NWSB Writer Blair Thomas previews what is sure to be a very interesting matchup between the Minnesota Timberwolves and Portland Trail Blazers in 2013. Both teams look to compete for playoff spots in the Western Conference heading into the upcoming season. Here is a breakdown of how the teams match-up head-to-head in 2012-13. Key players are those such as Damian Lillard and Meyers Leonard.
NWSB Insider and Portland Trail Blazers blogger Bryant Knox weighs in on the Nicolas Batum punch heard around the world today. The Olympics have seemingly brought out a different side of the 23-year-old competitor. At the end of France’s matchup against Spain in the men’s quarterfinals, he swung and connected on a low-blow to the groin of Juan Carlos Navarro. OUCH.
NWSB Insider Bryant Knox poses a good question/option for Team USA. Could Team USA use a healthy LaMarcus Aldridge? Not since Clyde Drexler has the Portland TrailBlazers fielded an Olympian. With Dwight Howard, Chris Bosh and Blake Griffin out because of injuries, Tyson Chandler, Kevin Love and Anthony Davis are the lone big men on this year’s team.
Women`s soccer has exploded over the past few years with the addition of extra teams in amateur leagues across the continent to accommodate more interested players. Canada`s lofty world ranking has maintained interest in the sport and with the large numbers of female fans in attendance this week at the CONCACAF Olympics qualifier, it is time for the Vancouver Whitecaps to promote their women’s team.