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JAMAR HOWARD
April 21, 2015

AFL's Howard stakes his future on football

by Stephen Alexander
Forgoing basketball, Thunder wide receiver is at home on gridiron The beginning of Portland Thunder receiver Jamar Howard’s football career is a bit like the Adam Sandler movie “The Waterboy.”…
April 21, 2015

Tuesday sports calendar

by Portland Tribune
Tuesday, April 21 Mariners Houston at Seattle, 7 p.m. (Root Sports) Prep baseball Wilson at Franklin, Grant-Lincoln at Sckavone, Madison-Roosevelt at Pier Park, 4:30 p.m. Prep softball…
JOE MURPHY/NBAE VIA GETTY IMAGES - Zach Randolph of the Memphis Grizzlies co-hosts a holiday shopping spree for 200 youth from a Boys & Girls Club at Toys R Us. Kids received $100 gift cards to buy presents.
April 20, 2015

Zach Randolph puts bad rep to rest

by Kerry Eggers
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Soon, the NBA will announce the winner of the 2015 J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award, given to a player, coach or staff member for community service. Past recipients include…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: DAVID BLAIR - Blazers guard Arron Afflalo looks ready to play on Wednesday at Memphis, as Portland tries to bounce back from a poor shooting night and a loss to the Grizzlies in Game 1 of their NBA playoff series.
April 20, 2015

Afflalo part of Blazers' plan to be better

by Kerry Eggers
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Terry Stotts met with the media Monday at the Memphis Hilton, directly across the street from the FedEx Forum, where his Trail Blazers were folded, spindled and mutilated by the…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: DAVID BLAIR - Damian Lillard and the Trail Blazers get another shot -- literally -- at the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday.
April 20, 2015

The formula for winning Game 2

by Kerry Eggers
HERE'S WHAT HAS TO HAPPEN FOR BLAZERS TO GET EVEN WITH GRIZZLIES MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Terry Stotts gave his players the day off from practice Monday, an almost unprecedented occurrence during the…
April 21, 2015

PREPS: Cleveland walks off with 7th-inning comeback win

by Portland Tribune
Cleveland High's baseball team got its first walk-off win of the season on Monday, scoring twice in the bottom of the seventh inning to turn back Benson 2-1 at Powell Park. Benson scored an…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Roosevelt High's Anna Mills (left) and Amaya Porter celebrate another run during a softball game against Madison.
April 20, 2015

Monday do, go, see

by Portland Tribune
BEST BETS 1. PIL baseball Lincoln and Madison are tied for first place at 6-0 in Portland Interscholastic League games. Lincoln plays at Grant on Monday, while Madison plays host to Roosevelt.…
April 20, 2015

Monday sports calendar

by Porltand Tribune
Monday, April 20 Mariners Houston at Seattle, 7 p.m. (Root Sports) Prep baseball Lincoln at Grant, Franklin at Wilson, Roosevelt at Madison, Benson at Cleveland, 4:30 p.m. ... Central…
April 20, 2015

Monday TV, radio

by Portland Tribune
Monday, April 20 Mariners Houston at Seattle, 7 p.m., Root Sports, KMTT (910 AM) NBA Milwaukee at Chicago, 5 p.m., New Orleans at Golden State, 7:30 p.m., TNT MLB New York Yankees at Detroit, 4…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: MILES VANCE - Martina McCowan from St. Mary's Academy whips a pass inside for the Oregon all-star team during its game against Washington Saturday at Liberty High
April 19, 2015

Weekend results

by Portland Tribune
Who won and lost BLAZERS Game 1 of the Portland-Memphis series went to the Grizzlies, who dominated from start to finish and won 100-86. LaMarcus Aldridge led Portland with 32 points, but was…
BJORKSTRAND
April 19, 2015

Winterhawks back in West finals

by Portland Tribune
BJORKSTRAND SCORES TWICE AS PORTLAND OUSTS EVERETT The Portland Winterhawks have advanced to their fifth consecutive Western Hockey League Western Conference finals, and a familiar opponent…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Grant High's Tariq Harden goes for a Wilson bunt.
April 19, 2015

IN PHOTOS: PIL baseball potpourri

by Portland Tribune
Scenes from the first half of the Portland Interscholastic League baseball season:
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Max Tuttle of Madison High heads for home in a Portland Interscholastic League game against Franklin.
April 19, 2015

PREPS: PIL baseball season heats up

by Portland Tribune
LINCOLN, MADISON ON TOP AT 6-0 Going into Monday, Lincoln and Madison share first place with 6-0 records. Grant is 3-2, Wilson 3-3, Cleveland and Roosevelt 2-4, Franklin 1-4 and Benson 0-6.…
Tobin Heath pushes forward tirelessly Saturday for the Portland Thorns.
April 19, 2015

IN PHOTOS: Thorns 1, WNYF 0

by Portland Tribune
The Portland Thorns lead the National Women's Soccer League with a 2-0-0 record after Saturday's 1-0 triumph aganist the Western New York Flash at Providence Park. PHOTOS COURTESY OF DIEGO G.…
COURTESY OF DIEGO G. DIAZ - Allie Long of the Portland Thorns, having anticipated goalkeeper Sabrina D'Angelo's move, heads in a cross to score the only goal of the match Saturday at Providence Park.
April 18, 2015

Defense, Long lift Thorns to win No. 2

by Stephen Alexander
22nd-minute goal leads to 1-0 home victory over Flash Another goal for midfielder Allie Long, another high quality defensive performance from the back line, another win for the Portland Thorns…
COURTESY OF PORTLAND THUNDER - Kyle Rowley sets up to pass for the Portland Thunder, as John Collins blocks during Saturday night's road game against the Arizona Rattlers.
April 18, 2015

Rattlers rattle Thunder 65-47

by Portland Tribune
PHOENIX, Ariz. — Portland Thunder quarterback Kyle Rowley passed for six touchdowns, four to Jamar Howard, but Arizona Rattlers QB Nick Davila had nine TD passes to lead his team to a 65-47…
Jamar Howard of the Portland Thunder goes up for one of his nine catches in Saturday night's game at the Arizona Rattlers.
April 18, 2015

IN PHOTOS: Arizona quiets Thunder

by Portland Tribune
Scenes from the Portland Thunder's first road game of the 2015 Arena Football League season. Portland lost 65-47 Saturday night to the three-time defending AFL champion Arizona Rattlers. PHOTOS…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: MILES VANCE - Kadeem Strickland (right) of Jefferson High works the dribble for the Oregon all-star team as it faces Washington in the Merritt Truax Memorial Northwest Shootout game Saturday night at Liberty High.
April 18, 2015

PREPS: Washington nips Oregon 109-108 in boys all-star game

by Steve Brandon
HILLSBORO — One lousy point separated the Oregon and Washington boys teams in Saturday night's Merritt Truax Memorial Northwest Shootout. Washington the annual all-star game 109-108 at Liberty…
April 18, 2015

Weekend do, go, see

by Portland Tribune
BEST BETS 1. Blazers 5 p.m. PT Sunday at Memphis (KGW 8, TNT, KPOJ 620 AM, KKRZ 102.3 FM) LaMarcus Aldridge and Damian Lillard lead Portland into Game 1 of a best-of-seven, first-round playoff…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard tries to push the pace against Memphis and Grizzlies counterpart Mike Conley. The first-round playoff series between the teams starts at 5 p.m PT Sunday at Memphis.
April 18, 2015

Weekend sports events

by Portland Tribune
Saturday, April 18 Thorns Western New York Flash at Portland, 4 p.m. Thunder Portland at Arizona, 6 p.m. Timbers2 Portland at Sacramento Republic FC, 7:30 p.m. Mariners Texas at Seattle, 6 p.m.…
April 18, 2015

Weekend TV, radio

by Portland Tribune
Saturday, April 18 Thunder Portland at Arizona, 6 p.m., KXTG (750 AM, 102.9 FM) Mariners Texas at Seattle, 6 p.m., Root Sports, KMTT (910 AM) NBA Washington at Toronto, 9:30 a.m., Milwaukee at…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Chase De Leo of the Portland Winterhawks celebrates his goal Friday night against the Everett Silvertips.
April 17, 2015

Heinrich's OT goal decides defensive battle

by Portland Tribune
WINTERHAWKS FINISH STRONG, AND ARE ONE WIN AWAY FROM 5TH STRAIGHT CONFERENCE FINAL It figured that a defenseman would score the winning goal Friday in Game 4 of the Western Hockey League Western…
Nic Petan of the Portland Winterhawks battles at the Everett net.
April 17, 2015

IN PHOTOS: Extra period, extra-special win for Winterhawks

by Portland Tribune
Scenes from Friday night's 2-1 overtime victory by the Portland Winterhawks, who now lead the Everett Silvertops 3-1 in their best-of-seven playoff series. TRIBUNE PHOTOS: JONATHAN HOUSE
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: TROY WAYRYNEN - LaMarcus Aldridge of the Blazers goes up to defend against Memphis Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley in an early-season game at Moda Center.
April 17, 2015

Who will win the Blazers-Grizzlies series and why

by Kerry Eggers
THE ANSWER MIGHT SURPRISE YOU Nearly every national prognosticator is writing off the Trail Blazers' chances to beat the Grizzlies in their first-round playoff series beginning Sunday at…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: DAVID BLAIR - Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors, who won 67 regular-season games, open their NBA playoffs against the New Orleans Pelicans.
April 17, 2015

Seven other NBA series -- and one will be an upset

by Kerry Eggers
... AND HERE'S WHO WILL BE THERE AT THE END Here's a look at the seven NBA first-round series, other than Portland vs. Memphis: GOLDEN STATE VS. NEW ORLEANS Golden State won 67 games in the…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - The Blazers can send a variety of big men to defend Memphis center Marc Gasol, including Meyers Leonard (right).
April 17, 2015

Healthier Blazers bark about underdog status

by Kerry Eggers
ALDRIDGE: 'WE KNOW WE CAN BEAT (MEMPHIS)' The news was mostly promising for the Trail Blazers as they convened Friday at their Tualatin practice facility, preparing for Sunday's opener of their…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: WESLEY MATTHEWS - When healthy, Wesley Matthews provided the Trail Blazers with lots of 3-point shooting and more, and gave mascot 'Blaze' a target for some good-natured ribbing.
April 17, 2015

Wesley Matthews shooting -- and on target -- for (relatively)…

by Kerry Eggers
On the first day back at the Trail Blazers' Tualatin practice facility since his March 11 Achilles tendon surgery, Wesley Matthews worked his way around the court on a scooter, displaying a…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Portland's Blake Heinrich (left) controls the puck against Everett during Game 4 of the WHL Western Conference semifinals Friday at Memorial Coliseum.
April 17, 2015

Friday's results

by Portland Tribune
WINTERHAWKS, BEAVERS WIN; DUCKS LOSE AT USC The Portland Winterhawks are one win away from returning to the Western Conference finals for the fifth consecutive year in the Western Hockey League…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - For the most part, Portland Thunder quarterback Kyle Rowley has had decent pass protection this season, like on this play with Jeraill McCuller (left) blocking against the L.A. KISS. But Saturday's road game against the Arizona Rattlers could provide the biggest test yet for the Thunder.
April 17, 2015

Thunder look for any weakness in dominant Rattlers

by Stephen Alexander
The Portland Thunder will face their first road test of the season at 6 p.m. PT Saturday against the Arizona Rattlers, three-time defending champions of the Arena Football league. Thunder coach…
April 17, 2015

PREPS: Bennett hurls Madison past Tech

by Portland Tribune
LINCOLN BATS BREAK OUT IN SOFTBALL The Madison Senators nipped the Benson Techmen 1-0 Friday at Sckavone Stadium to stay on pace with the idle Lincoln Cardinals atop the Portland Interscholastic…
CLAYTON
April 17, 2015

Friday sports news

by Portland Tribune
WINTERHAWKS SIGN FORWARD Hawks add 16-year-old for next season Portland has signed forward Brett Clayton, 16, who played for the Fraser Valley Thunderbirds of the British Columbia Major Midget…
April 17, 2015

Friday do, go, see

by Portland Tribune
BEST BETS 1. Winterhawks-Silvertips 7 p.m. at Memorial Coliseum Portland goes for a huge home-ice win in Game 4 of its second-play playoff series with Everett. 2. Pilots-Zags baseball 3 p.m. at…
April 17, 2015

Friday sports calendar

by Portland Tribune
Friday, April 17 Winterhawks Everett at Portland, Game 4, Memorial Coliseum, 7 p.m. Mariners Texas at Seattle, 7 p.m. (Root Sports) Prep baseball Central Catholic at David Douglas, St. Helens at…
April 17, 2015

Friday TV, radio

by Portland Tribune
Friday, April 17 Winterhawks Everett at Portland, Game 4, 7 p.m., KPAM (860 AM) Mariners Texas at Seattle, 7 p.m., Root Sports, KMTT (910 AM) MLB San Francisco at Arizona, 7 p.m., KUIK (1360 AM)…
April 17, 2015

PREPS: Cardinals, Senators remain undefeated in PIL baseball

by Portland Tribune
ROOSEVELT, FRANKLIN GET KEY SOFTBALL VICTORIES For the second day in a row, the Lincoln Cardinals and Madison Senators won Portland Interscholastic League baseball games to remain unbeaten.…
April 16, 2015

Winterhawks' barrage buries Everett, yields 2-1 series lead

by Kerry Eggers
If the Winterhawks could bottle the energy they displayed in their first 56 minutes on the Memorial Coliseum ice Thursday night, they could market it for a pretty penny. Portland pressured…
CEDERHOLM
April 16, 2015

Thursday results

by Portland Tribune
WINTERHAWKS TAKE SERIES LEAD Hawks go up 2-1 Anton Cederholm's goal broke a nearly 38-minute scoreless tie, and the Portland Winterhawks skated away from the Everett Silvertips the rest of the…
TRIBUNE PHOTOS: DAVID BLAIR - Blazers starters (from left) LaMarcus Aldridge, Robin Lopez and Damian Lillard and reserve guard Steve Blake will need to summon the swagger -- and defense -- that made Portland one of the top teams in the NBA Western Conference for much of the regular season.
April 16, 2015

Can Blazers pull out of slump?

by Kerry Eggers
Plagued by injuries and defensive trouble, team needs to regain its mojo Late Saturday night, after the Trail Blazers had suffered a painful 111-105 loss to Utah at Moda Center, Damian Lillard…
April 16, 2015

Thursday sports news

by Portland Tribune
BLAZERS-MEMPHIS; 2021 WORLD TRACK MEET GOES TO EUGENE Blazers-Grizzlies Portland has drawn Memphis in the first round of the NBA playoffs. Here's the best-of-seven series schedule (all times…
April 16, 2015

Blazers limp into playoffs with loss at Dallas

by Portland Tribune
Portland lost its fourth game in a row on Wednesday, falling at Memphis 114-98 on the final day of the NBA regular season. The Blazers, who never led and trailed by 20 in the third quarter, got…

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COURTESY OF SCOTT LARSON - Lynn Kennedy, new Portland State women's basketball coach, talks to Vikings fans on Monday.
Apr 16, 2015

New basketball coach joins women Vikings

by Steve Brandon
Lynn Kennedy says he will build the team and a title will come The Portland State women’s basketball team will play fast and shoot in a hurry under its new coach, Lynn Kennedy. But win a Big Sky…
Apr 16, 2015

PREPS: Lincoln, Madison stay hot in baseball

by Portland Tribune
WILSON EDGES GRANT; MUSKAT LEADS RAMS Lincoln and Madison stayed undefeated in Portland Interscholastic League baseball with victories on Wednesday. The Cardinals won 11-0 over Benson, and the…
Apr 16, 2015

Thursday go, do, see

by Portland Tribune
BEST BETS 1. Everett at Portland, WHL playoffs 7 p.m. at Memorial Coliseum It's only the biggest game of the season for the Winterhawks, who are trying to upset the Silvertips in the second…
Apr 16, 2015

Wednesday results

by Portland Tribune
DUCKS TOP PILOTS; MARINERS GET SWEPT Oregon wins at UP The Oregon Ducks defeated the Portland Pilots 5-2 in a nonconference baseball game Wednesday at Joe Etzel Field on the UP campus. Oregon…
Apr 16, 2015

Thursday events

by Portland Tribune
Thursday, April 16 Winterhawks Everett at Portland, Game 3, Memorial Coliseum, 7 p.m. Prep baseball Franklin at Grant, Benson at Madison, Wilson-Lincoln at Sckavone Stadium, Cleveland at…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Jesuit's Victorya Stallworth makes a throw in her team's win over North Medford.
Apr 16, 2015

Emily Preble, young Jesuit softball team prepared for Metro…

by Matt Singledecker
Age is nothing but a number. Jesuit is still one of the youngest softball teams in the Metro League this spring, having only graduated four seniors off last year's squad that reached the second…
Apr 16, 2015

Cindy Anderson out as Wilsonville girls basketball coach

by Corey Buchanan
After 18 years and two state championships, Cindy Anderson will no longer coach the Wilsonville High girls basketball team. Anderson’s contract ended after last season, and the school has…
WEINGER
Apr 16, 2015

Sports birthdays

by Portland Tribune
April 18, 1998 Evan Weinger (age 18) The Portland Winterhawks’ right wing is from El Segundo, Calif. He had seven goals and 19 assists in 61 regular-season games this season.
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Jesuit senior pitcher Cole French has taken over as the Crusaders' ace this season and helped Jesuit start the season strong.
Apr 16, 2015

Team chemistry spurring strong start for Jesuit baseball

by Matt Singledecker
Team chemistry, particularly in baseball, can’t be coached or even forged through squad-bonding sessions or long bus rides. It’s a critical component to sustained success, the key ingredient to…
SALAZAR
Apr 16, 2015

Oregon sports history

by Portland Tribune
April 19, 1982 Alberto Salazar out-battles Dick Beardsley to win one of the most memorable Boston Marathon races ever. Salazar — the world record-holder and former NCAA cross country champion…
Apr 16, 2015

Main events

by Portland Tribune
Thursday, April 16 Winterhawks: Everett at Portland, Game 3, Memorial Coliseum, 7 p.m. Prep baseball: Franklin at Grant, Benson at Madison, Wilson-Lincoln at Sckavone Stadium, Cleveland at…
Apr 16, 2015

TV, radio

by Portland Tribune
Thursday, April 16 Winterhawks: Everett at Portland, Game 3, KPAM (860 AM) MLB: San Francisco at Arizona, 7 p.m., KUIK (1360 AM) NHL: Minnesota at St. Louis, 6:30 p.m., NBC Sports PGA: RBC…
Apr 16, 2015

Status report

by Portland Tribune
Winterhawks: Going into this week, Portland’s Oliver Bjorkstrand ranked third in the Western Hockey League in playoff scoring with six goals, seven assists and 13 points in eight games, and…
COURTESY OF PORTLAND THUNDER - Linebacker Bryce Peila celebrates with fans after scoring for the Portland Thunder in last week's game against the Spokane Shock at Moda Center. Peila earned Arena Football League defensive player of the week honors for his two-touchdown performance.
Apr 15, 2015

Wednesday sports news

by Portland Tribune
• Damyean Dotson: The 6-5 basketball guard, who was dismissed from the Oregon Ducks along with Dominic Artis and Brandon Austin last year after a sexual assault accusation, is expected to sign a…
Apr 15, 2015

Tuesday results

by Portland Tribune
• Mariners: Seattle (3-5) lost 6-5 at the Los Angeles Dodgers (5-3) on Tuesday, the same result as the previous night. The Dodgers were down 5-4 going into the bottom of the ninth, but they won…
Apr 15, 2015

PREPS: Lincoln, Cleveland, Central Catholic win in baseball

by Portland Tribune
Not all, but some local high school teams were able to take to the diamond on Tuesday. In Portland Interscholastic League baseball, Lincoln defeated host Wilson 9-2, Cleveland downed Roosevelt…
Apr 15, 2015

Wednesday events

by Portland Tribune
APRIL 15 Blazers Portland at Dallas, 5 p.m. (CSNNW) Mariners Seattle at L.A. Dodgers, 7 p.m. (Root Sports) College baseball Oregon at Portland, 3 p.m. ... Lewis & Clark at Linfield, 6 p.m. ...…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: DAVID BLAIR - Guard C.J. McCollum is not expected to play in Portland's regular-season finale Wednesday night at Dallas.
Apr 15, 2015

Do, go, see

by Portland Tribune
WEDNESDAY'S BEST BETS 1. Blazers at Dallas, 5 p.m. PT Portland's final regular-season game is a chance for LaMarcus Aldridge and the Blazers to tune up for the playoffs. Aldridge (sprained…
Apr 15, 2015

Wednesday TV, radio

by Portland Tribune
APRIL 15 Blazers Portland at Dallas, 5 p.m., CSNNW, KPOJ (620 AM), KKRZ (102.3 FM) Mariners Seattle at L.A. Dodgers, 7 p.m., Root Sports, KMTT (910 AM) MLB San Francisco at Colorado, 7 p.m.,…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: DAVID BLAIR - Defensive back Osagie Odiase celebrates his game-saving interception in the closing seconds of last weeks 47-43 home victory for the Portland Thunder.
Apr 14, 2015

Road won't be easy for Thunder

by Steve Brandon
Secondary needs to step up as team faces three tough foes If the Portland Thunder were playing tennis, you could say they’ve held serve. Three games into the Arena Football League season, the…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Portland Thorns goal scorers (from left) Mana Shim, Sinead Farrelly and Allie Long wave to fans after a 4-1 home victory to kick off the National Womens Soccer League season.
Apr 14, 2015

Chemistry, consistency, cohesion

by Caitlin Murray
In season opener, Thorns prove they've pulled it all together As the Portland Thorns opened their season Saturday night, the Rose City Riveters fan group in the stands raised a hand-painted…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: MICHAELA BANCUD - Portland-area tennis fans (from left) Judy Cathcart, Peggy Jaques, Wayne and Terri Pickard get ready to catch some of the action at the BNP Paribas Open.
Apr 14, 2015

For tennis fans, BNP is a smash

by MICHAELA BANCUD
Portlanders, others flock to desert for crown jewel event PALM DESERT, Calif. — On a cloudy March day in Portland, Portland International Airport was abuzz with tennis fans flying to the gates…
Apr 13, 2015

A Duck no more, Haley Crouser regroups and looks at other schools

by Kerry Eggers
Haley Crouser is ready to start a new chapter in her track and field career. The three-time Gatorade Oregon track and field athlete of the year and national javelin record-holder at 181-2 as a…
Apr 13, 2015

Duck win renews playoff hopes

by Kerry Eggers
EUGENE — Baseball is not a beauty pageant. The only thing that's pretty is a "W" alongside your name after the final pitch. So George Horton was in no mood to complain after Oregon's…
Apr 13, 2015

QB list 'a little scary' for Beavers

by Kerry Eggers
CORVALLIS — The offensive unit for Oregon State's inaugural season under Gary Andersen is loaded with talent and experience. There's an offensive line featuring five players who started together…
Donovan Ricketts, in goal for Orlando City SC this season after being let go by Portland in the MLS expansion draft, shuts out the Timbers on Sunday at Providence Park.
Apr 12, 2015

IN PHOTOS: Nothing to show for Timbers

by Portland Tribune
The Portland Timbers came up empty Sunday on their home field -- no goals, no points. Expansion Orlando City SC walked out of Providence Park with a 2-0 victory. TRIBUNE PHOTOS: JOHN LARIVIERE
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JOHN LARIVIERE - Portland Timbers goalkeeper Adam Kwarasey moves to stop a penalty kick by Orlando City's Kaka, only to have the visiting Lions get another chance due to the referee's ruling that the Timbers were in the box early. Kaka scored on the re-kick, giving Orlando a 2-0 lead, which stood as the final score Sunday at Providence Park.
Apr 12, 2015

Lions devour Timbers at Portland

by Stephen Alexander
With a brutal schedule coming up over the next month and a half, the Portland Timbers desperately needed a home victory Sunday against expansion club Orlando City SC. The Timbers were out of…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: DAVID BLAIR - Robin Lopez goes to the basket for the Trail Blazers, challenging Utah's Rudy Gobert in a Saturday night home loss to the Jazz.
Apr 12, 2015

Warning flag goes up as Booker, Jazz beat down Blazers

by Kerry Eggers
One week to go, and the Trail Blazers are not exactly going into the NBA playoffs on a roll. "We have to get better," point guard Damian Lillard said after Portland's unsettling 111-105 loss to…
Blazers forward Nicolas Batum checks in with NBA referee Scott Wall during Saturday night's Portland loss to the Utah Jazz at Moda Center.
Apr 12, 2015

IN PHOTOS: Blazers sound sour notes vs. Jazz

by Portland Tribune
The Trail Blazers lost any chance at having the homecourt advantage in the first round of the NBA playoffs on Saturday, as they fell 111-105 at home to the Utah Jazz. The Blazers played without…
Allie Long of the Portland Thorns leaps over Boston Breakers goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher.
Apr 12, 2015

IN PHOTOS: Thorns roll 4-1

by Portland Tribune
The Portland Thorns pounded the Boston Breakers 4-1 Saturday to open the National Women's Soccer League season. Allie Long scored twice, Mana Shim had a goal and two assists, and Sinead Farrelly…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Allie Long of the Portland Thorns registers her complaint with a call of no goal on her first-half shot. She scored twice in the second half, though, to help the team defeat the Boston Breakers 4-1 at Providence Park.
Apr 12, 2015

New Thorns come up roses

by Stephen Alexander
The Portland Thorns did everything they could have hoped to do in their National Women's Soccer League season debut Saturday night. Portland was explosive and entertaining on offense and…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: DAVID BLAIR - Portland Thunder defensive back Osagie Odiase picks off a Spokane Shock pass with 20 seconds to go Thursday night, preserving an Arena Football League triumph for the home team at Moda Center.
Apr 09, 2015

An 'all-time' win for Thunder

by Stephen Alexander
Bryce Peila and company come to Portland's defense in 47-43 victory over Spokane Shock The Portland Thunder defense spent the first half of Thursday night’s division rivalry game rolling out the…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: DAVID BLAIR - Teammates celebrate with Portland Thunder linebacker Bryce Peila (holding ball), after one of the linebacker's two touchdowns in Thursday's 47-43 win against the Spokane Shock. Allen Chapman (right) and Andre' Martin rush in to offer congratulations.
Apr 09, 2015

Thunder shock Spokane with defensive uprising

by Steve Brandon
Make it two big defensive efforts and two wins for the Portland Thunder after three weeks of the Arena Football League season. On Thursday night, it was the Spokane Shocked that fell at Moda…
Osagie Odiase after his game-saving pick against Spokane.
Apr 09, 2015

IN PHOTOS: Thunder light it up in second half

by Portland Tribune
The Portland Thunder came up with four turnovers -- all in huge a second-half rally. Kyle Rowley passed for three touchdowns, two to Jamar Howard and one to V'Keon Lacey And fullback John…
Apr 09, 2015

Academy is labor of love for Lucas

by Kerry Eggers
David Lucas is dressed to a “T,” an Armani suit giving him a model’s look, as we break bread on a recent afternoon. “You look good when you clean up,” kids a waitress who is used to seeing the…
Apr 09, 2015

Portland baseball team gears up

by Steve Brandon
First up: Nickname, then renovations at Walker Stadium Opening Day is more than 400 days away, but Portland’s fledgling college wood-bat team is starting to pick off all the things it needs to…
Apr 09, 2015

Main events

by Portland Tribune
Thursday, April 9 Blazers: Portland at Golden State, 7:30 p.m. (TNT) Thunder: Spokane at Portland, 7 p.m. Prep baseball: Madison at Cleveland, Grant at Wilson, Roosevelt at Franklin, 4:30 p.m.…
Apr 09, 2015

TV, radio

by Portland Tribune
Thursday, April 9 Blazers: Portland at Golden State, 7:30 p.m., TNT, KPOJ (620 AM), KKRZ (102.3 FM) Thunder: Spokane at Portland, 7 p.m., KXTG (750 AM, 102.9 FM) Golf: Masters, noon-4:30 p.m.,…
Apr 09, 2015

Sports birthdays

by Portland Tribune
April 9, 1949 Stan Love (age 66) The father of current NBA star Kevin Love was an NBA big man himself, after being drafted ninth overall by the Baltimore Bullets in 1971 at the end of his…
Apr 09, 2015

Oregon sports history

by Portland Tribune
April 9-13, 1996 The Oregon School Activities Association declines to ban high school coaches from coaching their players for money in nonschool clubs or camps during the school year. But the…