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Last of the Redskins

What can sports mascots teach us about Native American relations today?
The Scarborough School Board changed from “Redskins” to the “Red Storm” eight years ago, at a time when high school and college teams around the country were trending away from using Native American mascots.
By: RICK WORMWOOD  |  December 02, 2008

Sweet science Saturdays

Balls, Pucks + Monster Trucks
The trick to finding the Portland Boxing Club for the first time is not giving up right at the end, when you’re getting close.
By: RICK WORMWOOD  |  November 05, 2008

A mighty bad man

Balls, pucks, and monster trucks
October 3, 1995, brought my worst experience at the University of Memphis.  
By: RICK WORMWOOD  |  October 09, 2008

Spygate hits home

Balls and pucks
The best meal of my year is the breakfast a chef friend has been cooking in his home on the first Sunday morning of NFL football for the past 14 seasons.
By: RICK WORMWOOD  |  September 10, 2008

Are you going to Scarborough Downs?

Balls, pucks and monster trucks
They have cheap drinks, food, free admission, ample parking, and earthy farm smells — and it’s really close to Portland. You can gamble and smoke butts.
By: RICK WORMWOOD  |  August 12, 2008

Never bet on baseball

Balls, pucks, and monster trucks.
One of my favorite stories about my dad is a sports story.
By: RICK WORMWOOD  |  July 16, 2008

Bought and paid for

Balls and pucks
Boston haters will say that the Celtics purchased their 17th championship.
By: RICK WORMWOOD  |  June 18, 2008


Death at the Derby

Animal-rights groups are targeting horse racing
Is horse-racing's white-gloved, mint-julep-drinking image morphing into something more widely considered animal abuse?
By: RICK WORMWOOD  |  May 21, 2008


Balls, pucks, and monster trucks
What got spilled on the floor of the Frank Fixaris Memorial Press Box to make it stickier than glue-based rodent traps?
By: RICK WORMWOOD  |  April 23, 2008

The void recedes

Balls and pucks
So I say, to hell with the opener. Catching up with the Sox when they finally get to Oakland is fine.
By: RICK WORMWOOD  |  March 26, 2008

Ode to the Lonely Alumnus

Balls and pucks
Last Saturday my alma mater dropped a squeaker for the ages.
By: RICK WORMWOOD  |  February 27, 2008

Do it for Roy

Balls and pucks
My lady friend is obsessed with the New York Giants, and it’s making things tough.
By: RICK WORMWOOD  |  January 30, 2008

2008: Year of the Hammer

Balls and pucks
Everyone knows that boxing is a tough, cruel game, but that’s not the entire definition.
By: RICK WORMWOOD  |  January 02, 2008


Who killed Edward Okeny?

Portland police ignore a stone-cold mystery
When members of Portland’s Sudanese community gathered at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on November 16 to lay to rest 26-year-old Edward Okeny, the church was filled with more than just their collective grief.
By: RICK WORMWOOD  |  December 05, 2007

Evel dead

Balls and pucks
Evel Knievel certainly wasn’t the first person to become a superstar by risking life and limb to entertain the masses.
By: RICK WORMWOOD  |  December 05, 2007

Don’t talk to strangers

Balls and pucks
Why is jawing with total strangers acceptable at sporting events, which are full of alcohol and kids?
By: RICK WORMWOOD  |  October 31, 2007


Balls, pucks, and monster trucks
D-Money and Adam Ricker met with the Television Championship Belt on the line, even though this didn’t happen on television but in a Libbyville backyard.
By: RICK WORMWOOD  |  September 19, 2007
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