlos Johnson discusses Huskies' 79-71 loss at Washington State