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Timbers shut out 10-man Sounders

PORTLAND, Ore. — Even a few tense moments and a flurry of shots at the finish didn’t dissuade Portland coach Caleb Porter from believing that the Timbers were going to beat the Sounders.  ”We dodged some bullets, for sure,” he said. “But in the end I thought it was our game to win.”  Kalif...
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HS Weekend: Butte Valley football’s road remains rough

After playing two of the best teams in the entire division, the Butte Valley Bulldogs football team hosts Big Valley tonight (5:40 p.m. – Newstalk 1150 KAGO).  The last two seasons, including Butte Valley’s sectional championship season in 2011, the Bulldogs have beaten Big Valley by a combined score of 94-6. However, Butte Valley...
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Expect Oregon State, Wazzu to air it out

If you are a fan of the passing game, you should re-route to Pullman, Wash., this weekend. It’s reasonable to expect Oregon State and homestanding Washington State to combine to throw more than 100 passes for nearly 800 yards against each other on Saturday, at least if their season averages hold true.  If you...
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49ers likely to stick with ground game

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – The San Francisco 49ers have gotten back on track the past two weeks by being the San Francisco 49ers.  Meaning they have run the ball on offense and stopped the run defensively, fueling victories over St. Louis and Houston by a combined score of 69-14 and improving to 3-2. Expect the offensive...
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Older Seahawks ready to overcome a loss

RENTON, Wash. — The last time the Seattle Seahawks lost a regular-season game, they proceeded to go on a six-game winning streak. Can they do it again?  The Seahawks lost at Miami on Nov. 25, 2012, dropping their record to 6-5. They didn’t lose again until the playoff game at Atlanta on Jan. 13, on a...
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New Klamath Union Hall of Famers to be inducted Friday

Along with several wrestling teams from the late 1940s and early 1950s, and a state championship basketball team from 1965, numerous individuals will be inducted into the Klamath Union High School Hall of Fame on Friday.  Klamath Union athletic director Mike Herron Tell us what you think of the 2013 Klamath Union Hall of...
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Oregon Tech’s Adams wins NAIA national honor

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Paul Adams of Oregon Tech has been named the NAIA Men’s Cross Country National Runner of the Week, the national office announced Wednesday. Adams was chosen for his performance during the week of Sept. 30 – Oct. 6 and was selected out of a pool of conference, independent, and unaffiliated...
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Suns beats Blazers 104-98 in preseason

Goran Dragic had 19 points and the Phoenix Suns held off a fourth-quarter rally by the Portland Trail Blazers for a 104-98 preseason victory Wednesday night. Dragic hit 7 of 9 shots and scored 14 points in the first half for the Suns (2-0), who got 15 points from Marcus Morris. Suns forward Channing Frye, who missed the entire 2012-13...
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49ers release QB Skelton

The San Francisco 49ers claimed quarterback McLeod Bethel-Johnson off waivers and released journeyman backup quarterback John Skelton. Bethel-Thompson, who was with the 49ers in training camp before the 2011 season, joined the defending NFC champions one day after getting released by the Minnesota Vikings. A native of San Francisco, Bethel-Thompson has not played in an NFL regular-season game....
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Acrimony reigns between Washington and Oregon

During every home game at Autzen Stadium, the video scoreboard lights up with Kenny Wheaton’s dramatic 97-yard interception return for an Oregon touchdown against the Washington Huskies in 1994. The clip invokes cheers every time. It’s not only that the play sealed the win and helped propel Oregon to the Rose Bowl, but the fact it was against...
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