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SEATTLE (AP) - Amanda Hopkins is about to complete her second year as an area scout for the Seattle Mariners. She is the first full-time female baseball scout in more than 50 years. But she doesn't see herself as a trailblazer.

RENTON, Wash. (AP) - The Seattle Seahawks and center Justin Britt have agreed on a contract extension that keeps the anchor of the offensive line in place beyond the 2017 season. Britt has helped stabilize Seattle's often changing line. He started his career at right tackle, moved to left guard and last year settled at center, where he flourished.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Oregon running back Royce Freeman stayed with the Ducks for his senior season for two reasons. He wanted his degree and he wanted another chance to play under new Ducks coach Willie Taggart. Freeman needs 936 rushing yards to reach LaMichael James' Oregon record of 5,082 yards. He's also closing in on James' school record for rushing touchdowns.

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -The Oregon State men's basketball team is staying at a hotel in Barcelona, where Spanish police are investigating a terrorist attack involving a van striking pedestrians. Oregon State issued a statement that said everyone in the team's traveling party is safe. The Beavers are currently on a five-game tour of Spain. OSU said it has not yet determined the remaining schedule for the team, which was supposed to be on the exhibition tour until August 25th.

SYDNEY (AP) - Former Australian Olympian Shane Perkins says he has completed his sporting defection to Russia after President Vladimir Putin signed off on granting him citizenship. In to bid to compete at Tokyo 2020, Olympic bronze medalist Perkins switched his allegiance after missing selection on the Australian team for last year's Rio de Janeiro Games. The 30-year-old Perkins posted a picture of himself on Twitter wearing Russian colors and sitting on a racing bike. Perkins is a good friend of Russia's reigning world champion sprinter Denis Dmitriev, who took bronze in the sprint at Rio.

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