(Indianapolis, IN) -- After a historical victory in their season opener, the Trail Blazers will play the Pacers tonight in Indianapolis. Portland beat the Suns by 48 points, the largest margin in NBA history for a season opener, on Wednesday. Guard CJ McCollum will play against Indiana after the NBA suspended him for the first game. The Blazers will play tomorrow in Milwaukee before their first home game on October 24th against the Pelicans.
(Corvallis, OR) -- Oregon State is off this week in a season of unrest. The Beavers have changed head coaches and are 1-and-6, their lone victory over winless Portland State. They lost by three points last week to Colorado. It was interim head coach Cory Hall's debut. He replaces Gary Patterson, who parted ways with OSU after a loss at USC. The Beavers are 0-and-4 in Pac-12 play.
(Los Angeles, CA) -- The Ducks will play tomorrow. Oregon lost 49-7 last weekend at Stanford. After UCLA, the Ducks will play three of their final four games at home. Oregon is 4-and-3 and 1-and-3 in the Pac-12. The Bruins are 3-and-3 and 1-and-2. Royce Freeman needs 140 yards to become Oregon's all-time leading rusher.
(Pocatello, ID) -- The Vikings will try to end an eight-game losing streak tomorrow when they play at Idaho State Portland State has not won since November 5th, 2016 when it beat UC Davis 51-29. The Vikings are 0-and-6 this season.
(Portland, OR) -- The Timbers host the Vancouver Whitecaps on Sunday to finish the MLS regular season. First-place in the Western Conference is up for grabs. Portland is second with 50 points, while Vancouver has 52. The game starts at 1 p.m. at Providence Park
(Phoenix, AZ) -- The Trail Blazers set a NBA season-opening game record with a 48-point blowout of the Suns, winning 124-76 in Phoenix. Pat Connaughton came off the bench to score a career-high 24 points. Damian Lillard led the Blazers with 27 points and did not play in the fourth quarter. Jusuf Nurkic had 11 points and 11 rebounds. The Blazers' next game is tomorrow at Indiana. Tip-off at 4pm here on KBND.
(Portland, OR) -- The Vikings will try to get their initial victory this season on Saturday. The Vikings play at Idaho State. Portland State is 0-and-6 and 0-and-3 in the Big Sky. Idaho State is 3-and-4 and 1-and-3.
(Corvallis, OR) -- Oregon State is off this week in a season of turmoil. The Beavers have changed head coached and are 1-and-6. They lost by three points last week to Colorado. It was the debut of interim head coach Cory Hall. He replaces Gary Patterson, who parted ways with OSU after a loss at USC. The Beavers are 0-and-4 in Pac-12 play.
(Eugene, OR) -- The Ducks will play on Saturday at UCLA. Oregon lost 49-7 last weekend at Stanford. After traveling to UCLA, the Ducks will play three of their final four games at home. Oregon is 4-and-3 and 1-and-3 in the Pac-12. The Bruins are 3-and-3 and 1-and-2. Royce Freeman needs 140 yards to become Oregon's all-time leading rusher.
(Portland, OR) -- The Timbers host the Vancouver Whitecaps on Sunday to finish the MLS regular season. First-place in the Western Conference is up for grabs. Portland is second with 50 points, while Vancouver has 52. The game starts at 1 p.m.
(Portland, OR) -- University of Portland guard Crisshawn Clark is suing the University of Oregon, basketball coach Dana Altman and staff members for alleged negligence after a 2015 recruiting visit. Clark claims a knee injury was suffered in the workout. He is asking for at least one-hundred thousand dollars in a lawsuit for pain and suffering, plus losses of future income.
On the Prep volleyball scoreboard last night…top rated Summit blanked number-5 Ridgeview, 3-to-nothing. Mt. View shutout Redmond, 3-zip.
Crook County swept Madras in 3-games, and La Pine lost at Glide 3-to-nothing.
(Eugene, OR) -- The Ducks began the season 3-and-0 and climbed into the top 25. Since then, Oregon has lost three-of-four. The Ducks have allowed at least 33 points in their three losses. They will try to get off the mat after a 49-7 massacre at Stanford last weekend. Oregon will play at UCLA this Saturday. Oregon is 4-and-3 and 1-and-3 in the Pac-12. The Bruins are 3-and-3 and 1-and-2.
(Corvallis, OR) -- Oregon State will get a well deserved week off. The Beavers are 1-and-6 after a three-point loss to Colorado. It has been a season of turmoil for OSU, which changed football coaches. Cory Hall replaced Gary Patterson as the head coach after OSU lost 38-10 at USC on October 7th. The Beavers will next play on October 26th when they welcome Stanford to Corvallis. Oregon State is 0-and-4 in Pac-12 play.
PHOENIX -- The Portland Trail Blazers were an energized team after adding center Jusuf Nurkic for the stretch drive last season, rolling to their fourth consecutive playoff appearance.
The Phoenix Suns enter the 2017-18 season hoping that another year of experience for their young cast can lead to at least postseason contention.
The Western Conference teams open their regular season Wednesday at Talking Stick Resort Arena with the first of four games in the season series.
Portland was 41-41 last season, winning 17 of its last 23 games to finish one game ahead of Denver for the final playoff spot in the West before being swept by the eventual NBA champion Golden State Warriors in the first round.
The Blazers did not make any major offseason changes, preferring growth through continuity.
The Trail Blazers have one of the best guard combinations in the league in point guard Damian Lillard and off guard CJ McCollum. Lillard led the Blazers with a scoring average of 27 points a game last season, and McCollum added 23.
Nurkic, 7-foot and 275 pounds after losing 30 pounds over the winter, averaged 15.2 points and 10.4 rebounds in 22 games after being acquired in a trade from the Denver Nuggets in mid-February. The Blazers were 14-5 when he started.
Defense was the Blazers' emphasis during the preseason.
"It's no secret," Portland coach Terry Stotts told the Oregonian. "We have to be better defensively. That's been our Achilles' heel. Two or three years ago, when we were a top-10 defensive team, we were an elite team. That's still important."
The Blazers won three of four from Phoenix last year.
The Suns franchise may be 50 years old this season, but the club's youth movement continues.
The Suns, 24-58 a year ago, integrated two first-year players, forward Marquese Chriss and backup point guard Tyler Ulis, into a group that already included 20-year-old off guard Devin Booker, who led the team with a 22.1 scoring average and had a signature 70-point game at Boston on March 24.
This summer they continued to rely on the draft for their major moves, adding small forward Josh Jackson (the fourth pick overall) to join Booker (2015 first-round pick, 13th overall) and 2016 first-rounders Dragan Bender (fourth overall) and Chriss (eighth). Booker, Chriss and Jackson are 20. Bender, a forward who did little last year, is 19.
"Last season was about development, allowing guys to play,opportunities that their game can grow, their confidence can grow," Suns coach Earl Watson said. "This season is about structure, even though we have a chance to allow Josh and our young guys to grow. Playing a certain way within what we do. Kind of bringing it back.
"Very disciplined style of basketball, with 3-point shooting and a fast pace."
The Suns, who won 23 games in 2015-16, held point guard Eric Bledsoe out of the final 16 games last season. They believe the move sabotaged their victory total but was necessary as an attempt to keep him healthy after he sustained injuries to each knee in previous years.
Portland will play the opener without McCollum, who was suspended for the first game of the regular season after leaving the bench area during an altercation between teammate Caleb Swanigan and Suns center Alex Len in a preseason game on Oct. 11 in Phoenix. The principals traded shoves, but McCollum did not engage in any physical contact.
"I was disappointed," McCollum said. "Obviously I wasn't trying to escalate the situation. I was trying to look out for a teammate. You work so hard to prepare for the season. You go through a lot of preseason games that don't mean anything, and then you miss a regular-season game because of an incident that you weren't even
involved in. There's nothing I can do about it now but move forward and learn from it."
(Portland, OR) -- The Timbers will be back on the pitch Sunday with first place at stake in the MLS West. In their regular season finale, the second-place Timbers will host the first-place Vancouver Whitecaps. Portland has 50 points and Vancouver 52. The game begins at 1 p.m.
(Eugene, OR) -- Oregon is back to business as they prepare to visit UCLA this weekend. The Ducks are 4-and-3 following a 49-7 clobbering at Stanford on Saturday. The Bruins are 3-and-3. The teams have not met since 2014, a 42-30 win for the Ducks in Pasadena.
(Phoenix, AZ) -- With the preseason in the rear view mirror the Trail Blazers are set to open up the regular season. The Blazers went 5-and-1 in exhibition play. The new campaign tips off on the road as Portland pays a visit to the Suns in Phoenix. C.J. McCollum is suspended for the opener. The Blazers will also visit Indiana and Milwaukee before their home-opener on October 24th against the Pelicans.
(Portland, OR) -- The Timbers will be back on the pitch this coming Sunday to wrap up the regular season. Portland has already clinched a spot in the MLS playoffs will welcome the Vancouver Whitecaps with the top-spot in the Western Conference on the line. Portland has won both matchups between the clubs this season.
(Brookings, SD) -- Oregon State will have the weekend off. The Beavers will next play on October 26th when they welcome Stanford to Corvallis. Oregon State is 1-and-6 and winless in Pac-12 play.
(Portland, OR) -- The Vikings are still seeking their first victory. Portland State lost 42-20 to Northern Idaho at home on Saturday. The Vikings dropped to 0-and-6 and 0-and-3 in the Big Sky. The Vikings visit Idaho State on Saturday.
(Portland, OR) -- Starting guard C.J. McCollum will be suspended for the Trail Blazers first game. The NBA issued the one-game suspension for McCollum leaving the bench on Wednesday in an altercation in an exhibition game against the Suns. The Blazers, ironically, open the regular season this Wednesday in Phoenix. Portland finished the preseason with a 5-and-1 record.
(Stanford, CA) -- Oregon was blasted 49-7 on the road by Number-22 Stanford on Saturday. The Ducks fell to 4-and-3 overall and 1-and-3 in the Pac-12. The Ducks will play at UCLA next.
(Corvallis, OR) -- Oregon State lost 36-33 on Saturday to Colorado at Reser Stadium. It was the first game under interim head coach Cory Hart. He replaced outgoing head coach Gary Anderson last Monday. Senior quarterback Darell Garretson completed 20 of 37 passes for 289 yards and an interception in the loss. The Beavers dropped to 1-and-6 and 0-and-4 in the Pac-12.
(Portland, OR) -- The Vikings are still seeking their first victory. Portland State lost 42-20 to Northern Idaho at home on Saturday. The Vikings dropped to 0-and-6 and 0-and-3 in the Big Sky. The Vikings' next game is at Idaho State.
(Portland, OR) -- The Timbers crushed D.C. United 4-0 to cinch a MLS playoff slot. Diego Valeri had a goal and an assist. He is the second player in MLS history to score 20 goals and have 10 assists in a season. The Timbers will close out the regular season on Sunday against the Vancouver Whitecaps with first place at stake in the Western Conference.
(Eugene, OR) -- Oregon will play tomorrow at Stanford. The Ducks dropped to 4-and-2 overall and 1-and-2 in the Pac-12 after a 33-10 loss to Washington State. The Cardinals are 4-and-2 and 3-and-1 in the conference. Stanford is ranked number-25 in the coaches poll. The Cardinals have won three straight, including a 23-20 upset last Saturday at Utah.
(Corvallis, OR) -- Oregon State will have Cory Hall as its interim head coach for the final six games of the year. His first game will be tomorrow when the Beavers host Colorado. Hart was named the interim after Gary Anderson left with a 1-and-5 record. Kickoff against the Buffaloes is 1 p.m. at Reser Stadium.
(Portland, OR) -- The winless Vikings will host Northern Arizona tomorrow. Kickoff is 2 p.m. The Lumberjacks are 3-and-2 overall and 2-and-0 in the Big Sky. Portland State is 0-and-5 and 0-and-2.
(Portland, OR) -- The Timbers will welcome D.C. United on Sunday to Providence Park. Portland is returning to the turf for the first time since a September 30th loss at San Jose. Portland is tied for third in the MLS West with 47 points. The Timbers are 9-and-2-and-4 at home. D.C. is 3-and-11-and 2 on the road. United is in the East basement with 32 points.3
(Phoenix, AZ) -- The Trail Blazers conclude their preseason with a game against Maccabi Haifa tonight at the Moda Center. Portland is 4-and-1 so far in exhibition play. The regular season tips off this coming Wednesday against the Suns in Phoenix. The Blazers home opener will be on October 24th when they host New Orleans.
(Eugene, OR) -- Oregon will play Saturday at Stanford. The Ducks dropped to 4-and-2 overall and 1-and-2 in the Pac-12 after a 33-10 loss to Washington State. The Cardinals are 4-and-2 and 3-and-1 in the conference. Stanford is ranked number-25 in the coaches poll. The Cardinals have won three straight, including a 23-20 upset last Saturday at Utah.
(Corvallis, OR) -- Oregon State will have Cory Hall as its interim head coach for the final six games of the year. HIs first game will be Saturday when the Beavers host Colorado. Hall was named the interim after Gary Anderson was let go with a 1-and-5 record. Kickoff against the Buffaloes is 1 p.m. at Reser Stadium.
(Corvallis, OR) -- Oregon State has some head coaches on its radar screen to replace Gary Anderson. The expanded list according to reports include Memphis' Mike Norvell, who was an Arizona State offensive coordinator for four year under Todd Graham, Colorado State's Mike Bobo, Wyoming's Craig Bohl and Navy's Ken Niumatalolo. Anderson and OSU departed ways with six games remaining in the season.
(Phoenix, AZ) -- Meyers Leonard scored 17 points and hauled in seven boards as the Trail Blazers beat the Suns 113-104 in Phoenix. Portland has won four straight exhibition games after dropping its opener to the Suns. Damian Lillard contributed 14 points and Evan Turner 12 points in the victory. Portland Rookie Caleb Swanigan [[ SWAN-ih-genn ]] was ejected in the fourth quarter after a brief altercation with Alex Len. The Trail Blazers conclude their preseason with a game tomorrow against Maccabi Haifa at the Moda Center.
(Portland, OR) -- The Timbers will welcome D.C. United on Sunday to Providence Park. The match starts at 4:30 p.m. Portland is returning to the turf for the first time since a September 30th loss at San Jose. Portland is tied for third in the MLS West with 47 points. The Timbers are 9-and-2-and-4 at home. D.C. is 3-and-11-and 2 on the road. United is in the East basement with 32 points.
(Portland, OR) -- The winless Vikings will host the Lumberjacks on Saturday. Kickoff is 2 p.m. Northern Arizona is 3-and-2 overall and 2-and-0 in the Big Sky. Portland State is 0-and-5 and 0-and-2.
After winning 5 of 6 games over Bend, the top ranked Summit Storm had the tables turned on them last night in prep Volleyball as the 2nd ranked Lady Lava Bears swept Summit 3-games to none. The win forces a first-place tie with both Summit and Bend leading the IMC with 5-and-1 records and now a season series split.
Elsewhere last night…5th ranked Ridgeview won the battle of the ‘View’s downing Mt. View 3-zip.
In the 4A division, top ranked Sisters got out of Sweet Home with a 3-2 match win keeping the Outlaws on top of the Sky-Em, and Crook County takes over the lead in the Tri-Valley with its shutout win over Gladstone. Madras lost 3-zip to Corbett.
Creswell blanked La Pine 3-to-nothing in the 3A classification, and Culver remains the #1 team in Class 2-A as they swept Pilot Rock, 3-zero.
(Corvallis, OR) -- Oregon State is searching for a new head football coach. Among the names surfacing on several sites to be on the OSU list are Washington offensive coordinator Jonathan Smith, Washington State defensive coordinator Alex Grinch, UCLA offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch and Tulane head coach Willie Fritz. Smith is a former OSU quarterback and graduate assistant. Former head coach Gary Anderson parted ways with OSU with six games left on the schedule.
(Corvallis, OR) -- Oregon State will have Cory Hall on the sidelines Saturday when it hosts Colorado. Hall was named the interim head coach after Gary Anderson was let go with a 1-and-5 record. The Beavers have allowed at least 32 points in every game this season. Kickoff against the Buffaloes is 1 p.m. at Reser Stadium
(Portland, OR) -- The Timbers will host D.C. United on Sunday. The match at Providence Park starts at 4:30 p.m. Portland has not played since a 2-1 loss on September 30th at San Jose. Portland is tied for third in the MLS West with 47 points. The Timbers are 9-and-2-and-4 at home. D.C. is last in the East with 32 points.
(Phoenix, AZ) -- Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic will not play tonight against the Suns. He has been ruled out of the preseason game in Phoenix with a concussion. He likely suffered the injury Monday in a Portland victory at Sacramento. Nurkic has 16 points and seven rebounds against the Kings.
(Eugene, OR) -- Oregon will play Saturday at Stanford. Pre-game at 6:00 pm/Kick-off at 8:00 pm on KBND. The Ducks dropped to 4-and-2 overall and 1-and-2 in the Pac-12 after a 33-10 loss to Washington State. The Cardinals are 4-and-2 and 3-and-1 in the conference. Stanford is ranked number-25 in the coaches poll. The Cardinals have won three straight, including a 23-20 upset last Saturday at Utah.
(Couva, Trinidad and Tobago) -- The United States has been eliminated from 2018 World Cup contention. The U.S. Men's National team lost to Trinidad and Tobago 2-1 at Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva. The loss coupled with wins by both Honduras and Panama cost the United States a World Cup berth. Christian Pulisic scored the lone goal in the 47th minute to pull the Americans within one but they were unable to find the equalizer. This is the first time the United States will miss the World Cup since 1986.
Big show down in prep volleyball tonight as #3 hosts #1. The Bend Lava Bears entertain top-ranked Summit in IMC League play as the two programs played this weekend in the Clearwater Classic with Summit winning 2-1. And, Summit shutout Bend two weeks in league play, 3-zip.
First serve is set for 6pm.
Elsewhere….Mt. View hosts Ridgeview, Sisters travels to Sweet Home, Crook County welcomes Gladstone, Madras plays at Corbett, La Pine hosts Creswell, and Culver travels to Pilot Rock.
(Corvallis, OR) -- Cory Hall will be the interim Oregon State coach for the remainder of the season. The school dismissed Gary Anderson with six games left on the schedule. Hart played six years in the NFL with he Bengals and Falcons. He has been on the Oregon State staff since 2016, coaching the cornerbacks. Athletic director Scott Barnes will run a search for a permanent replacement.
(Corvallis, OR) -- Oregon State head football coach Gary Anderson is stepping down. The school says they and Anderson have mutually decided to release each other from the remainder of Anderson's contract, which was set to expire in 2021. Anderson opted to waive his right to the remaining value on his contract of approximately twelve-point-six-million-dollars. Anderson replaced Mike Riley in December 2014. OSU hired him away from Wisconsin after a 10-and-3 season. Anderson had a 7-and-23 record with OSU.
(Eugene, OR) -- Oregon will play Saturday at Stanford. The Ducks fell to 4-and-2 overall and 1-and-2 in the Pac-12 after a 33-10 loss to Washington State. Pre-game at 6pm/Kick-off at8pm on KBND. The Cardinals are 4-and-2 and 3-and-1 in the conference. Stanford is ranked number-25 in the coaches poll.
(Sacramento, CA) -- The Blazers beat the Kings 97-83 in Sacramento for their third straight preseason victory. Jusuf Nurkic led Portland with 16 points and seven rebounds. Damian Lillard had 14 points and C.J. McCollum 12 points. The Blazers will play tomorrow against the Suns in Phoenix.
In the Pac-12, the Ducks suffered their second loss of the season as visiting Washington State quarterback and Heisman candidate Luke Falk threw for 3 TD’s and the unbeaten Cougs slide by Oregon, 33-10. Falk broke Marcus Mariota’s Pac-12 record for most TD passes in a career.
Oregon, 4-and-2, plays at Stanford Saturday night at 8. The Cardinal fend off Utah in Salt Lake City beating the Utes, 23-20.
It could have been worse for the Beavers in L-A as Oregon State lost to USC, 38-10. The 1-and-5 Beavs host Colorado Saturday at 1pm. Colorado lost in Tucson to Arizona, 45-42/
Meantime…6th ranked Washington was too much for Cal and beat the Bears, 38-7. The 6-and-0 Huskies travel to Arizona State this weekend.
(Portland, OR) -- Damian Lillard scored 35 points to lead the Trail Blazers past the Clippers 134-106 in an exhibition game at the Moda Center. C.J. McCollum contributed 20 points, while reserve Maurice Harkless scored 16 points. The Blazers will play tonight at Sacramento. They are 2-and-1 halfway through their six-game exhibition slate.
We start with our Friday Night Lights prep football rewind and Mt. View is the State’s new #1 ranked team after the Cougars won their 6th game without a loss and yet another road win beating Pendleton, 21-6. The Cougs host Ridgeview this week.
The Bend Lava Bears beat Summit, 35-29. The Bears are 5-and-1 and ranked 10th and play at #5 Hermiston Friday night. Hermiston defeated Ridgeview, 48-26. The Ravens are winless at 0-and-6. And, Redmond scored its first win of the fall beating Hood River, 30-to-20.
In the 4A…top-ranked Cottage Grove beat Sisters, 44-14. Crook County defeated Molalla, 21-12. Madras lost at Gladstone, 34-12.
La Pine remains undefeated in the 3A division as the 2nd ranked Hawks beat Coquille, 8-6. And, Culver still winless in the 2A classification as Grant Union quieted the Bulldogs, 52-7.
(Eugene, OR) -- The Ducks had their lowest point total in eight years in a 33-10 loss to the Cougars in Eugene. With starting quarterback Justin Herbert injured, freshman Braxton Burmeister had a rugged first start. He completed 15-of-27 passes for 145 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions. Oregon dropped to 4-and-2 and 1-and-2 in the Pac 12. Washington State is 6-and-0 and 3-and-0.
(Bozeman, MT) -- Portland State is still winless after falling 30-22 at Montana State. Vikings quarterback Josh Knight threw for 317 yards and two touchdowns in the loss, completing 28 of 52. The Vikings fell to 0-and-5 and 0-and-2 in the Big Sky. Portland State will host Northern Arizona on Saturday.
(Los Angeles, CA) -- Oregon State was manhandled 38-10 at USC. The Beavers have lost three consecutive games to ranked opponents. The defeat dropped them to 1-and-5 and 0-ad-3 in the PAC 12. OSU will host Colorado on Saturday in a conference game.
(Los Angeles, CA) -- The Seahawks forced five turnovers to beat the Rams 16-10 in Los Angeles. Seattle QB Russell Wilson completed 24-of-37 passes for 198 yards and a touchdown. Seahawks free safety Earl Thomas forced a fumble and intercepted a pass. Seattle is 3-and-2 and plays next Sunday at the Giants.
Time for Friday Night Lights! Tonight, after winning road games to start the year at South Albany, and at Central and beating crosstown rival Summit on their home turf, the 3rd ranked Mt. View Cougars take yet another trip. Today…yes, today, the Cougs, undefeated at 5-and-0 play in Pendleton in a 4pm kickoff.
Meantime, Bend tries to keep pace and within striking distance of Mt. View for the League Title as the Lava Bears host Summit.Bend is tied for the Conference top spot, and 4-and-1 overall, while the Storm are tied for 5th place. Elsewhere in the IMC…Redmond greets Hood River and Ridgeview hosts powerful 4th ranked Hermiston.
In the 4A Sky-Em league….the Sisters Outlaws look for their first win in League as they host top-rated Cottage Grove. In the Tri-Valley…Crook County hosts Molalla, and Madras is at Gladstone.
In the 3A ranks, two undefeated’s meet for the Mountain Valley Conference lead when 5th ranked La Pine welcomes Coquille. Both teams are 5-and-0.
Prep volleyball last night…Summit swept Mt. View 3-zip. 3rd ranked Bend shutout Redmond 3-games to none. 6th ranked Ridgeview sweeps Hood River in 3-games.
Sisters swept Sutherlin 3-to-nothing and the top-ranked Outlaws improve to 17-and-2. Crook County beat beat Molalla 3-1, and Madras grabbed a 3-1 win at home beating Gladstone.
#2 Culver beat #6 Weston-McEwen in straight sets 3-zip and the Lady Bulldogs are also 17-and-2 overall.
(Los Angeles, CA) -- Oregon State wraps up its stretch of three straight games versus ranked opponents tomorrow afternoon at number-15 USC. The Beavers lost to the Cougars and Washington to fall to 1-and-4 and 0-and-2 in the Pac 12. USC is 4-and-1 and 2-and-1.
(Eugene, OR) -- A banged up Oregon squad takes it shot at number-11 Washington State tomorrow night at Autzen Stadium. It will be either Taylor Alie or Braxton Burmeister getting the start at quarterback for the injured Justin Herbert. The Ducks beat Cal last weekend, 45-24, to jump to 4-and-1 and 1-and-1 in the Pac 12. Wazzu is 5-and-0 and 2-and-0.
(Portland, OR) -- Damian Lillard scored 16 points with eight assists in the Trail Blazers' 106-101 preseason win over the Raptors at the Moda Center. C.J. McCollum added 15 and hit four threes for Portland, which is 1-and-1 to start its six-game exhibition slate. They're at the Clippers on Sunday.
(Eugene, OR) -- Oregon will try to pull of an upset on Saturday when it faces number-11 Washington State. Kickoff is 5 p.m. at Autzen Stadium. The Ducks are 4-and-1 and evened their Pac-12 record to 1-and-1 with a victory over California. The unbeaten Cougars are led by Heisman Trophy candidate quarterback Luke Falk.
(Portland, OR) -- The Trail Blazers will host the Raptors tonight at the Moda Center. Tipoff is 7 p.m. Portland blew a 24-point halftime lead in a 114-112 loss to Phoenix in its first preseason game Tuesday. The Raptors fell 98-84 to the Clippers last night in Honolulu.
(Portland, OR) -- Portland State will seek to snap a six-game losing streak when it plays Saturday at Montana State. Kickoff is 11 a.m. for the Big Sky game in Bozeman, Montana. The Vikings are coming off a 45-33 loss to Montana to drop to 0-and-4. Portland State also lost its final two games last year. The Bobcats have lost their two home games to South Dakota State and Weber State.
(Corvallis, OR) -- Oregon State continues its run through the gauntlet. The Beavers play Saturday at USC. Kickoff is 1 p.m. at the LA Coliseum. It will be OSU's third consecutive game against a ranked foe. The Trojans are ranked number-15, but lost last week to Washington State. OSU is 1-4 and 0-2 in the Pac 12.
(Eugene, OR) -- Ducks senior starting running back Royce Freeman returned to practice Wednesday. He left the victory over California last Saturday with a shoulder injury. He could play against Washington State. Coach Willie Taggart remained mum on whether fifth year senior Taylor Albie or true freshman Braxton Burmeister would start at quarterback against the Cougars. Starting QB Justin Herbert is out for several weeks with a fractured collarbone.
(Seattle WA) -- The Seahawks will face the NFC West-leading Rams on Sunday in Los Angeles. Kickoff is 1:05 p.m. at the LA Memorial Coliseum. The Rams are a division-leading 3-and-1 record after topping the Dallas Cowboys. Seattle is coming off a 46-18 dismantling of the Colts to even its record at 2-and-2.
(Portland, OR) -- The Timbers are idle this week. Their next game is October the 15th when they host D.C. United. Portland lost its last game 2-1 at San Jose. The Timbers are in a three-way tie for second place in the Western Conference at 47 points with Kansas City and Seattle. They have two games left, both at Providence Park. The October 22nd finale will be against West leader Vancouver.
(Portland, OR) -- The Trail Blazers lost their preseason opener 114-112 to the Suns at the Moda Center. Damian Lillard and rookie Caleb Swanigan each scored 18 points for Portland. Jusuf Nurkic contributed 16 points. The Blazers led by 12 points after three quarters, but yielded 41 points in the final period. The Trailblazers will host the Raptors tomorrow night at 7 here on KBND.
(Corvallis, OR) -- Oregon State will face another stiff challenge Saturday when it plays at USC. Kickoff is 1 p.m. The Trojans are ranked number-15, but dropped 10 spots after losing last weekend to Washington State. It will be the third straight week the Beavers have played a ranked team. OSU is 1-4 and 0-2 in the Pac 12.
(Eugene, OR) -- Oregon will host number-11 Washington State on Saturday. Pre-game at 3:00; kick-off at 5:00 p.m. on KBND from Autzen Stadium. The Ducks are 4-and-1 and 1-and-1 in the Pac 12. The Cougars are 5-and-0 and 2-and-0 in conference play after beating USC last week.
(Portland, OR) -- The Timbers are off until the 15th when they host D.C. United. Portland is coming off a 2-1 loss to the Earthquakes. The Timbers are in a three-way tie for second place in the MLS West with 47 points with Kansas City and Seattle. They have two games left, both at Providence Park. The October 22nd finale is against conference front-runner Vancouver.
(Portland, OR) -- Winless Portland State will play Saturday at Montana State. Kickoff is 11 a.m. for the Big Sky game in Bozeman, Montana. The Vikings are coming off a 45-33 loss to Montana to drop to 0-and-4. Montana State is 1-and-3 and has lost both of its home games.
(Portland, OR) -- The Trail Blazers will host the Phoenix Suns tonight in their first of six preseason games. Tipoff is 7 o'clock at the Moda Center. A dozen Portland players return from last season, but forwards Caleb Swanigan and Zack Collins are expected to contribute as rookies.
(Eugene, OR) -- Oregon State quarterback Justin Herbert will miss several games with a fractured left collarbone. Backup QB Taylor Alie is day-to-day with a concussion. Freshman Braxton Burmeister is taking snaps with the first unit. Linebacker Kaulana Apelu has a broken ankle and is out for the season. Running back Royce Freeman is sidelined with a shoulder injury. All the injuries occurred in the Ducks' 45-24 win over California.