NBA: Playoffs-San Antonio Spurs at Portland Trail Blazers

Portland Trail Blazers Preview Spotlight – Damian Lillard

As the start of the NBA season approaches, I’ll be breaking down each Trail Blazer expected to play a role in the team’s chances for success. Today, we feature the Assassin, Damian Lillard. (Stats provided by How Did He Do Last Year?: Let’s see. Lillard made the All-Star team and the All-NBA Third Team. […]


Portland Winterhawks Drop First Two Of The Regular Season

The Portland Winterhawks knew as the preseason started that it would be a tough go for the first part of the season. An unprecedented number of Winterhawks players, who had been drafted by NHL clubs, would be out for at least the first two games of the season. Add to that, two injuries to two […]

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Portland Timbers 3, Vancouver Whitecaps 0 – That Was Fantastic, Huh?

The Portland Timbers, in the bright sunshine, operating with precision and purpose and playing a rival off the field at Providence Park. Everyone had rhythm and understanding. Everyone played their part. Back to front, front to back. No holes. Defense, offense, coaching. It was all there. For 90 minutes. For everyone who has lived the […]

Women MMA

New, All-Female MMA Organization Forming In Portland

The sport of mixed-martial arts (MMA) has experienced rapid and unparalleled growth in the last ten years. However, while the top tier promotions have reaped the benefits (and revenues) of the sport’s growing popularity, local and small-time MMA promotions have withered during the boom. The severe drought of quality small-time promotions has left many local […]

Damian Lillard

Just A Few Things – Portland Trail Blazers Check Up

This past month, we have been in the slowest part of the NBA season. Free agency is over, the draft is over, and summer league is over. It isn’t until training camp starts up that things heat back up in the NBA world. Although it has been slow, there are a few things that have […]

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The Slant – Episode 193 – Denver Broncos / Seattle Seahawks Preview & Prediction

On this episode of The Slant, host Brad Stein interviews three Oregon Sports News writers. First, Brian Hight joins the show and uses his sabermetrics to predict the big Denver Broncos / Seattle Seahawks contest. Then, David Gillaspie tells us what the NFL should do to rectify criminal acts with its players. Finally, Anthony Burrola previews and predicts the winners of week three of the NFL season.

Hisashi Iwakuma

Can The Seattle Mariners Pitching Staff Last Another Week Or Two?

With 10 games left in the season the pennant race has turned into a sprint for the two Wild Card spots in the American League. The Seattle Mariners have found themselves in unfamiliar territory. They trail the Oakland Athletics and the Kansas City Royals by a game for the second wild card spot and have […]

Tom Moyer

Bringing Boxing Back To The Pacific Northwest

Where exactly is boxing in the Pacific Northwest? When was the last time you attended a match? My point exactly! We have neglected a great sport and I am here to figure out a way to bring it back. While the exact birth of boxing cannot be traced, there is sufficient evidence that it dates […]

Utah Utes

Abe Asher’s Week Four College Football Picks

Hi there – it’s week four of the college football season, and things are heating up. I went a 10-4 in the picks last week that looks a lot better than it was, bringing my season tally up to 28-10. Here are the picks. Auburn 37, Kansas State 31 – True or false: Everyone at […]

Roger Goodell

The NFL – “Are You Not Entertained?”

What a horrible few weeks the NFL has had. I can’t remember a time when the league has been through such a public relations nightmare and it doesn’t seem ready to end any time soon. It began, almost quietly enough, with Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy. In July, Hardy was convicted of two domestic […]

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Seattle Seahawks Will Be Just Fine As They Gear Up For Super Bowl Rematch

Anyone who has followed a team over the course of an entire season knows how quickly narratives surrounding teams can fluctuate. Winning will predictably generate endless praise and adoration like it did after the Seattle Seahawks’ week one blowout of the Green Bay Packers. Losing, on the other hand, will generate all sorts of reactionary […]