Portland is tied atop NWSL standings
The Portland Thorns FC used a second-half surge on Sunday to beat the Seattle Reign FC 2-0 in a National Women's Soccer League match.
Vancouver holds off Seattle 122-110
Chehales Tapscott and Josh Tarver each had double-doubles as the Vancouver Volcanoes defeated the Seattle Flight 122-110 on Sunday
Competitors range from 40-race veteran to man on dialysis
The setting for any marathon, one that has reached mainstream status or is still taking baby steps toward the finish line of relevancy, could be an anthropological study in the motivations of mankind.
Vancouver driver notches first win since last August
Greg Biffle raced to his second straight Sprint Cup race at Michigan International Speedway, easily holding off Kevin Harvick after points leader Jimmie Johnson smacked the wall in the final laps Sunday.
Lake Oswego runner is top female finisher
Youssef Zirari of Vancouver defended his title in the Vancouver USA Marathon on Sunday, completing the 26.2-mile course in a time of 2 hours, 35 minutes, 18 seconds.
Skyview's Aubrey Ward-El, Heritage's Tim Hergert honored
Tim Hergert and Aubrey Ward-El showed excellence in all that they did this school year, and they are The Columbian's multi-sport athletes of the year.
Marathon started at 7:06 Sunday; half-marathon set to start at 9 a.m.
The Columbian providing in-race updates during the third annual Vancouver USA Marathon and Half-Marathon on Sunday.
Commentary: Greg Jayne
While there was nothing magical about the post-game comments of Portland Timbers coach Caleb Porter, there is a bit of wizardry going on with his squad.
What’s the buzz from the world of sports? Here are some items that will have people talking.
Portland tops FC Dallas 1-0
Darlington Nagbe scored in the 53rd minute and the Portland Timbers ran their MLS unbeaten streak to 13 games with a 1-0 victory over FC Dallas on Saturday.
Seattle tops Oakland 4-0
Henry Blanco hit a sixth-inning grand slam in his Seattle debut to break a scoreless tie, Felix Hernandez pitched seven strong innings to win his third straight decision.
Concordia-bound senior led Falcons to state softball final
It was as close to a perfect ending as Taylor Bussey could have envisioned.
Greg Jayne: By the Numbers
For some reason, as a young, numbers-obsessed baseball fan, I was always fascinated by doubles.
FC Dallas at Timbers, 2 p.m. today at Jeld-Wen Field. TV: ESPN
Youssef Zizari ran away with 2012 race in his first marathon
When Youssef Zirari ran away with the Vancouver USA Marathon last June, it was as if the Vancouver resident had come out of nowhere.