Randy Johnson

The All-Time Seattle Mariners Team – Part Two

In my column, The All-Time Mariners: Part One, I took a look at the greatest offensive seasons for Mariners position by position.  Some of the usual suspects, like Ken Griffey, Jr., Alex Rodriguez, Edgar Martinez, and Ichiro spearheaded the team, but there were also some surprises like Alvin Davis and Phil Bradley. In The All-Time […]

Portland Thorns

The Portland Thorns Give Us A Lesson On Sportsmanship

Over 13,000 fans filed into Providence Park on a beautiful Friday morning on July 4th to watch the Portland Thorns take on the Chicago Red Stars in a crucial NWSL matchup. It was a picture perfect day. Beautiful, blue skies were punctuated by perfect game-time temperatures and a jovial crowd happy to be outside rather […]

PSU Vikings

PSU Vikings – It’s Your Turn

Every dog has his day; have you heard that one? How about, what comes around goes around? Or…ah, forget it.  My point is; the Blazers are coming off an exciting year that left the city looking forward to more.  The Timbers – in their 2nd season – made a deep run into the MLS playoffs.  […]

Thunder Kiss

The Biggest Game Of The Season Looms Ahead For The Portland Thunder

While the athlete cliché is that every game on the schedule is equally important (and there is wisdom in that), all fans know that there are games before the season which we circle on the calendar. We also know that, as the season progresses, some games just pique the interest to an amazing degree. The […]

Chris Kaman

Checking In With The Portland Trail Blazers Offseason

Free agency has gotten off to a slow start this summer. Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James have yet to make their respective decisions, and that seems to be holding everything up. Once they decide where they will sign, everything else will fall into place for the rest of the NBA. Free Agency With the Portland […]

Varmah Sonie

The Slant – Episode 177 – Portland Thunder’s Varmah Sonie, Soccer, And NBA Free Agency

On this two part episode of The Slant, host Brad Stein interviews DB Varmah Sonie of the Portland Thunder. He talks about the craziest game of his career versus New Orleans, his teammates, and gets quizzed about his knowledge of the Portland Thunder.

In the second half, Brad talks to Joe Lucia from Awful Announcing about the growing interest of soccer in this country. He also discusses UFC fighter Ronda Rousey’s dominance and NBA free agency.

Download & Listen to Part One

Download & Listen to Part Two

Timbers Galaxy

Typical Portland Timbers Strike In Los Angeles

It was, quite simply, one of the least surprising goals ever conceded by the Portland Timbers from the all-too-predictable run of play. This game had set up perfectly: The shaky Timbers plodded into the StubHub Center in Carson, California with a back-line that had never played together before and a need to win arguably greater than a […]

CrossFit

All Worked Up About Working Out – Cool It With The CrossFit Wars

Most of you have probably heard about it, maybe even too much: CrossFit, the workout taking the world by storm one Box at a time (a Box is what CrossFitters, as they shall henceforth be named, call their gym).  Lately, there’s been much ado on the internets about why people do, don’t do, and don’t […]

Danny Ainge

Oregon’s Greatest Athlete

Do you open the Oregonian’s sports page and find soccer? If it’s not the World Cup, it’s the Timbers or Thorns’ players flinging around. Isn’t it still baseball season? We expect to see diving catches in the out field, runners breaking up double plays, the stretch on first, not wild soccer players kneeing the vertebrae […]

BJ Penn

Even In Defeat, BJ Penn Has Earned The Cheers Of Us All

I have been sitting here thinking about what I would tell the world about BJ Penn. I just don’t know what to say. I can tell you all the obvious things. He is the best fighter I have ever seen, he was the most ferocious finisher in the game, he talked trash and backed it […]

Chris Kaman

Five Reasons I Want To Hang Out With @ChrisKaman

Over the Holiday weekend, the Portland Trail Blazers unexpectedly signed former All-Star Center Chris Kaman. After pursuing Spencer Hawes when free agency began there were various names linked to the Blazers’ pursuit of a backup big man; Hawes, Channing Frye, Josh McRoberts, Boris Diaw. Then, as it usually goes down, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports […]

Ken Griffey Jr, Ichiro Suzuki

The All-Time Seattle Mariners Team – Part One

With the All-Star break approaching next week and the Oregon Sports News taking a short break this week, I thought it might be fun to look at an All-Time Seattle Mariners Team.  To keep with the spirit of the All-Star game, I’ll be looking at single season performance at each position, using FanGraphs’ version of […]

Mike Johnston

Portland Seeks A New Coach For The Winterhawks

The Mike Johnston era in Portland is officially over. Speculation over the past few weeks with two NHL coaching vacancies led to speculation that Johnston was heavily included in the mix. Owner Bill Gallacher had acknowledged that he would not stand in the way of Mike should a pro deal come about. This season, there […]

Matthews Batum

If You Had To Choose … Wesley Matthews Or Nicolas Batum

For the average person, Summer time is what you wait for all year, especially in the Pacific Northwest. The rain finally stops, and the sun comes out from its painfully long 9-month vacation, allowing for many opportunities to get outside and spend time with loved ones while soaking it in for these amazing months of […]

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