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49ers fans raise enough money for taunting Seattle billboard

San Francisco 49er fans have raised more than $9,000 to purchase a billboard taunting our Seattle Seahawks.

How Seahawks kicker Hauschka stays calm under pressure

Sometimes a football game comes down to one guy whose job on the field takes 1.25 seconds. It's the position everybody wants during the week, but nobody wants on Sunday - the Seahawks placekicker.

Masterminds and Wingmen - the complicated emotional lives of teen boys

Although they're more subtle about it than girls, teen boys have complicated emotional lives. They're trying to pass locker-room tests and navigate a school-yard hierarchy that most parents don't understand.

Sign language interpreter at Mandela memorial called a 'fake'

A man who appeared to provide sign language interpretation on stage for Nelson Mandela's memorial service, attended by scores of heads of state, was a "fake," the national director of the Deaf Federation of South Africa said on Wednesday.

Steve Raible: 2013 Seahawks are most athletic, best team Seattle's ever had

A man who's had one of the best seats in the house for every Seahawks game since 1982 believes our current Seahawk team is "without question" better than the 2005 Hawks who played in the Super Bowl.

NFL-bound Austin Seferian-Jenkins says DUI arrest was 'humbling' and 'embarrassing'

Calling it an "extremely humbling experience," star Husky football athlete Austin Seferian-Jenkins discussed his DUI arrest for the first time publicly, and whether he'll enter the NFL draft.

Does Amazon warehouse work lead to mental illness?

A video secretly made inside an Amazon.com facility in the UK leads an expert on workplace stress to the conclusion that doing some jobs at Amazon could cause an "increased risk of mental illness and physical illness."

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