40th Anniversary of Steve Prefontaine’s Death

Posted by Pat Boyle on May 29, 2015

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Portland, Oregon – Legendary runner Steve Prefontaine died 40 years ago tomorrow. He was killed in a car crash in Eugene on May 30th, 1975. Two men who were inspired by Pre are sharing their memories.

David Loftus attended Marshfield High School in Coos Bay several years after Pre. He says Prefontaine watched his first cross country …

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Corban University Baseball Team Heads to Cuba

Posted by Pat Boyle on May 29, 2015
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Logo courtesy of Corban University

Salem, Oregon – The baseball team at Corban University, a Christian school in Salem, is heading to Cuba today on a religious visa. Coach Jeff McKay says  ” the opportunity combining a mission trip with playing baseball with the Cuban countrymen is very, very unique and I don’t know that we could be any more excited.”

He says they will play …

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Oregon QB Marcus Mariota Selected By Titans

Posted by Associated Press on April 30, 2015

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Titans have selected Oregon’s Marcus Mariota with the No. 2 draft pick overall, hoping their third try at landing a franchise quarterback in the past decade is the charm.

The Titans selected the Heisman Trophy winner Thursday night after starting three quarterbacks last season with Jake Locker benched in October for rookie Zach …

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Blazers Season Ends in Game Five

Posted by Associated Press on April 30, 2015
Beno Udrih, Damian Lillard

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Memphis Grizzlies missed one chance to finish off their first-round series and get some much-needed rest before facing the Golden State Warriors.

They didn’t waste a second, especially on their own court.

Marc Gasol had 26 points and 14 rebounds as the Grizzlies advanced to the Western Conference semifinals by beating the Portland Trail Blazers 99-93 on Wednesday …

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Trail Blazers Live to See Another Day

Posted by Associated Press on April 28, 2015
Nick Calathes, Damian Lillard

PORTLAND, Ore. — After the final buzzer of their Game 4 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday night, the Portland Trail Blazers all gathered in a huddle at midcourt and raised their clasped hands skyward.

All of them were smiling.

Portland had avoided elimination from the playoffs with a 99-92 victory over Memphis.

“I think since the last game when we went …

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