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Hartley’s third field goal carries Saints past 49ers

NEW ORLEANS — Staggered by a shoulder pad to the head and ripped down by a forearm hit across the neck, Drew Brees was crumpled on the turf with blood on his chin. Yet the vicious sack by San Francisco’s Ahmad Brooks also drew a flag that canceled out Brees’ lost fumble with 3:12...
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Position switch has aided Henley’s run to title match

The Henley Hornets boys soccer team has outscored their OSAA 4A State Championship tournament opponents by a score of 10-2 entering Saturday’s championship match with Sisters at Liberty High School in the Portland area. The goals allowed number has been impressive for Henley, but when talking with the Henley captains and coach Lupe Gonzales earlier...
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Ducks try to get back on track vs. Utah

The words “bounce back” and “Oregon” don’t often share the same sentence — unless, of course, it’s referring to a team that’s recovering from one of Oregon’s 55-point shellackings. But rarely are we talking about the Ducks themselves needing to bounce back. Oregon has dropped all of five games in the last four seasons....
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Trail Blazers-Celtics Preview

The Portland Trail Blazers will attempt to extend a four-game win streak when they head out on the road. The first opponent they’ll face will be seeking to bounce back from the end to a four-game run. The Boston Celtics will also try to earn a 10th consecutive home victory against the Blazers on Friday night. Portland’s streak...
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49ers: Greg Roman pins blames on himself

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — The San Francisco 49ers‘ offense, especially quarterback Colin Kaepernick, has been criticized this week after settling for three field goals in a 10-9 home loss to Carolina.  Naturally, offensive coordinator Greg Roman blamed himself Thursday for issues with the unit last Sunday.  “Anytime we don’t have success, it definitely starts with me,...
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Seahawks: Percy Harvin closer to returning

RENTON, Wash. – Seattle Seahawks receiver Percy Harvin was a full participant in practice Thursday for the first time since his hip surgery Aug. 1, increasing the likelihood that he will play Sunday against his former Minnesota Vikings teammates. Harvin did not speak to reporters, but he is expected to talk Friday. If he plays Sunday, it will be his...
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Warriors Win Thriller Over Thunder At Buzzer

OAKLAND, Calif. — Silence one moment, pandemonium the next. In 2.3 seconds, Andre Iguodala flipped the script on the Oklahoma City Thunder by hitting the biggest shot of his Golden State Warriors tenure. Iguodala made a baseline fadeaway as time expired to lift the Warriors to a thrilling 116-115 victory over the Thunder on Thursday night, capping a back-and-forth game...
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Blazers edge Suns 90-89 on Lillard’s late layup

PORTLAND, Ore. – Damian Lillard couldn’t believe it. He had a clear path to the hoop. Last season’s Rookie of the Year hit a layup with 6.5 seconds left to give the Portland Trail Blazers a 90-89 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday night. “I turned the corner and I was like, it’s wide open so I’m going to...
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Young leads No. 18 Oregon to rout of W Carolina

EUGENE, Ore. — One quick 3-pointer was all it took to spark a career-night for Joseph Young.  The junior guard scored 28 of his career-high 36 points in the second half to help No. 18 Oregon rout Western Carolina 107-83 on Wednesday night.  Young, a transfer junior guard from Houston, made all seven of his...
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