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The Pan Am Games kickoff today in Toronto with dozens of Northwest athletes competing for team USA and Canada.

Megan Rapinoe and other members of the US Women's National Team celebrate victory over Japan in the 2012 Summer Olympics. The team is hoping to bring home it's first World Cup victory in over 15 years. (Photo from REUTERS)

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Jump on the soccer bandwagon and cheer the U.S. team in the Women's World Cup final Sunday.

Defender Rachel Corsie of Seattle Reign FC plays at Memorial Stadium against China's Women's National Soccer Team Friday night. (Photo by Yiqin Weng)

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Friday's Seattle Reign FC game happened at the intersection of two emerging women's soccer revivals in China and the U.S.

Young fans ask La Avispa for pictures and matching autographs after the final match (Photo by Olivia Fuller)

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Lucha libre — amateur Mexican-style wrestling — has gained a surprising following in the Northwest.

Hamza Ibrahim, 18, leaps for a rebound during a Companion Athletics basketball game. His team, representing the Ethiopian Muslim Association of Seattle (EAMS) won the championship last year — and involvement in the league encouraged Ibrahim to get his grades up. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

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A new all East African basketball league in Tukwila has given Somali, Ethiopian and Eritrean teens a chance to show off their skills, and raise their grades.

Emerald City Supporters lead the "March to the Match" from Pioneer Square to CenturyLink Field at last Sunday's home opener. (Photo by Justice Magraw)

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If you are a Seahawks fan, or Mariners fan, or aren't that into sports at all, this is your year to fall in love with the Seattle Sounders.

Seahawks super bowl xlix shirt

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Thousands of T-shirts that would have adorned happy Seahawks fans if they'd won the Super Bowl will head to developing countries for people in need.

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The Seattle Seahawks apologized after comparing their unlikely win over the Green Bay Packers with Martin Luther King, Jr.'s fight for civil rights.

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Who is Hafid Yassin? We're not sure, but his incredible elevated dunk in a basketball game against Garfield last night has gone viral.

The author, Sweta Saraogi, practices yoga at a temple India. (Courtesy photo)

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What Americans are missing by only focusing on the physical aspects of yoga.

Yoga instructor Sweta Saraogi shows one of her moves in the yoga studio she teaches out of in her condo in Seattle. (Photo by Ellen M. Banner / The Seattle Times)

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"That’s the face of yoga: a thin, white, blonde American teacher who can do crazy pretzel moves and pass for a super model.”

Climbers in the midst of a small avalanche during an Everest ascent. (Photo by Lloyd Smith)

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Members of the Northwest Sherpa community are collecting money to aid the families of Sherpas killed in April’s big avalanche on Mount Everest, and some are rethinking their careers as mountain guides.

Protest against the World Cup in Copacabana on June 12, 2014. (Photo from Agência Brasil, a public Brazilian news agency)

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After living in Brazil for over a year, I had mixed feelings on the arrival of the World Cup.

Australian superstar Lauren Jackson (left) is the best known of a long string of Aussie players for the Seattle Storm. (Photo Courtesy Seattle Storm)

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Why are Aussie women storming into Seattle to play for our WNBA team?

Italian and French players rucking during Six Nations Rugby Championship in 2014. (Photo by Pierre-Selim Huard)

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Having Seahawks withdrawal this offseason? Is the World Cup just not doing it for you? You may have a new sport to turn.

Catch outdoor screenings of World Cup matches in Pioneer Square's Nord Alley. (Photo by Jordan Lewis)

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Want an authentic World Cup experience? Cheer alongside international superfans at these local venues.

Nicole Pita and Andre Mascarenhas are newlyweds on opposite sides of the world's fiercest soccer rivalry. (Photo by Andre Mascarenhas)

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Nicole Pita and Andre Mascarenhas are newlyweds on opposite sides of the world’s fiercest soccer rivalry.

(Photo by Keith Allison via Flickr)

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Impress your friends with your worldly baseball knowledge: the official Seattle Globalist top-ten international Mariners of all time.

Team Meitan from Japan training around Phu Chi Fah, Thailand. (Photo by Steve Thomas)

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A UW grad’s two-wheeled trek to understand Thai culture.

Vancouver Canucks Defender Bret Hedican, on the ice in a 1997 game. (Photo by Håkan Dahlström)

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Proximity to Canada is just one reason Seattle would make a great home for the next NHL team.

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Thinking about dropping everything to become an Olympic champ? Start here!