NFL: The Seattle Seahawks made their last roster moves to reach the 75-man limit, including putting wide receiver Percy Harvin (pictured above) on the reserve physically unable to perform list. He will miss the first six weeks of the season.
The Seahawks announced the moves Tuesday. Seattle placed defensive end Greg Scruggs and cornerback Tharold Simon on the reserve PUP list and linebacker Korey Toomer on the reserve, non-football injury list.
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Walchuk works out with Canada
Hockey: Former Spokane Chiefs center Dylan Walchuk is in camp with Team Canada, invited by former Chiefs coach Mike Babcock as an emergency substitute for Joe Thornton.
“(It’s) like a dream come true, kind of,” Walchuk told NHL.com. “I don’t know, it was sweet just seeing those guys on TV all the time and getting to play with them.”
Walchuk, 21, is playing for the University of Calgary Dinos. When Thornton (San Jose Sharks) couldn’t join his fellow Olympic hopefuls in Calgary, Alberta, Walchuk caught the eye of Babcock’s staff after the Dinos participated in a walk-through.
“We put them through the paces and that kid was the best kid on the ice by a million miles …” said Babcock, the Detroit Red Wings’ coach.
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Mortensen sent to Kansas City
MLB: The Kansas City Royals traded for former Gonzaga right-hander Clayton Mortensen.
Quintin Berry was sent to the Boston Red Sox in exchange for Mortensen, who went 1-2 with a 5.34 ERA for Boston before going on the disabled list with a hip injury. He spent the last month in Triple-A Pawtucket.
Mortensen was assigned to Triple-A Omaha.