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History, Beer And Throwing Heavy Things At Portland Highland Games

OPB | July 15, 2017 3:48 p.m. | Gresham, Oregon

The Portland Highland Games have become somewhat of a Northwest institution — part Scottish celebration and part beer league softball.

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The TrackTown Summer Series And A Sport's Path To Popularity

OPB | July 2, 2017 7:07 p.m. | Gresham, Oregon

The TrackTown Summer Series came to the Portland area on its three-city tour. The nascent series is part of broad efforts to increase the sport’s U.S. popularity in non-Olympic years.

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Paragliders Compete In A Rat Race In The Sky

OPB | June 29, 2017 4 p.m.

The Rat Race Paragliding Competition launches from the top of Woodrat Mountain near Jacksonville, Oregon, every summer.

Sports | History | NW Life

Soccer Icon Timber Jim Reflects On A Unique Northwest Life

OPB | June 23, 2017 midnight | Portland

Jim Serrill's career was forged in the Oregon outdoors and immortalized as the Portland Timbers' first mascot.

Sports | History | local | NW Life

The Stanley Coup: How Portland Put Its Name On Hockey's Top Prize

OPB | June 7, 2017 3:30 p.m. | Portland

Just how did a team from Portland seize prime real estate on the Stanley Cup, hockey's top prize? The answer lies in the trophy's early years.

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Super Bowl Ads 2017: What Works, What Doesn't And What Gets Political

NPR | Feb. 4, 2017 5:37 p.m.

While a significant portion of the Super Bowl watching audience are around for the ads, it's not just the TV-watching audience to which those ads are geared. Here's a few notable ads to watch Sunday.

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Cricket Finds A Home In An Oregon Farmer's Field

OPB | Aug. 31, 2016 6 a.m. | Banks, Oregon

Tucked into less visible pockets of Oregon, a cricket league has blossomed, connecting a group of Oregonians who grew up with the game.

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Timbers Snap Sounders' Unbeaten Streak With 4-2 Win

AP | Aug. 28, 2016 10 p.m. | Portland

Vytautas Andriuskevicius, Fanendo Adi, Lucas Melano and Steven Taylor scored for the defending MLS Cup champion Timbers (9-10-8). They remained in sixth place in the Western Conference.

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Portland's Galen Rupp Takes Bronze In Men's Marathon

AP | Aug. 21, 2016 9:11 a.m.

Rupp became the first American to medal in this event since Meb Keflezighi won silver in 2004.

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US Army Soldier Wins Olympic Silver, Loses Silver, Gets Silver Back

NPR | Aug. 21, 2016 8:38 a.m.

Paul Chelimo ran the race of his life in the 5,000 meters and finished second. Then he was disqualified. Then he was reinstated. It was a strange race for a runner with an unusual backstory.