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Is Brad Miller Of The Seattle Mariners The Real Deal?

In my last piece, I expressed some skepticism that either Justin Smoak or Dustin Ackley had “figured it out” despite their hot start to the season.  I cited an established track record over the past several years and the nothing in the extremely small sample size to suggest anything had changed.  We tend to not […]

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What’s New? Another Game, Another Portland Timbers Letdown

What do you expect at this point? The Portland Timbers once again disappointed. They were outplayed by a team that won’t exist in six months – the same team they beat 5-0 on the road in the final regular season game of 2013. Ah, how the mighty have fallen. It was the Timbers 1, Chivas […]

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New PAC-12 Rivalry Trophies

Since the Little Brown Jug is the oldest rivalry trophy in college football, why not bring more ceramic awards to the big games? Ceramics were good enough for the ancient Greeks and still tell their stories. Instead of wood or metal, ceramic trophies embody both the power and fragility of modern sports. Games bring out […]

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Meet Danny Southwick, The New Quarterback For The Portland Thunder

As Comcast SportsNet writer Peter Socotch pointed out, the Portland Thunder have had their struggles at quarterback, ranking as one of the worst passing offenses in the Arena Football League. However, the team saw hope when they brought in Danny Southwick, an AFL veteran. During last week’s loss to the Los Angeles KISS, Southwick played […]

Cheer Mob Put On By Blazer Gang

Where? Lloyd Center When? April 19, 2014 at 3:00 PM Blazer Gang, an up and coming fan page of the Portland Trail Blazers, have put together a Flash Mob type event. They are calling it a ‘Cheer Mob’. Will this be the new YouTube craze? We’ll soon find out. Blazer Gang has partnered with other […]

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Portland Timbers Have A Must Win Game This Saturday

The first five games of the season have been less than stellar for the Portland Timbers. A miraculous last second goal in the home opener saved the Timbers from losing a regular season game in Portland for the first time since March, 9 2013. They followed up the opening draw with another shaky performance that […]

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Portland Trail Blazers – A Year Of Exceeded Expectations

Before the NBA season began I was cautiously optimistic with what General Manager Neil Olshey was able to do over the offseason. Leading into the season, I wrote that my prediction was a team that would hover around .500 and fight for the 8th seed in the Western Conference. Boy, how things have changed over […]

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Changing Of The Guard At The Seattle Seahawks Running Back Spot?

The Seattle Seahawks’ rushing attack has been a beastly affair, of recent. How much longer can the Seahawks expect to remain a top-producing rushing offense as a mostly one-man operation? The Seattle Seahawks’ offense goes through running back Marshawn Lynch. A rarity it today’s pass-happy NFL, the Seahawks, by default of design and available talent, […]

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Oregon Sports News 2014 March Madness Wrap-Up

March Madness concluded this week with the UConn Huskies defeating the Kentucky Wildcats to bring home the 2014 title. We asked our roundtable crew to reflect on this year’s champs, discuss their favorite moments of the tournament, which players shined, thoughts on the one-and-done rule, and much, much more.  OSN writers contributing will be Casey […]

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Oregon Ducks’ Johnathan Loyd To Play Football

Over the past four years Johnathan Loyd has been playing point guard for the Oregon Ducks. A four-year starter, Loyd has finished his career as a Duck basketball player as the winningest player in the history of the University of Oregon with a record of 97-37. But now that his collegiate basketball career is over, […]

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OSN World Cup Primer 3 – Belgium

The small group of elite teams expected to advance into the late stages of the World Cup aren’t surprising, they’re favorites that make a strong showing every four years, from countries with a basic, ungovernable, insatiable love of the game. It’s more or less a kind of cultural birthright for Brazil to make a run […]

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Know Your Portland Timbers Opponent – Chivas USA

Column written by Edward Kilgarriff from, a partner of Oregon Sports News After a turbulent offseason for the LA club, a strong preseason offered new hope for the red & whites. The MLS announced that it had purchased the club from its Mexican owners and were looking for a buyer as well as a […]