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(Portland, OR)  --  After making two consecutive All-Star Games, Blazers guard Damian Lillard wasn't chosen as a reserve for this year's All-Star Team.  Lillard is averaging career-highs in points and assists.  The 25-year-old guard told the press that he was "expecting the worst".



(Portland, OR)  --  The Trail Blazers homestand continues tonight as the Charlotte Hornets visit the Moda Center.  The Blazers have won six of their past eight games, and are 21-and-26 on the year.  This game is the fourth of a seven-game homestand.  Charlotte is 22-and-24.



(Tucson, AZ)  --  Dillon Brooks posted 24 points as number-24 Oregon ended 15th-ranked Arizona's 49-game home win streak with an 83-75 victory at the McKale Center.  With the score tied at 64 in the second half, the Ducks used an 8-0 run to pull ahead for good.  Dwayne Benjamin scored 15 points in the win.  Ryan Anderson finished with 22 points and 10 rebounds for the Wildcats, who hadn't lost at home since a February 2013 loss to Cal.  Arizona committed 19 turnovers in the loss.



(Tempe, AZ)  --  Arizona State took a 19-point halftime lead and never looked back as they knocked off Oregon State, 86-68 at Wells Fargo Arena last night.  Stephen Thompson Junior led the squad with 14 points off the bench.  Gary Payton the Second was 1-of-7 from the field and finished with two points and seven assists.  The 12-and-7 Beavers battle 15th-ranked Arizona tomorrow.



(Phoenix, AZ)  --  Former Oregon running back Derek Loville is facing federal drug dealing and racketeering charges after being indicted as part of an international narcotics ring.  Loville appeared before a judge in Phoenix on Wednesday and was released without bail.  Loville played eight seasons in the NFL, and won Super Bowls with the 49ers in 1994, and the Broncos in 1997 and 1998.  Loville is third all-time for the Ducks in rushing yards and total touchdowns.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Trail Blazers homestand continues tomorrow as the Charlotte Hornets visit the Moda Center.  The Blazers have won six of their past eight games, and are 21-and-26 on the year.  Tomorrow's tilt is the fourth game of a seven-game homestand.



(Tucson, AZ)  --  The Ducks clash with 15th-ranked Arizona tonight in Pac-12 action at the McKale Center.  Oregon is 16-and-4, with a 5-and-2 mark in conference play.  Oregon will visit Arizona State on Sunday.  The Wildcats are also 16-and-4, with a 4-and-3 mark in the Pac-12.



(Portland, OR)  --  Timbers head coach Caleb Porter won't be leaving anytime soon.  The MLS Cup champions have announced that Porter has agreed to a long-term contract extension.  Porter, in his three seasons as coach, has twice led the Timbers to the MLS Cup playoffs, including the league title this past season.  He has an overall record of 41 wins, 25 losses, and 36 ties.  The Timbers haven't released details of the extension.



(Tempe, AZ)  --  Oregon State squares off with Arizona State tonight at Wells Fargo Arena.  The Beavers snapped a three-game skid by upsetting USC on Sunday.  The Beavers are 3-and-4 in the Pac-12 and 12-and-6 overall.  Arizona State is 11-and-9, with just one conference win.



(Renton, WA)  --  Seahawks offensive tackle Russell Okung will reportedly undergo surgery on a shoulder that was dislocated during Seattle's loss to Carolina in the NFC playoffs.  The report comes from CBS's Jason La Canfora via Twitter.  La Canfora says Okung, who will soon become an unrestricted free agent, informed all 32 NFL teams of his impending surgery and said he expects to be ready to hit the field again in June.  His contract with the Seahawks expires on March 9th.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Portland Trail Blazers are in sole possession of second place in the Northwest standings after last night's 112-97 win at home over Sacramento.  The Blazers' defense was able to hold DeMarcus Cousins to 17 points, after he scored 56 and 48 points in the Kings' previous two games.  C.J. McCollum scored 18 points for Portland, and Damian Lillard added 15 with 13 assists.  The Blazers will host Charlotte Friday night.
 



(Undated)  --  Oregon and Oregon State tip respective Arizona trips tomorrow.  The 24th-ranked Ducks visit 15th-ranked Arizona before heading up to Tempe and facing Arizona State.  The Beavers play the Sun Devils and head down to Tucson to play the Wildcats.



(Cheney, WA)  --  Portland State hoops is on the road tomorrow visiting Eastern Washington.  The Vikings are 7-and-10 after their 81-63 victory over Sacramento State.  The Eagles are 9-and-10 overall.



(Corvallis, OR)  --  Oregon State guard Gary Payton the Second is on a prestigious watch list.  Payton is one-of-20 players up for the USBWA National Player of the Year.  He is averaging 17.5 points, 5.3 assists and 8.4 rebounds this season.



(Beaverton, OR)  --  The Portland Timbers will have a new logo on their kits this season.  Timbers owner Merritt Paulson tweeted a picture  teasing the club's new second jersey.  The kit featured a championship star embroidered above the Timbers' crest on the red and black jersey.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Trail Blazers welcome the Kings to the Moda Center in a key matchup as they battle it out for the eight seed in the Western Conference.  Sacramento holds a one-game lead on Portland with a 20-and-24 record.  The Blazers are 20-and-26.



(Tempe, AZ)  -- Oregon State tries to win two consecutive conference games for the first time this season on Thursday at Arizona State.  The Beavers ended a three-game losing streak with a 15-point win over USC on Sunday.  Oregon State is 12-and-6 and 3-and-4.



(Tucson, AZ)  --  Oregon tries to stay hot taking on Arizona in Tucson on Thursday.  The Ducks swept the Los Angeles-area schools at home to get to 16-and-4 and 5-and-1 in the Pac 12.  They face ASU on Sunday.



(Bellevue, WA)  --  Bellevue, Washington police are asking that Seattle Seahawks fullback Derrick Coleman be charged with vehicular assault and hit-and-run in connection with an October 14th crash.  Investigators say Coleman admitted to smoking synthetic marijuana before the wreck that left another driver with a head injury.  SeattlePI.com reports the claims against Coleman have been forwarded to the King County Prosecutor's Office and a decision is expected in the next few weeks.  Coleman's attorney, Steve Hayne says the claim against Coleman is "irresponsible" and his client wasn't impaired at the time of the crash.



(Portland, OR)  --  Game three of a seven-game homestand tips off tomorrow for the Blazers, who will host the Kings at the Moda Center.  The Blazers are 1-and-1 so far on the homestand following a loss to Atlanta and Saturday's win over the Lakers.  DeMarcus Cousins and the Kings host the Hornets tonight.



(St. Petersburg, FL)  --  Oregon quarterback Vernon Adams Junior starred on Saturday as he led the West team to a 29-9 win in the East-West Shrine Game in Florida.  Adams tossed three touchdowns on just nine attempts, likely raising his draft stock for this spring's NFL Draft.



(Corvallis, OR)  --  Freshman quarterback Seth Collins has announced his intentions to transfer from the Oregon State program.  Collins played in eight games for the Beavers this year, throwing for 935 yards, six touchdowns and four picks while rushing for 575 yards and three scores.  Collins ended up being switched to wide receiver as the season came to a close.



(Eugene, OR)  --  Dillon Brooks posted 25 points as Oregon topped UCLA, 86-72, on Saturday at Matthew Knight Arena.  Chris Boucher had 18 points and 10 boards for the 16-and-4 Ducks, who are now 5-and-2 in Pac-12 action.  Oregon visits Arizona on Thursday.



(Corvallis, OR)  --  The three-game losing streak is over for the Oregon State men's basketball team, who defeated USC in Corvallis, 85-70.  Gary Payton the Second had a big night for the Beavers, scoring 22 points, grabbing 15 rebounds, and dishing out eight assists.  Tres Tinkle added 18 points for Oregon State.  The Beavers will visit Arizona State Thursday night.



(Seattle, WA)  --  Delisa Lynch, the mother of Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch, says she's not sure what the future holds for her son.  "Momma" Lynch was quoted by TMZ that her son still has gas left in the tank and will not retire.  But Ms. Lynch told KING-5 over the weekend that the report isn't true and that she doesn't know Marshawn's plans for the future.  Seahawks general manager John Schneider said last week he believes the star running back is "leaning toward retirement."



(Undated)  --  An ESPN report says Seahawks wide receiver Jermaine Kearse won't take a pay cut to stay in Seattle.  ESPN's Adam Schefter quotes Kearse as saying he's "put in too much hard work to give a discount."  Kearse, who's a Lakewood native and a former Washington Husky, will become an unrestricted free agent on March 15th and appears to intend to test his worth on the open market.  He caught eleven passes for 110 yards and two touchdowns in the Seahawks' NFC Divisional Round loss to Carolina.
 



(Portland, OR)  --  Game two of a seven-game homestand tips off tomorrow night for the Blazers, who host the Lakers at the Moda Center.  Portland's home stretch will last through February 4th.  The next opponent following the Lakers will be the Kings on Tuesday.



(Eugene, OR)  --  The Oregon Ducks knocked off 25th-ranked USC, 89-81, at Matthew Knight Arena last night.  Elgin Cook led the charge with 26 points for Oregon.  Dwayne Benjamin and Chris Boucher each scored 16 points as the Ducks improved to 15-and-4 overall and 4-and-2 in the Pac-12.  They'll host UCLA tomorrow.



(Corvallis, OR)  --  Oregon battled USC last night, and the Beavers get their chance on Sunday when the Trojans come to Corvallis.  Oregon State is 11-and-6 on the year, with a 2-and-4 mark in Pac-12 play.  They'll try to halt a three-game skid.



(Eugene, OR)  --  Oregon athletic director Rob Mullens is one of four new members of the College Football Playoff selection committee.  The committee is tasked with ranking college football teams for the CFP poll, which decides who plays in the playoff.  Mullens will serve a three-year term.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Portland Trail Blazers will try again Saturday to win their 20th game of the year, after falling at home to Atlanta, 104-98.  Portland was unable to overcome a slow start last night against the Hawks.  C.J. McCollum led the Blazers with 28 points.  Portland will host the Los Angeles Lakers Saturday night.
 



(Renton, WA)  --  Seahawks free safety Earl Thomas will be sitting out this year's Pro Bowl.  Thomas, who was selected to play in the Pro Bowl for the fifth straight year, has announced he won't be able to participate in the January 31st contest in Honolulu.  He says he's looking forward to getting his body fully healthy and working to bring another Super Bowl home to Seattle.  Thomas was one of seven Seahawks to be selected for this year's Pro Bowl.
 



(Corvallis, OR)  --  Gary Payton the Second dropped 17 points and seven assists, but the Beavers fell to UCLA, 82-73, last night at Gill Coliseum.  Tres Tinkle added 15 points for Oregon State, which has lost three straight games.  The 11-and-6 Beavers host USC on Sunday.



(Santa Clara, CA)  --  Chip Kelly is in place as the new head coach of the San Francisco 49ers.  The former Ducks head coach was formally introduced yesterday and says it's a privilege to be the coach of such a prestigious franchise.  Kelly was 46-and-7 in four seasons as Oregon's head coach from 2009 to 2012.



(Eugene, OR)  --  The Oregon Ducks play host to the 25th-ranked USC Trojans tonight at Matthew Knight Arena.  The Ducks are 14-and-4 on the year and 3-and-2 in Pac-12 play.  The Trojans are 15-and-3 and 4-and-1 on the year.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Portland Trail Blazers are back on home court tonight hosting the Atlanta Hawks.  The Blazers have won four of their last five games to improve to 19-and-25 on the season.  The Hawks enter the Moda Center with a 25-and-17 record.  Tip set for 7:30.  


(Eugene, OR)  --  Oregon plays host to 25th-ranked USC tomorrow.  The Ducks will try and bounce back following their 91-87 loss at Colorado.  UO is 14-and-4, while the Trojans lead the Pac-12 at 15-and-3.  Tip tomorrow from Eugene at 6:00. 


(San Francisco, CA)  --  Former Oregon basketball player Luke Ridnour and Oregon State hoopster Jim Anderson are entering the Pac-12 Men's basketball Hall of Honor.  The induction will occur on March 12th, during a ceremony prior to the championship game at the 2016 Pac-12 Men's Basketball Tournament in Las Vegas.  Ridnour was the 2003 Pac-10 Player of the Year.  Anderson played or coached at OSU for 37 years. 


(Corvallis, OR)  --  Oregon State is back on the hardwood tonight hosting UCLA.  The Beavers are attempting to win following back-to-back losses to Utah and Colorado.  OSU is 11-and-5, while the Bruins are 11-and-7.  Tip from Corvallis at 8:00.  


(Corvallis, OR)  --  Oregon State forward Jarmal Reid is being suspended four games for tripping an official.  Reid intentionally tripped the referee late in Sunday night's 59-53 loss at Utah.  Whether suspension is extended, hinges on Reid's conduct and attitude the couple of weeks.  The senior is averaging 4.2 points and 2.2 rebounds per game for OSU.  


(Washington, DC)  --  C.J. McCollum scored 25 points, including 6-of-10 from three, as the Trail Blazers turned back the Wizards 108-98 at the Verizon Center.  Meyers Leonard added 18 points off the bench for Portland, which also got 10 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists from Mason Plumlee.  The Blazers have won four of their last five games to improve to 19-and-25.  Portland host the Atlanta Hawks tomorrow night.  


(Renton, WA)  --  Seahawks linebacker Bruce Irvin says he's open to staying in Seattle for less money, even though he'll be an unrestricted free agent during the offseason.  That's a reversal of Irvin's stance during the last offseason, during which he told a reporter he'd like to play for his hometown team, the Atlanta Falcons.  Yesterday, Irvin told reporters the Seahawks are his "brothers" and he couldn't imagine continuing his career elsewhere.  Seattle's season ended Sunday with a 31-24 loss to the Carolina Panthers in a Divisional Playoff game. 
 


(Portland, OR)  --  Portland State football is mourning the loss of linebacker A.J. Schlatter.  The redshirt freshman died suddenly and unexpectedly Sunday evening.  The Canby native passed away from complications developed after he had minor surgery on Friday.  Schlatter started 10 games for the Vikings in 2015 and ranked fourth on the team with 62 tackles. 


(Corvallis, OR)  --  Oregon State is back on the hardwood tomorrow hosting UCLA.  The Beavers are attempting to win following back-to-back losses to Utah and Colorado.  OSU is 11-and-5, while the Bruins are 11-and-7.  Tip from Corvallis at 8:00. 


(Eugene, OR)  --  Oregon plays host to 25th-ranked USC on Thursday.  The Ducks will try and bounce back following their 91-87 loss at Colorado.  UO is 14-and-4, while the Trojans lead the Pac-12 at 15-and-3.  Tip on Thursday from Eugene at 6:00.  


(Charlotte, NC)  --  The season is over for the Seattle Seahawks, despite a valiant second-half effort.  The Carolina Panthers will head to the NFC Championship Game against Arizona, after holding off Seattle yesterday, 31-24, in the Divisional Round playoff game.  The Panthers built a 31-0 lead at halftime, but the Seahawks came back in the second half with 24 straight points before a failed onside kick attempt with a minute-12 to go in the game.  Russell Wilson finished the contest with 366 passing yards, three touchdown passes, and two interceptions. 



(Eugene, OR)  --  Ex-Michigan head coach Brady Hoke will join Oregon's staff as the defensive coordinator.  Hoke spent 2015 out of football after being fired from Michigan in 2014.  The Ducks were last in the Pac-12 in scoring defense, and surrendered 47 points in the second half and overtime of a 47-41 Alamo Bowl loss to TCU.  Former defensive coordinator Don Pellum was demoted to linebackers coach. 


(Washington, DC)  --  The Trail Blazers are back in action today for a road matchup with the Wizards at the Verizon Center.  Portland looks to rebound after a 114-89 loss to the lowly Sixers Saturday that snapped a three-game win streak.  The Blazers sit at 18-and-25 overall, good for third in the Northwest division.  Tipoff is slated for 11:00 a.m. 


(Boulder, CO)  --  Colorado outlasted Oregon, 91-87, in a shootout in Boulder.  Dillon Brooks netted 21 points for the Ducks, who dipped to 3-and-2 in the Pac-12 and 14-and-4 overall.  Tyler Dorsey added 19 points in defeat.  The Ducks host USC on Thursday. 


(Salt Lake City, UT)  --  Utah outscored Oregon State 36-19 in the second half to rally for a 59-53 win.  OSU's Jarmal Reid was ejected with 2:56 left for tripping a referee.  He was given a Flagrant 2 on the play, which allowed Utah to take a 53-52 lead on an ensuing free throw.  The 11-and-5 Beavers host UCLA Wednesday. 


(Portland, OR)  --  Alec Wintering scored 22 points as Portland upset BYU 84-81 Saturday.  Bryce Pressley and D'Marques Tyson each added 21 points of their own for the Pilots, who snapped a four-game losing streak with the win.  The team returns to the court Thursday for a road matchup with Pacific.  


(Portland, OR)  --  Isaiah Pineiro and Armani Collins each put up 15 points, but Portland State could not overcome a poor shooting night as the Vikings fell to Idaho State 73-70 at the Stott Center.  Cameron Forte added 10 points and pulled down seven boards off the bench for Portland State, which has lost three of its last four games.  The team is off until next Saturday. 
Seahawks' Second-half Surge Falls Short 


(Brooklyn, NY)  --  The Trail Blazers begin a three-game, east coast road trip tonight as they visit the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center.  The Blazers will face the 76ers on Saturday and the Wizards on Monday before returning home.  Portland is 17-and-24 and has won two straight games, while Brooklyn is 11-and-28.  
 


(Santa Clara, CA)  --  Former Oregon head coach Chip Kelly is the new head coach of the San Francisco 49ers.  The Niners have named him the 20th head coach in franchise history, replacing the fired Jim Tomsula.  Kelly was recently fired as head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles after three seasons.  He coached Oregon from 2009-2012, going 46-and-7.  


(Renton, WA)  --  Marshawn Lynch says he's ready.  That's the message that Lynch tweeted yesterday to ESPN's Kenny Mayne in response to a question about "Beast Mode's" status for Sunday's divisional playoff game against Carolina.  Lynch, who hasn't played since mid-November because of abdominal surgery, fully participated in practice the last two days.  After practicing last week, he pulled himself out of the lineup for the Minnesota game, telling head coach Pete Carroll he wasn't ready to play. 


(Salt Lake City, UT)  --  Dillon Brooks posted 21 points and eight rebounds as Oregon pounded Utah, 77-59, in Salt Lake City.  Casey Benson added 15 points as the Ducks shot 55-percent from the field and held Utah to just 34-percent.  The 14-and-3 Ducks are back in action on Sunday against Colorado in Boulder. 


(Salt Lake City, UT)  --  The Beavers continue Pac-12 play on Sunday with a road date against Utah.  Oregon State sits at 11-and-4 on the year and 2-and-2 in conference games.  Utah is 12-and-5 after losing to the Ducks last night.  The Beavers have won five of their past seven games.  


(Baltimore, MD)  --  The Timbers chose two forwards in the first two rounds of the MLS SuperDraft yesterday in Baltimore.  Forward Ben Polk out of Syracuse went 20th overall after scoring 12 goals and dishing four assists in 22 games for the Orange.  Forward Neco Brett out of Robert Morris went 40th overall.  The Jamaica native is a three-time Northeast Conference Player of the Year


(Portland, OR)  --  The Portland Trail Blazers will go for their third straight win tomorrow night in Brooklyn, after earning a 99-85 win over Utah.  Damian Lillard scored 21 points and got ten assists last night to lead Portland over the Jazz.  C.J. McCollum added 15 points.  The Blazers and the Nets are scheduled for a 4:30 tipoff Friday afternoon. 
 


(Boulder, CO)  --  Gary Payton the Second racked up 26 points, 15 rebounds, three assists and three steals but it wasn't enough as the Beavers fell to Colorado, 71-54, in Boulder last night.  The Beavers couldn't keep pace in the second half, getting outscored by 13 points.  The 11-and-4 Beavers visit Utah on Sunday. 


(Salt Lake City, UT)  --  Oregon basketball returns to action tonight as the Ducks visit Utah in Pac-12 play at the Jon M. Huntsman Center.  Oregon has won six of its past seven games and is 13-and-3 on the year and 2-and-1 in conference play. 


(Renton, WA)  --  Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch is back at practice.  Head coach Pete Carroll says "Beast Mode" was a full participant in yesterday's workouts, but is still on "day to day" status as the Hawks prepare for this Sunday's divisional playoff game against Carolina.  Lynch, who's been recovering from abdominal surgery, stayed home last Sunday as the Seahawks earned a 10-9 win in the wild-card game with Minnesota.  Offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell told SeattlePI.com that Lynch looked better yesterday than he did last week. 
 


(Eugene, OR)  --  The Oregon Ducks found a new quarterback coach and passing coordinator within the Pac-12.  David Yost has been hired from Washington State to assume both roles for the Ducks.  Yost served as the inside receivers coach for Wazzu.  


(Portland, OR)  --  The Timbers are inking the teams first-ever free agent.  Portland has signed midfielder Ned Grabavoy to a new deal.  The 12-year MLS vet registered two goals and three assists in 26 games for New York City FC last season.  


(Portland, OR)  --  The Portland Trail Blazers wrap up their five-game homestand tonight against the Utah Jazz.  The Blazers snapped a three-game losing skid with a 115-110 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder.  Portland is 16-and-24 overall.  The two teams have split their previous two games.  Tip from the Moda Center at 7:00.   


(Portland, OR)  --  The MLS Cup champion Portland Timbers are adding defender Zarek Valentin to their roster.  Portland acquired Valentin from the Montreal Impact in exchange for an international roster spot.  The 24-year-old was the second overall pick in the 2011 expansion draft by Montreal.  He started in 14 games with the Impact in 2012 before he was loaned to the Norwegian team Bodo Glimt. 

 



(Renton, WA)  --  Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll says Marshawn Lynch's status remains uncertain for this Sunday's playoff game at Carolina.  Lynch didn't travel with the team last Sunday for the Minnesota game, saying he wasn't ready to play.  "Beast Mode" recently underwent abdominal surgery and hasn't played since November 15th.  Carroll says Lynch is "day to day." 


(Undated)  --  Both Oregon State and Oregon are on the road this week in Pac-12 action.  The Beavers meet Colorado tonight, while the Ducks are at Utah tomorrow.  OSU is 11-and-3, and UO is 13-and-3.  Tip from Boulder at 8:00.  


(Portland, OR)  --  Portland Winterhawks fans could get a piece of the 1.5-billion-dollar Powerball jackpot.  The team will host what is perhaps the world's biggest Powerball pool during the game against the Regina Pats.  The Winterhawks will purchase one-thousand tickets for tonight's drawing, and all fans 18 and over in attendance at the game can register to get in on the jackpot. 


(Seattle, WA)  --  The Seattle Mariners are acquiring pitcher Joe Wieland from the Los Angeles Dodgers in a swap for minor-league infielder Erick Mejia.  To make room on their roster for Wieland, the Mariners have designated right-handed pitcher A.J. Schugel for assignment.  Wieland spent most of last season with Triple-A Oklahoma City, where he was 10-and-5 with a four-point-59 ERA.  He made two major-league starts for the Dodgers last season. 
 


(Renton, WA)  --  The Seahawks are three-point underdogs heading into Sunday's Divisional Playoff game against the Carolina Panthers.  The top-seeded Panthers are coming off a first-round bye, while Seattle is fresh from a one-point win in frigid Minnesota over the Vikings.  The last game between the Hawks and the Panthers was on October 18th, when Carolina came from behind to win at CenturyLink Field, 27-23.  Kickoff for this Sunday's game in Charlotte is set for 10:05 in the morning. 
 


(Portland, OR)  --  The Portland Trail Blazers wrap up their five-game homestand tomorrow night against the Utah Jazz.  The Blazers snapped a three-game losing skid with a 115-110 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder.  Portland is 16-and-24 overall.  The two teams have split their previous two games.  


(Undated)  --  Both Oregon State and Oregon are on the road this week in Pac-12 action.  The Beavers meet Colorado tomorrow night, while the Ducks are at Utah on Thursday.  OSU is 11-and-3, and UO is 13-and-3.  


(Eugene, OR)  --  Washington State inside receivers coach Dave Yost is expected to join Mark Helfrich's Oregon staff.  Fox Sports reports Yost will help the offensive coaching staff, which lost offensive coordinator Scott Frost.  Yost helped produce the nation's top passing attack and the Cougars went 9-and-4.  


(Beaverton, OR)  --  Forward Rodney Wallace may be leaving the Portland Timbers.  Team owner Merritt Paulson tweeted the team is looking for a replacement for the winger.  Wallace helped Portland to the MLS Cup Championship, and has played all five seasons in the Timbers' MLS club history. 


(Minneapolis, MN)  --  The Seattle Seahawks will advance to the divisional round of the NFC playoffs, following a 10-9 win over Minnesota.  A missed 27-yard field-goal try by the Vikings' Blair Walsh in the fading seconds kept Seattle alive.  The Seahawks scored all their points in the fourth quarter, including a three-yard touchdown pass from Russell Wilson to Doug Baldwin.  Seattle will visit Carolina next Sunday for the divisional contest. 


(Eugene, OR)  --  Dillon Brooks flirted with a triple-double as Oregon dumped Stanford, 71-58, at Matthew Knight Arena.  Brooks posted 15 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists for the Ducks, who improved to 13-and-3.  Oregon returns to action on Thursday with a road game at Utah.  


(Portland, OR)  --  Damian Lillard scored 17 points in the final 3:07, including five three-pointers, as the Blazers rallied to beat the Thunder, 115-110, at the Moda Center.  Lillard drained his final five three-point attempts plus two field goals as the Blazers stole a victory.  C.J. McCollum added 22 points in the win.  The Blazers snapped a three-game skid and return to action on Wednesday at home against the Jazz. 


(Corvallis, OR)  --  Oregon State improved to 11-and-3 on Saturday with a 77-71 victory over Cal.  Gary Payton the Second scored 20 points to lead the way.  The 11-and-3 Beavers hit the road on Wednesday to visit Colorado.  


(Frisco, TX)  --  Portland State football coach Bruce Barnum picked up his hardware as FCS National Coach of the Year this weekend at the awards show in Frisco, Texas.  Barnum coached PSU to a 9-and-3 record, including two wins over FBS schools.  Senior safety Patrick Onwuasor finished second in voting for National Defensive Player of the Year after recording nine interceptions. 


(Corvallis, OR)  --  Kevin Clune is the new defensive coordinator at Oregon State.  Clune had been serving as linebackers coach and defensive coordinator at Utah State.  Clune previously worked with Beavers head coach Gary Andersen at Southern Utah, Utah and Utah State. 


(Corvallis, OR)  --  Oregon State will square off with Cal in Corvallis tomorrow.  The Beavers' four-game winning streak came to an end with a 78-72 loss to Stanford Wednesday.  Oregon State is 1-and-1 in Pac-12 play and 10-and-3 overall. 


(Portland, OR)  --  The Trail Blazers welcome the 33-and-2 Warriors to Portland tonight.  The Blazers have dropped two straight following Wednesday's 109-98 loss to the Clippers.  Portland is 15-and-23 on the season overall. 


(Eugene, OR)  --  Oregon will be back in action on Sunday against Stanford in Eugene.  The Ducks dropped Cal, 68-65, their last time out on Wednesday.  Oregon improved to 1-and-1 in the Pac-12 and 12-and-3 overall with the victory. 


(Spokane, WA)  --  Portland hits the road to face 22nd-ranked Gonzaga tomorrow night.  The Pilots have been off since suffering an 84-77 loss to Santa Clara last Saturday.  Portland is 2-and-2 in WCC action and 8-and-9 overall. 


(Portland, OR)  --  The MLS Champion Portland Timbers will be playing on a new field next season.  The current surface will be replaced by a new Revolution 360 surface.  Providence Park VP of operations Ken Puckett told KGW-TV the Timbers want the best for their players, and the surface, after two seasons of pro-level play, is ready to be replaced.  Portland will begin defending its title on March 6th, when it hosts the Columbus Crew.  


(Renton, WA)  --  There's doubt over whether Seahawks tight end Luke Willson will play against Minnesota in this Sunday's wild-card playoff game.  Willson sat out yesterday's practice with a concussion.  He missed last Sunday's regular-season finale against Arizona after suffering the concussion in the St. Louis game the week before.  Should Willson miss the Vikings game, Cooper Helfet and Chase Coffman will be the only healthy tight ends available Sunday for Seattle. 


(Portland, OR)  --  Chris Paul blew up for 21 points and 19 assists as the Clippers cruised past the Trail Blazers, 109-98, at the Moda Center.  Damian Lillard had 20 points and nine assists, but shot 7-of-25 from the field.  The Blazers have lost three of four.  Portland hosts the Warriors on Friday. 


(Portland, OR)  --  The Trail Blazers were down one of their best offensive player due to no one's fault but their own.  Portland's public relations Twitter account tweeted out "Due to a clerical error in the NBA's active list reporting, CJ McCollum is inactive for tonight's game vs. LAC. Luis Montero is active."  Head coach Terry Stotts took responsibility for the mistake, saying he signed the paper without looking at it closely.


(Eugene, OR)  --  Chris Boucher put up 18 points, helping Oregon beat Cal, 68-65, in Eugene.  Tyler Dorsey added 17 for the Ducks, who improved to 12-and-3 overall and 1-and-1 in the Pac 12.  They host Stanford on Sunday.  


(Corvallis, OR)  --  Oregon State's second-half rally fell short as they lost to Stanford, 78-72, at Gill Coliseum.  The Beavers got 22 points, nine rebounds and six assists from Gary Payton the Second.  Oregon State is 10-and-3 overall and 1-and-1 in the Pac 12.  They host Cal on Saturday.  


(Seattle, WA)  --  Former Seattle Mariners outfielder Ken Griffey, Jr. will be inducted this summer into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.  Griffey was elected in his first year of eligibility with 99-point-three-percent of the vote, which is a record.  He and former catcher Mike Piazza will be the only players to be inducted into the Hall this year.  Griffey is sixth on the career home-run list with 630, won ten Gold Glove awards, and was named the American League's MVP in 1997. 


(Eugene, OR)  --  The Oregon Ducks next starting quarterback is on campus.  Graduate transfer Dakota Prukop from Montana State is beginning his two-year masters program.  He is likely to take over from last season's transfer student signal-caller, Vernon Adams Junior.  Prukop threw for over three-thousand-yards with 28 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.  He also ran for 797 yards and 11 more scores.  


(Portland, OR)  --  The Portland Trail Blazers continue their homestand tonight against the Los Angeles Clippers from the Moda Center.  The Blazers have alternated wins and losses over their last four games.  Portland is 15-and-22 overall, while L.A. is 22-and-13 on the season.  Tip set for 7:00.  


(Undated)  --  Both Oregon and Oregon State are back on the hardwood tonight in Pac-12 conference action.  The Beavers beat the Ducks 70-57 over the weekend to improve to 1-and-0 in conference play, and 10-and-2 overall.  OSU hosts Stanford, while 11-and-3 UO welcomes Cal.  Tip from Eugene at 6:00, and at 8:00 from Corvallis.  


(Portland, OR)  --  The MLS champion Portland Timbers are hoping to add seats to Providence Park.  KOIN-TV reports the Timbers would pay for the expansion, which would add up to two-thousand seats to the south end of the stadium.  More concession stands and restrooms would also be added.  The Timbers hope to finalize the design of the renovation in the next few weeks. 


(Minneapolis, MN)  --  Seahawks fans traveling to Minneapolis for this Sunday's wild-card playoff game with the Vikings are being urged to bundle up.  The current Weather Underground forecast for gameday calls for partly cloudy skies, with the temperature at kickoff predicted to be three degrees Fahrenheit.  Forecasters say the temperature could fall to minus 14 as the game progresses, making for one of the coldest contests in NFL history.  The coldest game on record was the "Ice Bowl" in Green Bay between the Packers and Cowboys for the 1967 NFL Championship, when gametime temperatures fell to 15 below zero. 


(Portland, OR)  --  The Portland Winterhawks are off the ice until Friday.  The 'Hawks return to action on the road visiting the Seattle Thunderbirds.  Portland is 20-17-and-1 overall.  


(Eugene, OR)  --  After a 31-point collapse and overtime loss to TCU in the Alamo Bowl, Oregon is demoting defensive coordinator Don Pellum.  The move could open up a spot for former Washington and USC DC Justin Wilcox to return to Eugene, where he played from 1996-to-1999.


(Portland, OR)  --  The Grizzlies outscored the Blazers by 14 in the third quarter of a 91-78 win at the Moda Center. Former Blazer Zach Randolph scored 26 points to lead the Grizzlies. Al-Farouq Aminu posted 15 points and 14 rebounds to pace Portland, which has lost two of three.  Damian Lillard netted 17 points in his return from a seven-game absence  The Blazers continue homestand against the Los Angeles Clippers tomorrow night.  


(Renton, WA)  --  Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll says running back Marshawn Lynch may start this Sunday.  Seattle will play Minnesota in the wild-card round of the NFC playoffs and Lynch was back at practice yesterday after rehabbing from abdominal surgery.  Carroll says if Lynch gets through the week with no setbacks, there's a good chance he'll be the starter against the Vikings.  Kickoff Sunday is set for 10:05 in the morning, Pacific time. 
 


(Eugene, OR)  --  Oregon wide receiver Bralon Addison is taking his game to the next level.  Addison is forgoing his senior season with the Ducks and declaring for the 2016 NFL Draft.  He was a second-team All-Pac-12 selection after catching a team-leading 63 passes for 804 yards and 10 touchdowns this fall.  


(Undated)  --  Both Oregon and Oregon State are back on the hardwood tomorrow night in Pac-12 conference action.  The Beavers beat the Ducks 70-57 over the weekend to improve to 1-and-0 in conference play, and 10-and-2 overall.  OSU hosts Stanford, while 11-and-3 UO welcomes Cal. 

 



(Hillsboro, OR)  --  Shelley Duncan is returning as manager of the Hillsboro Hops next season.  He will be joined by long time pitching coach Mike Parrott and hitting coach Jose Amado, who will be making his organizational debut this season.  Hillsboro native Ben Petrick will reprise his role as consultant for the fourth consecutive season.  The Hops won their second of back-to-back Northwest League Championships last season.  


(Denver, CO)  --  C.J. McCollum dropped 25 points and seven assists as the Trail Blazers got by the Nuggets, 112-106, at the Pepsi Center.  It was tie game going into the fourth quarter when Portland outscored Denver, 32-to-26.  The Blazers improved to 15-and-21 with their fourth win in five games.  


(Portland, OR)  --  The Blazers return home tonight to face the Grizzlies at the Moda Center.  Portland has won four of its past five game and sits at 15-and-21 on the year.  Memphis is 18-and-17.  Tip-off at 7 o'clock.


(San Antonio, TX)  --  Oregon blew a 31-points half-time lead  as they fell to TCU, 47-41 in three overtimes in the Alamo Bowl from San Antonio.  Vernon Adams Junior led Oregon to a 28-0 lead before getting knocked out of the game late in the second quarter on a helmet-to-helmet hit, ending his college career.  Royce Freeman carried the ball 26 times for 130 yards and three scores, while Jeff Lockie struggled after replacing Adams.  The Ducks end the year at 9-and-4. 


(Corvallis, OR)  --  Oregon State opened up a 15-point lead by halftime as it rolled the Ducks, 70-57 last night at Gill Coliseum.  In the Pac-12 opener for both teams, the Beavers prevailed behind 19 points for Tres Tinkle.  The 10-and-2 Beavers host Stanford on Wednesday.  Chris Boucher led the Ducks with 16 points as they fell to 11-and-3.  They'll host Cal on Wednesday.  


(Glendale, AZ)  --  The Seahawks aren't NFC West champs this year, but they're heading into the playoffs after soundly defeating the team that holds the title.  Russell Wilson passed for three touchdowns and the Seattle defense held the high-powered Cardinals in check, as the Seahawks earned a 36-6 win yesterday over Arizona.  Running back Christine [[ KRISS-tin ]] Michael rushed for 103 yards to help the Seahawks earn their tenth win of the year.  Seattle will play at Minnesota next Sunday in the wild-card round of the playoffs. 


The only matchup of the day featuring ranked teams went from being 
a laugher to a shocker. No. 11 TCU matched the biggest comeback in 
bowl history, rallying from a 31-0 halftime deficit against No. 15 
Oregon and defeating the Ducks 47-41 in three overtimes at the 
Alamo Bowl. Bram Kohlhausen, starting at quarterback in place of 
the suspended Trevone Boykin, threw for 351 yards and accounted for 
four touchdowns, including an eight-yard tightrope scramble on the 
sideline for the winning points in the third extra period. Oregon's 
Vernon Adams Jr. threw for 197 first-half yards and a touchdown 
before leaving due to a hard hit to the head in a collision with 
TCU linebacker Derrick Kindred late in the first half. Royce 
Freeman had 130 rushing yards and three TDs for Oregon. 

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