11:05 PM EDT, Wed August 27, 2014

Oregon Ducks opponent's take: South Dakota beat writer on the Coyotes chances

Mick Garry of the Argus Leader breaks down the Coyotes ahead of Saturday's season opener at Autzen Stadium.

Chai Baker's collapse: Oregon State Beavers guard released from hospital

Baker spent the past five days undergoing tests in one of Good Samaritan's standard care rooms. What exactly caused the heart-related medical incident he suffered during a men's basketball team workout last week will continue to be determined during Baker's recovery, said Steve Clark, vice president for university relations and marketing.
Rip City Project 51 mins ago

C.J. McCollum improvement key to bench effectiveness

The Portland Trail Blazers’ second unit has taken shape nicely this offseason. The additions of Steve Blake and Chris Kaman in free agency have given them a level of depth that has been alien to the franchise for several years. Each man to be called off the bench has a specific role: Blake is there […] C.J. McCollum improvement key to bench effectiveness - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Oregonian 1 hour ago

Timbers' vendor places dog-kicking CEO on probation, creates Sade Foundation named after the dog

The Timbers issued the statement as several of its fans have suggested a concessions boycott until Hague is replaced

Portland State Vikings won't be short on motivation against Oregon State

The Vikings' 44 Oregonians are eager to prove they're Pac-12-quality athletes Saturday.

Scott Frost: Wednesday's practice 'was more of a mental day' for players (video)

Frost said he spent some time preparing himself for the game, using the scrimmages which “shakes the rust off” his play-calling rhythm.

Oregon Ducks' championship odds come in at 15/2, per Bovada

The Ducks have the third-best odds in the country.
Oregonian 4 hours ago

Portland Timbers Diego Valeri previews game at Vancouver (video)

The Timbers can move into fifth place and a potential playoff spot by defeating the Whitecaps Saturday night.

Victor Bolden ready to apply 'veteran' receiver title for Oregon State Beavers on game day

No one is asking Bolden to completely duplicate Cooks' monster 2013 season, which included 128 catches for 1,730 yards and 15 touchdowns. But Bolden boasts the skills to fill a similar role on offense by getting behind the secondary on vertical routes, making defenders miss in the open field on short passes and stretching plays to the outside on the fly sweep. Is Bolden ready for the challenge? He needs to be.
Oregon Ducks season predictions: Over/under

Oregon Ducks season predictions: Over/under

Playing the numbers game for the 2014 Oregon Ducks season

Oregon State football: Sean Mannion, Beavers looking 'forward' to Portland State (video)

"We're not looking back," OSU quarterback Sean Mannion said. "We're only looking forward. Portland State's a tough opponent for us. We've really been studying hard, really practiced hard in camp and this week."

Oregon State Beavers season predictions continue with over/under

The 2014 Oregon State season kicks off Saturday, with the Beavers taking on Portland State at 1 p.m. at Reser Stadium. With the action just around the corner, this week The Oregonian will roll out several season predictions. Today, let's play a little over/under. Want to join in? Leave your picks in the comments below.
Oregonian 5 hours ago

Portland Timbers coach Caleb Porter talks about Saturday's game against Vancouver: Video

Portland Timbers coach Caleb Porter talks about the importance of Saturday's game against the Vancouver Whitecaps.

Oregon Ducks recruiting roundup: Top 20 junior wants to hear from Ducks; Taj Griffin tears his ACL

Taj Griffin, one of the top running backs in the country and an Oregon commit, tore his ACL in his season opener and is out for the season

Oregon Ducks live chat: Andrew Greif is here to talk the first game, uniforms and Ifo Ekpre-Olomu

Come chat with The Oregonian's beat writer today from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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