Thursday, June 30, 2016

Riders Drop Season Opener At Home

At Regina, Saskatchewan:

Quarterback Ricky Ray threw for a touchdown in each of his first two offensive drives as the Toronto Argonauts (1-1) ruined the Saskatchewan Roughriders' Canadian Football League regular-season opener 30-17.

It was the Riders' (0-1) final home opener at Mosiac Stadium at Taylor Field.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Galaxy Oust Timbers In Open Cup Play

At Portland, Oregon:

In Wednesday night US Open Cup play, Raul Mendiola scored the only goal of the match in the fifth minute as the Los Angeles Galaxy knocked off the Portland Timbers 1-0 on the road to advance to the quarterfinal round where they will host the Seattle Sounders on July 19 or 20 in Carson, California.

The Timbers will return to Major League Soccer play (where they currently enjoy a five-match unbeaten run) on Monday as they visit the Colorado Rapids at Commerce City, Colorado (6:00 PM Pacific Time, ROOT Sports Northwest).

Elvis, Scotty, and Bill: Together Again

Guitarist Scotty Moore, the last surviving member of the 1950s rockabilly trio which included bassist Bill Black and singer-guitarist Elvis Presley, passed away on Tuesday at Nashville at age 84.

Mr. Moore and Mr. Black backed up Mr. Presley on Elvis' Sun Records recordings in Memphis including "That's All Right," "Blue Moon of Kentucky."

The records were produced by Sun Records founder Sam Phillips.

While Elvis would go on to become the undisputed king of Rock 'n' Roll, Mr. Black would go on to lead a successful combo which recorded a number of early-1960s hits (such as "Smokie, Part II) before Bill himself passed away in 1965.

Elvis, of course, passed away in 1977.

Bill, Scotty, and drummer DJ Fontana, who joined the combo in 1955 (and is now the only surviving member of the quartet), worked on Elvis' TV appearances and early movies.

Scotty was inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame in 2000.

Pat Summitt, Winningest Coach In College Basketball History (Men or Women), R.I.P.

Pat Summitt, the coach whose Tennessee Lady Volunteers won 1,098 games, the all-time NCAA major-college record for most coaching victories (men's or women's) and whose teams won eight NCAA national championships, passed away on Tuesday at Knoxville, Tennessee of complications from Alzheimer's-related Dementia at age 64.

Buddy Ryan, Defensive Guru Whose 46 Defense Help '85 Bears Win SB XX, R.I.P.

Buddy Ryan, the defensive guru whose' 46 defense help guide the 1985 Chicago Bears to the Super Bowl XX championship, and who later was head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles (1986-90) and Arizona Cardinals (1994-95), passed away on Tuesday at Shelbyville, Kentucky at age 85.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Chalk Up Another Defeat For The Steel And In Front Of Another Record Low Home Crowd)

At Portland, Oregon:

The Philadelphia Soul (10-3) assured themselves of hosting an American Conference opening-round playoff game after they erupted in the second half in their 59-38 Monday night Arena Football League road victory over the still feckless Portland Steel (1-11) before a crowd of 4,468, another new record low for an AFL game played in the Rose City.

Monday, June 27, 2016

This Is How They Spell "Checks?!"

From the 1950s, here's an animated television commercial for American Express Traveler's Cheques.

1950s Post Grape Nuts Commercial

Here's a commercial from around the mid-1950s for Post Grape-Nuts Cereal.

'64 Olds F-85 Wagon

Here's a magazine ad for the 1964 Oldsmobile F-85 Station Wagon.

'64 Valiant

Here's the front cover for a brochure for the 1964 Plymouth Valiant.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Timbers Erase Two-Goal Halftime Deficit, Knock Off Dynamo At Home

In the lone Sunday Major League Soccer contest, Diego Valeri successfully converted a pair of penalty kicks (82', 90'+1) while Lucas Melano added a goal (64') as the Portland Timbers battled back from a 2-0 halftime deficit and upended the visiting Houston Dynamo 3-2 to extend their unbeaten run in all competitions to six games.

Andrew Wenger (28') and Will Bruin (30', his 50th career MLS tally) delivered the guests' goals.

The Timbers will host the Los Angeles Galaxy this coming Wednesday in a US Open Cup Round of 16 contest at 7:30 PM Pacific Time.

Portland's next MLS match is set for Independence Day at Commerce City, Colorado against the Colorado Rapids (6:00 PM Pacific Time, ROOT Sports Northwest).

T2 Fall On Road

At Fenton, Missouri:

Irvin Herrera successfully converted a penalty kick in the 57th minute for the lone score of the match on Saturday as Saint Louis FC took out visiting Portland Timbers 2 in United Soccer League action by a score of 1-0.

On Thursday, July 7, the Portland Timbers' owned-and-operated USL affiliate will play host to the Colorado Springs Switchbacks at 7:00 PM Pacific Time.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

'59 Hillman Husky

Here's the front cover of a sales brochure for the British-built 1959 Hillman Husky estate car (or what we here in the States call a station wagon).

'59 MG 1600

Here's an advertisement from the October, 1959 issue of Motor Trend magazine for the 1959 MG 1600.

Friday, June 24, 2016


Here's a 1967 commercial for McDonald's restaurants.

'66 Dodge Charger

Here's a TV commercial for the 1966 Dodge Charger with actress Pamela Austin!

Leyland Cars 1977

Here's a British TV commercial for the various makes from what was then British Leyland.

AMC Renault Encore Commercial 1986

Here's a television ad for the 1986 Wisconsin-built Renault Alliance.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

1969 Great Plymouth Sale Car Commercial

Here's a 1969 commercial heralding the Great Plymouth Sale, with the Road Runner and the incomparable Wile E. Coyote!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Any Bets?

On the nickname of Las Vegas' new NHL expansion franchise, which was awarded on Wednesday and is scheduled to start play in the 2017-18 season?

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Gladiators Slay Steel In Portland Before Smallest-Ever Rose City AFL Attendance

At Portland:

In Saturday night Arena Football League action, Arvell Nelson threw for seven touchdown passes as the Cleveland Gladiators (6-6) knocked off the Portland Steel (1-10) 58-49 on the road.

The announced crowd of 4,516 at the Moda Center was the smallest home crowd not only in the three-year history of Portland's current AFL franchise, but for any Rose City league franchise---the 1997-99 Portland Forest Dragons included.

'66 Jeep Wagoneer

Here's a magazine ad for the 1966 Jeep Wagoneer.

'55 Chrysler 300

Here's a magazine ad for the 1955 Chrysler 300.

DKW 3=6

Here's a US magazine ad from 1957 for the West German-built DKW 3=6.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Timbers 2 Fall To Whitecaps FC II In BC

At Vancouver, British Columbia:

Daniel Haber scored the only goal of the match in the 87th minute on Sunday as Vancouver Whitecaps FC II defeated visiting Portland Timbers 2 in United Soccer League action by a 1-0 score.

The Portland Timbers' own-and-operated USL affiliate will next travel to Fenton, Missouri for an encounter with Saint Louis FC on Saturday at 5:30 PM Pacific Time.

Sunday, June 19, 2016


At Oakland, California:
Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
LeBron James---named series Most Valuable Player (and shown here)---produced a triple double (27 points, 11 rebounds, and 11 assists) on Sunday as the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the defending title-holding Golden State Warriors 93-89 on the road in game seven of the NBA Finals and won their first-ever NBA championship-----the first sports crown for a Cleveland club since 1964----four games to three, becoming the first club to overcome a three-games-to-one championship-series deficit.

The Cavaliers became the first team to take game seven of the title series on the road since the Washington Bullets did the trick in Seattle in 1978.

Kyrie Irving added 26 points to the Cavaliers' coffers.

Draymond Green came close to producing a triple double in pacing the Warriors with 32 points---while grabbing 15 rebounds and dishing out nine assists.

USA Today photo by Bob Donnan

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Timbers Settle For 2-2 Road Draw With RSL

At Sandy, Utah:

Yura Movsisyan converted a controversially-awarded penalty kick in the 70th minute on Saturday to lift Real Salt Lake to a 2-2 Major League Soccer home draw with the Portland Timbers.

Juan Manuel Martinez also scored for RSL, in this case in the 17th minute.

Fanendo Adi (29') and Lucas Melano (44') each scored once for the Timbers.

Portland's next league game is a home encounter with the Houston Dynamo set for next Sunday (June 26) at 3:00 PM Pacific Time (ESPN 2).

Thursday, June 16, 2016

NBA Finals: Lebron, Cavs Bottle Up Warriors, Force Game Seven In Oakland

At Cleveland:
NBA: Finals-Golden State Warriors at Cleveland Cavaliers
LeBron James (that's him dunking during the third quarter) scored 41 points and grabbed 11 rebounds on Thursday as the Cleveland Cavaliers came back from a three-games-to-one deficit to tie the NBA Finals at three games apiece following their 115-101 game-six home victory over the Golden State Warriors.

Kyrie Irving added 23 points to the Cavaliers' coffers.

Before he was ejected in the fourth quarter, Stephen Curry paced the Warriors with 30 points while Klay Thompson added 25.

The series (and the NBA Championship) will be decided on Sunday in Oakland, California.

USA Today photo by David Richard

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Sunbeam Or Hillman: Take Your Pick

Here's a 1959 magazine ad for the British-built Hillman and Sunbeam cars.

And We Ain't Talkin' Bread Or Small Appliance

Here's a British magazine ad for the 1959 (or is it 1960?) British-built Sunbeam Rapier.

Timbers Blank Quakes In Open Cup Action

At Portland, Oregon:

In the only US Open Cup tournament fourth-round contest featuring two Major League Soccer clubs, Dairon Asprilla (34') and Jack McInerney (40') each scored a goal as the Portland Timbers defeated the visiting San Jose Earthquakes 2-0 on Tuesday.

The Timbers advanced to the tournament's Round of 16.

Portland's next Major League Soccer match will be at Sandy, Utah against Real Salt Lake at 7:00 PM Pacific Time this coming Saturday (ROOT Sports Northwest).

S2 Hold Off T2 In Portland

At Portland, Oregon:

Myron Samuel (35') and John Magnus (42') each scored a goal on Tuesday as Seattle Sounders 2 held off home-standing Portland Timbers 2 in United Soccer League action by a score of 2-1.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

'58 Hillman

Here's a page from a brochure for the British-built 1958 Hillman.

This may have been published for the American (and/or Canadian) market.  Nearly 19,000 of these cars were sold here in the States during the 1958 model year.

Monday, June 13, 2016

NBA Finals: Cavs Foil Warriors' Bid To Close Out Series With Road Win, Force Game Six Back In Cleveland

At Oakland, California:
Kyrie Irving
LeBron James (who grabbed 16 rebounds) and Kyrie Irving (shown here) each scored 41 points on Monday night as the Cleveland Cavaliers dumped the Golden State Warriors (playing minus the suspended Draymond Green) 112-97 on the road in game five of the NBA Finals.

Klay Thompson scored 37 points and Stephen Curry added 25 for the Warriors, who lead the series three games to two, and who can still close out the Cavaliers with a game-six victory in Cleveland on Thursday.

USA Today photo by Cary Edmonson


Here's a glamour shot of Madge Evans, a former child actress and model who had somewhat of a successful film career during the 1930s.

Janet Waldo, Voice Of Judy Jetson, R.I.P.

Janet Waldo, the veteran cartoon voice actress who provided the voice of Judy Jetson in both television versions of The Jetsons, passed away on Sunday at age 96.

Miss Waldo actually had her first major role of any real notice in the title role of a CBS radio network series entitled Meet Corliss Archer which was a series which ran from 1943 to 1956 about a teenager.

But it is in animation that Janet became best known.  She played Judy Jetson, George and Jane's teenaged daughter on a Hanna-Barbera-produced cartoon show that had two runs on ABC (1962-63), then syndication (1985-87).

Janet also played Judy in the featured-lenghth movie Jetsons:The Movie which was released in 1990.  However, she was abruptly replaced by fading pop star Tiffany.

Janet, who did numerous voice jobs in TV and theatrical cartoons, was the original series' last surviving cast member.

Sunday, June 12, 2016


At San Jose, California:
Sidney Crosby, who won the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff Most Valuable Player (as shown here), assisted on goals from Kris Letang and Patric Hornqvist (empty net) while Brian Dumoulin scored a power-play goal in the first period as the Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the San Jose Sharks 3-1 on the road in game six of the Stanley Cup Final, which the Penguins won four games to two and captured their fourth Stanley Cup title, their first since 2009.

Getty Images photo by Bruce Bennett

Rattlers Complete Three-Game Regular-Season Series Sweep Of Steel

At Phoenix:

Quarterback Nick Davila completed 24 of 33 passes for 270 yards and eight touchdowns while fullback Mykel Benson ran for two scores on Saturday night as the Arizona Rattlers (8-3) completed a three-game regular-season sweep of the Portland Steel (1-9) with a 76-49 Arena Football League home triumph.

T2 And SAFC Draw

At Portland, Oregon:

In Saturday United Soccer League action, Milton Palacios' equalizer in the 87th minute enabled San Antonio FC to gain a 1-1 road draw with Portland Timbers 2.  An own goal off Jack Barmby's corner kick in the 16th minute provided the scoring for T2.

A battle between Seattle Sounders FC 2 and T2 will take place in Portland on Tuesday at 4:30 PM Pacific Time.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

148th Belmont Stakes: It's Creator By A Nose

At Elmont, New York:

In Saturday's 148th running of the Belmont Stakes, Creator, with jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr. aboard, literally nosed out Destin to win the third and final jewel of horse racing's Triple  Crown.  Lani, the Japanese horse, finished third.

Exaggerator, who won the Preakness Stakes three weeks ago, after finishing second in the Kentucky Derby, finished 11th.

Friday, June 10, 2016

NBA Finals: Warriors Top Cavaliers In Cleveland; Can Lock Up Title With Home Win On Monday

At Cleveland:
Kevin Love Stephen Curry
In Friday's fourth game of the NBA Finals, Stephen Curry (shown here trying to pressure Cleveland's Kevin Love) scored 38 points while Klay Thompson added 25 as the Golden State Warriors defeated the home-standing Cleveland Cavaliers 108-97 to take a three-games-to-one series lead.

Kyrie Irving paced the Cavaliers with 34 points while LeBron James added 25 (to go with his 13 rebounds).

The Warriors can lock up their second successive NBA title with a game-five home win in Oakland on Monday.

No team has ever come back from a 3-1 series deficit in the finals to win the NBA championship.

USA Today photo by Bob Donnan

Sacre Bleu!

Here's a magazine ad for the 1959 Renault Dauphine.


Here's a US magazine ad for the 1960 Ford Anglia, which was built in England and sold here in the States through authorized select Ford dealers.

The Anglia was part of the English Ford line.

The Beginning

Here's a magazine ad for the 1953 Chevrolet Corvette.

Gordie Howe, The Legendary "Mr. Hockey," R.I.P.

Gordie Howe, the long-time NHL legend who became known as "Mr. Hockey," passed away on Friday at age 88.

Mr. Howe, one of the greatest players to ever lace on a pair of skates, played in the Nationa Hockey League for 25 years (1946-71), all with the Detroit Red Wings (with whom he won four Stanley Cups) before retiring in 1971.  He was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1972.

However, Gordie came out of retirement to play for the Houston Aeros of the World Hockey Association in 1973 alongside his sons Mark and Marty (the Aeros won back-to-back Avco World Trophy titles in 1974 and 1975).  The Howes moved on to the WHA's New England Whalers in 1977.

When the NHL and WHA merged in 1979, Gordie played one more season (1979-80) with the re-named Hartford Whalers before retiring for good at age 52.

He scored 801 goals and racked up 1,850 points in the NHL with the Red Wings and Whalers.

Thursday, June 09, 2016

Stanley Cup Final: Sharks Knock Off Penguins On Road, Force Game Six Back In San Jose

At Pittsburgh:
Logan Couture had a hand in three goals on Thursday, scoring one and assisting on tallies by Brent Burns and Melker Karlsson (that's him being congratulated by teammates after scoring)while Martin Jones stopped 44 of 46 shots as the San Jose Sharks stayed alive in the Stanley Cup Final with a 4-2 game-five road win over the Pittsburgh Penguins.

The Penguins, who lead the series three games to two, can still wrap up their first title since 2009 with a game-six win in San Jose on Sunday.

USA Today photo by Donald Wright

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

NBA Finals: Cavs Skewer Warriors, Cut Golden State's Series Lead To 2-1

At Cleveland:
LeBron James
LeBron James (shown here completing a slam dunk in front of Draymond Green) scored 32 points (while grabbing 11 rebounds) while Kyrie Irving added 30 to the good on Wednesday night as the Cleveland Cavaliers manhandled the visiting Golden State Warriors 120-90 in game three of the NBA Finals.

J.R. Smith added 20 points to the Cavaliers' coffers.

Stephen Curry paced the Warriors, who still lead the series two games to one, with 19 points.

USA Today photo by Ken Blaze

You Like It.........It Likes You

1954 magazine ad for Seven-Up.

Monday, June 06, 2016

Stanley Cup Final: Penguins One Win Away From First Title Since 2009

At San Jose, California:
Ian Cole, Evgeni Malkin (power play; that's him [center] celebrating with Patric Hornqvist and Kris Letang), and Eric Fehr each scored a goal while Matt Murray saved 23 of 24 shots on Monday night as the Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the San Jose Sharks 3-1 on the road in game four of the Stanley Cup Final, which the Penguins, who can wrap up their fourth title (their first since 2009) with a game-five win in Pittsburgh on Thursday, now lead three games to one.

USA Today photo by Kyle Terada

Sunday, June 05, 2016

NBA Finals: Warriors Ambush Visiting Cavs, Take 2-0 Series Lead

At Oakland, California:

Draymond Green (who seemed to be enjoying himself, as shown here) scored 28 points on Sunday night as the Golden State Warriors demolished the visiting Cleveland Cavaliers 110-77 in game two of the NBA Finals, which the Warriors now lead two games to none.

USA Today photo by Kyle Terada

T2 Top SPR In Idaho

At Meridian, Idaho:

Neco Brett (27') and Victor Arboleda (70') delivered the goals on Saturday as Portland Timbers 2 held off the visiting Swope Park Rangers 2-1 in a United Soccer League match, the first ever for T2 in Idaho.

Next Saturday, the Portland Timbers' USL affiliate will host San Antonio FC at Merlo Field on the University of Portland Campus (7:00 PM Pacific Time).

Saturday, June 04, 2016

Stanley Cup Final: OT Goal Puts Sharks Back In Series.

At San Jose, California:
Joonas Donskoi scored the winning goal at 12:18 of overtime on Saturday as the San Jose Sharks defeated the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins 3-2 in game three of the Stanley Cup Final, which the Penguins still lead two games to one.

In this photo, we see Justin Braun being congratulated by teammates after scoring a first-period goal for the Sharks.

Joel Ward also scored for San Jose.

USA Today photo by John Hefti

Steel Still Storm, Pick Up First Win

At Portland, Oregon:

Quarterback Shane Austin completed 19 of 26 passes for 139 yards and five touchdowns on Friday night as the Portland Steel (1-8) picked up their first Arena Football League victory of the season by throttling the visiting Tampa Bay Storm (1-8) 68-35.

Farewell To The Greatest

Having been one of the most iconic figures in the history of American sports and having one of the most recognizable faces on the planet during the past century, former three-time World Heavyweight Champion Muhammad Ali, known to one and all as "The Greatest" passed away on Friday at age 74.

Mr. Ali, who had been suffering from Parkinson's for decades, was admitted to a local Phoenix, Arizona hospital earlier in the week due to respiratory problems that were connected to his battle with Parkinson's.

Born Cassius Marcellus Clay in Louisville, Kentucky, Mr. Ali won the Gold Medal at the 1960 Rome Summer Olympics.

In 1964, still as Cassius Clay, he defeated Sonny Liston to become the world heavyweight boxing champion.  He repeated the feat some fifteen months later, after converting to Islam and changing his name.

Citing religious beliefs, after being reclassified as draft-eligible, Muhammad refused induction into the US Army in 1967.

He was stripped of his title and his boxing license, and having remained inactive for four years, he successfully appealed his felony conviction, which was unanimously overturned 8-0 by the US Supreme Court.

Upon his return, he scored two tuneup victories, leading up to his 1971 fight against then-heavyweight champ Joe Frazier in a battle of unbeatens, billed as "The Fight of the Century."  Mr. Frazier recorded a unanimous 15-round victory, and Mr. Ali suffered his first defeat.

It was the first of three bouts between The Greatest and Smokin' Joe.

In 1973, he suffered a broken jaw in a loss to Ken Norton.

In 1974, Muhammad returned to the top of the heap by defeating George Foreman in Kinshasa, Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo) to reclaimed the world heavyweight title.

He evened the score with Mr. Frazier as he registered a scorecard victory in the second match, then took the series finale at Manila in 1975.

In 1978, he was upset by the upstart Leon Spinks, but then reclaimed the crown a few months later in a rematch at New Orleans.  It was Muhammad's final victory.

A couple of ill-fated comeback attempts followed (Larry Holmes in 1980, Trevor Berbick 1n 1981).  Some say the defeat at Mr. Holmes' hands, in which the ex-champ was pummeled for ten rounds before the fight was stopped has widely been seen as the catalyst for the condition that would progressively rob him of the ability to speak and move effectively.  This would lead to declining appearances in the spotlight that he always commanded and deserved.

As mentioned earlier, Mr. Ali

Friday, June 03, 2016

One Of Ford's Best Cars Ever

Here's a magazine ad for the 1956 Continental Mark II, one of the greatest cars ever put out by the Ford Motor Company.

That was when Ford set up Continental as a separate make, with this car set to be priced at the truly upper-level of the automotive market, beyond Cadillac, Lincoln, Imperial, and even Packard.

By 1960, the Continental Division was dissolved and the cars were folded into Lincoln.

'55 Willys Bermuda Hardtop

Here's a magazine ad for the 1955 Willys Bermuda Hardtop.  It was indeed honestly advertised as America's lowest-priced hardtop.

Also included in the ad is the '55 Willys four-door sedan.

1955 was the last year for the domestic manufacturing of Willys passenger cars.

Willys, and sister make Kaiser, were by that time the only two American makes that did not offer an overhead valve V-8 engine.

'55 Imperial

Here's a magazine ad for the 1955 Imperial.

Imperial was made a separate make for the 1955 model year and would remain so for twenty years, even though the marque could not escape the stigma of being just another Chrysler.

Florida Panthers

New logo, which was revealed on Thursday.


Mobilgas - Australian TV commercial

Here's a 1960 Australian TV commercial for Mobilgas.

Fill up at the Sign of the Flying Red Horse, mate!

Commercial For 1955 Oldsmobile

Here's a commercial for the 1955 Oldsmobile.

Thursday, June 02, 2016

NBA Finals: Warriors Take Control In Fourth Quarter, Take Opener Despite Off Nights For Steph and Klay

At Oakland, California:
NBA: Finals-Cleveland Cavaliers at Golden State Warriors
In Thursday's opening contest of the NBA Finals, Shaun Livingston scored 20 points while Draymond Green added 16 (to go with his 11 rebounds) as the Golden State Warriors defeated the visiting Cleveland Cavaliers 104-89.

Kyrie Irving paced the Cavaliers with 26 points while LeBron James added 23 (to go with his 12 rebounds).

Here, we see the Warriors' Stephen Curry, who was held to 11 points, scoring on a layup against the Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving.

USA Today photo by Bob Donnan

1955 DeSoto Commercial

Here's a commercial for the 1955 Desoto.

Where's Groucho?

Pink Panther Flakes cereal commercial (1971)

Here's a 1971 commercial for Post Pink Panther Flakes.

Makes you feel old, doesn't it?

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Timbers Blank Quakes For First Shutout Of Season

At Portland, Oregon:

In their final Major League Soccer contest before Friday's opening of the Copa America tournament, the Portland Timbers, with Liam Ridgewell scoring the only goal of the match in the 11th minute, and with Jake Gleeson making three saves to preserve his, and the Timbers', first shutout of the season, defeated the visiting San Jose Earthquakes 1-0 on Wednesday.

The Timbers played the second half with ten men after midfielder Dairon Asprilla was ejected via the red card after delivering an elbow to the head of San Jose's Jordan Stewart during first-half stoppage time.

The Timbers will host those same Earthquakes in a US Open Cup fourth-round match on Tuesday, June 14 at 7:30 PM Pacific Time.

Portland's next MLS match is at Sandy, Utah against Real Salt Lake on Saturday, June 18 at 7:00 PM Pacific Time (ROOT Sports Northwest).

Stanley Cup Final: Penguins Take 2-0 Series Lead To San Jose

At Pittsburgh:
Conor Sheary scored the winning goal at 2:35 of overtime on Wednesday night as the Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the visiting San Jose Sharks 2-1 in game two of the Stanley Cup Final, which the Penguins now lead two games to none.

Here, we see the Penguins' Phil Kessel (#81) celebrating with teammates after scoring a second-period goal.

USA Today photo by Charles LeClaire