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Scott Boehm/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The Seattle Seahawks have loaded up on defense again. Seattle and defensive tackle Kevin Williams agreed to a one-year contract on Thursday.

The one-year deal is worth $2 million, according to league sources.

The six-time Pro Bowler spent 11 seasons with the Minnesota Vikings and started 15 games last season in a difficult year for the team.

Seattle will have their mandatory three-day minicamp on Tuesday.

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Streeter Lecka/Getty Images For NASCAR(NEW YORK) — Brad Keselowki is hoping to pick up his second checkered flag of the season at the Michigan 400 on Sunday.

Another win for Keselowski would inevitably lock up a spot in the chase for the Sprint Cup championship.

“It’s a great opportunity to come home to Michigan, which is my home state, certainly my home racetrack, with cars that have been just blistering fast this year,” Keselowski said on Tuesday.

“I’m really, really happy where we’re at as a team and how things are progressing and kind of feel like we’re turning a corner to getting back into championship form here as we hit the month of June,” Keselowski continued. “It kind of gives me some goosebumps knowing that we have an opportunity to, I guess, one, run for another championship in my eyes as it stands right now, and two, win a big Cup race at my home track, and both of them are very realistic at this time. A lot of things good going on, and I’m just really excited.”

Keselowski’s first win of the season came at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 9. He has won two poles in the No. 2 Miller Lite Ford for Team Penske this season.

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — When 7-year-old Haiden Wolf arrived in the operating room for his kidney transplant, he hopped off the gurney in his hair net and hospital gown, lay down on the operating table and turned to the medical team.

“Come on, guys. Let’s do this,” he said.

Haiden was ready because he knew his dad was undergoing his first surgery, too — and his dad was the kidney donor.

Haiden was born with a genetic condition that blocked the flow of urine from his bladder, damaging his kidneys, his father, Matt Wolf, 33, of Pleasantville, New York, told ABC News. Both kidneys were damaged by the blockages called posterior urethral valves, but they would be sufficient until Haiden’s body grew too big for them to handle, he said.

“They basically told us his kidney function had a shelf life,” Wolf said. “It was definitely nerve-wracking. We didn’t know to what extent it was going to affect his life.”

Haiden was lucky — other than a healthy diet and a few extra doctors’ appointments, he led a normal childhood.

But last summer, doctors at Mount Sinai noticed Haiden’s blood work was showing signs that his kidneys weren’t able to keep up with the demands of his growing body, said Dr. Jeffrey Saland, the chief of pediatric nephrology at Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital in New York City. It was time to consider a transplant to avoid dialysis.

Though the Wolfs put Haiden on a transplant list for a kidney from a deceased donor, they ultimately decided to give him one of their kidneys. Both Heidi and Matt Wolf were a match for Haiden, but the husband became the donor.

Wolf said there were no tears as they waited to go into surgery last August, and he reminded Haiden of the times that they played sports to calm him.

“All we have to do is show up and be good patients,” he remembers telling his son. “We have to give yourselves to the doctors, give ourselves to this process. We have done everything we can do. We’re in it together.”

They were home within less than a week, and about a month after that, Haiden was back in school, Wolf said. Now 8 years old, he may need another kidney transplant down the road. But for now, he doesn’t need to worry about it.

“It’s funny because sometimes he still brings certain aspects of the journey up: ‘I’m so glad you were there with me. I’m so glad this is the way it is now. I’m so glad this is the way it worked out,'” Wolf said. “We both had surgery to help his life get better, and that is super-gratifying to me.”

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David Banks/Getty Images(CHICAGO, Ill.) — In baseball’s modern era (since 1900), no starting pitcher had gone longer than Detroit’s Max Scherzer before tossing their first complete game. On Thursday night that drought ended as the righty struck out eight batters and scattered three hits in a 4-0 win over the White Sox.

“I was finally able to go nine and finish the deal, so it’s good feeling,” said Scherzer, who made his 179th career start on Thursday.

The Tigers (34-28) provided enough offense for the 2013 Cy Young winner. Victor Martinez put Detroit on top 1-0 in the fifth inning with his 16th home run of the season. Miguel Cabrera later drove in two runs with an infield single in the eighth before Bryan Holaday singled in another run.

It was billed as a matchup of aces with Scherzer dueling opposite Chicago’s Chris Sale. Despite 10 strike outs from the White Sox (33-34) starter, his offense could do nothing against Scherzer.

“I was surprised when I found out that he had no complete games,” said Tigers manager Brad Ausmus. “But he wanted this one for sure. He was on his game tonight.”

Scherzer turned in a much needed effort, giving up 20 runs in his last four starts. The six-year hurler tossed nine innings on other time in his career, a ten inning 2-1 loss to Minnesota in 2010.

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Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Marc Jackson may not be in his new job for long. The current ESPN Analyst, who rejoined the network after being fired by Golden State last month, is reportedly being targeted by the Cleveland Cavaliers for their vacancy.

Sources say that Cavaliers general manager David Griffin called Jackson and spoke with him about becoming the team’s head coach. No formal interview was set-up and there have been no reports to gauge Jackson’s interest in the position.

The team has already interviewed such candidates as Alvin Gentry, Lionel Hollins, Vinny Del Negro, and former Cavalier Mark Price. David Blatt, the former coach of Maccabi Tel Aviv, is reportedly a person of interest as well.

Jackson coached the Golden State Warriors for three season, building up a 121-109 record and helping to lead the team into the playoffs in consecutive seasons for the first time in 22 years. The Warriors won 51 games in 2013-14 under Jackson’s tutelage.

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ABC/Danny Feld(LOS ANGELES) — Scandal star Kerry Washington admitted feeling nervous when she returned to limelight to accept an award Wednesday night, just seven weeks after giving birth to her first child.

“I was anxious about being on the carpet,” the actress confessed to E! News, but added, “I was away for good reasons.”

Washington has been laying low since giving birth on April 21, but said she’s ready to get back to work.

“I just saw [Scandal creator] Shonda [Rhimes]…and I was like, ‘Where is that plane going? Where’s it going?'” Washington told E!, referencing Scandal‘s season finale when her character, Olivia Pope, boards a plane with Jake Ballard, played by Scott Foley, and leaves Washington, D.C. behind.

“For all I know, there could have been engine trouble and we circle back and we’re in D.C. or we could be in Timbuktu. I don’t know,” the actress added.

When Scandal returns, there’s one thing Washington won’t have to do anymore — hide her baby bump onscreen. Last season, Scandal writers were creative at hiding Washington’s growing bell, positioning her behind couches, co-stars, and even large handbags. Still, Washington said viewers may still see an over-sized bag next season.

“We like our big handbags,” she quipped. “Don’t try to take away our big handbags.”

Scandal returns to ABC at an all new time this fall — Thursdays at 9 p.m.

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Onur Coban/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — A top United Nations official warned on Friday that the Islamic army that has taken over several Iraqi cities — and is known for beheading those whom it considers “unbelievers” — may have begun a massacre in the territory it now holds.

The Islamic militant force known as ISIS has rapidly overwhelmed the cities of Mosul, Tikrit, Baji and the towns through much of northern Iraq.

U.N. Human Rights spokesman Rupert Colville said the agency has received reports that the militants carried out summary executions of civilians and Iraqi soldiers in Mosul. He cited a report of 17 civilians killed in just one street on Wednesday.

“The full extent of civilian casualties is not yet know, but reports received by…the UN Mission in Iraq suggest that the number of people killed may run into the hundreds and the number of wounded is said to be approaching one thousand,” Colville said.

Navi Pillay, the top United Nations human rights official, said on Friday that she was “extremely alarmed” by reports of “summary executions and extrajudicial killings” in Mosul.

The militant group, whose initials stand for Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, is composed of Sunni Muslims. The Iraqi government, its army and police are dominated by Shiite Muslims. Most of Iraq’s armed forces fled before ISIS’ approach. Human Rights Watch has documented a pattern of summary executions and torture in other areas of Syria and Iraq that it has conquered.

Reports from Syria over the past year document that ISIS often beheads those it executes.

“The possibility that ISIS will repeat the atrocities it has committed in other parts of Iraq, and impose the same intolerant and abusive rule as it has in Syria, is deeply troubling,” said Nadim Houry, deputy Middle East director at Human Rights Watch.

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(SAO PAULO, Brazil) — Neymar scored two goals, including the go-ahead tally in the 71st minute, leading host nation Brazil to a 3-1 opening win over Croatia in the first match of the 2014 World Cup. The go-ahead goal came on a penalty kick after a much debated call from the referee.

Croatia held a lead in the first half when Ivica Olic crossed the ball into the penalty area. There it was deflected off the foot of Nikica Jelavicbefore knocking off Marcelo and rolling into the net for a goal. The host team did not panic, constantly looking for the equalizer.

Oscar looked to have the first goal of the tournament from Brazil, but a diving save from Stipe Pletikosa kept the Brazilians off the board. Finally, in the 29th minute, Neymar connected on a strike from 20 yards out sending the crowd into a frenzy.

The score remained deadlocked at 1-1 until Fred drew a controversial penalty in the box in the 71st minute. That set up Neymar who stutter-stepped before blasting a shot off the hands of Pletikosa. Brazil added another goal in stoppage thanks to Oscar.

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(SAO PAULO, Brazil) — Neymar scored two goals, including the go-ahead tally in the 71st minute, leading host nation Brazil to a 3-1 opening win over Croatia in the first match of the 2014 World Cup. The go-ahead goal came on a penalty kick after a much debated call from the referee.

Croatia held a lead in the first half when Ivica Olic crossed the ball into the penalty area. There it was deflected off the foot of Nikica Jelavicbefore knocking off Marcelo and rolling into the net for a goal. The host team did not panic, constantly looking for the equalizer.

Oscar looked to have the first goal of the tournament from Brazil, but a diving save from Stipe Pletikosa kept the Brazilians off the board. Finally, in the 29th minute, Neymar connected on a strike from 20 yards out sending the crowd into a frenzy.

The score remained deadlocked at 1-1 until Fred drew a controversial penalty in the box in the 71st minute. That set up Neymar who stutter-stepped before blasting a shot off the hands of Pletikosa. Brazil added another goal in stoppage thanks to Oscar.

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Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — While Hillary Clinton travels the country promoting her new memoir, Hard Choices, a posse of the former secretary of state’s biggest fans is following her every move in style: on board “the Hillary bus.”

The campaign-style bus, which was made and wrapped in the key early-voting state of Iowa, was created by Ready for Hillary, the super PAC urging Clinton to run for president. For the month of June, staffers of the group are calling it their home, logging thousands of hours traveling from city to city just to greet Clinton at her book tour stops and sign up new supporters.

Wrapped with the group’s logo and, on the back, a massive photo of Clinton’s face, the flashy mobile coach is hard to miss, and doubly serves as a mobile-advertisement for the group’s cause.

On Tuesday, the “Hillary Bus” — which touts a shower, brand-new leather seating and musical entertainment for those on the road — arrived in the wee hours of the morning for Clinton’s first book signing at a Barnes and Noble in New York. It was there that Ready for Hillary staffer, Sean England, who had slept on the bus the night before, took ABC News inside for a tour.

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