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TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Damian Lillard of the Trail Blazers says his focus is getting completely healthy for next NBA season.
June 30, 2016

Foot injury swayed Lillard from Olympics bid

by Kerry Eggers
Damian Lillard seemed in his element Thursday at the Beaverton Hoop, working his third annual kids camp, helping promote Special Olympics and meeting with friends in the media. OK, maybe not…
June 30, 2016

Turgeon has much to say on Layman

by Kerry Eggers
KERRY EGGERS ON SPORTS Notes, quotes and observations about our sporting world … • Maryland coach Mark Turgeon is hardly an unbiased observer. But if you’re asking for a read on former Terrapin…
June 30, 2016

'Young guys' lead Galaxy to win over Timbers

by Ryan Clarke
Having 18,000 fans at a Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup match isn’t common in MLS, but the Portland Timbers achieved that much against the Los Angeles Galaxy on Wednesday. Unfortunately for most of the…

June 27, 2016

Blazers stay on Comcast - but for only one more year?

by Kerry Eggers
KERRY EGGERS ON SPORTS Notes, quotes and observations about our sporting world … • The Seattle Times has reported that the Trail Blazers will soon announce a partnership with Root Sports…
June 18, 2016

Calabro: Blazers sought me out (and timing was right to take…

by Kerry Eggers
Kevin Calabro had hoped he would be back calling games for an NBA team again some day. His first preference was for that to happen in Seattle, where he served 21 years doing radio and television…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: DAVID BLAIR - The Trail Blazers' management and coaches have some personnel decisions to make, after what fourth-year coach Terry Stotts called a 'great start' in 2015-16.
May 18, 2016

Blazers handle the how, but what about the who?

by Kerry Eggers
Free agency, trades could bring tweaks, although players like what they have in Portland/KERRY EGGERS ON SPORTS In the aftermath of any NBA season, successful or not, comes a busy offseason.…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - TheTrail Blazers' collective effort, like from Mason Plumlee (left) and Gerald Henderson, have caused problems for defending NBA champ Golden State.
May 11, 2016

Blazers have earned respect -- and they'll make Golden State…

by Kerry Eggers
KERRY EGGERS ON SPORTS OAKLAND — Stephen Curry turned the series and may have saved the postseason for the Golden State Warriors. In turn, he may have doomed the Trail Blazers to the end of The…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: DAVID BLAIR - Klay Thompson (center) of Golden State struggles with the ball in Game 3 versus the Trail Blazers and Gerald Henderson (left) and Allen Crabbe.
May 10, 2016

Warriors pledge more resolve for Game 4

by Kerry Eggers
Steve Kerr got his message across to the Golden State Warriors during their video session and practice Sunday at Moda Center. One by one, his players parroted the instructions their coach…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: DAVID BLAIR - Damian Lillard's 40-10 game (40 points, 10 assists) led Portland to a win in Game 3.
May 07, 2016

Lillard, 'Chief' lead way as Blazers make it a series

by Kerry Eggers
Draymond Green was the ultimate triple-threat, and Klay Thompson knocked down shots as if he were in a penny arcade. The Trail Blazers had more than enough, though, to thwart the Stephen…

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