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Century Link Field, Seattle.
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Marcie Sillman talks with Dave Zirin, sports writer for The Nation, about how the recent federal raids to inspect illegal drug use are just one of many signs that the relationship between the federal government and professional football is changing.

Astroturfing is when interest groups run a campaign that’s designed to look like it’s grassroots in nature.

Agents from the Drug Enforcement Agency conducted surprise inspections of the staff of at least three National Football League teams on Sunday.

CNN reports:

"The DEA questioned the medical and training staffs of the San Francisco 49ers following the team's 16-10 victory at the New York Giants, agency spokesman Rusty Payne told CNN.

DeAndre Yedlin (third from left) trains with the US National Team at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
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Marcie Sillman talks to Jordan Conn, writer for Grantland, about the Seattle Sounder's DeAndre Yedlin and the success he's found in the last few years.

Jason Fox shaves the Seahawks logo into a loyal 12's hair.
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Jeannie Yandel talks with barber Jason Fox about shaving the Seattle Seahawk into the hair of Seahawks fans outside CenturyLink Field before Seahawks home games. 

Arm wrestler Stephanie Browner and KUOW's Jeannie Yandel show off their biceps at the KUOW studios.
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Jeannie Yandel talks with Stephanie Browning of Olympia's Collective of Lady Arm Wrestlers, a group that arm wrestles to raise funds for local charities. 

The pay and treatment of top Northwest hockey players is the subject of a new class action lawsuit that commenced earlier this week in Canada.

More swimmers in the Northwest are trading the comfort of the pool for a workout in open water.

Probably the three biggest recent stories involving women in sports have been Mo'ne Davis, Michele Roberts and Becky Hammon.

What do you do when you already have beaten Michael Phelps' record at 16 years old?

For swimmer Justin Lynch, who turned 18 last month, he just keeps practicing, chasing that record-breaking performance, with an eye on the 2016 Rio Olympics.

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Is Seattle going too far by making composting mandatory? Is the Northwest the best place to be in a changing climate? Is Hope Solo distracting you from the real domestic violence problem?

Bill Radke discusses these stories plus torn-up pot tickets, washed-up Mariners (maybe) and glitchy ferry clickers with Eli Sanders, Knute Berger, Joni Balter, Luke Burbank, ESPN’s Jim Caple and UW atmospheric scientist Cliff Mass.

Commentator: Stop Talking About Hope Solo

Sep 24, 2014
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 Jeannie Yandel speaks with ESPNW columnist Kate Fagan about how the public and the media should treat the allegations of domestic abuse against Seattle Reign player Hope Solo, and what the charges mean in comparison to similar allegations against National Football League players.

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Yesterday, at the end of the fourth quarter, the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos were tied. That triggered overtime. The referee tossed a coin, Denver's quarterback called tails and it was heads. So Seattle got the ball, scored a touchdown -- and the game was over.

That’s it.

Denver never got the ball, never got a chance to score.

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Ross Reynolds talks with John U. Bacon, sports commentator for Michigan Public Radio, about Seattle Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon, who previously coached the Detroit Tigers.

The Western Hockey League opens its regular season next weekend. The players you'll see on the ice are mostly teenagers. That fact has state labor investigators asking if the four Washington teams are breaking child labor laws.

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