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Twitter reacts to Oregon State’s 8-1 Super Regionals victory

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Twitter reacts to Oregon State’s 8-1 Super Regionals victory

The bats were going early in Corvallis. Trevor Larnach and Adley Rutschman each went yard in the very first inning for the Beavers.  With back-to-back home runs in the first and OSU lefty Luke Heimlich pitching 8 2/3 strong innings in his final home start, No. 3 seed Oregon State easily cruised by No. 14 Minnesota, 8-1.

With a victory in the first game of the Corvallis Super Regional at Goss Stadium on Friday, people everywhere were reacting to the big win on Twitter.

After back-to-back homers to start the game, Beavers Athletics shared some great shots of a very happy Adley Rutschman. 

And once a Beaver, always a Beaver. Former OSU running back Yvenson Bernard showed some love to his alma mater’s baseball team.

As for senior Luke Heimlich (16-1), he allowed seven hits and no walks, though he did hit one batter.  Friday’s win tallied Heimlich’s ninth consecutive win.  He also earned his 16th of the season, which is an OSU record.  Heimlich also tied Ben Wetzler for Oregon State career victories with 36.

The Beavers are now just one victory away from their sixth super regional title and a return trip to the College World Series.  Junior right-hander Bryce Fehmel (10-1, 2.77) will get the start for the Beavs in the second game at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Minnesota will start Patrick Fredrickson (9-0, 1.76).

The Scoop: Draft Workout Edition

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The Scoop: Draft Workout Edition

Pre-draft workouts are in full swing with the first two already in the books. You can check out Jason Quick's latest stories on Aaron Holiday and Jacob Evans plus loads of videos at our NBA Draft page

In the meantime, check out the latest edition of The Scoop, presented by Toyota of Portland as we talk all things draft workouts!

Scoop Draft Workouts Editon

Hey Scoop Nation, Happy Friday! Let’s talk JR Smith, I mean NBA Finals Game 1, and today's Portland Trail Blazers Draft Workouts 👊 Hit me up with your questions and comments!!

Posted by NBC Sports Northwest on Friday, June 1, 2018

Timbers hot play and recent injuries, Jamie Goldberg has the latest

Timbers hot play and recent injuries, Jamie Goldberg has the latest

The Portland Timbers defense has been a major key in helping boost the Timbers to extend their winning streak to five games.  This current streak is now the club’s most consecutive victories since 2011 when the Timbers joined the MLS.

And, the Timbers have been coming up big in the clutch. Saturday’s victory over Los Angeles FC was the third consecutive game that Portland scored the game-winning-goal in the final 10 minutes of play.

On Tuesday, Timbers and Thorns reporter for The Oregonian Jamie Goldberg reported that Timbers defender Liam Ridgewell has suffered a right quad injury and will miss at least the next two games.

Ridgewell left Saturday's match against LAFC after injuring his quad just six minutes into the game.

Jamie also joined Serena Winters on The Bridge Tuesday night with much more on the Timbers recent hot play. Watch the video above on how things have turned around for the Timbers and find more of the Goldberg interview under the “Video” tab at the top of the page.

Portland Diamond Project launches new website with all your MLB to PDX info

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Portland Diamond Project

Portland Diamond Project launches new website with all your MLB to PDX info

There are people all over the state of Oregon and all over the country who have been keeping up on the potential of Major League Baseball to Portland. On Wednesday morning, the Portland Diamond Project introduced its new website to keep you updated on the project’s efforts, goals, and more.

Some of the main objectives for the goal of the ballpark is to build an iconic stadium that enhances the cityscape, while providing a catalyst for workforce housing around the ballpark.

[Read more on Portland Diamond Project’s goals]

A good majority of people who have been following the Portland Diamond Project know that former Trail Blazers TV play-by-play announcer Mike Barrett is a big part of the baseball advisors & executive team. But did you know Craig Cheek who is a retired Nike executive is the Found and President of the Portland Diamond Project?

[Learn more about the leadership team]

Portland’s baseball history dates back 150 years. The tab of the “History of baseball in Portland” on the Portland Diamond Project website has an incredible timeline illustration of the various baseball landmarks in Portland’s history starting with the first Portland baseball club in 1866.

[More on the formation of Portland’s first baseball club and the detailed history recap]

You can join the Portland Diamond Project’s 'MLB to Portland' movement at www.portlanddiamondproject.com.

Everything you need to know about this week's NBA Combine

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Everything you need to know about this week's NBA Combine

The 2018 NBA combine tips off on Wednesday and runs through Sunday at Quest Multisport complex in Chicago.  Of course, the combine is all about allowing NBA teams to get an early close look at potential draft picks while evaluating the players based on specific tests and getting a chance to sit down and interview players.

Combine participants are tested on their verticals, agility and strength while also scrimmaging against each other, 5-on-5, in front of the many NBA scouts in attendance.

This year, 69 players will participate in the combine.  

Of the top players in several mock drafts, Marvin Bagley III, Jaren Jackson Jr., and Jalen Brunson will all be headlining this year’s draft class in Chicago.

In recent NBA combines, there have been a handful of notable players who declined their invitation to Chicago. This year you will not see Arizona's DeAndre Ayton, who several mock drafts have slotted as the number one overall pick, along with international prospect Luka Doncic, and Texas A&M's Robert Williams, as all three top prospects have decided not to participate in the Combine.

You can watch the 2018 NBA Combine on ESPN 2 on Thursday, from noon-4 p.m. and Friday, noon-4 p.m.

If you’re at work or not able to get to a TV on Thursday or Friday make sure to keep it locked @NBCSNorthwest on Twitter and right here on our website with videos and articles with the biggest storylines surrounding the Blazers and this year’s Combine participants.  Our Blazers Insider Jason Quick is on the ground in Chicago and will keep you up to date.   

Various mock drafts all over the interwebs have the Trail Blazers selecting one of the following and we will be focusing on these five players during our Combine coverage:

Jerome Robinson out of Boston College
De'Anthony Melton out of USC
Chandler Hutchinson out of Boise State
Aaron Holiday out of UCLA
Bruce Brown Jr. out of Miami

[More on mock draft picks for the Trail Blazers]

We will also keep an eye on local product, Troy Brown Jr. out of Oregon. Plus, don’t forget to catch The Bridge Thursday night on NBCS Northwest at 6pm with a live update from Chicago with Jason Quick.

Timbers vs. Sounders rivalry: Happy 100th meeting

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Timbers vs. Sounders rivalry: Happy 100th meeting

It is Week 11 in the 2018 MLS regular season and for Portland Timbers fans it means it is time to celebrate a milestone as Portland hosts the Seattle Sounders this weekend.

Sunday marks the 100th meeting between the Timbers and the Sounders.  Soccer fans around the country realize that this MLS rivalry between these two clubs is one of, if not the biggest, in MLS history.

The Sounders hold the series lead with an all-time record of 50-35-14 that dates back to their very first meeting in May of 1975. In Major League Soccer play, Seattle has won nine matches, while Portland has won five, and there have been a total of six draws. But of course, Timbers' fans can brag about Portland having won both meetings in the MLS Cup Playoffs.

In the last meeting between these two at Providence Park in June of 2017 it was a 2-2 draw.

This will be Timbers' head coach Giovanni Savarese first game against the Sounders as head coach in Portland. 

And of course, you can always expect some of the very best TIFOs when these two get together at Providence Park! Just look at this one from July of 2016.

MLS.com’s Timbers Injury Report: OUT: D - Roy Miller (left Achilles tendon), F - Jeremy Ebobisse (right thigh); QUESTIONABLE: M - David Guzman (right knee), D - Vytas (right thigh), D - Bill Tuiloma (right knee).

MLS.com’s Sounders Injury Report: OUT: F - Jordan Morris (torn ACL), M - Harry Shipp (right ankle sprain); QUESTIONABLE: D - Roman Torres (right hamstring strain), D - Waylon Francis (right hamstring strain), M - Victor Rodriguez (right knee sprain), M - Nicolas Lodeiro (foot)

And, to make sure Timbers' fans are extremely pumped for this 100th meeting, the Timbers Facebook takes you through history of Portland vs. Seattle, well kind of, you’ll see…

“There’s no re-writing history.”

Decades of conflict: The Rivalry hits 100. #PDXSEA100 #RCTID

The Rivalry hits 100

“There’s no re-writing history.” Decades of conflict: The Rivalry hits 100. #PDXSEA100 #RCTID

Posted by Portland Timbers on Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Offseason Scoop in the sunshine: Talking Blazers, playoffs, and free agents

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Offseason Scoop in the sunshine: Talking Blazers, playoffs, and free agents

We've got the first offseason edition of The Scoop coming at you with Jamie Hudson and Chris Burkhardt!

Friday's topics include:

Will the Blazers retian Jusuf Nurkic?

What about Shabazz Napier and Ed Davis?

How do you think the NBA playoffs are going?

Who are you looking at in free agency?

We will have a live Scoop stream once a week at facebook.com/NBCSNorthwest.

CHECK OUT ENTIRE SHOW RIGHT HERE:

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ET wants a Tonya Harding Portland jersey…. You got it

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ET wants a Tonya Harding Portland jersey…. You got it

Serena Winters and Bri Amaranthus always have fun on The Bridge, but on Tuesday night when Bri showed off her dance moves and there was, of course, a big discussion on the first episode of the all-athlete Dancing with the Stars things got crazy and extra fun.

Fans on twitter were breaking down Bri’s dance moves and adding comments on what they thought of Tonya Harding and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s Dancing with the Stars performances.

But, there was one response in particular that got twitter buzzing and got us thinking…

Well, ET… You know, we’ve got you covered.  Check out the picture above and more below.

And oh yeah, we've got options for you. Those ice skates though... 

Now, we’ve got some questions for you, Rip City….

Which uni is your fav?

Should we send these mockups to Blazers President and CEO Chris McGowan?  

Watch: The Scoop Postgame tries to make sense of the 1st round sweep

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Watch: The Scoop Postgame tries to make sense of the 1st round sweep

Join me and the rest of Scoop Nation try to make sense of what just happened in the playoffs on the final Scoop Postgame show of the season...

Scoop Postgame Show

That’ll do it from Smoothie King Center… The Portland Trail Blazers drop Game 4, 131-123. The New Orleans Pelicans are moving on… Let’s hear from YOU, #RipCity right now on The Scoop.

Posted by NBC Sports Northwest on Saturday, April 21, 2018

Watch: The Scoop Postgame tries to make sense of the Game 3 loss

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Watch: The Scoop Postgame tries to make sense of the Game 3 loss

It wasn't the game anyone was expecting but the Blazers are now in an 0-3 hole with their season on the line Saturday night. 

Scoop Postgame Show

Soooo….. How are you coping with this loss? #TheScoop #RipCity

Posted by NBC Sports Northwest on Thursday, April 19, 2018