Talking Points: Who do the Seahawks want next?

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The Seahawks are back in the NFC Championship game.

Now the question remains: Who do the Seahawks want to face — the 49ers or the Panthers?

Well, the Seahawks have beaten San Francisco the last two times the 49ers visited Seattle, winning by an average margin of 36-8. But the 49ers would be entering the game on an eight-game winning streak.

And then there are the Panthers. The last time the Seahawks were in the NFC Championship they advanced to the Super Bowl by beating who? The Panthers.

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The chances of Alex Rodriguez playing in 2014 lie somewhere between slim and none.

The U.S. Supreme Court has set narrow grounds for judges to consider when evaluating lawsuits to overturn arbitration decisions.

“I don’t think he has very much of a chance,” said Stanford Law School professor emeritus William B. Gould IV, the former chairman of the National Labor Relations Board. “There are many cases that are appealed from arbitration awards, but the case law at the Supreme Court level makes success very much a long shot.”

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