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Day 2 of NBA free agency: LaVine, Nurkic decide to stay put

July 1, 2022, 3:50pm Blazers

Zach LaVine is staying in Chicago. Same goes for Jusuf Nurkic in Portland. Read story

Ridgefield Raptors can’t complete sweep of Portland Pickles in 4-3 loss

June 30, 2022, 11:27pm Clark County Sports

RIDGEFIELD – The Ridgefield Raptors have built a reputation as a late-inning team capable of summoning a rally when needed. Yet when leaving games up to those final moments becomes… Read story

 

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Fort Vancouver's Ernesto Coria Zavala (1) works against Ridgefield's Ashton Wagner during the Trappers' 2-0 win over Ridgefield in 2A boys soccer district playoff on Saturday, May 14, 2022. (Tim Martinez/The Columbian)

Martinez: Just about all of SW Washington was in the state mix this school year

As we head into the final weekend, it’s safe to say the 2021-22 high school sports school year was a pretty special year in Southwest…

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Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic agreed to a $70 million contract to stay with Portland on Friday, July 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer, File)

Day 2 of NBA free agency: LaVine, Nurkic decide to stay put

Zach LaVine is staying in Chicago. Same goes for Jusuf Nurkic in Portland.

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WNBA star and two-time Olympic gold medalist Brittney Griner is escorted to a courtroom for a hearing, in Khimki just outside Moscow, Russia, Friday, July 1, 2022. U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner is set to go on trial in a Moscow-area court Friday. The proceedings that are scheduled to begin Friday come about 4 1/2 months after she was arrested on cannabis possession charges at an airport while traveling to play for a Russian team.

WNBA’s Brittney Griner goes on trial in Russian court

WNBA star and two-time Olympic gold medalist Brittney Griner is escorted to a courtroom for a hearing, in Khimki just outside Moscow, Russia, Friday, July 1, 2022. U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner is set to go on trial in a Moscow-area court Friday. The proceedings that are scheduled to begin Friday come about 4 1/2 months after she was arrested on cannabis possession charges at an airport while traveling to play for a Russian team.

July 1, 2022, 12:50pm Nation & World

A court in Moscow began the trial of U.S. women’s basketball player Brittney Griner on drug smuggling charges Friday, the latest in a series of cases involving Americans held by Russian authorities amid deteriorating relations. Read story

UCLA and USC are planning to leave the Pac-12 for the Big Ten Conference in a seismic change that could lead to another major realignment of college sports. A person who spoke to The Associated Press on Thursday, June 30, 2022, on condition of anonymity because the schools' talks with the Big Ten have not been made public said the schools have taken steps to request an invitation to join the conference. (AP Photo/Mark J.

AP source: USC, UCLA in process of joining Big Ten

UCLA and USC are planning to leave the Pac-12 for the Big Ten Conference in a seismic change that could lead to another major realignment of college sports. A person who spoke to The Associated Press on Thursday, June 30, 2022, on condition of anonymity because the schools' talks with the Big Ten have not been made public said the schools have taken steps to request an invitation to join the conference. (AP Photo/Mark J.

June 30, 2022, 2:37pm College

UCLA and Southern California are planning to leave the Pac-12 for the Big Ten Conference in a surprising move that could lead to another major realignment of college sports. Read story

Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant has requested a trade, according to a person with direct knowledge of the seismic decision that undoubtedly will have teams scrambling to put together enormous offers for the perennial All-Star.

AP source: Kevin Durant asks for trade from Brooklyn Nets

Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant has requested a trade, according to a person with direct knowledge of the seismic decision that undoubtedly will have teams scrambling to put together enormous offers for the perennial All-Star.

June 30, 2022, 2:30pm National Sports

Kevin Durant has requested a trade from the Brooklyn Nets, according to a person with direct knowledge of the decision that undoubtedly will have teams scrambling to put together offers for the perennial All-Star. Read story

FILE - In this undated photo released by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shows a dispersing wolf from the Oregon Pack OR-54, a descendent of the famous OR-7, the first wild wolf in California in nearly a century. The growth of Oregon's wolf population slowed significantly last year because 21 animals were killed by human poaching, were hit by cars or were killed by wildlife officials after eating livestock. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife says the 2021 census counted 175 wolves, up just two animals from the previous year. (U.S.

State wildlife commission debates wolf rule in charged meeting

FILE - In this undated photo released by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shows a dispersing wolf from the Oregon Pack OR-54, a descendent of the famous OR-7, the first wild wolf in California in nearly a century. The growth of Oregon's wolf population slowed significantly last year because 21 animals were killed by human poaching, were hit by cars or were killed by wildlife officials after eating livestock. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife says the 2021 census counted 175 wolves, up just two animals from the previous year. (U.S.

June 30, 2022, 8:38am Latest News

In a sometimes heated meeting Washington wildlife managers continued to debate last week whether or not to implement new wolf-livestock rules. Read story

North face of Mount Everest from Mt. Everest Base Camp, Tibet, China.
Raptors infielder Jake Tsukada throws the ball Tuesday, June 28, 2022, during a game between the Ridgefield Raptors and the Portland Pickles at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex.

Raptors come from behind, add late insurance runs in 7-3 win over Portland Pickles

Raptors infielder Jake Tsukada throws the ball Tuesday, June 28, 2022, during a game between the Ridgefield Raptors and the Portland Pickles at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex.

June 29, 2022, 11:41pm Clark County Sports

RIDGEFIELD – More often than not in recent games, the Ridgefield Raptors have had a penchant for coming through in the clutch. On Tuesday, it was Jacob Sharp scoring the game-winning, walk-off run on a wild pitch in the ninth to down the Portland Pickles. One day later, the Raptors… Read story

Portland Timbers midfielder Santiago Moreno (30), here against the San Jose Earthquakes, scored a pair of goals against the Houston Dynamo in the space of two minutes in the first half as Portland went on to win 2-1 Wednesday.

Moreno scores twice, Timbers hold off Dynamo 2-1

Portland Timbers midfielder Santiago Moreno (30), here against the San Jose Earthquakes, scored a pair of goals against the Houston Dynamo in the space of two minutes in the first half as Portland went on to win 2-1 Wednesday.

June 29, 2022, 9:49pm Soccer

Santiago Moreno scored a pair of goals in the space of two minutes in the first half and the Portland Timbers beat the Houston Dynamo 2-1 on Wednesday night. Read story

The Vancouver Mavericks' Zach Blair is greeted by Mitch Johnson after scoring in the Mavericks' 3-2 loss to the Portland Baseball Club in the opening game of the Curt Daniels Invitational on Wednesday, June 29, 2022 at Union High School (Tim Martinez/The Columbian)

Curt Daniels Invitational returns for 17th year

The Vancouver Mavericks' Zach Blair is greeted by Mitch Johnson after scoring in the Mavericks' 3-2 loss to the Portland Baseball Club in the opening game of the Curt Daniels Invitational on Wednesday, June 29, 2022 at Union High School (Tim Martinez/The Columbian)

June 29, 2022, 4:35pm Clark County Sports

The Curt Daniels Invitational returns for a 17th year, but it won’t be played this year at Curt Daniels Field. Summer improvement projects at Hudson’s Bay High School made Curt Daniels Field at Propstra Stadium unavailable for the annual Fourth-of-July weekend summer baseball event. “It’s unfortunate,” tournament director Ben McGrew… Read story