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Seahawks: Implications of Thurmond’s suspension

RENTON, Wash. — The Seattle Seahawks hoped to get through the bye week without any controversy. They didn’t make it.  Cornerback Walter Thurmond is facing a four-game suspension for non-PED substance abuse, a league source confirmed Sunday to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.  On Monday, Nov. 18, when the bye week began, Seattle coach Pete Carroll gave the players a...
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Midland Empire Classic starts at Danny Miles Court

The Mildand Empire Classic basketball tournament starts today at Oregon Tech’s Danny Miles Court in Klamath Falls. Making up the field are the William Jessup, Southern Oregon and Oregon Tech men’s and women’s teams as well as Cal-Maritime’s women’s basketball program and the Westminster men’s team. For the Oregon Tech men, the tournament supplies...
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Rose Bowl ‘not a big deal’ to Ducks

Oregon may be headed to a fifth straight BCS bowl game, but it’s not the game the Duckshad in mind when the season started. And two high-profile players weren’t shy this week about expressing their disappointment. “I don’t want to play in a Rose Bowl unless I’m playing for a national championship,” wide receiver Josh Huff told...
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Mike Conley’s OT 3 helps Grizzlies rally over Warriors

OAKLAND, Calif. – Zach Randolph made just enough shots to keep Memphis close. Mike Conley made the one that mattered most. The Grizzlies might have a new coach, but they’re beginning to look like a team that intends to make a return trip to the Western Conference finals. Conley shook off a rough shooting night to hit a...
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Kaepernick struggling in the fourth quarter

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Quarterbacks are separated by their performance in the fourth quarter.  Colin Kaepernick is struggling in the final quarter during his second NFL season as a starter. In the 49ers’ past two games, both narrow defeats, Kaepernick and the offense struggled in the final drives with the game on the line.  According...
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Seahawk’s Paul Allen to fund brain research

SEATTLE — Microsoft co-founder and Seattle Seahawks owner Paul Allen said Thursday he will pay for a two-year, $2.4 million study into whether repeated blows to the head can lead to dementia. Researchers at the Allen Institute for Brain Science and the University of Washington will examine donated brains to look for links between head injuries...
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Late season improvements takes Butte Valley to title game

The Butte Valley Bulldogs football team is off to the NSCIF 8-man championship game against Redding Christian on Friday night. Butte Valley beat top-seeded Dunsmuir 25-22 in last weekend’s semifinal after losing the first meeting by 35. Butte Valley senior quarterback Bobby Vaughan said a hot start paced the Bulldogs. Bobby Vaughan on Goofing...
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Trail Blazers beat Bucks 91-82, win 8th straight

MILWAUKEE — The Portland Trail Blazers kept up their strong start and extended theMilwaukee Bucks‘ early-season woes. LaMarcus Aldridge scored 21 points, Damian Lillard added 19 and the Trail Blazers got their eighth straight win, beat the Bucks 91-82 Wednesday night. Portland held the lead throughout the second half but had difficulty pulling away until late in the fourth...
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Heisman voters should reconsider Mariota

Whining is not part of Oregon football. Whining doesn’t win the day. Whining is not forward-looking. Whining means you’re concerned with outside influences and things beyond your control. None of that jibes with the carefully constructed culture around the Ducks program.  So you won’t hear many folks inside the Oregon football offices spout off...
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49ers-Redskins Preview

Colin Kaepernick and Robert Griffin III took the NFL by storm last season as full-time starters for the first time. This season hasn’t gone smoothly for the quarterbacks of the San Francisco 49ers and theWashington Redskins. Both players have faced criticism as they meet for the first time Monday night in Washington with both clubs trying to avoid a...
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