Thorns plan to rally around Marshall

By Paul Danzer August 20, 2014 7:24 p.m.

When the Portland Thorns take the field on Saturday in Kansas City, they will do so for the first time without defender Nikki Marshall.

Beginning of a new era for Winterhawks

By Paul Danzer August 19, 2014 11:02 p.m.

A new era begins today for the Portland Winterhawks.

Timbers MatchDay: at Revolution

By Paul Danzer August 16, 2014 6 a.m.

Timbers at New England, 4:30 p.m. Saturday (Channel 12)

Community notebook: Local boys futsal team claims national title

By Paul Danzer August 11, 2014 11 p.m.

A Vancouver Futsal Academy team won the boys under-9 division championship during the U.S. Futsal National Championships. The five-a-side national tournament was held July 24-27 in San Diego.

Timbers gain ground with 2-0 win vs. Chivas

By Paul Danzer August 9, 2014 10:50 p.m.

The Portland Timbers shut out Chivas USA 2-0 on Saturday, establishing an early lead and making it stand.

Timbers set sights on final six home matches

By Paul Danzer August 9, 2014 6 a.m.

When the Portland Timbers rallied in the second half on July 18 to beat Colorado, it was only their second home win of the season.

Timbers MatchDay: vs. Chivas USA

By Paul Danzer August 9, 2014 6 a.m.

Chivas USA at Timbers: 7:30 p.m. Saturday (Channel 12)

Donovan, MLS All-Stars top Bayern Munich

By Paul Danzer August 7, 2014 12:39 a.m.

A little taste of world-class soccer was pretty sweet — even if the visiting coach left a bit bitter about several late-match fouls.

Bayern Munich brings own stars to Portland

By Paul Danzer August 5, 2014 11:11 p.m.

FC Bayern Munich's World Cup stars were expected to arrive in Portland sometime Tuesday, just in time to take part in Wednesday's Major League Soccer All-Star Game at Providence Park.

MLS All-Star Game notebook: Timbers' Ridgewell picked as injury replacement

By Paul Danzer August 5, 2014 8:52 p.m.

Liam Ridgewell has played three games in Major League Soccer. When the Portland Timbers defender learned on Monday that his fourth would be as a member of the MLS All-Star team, he was certainly surprised.

Notebook: Chiles wins all-around at U.S. Classic gymnastics

By Paul Danzer August 4, 2014 11 p.m.

Jordan Chiles of Vancouver’s Nadenov Gymnastics won the all-around championship for junior gymnasts on Saturday at the Secret U.S. Classic in Hoffman Estates, Ill.

Two Clark County players enjoy Homegrown game experience

By Paul Danzer August 4, 2014 10:03 p.m.

They didn’t play, but as a sendoff before college Anthony Macchione and Collin Partee said Monday’s MLS Homegrown Game would be hard to beat.

Boquete's goal gives Thorns win over Dash

By Paul Danzer August 3, 2014 11:30 p.m.

Record crowd sees special goal and significant win for Portland Thorns FC.

Ellertson goes from player to new career as coach

By Paul Danzer August 2, 2014 11 p.m.

Shortly after Tina Ellertson helped the Portland Thorns win the 2013 National Women's Soccer League championship, the Vancouver native said she intended to play at least one more season with the Thorns.

Clark County players part of all-star soccer event

By Paul Danzer August 2, 2014 5:53 p.m.

The game is meant to showcase the best young players in Major League Soccer.

Thorns face big game against Houston

By Paul Danzer August 2, 2014 5:48 p.m.

There are three matches left in the National Women's Soccer League regular season, but for Portland Thorns FC, the playoffs are now.

Timbers MatchDay: at L.A. Galaxy

By Paul Danzer August 1, 2014 8:38 p.m.

Timbers at L.A. Galaxy, 11:30 a.m. Saturday (Channel 8)

Urruti key piece to Timbers' offensive style

By Paul Danzer July 31, 2014 8:08 p.m.

On the list of top goal scorers in Major League Soccer, nine names appear ahead of the first Portland Timbers player. Maximiliano Urruti is that player.

Portland Timbers' Nagbe "banged up" ahead of Galaxy match

By Paul Danzer July 30, 2014 7:36 p.m.

BEAVERTON — Darlington Nagbe played perhaps his best match of the season on Sunday at Montreal.

Community notebook: Fort Vancouver CrossFit team places 24th at national event

By Paul Danzer July 28, 2014 11 p.m.

CrossFit Fort Vancouver placed 24th among 43 teams at the CrossFit Games that concluded on Sunday in Carson, Calif.

Junior League regional begins Tuesday at Clark College

By Paul Danzer July 28, 2014 7:11 p.m.

A trip to the Junior League Baseball World Series is the prize for the champion of a regional baseball tournament that begins on Tuesday in Vancouver.

Community notebook: CrossFit Fort Vancouver returning to CrossFit Games

By Paul Danzer July 22, 2014 6 a.m.

For the sixth consecutive year, CrossFit Fort Vancouver will be represented at the CrossFit Games, an international fitness competition that takes place Wednesday through Sunday.

Victory for three Antigua players

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

For many Vancouver Victory FC players, the first-year soccer team in the first-year semi-pro Evergreen Premier League has provided a chance to spend summer close to home.

Timbers down Colorado 2-1

By Paul Danzer July 19, 2014 12 a.m.

Maximiliano Urruti and Diego Valeri scored five minutes apart on Friday as the Timbers clawed back from an early deficit for a much needed 2-1 win over the Colorado Rapids at sold-out Providence Park.

Porter already thinking all-star lineup

By Paul Danzer July 17, 2014 10:50 p.m.

To get away from the pressure that comes with trying to steer the Portland Timbers season back on track, Caleb Porter thinks about soccer.

Timbers remain confident at home

By Paul Danzer July 17, 2014 10:48 p.m.

This might not seem to be the best time for the Portland Timbers to be relaxing.

Timbers MatchDay: Portland vs. Colorado Rapids

By Paul Danzer July 17, 2014 9:03 p.m.

The Timbers hope that a home game and improved health can help in a game they need to win.

Rick Story gets needed UFC victory

By Paul Danzer July 16, 2014 11:21 p.m.

Rick Story didn't give Brazilian Leonardo Mafra any openings on Wednesday.

Thorns cast eye toward playoffs

By Paul Danzer July 16, 2014 11:16 p.m.

The Portland Thorns and Chicago Red Stars tangle for the third time in 14 days today as they fight for the upper hand in a late-season battle for a National Women's Soccer League playoffs.

Local UFC fighter Story set for televised bout

By Paul Danzer July 15, 2014 11:22 p.m.

The next opportunity for Rick Story to re-ignite his UFC career comes on Wednesday as part of UFC Fight Night Atlantic City, N.J.

Nationals venue provides lift to sport's newcomer

By Paul Danzer July 14, 2014 11 p.m.

Aubry Jones is anxious to know how she will perform on the big stage.

Community notebook: Local Special Olympics athletes win national medals

By Paul Danzer July 14, 2014 11 p.m.

Three athletes from Clark County earned medals at the Special Olympics USA National Games, which took place June 14-21 in New Jersey.

Salmon Creek Nemesis wins national tournament

By Paul Danzer July 14, 2014 10:01 p.m.

A girls soccer team from FC Salmon Creek won a national tournament on Monday in Greensboro, N.C.

Youth ball: Babe Ruth state tournaments begin their run this week

By Paul Danzer July 14, 2014 11:01 p.m.

The Southern Washington Babe Ruth state tournaments run Wednesday through Sunday, with the tournament for teams of 13-year-olds at Louis Bloch Park in Camas.

Timbers primed for prime time

By Paul Danzer July 13, 2014 6 a.m.

One chance at a trophy gone, the Portland Timbers on Sunday will turn their focus to other prizes.

Timbers MatchDay: at Sounders

By Paul Danzer July 13, 2014 6 a.m.

Timbers at Sounders, 7 p.m. Sunday (ESPN2)

Ridgewell practices, but won't play for Timbers on Sunday

By Paul Danzer July 11, 2014 5:37 p.m.

Liam Ridgewell on Friday trained for the first time with the Portland Timbers, but the former Premier League defender will not play on Sunday when the Timbers take on the Sounders at CenturyLink Field in Seattle.

Spokane hands Vancouver Victory first home loss

By Paul Danzer July 10, 2014 10:37 p.m.

Mike Ramos scored two second-half goals on Thursday as the Spokane Shadow beat the Vancouver Victory FC 2-1 in front of 425 fans at McKenzie Stadium.

Kompon right man for Winterhawks

By Paul Danzer July 9, 2014 7:20 p.m.

The Portland Winterhawks introduced Jamie Kompon as the new head coach and general manager of the team on Wednesday, replacing Mike Johnston who was hired as coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Timbers face tough road

By Paul Danzer July 9, 2014 6 a.m.

As he did before his Portland Timbers went to Kansas City and won in the fourth round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, coach Caleb Porter this week said the road to a tournament championship is not level.

Timbers MatchDay: vs. Sounders (U.S. Open Cup)

By Paul Danzer July 9, 2014 6 a.m.

Timbers at Sounders, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday (no TV or radio)

Community notebook: Wrestler wins title at national tourney

By Paul Danzer July 8, 2014 4:02 p.m.

Jake Rogers of Battle Ground claimed a freestyle wrestling national championship to cap a busy season.

Local athletes win Junior Olympic track and field titles

By Paul Danzer July 8, 2014 4 p.m.

Track and field athletes representing teams from Southwest Washington claimed 13 titles during the USATF Region 13 Junior Olympics Championships.

Reports: Kompon to be named Winterhawks coach

By Paul Danzer July 8, 2014 3:24 p.m.

According to reports out of Canada, Jamie Kompon will be introduced on Wednesday as the new general manager and head coach of the Portland Winterhawks.

Triathlete reaches new heights at Pacific Crest

By Paul Danzer July 8, 2014 6 a.m.

After swimming more than a mile and biking 58 miles, Lisa Wourms still had plenty of energy. So the half marathon didn't require extraordinary effort.

Timbers short-handed against Galaxy

By Paul Danzer July 3, 2014 11:40 p.m.

BEAVERTON, Ore. — A defense that has been constantly inconsistent is the reason the Portland Timbers have a hill to climb midway through the Major League Soccer season.

Paralympic star, former Marine looks to boost sled hockey locally

By Paul Danzer July 3, 2014 11:11 p.m.

The exhaustion. That is what Josh Sweeney remembers most about the gold medal ceremony after the United States beat Russia in the sled hockey gold medal game at the Paralympic Winter Games.

Matchday: Portland Timbers vs. L.A. Galaxy

By Paul Danzer July 3, 2014 10:45 p.m.

Portland and Los Angeles are tied with 20 points, which isn't good for the Timbers because they have played four more games than have the Galaxy.

As Tobin Heath arrives, Thorns look for consistency

By Paul Danzer July 3, 2014 10:43 p.m.

PORTLAND — With 10 games left in the National Women's Soccer League season, the Portland Thorns 6-6-2 record reflects the kind of up and down year it has been for the defending champions.

NWAACC rebrands itself NWAC

By Paul Danzer July 3, 2014 2:11 p.m.

When he interviewed to become its executive director, Marco Azurdia was full of ideas for improving the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges.