Thorns, NWSL open season this weekend boosted by World Cup excitement
The Portland Thorns are the defending National Women's Soccer League champions, having won their third league title with a 2-0 victory over the Kansas City Current last year.
Portland Thorns coach Mike Norris looks ahead after last year’s winning season
The Thorns, Portland’s women’s soccer team, start their season off with a game against Orlando Pride on Sunday. The team is the defending champion of the National Women’s Soccer League, and their forward, Sophia Smith, was named MVP for the league last season. But, last year was rocky for women’s soccer, and for the Thorns in particular.
Thorns’ Beckie out of World Cup and NWSL season with knee injury
Portland Thorns forward Janine Beckie tore a ligament in her right knee and will miss both the National Women’s Soccer League season and the World Cup this summer with Canada.
A Bigfoot with a beanie is the Portland Trail Blazers’ 2nd mascot
Blaze the Trail Cat has a new friend to take the court with: Douglas Fur the Sasquatch.
Hillsboro Hops baseball team building $120M ballpark
The new ballpark will largely be privately financed, though a portion of the construction funds will come from a city lodging tax. Construction is set to begin this summer and completion is expected in advance of the 2025 season.
Why Damian Lillard makes so many Portlanders proud
If you’ve been paying attention to Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard at all this week, you’ll know he’s on a tear. Here's why so many people are talking about him.
Pickleball sweeps the Pacific Northwest, and so do fights about where to play
West Linn has closed some pickleball courts after noise complaints, and is looking for new locations.
MLB curtails infield shift, hopes for more singles, speed
One of MLB’s most visible rule changes for 2023 is a sizable curtailing of infield shifts.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. wins longest Daytona 500 in history
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. won the Daytona 500 in double overtime and under caution Sunday night in the longest running of “The Great American Race.”
Trail Blazers active at NBA trade deadline, exchange Hart, Payton II for 3 forwards
The Portland Trail Blazers worked deals with five different teams involving more than a half dozen players.