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Blazers top Raptors in OT for 6th straight win

TORONTO — A steady hand and cool demeanor helped Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers. Lillard and LaMarcus Aldridge each scored 25 points, Nicolas Batum added a season-high 24, and the Trail Blazers won their sixth straight with a 118-110 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Sunday. Lillard was 3 for 3 from...
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Seahawks move to league’s best record

SEATTLE — Every chance he got during the week, Percy Harvin got into Pete Carroll’s ear and asked for a chance to not just make his awaited debut in Seattle, but do it both as a wide receiver and a kick returner. And every time Harvin pleaded, Carroll said no. With less than a...
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McGloin wins first start for Raiders over Houston

HOUSTON — Oakland rookie Matt McGloin was so good in a victory over the Houston Texans that it raised questions about whether Terrelle Pryor will get his job back when he’s healthy. The undrafted free agent threw three touchdown passes in his first NFL start and the Raiders extended Houston’s franchise-record skid to eight...
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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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