UFC FIght Night

UFC Fight Night 96 In Portland – A Sneaky Good Fight Card

After an absence of over seven years, the UFC makes a long awaited return to Portland, Oregon. On Saturday, October 1st, the Moda Center will play host to UFC Fight Night 96: Lineker versus Dodson. At first glance this card looks like another event tossed onto the already suffocating pile of scheduled UFC events for […]

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Hope Solo
Rio Olympics, Football, Women's, Group, USA v China- 06 Aug 2016
Belo Horizonte, Brazil - Saturday, August 6, 2016: The USWNT take on France in Group G play during the 2016 Olympics at Mineirão stadium.

USWNT’s Graceless Split With Hope Solo

In light of yesterday’s release of Hope Solo’s reaction to the news she had her contract terminated and was suspended six months, I felt compelled to offer my opinion, even if it mirrors many of those already published. After a disappointing appearance at the 2016 Rio Games, the US Women’s National Team bowed out of […]


Oregon’s QuackCon First Of Its Kind

Calling all sports-loving techies: the University of Oregon is holding the first ever collegiate sports-tech hackathon.  On October 14-16, QuackCon will be held on the Ducks’ campus.  The town of Eugene has been a hub of sports innovation for decades.  The home of Nike and the Ducks’ new Marcus Mariota Sports Performance Center is all […]


Vytas, Powell Key For Portland Timbers Moving Forward

The Portland Timbers came into Sunday’s game against the Seattle Sounders staggering. Losers of their previous two, including a road loss to hated Seattle, Portland rudely welcomed their northern neighbors, scoring three goals in the opening 29 minutes and four in the opening half en route to a final score of 4-2. It was the […]

Dan Vogelbach

September Call-Ups – Will The Seattle Mariners Add Vogelbach?

With September 1st right around the corner, Major League Baseball teams will have the opportunity to add players from their respective 40-man rosters. It’s an exciting time of year for baseball enthusiasts – especially with your favorite team in the playoff hunt. The Seattle Mariners already brought up hard-throwing reliever Dan Altivalla who touched 100 […]


Ten Pin – The Current State of Bowling

Something of a street alley—a solid alley with a tarnish, and off the beaten track look, creates a fascination. From Compton to abandoned buildings the shrouded and offbeat interest us. The bedraggled alley appearance, a far cry from preferred exterior design, is further released from the structure of someone’s planned fabrication. (The system maan) Bringing […]


Oregon Sports News On Vacation

Oregon Sports News will be on vacation for three weeks. We appreciate all the support! We will be back and better than ever Monday, August 29th!

Mike Zunino

The Reclamation Of Mike Zunino

2015 was bad for Seattle Mariners catcher Mike Zunino. The highly touted number three pick from the 2012 draft fell below an imaginary line even lower than the Mendoza line as he slashed .174/.230/.300 while striking out 34.2% of the time. Zunino had become the closest thing to an automatic out that the DH using […]

Damian Lillard

NBAPA Names Damian Lillard Portland Trail Blazers’ Teammate Of The Year

In what may be the least-surprising end-of-year superlative across the entire NBA, Damian Lillard has been named the Portland Trail Blazers’ teammate of the year. The recognition is, of course, nice to see. But there’s really only one way Rip City can analyze this news. “Duh.” Not to take anything away from the other guys […]


Analyzing And Predicting The Portland Timbers’ Remaining Schedule

The Portland Timbers had an up-and-down week, starting off with an unfortunate 1-0 loss in MLS league play at Sporting Kansas City, which dropped them to seventh place in the Western Conference and on the outside looking in at the playoff hunt. However, they bounced back in CONCACAF Champions League play, winning 2-1 over CD […]

TOPSHOT - Olympic fans take photographs and pose for selfies in front of the Olympic rings on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, on 30 July 2016. 
The city is making last minute preparations for the events and celebrations as the 2016 Rio Olympic Games are set to begin in Rio on August 5 and run until August 21, 2016. / AFP / LEON NEAL        (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)

Rio 2016 Goes Social

Snapchat was the first non-NBC platform to ink a deal to share the network’s Olympics coverage, and now NBC has gone two steps further in its social sharing campaign.  Just last week, NBC announced that it will be sharing video and photo content with Facebook and Instagram. For a Summer Games that has been plagued […]


After The Olympics, Portland Thorns Will Face High Expectations

The Portland Thorns came into last Saturday night’s game against rival Seattle Reign losers of two straight. After 12 consecutive games without a loss, the Thorns unprecedented streak was not only over, but their grip on first place in the NWSL standings was in jeopardy as well. A season of high expectations was becoming precariously […]

Julianna Peña

Ludicrous UFC Rankings Leave Spokane’s Julianna Peña On The Outside Looking In

At one time, the UFC women’s bantamweight championship was a well-guarded property. The former champion, Ronda Rousey, seemed to have a stranglehold on the belt and her place atop the division was unquestioned. Then, one cool November night, Holly Holm dismantled Rousey and liberated the title. Many thought Holm would be able to dominate as […]


Breaking Down Portland Trail Blazers’ 2016-17 Preseason Schedule

Get ready, Rip City. Real-life basketball is just around the corner, and we’re not talking about the Olympics. We’re talking about preseason NBA basketball! The Portland Trail Blazers announced their annual mini slate Monday, and while it’s easy to brush aside the concept of meaningless contests, this year’s agenda has a number of exciting showdowns […]

Hillsboro Hops

Hillsboro Hops – The Northwest League Playoffs Explained

The first half of the short season is on the books for the Pacific Northwest’s little Class-A baseball league and while there are miles to go before the playoffs actually arrive, the organization of the league’s standings and rules could require a cheat-sheet for the uninitiated. Imagine trying to organize a playoff bracket for a […]


The Road To Rio – XFINITY’s New Olympics Coverage Platform

I witnessed the future of event-based television entertainment.  XFINITY’s new X1 Olympics viewing platform will change the way you watch events such as the 2016 RIO Olympics forever.  Along with its innovative and user friendly Voice Remote, XFINITY has developed the most immersive and all-inclusive platform for watching televised events. I met with Vice President […]

Head Coach Pete Carroll, right, talks with cornerback Richard Sherman during Seahawks Training Camp at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center Monday August 3, 2015.  (Bettina Hansen / The Seattle Times)

He Said / She Said – Seattle Seahawks Training Camp Preview

Oregon Sports News writers Julian Rogers and Jessica Ridpath preview the Seattle Seahawks’ outlook as they prepare for the 2016 NFL season. When: Saturday, July 30, 2016 Where: Virginia Mason Athletic Center (VMAC), Renton, Wash. Rogers: How loaded are the Seattle Seahawks as they prepare for the 2016 season? Very. Despite last season’s clunker of […]