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UPDATED: Mon., July 3, 2017

Trail Blazers sign first-rounder and former Zag Zach Collins

The Portland Trail Blazers have signed first-round draft pick and former Gonzaga player Zach Collins.


UPDATED: Thu., June 22, 2017

Trail Blazers trade for Gonzaga’s Zach Collins at No. 10 in NBA Draft

The Portland Trail Blazers wanted Zach Collins and dealt a pair of first-round picks to Sacramento to acquire the former Gonzaga Bulldog during Thursday’s NBA Draft.


Portland’s Jusuf Nurkic out Game 2, Warriors’ Kevin Durant questionable

Golden State’s Kevin Durant missed practice because of a strained left calf and is questionable for Wednesday’s Game 2 against Portland, which will be without center Jusuf Nurkic. The Warriors, …


UPDATED: Sun., April 16, 2017

NBA capsules: Kevin Durant shines in Golden State Warriors playoff debut in Game 1 win over Portland Trail Blazers

Kevin Durant had 32 points and 10 rebounds in his Golden State playoff debut, Stephen Curry scored 29 points, and the Warriors withstood a sensational day by Portland duo CJ …


Portland Trail Blazers, the only Northwest NBA team, get little respect in Spokane

Rip City is more than the sound of a basketball ripping through the net when the Portland Trail Blazers are on the court.


NBA Capsules: Damian Lillard scores 59 as Blazers earn key win

Damian Lillard scored a franchise-record 59 points and matched his career high with nine 3-pointers to help the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Utah Jazz 101-86 on Saturday night.


NBA Capsule: Timberwolves halt Blazers’ win streak

Karl-Anthony Towns had 34 points and 12 rebounds and the Minnesota Timberwolves snapped Portland’s six-game winning streak with a 110-109 victory over the Trail Blazers on Monday night.


NBA Capsules: Damian Lillard scores 49 as Blazers beat Heat

Damian Lillard scored a season-high 49 points, 28 after halftime, and the Portland Trail Blazers continued their playoff push by beating the Miami Heat 115-104 on Sunday night.


NBA roundup: Blake Griffin, Chris Paul have double-doubles, Clippers hold off Blazers

Blake Griffin had 26 points and 12 rebounds, Chris Paul had 21 points and 14 assists, and the Los Angeles Clippers held off the visiting Portland Trail Blazers 121-120 Monday …


NBA notes: Blazers extend PG Damian Lillard

A person with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press that Damian Lillard has agreed to terms with the Portland Trail Blazers on a five-year extension worth more than …


Newsmakers: Portland Trail Blazers’ Aldridge has thumb surgery

Repaired Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge had surgery to repair a ligament in his left thumb. The team said in a statement that Aldridge is expected to be able to …


In brief: Stephen Curry leads Thompson-less Warriors to win

NBA: Stephen Curry bounced back from his worst shooting performance of the season to score 24 points, Leandro Barbosa added a season-high 19 off the bench and the Golden State …


Blazers grieve for Jerome Kersey; death linked to blood clot

Terry Porter knew Jerome Kersey was special. There was, of course, the talent on the court, but also something more lasting: the “joy and his smile, the way he embraced …


Trail Blazers recall Jerome Kersey

“It’s been some 45 years since we brought the Blazers here, and in those 45, and the next 45, the Blazers will never have a better human being than Jerome …


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Aaron Rodgers Threw for 316 yards and three touchdowns as Packers ousted Cowboys to reach NFC title game.


Three stars

Damian Lillard Had 16 of his 39 points in the fourth quarter, helping Portland rally past the Lakers 98-94.


In brief: Trail Blazers race out to 84 points in first half, rout Nuggets

NBA: Damian Lillard had 27 points and a season-high nine assists as the visiting Portland Trail Blazers used a big first half to rout the Denver Nuggets 130-113 on Wednesday …


Spurs can close out Blazers in San Antonio

Tony Parker has long been Nicolas Batum’s friend and mentor, both on the French national team and in their NBA careers. So it was understandable after Batum’s dominance in Game …


Blazers return home down 2-0 to Spurs

Down 2-0 in the Western Conference semifinals with San Antonio, the Trail Blazers don’t have much time to figure out the Spurs with the series moving to Portland tonight at …


G&T Grip on Sports: SEC sets agenda for rest of FBS

Friday: How big has football become in this country? So big it dominates the sports news in early May, when the NBA is having its playoffs, baseball is up and …


Pressure mounts in Rockets-Blazers series

Houston’s James Harden says the pressure has shifted to the Trail Blazers in their first-round playoff series. Portland’s LaMarcus Aldridge respectfully disagrees. Portland won the first two games in Houston …


In Brief: Pacioretty guides Montreal

NHL: Max Pacioretty scored his second goal of the game on a power play 3:28 into overtime to lead the Canadiens past the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-3 on Saturday night …


In brief: Trail Blazers hand Celtics their 8th straight loss

NBA: LaMarcus Aldridge had 21 points and 13 rebounds Saturday night as the host Portland Trail Blazers handed the Boston Celtics their eighth straight loss, 112-104. The Trail Blazers (28-9) …


Coach Stotts finds best situation in Portland

PORTLAND – It was the summer of 2007, and Terry Stotts had just been fired for the second time in four years. The George Karl disciple wasn’t sure where his …


Morrison to get chance with Blazers

Six years after “Draft the Stache,” Adam Morrison finally will be given the chance to play for the Portland Trail Blazers.


No panic yet, but Blazers concerned

PORTLAND – While there’s no reason to panic after two straight losses at home, the Portland Trail Blazers are certainly concerned that some larger issues have crept into the Rose …


Bad knees end Roy’s 5-year career with Blazers

PORTLAND – Portland Trail Blazers All-Star guard Brandon Roy told the team that he is retiring because of ongoing difficulty with his knees. Portland players were informed of Roy’s decision …


Blazers won’t buy Dallas’ underdog status

PORTLAND – Trail Blazers coach Nate McMillan is dismissing any debate over the “underdog” in the series between Portland and the Dallas Mavericks. Simply put, there isn’t one, McMillan asserted …


Portland keeps winning despite injuries

PORTLAND, Ore. – Trail Blazers coach Nate McMillan dreads hearing his phone ring first thing in the morning because it usually means bad news, like another injury. McMillan has had …


Roy has big night to lead Blazers past Raptors

Brandon Roy had 32 points and nine assists, LaMarcus Aldridge added 19 points and nine rebounds, and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Toronto Raptors 102-89 Saturday night in Portland. …