Attention falls on Marcus Mariota at Oregon’s pro day

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota highlighted Oregon’s pro day Thursday, looking to show he has the skillset to succeed in the NFL. Five NFL general managers, as well as Tennessee coach Ken Whisenhunt, watched the workout at the Ducks’ indoor practice facility. It was not open to the public. Mariota, along[…]

Trail Blazers hold off Rockets, 105-100

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — LaMarcus Aldridge had 26 points and 14 rebounds, and the Portland Trail Blazers held off the Houston Rockets 105-100 on Wednesday night. The Trail Blazers limited James Harden to 18 points and tied the Rockets for third place in the Western Conference. Harden was averaging just over 27 points to rank[…]

Eagles swapping quarterback Nick Foles for Sam Bradford

Nick Foles wasn’t Chip Kelly’s franchise quarterback after all. The Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to send Foles to the St. Louis Rams for Sam Bradford in a stunning quarterback swap. The Eagles will also get a fifth round pick this season, while sending the Rams a fourth round pick this year and a second round[…]

Real Salt Lake’s Rimando fends off Timbers for 0-0 draw

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Nick Rimando made five saves to fend off the surprisingly tenacious Timbers for a 0-0 draw in the season-opening match between Real Salt Lake and Portland on Saturday night. Real Salt Lake has not lost in its past six season openers, all of them on the road. The match marked the[…]