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Abe Asher’s College Football Picks – Week Fourteen

I was picking for my life last week. Another week with a losing record, and my editor would have been more than justified in going in a different direction next season – and given the current climate of journalism, if I got fired, I might have never picked college football games again. Luckily, I barnstormed […]

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Two Teams, One Direction

The 4A Bulldogs climbed into the Oregon state finals for 2014 after their 41-40 squeaker in the semi-finals. A win is a win, we can all agree, but a one point win isn’t defining any football program as much as it tells who’s in favor with the football gods. You know the football gods? They’re […]

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Boxing – A Dying Sport In America

Who can forget the days when Muhammad Ali dominated the ring, Larry Holmes retained his championship, or Sugar Ray Leonard razzled and dazzled the crowd?  It seems like yesterday when Mike Tyson was knocking out everybody and nobody could beat him. People looked forward to “The big fight” and couldn’t stop talking about it. Those […]

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Portland Trail Blazers Week Preview – 11/24

The Portland Trail Blazers are making a habit of keeping things interesting this season. Although they whupped on the shorthanded Chicago Bulls on Friday, the other two games they had last week were close games against inferior teams, teams with great chances to win late. The negative view is that the Blazers were sluggishly coasting, […]


The Portland Winterhawks’ True Home – Veterans Memorial Coliseum

This column written by Kyle Martinak of, a partner of Oregon Sports News Every few years there are rumblings in Portland that the most historic building in the Rose Quarter is going to be razed to the ground and replaced by something like a state-of-the-art ballpark or a state-of-the-art shopping center with a state-of-the-art […]

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Jared Wright’s NBA Thanksgiving Rankings – 11/21

Thanksgiving. The word usually invokes turkey, mashed potatoes, biscuits, gravy, green bean casserole, and football. The Portland Trail Blazers, however, are always my focus (mostly because it’s a job now), and it’s time for a Turkey Day Edition of NBA Power Rankings. If you haven’t read my preseason rankings, the reasons I don’t do this […]

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Breaking Down The Dam Of Inconsistency

Oregon State might be well away from finding the key to ending its ongoing rut. But, after last weekend’s 35-27 upset against (then) No. 6 Arizona State, it seems like the Beavers are at least trying to open the right door. The victory concluded miserable a four-game bender, which hit its lowest point two weeks […]

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Brian Hight’s NFL Picks – Week Twelve

Week Eleven Recap Week eleven was brutal and resulted in my worst week of the season. After correctly picking the Miami Dolphins over the Buffalo Bills on Thursday night, it was all downhill from there. In the early Sunday games, only one favored team, the San Francisco 49ers, won, much less covered. For the week, […]