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Hotseat: Portland Thorns Goalkeeper Nadine Angerer

The reigning Women’s World soccer player of the year talks about playing goalkeeper for the Thorns and life in Portland.


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If you were to pass Nadine Angerer on Hawthorne Boulevard, you might assume she’s another laid-back Portlander, out for a stroll in pegged sweat pants and fedora. Unless you’re a fan of the    More
 
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 KATE WILLSON

World Cup 2014 Scouting Report

The cast of characters in soccer’s biggest free-for-all.


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The World Cup starts with two weeks of utter chaos. Called the group stage, teams compete within eight groups of four teams each. Each group plays a round-robin tournament. There are always multip   More
 
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 ALEX TOMCHAK SCOTT

World Cup 2014: Early Boots (updated)

Where to watch the World Cup live in Portland.


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21st Avenue World Cup Beer Garden 625 NW 21st Ave., 202-744-1496, facebook.com/worldcupbeergarden. 8:30 am-9 pm daily. Go for: Breakfast sandwiches with beer and bros. When it opened in 2011, the r   More
 
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 TREE PALMEDO, MARTIN CIZMAR, MATTHEW KORFHAGE

World Cup 2014: Soccer-Stat City


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Sports cities are an interesting, albeit neurotic, lot. With one swish of the net as the buzzer sounds, the streets are filled with strangers hugging strangers. A blown lead can leave a pall over    More
 
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 JOHN LOCANTHI

And For Downtime Between Games... A Special World Cup Crossword.

Print to play.


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ACROSS 1 It is often followed by the word “number,” redundantly   4 Bikini tops 8 Amass over time14 Atilt  16 Two-time NBA MVP Karl   17 The theme of this puzzle—and this wee   More
 
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 REID SPOLEK

Yellow Card

It’s not too soon for a warning: The Portland Timbers, absent big change, are headed for trouble.


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The Portland Timbers are supposed to be one of the dominant teams in Major League Soccer. The 2013 campaign saw the team soar to the Western Conference final after an abysmal performance a year    More
 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 ALEX TOMCHAK SCOTT

The Second Season

The Blazers return to the NBA playoffs for the first time since 2011. Here’s how they stay there.


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Last weekend, the Portland Trail Blazers played the best game of their surprisingly good season. Their April 13 overtime win over the Golden State Warriors and their crazy-hot shooting guard Ste   More
 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 MIKE ACKER

Hotseat: Robin Lopez

The Blazers’ center talks comic books, The Goonies and his love of almost everything Disney.


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Robin Lopez is, literally and figuratively, a giant nerd. That’s normally an ill-advised thing to say about someone built like a Greek colossus, but the Blazers’ 7-foot, 255-pound center wou   More
 
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

The Fan Who Wasn’t There

The Blazers are scorching. Why are seats empty at the Moda Center?


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A seat at the Portland Trail Blazers’ Dec. 12 home game against the Houston Rockets should have been a hot ticket. The matchup at the Moda Center featured the Blazers, the NBA’s hottest team,    More
 
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 AARON MESH

Playoff Contentions

Caleb Porter’s Timbers are having a breakout season. Here’s how they can keep it that way.


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For Caleb Porter, there was nowhere to go but up with the Portland Timbers. The team’s new head coach took over a dismal squad from last year and appears on track to deliver on his promise whe   More
 
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 GEOFF GIBSON
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