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Paul Danzer

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Timbers Match Day: at Real Salt Lake

By Paul Danzer April 19, 2014 6 a.m.

Timbers at Real Salt Lake, 6:30 p.m. Saturday (Channel 12)

Rockets' wins are history to Winterhawks

By Paul Danzer April 18, 2014 2:45 p.m.

The Portland Winterhawks spent much of the regular season chasing the Kelowna Rockets.

Petan 'feeling good' after injury in brawl

By Paul Danzer April 15, 2014 9:55 p.m.

Winterhawks forward had to be helped off ice late in series-clinching victory

Community sports notes: Clark County Warriors rugby club scores solid win

By Paul Danzer April 14, 2014 10:56 p.m.

The Clark County Warriors Red high school rugby club registered another impressive win on Saturday, defeating Linn-Benton 50-7.The Warriors Red team and Eastside of Portland are each 5-0 atop the Rugby Oregon High School Club Championship Division. This week, those teams clash at 1 p.m. Saturday at Skyridge Middle School in Camas.Luc Levasseur led the dominant win over Linn-Benton with three five-point tries. Justin Straup scored two tires, and Jessie Keisser contributed two tries and two conversion kicks. Also scoring a try for the Red Warriors were Taj Albeck and Izaak Heredia, who also kicked three conversions.Clark County Rugby's second team, the Warriors Black, lost 50-14 to the Valley Rams of McMinnville, Ore. Ryan Gingrich and Jakob Saulo scored for the Black, who host Columbia County (Ore.) at 11:30 a.m. this Saturday at Skyridge Middle School.Union 25, Prairie 7 — In the Rugby Oregon Varsity Premiership Division, the first-year Union team topped Prairie on Saturday. Caleb Browning scored two tries, and Jake Kim and Brendon Curle one apiece as Union's back-line players provided the offense. Tyler Dionne added a long-range penalty kick for three points.Union (4-1) is tied with Reynolds of Troutdale, Ore., for first place in the division. Prairie is one of three teams tied at 2-2-1.This week, Union plays third-place Oregon City at 2 p.m. Saturday at Delta Park in North Portland. Prairie takes on Central Catholic at 12:30 p.m. at Laurin Middle School.Battle Ground 22, Central Catholic 22 — Battle Ground played to a draw on Saturday, and has two wins, one loss and two ties. Details were not reported. This week, Battle Ground hosts Lakeridge of Lake Oswego at 11 a.m. Saturday at Laurin Middle School.Battle Ground girls 35, West Linn 0 — Host Battle Ground improved to 2-2-1 in the Oregon Rugby High School Girls Division by blanking West Linn on Saturday. No details were reported. Battle Ground will plat Columbia County (4-1) at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Scappoose (Ore.) Middle School.

Timbers frustrated again by another draw

By Paul Danzer April 12, 2014 11:15 p.m.

Chivas USA spoiled the evening at Providence Park by scoring late to earn a 1-1 draw and keep the Portland Timbers from their first win of the season.

Timbers defense seeks cohesion

By Paul Danzer April 12, 2014 6 a.m.

Getting on the same page can sometimes take a while. On defense, it is taking longer than the 2014 Portland Timbers would like.

Timbers MatchDay: vs. Chivas USA

By Paul Danzer April 12, 2014 6 a.m.

Chivas USA at Portland Timbers, 7:30 p.m. Saturday (KPDX 49, cable Ch. 13)

Revamped Thorns to begin title defense

By Paul Danzer April 11, 2014 6:12 p.m.

The Portland Thorns begin their second season on Saturday in Houston, against the newest team in the second-year league. Only eight of the 22 players on the roster as the 2014 season starts were with Portland at the end of last season.

Winterhawks finish off Victoria in Game 5

By Paul Danzer April 10, 2014 11:03 p.m.

The Portland Winterhawks beat the Victoria Royals 5-1 on Thursday, taking the best-of-7 Western Hockey League conference semifinal series 4-1.

Vancouver's Tarr signs with Thorns

By Paul Danzer April 9, 2014 9:26 p.m.

The National Women's Soccer League champion Portland Thorns FC announced the signing of Vancouver's Kat Tarr.

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