Vacation

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 […]

Timbers

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 […]

Thorns

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 […]

Preseason

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 […]

XFINITY

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 […]

Karate Kid

Summer Movie Rewind – The (Near Perfect) Karate Kid

In June 1984, a movie came out that nearly changed my life. That summer, The Karate Kid debuted in theaters. No, not the horrible, should-have-just-left-alone remake starring Will Smith’s and prot’s love child, I’m talking about the original classic that is now over 30 years old (30 years!) It’s a movie worth revisiting during these […]

Veterans Memorial Coliseum

Portland Winterhawks Look To Shorten The Lines And Feed The Masses

The Portland Winterhawks sent out an email to all season ticketholders and those who subscribe to the Portland Winterhawks newsletter this week. The letter from Winterhawks President Doug Piper was also posted on their website. The letter outlined and updated issues that fans attending games this past season at Veterans Memorial Coliseum had encountered primarily […]

Tyler ONeill

Five Seattle Mariners Prospects I Don’t Want To See Traded

The path to the big leagues is one of the most difficult journeys, from high school to pros, in any professional sport. Out of all high school seniors playing baseball, about .5 percent of them will be drafted by an MLB team. For NCAA ball players, it’s about 10.5 percent, so think roughly 11 of […]

Ed Herman

Ed Herman On UFC 201, New Beginnings, And The Light Heavyweight Division

For fighters, new beginnings are often wrapped in unfamiliarity. Making a shift to a new fight camp brings with it new coaches, teammates, and surroundings. A stressful time like this is made more difficult as fighters are forced to sink or swim in these new waters. For Ed Herman, however, a change in fight camps […]

PORTLAND, OR - SEPTEMBER 28:  of the Portland Trail Blazers poses for photos during the team's annual Media Day September 28, 2015 at the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images)

Portland, Stop Hating Meyers Leonard!

Shortly after the 2012 NBA Draft, Portland Trail Blazers General Manager Neil Olshey said, “He’s over 7-foot tall, he runs like a deer, he jumps out of the building, he’s got great timing on blocked shots, he’s got touch. He’s a unique physical talent… We’re going to be patient with Meyers. We just think he’s […]

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