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How The Timbers Lose

The late collapses of last season return, dimming Portland’s hopes for a winning season.


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After an optimistic start this season, the news is grim: The Portland Timbers have staked undisputed claim to Major League...   More
 
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

New Bag Of Kicks

After a hopeful first season, the Portland Timbers field a roster of players to watch.


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Let’s get the niceties out of the way: The Portland Timbers’ first season in Major League Soccer was a qualified success.  The Timbers missed the playoffs and turned in the 12th-best reco   More
 
Wednesday, March 7, 2012 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Know Your Enemy

Assessing the threat level of these international Mavericks.


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Technically, there shouldn’t be a team of “Mavericks” because the dictionary defines a maverick as “an independent individual who does not go along with a group or party.” Which sounds aw   More
 
Wednesday, April 20, 2011 CASEY JARMAN

Cutting The Ribbon

Five things we learned from the Portland Timbers’ first two home games in Major League Soccer.


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Portland’s initiation into Major League Soccer played to sellout crowds last week and produced the Timbers’ first wins of the season. For those who weren’t among the 18,600-plus fans to pack    More
 
Wednesday, April 20, 2011 JONATHAN CROWL

Men In The Middle

Can the Blazers finally escape the first round?


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As the Trail Blazers prepare this week for their third consecutive playoff appearance, Portland seems poised to make a push for postseason success thanks to the midseason addition of Gerald Wallace.   More
 
Wednesday, April 13, 2011 CASEY JARMAN

All-Night Cricket Party

While most of us slept, Portland cricket fans celebrated one of the world’s biggest sporting events.


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At 2:30 am, most late-night establishments release the drunks and lock the doors. But on Saturday, April 2, last call was when the party really started for one Portland business. Swagat, an Indian    More
 
Wednesday, April 6, 2011 EVAN SERNOFFSKY

Hotseat: Patty Mills

The Blazers’ recent run of victories has meant no playing time for one of fans’ favorite players. Is he bummed?


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When Patty Mills is on the court, he’s a pinball. The 22-year-old Trail Blazer from Australia hoists up three-pointers without hesitation, hurtles his body into the lane and plays hyperactive, n   More
 
Wednesday, March 30, 2011 CASEY JARMAN

Splitting Timbers

The Timbers’ new season in a new league will mean bigger revenues and salaries—but at a cost.


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The Portland Timbers’ inaugural season in Major League Soccer kicks off this Saturday, March 19, at Colorado.  Before that happens, here’s a guide for casual fans to some of the big differe   More
 
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 JONATHAN CROWL

Waiting For Brandon

As Roy prepares his return to the Blazers, fans wonder where he’ll fit.


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Trail Blazer fans will probably see the return of Brandon Roy this week. Forgive them if they’re conflicted or can’t remember Roy playing—   More
 
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 CASEY JARMAN

Aches And Games

Local NFL Retirees fight league for disability benefits.


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This Sunday, the Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers kick off Super Bowl XLV with superhuman feats probably from players like 28-year-old Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and 24-year-ol   More
 
Wednesday, February 2, 2011 STACY BROWNHILL
 

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