Posted by Associated Press on April 28, 2014
PORTLAND — There was some shouting going on in the Trail Blazers’ locker room after they fell behind by 10 points at halftime to the Rockets.
Up 2-1 in their first playoff series since 2011, the Blazers didn’t want to mess up Game 4, especially in front of their hometown fans.
“In the words of Chuck …
Posted by Associated Press on April 21, 2014
HOUSTON — LaMarcus Aldridge was playing on another level Sunday night and had the emotional intensity to match the best performance of his career.
Portland’s star was hungry after missing the playoffs the last two seasons and wanted to show his teammates that getting to the postseason was simply not enough.
Aldridge scored a career-high and franchise playoff-record 46 points and Damian …
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 …
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 …
Posted by Dan Mitchinson on March 21, 2014
“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 …