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Portland sports Portland Timbers at Toronto FC Saturday, May 23, 2 p.m. Portland Thunder at Orlando Predators Saturday, May 23, 4 p.m. Portland Thorns vs Houston Dash Saturday, May 23, 7 p.m. Portland…
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QRC and Campus Rec team up to celebrate Pride

Portland State is halfway through the month of May, designated as its own Pride month. “Pride is celebrated in conjunction with the anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising which occurred on June…
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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady currently faces a four-game suspension, after recent claims that he was likely aware his team played with under-inflated balls during their January AFC Championship victory over the Indianapolis Colts. Courtesy of Andrew Campbell through Creative Commons

Crime and punishment in light of Deflategate

Everybody can’t stop talking about balls. Everybody has balls on the brain. This ball is too heavy. This ball is too light. This ball is just right. Balls. Balls. Balls. That’s…
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Big Sky Champion Jazmin Ratcliff after her 2014 victory in the 100 meter hurtle. Ratcliff cemented her championship this year with her third win straight. Christopher Sohler/Vanguard Archives

The number is three for track and field

Last weekend, the number was three for the Portland State women’s track and field squad. Competing in the Big Sky Conference championships, the women took third place. It was their third…
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May 12-May 18

Men’s/Women’s Track and Field Big Sky Outdoor Championship Roos Field, Cheney, WA Wed., Thurs., Fri., Sat., May 13–16, all day Portland Twilight Hosted by University of Portland Sun., May 17, all day

Megan Govi at the PSU tennis courts in March, 2012. Drew Martig/Vanguard Archives

Game, set and match with Megan Govi

Megan Govi’s journey to become Portland State Women’s Tennis winningest player began at an early age. Before becoming a standout at PSU, “I started recreationally with my family when I was…
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The Road Back for Diego Valeri

Heading into the 2013 season, the Portland Timbers made a head coach change from John Spencer to Caleb Porter. Porter knew the team needed a number 10, a central attacking…
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Natasha Everett prepares a throw during a March 28 tournament match against UC Berklay at the Washington State School for the Blind, in Vancouver, Wash. Courtesy of Christina Martinez Gonzalez/PSU Campus Recreation Marketing

Listen for the ball in goalball

When you walk down the streets of Portland, it’s amazing to see all that surrounds you. Colorful food carts, leaves changing shades, grass as green as emeralds, faces from every…
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Shed your clothes and shed the pounds

Ladies and gentlemen, I’m here to inform you there are now reasons to have sex besides working to achieve that ever-so-desirable orgasm. Don’t get me wrong, sex for pleasure is…
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Don’t be that guy: Pickup basketball

In the Vanguard’s ongoing commitment to keeping our sporting events and gymnasiums free of riffraff, we’ll be presenting you with a series of guides on how to avoid being “That…
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Left: Floyd Mayweather, Jr. in 2011. Courtesy of DeWalt Fight Night 2010 through Creative Commons | Right: Manny Pacquaio at the 2011 NCAA opening ceremony. Courtesy of Inbound Pass through Creative Commons

The fight of the century: Mayweather-Pacquiao

May 2 was called the greatest day in sports. The NFL Draft, NBA Playoffs, NHL playoffs, the Kentucky Derby, and the soon-to-be richest fight in the history of boxing all…
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