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    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Heroics were needed to get Portland and Memphis on the doorstep of the playoffs. For the Trail Blazers, Damian Lillard averaged more than 50 points — with a shot from a step inside midcourt in there as one of his many highlights — to lead the way in three...
    Fox News anchor Harris Faulkner raised questions about the point of continued protests and riots, saying, “Obviously Black Live Matter. I think mine does.” Faulkner addressed the issue during a Friday segment of “Outnumbered” on Fox News, saying she had “a lot of questions” about what protesters thought they were accomplishing if they were still...
    The Multnomah County District Attorney announced earlier this week that dozens of people arrested over almost three months of rioting in Portland, Oregon, will not be prosecuted, but as local officials stand down, federal prosecutors are taking on cases. D.A. Mike Schmidt said his office would not prosecute rioters arrested unless the charges against them...
    Oregon State Police said Thursday that they are pulling officers out of Portland as unrest continues. The announcement comes as the city’s district attorney released a statement that protesters would not be charged for rioting and most other offenses. State police are “continually reassessing our resources and the needs of our partner agencies, and at...
    The Department of Homeland Security plans to fight the Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) report that deemed Chad Wolf and Ken Cuccinelli, the Department of Homeland Security’s top two officials, were serving in the positions in an illegal capacity, a senior DHS spokesman told the Daily Caller. “We wholeheartedly disagree with the GAO’s baseless report and...
    Oregon State Police are no longer on the ground in Portland, Oregon, where nightly riots continued on Thursday. The agency said the departure was based on the city’s decision not to prosecute rioters charged with crimes. We are nearing 80 days of daily protests & riots in Portland. Last night, #antifa rioters attacked both the...
    The Whiteboard is The Step Back’s daily basketball newsletter, covering the NBA, WNBA and more. Subscribe here to get it delivered to you via email each morning. As the playoff odds of the Portland Trail Blazers have surged in dramatic fashion, those of the Memphis Grizzlies’ have plummeted. They were the No. 8 seed when...
    The Oregon State Police will no longer be assisting with Portland riot control, pulling out of the city after the district attorney announced that many crimes committed by rioters would not be prosecuted, according to the Oregonian. About 100 state troopers had been assisting Portland police in controlling riots and protecting property during...
    Oregon State Police are leaving Portland after spending two weeks in the state’s largest city to help protect a federal courthouse that has been the target of ongoing protests. The law enforcement officials are “continually reassessing our resources and the needs of our partner agencies and at this time we are inclined to move those...
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — With the season threatening to slip away, Damian Lillard decided it was time to shoot, even though he was so far his foot was touching the logo near midcourt. A few minutes later, he flung his body to the floor near the same spot, coming up with a steal...
    State police are leaving the city of Portland two weeks after they had been dispatched to defend a federal courthouse, which has been a target of protests and vandalism. They are “continually reassessing our resources and the needs of our partner agencies and at this time we are inclined to move those resources back to...
    The Portland Trail Blazers and Memphis Grizzlies will play for the right to face the Los Angeles Lakers in the first round of the NBA Playoffs on Saturday. The Trail Blazers defeated the Brooklyn Nets, 134-133, to advance to the play-in series against the Grizzlies. The series starts Saturday, if the Blazers win they move...
    With the season threatening to slip away, Damian Lillard decided it was time to shoot, even though he was so far his foot was touching the logo near midcourt. A few minutes later, he flung his body to the floor near the same spot, coming up with a steal that was the biggest defensive play...
    PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon State Police are leaving Portland after a two-week task to assist defend a federal courthouse that’s been a goal of protesters throughout months of battle in Oregon’s largest metropolis. The state police are “frequently reassessing our assets and the wants of our associate businesses and at the moment we’re inclined...
    PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon State Police are leaving Portland after a two-week assignment to help protect a federal courthouse that’s been a target of protesters during months of conflict in Oregon’s largest city. The state police are “continually reassessing our resources and the needs of our partner agencies and at this time we are...
    NBA : The final day of the regular season delivered its verdict in the Western Conference, where the Trail Blazers and Grizzlies will compete for the final ticket to the NBA playoffs. We now know the identity of the two barragists in the Western Conference. While there were four candidates for the play-in...
    PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon State Police are leaving Portland after a two-week assignment to help protect a federal courthouse that’s been a target of protesters during months of conflict in Oregon’s largest city. The state police are “continually reassessing our resources and the needs of our partner agencies and at this time we are inclined...
    NBA Caris LeVert had the winning shot that would have qualified Phoenix … but missed Lillard scored 42 points in the Blazers’ win over the Nets Twitter (@trailblazers) The Blazers beat the Brooklyn Nets (134-133) with great suffering and claimed to play the NBA play-in starting from eighth place and knocked out the undefeated...
    Portland Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard (left) works the floor against Brooklyn Nets' Caris LeVert on August 13, 2020. Ashley Landis/Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports Damian Lillard took over for the Portland Trail Blazers in a must-win game on Friday night. After draining an absurd shot from half-court, the Nets decided to get extremely aggressive...
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Damian Lillard sent Portland into the NBA's first play-in series with 42 more points and a crucial steal, helping the Trail Blazers escape with a 134-133 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday night. The Trail Blazers secured the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference only after Brooklyn's...
    Damian Lillard. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images Damian Lillard scored 42 points to help the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Brooklyn Nets, 134-133, and make the NBA play-in tournament. Lillard's biggest shot of the night was a three-pointer from just past half-court, which he said he took because he wouldn't sleep knowing he played...
    The Trail Blazers were playing for their playoff lives. The Nets were playing for nothing but pride, and rhythm. And the Nets gave the Blazers everything they could handle, right down to Caris LeVert’s last-second shot that just rimed out. The Nets — who already clinched a first-round playoff meeting with defending champion Toronto —...
    Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler, the Democrat leader under fire over his handling of the weeks of unrest in the city’s downtown, said the city’s early resolution essentially banning any interaction between city police and federal authorities was rushed and has since been revised, a report said. DHS CHIEF DETAILS ATTACKS BY RIOTERS ON LAW ENFORCEMENT...
    The Path Blazers had been enjoying for his or her playoff lives. The Nets had been enjoying for nothing however satisfaction, and rhythm. And the Nets gave the Blazers the whole lot they might deal with, proper right down to Caris LeVert’s last-second shot that simply rimed out. The Nets — who already clinched...
    Oregon State Police (OSP) ended its defense of a federal courthouse in downtown Portland, OR, on Thursday as part of a broader withdrawal of approximately 100 state police from the City of Roses. KOIN News, a Portland-based CBS affiliate, reported, “The Oregon State Police is ending its agreement to help Portland police protect the Hatfield...
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Damian Lillard sent Portland into the NBA’s first play-in series with 42 more points and a crucial steal, helping the Trail Blazers escape with a 134-133 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday night. The Trail Blazers secured the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference only after Brooklyn’s Caris...
    The Portland Trail Blazers secured their play-in spot with Thursday’s win. The Portland Trail Blazers had a simple task entering their final seeding game on Thursday night: Win or go home. After the Memphis Grizzlies secured a play-in spot with a win over the Milwaukee Bucks earlier in the day, followed quickly by the Phoenix...
    The Oregon State Police announced on Thursday that it was pulling out its roughly 100 state troopers from protecting the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse in downtown Portland after the city’s district attorney announced that he is not pursuing charges against the rioters who have been arrested. The Oregon State Police had committed to...
    Damian Lillard gets all the attention, but CJ McCollum deserves some props for playing through injury McCollum often takes a back seat to the face of the Portland Trail Blazers, Lillard, and for good reason. The Weber State product in Lillard is one of the best point guards in the NBA, perhaps only taking a...
    The Oregon State Police (OSP) will no longer be safeguarding the Mark O. Hatfield federal courthouse, located in downtown Portland, the site of frequent rioting, a police official announced Thursday. “At this time we are inclined to move those resources back to counties where prosecution of criminal conduct is still a priority,” OSP Capt. Timothy...
    Portland police declared a riot again Wednesday night as rioters burned a severed pig’s head, an American flag and a Trump flag, and threatened and injured officers with a wide range of weapons – including rocks, bottles, fireworks and cans of paint. Antifa in downtown Portland are burning another pig head wearing a cop hat...
    The Memphis Grizzlies and Phoenix Suns won to keep playoff hopes alive. The only NBA playoff spot that’s not currently locked in is the 8-seed in the Western Conference. On Thursday, four key matchups will ultimately decide which two teams will be competing in the league’s play-in game(s), which will pit the current 8-seed against...
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland State University said Thursday it will disarm its campus police force, more than two years after officers from the department shot and killed a Black man who was trying to break up a fight close to campus. The announcement came as Oregon’s largest city approaches 80 days of nightly...
    By GILLIAN FLACCUS, Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland State University said Thursday it will disarm its campus police force, more than two years after officers from the department shot and killed a Black man who was trying to break up a fight close to campus. The announcement came as Oregon's largest city approaches...
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland State University said Thursday it will disarm its campus police force, more than two years after officers from the department shot and killed a Black man who was trying to break up a fight close to campus. The announcement came as Oregon’s largest city approaches 80 days of nightly...
    A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a member of the far-right group the Proud Boys from Washington state known for brawling with left-wing activists for allegedly violating the terms of his probation.    Tusitala Toese, 24, of Vancouver, Washington, rose to prominence in extremist circles in recent years by clashing with Antifa...
    Environmentalists in Portland are still trying to clean tear gas residue from the streets as more than two months of protests continue throughout the city and officials worry the chemicals could pollute local waterways. PORTLAND PROTESTERS, RIOTERS, TARGET POLICE WITH LASERS AND FIREWORKS OUTSIDE FEDERAL COURTHOUSE Police and federal officers have come under heavy scrutiny for...
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Protesters and police clashed in downtown Portland in a demonstration that lasted into the predawn hours of Thursday, with some in the crowd setting a fire and exploding commercial grade fireworks outside a federal courthouse that’s been a target in months of conflict for Oregon’s largest city. Officers used tear gas...
    Voters support law enforcement cracking down on violent protests with a majority indicating that the “growing level of violent protest” is important to their vote in November, a Rasmussen poll released Thursday found. The revelation could bode well for President Donald Trump, who has made sweeping efforts to address the chaos in Democrat-run cities such...
    SALEM, Ore. — The presence of US agents has diminished in Portland, Oregon, but city officials are still cleaning up tear gas residue from the streets, dirt and possibly the storm drains after the chemical was used frequently by both police and federal officers during more than two months of often-violent protests over racial injustice....
    The city of Portland, Oregon, experienced another night of rioting and standoffs between law enforcement officials and demonstrators. Law enforcement officials declared Wednesday night's activities a riot, the fourth this week, and ultimately resorted to using tear gas on those who refused to clear the area. The evening's festivities were mostly peaceful until late at...
    Shootings are up 76 percent in Mayor Bill de Blasio’s (D) New York City, the Wall Street Journal reports. According to WSJ, the 76 percent increase manifests when comparing number of shootings January 1, 2020, through August 2, 2020, with the number that occurred during that same period the year prior. The paper also notes...
    Hollywood actor, far-left agitator, and conspiracy monger John Cusack fired off his latest unhinged rant theorizing to his 1.6 million Twitter followers that President Donald Trump is “the anti Christ for dummies.” “Trump is basically a test run for true evil: the anti christ for dummies,” John Cusack said. “The gods saying We’re going to...
    Portland protesters and rioters returned to a federal courthouse late Wednesday into early Thursday morning, launching fireworks toward police, shining lasers into officers’ eyes and splashing at least one cop with paint, authorities said Thursday morning. Several hundreds of people in the Oregon city gathered near the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse, the neighboring Multnomah County...
    “Put some respect on my name.” This was Damian Lillard’s message on the floor of his most recent masterpiece in Orlando. Portland improved to 5-2 straight up/5-1-1 against the spread in the bubble Tuesday night, dragged to victory single-handedly by Lillard’s career-high-tying 61 points. Dame D.O.L.L.A. now has 112 points over his past two games,...
    A Portland attorney called out an Oregon district attorney for violating “fundamental principles of equal protection of the laws” by deciding not to prosecute hundreds of Portland protestors. “We have a prosecutor who has discarded centuries of common sense about criminal law and deterrents and incapacitation and all the other benefits of arresting people for the purpose of...
    With four teams still in contention for a play-in series to determine the eighth seed in this year’s Western Conference playoffs, Los Angeles Lakers forwards Kyle Kuzma and Markieff Morris and head coach Frank Vogel weighed in on what could happen if they get to face the Portland Trail Blazers in the first round. As...