In sports, we live for the great ones. We remember the great ones. When did the Portland Trail Blazers’ game one broadside across the bow of the increasingly unlikable Houston Rockets become a great one? There are a lot of correct answers, as Terry Stotts said in his post-game press conference. But you knew for […]
Non-stop action. Fast paced play. Impressive athleticism. Amazing plays. Absolutely a blast to watch. These are some of the adjectives of the most popular sports in the country. It also describes the game played by the Portland Stags, a team that just entered its second season. The league they play in? It is known as […]
On this episode of The Slant, host Brad Stein gives a recap of Sunday’s incredible Portland Trail Blazers playoff game and answers whether the team can keep their winning ways against the Houston Rockets. Then, Oregon Sports News writer Ari Liljenwall tries to convince Brad to give the sport of soccer another chance and why MLB needs another drastic change.
Optimism from the Seattle Mariners’ 6-3 start has been stifled some by a subsequent 1-9 stretch, including 8 straight (losing 7-2 last night to the Houston Astros extended this streak), with three scoreless games. Before everyone forgets it’s baseball season and starts fawning over Mel Kiper’s “big board” and who the Seattle Seahawks will pick […]
Recap During pre-game warm-ups it felt like deja vu all over again as the Portland Thunder played host to San Jose SaberCats for the second time in this still young season. And while the game unfolded in a completely different manner, unfortunately for the Thunder, the end result was the same. The Thunder fell to […]
It wasn’t a bad performance from the Portland Timbers Saturday night against Real Salt Lake. Portland’s team generally played as well as they could and certainly better than expected in Sandy. The Timbers were beaten by a better team. A better team with Nick Rimando. But good teams are a reality in MLS, and Portland […]
When you look at the two teams battling for the Western Conference title this year, anyone who has a love for hockey will salivate over them. With two games under their belt from Kelowna, BC, the Rockets and the Portland Winterhawks only served to show that this could be an epic and long series. Friday […]
With teams trying to find their footing in the first month of the season, finding depth is crucial to long-term success. The Seattle Mariners have watched a deep pitching staff get depleted by injury after injury, yet keep finding strong arms to step in. Despite being without last year’s breakout star Hiwashi Iwakuma, as well […]
Côte d’Ivoire’s national team, nicknamed Les Éléphants, currently ranks as the best in Africa. They boast Didier Drogba, one of the world’s finest and most fearsome strikers of the past decade, and Yaya Toure, one of the very best midfielders. Brazil 2014 is just the third World Cup they’ve qualified for- and it also happens […]
This column written by Kyle Bliquez, a writer for Oregon Sports News This may be week three of the Major League Baseball season but this is week one of my official Power Rankings. Parity exists in baseball more than any other sport. Evidenced by successful teams struggling out of the gate, (most notably the World […]
The NBA Playoffs are finally here. The Portland Trail Blazers will take on the Houston Rockets in the first round. Game 1 will be played Sunday at 6:30 PM PT. The Blazers will be starting off on the road. Both teams finished the season with the same record, but Houston earned the tie breaker winning […]
Also known as “Stairway to Heaven” and the “Haiku Ladder,” the hike/climb up Hawaii’s Haiku Stairs more than earns the often overused descriptor: epic. If you’re a Pacific Northwester planning a trip to Oahu to escape the gray, rainy weather, I’ve got a destination activity for you. Put this one on your bucket list. This […]
Another NBA regular season has come to a close, and with the late-season surges that a handful of teams made, this year’s playoffs looks to be as exciting as ever. The New York Knicks, Los Angeles Lakers, and Boston Celtics are all in the lottery. The Toronto Raptors, Washington Wizards, and Charlotte Bobcats are playoff […]
Simply Awesome Sports is back with another episode and the guys really bring it today! They start the show talking about the new movie, “Draft Day.” SPOILER ALERT: Ridley dislikes Kevin Costner and Matt Loves Jennifer Garner.
Next the guys do a quick preview of the Portland Houston series, before they get into the NFL draft. They go through the first 7 picks of the draft and tell you their thoughts.
The playoffs kick off this weekend, and most notably, the Portland Trail Blazers are in the postseason for the first time since the 2010-11 season when they lost to Dallas in the first round. LaMarcus Aldridge is the only starter from that season still with the team, although Wesley Matthews and Nicolas Batum had big […]