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Friday cannon fodder: heat warning

MLS: New England Revolution at Portland Timbers
It’s just that creepy in person. And there’s a second one.
Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

It’s Friday! Any big plans for the weekend? Most of mine involve air conditioning, as Portland has apparently skipped spring entirely and went straight into the armpit of summer, with 90-95 degree temps forecast for both Saturday and Sunday. It’s gonna be so hot, in fact, that the Timbers moved their Cascadia derby with Seattle from 1PM to 7.30PM, in order to kill neither players nor supporters. Which is nice.

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