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August 31, 2014

Riley sees good, bad in Beavers' opener vs. PSU

by Kerry Eggers
From a Sunday conversation with coach Mike Riley after Oregon State's 29-14 victory over Portland State to open the 2014 season … • Riley breaks down the Beavers' performance this way: "There…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF DAVID BLAIR - Fellow LPGA Tour players douse Portland Classic winner Austin Ernst with water moments after her winning par on the 18th hole - the first hole of a playoff - Sunday at Columbia Edgewater Country Club.
August 31, 2014

Something to smile about in Ernst

by Kerry Eggers
I walked the final nine holes with Austin Ernst's twosome Sunday at Columbia Edgewater Country Club. Through she was front-running the $1.3 million LPGA Portland Classic, she showed almost no…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF DAVID BLAIR - Austin Ernst ackowledges the crowd after winning the LPGA Portland Classic in a playoff with I.K. Kim at Columbia Edgewater Country Club.
August 31, 2014

Austin Ernst breaks through with Portland Classic playoff victory

by Steve Brandon
Austin Ernst had a reason before Sunday to consider Columbia Edgewater Country Club one of her favorite golf courses. Now she has a reason to consider it her No. 1 spot on the LPGA Tour. "I love…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - CHAD DOING
August 31, 2014

On Doing, LO football, Arnie, NHL 2 Portland, and more

by Kerry Eggers
Observations about a number of national and local sports topics of the moment … • ITEM: Chad "The Body" Doing leaves one "The Game" (750 AM, Portland) for another (95.7 FM, San Francisco).…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Byron Marshall runs for an Oregon Ducks touchdown against South Dakota.
August 31, 2014

Ducks: Three backs, one dropped ball, but lots of yards

by Jason Vondersmith
EUGENE — Oregon junior Byron Marshall showed off his new receiving role Saturday against South Dakota, catching eight balls for 138 yards and two scores and adding eight carries for 90 yards as…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota gets time to uncork a pass against South Dakota.
August 30, 2014

Mariota, Ducks click for 62-13 win

by Jason Vondersmith
EUGENE — Oregon tuned up for its marquee matchup with Michigan State as Marcus Mariota threw three touchdown passes and ran for another — becoming UO's all-time touchdown maker — in the Ducks'…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Oregon State tight end Connor Hamlett heads upfield past Portland State defensive back Xavier Coleman.
August 30, 2014

Beavers overcome 'worst enemy'

by Kerry Eggers
CORVALLIS — If you're a member of Beaver Nation, there was an awful lot not to like about Oregon State's season-opening 29-14 victory over Portland State Saturday at Reser Stadium. The Beavers…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Paris Penn, Portland State quarterback, breaks loose on a long run against Oregon State.
August 30, 2014

Vikings made noise, for a half

by Stephen Alexander
CORVALLIS — It was the best of halves, it was the worst of halves. It was the epoch of everything going exactly Portland State’s way, it was the epoch of everything going Oregon State’s way.…
August 29, 2014

A good walk gets even better

by portland tribune
On Sports Mike Whan considers the pro-amateur events the lifeblood of the LPGA Tour. The LPGA commissioner told me during the pairings party for the Portland Classic at Columbia Edgewater…
August 29, 2014

JASON SAYS: Some intrique, and a big W, in cards for Ducks

by Jason Vondersmith
Not much will be learned about the Oregon Ducks in the season-opening game, 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Autzen Stadium. The outcome won't be an issue, as the Ducks will rout South Dakota, a Football…
August 29, 2014

Kim sizzles with 65 at Portland Classic

by portland tribune
A 4-under-par 68 didn't even get you in the top 10, and a 72 had you at the pending cut line after Thursday's first round of the LPGA Portland Classic at Columbia Edgewater Country Club. I.K.…
August 28, 2014

PDX Sports

by portland tribune
Thursday, Aug. 28 Portland Classic: The annual LPGA Tour stop has many of the world’s best women golfers back at Columbia Edgewater Country Club. This year, the tournament expands to 72 holes,…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY - A defensive upgrade is a big part of Portland States plans for a big 2014 season. Among the units leaders are cornerback Aaron Sibley (left) and linebacker Brandon Brody-Heim, celebrating a defensive touchdown last year.
August 28, 2014

Time for more defense

by Stephen Alexander
Viks coordinator says tough early games not just preparation Over the past several years, Portland State has become known as a team that can put up points but cannot stop opponents often enough…
August 28, 2014

Timbers

by Stephen Alexander
Biggest game of the season? Maybe. Portland is about to travel to Vancouver for a 7:30 p.m. Saturday showdown with the Whitecaps. Fifth place in the MLS Western Conference, and the inside track…
CHISHOLM
August 27, 2014

Torre Chisholm to leave Oct. 31 as PSU athletics director

by portland tribune
Portland State University sports will be ushering in a new era in the wake of Wednesday's announcement that Torre Chisholm is stepping down as athletics director. A statement released by PSU…
August 27, 2014

KERRY SAYS: No blowout, but Beavers should beat focused Vikings

by Kerry Eggers
Saturday's game at Reser Stadium is big-opportunity time for Portland State. Coach Nigel Burton thinks he has the horses to win the Big Sky championship after coming close to a nine- or 10-win…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Running back Thomas Tyner and the Oregon Ducks are trying to supplant talented Stanford as the Pac-12 North football champion in 2014.
August 26, 2014

Lots to love about Pac-12 this year

by Kerry Eggers
Especially at UO, UCLA, who figure to win division titles National pundits are in love with Pac-12 football this season. Witness the Sports Illustrated preseason poll, which ranks six Pac-12…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF STANFORD UNIVERSITY - Wide receiver Ty Montgomerys abilities give a partially reloading Stanford Cardinal football team the potential to be a huge force again in the Pac-12 this season.
August 26, 2014

A season of showdowns

by Jason Vondersmith
Beavers have a shot at Ducks, with Stanford, UCLA the teams to beat How do I see the Pac-12 football season playing out? Competitively. With upsets aplenty, or will they be considered upsets?…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Seattle Sounders defender Zach Scott (right) and Portland Timbers midfielder Maximiliano Urruti fight for possession at Providence Park during Sundays MLS game. Seattle won 4-2.
August 26, 2014

Status Report

by portland tribune
Ortiz wins WinCo tourney Carlos Ortiz held on Sunday at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club to win the inaugural WinCo Foods Portland Open, a Web.com Tour event. The 23-year-old Ortiz’s third victory this…
August 26, 2014

PDX Sports

by portland tribune
Tuesday, Aug. 26 Golf: LPGA players have a day of practice rounds at Columbia Edgewater Country Club in preparation for the 72-hole Portland Classic, Thursday through Sunday. Baseball: The…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY - Portland State coach Nigel Burton says the Vikings were close in 2013 to having the greatest Division I season in school history - and that his players now know about the little things that can bring them that kind of success this year.
August 26, 2014

Optimism unbeaten as PSU kicks off

by Kerry Eggers
On Sports Does Portland State have what it takes to win a Big Sky championship this season? “No question,” Nigel Burton says. “I don’t have any doubt whatsoever.” Wildly optimistic, you might…
August 25, 2014

Beavers set their lineup for PSU game

by Kerry Eggers
CORVALLIS — News, notes and quotes from Oregon State's Monday practice session in preparation for Saturday's 1 p.m. season opener against Portland State at Reser Stadium. … • Isaac Seumalo is…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Clint Dempsey (right) of the Seattle Sounders gets congratulations from teammate Obafemi Martins after scoring the second goal in their team's 4-2 victory Sunday on the road against the Portland Timbers.
August 24, 2014

Timbers turn thoughts to Vancouver

by Stephen Alexander
Seattle strikes early, often in 4-2 MLS win at Portland The Portland Timbers inched their way closer to being out of the MLS playoffs on Sunday afternoon against the Seattle Sounders. And…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Cameron Scarlett of Central Catholic breaks into the clear for one of his five touchdowns in last years 83-49 state semifinals win against Tigard.
August 21, 2014

Rams ready to romp

by Stephen Alexander
Primed for another stellar season, Central Catholic plugs holes Central Catholic High was loaded to the gunwales with talent last season. With a fabulous offense and strong defense, the Rams…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY - Kayla Henningsen is one of 10 returning starters for a Portland State womens soccer team that finished first in the Big Sky regular season last year.
August 21, 2014

Strong core portends big season for Viks

by Stephen Alexander
Women's experienced defense, goalkeeper likely to limit scoring The Portland State women’s soccer team was dominant for most of the Big Sky Conference last season. The Vikings went undefeated in…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF FRANK SELDEN - Junior DeForest Buckner (left) says he and his University of Oregon defensive linemates have talked about making an impact this season.
August 21, 2014

Ducks retool, ready to create chaos

by Jason Vondersmith
Communication key as Pellum fine-tunes defense details EUGENE — The last sight of the Oregon defense showed Derrick Malone and Avery Patterson intercepting passes and running for touchdowns, the…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF MICHAEL WORKMAN - Terrelle Pryor, backup quarterback candidate with the Seattle Seahawks, breaks away from the San Diego defense for a 44-yard touchdown run in last weeks 41-14 NFL exhibition victory over the visiting Chargers.
August 21, 2014

PDX Sports

by portland tribune
Thursday, Aug. 21 WinCo Foods Portland Open: The Web.com Tour event starts at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club in North Plains. Gates open at 7 a.m., with 156 golfers playing the first round of the…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF PDGA - Paul McBeth, the eventual champion, launches a shot during the Professional Disc Golf Association World Championships last week at Blue Lake Park.
August 21, 2014

Status Report

by portland tribune
Disc golf Paul McBeth captured his third consecutive PDGA (Professional Disc Golf Association) World Championship in dramatic style Saturday at Blue Lake Park, before what officials said was the…
August 21, 2014

Eggers: Group goes to bat for baseball

by Kerry Eggers
The sport of baseball is not exactly on a roll. Fan interest remains high, with half of the major leagues’ 30 teams averaging more than 30,000 per game. But big-league TV ratings have trended…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Alex Morgan of the Portland Thorns celebrates her goal in the teams 1-0 home victory Sunday against Seattle Reign FC.
August 19, 2014

New life lifts playoff-bound Thorns

by Stephen Alexander
Victory over Seattle gives 2013 champs road test at FC KC Their season has been filled with injuries, and with expectations unmet. With disappointment, confusing performances and questions…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Kimane Domena, returning Roosevelt High quarterback, leads the Roughriders as they move up from their recent Class 5A success into the 6A ranks and go for an all-Portland Interscholastic League title.
August 19, 2014

Roosevelt uprising continues

by Kerry Eggers
Fix-up makes Roosevelt 'trendy' About 60 bodies — quite a few of them of the Triple-X variety — go through conditioning drills on the plush FieldTurf carpet at Roosevelt High on a recent…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF GEOFF THURNER - Center Hroniss Grasu (second from left) eschewed early entry into the NFL draft and returned to the Oregon Ducks with the likes of quarterback Marcus Mariota and cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu.
August 19, 2014

Studies, team mean a lot to UO center

by Jason Vondersmith
Grasu says it's a 'blessing' to play one more Ducks season EUGENE — Hroniss Grasu wasn’t just some football player taking classes to stay eligible, walking around the University of Oregon campus…
August 19, 2014

Best record, second place for Legion team

by Stephen Alexander
Barbers battle back before falling to hot Medford Mustangs The Portland Barbers came into the American Legion AAA state baseball tournament with the best record in the state. Unfortunately for…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY - Shaquille Richard, Portland State running back, says one of his goals this season is to break more tackles. The Vikings coaches want to see him get more touches, and more opportunities in open spaces, so they may move him out of the backfield at times, as well.
August 19, 2014

Vikings want to expand Richard's game

by Stephen Alexander
Lining up in various spots could help PSU team go places Shaquille Richard walked onto Stott Community Field for a recent Portland State football practice looking much burlier than he did a few…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Forward Alex Morgan celebrates her winning goal in Sunday's 1-0 victory over the Seattle Reign.
August 18, 2014

Still kicking -- Thorns beat Seattle, earn playoff spot

by Stephen Alexander
Alex Morgan's second-half goal keeps defending NWSL champs alive The Portland Thorns came to Providence Park on Sunday and looked defeat and disappointment straight in the teeth. Portland needed…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF KARL MAASDAM - Larry Scott (second from right) has emerged as a likely starter at one of the cornerback spots for Oregon State, which returns senior corner Steven Nelson on the  side.
August 14, 2014

OSU patches cornerback post

by Kerry Eggers
Beavers secondary short on experience, long on potential CORVALLIS — Oregon State’s Steven Nelson is a proven commodity who could be as good as any cornerback in the Pac-12 this season. The…
August 14, 2014

Valeri back in the groove, going for goals

by Stephen Alexander
Strengthened back line helps Timbers make up lost ground Portland Timbers midfielder Diego Valeri struggled a bit during the early stages of the 2014 MLS season. While he never made excuses, it…
August 14, 2014

Status Report

by portland tribune
Thunder give honors The Portland Thunder have handed out individual awards after their first Arena Football League season. Defensive back Bryce Peila, from Western Oregon University, was named…
August 14, 2014

Ducks put pro draft dreams on hold

by Stephen Alexander
EUGENE — Oregon defensive back Ifo Ekpre-Olomu and center Hroniss Grasu both gave up the opportunity to make a lot of money when they decided to come back to the Oregon Ducks football team this…
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August 14, 2014

PDX Sports

by Steve Brandon
Thursday, Aug. 14 Baseball: The second half of the Northwest League season begins to near the stretch run. The Hillsboro Hops are at home against the Boise Hawks, 7 p.m. The Salem-Keizer…

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Photo Credit: COURTESY OF KATHLEEN BALLARD - Father John Terry, a veteran actor in movies and on television, has been behind his daughter Hanna Terrys soccer career since her early club days in Park City, Utah. Now hes cheering her on as a recent addition to the Portland Thorns.
Aug 14, 2014

The actor and the athlete

by George Artsitas
John Terry takes on fan role as daughter Hanna joins Thorns In hindsight, there’s a scene in the 1995 movie “The Big Green” that pretty much sums up the Terrys — John and his daughter, Hanna. In…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY - MARK MASSARI
Aug 14, 2014

Massari sets course for OSU future

by Kerry Eggers
CORVALLIS — There’s so much to do and only so much time to do it. Maybe Mark Massari can figure out how to squeeze more than 24 hours from a day. The newly named deputy athletic director at…
Photo Credit: PORTLAND TRIBUNE: DAVID BALL - Robbinsville pitcher MacKenzie Medders watches a pitch go by for a ball during one of her at-bats.
Aug 13, 2014

Fourth time is the charm for Robbinsville

by David Ball
The New Jersey all-stars start fast to knock off Bossier City, La., in the Little League Softball World Series finale Little League Softball World SeriesChampionship game Team Score…
Photo Credit: PORTLAND TRIBUNE: DAVID BALL - Robbinsville hitter Devon Witt gets rid of her bat after drawing a walk in Tuesdays 11-1 semifinal win over Tallmadge, Ohio.
Aug 12, 2014

Robbinsville on target for Series title

by David Ball
The New Jersey squad takes on Bossier City in the World Series final at 6 p.m. Wednesday Little League Softball World SeriesSemifinals Team Score Robbinsville, NJ11Tallmadge, Ohio1 The…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF UNIVERSITY OF OREGON - As a freshman, Devon Allen won not only the NCAA championship in the 110-meter hurdles but also the U.S. title in the national championships at Sacramento. Less than two months later, he is preparing to catch passes for the Oregon Ducks football team.
Aug 12, 2014

Next hurdle: Pass-catching

by Stephen Alexander
National champion Devon Allen takes on football challenge EUGENE — The Oregon Ducks have one of the best players in the nation in quarterback Marcus Mariota. But a quarterback is only as good as…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Julian Green (right) of Bayern Munich tries to make a move with the ball during the German teams 2-1 loss to the MLS All-Stars at Providence Park.
Aug 12, 2014

Status Report

by Steve Brandon
Timbers in the mix Going into basically the final third of the MLS regular season, Portland is in a battle primarily with the Colorado Rapids and Vancouver Whitecaps for the fifth and final…
JOHNNY MILLER
Aug 12, 2014

The Sir Charles of golf analysts

by Kerry Eggers
On Sports Johnny Miller was once a whale of a golfer. A U.S. Open champion at age 26 who ranked No. 2 in the world behind Jack Nicklaus in 1974 and ‘75, Miller was so good that Fred Couples…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - (From left) Marvin French, Barney Hyde and Gay Davis, who are co-founders of Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club, stand on the 18th fairway of the Witch Hollow course in North Plains.
Aug 12, 2014

'You want to look at a piece of land?'

by Kerry Eggers
Serendipitous events paved way for trio to build Pumpkin Ridge The WinCo Foods Portland Open, which returns PGA tournament golf to the Portland area for the first time in decades from Aug.…
Aug 12, 2014

PDX Sports

by Steve Brandon
Tuesday, Aug. 12 Baseball: The Hillsboro Hops wrap up a series with the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes, taking on the host team at Volcanoes Stadium, 6:30 p.m. Golf: The ninth annual Super Senior at the…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER ONSTOTT - Michael Doctor, returning an interception against Utah, is a key veteran outside linebacker for the Oregon State Beavers.
Aug 12, 2014

'Backers are back as force at OSU

by Kerry Eggers
Three seniors return as starters; depth also solid for Beavers CORVALLIS — There was a time when Oregon State liked to call itself “Linebacker U. West,” with such notables as Nick Barnett,…
Photo Credit: PORTLAND TRIBUNE: DAVID BALL - Tallmedge pitcher Emily Pratt embraces manager Nick Dadich after her team recorded the final out in Mondays 4-1 win over Puerto Rico.
Aug 11, 2014

Central champs finish pool play with a must win over Puerto Rico

by David Ball
The all-stars from Tallmedge, Ohio, started fast and used stellar defense to knock off Puerto Rico 4-1 Monday night. Little League Softball World SeriesPool A Team Score Tallmedge4Puerto Rico1…
Aug 12, 2014

VanderVeen shows progress for OSU

by Kerry Eggers
Various injuries nag Beavers CORVALLIS — A report from Oregon State's early Monday practice session at Tommy Prothro Field … • The offense had good moments in both seven-on-seven and full team…
Photo Credit: PORTLAND TRIBUNE: DAVID BALL - Southeasts Kennedi Bedell sprints home with the go-ahead run in the second inning during its 6-3 win over Central on Sunday.
Aug 10, 2014

Georgia and New Jersey clinch top seeds

by David Ball
The Southeast and East champs come through battle of unbeatens Sunday night Little League Softball World SeriesPool A Team Score Columbus, GA6Tallmadge, OH3 The Southeast all-stars out of…
Aug 10, 2014

Timbers dominate Chivas USA

by Stephen Alexander
With the MLS season nearing the home stretch, the Portland Timbers need every result they can get, especially at home. Portland took care of business Saturday night, thoroughly outclassing…
Photo Credit: PORTLAND TRIBUNE: DAVID BALL - Kamdyn Fuller returns to the Columbus dugout after scoring the only run of the game in the third inning Saturday. She knocked a triple into center field to set up the chance.
Aug 10, 2014

Columbus and Bossier City stay perfect

by David Ball
The Southeast champs win a defensive showdown against Puerto Rico Little League Softball World SeriesPool A Team Score Columbus, GA1Puerto Rico0The top contenders have separated themselves with…
Photo Credit: DAN BROOD - ALWAYS SMILING -- Tigard/TC shortstop Bella Valdes waves to a fan in the grandstands during Friday's game at the Little League Softball World Series.
Aug 20, 2014

Tigard/TC battles hard in World Series loss to Georgia

by Dan Brood
The powerful Southeast champ gets an 11-0 win PORTLAND — The World Series. Just as the name applies, the event features some of the best teams in the world. The Tigard/Tualatin City Little…
Photo Credit: PORTLAND TRIBUNE: DAVID BALL - Autumn Malicoat of Tallmadge survives a rundown by racing safely to third base during the teams 9-1 win over the Czech Republic on Friday.
Aug 09, 2014

Ohio all-stars keep it rolling at Alpenrose

by David Ball
Tallmadge has given up only two runs in its first two games Little League Softball World SeriesPool A game Team Score Tallmadge, OH9Czech Republic1 Tallmadge was one of two teams to reach the…
Aug 07, 2014

Defense, leaders lead the way in Beavers camp

by Kerry Eggers
CORVALLIS — Defense is usually ahead of the offense early in training camp, but it has rarely been as evident as it was during a pads-on scrimmage to conclude Oregon State's Thursday practice at…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Fans at Providence Park celebrate the go-ahead goal by MLS All-Star Landon Donovan (left) in the second half of Wednesday night's exhibition against Bayern Munich.
Aug 06, 2014

Donovan provides the drama, MLS stars get the win

by Kerry Eggers
Landon Donovan wasn't good enough to make the U.S. World Cup team. At least, that's the way coach Jurgen Klinsmann saw it. But Donovan was good enough Wednesday night to enter the Major League…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF TINA ACKER - Cornerback Kenneth Acker (middle) celebrates his Southern Methodist football career after a game with his father, Karl Sr. (left), and older brother, Karl Jr.
Aug 07, 2014

Acker ready for action on Niners' roster

by corey buchanan
Former Grant High football star brings defensive IQ to pros The 2014 NFL draft kept Kenneth Acker and his family on pins and needles. Now the San Francisco 49ers training camp is doing the same…
Photo Credit: PORTLAND TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Thomas Tyner, the University of Oregon sophomore running back from Aloha High, says he comes into his second college season much better prepared to contribute consistently for the Ducks.
Aug 07, 2014

Tyner adds blocking to his arsenal

by Jason Vondersmith
While competing for carries, Duck hones rest of his game EUGENE — The former great state-of-Oregon prep running back Thomas Tyner cannot remember throwing any blocks while playing at Aloha High.…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY - Returning starter Kieran McDonagh is battling former Grant High star Paris Penn at quarterback with the Portland State Vikings, who could use a mix of the two in different situations this season.
Aug 07, 2014

Viks may pose double trouble

by Stephen Alexander
QBs McDonagh, Penn bring different strengths to PSU offense As has been the case since coach Nigel Burton took the helm at Portland State five years ago, the Vikings go into the season with an…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Will Johnson of the Portland Timbers talks to Arjen Robben of Bayern Munich after the MLS All-Star game.
Aug 07, 2014

Second half lifts MLS All-Stars over Bayern Munich

by Stephen Alexander
Given just the right circumstances and the right amount of luck, the Major League Soccer All-Stars proved that they could come out ahead of Bayern Munich FC. The All-Stars pulled off a 2-1,…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Diego Valeri of the Portland Timbers acknowledges the crowd at Providence Park on Wednesday night as the MLS All-Stars defeat Bayern Munich 2-1.
Aug 07, 2014

Valeri, Rimando shine before chippy finish

by Stephen Alexander
Landon Donovan was named MVP after his 70th-minute goal gave the MLS All-Stars a 2-1 victory over Bayern Munich Wednesday night at Providence Park. Portland Timbers midfielder Diego Valeri, who…
The MLS All-Star Game gets off to a colorful start.
Aug 07, 2014

IN PHOTOS: MLS gets a win

by portland tribune
Two second-half goals, after a stellar first half from goalkeeper Nick Rimando, enabled the MLS All-Stars to leave Providence Park with a 2-1 victory Wednesday night over Bayern Munich. TRIBUNE…
Aug 07, 2014

The amazing story of Evan Gattis

by Kerry Eggers
SEATTLE — To fathom how far Evan Gattis has come to assume his role as a key player with the Atlanta Braves, one would have to believe in fairy tales. Gattis knows it. "I look back, and I'm…
Aug 07, 2014

PDX Sports

by Steve Brandon
Thursday, Aug. 7 Baseball: The Class A Northwest League resumes second-half play after its All-Star Game. The Hillsboro Hops are at home for the first of three games against the Eugene Emeralds,…
Aug 07, 2014

Status Report

by Steve Brandon
Hops Hillsboro, which won the Northwest League South first-half title, is leading the second-half race as well. Hillsboro is 9-4 with just less than one month remaining before the league…
Aug 06, 2014

Pitching, hitting help give Mariners fighting chance at playoff…

by Kerry Eggers
SEATTLE — The old Felix Hernandez would have objected when, with a 4-1 lead over Atlanta and a low pitch count after eight innings, he was pulled for Seattle closer Fernando Rodney in the ninth…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF ERIC EVANS - Jeff Lockie sets up to pass during the Oregon Ducks' 2013 spring game.
Aug 06, 2014

Jeff Lockie still No. 2, but needs to trust harder

by Jason Vondersmith
EUGENE — Oregon coach Mark Helfrich wanted to clear the air about backup quarterback Jeff Lockie. You see, when the Ducks chose to play Marcus Mariota through his knee injury late last season,…
Photo Credit: DAN BROOD - READY TO GO -- The Tigard/Tualatin City team is set for action at the Little League Softball World Series, which starts Thursday at Alpenrose Stadium.
Aug 07, 2014

Bring on the world

by Dan Brood
TIGARD — You can hear the giggles. There’s also plenty of laughter. But don’t be fooled. There’s a lot of hard work and preparation going on. Not to mention plenty of support and encouragement.…
Photo Credit: PORTLAND TRIBUNE: DAVID BALL - Emily Harms leads the Tualatin City team off the field after Wednesday's opening ceremonies at Alpenrose Dairy. She was runner-up in the hitting contest during a skills competition later in the afternoon.
Aug 06, 2014

Tualatin City set to open Little League World Series

by David Ball
Oregon District 4 champs start against Thursday morning Tallmadge, Ohio at Alpenrose Dairy Tualatin City is ready to roll at the Little League Softball World Series after enjoying opening…
Photo Credit: PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: ZACK PALMER - Hillsboro Hops outfielder Jordan Parr (right) and relief pitcher Cody Geyer sign  autographs before Tuesday's Northwest League All-Star Game at PK Park in Eugene.
Aug 06, 2014

Hops shine in 0-0 NWL All-Star Game

by Zack Palmer
EUGENE — Before Tuesday’s Northwest League All-Star Game at PK Park, the press announcer boomed over the stadium loudspeakers that the game would last no longer than 10 innings, regardless of…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF PROFESSIONAL DISC GOLF ASSOCIATION - The gallery looks on as Robert Smith fires a shot during a recent major disc golf tournament.
Aug 05, 2014

Disc golf world focuses on Oregon

by Stephen Alexander
Toss-ups likely as state plays host to major PDGA event Oregon is about to become the St. Andrews of disc golf, as the Professional Disc Golf Association men’s and women’s world championships…
Photo Credit: PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: CHASE ALLGOOD - Hillsboro Hops hitting coach Mark Grace keeps the game fun, and he has lots of wisdom to impart on the Northwest League teams young, Single-A players.
Aug 05, 2014

Once a ballplayer, always a ballplayer

by Kerry Eggers
On Sports HILLSBORO — Mark Grace would just as soon not be working in Class A baseball next season, but it’s nothing against the Hillsboro Hops or living in the Portland area. “If it were up to…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON - Chris Petersens arrival in Seattle after his success with Boise State has boosted the Washington Huskies hopes of contending for top honors and future glory in the Pac-12 North and beyond.
Aug 05, 2014

Big dreams

by Jason Vondersmith
Ducks, Beavers have reasons for optimism, as QB-deep Pac-12 gets ready to kick off 2014 As the Pac-12 Conference twists and turns ... Another football season comes with plenty of excitement,…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Oregon's Bralon Addison breaks away from Virginia defenders for a touchdown last season.
Aug 05, 2014

Bralon Addison is a definite maybe

by Jason Vondersmith
Ducks' receiving corps has depth but lacks experience EUGENE -- Expect to see standout receiver and punt returner Bralon Addison return to the Oregon lineup this season, as long as…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Retirement from football coaching gives former Oregon Ducks defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti more time to hunt birds, hit golf balls and see his family.
Aug 05, 2014

Aliotti gets used to life on sideline

by Kerry Eggers
On Monday, as Oregon was opening training camp at the Ducks’ Football Performance Center, Nick Aliotti was with his wife, Kathy, baby-sitting their 2-year-old granddaughter, Nina. Aliotti, who…
Aug 05, 2014

Status Report

by Steve Brandon
Timbers Next: Chivas USA-Portland, 7:30 p.m. Saturday (KPTV 12). MLS Western Conference: (top five make playoffs) Seattle 12-6-2, 38 points; Real Salt Lake 9-4-9, 36; L.A. Galaxy 9-4-6, 33; FC…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF KARL MAASDAM - Isaac Seumalo, Oregon States best returning offensive lineman, is likely to miss at least the first one or two games of 2014 as he continues to recover from two offseason foot surgeries.
Aug 05, 2014

It all starts up front as OSU seeks more balance

by Kerry Eggers
Seumalo's health key for Beavers, who have question marks CORVALLIS — Will Oregon State be able to run the football? Will Isaac Seumalo be healthy enough to play? Those were among the biggest…