Paul covers community sports and Winter Hawks hockey.
More participants than last year, but not as many as inaugural run
A total of 631 runners finished the third Vancouver USA Marathon.
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.
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.
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.
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.
FC Dallas at Timbers, 2 p.m. today at Jeld-Wen Field. TV: ESPN
Win over FC Dallas would vault Portland near top of standings
With league-leading FC Dallas visiting and ESPN's television cameras showing it, Saturday's contest at Jeld-Wen Field isn't a run-of-the-mill match for the Portland Timbers.
Timbers midfielder plays at right back in win over Rowdies
Sal Zizzo has spent most of his soccer career trying to score goals. But there he was on Wednesday, playing the right back position for the Portland Timbers in their Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup victory over the Tampa Bay Rowdies.
Limited late in season, Johnson earns accolades
Carter Johnson didn't get the big finish he wanted.
Portland one of eight teams still alive in U.S. Open Cup
PORTLAND -- It might not have created the buzz usually experienced when the Portland Timbers go to work at Jeld-Wen Field, but Wednesday's win over the Tampa Bay Rowdies was a forward step for the home team.