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Posted on February 5, 2014 at 12:33 PM


Iginla, Lucic lead Bruins to 3-1 win over Canucks

(Eds: Bruins 3, Canucks 1. New approach. With AP Photos.)

BOSTON (AP) — After putting only five shots on goal in the first period, the Boston Bruins took aim against Vancouver goalie Roberto Luongo in the second and third.

Three of their shots got past Luongo and although only two of them counted for goals, that was more than enough offense for the Bruins to beat the slumping Canucks 3-1 last night.

Boston led 1-0 after the first on Milan Lucic's goal despite being outshot 9-5. Jarome Iginla and Daniel Paille added goals in the second period for the Bruins, and Tuukka Rask kept the Canucks from rallying with several saves on short-handed opportunities that could have invigorated Vancouver.

The biggest was stopping Daniel Sedin on a breakaway, which led to Iginla's goal that put Boston up 2-0 with 12:01 left in the second period.

Rask made 27 saves against the road-weary Canucks, who were coming off 2-0 loss in Detroit the night before and dropped their fifth straight.


Thousands expected at Seahawks parade in Seattle

SEATTLE (AP) — A few hundred thousand people are expected to descend on downtown Seattle for the Seahawk's Super Bowl victory parade today.

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray says his office estimates about 300,000 fans coming to celebrate with the team as it parades down Fourth Avenue. The parade will start at 11 a.m. and go from Denny Way to CenturyLink Field.

While the sun will be shining, the forecast calls for temperatures in the low 30s.

The parade will feature Seahawks players, coaches, Sea Gals, Blitz and the blue Thunder drum line. Players and coaches will be in Ride The Duck vehicles and open-roof military Humvees.

Yesterday, Seattle schools officials said they will leave it up to school principals to excuse absences from students attending the parade.


Sass retains lead in Yukon Quest

(Information in the following story is from: Fairbanks (Alaska) Daily News-Miner,

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Brent Sass is holding on to the lead in the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race, leaving the Eagle checkpoint first.

The musher reached Eagle at 3:55 a.m. yesterday, leaving four hours later after a mandatory rest.

According to the live tracker on the website of the 1,000-mile race, defending champion Allen Moore arrived at Eagle slightly more than two hours after Sass. He left the checkpoint at 10 a.m.

Hugh Neff reached the remote checkpoint at 6:30 a.m. and Cody Strathe was the next musher expected to reach Eagle.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports 15 mushers remain in the race that began Saturday in Fairbanks. Mike Ellis scratched Monday at the Circle checkpoint.

The race will end near Whitehorse, Yukon Territory.


Seattle settles with Morrison for $1.75 million

SEATTLE (AP) — Logan Morrison and the Seattle Mariners have reached agreement on a $1.75 million contract for the 2014 season and avoided arbitration.

The team announced the agreement yesterday. This season will be Morrison's first with the Mariners after being acquired in a trade with Miami during the offseason.

Morrison's deal also includes up to $375,000 in performance bonuses based on plate appearances. Morrison had requested $2.5 million and was offered $1.1 million.

Morrison has not been able to match the power he showed during the 2011 season when he hit 23 homers with 72 RBIs. Morrison had right knee surgery in September 2012 and missed the first two months of the 2013 season. He hit .242 with six homers and 36 RBIs in 85 games last year.