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3 hrs ago | Blazers Edge

Why the NBA's New TV Deal with ESPN and TNT Won't Affect the Trail Blazers

Two billion dollars is a lot of money for a new NBA television deal. How much will the Trail Blazers get to spend and how will that affect their ability to improve the team? There have been whisperings about the league's impending new TV contract for many months now.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Chris Kaman, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA Players

11 hrs ago | Pippen Ain't Easy

Chicago Bulls Trade Talk: Worst Five Trades-#2

May 14, 2014; San Antonio, TX, USA; Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge shoots the ball over San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan in game five of the second round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at AT&T Center. The Spurs won 104-82.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Chicago Bulls, Carlos Boozer, NBA Players, Doug McDermott, Scottie Pippen

20 hrs ago | Rip City Project

Nicolas Batum's scoring outbursts indicate star potential

Mar 1, 2014; Portland, OR, USA; Portland Trail Blazers shooting guard Wesley Matthews and small forward Nicolas Batum talk between plays against the Denver Nuggets in the second half at Moda Center. Mandatory Credit: Jaime Valdez-USA TODAY Sports After struggling to find his shooting stroke and offensive game in the first seven games of the FIBA World Cup.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Nicolas Batum, NBA Players, LaMarcus Aldridge, Damian Lillard, Wesley Matthews

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Examiner.com

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen goes to war over Nazi tank

Microsoft co-founder and owner of the Seattle Seahawks, Portland Trail Blazers, etc., Paul Allen has entered into a war over a 1944 Panzer IV tank he says was bought at auction for $2.5 million for his Flying Heritage Collection by Vulcan Warbirds this past July, but was never to his museum in Everett,WA. The problem is that the Collings Foundation of Stow, MA, which originally received it as a part of a donation from the estate of Jacques M. Littlefield around that time denies that it ever sold the tank in the first place.

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Blazers Edge

Nicolas Batum Scores 27, France Beats Lithuania For FIBA Bronze Medal

Nicolas Batum scored 27 points with 3 rebounds and 3 steals, and the San Antonio Spurs ' Boris Diaw added 15 points and 4 assists, and Team France beat Lithuania for their first FIBA Bronze Medal. The teams were locked in a close game all night, with Lithuania leading by 7 after three quarters.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, San Antonio Spurs, NBA Players, Boris Diaw

BleacherReport

Lithuania vs. France: 2014 FIBA 3rd Place Game Live Stream and Preview

For Lithuania and France, the journey is far from over at the 2014 FIBA World Cup after losses in the semifinals. Saturday, the two sides will meet in the 3rd Place Game for one final fleeting shot at glory on the international stage before the United States takes on Serbia in the final.

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Related Topix: Sports, Toronto Raptors, NBA Basketball, Jonas Valanciunas, NBA Players, San Antonio Spurs, Utah Jazz, Orlando Magic

Rip City Project

Thomas Robinson injury update: Full contact clearance imminent

Apr 11, 2014; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Portland Trail Blazers forward Thomas Robinson warms up prior to the game against the Utah Jazz at EnergySolutions Arena. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports In a brief interview with Trail Blazers Beat Writer Casey Holdahl, Thomas Robinson revealed that his surgically repaired thumb is healing well and that he will be ready for training camp at the end of the month.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, NBA Players, Thomas Robinson

Sun-Star

NBA inspires kids

MESMERIZED. Robin Lopez of the Portland Trail Blazers talks to the school kids of Compostela, whom they visited yesterday as part of the NBA Cares outreach program.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, NBA Players, Robin Lopez, Wesley Matthews

Fri Sep 12, 2014

BleacherReport

Will Steph Curry or Klay Thompson Benefit More from Team USA Experience?

The experience of playing next to other elite talents and working with world-class coaches can only really be viewed as beneficial as these players prepare for the NBA season. Thompson are certainly no exception.

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Related Topix: Sports, Golden State Warriors, NBA Basketball, Klay Thompson, NBA Players, Stephen Curry

The Washington Post

Serbia holds off France, will play US for gold

Milos Teodosic scored 24 points and Serbia reached the championship game of the Basketball World Cup by beating France 90-85 on Friday night. Teodosic helped Serbia lead by as much as 18, but Nicolas Batum of the Portland Trail Blazers nearly brought the French all the way back, finishing with 35 points.

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Related Topix: Sports, Nicolas Batum, Summer Olympic, Boris Diaw, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Olympic Basketball, NBA Basketball, NBA Players

KATU-TV Portland

Trail Blazers owner Paul Allen joins Ebola fight

Portland Trail Blazers owner Paul Allen has announced he is expanding his efforts to help fight the Ebola outbreak in Africa with a $9 million donation to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Allen's donation Thursday to the CDC Foundation will be used to build and equip emergency operations centers and train staff in the three most affected countries.

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Business Journal

Tanks for nothing: Blazers owner Paul Allen sues over $2.5M Panzer tank

Paul Allen owns a lot of things: the Seattle Seahawks , the Portland Trail Blazers, and a big chunk of Seattle's South Lake Union neighborhood. But he really wants a tank.

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MSNBC

Robin Lopez wants to replace Andray Blatche as Philippines' naturalized player

Though the Philippines went just 1-4 in the World Cup, the team was competitive in every game - thanks to Blatche. He starred, averaging 21.1 points and 13.8 rebounds per game.

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Blazers Edge

What Is the Portland Trail Blazers Identity?

Do the Portland Trail Blazers have a team identity the way the Showtime Lakers or Bad Boy Pistons did? If so, what is it? So it's early September, and, outside of FIBA, there ain't a lot of basketball going on. To fill the time, I started watching the 30 For 30 on the "Bad Boys" Pistons squad, and Joe Dumars made an interesting comment.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, LaMarcus Aldridge, Damian Lillard, NBA Players, Joe Dumars, Horace Grant

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Rip City Project

Trail Blazers offseason twitter fun: Hashtags & Memes

Apr 30, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge smiles before game five of the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs against the Houston Rockets at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports The NBA offseason is unfortunately still upon us.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, LaMarcus Aldridge, NBA Players, Houston Rockets

Valley of the Suns

Should the Suns sign Zoran Dragic?

Apr 4, 2014; Portland, OR, USA; Phoenix Suns guard Goran Dragic drives past Portland Trail Blazers center Robin Lopez during the first quarter of the game at Moda Center. Mandatory Credit: Steve Dykes-USA TODAY Sports The Phoenix Suns are reportedly interested in signing Goran Dragic's younger brother Zoran after his strong showing in the FIBA World Cup.

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Related Topix: Sports, Phoenix Suns, NBA Basketball, Goran Dragic, NBA Players, Robin Lopez

ESPN

France halts Spain's title dreams

The exodus began with exactly one minute and five seconds left, as the scheduled fiesta turned unexpectedly into a funeral. Spain slipped quietly out of the FIBA Basketball World Cup set in their own country to a chorus of jeers directed, without subtlety, at their head coach, Juan Orenga.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Utah Jazz, Rudy Gobert, NBA Players, Minnesota Timberwolves, Ricky Rubio, Nicolas Batum

International Business Times

2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup Semis Live Streaming Info: Lithuania...

Just two more wins and Team USA will be hanging the gold on their necks; the current team standing in their way - tall and mighty Lithuania. With the surprising upset of France of host Spain, the path the 2014 World Cup of Basketball became wider for the Americans.

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Related Topix: Sports, Damian Lillard, NBA Basketball, NBA Players, James Harden, Houston Rockets, Indiana Pacers, Paul George, Jonas Valanciunas, Toronto Raptors

Rip City Project

Nicolas Batum, France knock Spain out of FIBA World Cup

Apr 13, 2014; Portland, OR, USA; Portland Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum smiles after making a basket during overtime at the Moda Center. Mandatory Credit: Craig Mitchelldyer-USA TODAY Sports I didn't think it was necessarily possible that France would beat Spain in the quarterfinals of the FIBA World Cup.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Nicolas Batum, NBA Players, Rudy Gobert, Utah Jazz

Blazers Edge

6 Reasons the Portland Trail Blazers Might Do Worse in 2015

The Portland Trail Blazers were red hot last year. Here are 6 factors that might keep them from repeating their performance in the season to come.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, LaMarcus Aldridge, Damian Lillard, NBA Players, Wesley Matthews, Nicolas Batum, Robin Lopez

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