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Seahawks can clinch at Candlestick

RENTON, Wash. — Who would have thought it?  In only the 13th game of the season, the Seahawks will go to San Francisco this weekend with a chance to clinch in the NFC West title at Candlestick Park against their bitter rivals. And the 49ers are just trying to stay in the playoff picture. ...
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Seahawks dominate Saints, clinch playoff spot

SEATTLE — A couple thousand Seahawks fans were crowded in front of the television stage when Russell Wilson walked out of the locker room still in full uniform. Instantly, the chant started. “MVP! MVP!” Hard to argue against Wilson after a performance like Monday night’s. Wilson threw for 310 yards and three touchdowns, and the Seahawks...
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Trail Blazers Deal Pacers Second Loss

PORTLAND, Ore. — After Portland had withstood a late barrage from the Indiana Pacers andPaul George, the Trail Blazers gathered at midcourt and raised their hands together. It might be early in the season, but this was a statement win for the Blazers. LaMarcus Aldridge had 28 points and 10 rebounds, and Portland downed Indiana 106-102 on...
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Timbers: Caleb Porter Coach of Year

NEW YORK — New England defender Kevin Alston has been voted Major League Soccer’s Comeback Player of the Year after returning from treatment for leukemia, and Portland’s Caleb Porter has been selected Coach of the Year. Alston took a leave of absence in April and returned July 27 to play in five of his team’s final...
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49ers’ offensive line remains in flux

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — There is a chance the San Francisco 49ers will have one of their standout offensive linemen back for a crucial game against visiting Seattle on Sunday.  Niners coach Jim Harbaugh said Monday left guard Mike Iupati, who is undergoing an exam on Monday, could play in the game. Harbaugh said Iupati, who has...
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OSAA Football: Ridgeview wins title; Only loss to KU

HILLSBORO, Ore. — A 14-12 loss to Klamath Union will serve as the Ridgeview Ravens only loss from their 2013 championship season. Ridgeview defeated Cottage Grove 50-31 to claim the OSAA 4A Football State Championship final at Hillsboro Stadium last Saturday.  According to JayReeseSports.com’s Facebook page, Ridgeview won the title in only its second...
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Timbers’ Porter chosen MLS Coach of the Year

NEW YORK — New England defender Kevin Alston has been voted Major League Soccer’s Comeback Player of the Year after returning from treatment for leukemia, and Portland’s Caleb Porter has been selected Coach of the Year. Alston took a leave of absence in April and returned July 27 to play in five of his...
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Saints-Seahawks Preview

The timing probably couldn’t be worse for the surging Seattle Seahawks to be without two defensive backs with the NFC’s most prolific passer coming to town. The numbers say that Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints have plenty of incentive to end Seattle’s franchise-record 13-game home win streak. The conference’s top teams are separated by one game as they...
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Blazers hold off furious Lakers rally for 12th win in 13 games

LOS ANGELES — Portland’s enormous fourth-quarter lead dwindled to a single point before the Trail Blazers finally figured out how hold off the Los Angeles Lakers‘ patchwork lineup. Wesley Matthews thinks the harrowing experience will be good for the Blazers as they try to cement their spot among the NBA’s elite. LaMarcus Aldridge had 27 points and...
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Oregon Rolls Past Cal Poly

EUGENE, Ore. — Oregon is off to its best start in seven years, and the players say they are still getting used to each other.  A team with seven transfers is searching for its identity, and the No. 14 Ducks’ 82-61 victory over Cal Poly showed they might have it.  It was its third...
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