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(Eugene, OR)  --  Oregon's guard Victor Bailey Junior is leaving the program and has entered the transfer portal.  Bailey averaged 7.4 points, 2.0 rebounds and shot a team-best 39.8 percent from three-point range while playing 19.1 minutes with eight starts in 37 games last season.  His playing time plummeted during Oregon's 10-game win streak at the end of the season and he did not play at all against Virginia in the Sweet 16.  Bailey's departure creates a fifth spot on the roster Oregon has to fill from last season.



(Portland, OR)  --  Damian Lillard scored a game-high 50 points, including the buzzer-beating, game-winning three to lift the Trail Blazers to a 118-115 win over the Thunder in Portland.  CJ McCollum and Maurice Harkless added 17 points each for Portland, which advanced to the next round of the Western Conference playoffs with the win.  Enes Kanter had a double-double with 13 points and 13 rebounds for the Blazers in their first series victory since 2016.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Timbers will face second place Toronto FC on Saturday.  Portland is riding high after a 3-1 win at Columbus this past weekend.  The Timbers moved out of last place with the win and improved to 1-5-and-1.  They are 11th in the West with four points, two ahead of Colorado.



(Undated)  --  The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved two new changes to the targeting rule and the repercussions to the violations have grown intense.  The panel decided they were eliminating the ability for targeting fouls to "stand" as called and created a progressive penalty for players who commit three targeting fouls in the same season.  If a player commits three targeting fouls in the same season, he will be suspended for the entirety of the next game.  The changes come after several controversial targeting calls and non-calls garnered national attention last season.



(Renton, WA)  --  The Seahawks have agreed in principle to trade defensive end Frank Clark to the Chiefs.  Kansas City will send their 2019 first-round pick and a 2020 second-round pick to Seattle in exchange for Clark.  The defensive end agreed to a five-year, one hundred and five point five million dollar contract with sixty-three point five million dollars guaranteed with the Chiefs that will become official when the trade is finalized by the NFL.



(Undated)  --  In college baseball, Oregon will face Cal Friday.  The Ducks fell to 22-and-16 overall after losing 10-0 to number-two Stanford on Saturday.  Oregon State lost 7-6 to Nevada in game two of their two-game series last night.  The Beavers fell to 28-10-and-1.  Oregon State will host Washington State Friday.



(San Diego, CA)  --  The Mariners will face the Padres today in game two of their two-game road stint in San Diego.  Seattle is looking for a win after falling two straight in their last five games.  Felix Hernandez will take the mound for Seattle, while Chris Paddack will start for San Diego.



(San Diego, CA)  --  Tim Beckham hit a two-run RBI single in the fifth for the Mariners as they fell to the Padres 6-3 in San Diego.  Erik Swanson gave up five runs on seven hits in five and two thirds innings for Seattle which have lost two straight.  Domingo Santana hit a sac-fly in the seventh to score Omar Narvaez for the Mariners final run of the game.



(Indianapolis, IN)  --  The 2019 NFL Draft kicks off tomorrow in Nashville.  The Seahawks have the 21st overall pick in round one, which will be held the first night.  Rounds two and three take place on Friday, with the three-day draft wrapping up on Saturday with rounds four through seven.



(Portland, OR)  --  Portland will host Oklahoma City tonight in Game Five of the Western Conference playoffs.  The Trail Blazers are a win away from advancing after taking Game Four 111-98 Sunday in Oklahoma City.  The Blazers lead the series 3-to-1 and can close it out with a win tonight.  A Game Six would be Thursday back in OKC.



Trail Blazers lead 3-1. Game 5, 7:30 p.m.

 

NEED TO KNOW: Portland is 82-42 all-time at home in the postseason.

 

KEEP AN EYE ON: The Blazers dynamic backcourt duo of Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum, who have combined for 51 or more points in every game of the series. McCollum and the Blazers quietly went about their business Sunday. They didn't talk trash, but let their play do the talking in a 111-98 win. ''I think we are a lot more mature than we were in past years,'' McCollum said on the Blazers' website.

 

PRESSURE IS ON: Westbrook. In Game 4, he was 5 of 21 from the field for 14 points. 



(Eugene, OR)  --  Four-star ball-carrier Tirek Murphy Jr. visited Oregon to view the spring game and has made no secret that he was anything short of impressed.  The 6-foot, 220-pound bruiser out of Christ The King Regional in Middle Village, New York, says he built a strong relationship with coach Jim Mastro during the visit with his mother.  From the beginning of his trip to the end, Murphy said, he felt like a priority.  Ranked 22nd in the nation as a running back, Murphy is also being pursued by Arizona State, LSU, Michigan, and Notre Dame, among others.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Timbers travel to face second place Toronto FC on Saturday.  Portland is riding high after a 3-1 win at Columbus this past Saturday.  The Timbers moved out of last place in MLS with the win and improved to 1-5-and-1.  They are 11th in the West with four points, two ahead of Colorado.



(San Diego, CA)  --  The Mariners play the Padres tonight in San Diego.  Seattle had its three-game winning streak snapped with an 8-6 loss to the Angels Sunday in Anaheim.  Erik Swanson starts for the M's tonight, while San Diego sends Nick Margevicius [[ mar-gah-VIH-chuss ]] will take the mound for San Diego.



(Undated)  --  In college baseball, Oregon will face Cal Berkley Friday.  The Ducks fell to 22-and-16 overall after losing 10-0 to number-two Stanford on Saturday.  Oregon State lost 8-7 to Nevada last night.  The Beavers fell to 28-9-and-1.  They face the Wolf Pack again today.



(Seattle, WA)  --   The Sounders are at home tomorrow to take on the Earthquakes.  Seattle is coming off a 4-1 loss at Los Angeles FC on Sunday.  The Sounders are third in the West with 16 points, six behind first-place LAFC.  San Jose is ninth in the West with nine points.



(Indianapolis, IN)  --  The 2019 NFL Draft kicks off Thursday in Nashville.  The Seahawks own the 21st overall pick in round one, which will be held the first night.  Rounds two and three take place on Friday, with the three-day draft wrapping up on Saturday with rounds four through seven.



(Oklahoma City, OK)  --  CJ McCollum scored 27 points to lead the Trail Blazers to a 111-98 victory over the Thunder in Oklahoma.  Damian Lillard flirted with a double-double adding 24 points and eight assists for Portland, leaving them one game away from round two of the western conference playoffs.  Lillard was just 2-of-8 in the first half and scored seven points.



(Portland, OR)  --  Larrys Mabiala scored a goal 31 minutes into the first half to lead the Timbers to a 3-1 win over the Crew FC in Portland.  Jeremy Ebobisse and Jorge Moreira added a goal a piece for Portland, snapping their five-game losing streak.  The Timbers, who fell into last place in MLS after losing 3-0 to the San Jose Earthquakes two weeks ago, jumped into 10th place in the Western Conference with their first win of the season.  Portland will host second place Toronto FC Saturday.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Trail Blazers will host the Thunder Tuesday for Game Five of the Western Conference playoffs.  Portland is riding high after stealing Game Four in Oklahoma City 111-98 last night.  CJ McCollum led the Blazers with 27 points, while Damian Lillard added 24 points.  Portland leads the series 3-to-1 and can close out the series with a win at home Tuesday.



(Undated)  --  In college baseball action,  Oregon was defeated by number-two Stanford in a shutout 10-0 loss Saturday.  The Ducks fell to 22-and-16 overall.  Oregon will face Cal Berkley Friday.  Oregon State defeated Arizona 9-3 Saturday.  The Beavers improved to 28-8-and-1.  Oregon State will face Nevada today.



(San Diego, CA)  --  The Mariners will travel to San Diego to face the struggling Padres tomorrow.  Seattle is looking to regain some confidence after losing to the Angels 8-6.  San Diego is looking to continue their win streak after losing six straight before their 4-3 win against Cincinnati yesterday.  Erik Swanson will take the mound for the Mariners.  Nick Margevicius will start for the Padres.



(Los Angeles, CA)  --   Tom Murphy cracked a two-run homer with one out off Noe Ramirez [[ no-EH ]] as the Mariners fall to the Angels 8-6 in Los Angeles.  Mitch Haniger added a two-run homer with two outs for Seattle which snapped their three-game winning streak.  Mike Leake allowed four runs on six hits in six innings for the Mariners who fall to 11-and-2 on the road.



(Seattle, WA)  --  Harry Shipp scored the Sounders only goal in their 4-1 loss to LAFC yesterday.  The defeat knocks the Sounders to 5-1-and-1 ahead of their next match, which will see them take on the San Jose Earthquakes at CenturyLink Field on Wednesday.  The Quakes are 2-0-and-5.



(Indianapolis, IN)  --  The 2019 NFL Draft kicks off on Thursday in Nashville.  The draft is three days and lasts through Saturday.  The Seahawks own the 21st overall pick in round one.


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