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Seattle Seahawks defensive back Akeem King (36) puts pressure on Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) during 1st quarter action as the Seattle Seahawks play the Minnesota Vikings at CenturyLink Field on December 10, 2018. (Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times)
Seattle Seahawks defensive back Akeem King (36) puts pressure on Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) during 1st quarter action as the Seattle Seahawks play the Minnesota Vikings at CenturyLink Field on December 10, 2018. (Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times)

What you saw in that dominating defensive performance against the Vikings on Monday Night Football was a watershed moment for the Seahawks' young, rebuilt defense. As the playoffs near, this looks like a complete Seahawks team.

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, left, shakes hands with Seattle Hockey Partners majority owner David Bonderman after the announcement by the National Hockey League Board of Governors to name Seattle as the home of the league’s 32nd franchise, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, in Sea Island, Ga.  (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton) GASM103 GASM103
Inside the NHL | Geoff Baker

NHL’s expansion to Seattle will fuel Canadians’ fury at Gary Bettman, but he has helped the game

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman got plenty wrong early on. But now, with Seattle managing partner David Bonderman's $3.3 billion fortune ranking only 12th among 32 principal NHL owners, Bettman's league is arguably the most stable it's ever been.

From left to right: shortstop J.P. Crawford, right-handed pitcher Justus Sheffield and outfielder Jarred Kelenic. (Associated Press)
Analysis | Ryan Divish

How much have the Mariners improved their farm system after GM Jerry Dipoto’s series of trades?

Certainly, the Mariners have improved their farm system maybe from among the worst in the majors to the top 20. To get to where they want to be those who evaluate prospects say they still need a few more pieces, and that might not happen unless they trade Mitch Haniger.

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