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Tigard/TC battles hard in World Series loss to Georgia

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FootGolf comes to Clackamas County

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Vikings want to expand Richard's game

Vikings want to expand Richard's game

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New life lifts playoff-bound Thorns

New life lifts playoff-bound Thorns

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Roosevelt uprising continues

Roosevelt uprising continues

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Still kicking -- Thorns beat Seattle, earn playoff spot

Still kicking -- Thorns beat Seattle, earn playoff spot

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The actor and the athlete

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Photo Credit: COURTESY OF GEOFF THURNER - Center Hroniss Grasu (second from left) eschewed early entry into the NFL draft and returned to the Oregon Ducks with the likes of quarterback Marcus Mariota and cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu.
August 19, 2014

Studies, team mean a lot to UO center

by Jason Vondersmith
Grasu says it's a 'blessing' to play one more Ducks season EUGENE — Hroniss Grasu wasn’t just some football player taking classes to stay eligible, walking around the University of Oregon campus…
August 19, 2014

Best record, second place for Legion team

by Stephen Alexander
Barbers battle back before falling to hot Medford Mustangs The Portland Barbers came into the American Legion AAA state baseball tournament with the best record in the state. Unfortunately for…
August 14, 2014

Valeri back in the groove, going for goals

by Stephen Alexander
Strengthened back line helps Timbers make up lost ground Portland Timbers midfielder Diego Valeri struggled a bit during the early stages of the 2014 MLS season. While he never made excuses, it…
August 14, 2014

Status Report

by portland tribune
Thunder give honors The Portland Thunder have handed out individual awards after their first Arena Football League season. Defensive back Bryce Peila, from Western Oregon University, was named…
August 14, 2014

Ducks put pro draft dreams on hold

by Stephen Alexander
EUGENE — Oregon defensive back Ifo Ekpre-Olomu and center Hroniss Grasu both gave up the opportunity to make a lot of money when they decided to come back to the Oregon Ducks football team this…
SCOTT BROSIUS
August 14, 2014

PDX Sports

by Steve Brandon
Thursday, Aug. 14 Baseball: The second half of the Northwest League season begins to near the stretch run. The Hillsboro Hops are at home against the Boise Hawks, 7 p.m. The Salem-Keizer…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY - MARK MASSARI
August 14, 2014

Massari sets course for OSU future

by Kerry Eggers
CORVALLIS — There’s so much to do and only so much time to do it. Maybe Mark Massari can figure out how to squeeze more than 24 hours from a day. The newly named deputy athletic director at…
Photo Credit: PORTLAND TRIBUNE: DAVID BALL - Robbinsville pitcher MacKenzie Medders watches a pitch go by for a ball during one of her at-bats.
August 13, 2014

Fourth time is the charm for Robbinsville

by David Ball
The New Jersey all-stars start fast to knock off Bossier City, La., in the Little League Softball World Series finale Little League Softball World SeriesChampionship game Team Score…
Photo Credit: PORTLAND TRIBUNE: DAVID BALL - Robbinsville hitter Devon Witt gets rid of her bat after drawing a walk in Tuesdays 11-1 semifinal win over Tallmadge, Ohio.
August 12, 2014

Robbinsville on target for Series title

by David Ball
The New Jersey squad takes on Bossier City in the World Series final at 6 p.m. Wednesday Little League Softball World SeriesSemifinals Team Score Robbinsville, NJ11Tallmadge, Ohio1 The…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF UNIVERSITY OF OREGON - As a freshman, Devon Allen won not only the NCAA championship in the 110-meter hurdles but also the U.S. title in the national championships at Sacramento. Less than two months later, he is preparing to catch passes for the Oregon Ducks football team.
August 12, 2014

Next hurdle: Pass-catching

by Stephen Alexander
National champion Devon Allen takes on football challenge EUGENE — The Oregon Ducks have one of the best players in the nation in quarterback Marcus Mariota. But a quarterback is only as good as…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Julian Green (right) of Bayern Munich tries to make a move with the ball during the German teams 2-1 loss to the MLS All-Stars at Providence Park.
August 12, 2014

Status Report

by Steve Brandon
Timbers in the mix Going into basically the final third of the MLS regular season, Portland is in a battle primarily with the Colorado Rapids and Vancouver Whitecaps for the fifth and final…
JOHNNY MILLER
August 12, 2014

The Sir Charles of golf analysts

by Kerry Eggers
On Sports Johnny Miller was once a whale of a golfer. A U.S. Open champion at age 26 who ranked No. 2 in the world behind Jack Nicklaus in 1974 and ‘75, Miller was so good that Fred Couples…
August 12, 2014

PDX Sports

by Steve Brandon
Tuesday, Aug. 12 Baseball: The Hillsboro Hops wrap up a series with the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes, taking on the host team at Volcanoes Stadium, 6:30 p.m. Golf: The ninth annual Super Senior at the…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER ONSTOTT - Michael Doctor, returning an interception against Utah, is a key veteran outside linebacker for the Oregon State Beavers.
August 12, 2014

'Backers are back as force at OSU

by Kerry Eggers
Three seniors return as starters; depth also solid for Beavers CORVALLIS — There was a time when Oregon State liked to call itself “Linebacker U. West,” with such notables as Nick Barnett,…
Photo Credit: PORTLAND TRIBUNE: DAVID BALL - Tallmedge pitcher Emily Pratt embraces manager Nick Dadich after her team recorded the final out in Mondays 4-1 win over Puerto Rico.
August 11, 2014

Central champs finish pool play with a must win over Puerto Rico

by David Ball
The all-stars from Tallmedge, Ohio, started fast and used stellar defense to knock off Puerto Rico 4-1 Monday night. Little League Softball World SeriesPool A Team Score Tallmedge4Puerto Rico1…
August 12, 2014

VanderVeen shows progress for OSU

by Kerry Eggers
Various injuries nag Beavers CORVALLIS — A report from Oregon State's early Monday practice session at Tommy Prothro Field … • The offense had good moments in both seven-on-seven and full team…
Photo Credit: PORTLAND TRIBUNE: DAVID BALL - Southeasts Kennedi Bedell sprints home with the go-ahead run in the second inning during its 6-3 win over Central on Sunday.
August 10, 2014

Georgia and New Jersey clinch top seeds

by David Ball
The Southeast and East champs come through battle of unbeatens Sunday night Little League Softball World SeriesPool A Team Score Columbus, GA6Tallmadge, OH3 The Southeast all-stars out of…
August 10, 2014

Timbers dominate Chivas USA

by Stephen Alexander
With the MLS season nearing the home stretch, the Portland Timbers need every result they can get, especially at home. Portland took care of business Saturday night, thoroughly outclassing…
Photo Credit: PORTLAND TRIBUNE: DAVID BALL - Kamdyn Fuller returns to the Columbus dugout after scoring the only run of the game in the third inning Saturday. She knocked a triple into center field to set up the chance.
August 10, 2014

Columbus and Bossier City stay perfect

by David Ball
The Southeast champs win a defensive showdown against Puerto Rico Little League Softball World SeriesPool A Team Score Columbus, GA1Puerto Rico0The top contenders have separated themselves with…
Photo Credit: PORTLAND TRIBUNE: DAVID BALL - Autumn Malicoat of Tallmadge survives a rundown by racing safely to third base during the teams 9-1 win over the Czech Republic on Friday.
August 09, 2014

Ohio all-stars keep it rolling at Alpenrose

by David Ball
Tallmadge has given up only two runs in its first two games Little League Softball World SeriesPool A game Team Score Tallmadge, OH9Czech Republic1 Tallmadge was one of two teams to reach the…
August 07, 2014

Defense, leaders lead the way in Beavers camp

by Kerry Eggers
CORVALLIS — Defense is usually ahead of the offense early in training camp, but it has rarely been as evident as it was during a pads-on scrimmage to conclude Oregon State's Thursday practice at…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Fans at Providence Park celebrate the go-ahead goal by MLS All-Star Landon Donovan (left) in the second half of Wednesday night's exhibition against Bayern Munich.
August 06, 2014

Donovan provides the drama, MLS stars get the win

by Kerry Eggers
Landon Donovan wasn't good enough to make the U.S. World Cup team. At least, that's the way coach Jurgen Klinsmann saw it. But Donovan was good enough Wednesday night to enter the Major League…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF TINA ACKER - Cornerback Kenneth Acker (middle) celebrates his Southern Methodist football career after a game with his father, Karl Sr. (left), and older brother, Karl Jr.
August 07, 2014

Acker ready for action on Niners' roster

by corey buchanan
Former Grant High football star brings defensive IQ to pros The 2014 NFL draft kept Kenneth Acker and his family on pins and needles. Now the San Francisco 49ers training camp is doing the same…
Photo Credit: PORTLAND TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Thomas Tyner, the University of Oregon sophomore running back from Aloha High, says he comes into his second college season much better prepared to contribute consistently for the Ducks.
August 07, 2014

Tyner adds blocking to his arsenal

by Jason Vondersmith
While competing for carries, Duck hones rest of his game EUGENE — The former great state-of-Oregon prep running back Thomas Tyner cannot remember throwing any blocks while playing at Aloha High.…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY - Returning starter Kieran McDonagh is battling former Grant High star Paris Penn at quarterback with the Portland State Vikings, who could use a mix of the two in different situations this season.
August 07, 2014

Viks may pose double trouble

by Stephen Alexander
QBs McDonagh, Penn bring different strengths to PSU offense As has been the case since coach Nigel Burton took the helm at Portland State five years ago, the Vikings go into the season with an…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Will Johnson of the Portland Timbers talks to Arjen Robben of Bayern Munich after the MLS All-Star game.
August 07, 2014

Second half lifts MLS All-Stars over Bayern Munich

by Stephen Alexander
Given just the right circumstances and the right amount of luck, the Major League Soccer All-Stars proved that they could come out ahead of Bayern Munich FC. The All-Stars pulled off a 2-1,…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Diego Valeri of the Portland Timbers acknowledges the crowd at Providence Park on Wednesday night as the MLS All-Stars defeat Bayern Munich 2-1.
August 07, 2014

Valeri, Rimando shine before chippy finish

by Stephen Alexander
Landon Donovan was named MVP after his 70th-minute goal gave the MLS All-Stars a 2-1 victory over Bayern Munich Wednesday night at Providence Park. Portland Timbers midfielder Diego Valeri, who…
The MLS All-Star Game gets off to a colorful start.
August 07, 2014

IN PHOTOS: MLS gets a win

by portland tribune
Two second-half goals, after a stellar first half from goalkeeper Nick Rimando, enabled the MLS All-Stars to leave Providence Park with a 2-1 victory Wednesday night over Bayern Munich. TRIBUNE…
August 07, 2014

The amazing story of Evan Gattis

by Kerry Eggers
SEATTLE — To fathom how far Evan Gattis has come to assume his role as a key player with the Atlanta Braves, one would have to believe in fairy tales. Gattis knows it. "I look back, and I'm…
August 07, 2014

PDX Sports

by Steve Brandon
Thursday, Aug. 7 Baseball: The Class A Northwest League resumes second-half play after its All-Star Game. The Hillsboro Hops are at home for the first of three games against the Eugene Emeralds,…
August 07, 2014

Status Report

by Steve Brandon
Hops Hillsboro, which won the Northwest League South first-half title, is leading the second-half race as well. Hillsboro is 9-4 with just less than one month remaining before the league…
August 06, 2014

Pitching, hitting help give Mariners fighting chance at playoff…

by Kerry Eggers
SEATTLE — The old Felix Hernandez would have objected when, with a 4-1 lead over Atlanta and a low pitch count after eight innings, he was pulled for Seattle closer Fernando Rodney in the ninth…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF ERIC EVANS - Jeff Lockie sets up to pass during the Oregon Ducks' 2013 spring game.
August 06, 2014

Jeff Lockie still No. 2, but needs to trust harder

by Jason Vondersmith
EUGENE — Oregon coach Mark Helfrich wanted to clear the air about backup quarterback Jeff Lockie. You see, when the Ducks chose to play Marcus Mariota through his knee injury late last season,…
Photo Credit: DAN BROOD - READY TO GO -- The Tigard/Tualatin City team is set for action at the Little League Softball World Series, which starts Thursday at Alpenrose Stadium.
August 07, 2014

Bring on the world

by Dan Brood
TIGARD — You can hear the giggles. There’s also plenty of laughter. But don’t be fooled. There’s a lot of hard work and preparation going on. Not to mention plenty of support and encouragement.…
Photo Credit: PORTLAND TRIBUNE: DAVID BALL - Emily Harms leads the Tualatin City team off the field after Wednesday's opening ceremonies at Alpenrose Dairy. She was runner-up in the hitting contest during a skills competition later in the afternoon.
August 06, 2014

Tualatin City set to open Little League World Series

by David Ball
Oregon District 4 champs start against Thursday morning Tallmadge, Ohio at Alpenrose Dairy Tualatin City is ready to roll at the Little League Softball World Series after enjoying opening…
Photo Credit: PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: ZACK PALMER - Hillsboro Hops outfielder Jordan Parr (right) and relief pitcher Cody Geyer sign  autographs before Tuesday's Northwest League All-Star Game at PK Park in Eugene.
August 06, 2014

Hops shine in 0-0 NWL All-Star Game

by Zack Palmer
EUGENE — Before Tuesday’s Northwest League All-Star Game at PK Park, the press announcer boomed over the stadium loudspeakers that the game would last no longer than 10 innings, regardless of…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF PROFESSIONAL DISC GOLF ASSOCIATION - The gallery looks on as Robert Smith fires a shot during a recent major disc golf tournament.
August 05, 2014

Disc golf world focuses on Oregon

by Stephen Alexander
Toss-ups likely as state plays host to major PDGA event Oregon is about to become the St. Andrews of disc golf, as the Professional Disc Golf Association men’s and women’s world championships…
Photo Credit: PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: CHASE ALLGOOD - Hillsboro Hops hitting coach Mark Grace keeps the game fun, and he has lots of wisdom to impart on the Northwest League teams young, Single-A players.
August 05, 2014

Once a ballplayer, always a ballplayer

by Kerry Eggers
On Sports HILLSBORO — Mark Grace would just as soon not be working in Class A baseball next season, but it’s nothing against the Hillsboro Hops or living in the Portland area. “If it were up to…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON - Chris Petersens arrival in Seattle after his success with Boise State has boosted the Washington Huskies hopes of contending for top honors and future glory in the Pac-12 North and beyond.
August 05, 2014

Big dreams

by Jason Vondersmith
Ducks, Beavers have reasons for optimism, as QB-deep Pac-12 gets ready to kick off 2014 As the Pac-12 Conference twists and turns ... Another football season comes with plenty of excitement,…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Oregon's Bralon Addison breaks away from Virginia defenders for a touchdown last season.
August 05, 2014

Bralon Addison is a definite maybe

by Jason Vondersmith
Ducks' receiving corps has depth but lacks experience EUGENE -- Expect to see standout receiver and punt returner Bralon Addison return to the Oregon lineup this season, as long as…

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Photo Credit: TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Retirement from football coaching gives former Oregon Ducks defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti more time to hunt birds, hit golf balls and see his family.
Aug 05, 2014

Aliotti gets used to life on sideline

by Kerry Eggers
On Monday, as Oregon was opening training camp at the Ducks’ Football Performance Center, Nick Aliotti was with his wife, Kathy, baby-sitting their 2-year-old granddaughter, Nina. Aliotti, who…
Aug 05, 2014

Status Report

by Steve Brandon
Timbers Next: Chivas USA-Portland, 7:30 p.m. Saturday (KPTV 12). MLS Western Conference: (top five make playoffs) Seattle 12-6-2, 38 points; Real Salt Lake 9-4-9, 36; L.A. Galaxy 9-4-6, 33; FC…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF KARL MAASDAM - Isaac Seumalo, Oregon States best returning offensive lineman, is likely to miss at least the first one or two games of 2014 as he continues to recover from two offseason foot surgeries.
Aug 05, 2014

It all starts up front as OSU seeks more balance

by Kerry Eggers
Seumalo's health key for Beavers, who have question marks CORVALLIS — Will Oregon State be able to run the football? Will Isaac Seumalo be healthy enough to play? Those were among the biggest…
Aug 05, 2014

PDX Sports

by Steve Brandon
Tuesday, Aug. 5 Softball: The annual Little League Softball World Series returns to Alpenrose Dairy. Teams arrive today. Baseball: The Northwest League All-Star Game, featuring players from the…
Photo Credit: THE OUTLOOK: DAVID BALL - Brandon Tovey lifts a bar during a recent workout at the Crossfit PE/Vuikan Weight Lifting gym in downtown Portland.
Aug 02, 2014

Brandon Tovey trains toward Olympic dream

by David Ball
Weight lifter Brandon Tovey dreams in color, specifically in red, white and blue. The 2010 Barlow High graduate has accepted an invitation to train at the U.S. Olympic facility at Northern…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF SAINT MARYS COLLEGE - Guard Stephen Holt, who went from Jesuit High to the Saint Marys Gaels, got a shot with the Atlanta Hawks Las Vegas Summer League team, and hopes to parlay that into an NBA training camp invite as he launches his bid for a pro basketball career.
Jul 31, 2014

Summer league spot gives Holt a shot to join NBA roster

by Jon Fuccillo
Ex-Jesuit star hopes solid play will gain attention from execs NBA summer leagues, for most undrafted players especially, are all about making a good impression and passing that initial test.…
Jul 31, 2014

PDX Sports

by Steve Brandon
Thursday, July 31 Golf: The Senior Oregon Open Invitational, a 54-hole Pacific Northwest PGA section event, wraps up at Wildhorse Resort & Casino in Pendleton. Prep baseball: The American Legion…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - The Molden family at home in West Linn: front row (from left) Josiah, 5; father Alex, a former University of Oregon star cornerback; Bianca, 3; Alana, 10; Ezra, 8 months; Alexs wife Christin; and Selah, 8. Back row: Micah, 12; Isaiah, 18; and Elijah, 15.
Jul 31, 2014

Loving a full house

by Kerry Eggers
On Sports WEST LINN — Alex and Christin Molden never intended to have such a big family. Not at first. “We planned for five,” Christin says. “Well, in the beginning we said three. But we had…
Jul 29, 2014

Darwin Barney excited to be with Dodgers

by Kerry Eggers
Backup role, pennant race await former Cubs infielder Darwin Barney enjoyed the opportunity to spend a little time this past week at his Beaverton home with wife Lindsay and their two young…
Jul 29, 2014

Mission accomplished for Thunder

by Stephen Alexander
It was not always pretty, and they did not always make it look easy. But the Portland Thunder finished their first Arena Football League regular season with a 5-13 record, good for the fourth…
Jul 29, 2014

PDX Sports

by Steve Brandon
Tuesday, July 29 Class A baseball: The Hillsboro Hops wrap up a three-game homestand at Ron Tonkin Field, facing the Boise Hawks in a Northwest League battle at 7 p.m. ... The Salem-Keizer…
Jul 29, 2014

Status report

by portland tribune
The Portland Timbers bolstered their MLS playoff hopes with a 3-2 road victory Sunday night at Montreal. Diego Valeri’s 82nd-minute strike was the only score after a 2-2 first half. Portland…
Jul 27, 2014

Thunder can't hold off Shock

by Stephen Alexander
The Portland Thunder were on the road to victory for three quarters against the Spokane Shock Saturday night at Moda Center. A fourth quarter pick-6 led to a rejuvenation of the Shock offense,…
Jul 25, 2014

Cain shows she's able on track, and in a lot of other ways

by Kerry Eggers
EUGENE -- I'm kind of thinking Mary Cain is wasting her time in track and field. Alberto Salazar's latest protege ought to be serving as a U.S. ambassador somewhere. Send her to Gaza or the…
by: COURTESY OF NBA - LeBron James wants the Cavaliers to acquire former Lake Oswego High star Kevin Love before the 2014-15 NBA season.
Jul 24, 2014

Summer of Love: Winners and losers

by Kerry Eggers
Cavs, Mavs, Bulls, Suns, Wizards, Clippers improve their stock It’s hard to grade the winners and losers of the NBA’s summer marketplace without knowing where Kevin Love lands. But deadlines are…
Jul 24, 2014

PDX Sports

by Steve Brandon
Thursday, July 24 Track and field: The IAAF World Junior Championships at Hayward Field swing into their third of six days. Sessions start at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. The evening session includes nine…
by: PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: DAN BROOD - Jay Rogers (left), making a play on defense this spring for Reynolds High, has been the leading hitter for the American Legion Zone 2 champion Portland Barbers.
Jul 24, 2014

Barbers sharpen edge for state tournament

by Stephen Alexander
But Legion Zone 2 champions will miss ace pitcher Stringer The Portland Barbers have put together a sensational summer of AAA American Legion baseball. With the state playoffs approaching, the…
by: COURTESY OF WINCO FOODS PORTLAND OPEN - Scott Harrington, a 1999 Jesuit High graduate, will be in the field when the WinCo Foods Portland Open is played at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club Aug. 21-24.
Jul 24, 2014

Ex-Jesuit golfer gets homecoming

by Kerry Eggers
Well-traveled vet Scott Harrington preps for WinCo Scott Harrington went off to college at Northwestern and has made Scottsdale, Ariz., his home since soon after graduation in 2003. But the 1999…
by: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Christine Sinclair of the Portland Thorns looks to the referee for a foul call in a recent home match against FC Kansas City.
Jul 24, 2014

'Sync' is in sync with hat trick

by Stephen Alexander
Thorns still in hunt for possible playoff home-field advantage After a season of watching shots bang off the post and the crossbar, or having goalkeepers make fantastic saves, Portland Thorns FC…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Senior QB Sean Mannion, now weighing 230 pounds, could become the Pac-12's all-time career passing yardage leader this season.
Jul 23, 2014

Sean Mannion on target for big senior season with Oregon State

by Kerry Eggers
Think you've had a good summer so far? It's probably been nothing compared to that of quarterback Sean Mannion as he prepares for his senior season at Oregon State. The 6-5 Mannion, who threw…
Jul 24, 2014

Past PGA victors tee it up for WinCo

by Kerry Eggers
Notes, quotes and anecdotes from the sporting world ... • There will be a smattering of familiar names from the PGA Tour when 156 players tee it up for the Web.com Tour’s WinCo Foods Portland…
Jul 22, 2014

PDX Sports

by portland tribune
Tuesday, July 22 Track and field: The IAAF World Junior Championships begin their six-day run at Hayward Field in Eugene. Today’s morning session starts at 10 a.m., and the afternoon session…
Jul 22, 2014

Status Report

by portland tribune
Thunder make playoffs Portland will be part of the Arena Football League postseason. The Thunder clinched a spot on Saturday, when the Los Angeles KISS fell to the San Antonio Talons 72-65.…
by: COURTESY OF DAVID BLAIR - Diego Valeri of the Portland Timbers will be on the MLS roster for the Aug. 6 All-Star Game against Bayern Munich at Providence Park.
Jul 22, 2014

Timbers Notes

by Stephen Alexander
All-Star Game selection is not a perfect science in any professional sports league. Major League Soccer is no exception. MLS has its fans vote for 11 players. The fan vote does not matter,…
by: COURTESY OF PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY - The Portland State Vikings, under Viking Athletic Partnership President David Hersh, hope to boost football attendance significantly at Providence Park.
Jul 22, 2014

Hersh fighting for Portland State

by Kerry Eggers
It's 'not pretty,' but former baseball exec sticks with plans to make Viks relevant David Hersh hasn’t changed all that much from the boy wonder who served as general manager of the Triple-A…
Jul 21, 2014

Sinclair's hat trick leads streaking Thorns

by Stephen Alexander
There is a reason why Portland Thorns striker Christine Sinclair is known as one of the best offensive weapons in the world. After a somewhat lackluster season in which she had scored just four…
by: COURTESY OF DAVID BLAIR - Diego Valeri of the Portland Timbers celebrates his goal in a 2-1 victory over the Colorado Rapids last week at Providence Park.
Jul 19, 2014

On the brink of disaster, Timbers come through

by Kerry Eggers
Comeback victory keeps Portland alive and well in chase On Tuesday, the owner had tweeted a guarantee of sorts. Merritt Paulson's message to his 17,000-plus Twitter followers: "Said before Sun…
by: COURTESY OF DAVID BLAIR - Diego Valeri celebrates his goal for the Portland Timbers in Friday night's 2-1 home victory over the Colorado Rockies.
Jul 19, 2014

Timbers turn it on for 2-1 home win

by Stephen Alexander
For most of Friday night, it appeared as though the Portland Timbers would again have to leave the pitch without three points after outplaying their opponent. The Timbers prevented that with two…
by: COURTESY OF BRIAN BEAUDRY - Linebacker Donte Paige-Moss (11) and the Portland Thunder defense line up to stop the Los Angeles KISS during last weeks game at Moda Center.
Jul 17, 2014

Playoff spot in Thunder's reach

by Stephen Alexander
Strong defense built during practice lifts Arena team on field In a game that is based on offense, the Portland Thunder are close to making the Arena Football League playoffs primarily on the…
Jul 17, 2014

PDX Sports

by Steve Brandon
Thursday, July 17 Thorns: Portland hits the road for a game at the Chicago Red Stars, 5 p.m. PT. Baseball: The Hillsboro Hops play host to the Tri-City Dust Devils at Ron Tonkin Field, 7 p.m.…
by: TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Will Barton will enter his third season with the Trail Blazers this year hoping to be a regular contributor off the bench for coach Terry Stotts.
Jul 17, 2014

Make-or-break time for Barton

by Kerry Eggers
Blazer swingman seeks court time in last year of contract LAS VEGAS — Will Barton has never been shy on chutzpah, in a charming sort of way. The Trail Blazers’ lean 6-6 swingman, drawing…
by: TRIBUNE PHOTOS: JONATHAN HOUSE - Three-time U.S. steeplechase champion Evan Jager (right) leads training partner Daniel Huling around the track during a Portland-area training run.
Jul 17, 2014

Climbing the ladder

by Kerry Eggers
U.S. steeplechase record-holder Evan Jager ready to make global mark The tattoo along the right side of Portland’s Evan Jager’s chest is hard to miss as he trains shirtless on a warm summer…
by: SETH GORDON - Chris Neilson, 37, of Portland (top) crosses the finish line in 1:27:13 to win the 2014 Fueled By Fine Wine Marathon after leading pretty much the entire race. Neilson finished ninth in both 2012 and 2013.
Jul 16, 2014

Dundee hills and vineyards kind to Neilson

by Seth Gordon
Portlander leads nearly wire to wire to win fifth annual Fueled by Fine Wine half marathon Putting some recent injuries and a two-year winless drought behind him, Portland resident Chris Neilson…
Jul 15, 2014

PDX Sports

by portland tribune
Tuesday, July 15 Class A baseball: The Hillsboro Hops are home against the Tri-City Dust Devils. First pitch is 7 p.m. at Ron Tonkin Field. ... The Salem-Keizer Volcanoes are in Everett to face…
by: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Portland Thorns Christine Sinclair (left) and Veronica Boquete celebrate a goal in Sundays 7-1 homefield victory over FC Kansas City.
Jul 15, 2014

Thorns kicking into playoff push mode

by Stephen Alexander
Lopsided victory at home over Kansas City buoys hopes The Portland Thorns FC are in a brutally tight race for a spot in the National Women’s Soccer League playoffs. The Thorns (7-6-4, 25 points)…
by: COURTESY OF MIKALAN MOISO - Joel Freeland of the Trail Blazers goes to the rim during one of Portland's games at the 2014 Las Vegas Summer League, which has developed into a week-long extravaganza.
Jul 15, 2014

Roll of dice on Vegas comes up a big winner

by Kerry Eggers
NBA summer league grows into 'July Madness' for fans, budding young prospects LAS VEGAS — It all started simply enough. The year was 2004, and summer league basketball leagues for NBA players…
by: TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - CJ McCollum is preparing for his second NBA season out of Lehigh looking to contribute more to the Trail Blazers than he did as an often-injured rookie.
Jul 15, 2014

CJ's big shot at his NBA future

by Kerry Eggers
Blazers see second-year guard as a creator as well as a sharpshooter LAS VEGAS — The panoramic view of the valley from the 35th floor of the Four Seasons is striking. The plush luxury hotel…
by: TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Power forward Eric Moreland, who left Oregon State with one year of eligibility remaining, has been seeing summer league action with the Sacramento Kings in his bid to make an NBA roster.
Jul 15, 2014

Former Beavers make their summer auditions

by Kerry Eggers
Uphill climb in pro ball likely for likes of Nelson, Moreland, Cunningham LAS VEGAS — Oregon State’s basketball presence hasn’t been widespread for years, but it was out there Sunday in the Las…
Jul 13, 2014

Blazers execute down the stretch, beat Houston

by Kerry Eggers
LAS VEGAS — The Trail Blazers outscored Houston 21-6 in the fourth quarter en route to a 75-67 victory Sunday in the Las Vegas Summer League at Thomas & Mack Center. Portland trailed 61-54 after…
Jul 13, 2014

Thorns stick it to Kansas City 7-1

by Stephen Alexander
On Sunday, the Portland Thorns FC were everything they were always supposed to be. The Thorns were tenacious on defense and spectacular on offense in a 7-1 win over FC Kansas City before an…