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Marshawn Lynch is ready to defend the Super Bowl title - and so are his more talkative teammates.
New Mariners' manager Lloyd McClendon
A crowd watches the World Cup match between USA and Belgium.
A Sounders game.
Steve Ballmer tears up during his Microsoft farewll address.
Russell Wilson, in red, returns to practice with the Seahawks.
The Seahawks make their way through the crush of fans at a super Bowl celebration in Downtown Seattle.
MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, as the Seahawks celebrate