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(Oakland, CA)  --  The Trail Blazers lost 111-104 to the Warriors in Oakland to open a five-game trip.  Damian Lillard led Portland with 39 points, while CJ McCollum had 21.  The Blazers have lost five straight and are 13-and-13 overall.  They will play tomorrow night in Miami.



(Undated)  --  In college hoops, Oregon State will host Jacksonville State tonight in Corvallis.  The Beavers are 6-and-3.  Jacksonville State is 7-and-2, winning its last three.  Portland State will play tomorrow night at Oregon.  The Vikings are  8-and-2, their best 10-game record in their 22 years in the Big Sky Conference.  Oregon leads the all-time series, winning 11 of 13.  Portland University is off until Saturday when it plays at Seattle.



(Eugene, OR) --  Oregon held off Texas Southern for a 74-68 victory in Eugene.  The Ducks led 48-33 early in the second half, but the Tigers cut that to one-point with 3:32 left.  Payton Pritchard led Oregon with 16 points.  Troy Brown had 12 boards and 10 points.  The Ducks improved to 7-and-3.  Texas Southern is winless in nine games.  Oregon will host Portland State tomorrow night.



(Oakland, CA)  --  Center Jusuf Nurkic and forward Moe Harkless missed their second straight  Blazers game with injuries.  Nurkic has a right ankle injury, while Harkless has a left quad issue.  Without the two starters, Portland dropped a 111-104 decision at Golden State.
 



(New York, NY)  --  The NFL is not handing down any suspensions to the Seahawks for the altercations in Jacksonville on Sunday.  The Seahawks had two players ejected in the final minute of their loss to the Jaguars after two on-the-field melees.  Quinton Jefferson, tried climbing into the stands after Jacksonville fans threw drinks at him.  Head coach Pete Carroll addressed it with the team and said he is not happy with the way the game ended.
 



(Portland, OR)  --  The Timbers traded forward Darren Mattocks to D.C. United for a 2018 international roster spot.  In two seasons with Portland, Mattocks had five goals and five assists in 43 games, making 23 starts.



(Renton, WA)  --  The Seahawks continue to chase the Los Angeles Rams in the NFC West.  Seattle trails 9-and-4 Los Angeles by one-game and sits just outside of the final NFC wild card spot.  The Seahawks host the Rams this Sunday.  Seattle won the first matchup  16-10 in LA. in Week Five.



(Renton, WA)  --  The Seahawks linebacker situation is unknown as they head into preparations for Week 15.  Both K.J. Wright and Bobby Wagner left Sunday's loss with injuries.  Wagner is dealing with a hamstring and Wright has a concussion.  Running back Mike Davis with a rib injury and his status is also uncertain.  Defensive end Dion Jordan is expected back at practice tomorrow as he recovers from a neck injury.  In other team news, rookie defensive lineman Malik McDowell met with coach Pete Carroll and GM John Schneider and issued an apology after being arrested in Atlanta for disorderly conduct at an Atlanta nightclub over the weekend.



The Oregon Ducks will promote co-offensive coordinator and interim coach Mario Cristobal to head coach, according to multiple reports Friday.

The deal with the 47-year-old Cristobal was being finalized Friday morning, a source told ESPN.

Cristobal also was the team's run-game coordinator and offensive line coach. He was named interim head coach for the Ducks' bowl game after Willie Taggart left after one season to accept the job at Florida State on Tuesday.

The Ducks went 7-5 this season and will face Boise State in the Las Vegas Bowl on Dec. 16.

On Thursday night, Oregon senior left tackle Tyrell Crosby, a
first-team All-Pac-12 selection, tweeted: "Had an 70+ players signed petition to keep Cristobal as head coach. We are all fighting so hard for him to be HC, because we all know he'd fight just as hard for us."

Cristobal joined the Ducks a year ago with Taggart after spending four seasons at Alabama, where he was an assistant head coach and the Crimson Tide's recruiting coordinator.

Cristobal was head coach at Florida International from 2007-12,compiling a 27-47 record in six seasons and taking the Panthers to their first two bowl games.
 



(Corvallis, OR)  --  Mike Riley has returned to Oregon State.  He was fired as the Nebraska head coach after a 4-and-8 season and a 19-and-19 record in three years.  He left the Beavers after two stints as the head coaching compiling a 93-80 record to take the Cornhuskers job.  He returns as an assistant head coach under Jonathan Smith.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Trail Blazers will wrap up a four-game homestand tomorrow night when they host the Rockets at the Moda Center.  Portland has lost the first three games of the homestand.  They fell 106-92 to the Wizards on Tuesday to tumble to 7-and-7 at home.  They will open a five-game trip on Monday, beginning at Golden State.  Others stops on the trip will be Miami, Orlando, Charlotte and Minnesota.



(Jacksonville, FL)  --  The Seahawks will face another hot opponent on Sunday when they play at Jacksonville.  Seattle snapped the Eagles' nine-game winning streak with a 24-10 victory last weekend at home.  The Seahawks improved to 8-and-4 and are second in the NFC West, a game behind the Rams.  The Jaguars are also 8-and-4 and tied with the Titans for first in the AFC South.



(Undated)  --  In college hoops, Oregon will host Colorado State tonight.  6:30 pre-game on KBND. The Ducks are 5-and-3.  The Rams are 4-and-5.  Oregon State will entertain Arkansas-Pine Bluff tomorrow in Corvallis.  The Beavers are 5-and-3.  Pine Bluff is winless in nine games.  Portland State will play tomorrow at Santa Clara.  The Vikings are 7-and-2 and 3-and-0 on the road.  Santa Clara is 3-and-5.  Portland University will host San Jose State at the Chiles Center.  The Pilots are 3-and-6, losing five of their last six.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Trail Blazers will wrap up a four-game homestand on Saturday night when they host the Rockets at the Moda Center.  Portland has lost the first three games of the homestand.  They fell 106-92 to the Wizards on Tuesday to tumble to 7-and-7 at home.  They will open a five-game trip on Monday, beginning at Golden State.
 



(Corvallis, OR)  --  The Oregonian has reported Oregon State head coach Jonathan Smith will hire Brian Lindgren as his offensive coordinator and Jim Michalczik as the offensive line coach.  Lindgren has been the co-offensive coordinator at Colorado, while Michalczik has been the Arizona line coach.  In addition, former Beavers linebacker Trent Bray, who has been the Nebraska linebackers coach the past three years, will be on the Oregon State staff.



(Eugene, OR)  --  Several Oregon players are using social media to back offensive coordinator and interim head coach Mario Cristobal to be their next coach.  Cristobal will coach the Ducks in the December 16th Las Vegas Bowl against Boise State.  Oregon is searching for a replacement for Willie Taggart, who jilted the school after less than a year to fill the Florida State vacancy.  Cristobal has head coaching experience at Florida International.  He was an Alabama assistant head coach under Nick Saban from 2013-16.
 



(Seattle, WA)  --  The Seahawks will face another hot opponent on Sunday when they play at Jacksonville.  Seattle snapped the Eagles' nine-game winning streak with a 24-10 victory on Sunday at home.  The Seahawks improved to 8-and-4.  The Jaguars are also 8-and-4 and tied with the Titans for first in the AFC South.
 



(Undated)  --  In college hoops, Oregon will host Colorado State tomorrow night.  The Ducks are 5-and-3.  Oregon State will entertain Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Saturday in Corvallis.  The Beavers are 5-and-3.  Portland State clipped Loyola Marymount 94-85 in Los Angeles.  Bryce Canda and Holland Woods each scored 20 points for the Vikings.  Portland State improved to 7-and-2.  The Portland Pilots lost 76-66 to Cal State Fullerton at the Chiles Center.  Josh McSwiggan and Phillip Hartwich each scored 15 points for the Pilots in the loss.  Portland dropped to 3-and-6.



(Eugene, OR)  --  Willie Taggart had put together a top ten recruiting class for 2018 before departing Oregon to become the Florida State coach.  With Taggart's departure, several Ducks top recruits have announced they are reopening the recruiting process.  That includes four-star commitments Braden Lenzy, Isaiah Bolden and Michael Ezeike.  Four-star quarterback recruit Tyler Shough says he is still a Duck, but says he is waiting to see who Oregon will bring in as the head coach.



(Eugene, OR)  --  Willie Taggart is leaving after less than a year as the Oregon coach to become the Florida State coach.  Taggart called Florida State his "dream job."  He is a Bradenton, Florida native and coached at South Florida before his one season at Oregon.  Florida State will be Taggart's third stop in less than a year.



(Portland, OR)  --  Two Blazers left the loss to the Wizards with injuries.  Moe Harkless did not play in the second half with a bruised left quadriceps.  Center Jusuf Nurkic [[ you-SOOF nur-KITCH ]] limped to the trainer's room with 6:28 left with a right ankle injury.
 



(Portland, OR)  --  The Trail Blazers may want to go back on the road.  The Blazers lost 106-92 to the Wizards for their third straight home loss after coming off a 4-and-1 trip.  Portland dropped to 7-and-7 at the Moda Center.   Washington's Bradley Beal scored 51 points, a record for a Blazers' opponent.  Kareem Abdul-Jabbar held the record with 49 points against Portland in 1972.
 



(Seattle, WA)  --  The Seahawks will face another hot opponent on Sunday when they play at Jacksonville.  Seattle snapped the Eagles' nine-game winning streak with a 24-10 victory on Sunday at home.  The Seahawks improved to 8-and-4.  The Jaguars are also 8-and-4 and tied with the Titans for first in the AFC South.



(Undated)  --  In college hoops, Oregon State beat Eastern Kentucky 74-62 in Corvallis.  The Beavers have won three straight and are 5-and-3 overall and 4-and-1 at home.  Oregon's next game is Friday, hosting Colorado State.  The Ducks are 5-and-3.  Portland State will play Loyola Marymount tonight in Los Angeles.  The Vikings are 6-and-2 and off to their best start in nine seasons.  The Lions are 4-and-3.  Portland University will host Cal-State Fullerton tonight at the Chiles Center.  The Pilots are 3-and-5.
 



(Portland, OR)  --  The Trail Blazers will host the Wizards tonight .  After a 4-and-1 trip, the Blazers have lost two straight home games and are 7-and-6 at the Moda Center.  The Wizards lost by 47 points last night at Salt Lake City, scoring a season-low 69 points against the Jazz.  Wizards All-Star John Wall has missed the past five games with a left knee injury.  Portland won 108-105 on November 25th in Washington.



(Phoenix, AZ)  --  Several sources have reported Oregon coach Willie Taggart met with Florida State officials while on a recruiting trip in the Phoenix area.  The Seminoles are in the market for a coach after Jimbo Fisher bolted to take the Texas A&M job.  The "Orlando Sentinel" reported FSU and Taggart's agent were negotiating a contract and is making preparations to have its new coach on campus today.  Taggart is a Florida native and coached South Florida to a 10-and-2 record in 2016.  In his first year at Oregon, the Ducks went 7-and-5.



(Seattle, WA)  --  The Seahawks will face another hot opponent on Sunday when they play at Jacksonville.  Seattle snapped the Eagles' nine-game winning streak with a 24-10 victory on Sunday at home.  The Seahawks improved to 8-and-4.  The Jaguars are also 8-and-4 and tied with the Titans for first in the AFC South.



(Undated)  --  In college hoops, Oregon State will host Eastern Kentucky tonight in Corvallis.  The Beavers are 4-and-3 overall and 3-and-1 at home.  The Colonels are 4-and-4 after defeating Jacksonville in overtime on Saturday.  Oregon's next game is Friday, hosting Colorado State.  The Ducks are 5-and-3.  Portland State will play Loyola Marymount tomorrow night in Los Angeles.  The Vikings are 6-and-2 and off to their best start in nine seasons.  The Lions are 4-and-3.  Portland University will host Cal-State Fullerton tomorrow night at the Chiles Center.  The Pilots are 3-and-5.



(Eugene, OR)  --  Oregon coach Willie Taggart is the leading candidate to be the next Florida State coach, several sources have reported.  Taggart is a former South Florida coach and a Bradenton, Florida native.  Oregon expects a resolution by today, according to a report from The Oregonian.  Taggart has remained coy with the media about his interest in the Florida State job.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Trail Blazers will host the Washington Wizards tomorrow night at the Moda Center.  After a 4-and-1 trip, the Blazers have lost two straight home games.  They fell 123-116 to New Orleans on Saturday.  Portland has a 7-and-6 home record.



(Las Vegas, NE)  --  Oregon will play Boise State in the Las Vegas Bowl on December 16th.  Oregon is 7-and-5, while Boise State is 10-and-3 after beating Fresno State on Saturday in the Mountain West championship game.  This will be the Ducks' third appearance in the Vegas Bowl.



(Seattle, WA)  --  Russell Wilson threw three touchdown passes as the Seahawks beat the Eagles 24-10 in Seattle.  Seattle is 8-and-4 and snapped the Eagles' nine-game winning streak.  The Seahawks will play next Sunday in Jacksonville.



(Undated)  --  In college hoops, Oregon lost at home 73-70 to Boise State as Lexus Williams hit a half-court shot at the buzzer to beat the Ducks over the weekend.  Oregon's next game is Friday, hosting Colorado State.  The Ducks are 5-and-3.  Oregon State will host Eastern Kentucky tomorrow night in Corvallis.  The Beavers are 4-and-3 after beating Loyola Marymount 78-74 on Saturday. Boise State defeated Portland 77-54 on Sunday at Chile's Center.  Portland is 3-and-5.



(Eugene, OR)  --  Oregon Ducks head coach Willie Taggart is scheduled to address the media today after much speculation on his job status.  Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher is expected to take the top job at Texas A&M, and Taggart is his rumored replacement.  The University of Oregon has offered Taggart a new, five-year, 20-million-dollar contract to convince him to stay.  Taggart guided the Ducks to a 7-and-5 record this season and they'll learn their bowl destination on Sunday.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Blazers trailed by a dozen after the first quarter and couldn't catch up in a 103-91 loss to the Bucks last night in Portland.  Jusuf Nurkic led Portland with 25 points and 11 boards.  Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum combined for 33 points on 14-of-36 shooting in the loss.  The Blazers are 13-and-9 and host New Orleans tomorrow.
 



(Undated)  --  In college hoops action last night, Portland crushed Multnomah, 112-65.  Tonight, Oregon plays host to Boise State.  The Ducks are 5-and-2.  On tomorrow's schedule, Oregon State faces Loyola Marymount in Corvallis and Portland State hosts Portland Bible.  The Beavers are 3-and-3 while the Vikings are 5-and-2.  The Pilots will visit Boise State on Sunday.  
 



(Corvallis, OR)  --  Oregon State officially introduced new head football coach Jonathan Smith yesterday in Corvallis.  Smith is the first OSU grad to serve as the Beavers' head coach.  Smith had spent the past four seasons as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Washington.  Smith played quarterback at OSU from 1998-through-2001 and guided the Beavers to a 41-9 win over Notre Dame in the 2001 Fiesta Bowl.


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