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Portland Timbers, Thorns fire Gavin Wilkinson and Mike Golub after investigative report 

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The Portland Timbers and Thorns football clubs announced Wednesday morning that the teams'

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president of soccer Gavin Wilkinson and president of business Mike Golub have been relieved of their duties. 

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The news comes two days after the release of an investigative report that  

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found emotional abuse and sexual misconduct were systemic in the National Women's Soccer League.

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The report claims the Thorns tried to cover up the abuse.    

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The decision to relieve Wilkinson and Golub of their duties comes after team owner Merritt Paulson 

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said Tuesday he would step aside on Thorns-related decision-making. 

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Wilkinson and Golub's dismissals are effective Wednesday, according to the press release. General counsel Heather 

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Davis has been named interim president of Peregrine sports. She'll oversee business operations for both the Timbers and Thorns.