Video Appears to Show Ray Rice Striking Fiancee

Posted by Associated Press on September 8, 2014
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Ray Rice holding hands with his wife, Janay Palmer as they arrive at court

BALTIMORE — The NFL says the league never saw until Monday a video that appears to show Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice striking his then-fiancee in February.

The grainy video, released by TMZ Sports, apparently shows Rice and Janay Palmer in an elevator at an Atlantic City …

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Ducks and Beavers Take Home Wins

Posted by Associated Press on September 7, 2014
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EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Marcus Mariota threw for 318 yards and three touchdowns and No. 3 Oregon’s blur offense overwhelmed No. 7 Michigan State’s stout defense in a 46-27 victory Saturday night.

Mariota’s three touchdown passes — two to speedy redshirt freshman Devon Allen — gave him 69 for his career, an Oregon record.

After falling …

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Bend North’s Dream of Little League World Series Ends

Posted by Jeremy Scott on August 9, 2014
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Photo Courtesy: Shelley Scarborough Photography

SAN BERNADINO, California — Oregon’s all-stars from Bend North Little League could not get past their Pacific Northwest rivals from Washington on Saturday afternoon in the finals of the Northwest Regional, but things were closer than the meeting of a week before.

After falling to the team from Lynwood 10-2 in the first round of pool play, Oregon went on …

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2-1 Loss to Belgium Ends U.S. Run at World Cup

Posted by Associated Press on July 1, 2014
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SALVADOR, Brazil — They captured the eyes and hearts of a suddenly awakened soccer nation, who gathered in unprecedented numbers to watch the world’s game.

But the end of the ride came at the exact same point as four years ago: with an overtime loss in the World Cup’s round of 16.

Kevin De Bruyne finally …

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World Cup Crowds Pack the Place As U.S. Falls

Posted by Jeremy Scott on June 26, 2014
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Fans fill the Cheerful Bullpen at SW 17th and Taylor

PORTLAND — Diehard soccer fans began to line-up outside their favorite gathering spots well before the doors opened to get the best seat in the house to watch the United States take on Germany in the World Cup.

The Germans struck first with a goal in the 57th minute to take a …

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