Blazers Make the Playoffs

Posted by FM News 101 KXL on April 17, 2014
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2011 was the last time the Blazers saw the playoffs and will be as the No. 5 seed in the Western Conference. They face the Houston Rockets, sitting at the No. 4 seed and homecourt advantage with a 104-98 home win over San Antonio on Monday.

The Blazers (53-28) can still tie the Rockets (54-27) record-wise, but Houston …

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Ducks End Season With Loss To Badgers

Posted by Associated Press on March 23, 2014

By ANNE M. PETERSON (AP Sports Writer)

The Oregon Ducks personified the up-and-down season.

They won 13 straight to start, then dipped with losses in eight of their next 10 games before ending regular season on a seven-game winning streak.

The Ducks wrapped up their 24-10 season with an 85-77 third-round loss to Wisconsin in the NCAA tournament. It was the second straight …

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‘You’re A Mess. Welcome To Being An Athlete.’

Posted by Dan Mitchinson on March 21, 2014
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“Jesus Dan, you are a mess. Welcome to being an athlete.”

That’s what my boxing coach, Molly McConnell said when I told her I had come back from seeing  the doctor for several bruised ribs. I didn’t protect my side during a recent sparing match, and the guy got in a couple of good hooks. I don’t blame him, I blame myself. I should have been …

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Portland Thunder Missed the Mark in Season Opener

Posted by Jake Baez on March 18, 2014
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The Portland Thunder opened up their season in rhythm, completing pass after pass as they moved the ball down for a touchdown on the opening drive of franchise history.

After that drive, however, the San Jose Sabercats took over, defeating the Thunder 64-34 in the final game of Week 1. Starting quarterback Russ Michna threw touchdown passes on three …

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Portland Arena Football Ready For Debut

Posted by Jeremy Scott on March 17, 2014
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PORTLAND — The curtain is about to be pulled back on the city’s newest professional sports team as the Portland Thunder debut Monday night in the Moda Center.

The franchise was revealed last October and the past five months have been a whirlwind to get everything ready for kick-off.  Clackamas entrepreneur Terry Emmert bought the rights to the …

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