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Portland Winterhawks Open The Season Firing On All Cylinders

Portland area puck-heads could not ask for a better opening weekend from their Winterhawks. Traditionally, season openers are rough on the southernmost WHL organization because team leaders are away at NHL camps and rookies haven’t quite acclimated. It also doesn’t help that the season opener is usually against the Seattle Thunderbirds, complete with old grudges […]

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With A Healthy Jimmy Graham, The Seattle Seahawks Can Be Dominant Again

After offensively stagnant and underwhelming performances against the Miami Dolphins and the Los Angeles Rams respectively, the Seattle Seahawks (2-1) broke out in week three with 37 points in a laugher at home against the San Francisco 49ers. To be fair, there were a lot of signs pointing to a likely offensive explosion anyway. The […]

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A Goodbye To Les Miles And Week Five College Football Picks

In a moment, the Week 5 picks. First, though, a few words on Les Miles, who was fired by LSU last Sunday afternoon in the aftermath of the Tigers’ last-second loss to Auburn. Les Miles made college football exponentially more fun. He was a show unlike anything the sport has ever had. One time, in […]

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The Case For Jose Fernandez For NL Cy Young

In the wake of the tragic death of Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez, much of the coverage has focused on his heroic efforts to escape the communist regime in Cuba and seek freedom in America, and rightfully so. The story of how a passenger on the boat he was in on his way to the […]

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Breaking Vegas With Garrett Thornton – Week Four

Another topsy-turvy week in the NFL. Who would have thought that the Cardinals would have laid such an egg against the lowly Bills? Good thing for Rex Ryan thought, whose seat is probably hotter than any coaches in the NFL. Heading into Week Four is when things start to settle out in the NFL. Teams […]

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Seattle Seahawks To Release Allen Stone Inspired Shirt

The NFL is partnering with Teespring to release limited edition artist inspired t-shirts. Washington native Allen Stone will serve as the inspiration for the Seahawks #MyTeamMyCity collaboration. Stone, born and raised 45 miles north of Spokane in Chewelah, is no stranger to the Seahawks. In 2012, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll

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Ducks Entitlement Could Hurt Oregon’s Recent Run Of Success

Oregon Ducks football continues to unravel as this season moves forward. After a tough loss to Colorado in the first week of Pac-12 play, Oregon faces Washington State on the road this weekend. They gave up 500 yards in the air last year against the Cougars. The Ducks need a win desperately after a loss […]

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Debate 2016 – Fact Checking The Oregon Duck Fan Base

The Oregon Ducks have had a rough couple weeks on the gridiron, losing back-to-back heartbreakers against a couple of former Big XII rivals in the Nebraska Cornhuskers and Colorado Buffaloes. Considering the opponents and the fact that this represents the Ducks first losing streak since 2007, it’s no wonder that emotions are high and expectations […]

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He Said / She Said – Seattle Seahawks At New York Jets

Oregon Sports News football writers Julian Rogers and Jessica Ridpath preview the week four matchup between the Seattle Seahawks (2–1) and the New York Jets (1–2). When: 10:00 a.m. PT Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016  Where: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ Rogers: Talk about hot and cold. No, I’m not talking about the Seahawks. I’m actually […]

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Pitch Should Have Saved Its Closer

Spoiler Alert: I completely spoil the first episode of Pitch. If you have not seen the first episode of Pitch, you should drop whatever it is you are doing, watch Pitch, then read this article and nod in agreement with everything I say. Then, watch the second episode of Pitch. Last Thursday, the TV show […]

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Smart Helmets Not Just For Football

The Pacific Northwest is bicycle mad.  Workers use their bikes for commutes, and recreational cycling is closer to performance cycling.  Looking through the list of cycling route maps available through the Adventure Cycling Association reveals at least six cycling routes that can take a rider through Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. Cycling may not be a […]

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Abe Asher’s College Football Picks – Week Four

We’re three weeks into the college football season, and things are starting to heat up as conference play begins across the country. I went 11-3 last week, bringing my record on the season to 30-8. Here are the Week 4 picks. Utah 34, USC 20 – Long live SC! Ole Miss 45, Georgia 21 – […]

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King Felix And The Search For October

Orel Hershiser. Curt Schilling. John Smoltz. Tom Glavine. Mariano Rivera. These are just some of names that live in October baseball lore; legendary pitchers who have forever etched their names as some of baseball’s best postseason hurlers. As Major League Baseball draws ever closer to the playoffs, some of the best moments we have witnessed […]

Oct. 14, 2012; Glendale, AZ, USA; Arizona Cardinals wide receiver (11) Larry Fitzgerald is unable to come up with an overthrown pass against the Buffalo Bills at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Breaking Vegas With Garrett Thornton – Week Three

Last year I picked 5 games each week. Of the 17 weeks of the regular season last year, I had three weeks where I chose correctly in only 1 game. That’s not exactly breaking Vegas. Well, to start this season, I have had two consecutive one-win weeks. The good thing about last year is that […]

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