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Portland Trail Blazers Roster Breakdown – Cliff Alexander

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 the beacons of hope in an otherwise confusing time. In a 15-part series, Oregon Sports...
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Abe’s College Football Picks – Week 1

Against all odds, the college football picks have returned for year three on Oregon Sports News. South Carolina 31, North Carolina 20 – The great thing about this game is the return of former Gene Chizik – the worst, least qualified head coach to win a national championship in the history of the sport – as UNC defensive coordinator. May he last at least two seasons. Utah 21...
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Will Smith Takes On the NFL – Concussion Trailer Breakdown

Nearly four months away from its Christmas Day opening, warning shots were fired earlier this week at the NFL as the first trailer for Concussion was released, giving the league a preview of a not-so-merry Christmas to come. The film, starring Will Smith, chronicles neuropathologist Bennet Omalu’s discovery of a degenerative brain disease, CTE, associated with concussions and his...
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U.S. Open Starts Hot With Upsets And History-Making Retirements, Americans Abound

The last Grand Slam of the season opened Monday in New York City where summer has refused to relinquish its hold.  The temperature has ranged from the high 70’s into the 90’s over the last few days with humidity holding around 50%.  With many of the outer courts at Billie Jean King National Tennis Center remaining in direct sunlight throughout the day, the conditions have been...
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Portland Timbers Display Consistent Inconsistencies

The Portland Timbers lost a very controversial game on the weekend against bitter rivals, the Seattle Sounders. Two questionable calls made by referee Alan Kelly would seal the Timbers’ fate on a beautiful Sunday afternoon at CenturyLink Field. On the day, Obafemi Martins proved to be a nuisance to the Timbers’ defense. He scored a goal and earned his team a debatable penalty...
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Portland’s Chris “The Crippler” Leben Headed To Jail

Most people were introduced to Chris “The Crippler” Leben in January of 2005 as one of the sixteen cast members on the first season of The Ultimate Fighter reality show. It didn’t take long for people to see the immature side of Chris Leben; in the show’s first episode, Leben drank heavily and urinated on the pillow of another cast member as a bizarre joke. Before long, it...
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(Choose Your Own) Dream Teams

In Oregon, you pick your favorite teams. You have the Portland Trail Blazers and the Portland Timbers, but they may not cut it for you. It could be that all of your favorites are elsewhere. You may feel these are life-changing decisions next to flying around the world, going to college and dancing in public. You may feel it’s just entertainment, but sports are the best reality...
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Fred Jackson Enters, Which Running Back Leaves?

Ian Rappaport is reporting that running back Fred Jackson, cut by the Buffalo Bills Monday, is likely to sign with the Seattle Seahawks as soon as today. Signing a veteran running back like Jackson would say a lot. Even the apparent interest is revealing. What comes next maybe even more intriguing. At 34 years old, Jackson is the oldest running back in the NFL. He has also...
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Roll Tide In Portland?

Remember the last literary reading you attended? An author sat beside a stack of books, read a few pages, took questions, then signed copies. It’s the way it’s supposed to be, nice and traditional. The audience knows what to expect. No one wants any more. Like a football game between teams with rabid fans, some literary readings take on a life of their own. That’s what happened...
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Salary Cap Ills – The Seattle Seahawks Have Picked Their Poison

At some point, the Seattle Seahawks’ reign atop the NFC West will end. With an array of unanswered questions, the blue birds have the aura of a team poised to fall off their perch — possibly soon. OK, calm down. My guess is that they’ll win the NFC West once again in 2015. That doesn’t mean your local favorites are entering the 2015 campaign with as much momentum as they...
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The Slant – Episode 253 – NFL Predictions, RGIII, And Oregon Ducks

On this episode of The Slant, host Brad Stein produces his NFL predictions division by division, talks about Robert Griffin III’s NFL future, and previews Oregon Ducks football. Download & Listen Here
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Portland Trail Blazers Roster Breakdown – Mason Plumlee

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 the beacons of hope in an otherwise confusing time. In a 15-part series, Oregon Sports...
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Portland Timbers Fall To Seattle, But Signs Of Optimism Emerge

The Portland Timbers just can’t seem to shake their first half struggles and it cost them once again on Sunday, as they fell to the rival Seattle Sounders 2-1 in a critical Western Conference clash. Portland was clearly the more aggressive team coming out and consistently had the better chances throughout the match, but a collective defensive lapse and a questionable penalty call...
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Will Portland Swing For Baseball?

I, on behalf of Portlanders, would sure like Major League Baseball. Everyone likes or has heard of the Tampa Bay Rays and the Oakland Athletics. Landing either is a fun idea, and I hear they’re itching to move. The Athletics or Rays can be Portland’s baseball darling, but for now we don’t care because we’re without. The Seattle Mariners aren’t ours. Oakland — incidentally...
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Seattle Seahawks Show Progress In Key Areas, Beat Chargers 16-15

The Seattle Seahawks starting offense has yet to score a touchdown. Pete Carroll admitted his frustration, a rarity, following the game. It would be easy to ring the alarm bells. It would also be misguided. Key parts of the offense showed needed progress, while the defense and special teams demonstrated their ability to win a game without a lot of points from the offense. This is...
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Oregon Ducks Coaches Showing Homework Isn’t Just For The Players

High school teachers around the world are often fond of saying, “If you diligently do all your homework, the tests will be a breeze.” Well, for the sixth straight year, the Oregon Ducks’ coaches have aced their first test of the season. That’s because when junior college transfer linebacker Jonah Moi joined the fall practice last week, it didn’t just provide the defense...
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Seattle Reign FC And Portland Thorns Among The Many Reasons It’s Great To Be A Girl Growing Up In Sports Today

The big Seattle Seahawks news this week is that Russ drinks enhanced water and Kam still hasn’t shown up, so I’ll just go ahead and keep my NFL two cents in my pocket for now. You know what is really exciting, though? More exciting than recovery water, even? The fact this year already proved itself the best for women in sports, and despite plenty of media attention, the potential...
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“My, Oh My!” – Mariners Retrospective – Dave Niehaus

I’ve spent plenty of time huffing and puffing about what a circus sideshow the Seattle Mariners of 2015 have become this year. So many words have been dropped on the page about who is to blame and why.  I’m not here to keep doing that. I’ve already raked them over the coals and vilified the front office. It’s been passionate, but a different form of passion than I am used...
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Portland Trail Blazers Mailbag – How Many Games Will The Blazers Win?

July 1st was the beginning of the end for the most recent era of Portland Trail Blazers basketball. Eighty percent of the starting lineup headed to new teams and the Blazers started a youth movement. In the past few months, the roster has started to round out. The new identity of the team is yet to be seen, but no matter what, the team on the field on October 28th will look completely...
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The Second Half Has Been Bizarro Mariners

Superman fans know Bizarro as the supervillain with all the attributes of Superman, but with some of the powers reversed, like cold vision instead of heat vision. Seattle Mariners fans, accustomed to really good pitching, anchored by King Felix Hernandez, and, well, really not so good hitting, spearheaded by usually no one, may be thinking that the M’s since the All Star break...
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NFC West Season Preview Part Three – Arizona Primed For Decline?

During the course of the 2015 NFL Preseason, Oregon Sports News will feature a weekly season preview of one of the four teams housed by the NFC West. Each weekly breakdown will feature one of the division mates (previews to be scheduled based on ascending order of the 2014 division standings) with roster and coaching overviews, where to place expectations, and as they embark on their...
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The Portland Trail Blazers’ Ivory Towers – Meyers Leonard And Mason Plumlee

This upcoming season in the NBA, the Portland Trail Blazers have been making a huge transition after losing four of their five starters, as well as many other unmentionable players that pushed them to their 51-win regular season. The ESPN Summer Forecast had the new Trail Blazers at a 31-51 record, ending 11th overall in the West. Although the analysts at ESPN have made these very...
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Seattle Mariners Got It Right When They Selected Andrew Moore

A year after passing on the Oregon State Beavers’ top player in the draft, the Seattle Mariners got it right and selected Andrew Moore with the 72nd pick in the 2015 draft. What could have been considered a reach when selecting Moore in the Competitive Balance Round B, which is an extension of the second round, has turned into a smart decision. Moore was expected to get drafted...
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A Letter Of Encouragement To The Pacific Northwest

Dear Pacific Northwest, At a time when Washington is suffering from the biggest fire in its history, when the Northwest is withering from drought, when the stock market is shrinking like our reservoirs, let’s not forget the healing power of sports. You’ve definitely had your ups and downs, but nothing ever seemed to hold you back – never have you let your downfalls define you...
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Fantasy Football Draft Preview – Tight End Tier Rankings And Auction Advice

Welcome back to the final installment of our fantasy football preview series for 2015, where we will be focusing on tight ends, as well as discussing a few auction draft tips and tricks to help you prepare for your draft. Tight ends are a position that has changed remarkably little over the past few years. Given the increasing dominance of the passing game in the NFL and seeing how...
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