Sporting KC midfielder Mikey Lopez, left, taps ball away from Portland Timbers defender/midfielder Jack Jewsbury, right, during the first half of an MLS soccer match in Portland, Ore., Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Steve Dipaola)

Are The Portland Timbers Haunted?

Another week, another game where the Portland Timbers largely dominate the run of play and fail to get a result after losing 1-0 to visiting Sporting Kansas City Saturday night. Despite Sporting Kansas City having played 120 minutes on Wednesday night and fielding a team featuring numerous reserves, Portland was unable to break through and […]


Portland Winterhawks Drop First Three Games Of The Season

Some may say it will be a long season for the Portland Winterhawks after losing so much scoring power in the offseason. Players like Nic Petan, Chase DeLeo and Oliver Bjorkstrand accounted for the majority of the scoring touch in the 2014/15 season. This year, it falls to a grittier, someone larger team, but one […]

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Abe’s College Football Picks – Week 5

Hello and welcome back to the college football picks, where I’m still an idiot. Last week’s record was 5-7, bringing my season mark down to 30-19, and included such gems as BYU over Michigan, the Arizona schools over the LA schools, and, yes, Oregon over Utah. Thanks for making me look good, guys. Here are […]


Who’s That Guy?! Exploring Thomas Rawls

Most things went right for the Seattle Seahawks last Sunday as they trounced the Chicago Bears 26-0. The offense finally decided to involve their most talented pass catcher, targeting tight-end Jimmy Graham eight times. He caught seven balls, racking up 83 yards and a touchdown. Rookie Tyler Lockett continued to look like a sexy stud […]

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Breaking Vegas With Garrett Thornton – Week Four

Three weeks into Breaking Vegas and I have been 47% accurate. Not what I was hoping for. It’s just average, mediocre, what a lot of other slubs in Vegas are able to do. But look at it this way; the Baltimore Ravens, Seattle Seahawks, and Philadelphia Eagles were all seen as Super Bowl contenders coming […]

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Portland Trail Blazers Roster Breakdown – CJ McCollum

Ushering in a new era of Portland Trail Blazers basketball seems to be the theme of the 2015 NBA offseason. The Rip City roster no longer resembles the crew that had back-to-back 50-win seasons over the past two years, but one thing it can hang its hat on is that youth and potential have become […]

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Cautiously Optimistic About New Seattle Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto

On Tuesday, the Seattle Mariners introduced new general manager Jerry Dipoto to the media. Dipoto, previously the GM for AL West division rival Los Angeles Angels, resigned mid-season after essentially losing a power struggle with long time manager Mike Sciosia. While the narrative of that power struggle has been spun as the analytically inclined GM […]

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He Said / She Said – Detroit Lions At Seattle Seahawks

Oregon Sports News football writers Julian Rogers and Jessica Ridpath preview the week four matchup between the Seattle Seahawks and the Detroit Lions. When: 5:30 p.m. PT, Monday, Oct. 5 Where: CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Wash. Rogers: The Seahawks may have started out slow, but they managed to blow out the worst opponent they’ll face at […]

Oregon defenders work to bring down Utah Utes quarterback Kendal Thompson (1). The No. 13 Oregon Ducks face No. 18 Utah in Eugene, Oregon on September 26, 2015. (Adam Eberhardt/Emerald)

It’s Time For Oregon To Remember Its Roots

Reasonable people can disagree about whether the sky is falling on the Oregon football program after their shocking 62-20 loss to Utah last Saturday, and considering that the aghast longtime partisans hadn’t seen a Ducks defeat so thorough since Washington came to town in the 2-9 season of 1977, things aren’t looking good. The best-case […]

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Don’t Drag Your Duck In The Dirt

Watching the Ducks fly south at Autzen was a shocker that settled in before halftime. That it was the worst defeat since 1977 was an unwanted reminder of dark Duck days. The 2-9 Ducks of ’77 invited everyone to beat them, home and away. One U of O student from 1977 said they witnessed worse […]

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Oregon Football – Percentages Said This Year Was Coming, But No One Could’ve Seen What Happened Last Saturday Night

It’s truly inevitable. What goes up, always comes down.  Whether you’re Florida, Texas, Notre Dame, or even Alabama pre-Saban, even the best college football programs are subject to periods of mediocrity.  The Oregon Ducks – minus a national championship – have been amongst the elite of the elite of college football over the last 7 […]

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Portland State Vikings – The Best College Football Team In Oregon

This article was written by a Portland State alumnus. We have had very little to cheer about when it comes to football. Now that Oregon and Oregon State are joining forces to be collectively horrible on our TVs every Saturday, it is with gleeful pleasure to see my team 3-0 while getting almost zero attention. […]

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Ridley’s College Football Rankings – Week Five

Everyone rejoice! The dog-days of August are gone and college football is back. Okay, it was back four weeks ago, but who’s counting? I like to think that my rankings are like a fine wine and need time to reach their peak. In all seriousness though, the first two or three weeks are so weighted […]