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He Was an NBA First-Round Pick in 2017, Is Now Dead at 25

Caleb Swanigan was chosen by the Portland Trail Blazers in the first round that year

(Newser) - Former NBA player Caleb Swanigan died Monday night at a Fort Wayne, Indiana, hospital at age 25. Swanigan, Indiana's Mr. Basketball in 2015, was a standout player for the Purdue Boilermakers when he became a first-round draft pick of the Portland Trail Blazers in 2017, ESPN reports. During his...

Former NBA All-Star With Unbroken Streak Dead at 53

Cliff Robinson was the NBA's Sixth Man of the Year in 1993

(Newser) - Cliff Robinson guided UConn out from the bottom and almost helped take the Portland Trail Blazers to the top. He was one of the NBA's best sixth men, a versatile player who became a predecessor of the modern center. Not bad for a guy who was warned he might...

19 Sick in This State's Measles Outbreak

Public health emergency declared in Clark County, Wash.

(Newser) - A public health emergency was declared Friday in Washington state's Clark County, and it's due to a measles outbreak. Per CNN , a Clark County Public Health release notes that, since Jan. 1, the department has IDed 19 confirmed cases of the highly contagious disease, as well as seven...

NBA Star Convinces Team to Give Playoff Bonuses to Staff

'They spend as much time away from their families as we do'

(Newser) - An NBA star is getting kudos today for convincing his teammates to give their playoff bonuses to the trainers, massage therapists, and others who make their lives easier during the season. NBC Sports reports NBA players don't collect a regular salary during the playoffs, instead receiving bonuses that get...

Bros to Basketball Fans: 'Consent Is a Slam-Dunk!'

Brocial Justice's feminist flyers draw attention outside Blazers games

(Newser) - "Our society is often more legit for dudes, let's use that privilege to give others the alley-oop!" So reads a flyer being handed out at Portland Trail Blazers games by a group of dudes going by the name Brocial Justice. The Oregonian reports the group started passing...

Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen Battling Cancer

Billionaire, 56, given diagnosis of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

(Newser) - Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has been given a diagnosis of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, a type of cancer that affects the immune and lymphatic systems. Allen, the 56-year-old billionaire entrepreneur who owns the NFL's Seattle Seahawks and the NBA's Portland Trail Blazers, overcame Hodgkin's disease in the 1980s—a victory his sister...

Worst Logos in Sports
 Worst Logos in Sports 

Worst Logos in Sports

(Newser) - A sports logo is a team's badge of pride—or a complete joke.  AskMen.com rounds up the worst:
  • Carolina Hurricanes: Don’t forget to flush!
  • Tampa Bay Rays: Stingrays and Manta rays would have been cool, but the team found it more appropriate to represent light shining on

Ex-NBA Star Grant Battles Parkinson's

Retired forward hopes to help other early-onset sufferers

(Newser) - Retired NBA forward Brian Grant has gone public with his diagnosis of Parkinson's disease, ESPN reports. The former player, whose career included stints with the Los Angeles Lakers, Portland Trail Blazers, and Miami Heat, said tests in January confirmed he had the disease. He decided to come forward now to...

Injured Oden Out Up to 4 Weeks
 Injured Oden Out Up to 4 Weeks 

Injured Oden Out Up to 4 Weeks

New injury fells Trail Blazers center minutes into his delayed NBA debut

(Newser) - Greg Oden's NBA debut last night lasted just 13 minutes, the Oregonian reports. The Trail Blazers center and top 2007 draft pick—who sat out all last season with a knee injury—injured his foot in the first quarter of the team's 96-76 loss to the Lakers. Oden, still without...

Suns Defeat Blazers 100-91, Earn No. 6 Seed

Nash, Amare, Shaq & Co. will face Duncan and the Spurs

(Newser) - Little-used Sean Marks had 16 points and 13 rebounds, and Phoenix beat the Portland Trail Blazers 100-91 on Wednesday night in a game that ended up having no bearing on the Suns' playoff seeding. San Antonio's rout of Utah earlier in the night locked Phoenix (55-27) into the sixth seed...

Jones Bombs Six Threes in Portland Victory

Trailblazers trounce Grizzlies 113-91

(Newser) - James Jones hit six 3-pointers and had 20 points to lead the Portland Trail Blazers to a 113-91 victory Tuesday over the Memphis Grizzlies and a shot at a winning record. Brandon Roy had 16 points and 11 assists for Portland (41-40), back over .500 with one game left...

Roy Leads Blazers Over Mavericks
Roy Leads Blazers Over Mavericks

Roy Leads Blazers Over Mavericks

Portland holds off strong second-half charge by Dallas

(Newser) - Brandon Roy scored 23 points and the Portland Trail Blazers held off a late challenge to beat the Dallas Mavericks 108-105 last night. The Blazers led by as many as 16 points in the first half, but Dallas came back. Eddie Jones hit a layup for the Mavs to make...

Blazers Snap Lakers' 4-Game Win Streak

Portland builds 18-point second half lead, holds off comeback

(Newser) - Brandon Roy scored 23 points and matched his career high with 12 assists, and the Portland Trail Blazers held off the Los Angeles Lakers 112-103 on Tuesday night. LaMarcus Aldridge had 22 points and 11 rebounds for Portland, which snapped a five-game losing streak. Channing Frye had a season-high 22...

Duncan Leads Spurs Over Blazers

San Antonio makes it 12 straight against Portland

(Newser) - Tim Duncan had 27 points and 11 rebounds and San Antonio beat Portland 72-65 on Sunday, extending the Spurs' winning streak over the Trail Blazers to 12 straight games. Manu Ginobili's dunk with 1:31 left all but sealed it for the Spurs, who handed the Blazers their fifth consecutive...

McGrady Leads Houston Over Portland

Rockets' guard scores 35 points to help snap skid

(Newser) - Tracy McGrady scored 26 of his 35 points in the second half, and the Houston Rockets defeated the Portland Trail Blazers 95-88 last night, the AP reports. The victory snapped a two-game losing streak for Houston. The Rockets, once atop the Western Conference with a 22-game winning streak, are currently...

Warriors Torch Roy-less Blazers
Warriors Torch
Roy-less Blazers

Warriors Torch Roy-less Blazers

Warriors maintain playoff positioning as race tightens

(Newser) - The Warriors didn't get a single foul call playing at home in the first half, then went to the line 20 times in an aggressive, decisive third quarter, en route to beating the Trail Blazers 111-95. Portland was without star guard Brandon Roy, whose balky groin may not allow him...

WRAP/Duncan Has 21 in Spurs Win
WRAP/Duncan Has 21 in
Spurs Win

WRAP/Duncan Has 21 in Spurs Win

Blazers edge Clippers, Lakers shoot 61% in thrashing of Sonics

(Newser) - Perhaps still bristling from their recent four-game losing streak, the Spurs lashed out at the Kings in a 102-89 victory that saw the defending champions get back on track. Tim Duncan amassed 21 points and 10 rebounds, but it was a balanced team effort that overcame Ron Artest's 23 points...

Celtics Defense Stops Rockets' Streak at 22

Kings blast past Warriors, Suns get 5th straight over Blazers

(Newser) - The Rockets had followed 22 straight games with victorious press conferences, and nothing short of the NBA's best team could change that tune. With a decisive 94-74 win, the Boston Celtics ended Houston's win streak and held them to their lowest score this season. "I've never seen defense like...

Trail Blazers Complete Sweep of Timberwolves

Davis scores 19 in second half to lift Warriors past Grizzlies

(Newser) - The Portland Trail Blazers hung on to their dwindling playoff hopes with a 107-96 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves last night, reports the Associated Press. LaMarcus Aldridge scored 26 points and Brandon Roy added 25 points and eight assists for Portland. The Blazers are 10th in the West, 7 games...

Suns Shake Off Foul Trouble, Warriors 123-115

Butler returns to deny King James; Artest shines against Blazers

(Newser) - After Shaquille O'Neal fouled out of the game midway through the third—with the fourth technical foul called on Phoenix—the Suns regrouped before a furious home crowd to top the Warriors 123-115, reports the Arizona Republic. Golden State's league-leading offense outshot Phoenix 105-82 due to turnovers and offensive boards,...

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