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The Seattle Storm's Sue Bird (left) tries to drive past the Los Angeles Sparks' Ticha Penicheiro on Sunday. Bird, a co-captain, says the team has a solid fan base, even if they're not picking up fans of the old SuperSonics NBA team, which moved to Oklahoma City under new ownership. Elaine Thompson/AP hide caption

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Pedestrians walk past the iconic marquee of The Lusty Lady in downtown Seattle earlier this month. The nude peepshow is closing. Elaine Thompson/AP hide caption

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