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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

Dan Vogelbach

The Seattle Mariners Make A Move – What Does Dan Vogelbach Bring To The Team?

On Wednesday, the Seattle Mariners acquired Dan Vogelbach, a minor league slugger with impressive plate discipline, and AA pitcher Paul Blackburn from the Chicago Cubs in exchange for former top prospect, left-hander Mike Montgomery, and AAA pitcher Jordan Pries. The centerpieces of the deal are Vogelbach and Montgomery. The Cubs, who have been linked to […]

Mike and Mike

Warning Signs For Portland Trail Blazers After Broadcasting Shakeup

By now, you’ve seen the Welcome to Your Nightmare-inspired Freddy Kruger tifo that took the Timbers Army worldwide on Sunday afternoon. What you might not have caught, though, was a smaller banner that was unveiled in the 200-level of the Army during the second half of the Timbers’ 3-1 win over the Seattle Sounders. The […]

Dame Dolla

The Night Damian Lillard Spent His Birthday With Rip City

Damian Lillard has been a household name in Portland for the past four years as he has quickly risen to super-stardom on the NBA. On Friday night, Lillard, aka Dame D.O.L.L.A., became an absolute legend. The night of his 26th birthday, Lillard performed his first hip-hop concert in front of a sold out crowd of […]

Timbers Sounders

Valeri’s Return Sparks Portland Timbers To Big Win Against Seattle

In the first 2016 meeting between the Cascadia rivals, the Portland Timbers emerged victorious over the hated Seattle Sounders, 3-1, in one of the most impressive performances of Portland’s season thus far. A Timbers-Sounders match is always a heightened spectacle and this episode was no different, with both supporters’ groups at full throat over a […]