Portland was on the verge of exactly that, trailing by 10 points in the fourth quarter, when the third-year point guard from nearby Weber State decided to attack the basket again and again and again.
The NFL's dullest play, the extra point, appears to be headed for some changes, perhaps significant ones, for the 2015 season.
The Minnesota Vikings don't plan to trade Adrian Peterson and fully expect him to be with the team for the 2015 season.
The Trail Blazers lost to the Golden State Warriors, 122-108 at home on Tuesday. Despite the slump, Portland has remained atop the Northwest Division, five games in front of Oklahoma City.
Dwyane Wade scored 15 of his 32 points in the fourth quarter, including a jumper with 13.6 seconds left to break a tie and help the Miami Heat beat the Portland Trail Blazers 108-104 on Wednesday night.
Payton had 22 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists, and the Magic snapped a six-game losing streak with 111-104 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday night.
The Ducks Elgin Cook scored 17 points to lead Oregon past Oregon State 65-62 in a hotly contested rivalry game at Gill Coliseum.
The University of Oregon had two great developments on Monday, as the Ducks signed Head Coach Mark Helfrich to a 5-year, $17.5 million contract and landed Eastern Washington quarterback Vernon Adams for the fall.
The evening was an emotional event for the Ducks team. Teammate Lauren Jones died suddenly of Meningococemia last Tuesday. The Ducks wore warmup jerseys with Jones’s number 51 in her honor before the meet began.
Gary Andersen is leaving Wisconsin to take head coaching job at Oregon State.
Mike Riley never won a championship at Oregon State. He thinks Nebraska is the place where he can.
Riley will be introduced at a news conference Friday. He'll take over immediately, but will not coach the Cornhuskers in their bowl game.
Rather than be disappointed with two ties to start the season, Timbers coach Caleb Porter suggested his team take a while to let the latest — a 2-2 draw Sunday with the defending MLS Cup champion Los Angeles Galaxy — sink in.
Major League Soccer and its players' union agreed in principle to a five-year labor contract, averting a possible strike ahead of Friday's season opener.
The emphasis for the Portland Timbers in the offseason was on shoring up the defense.
An autopsy has found that "lucha libre" wrestler Pedro Aguayo died almost immediately of injuries suffered in the ring over the weekend, Mexican authorities said Wednesday.
The NFL will not block any games from local television during the 2015 season.
Former NFL star Darren Sharper pleaded no contest Monday in Los Angeles to charges of drugging and raping two women in the second of similar criminal cases in four states.
An NFL team owner has designed a Los Angeles-area stadium for two clubs - with two home locker rooms, identical sets of office space and two owners' suites.
Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Nash has announced his retirement after a 19-year NBA career that included two MVP awards.
A high-stakes case playing out in federal court could lead to the end of the all-or-nothing pro sports TV packages that force fans to buy hundreds of live games from around the league instead of just those involving their favorite teams.
The Dallas Cowboys made their big play in free agency with defensive end Greg Hardy. Now they wait to see how soon the former Carolina player will boost their mediocre pass rush.
A Mexican state prosecutor says a professional wrestler has died from a hit in the ring during a match.
Just five years from reaching the NFL pinnacle as an All-Pro and Super Bowl champion, Darren Sharper is now likely headed for a lengthy prison sentence after reaching plea agreements in charges involving the drugging and sexual assault of at least nine women in four states, his lawyer said Friday.
The heart-pounding first full day of the tournament was headlined by two No. 14 seeds taking down two No. 3 seeds before the day was even half over.
Significant changes to the use of video replay, including reviewing all fouls called by game officials, will be presented by the NFL's competition committee at next week's owners meetings.
Dallas Seavey completed the 979-mile route from Fairbanks in eight days, 8 hours, 13 minutes and 6 seconds. That's about five hours longer than the record he set in winning the 2014 race.
Wary of head trauma, San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland is leaving football. And not even the promise of NFL stardom and piles of money could change his mind.
There was less than a minute left on the clock, the Washington Wizards appeared set to hold on to beat the Portland Trail Blazers after letting a 25-point lead dwindle to three, and yet there went John Wall, launching himself into the stands, tumbling five rows deep or more, slapping a loose ball back into play.
Three-time runner-up Aliy Zirkle surged to the lead of the Iditarod on Sunday, but Jeff King and Aaron Burmeister were about two hours behind with rested teams as mushers moved off the Yukon River and headed toward Alaska's west coast.