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The Seattle Seahawks appear to finally be making moves to secure one of their top talent on a new contract, while the NBA Finals heads into Game Three tonight with league MVP Steph Curry making a big promise.

Elsewhere, in hockey, the Stanley Cup Series has taken another twist with an impressive result. And finally the USWNT got their 2015 Fifa Women's World Cup underway vs Australia last night.

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We begin in the NFL where the Seattle Seahawks have begun negotiations with one key player over a new long-term deal.

NFL Insider Ian Rapoport reported last night that the team is in discussions with linebacker Bobby Wagner, and, with the Pro Bowler heading into the final year of his rookie deal, he is expected to demand a big pay increase.

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Wagner is amongst a host of talented Seahawks who are heading into the final year of their rookie deals in 2015. But, whilst the negotiations with quarterback Russell Wilson and linebacker Bruce Irvin remain on the back burner, it looks like Seattle are making efforts to get Wagner tied down sooner rather than later.

Despite missing five games in 2014 the linebacker still made the Pro Bowl and is a key part of a young, intimidating defense that has been a key part of the Seahawks recent success.

The move to begin contract discussions will also serve as a warning to Russell Wilson and his representatives that they are willing to spread the cash around rather than use it all for a mega-QB contract.

NBA

Across to the NBA and, ahead of Game three of the Finals series between the Cavaliers and Golden State, Warriors star Steph Curry has played down his disappointing game two performance.

The league MVP was kept in check by Cavs guard Matthew Dellavedova but has promised his poor shooting night won’t happen again, writing off the game as a "fluke".

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Meanwhile, in hockey, the Tampa Bay Lightning have edged ahead in the 2015 Stanley Cup Finals.

The Lightning defeated the Blackhawks on the road 3-2 to turn the series on it's head after having lost the first game versus Chicago.

Women's World Cup

And finally, the United States Women’s Soccer team got off to a winning start in the FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Two goals from midfielder Megan Rapinoe and another from Christen Press helped the pre-tournament favorites to a 3-1 win over Australia. The performances itself, though, was far from convincing and the team will be looking for better when they take on Sweden in their next match.

Seattle fans: Can your team make a third successive Super Bowl, and will Wilson stay beyond 2015? Have your say in the comments below...

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