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Trail Mix: Lillard tours China, Sabonis story gets a reboot

Damian Lillard is always a busy man. Not a month after playing his final playoff game, he’s been touring in China with adidas. Here you can see him coaching up some young Chinese hoopers as part of the adidas “Take On Summer” tour. Brand aware as always, Lillard is rocking his PDX Carpet D Lillard […]

Trail Mix: Lillard’s USA Basketball chances get a boost

The odds that the new Dame DOLLA album will include some samba beats just got better. It looks like Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard will be spending some time in Brazil this summer, now that Golden State’s Stephen Curry will not participate in the upcoming 2016 Olympics. Curry suffered a knee injury in the […]

Podcast: RealGM Radio Blazers offseason preview with Danny Leroux

As weird as it may seem, we are now less than a month away from a pivotal time for the Portland Trail Blazers. Free agency begins July 1 and before that we have the NBA draft, where the Blazers could potentially sneak into the draft, although they currently don’t own a draft pick. Their offseason […]

Trail Mix: Blazers rise in ESPN’s future power rankings

We are a mere handful of hours away from Game 1 of the NBA Finals as the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers will battle for the second season in a row. Stephen Curry and the 73-win Warriors go up against LeBron James, trying to get one for #TheLand. My podcast co-host Sean Highkin and […]

Portland slow out of the gate again!

When week three of Major League Soccer closed the Portland Timbers were 14th worst in overall team performance – that has changed – but not for the better! Portland are now 16th worst in overall team performance – taking into account how well (and how well their opponent’s) possess, pass, penetrate, create, and score goals. […]

Dealing without Darlington

There’s no question the pain of losing Darlington Nagbe, for us supporters, is nowhere near the physical pain Nagbe experienced as a result of that brutal tackle by Nigel de Jong! I get it and the discipline handed out by MLS will come nowhere near what it should be – however long Darlington is out […]

Portland Timbers – Is it too early to worry?

Some pundits have offered that it’s probably to early to worry; I completely disagree. At no point in the last four years of tracking possession with purpose have the Timbers been so low on this Index: Some may scoff at the reference to my Index, so early in the season, but in my most recent […]

US Men’s National Team Mauls the Minnow Guatemala 4-nil

This should have been the repeat headline from last week – and thankfully the last week headline wasn’t a repeat this week! I’ll be the first (probably 100th though) person to congratulate the players on their performance yesterday – well done lads! Now the grist – with the caveat “I’m still frustrated”!  It’s my view […]

Moneyball 2 – Soccer Statistics – Taking it to the next level

Probably the biggest leader in soccer analytics (Prozone Sports) have released two products in the last year, or so, that should begin to change the landscape of soccer statistics. I applaud their actions but I’m still not convinced they scratch the right itch, or least my question; what are the best statistics available to better understand […]

Forward into the Past – Portland Timbers 2016

Portland Timbers open the season defending their MLS Cup this weekend and I can't even begin to imagine the atmosphere we'll witness. For those local to Portland - what a day […]

How Clark County college football players fared, Week 10

Here’s how Clark County players fared on the college gridiron this weekend: 2015 Clark County College football players * — has used redshirt year Carroll College Last week: Lost to Rocky Mountain College 21-13 to fall to 4-5 both overall and in the Frontier Conference. William Noce-Sheldon, Seton Catholic, Fr., QB – Will likely redshirt. […]

How Clark County college football players fared: Week 9

Here’s how Clark County players fared on the college gridiron this weekend: 2015 Clark County College football players * — has used redshirt year Carroll College Last week: Beat Montana State-Northern 62-7. The win lifted the Saints to 4-4 both overall and in the Frontier Conference. William Noce-Sheldon, Seton Catholic, Fr., QB – Will likely […]

How Clark County college football players fared, Week 8

Here’s how Clark County players fared on the college gridiron this weekend: 2015 Clark County College football players * — has used redshirt year Carroll College Last week: Lost 42-7 to Montana Tech. The loss dropped the Saints to 3-4 both overall and in the Frontier Conference. William Noce-Sheldon, Seton Catholic, Fr., QB – Will […]

How Clark County college football players fared: Week 7

Here’s how Clark County players fared on the college gridiron this weekend: 2015 Clark County College football players * — has used redshirt year Carroll College Last week: Lost 28-27 to No. 2 Southern Oregon. The loss dropped the Saints to 3-3 both overall and in the Frontier Conference. William Noce-Sheldon, Seton Catholic, Fr., QB […]

How Clark County college football players fared: Week 6

Here’s how Clark County players fared on the college gridiron this weekend: 2015 Clark County College football players * — has used redshirt year Carroll College Last week: Lost 28-21 to Eastern Oregon. The loss dropped the Saints to 3-2 both overall and in the Frontier Conference. Carroll is a game behind Southern Oregon and […]

How Clark County players fared: Week 5

Here’s how Clark County players fared on the college gridiron this weekend: 2015 Clark County College football players * — has used redshirt year Carroll College Last week: Bye week. William Noce-Sheldon, Seton Catholic, Fr., QB – Will likely redshirt. Central Washington Last week: Opened Great Northwest Athletic Conference play with a 24-21 win at […]

How Clark County players fared, Week 4

  Here’s how Clark County players fared on the college gridiron this weekend: 2015 Clark County College football players * — has used redshirt year Carroll College Last week: Beat Montana Western 10-9 to improve to 3-1 on both the season and in Frontier Conference play. William Noce-Sheldon, Seton Catholic, Fr., QB – Will likely […]

How Clark County players fared: Week 3

Parker Henry’s long football journey finally arrived in the Washington State starting lineup. The Skyview graduate who rushed for 2,100 yards as a senior began his college career as a walk-on in the Palouse, where he switched to linebacker. His hard work was rewarded at the end of last season as the redshirt junior was […]

How Clark County players fared: Week 2

Another week, another busy day for Clark County athletes on the college gridiron. Evergreen grad Justice Murphy scored his first touchdown for Wyoming on a 5-yard rush. Camas grad John Norcross was Portland State’s leading tackler in a win over Idaho State. The sophomore linebacker had 13 tackles. And in Los Angeles, Union grad Trent […]

How Clark County college players fared, Week 1

The most-talked-about college football game in the Northwest this past weekend had several Clark County connections. Portland State’s upset of Washington State was a triumphant head-coaching debut for Bruce Barnum, who graduated from Columbia River High School and lives in Salmon Creek. He scored the school’s first win in 15 games against a Pac-12 opponent […]

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