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(Portland, OR)  --  Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard is expected to be in uniform tonight.  He missed the Thursday loss in Memphis to return to Portland for the birth of his son.  He has made a franchise-record 62 consecutive free throws.
 



(Portland, OR) -- The Trail Blazers will host the LA Clippers tonight.  Tipoff is 7:30 at the Moda Center.  The Blazers have seven games remaining, including three at home, as they try to hang onto the third seed in the Western Conference.  Portland is 46-and-29. The Clippers are trying to sneak into the playoffs.  They have won four of their last five to inch within one game of the Jazz for eighth place in the standings.



(Seattle, WA)  --  Nelson Cruz launched a two-run homer off Indians ace Corey Kluber [[ KLOO-ber ]] in the first inning and the Mariners held on for a 2-1 win on Opening Day at Safeco Field.  Felix Hernandez tossed five-and-a-third innings of two-hit, shutout ball for the win.  Edwin Diaz notched the save.  Mitch Haniger went 3-for-3 in the victory.



(Chicago, IL)  -- The Portland Timbers seek their first win tomorrow as they visit the Chicago Fire.  Portland is 0-2-and-1 on the season after a tie with Dallas this past Saturday.  Multiple outlets reported Timbers captain Liam Ridgewell did not make the trip to Chicago.  A Timbers spokesman declined to comment whether Ridgewell was with the team.
 



(Undated)  --  The number-one ranked Oregon State Beavers lost 8-7 to Utah last night in Salt Lake City in a Pac-12 game.  The Beavers fell to 20-and-3 and play today and tomorrow at Utah.  The Oregon Ducks opened a three-game Pac-10 series at Stanford with a 10-1 victory.  The two teams will play the next two days.  Portland is at Santa Clara for a three-game WCC series beginning today.



(Memphis, TN) -- C.J. McCollum scored 42 points, but it was not enough as the Trail Blazers fell to the Grizzlies 108-103 in Memphis.  Wade Baldwin the Fourth scored 15 points off the Portland bench, connecting on five-of-six shots.  The Trail Blazers return home tomorrow night against the LA Clippers.
 



(Memphis, TN)  --  Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard was not with the team for the 108-103 loss in Memphis.  After scoring 41 points in the Trail Blazers' 107-103 victory over the Pelicans in New Orleans on Tuesday, Lillard returned to Portland for the birth of his son.



(Undated)  --  Both the Ducks and Beavers return to the baseball diamond today. Number-one ranked Oregon State is 20-and-2 and travels to play Utah in a three-game series.  The 14-and-9 Ducks will open a three-game home series with Stanford.  Portland is at Santa Clara for a three-game WCC series beginning tomorrow.



(Seattle, WA)  --  Ichiro Suzuki will be in the lineup and start in left field for the Mariners tonight.  His status had been in question due to a sore calf which he battled during most of spring training.  Ichiro went 0-for-10 with five strikeouts and two walks in five spring games.  There was a chance the 44-year-old might open the season on the disabled list.



(Seattle, WA)  --  It's Opening Day in Major League Baseball.  The Mariners kick off the 2018 campaign tonight at home against the Indians.  Felix Hernandez starts the opener of the three-game series for Seattle, while Cleveland counters with reigning AL Cy Young winner Corey Kluber.  First pitch from Safeco Field is 7 o'clock.  This will be Hernandez's 10 straight Opening Day start.



(Chicago, IL)  -- The Portland Timbers seek their first win Saturday as they visit the Chicago Fire.  Portland is 0-2-and-1 on the season after a tie with Dallas this past Saturday.  The Timbers play their fi home game April 14th versus Minnesota United FC.



(Renton, WA)  --  Justin Coleman is returning to the Seahawks next season.  The 24-year-old cornerback has signed his restricted free-agent tender with Seattle.  The one-year deal is worth just over 2.9-million-dollars.  Coleman had been acquired from the Patriots before last season.  He became a starter after Jeremy Lane was injured in Week Four.



(New Orleans, LA) --  Damian Lillard poured in 20 of his 41 points in the final quarter as the Trail Blazers rallied to defeat the Pelicans 107-103 in New Orleans.  Jusuf Nurkic [[ u-SOOF nur-KITCH ]] contributed 21 points, 10 boards and four blocks to the victory.  Portland is 15-and-2 in last 17 games and ranks third in Western Conference with a 46-and-28 record.  The Trail Blazers continue this trip with a game tonight in Memphis.



(Chicago, IL)  -- The Portland Timbers seek their first win Saturday as they visit the Chicago Fire.  Portland is 0-2-and-1 on the season after a tie with Dallas this past Saturday.  The Timbers play their next home game April 14th versus Minnesota United FC.



(Undated)  --  Both the Ducks and Beavers return to the baseball diamond tomorrow. Number-one ranked Oregon State is 20-and-2 and travels to play Utah in a three-game series.  The 14-and-9 Ducks will open a three-game home series with Stanford.  Portland is at Santa Clara for a three-game WCC series beginning Friday.
 



(New Orleans, LA)  --  Trail Blazers starting small forward Moe Harkless will undergo arthroscopic left knee surgery today.  No timetable has been set for his return.  Harkless had 16 points and six rebounds in the 108-105 victory Sunday at Oklahoma City, but felt discomfort in his knee.  A MRI yesterday in New Orleans detected a loose fragment in the knee.



(Scottsdale, AZ)  --  The Mariners closed out the Cactus League with a 5-3 victory over the Rockies in Scottsdale.  They will open the regular season tomorrow against the Indians in Seattle.  Ichiro Suzuki went 0-for-3 with a walk and played seven innings in left field against Colorado.  He has been limited because of a right calf strain and went hitless in 10 at-bats in spring training.  The Mariners will make a decision after a workout today on whether the 44-year-old Suzuki will be ready for the start of the season or be placed on the disabled list.



(New Orleans, LA)  --  The Blazers continue their road trip today as they visit the New Orleans Pelicans.  Portland is 45-and-28 on the season and is currently third in the West.  The Pelicans are 43-and-31 and own the fifth seed.  Tip-off is at 5 p.m.  The Blazers have nine regular season games left.
 



(Undated)  --  Both the Ducks and Beavers return to the baseball diamond on Thursday.  Oregon State is 20-and-2 on the season and travels to play Utah in a three-game series.  The 14-and-9 Ducks will open a three-game home series with Stanford.



(Spokane, WA)  --  The Oregon Ducks women's basketball team will not advance to the Final Four following last night's 84-74 loss to Notre Dame in the Spokane Region Final.  Sabrina Ionescu led the Ducks with 26 points in the loss.  Oregon ends the season at 33-and-5.



(Chicago, IL)  -- The Portland Timbers seek their first win Saturday as they visit the Chicago Fire.  Portland is 0-2-and-1 on the season after a tie with Dallas this past Saturday.  The Timbers play their next home game April 14th versus Minnesota United FC.



(Omaha, NE)  --  Malik Newman scored the go-ahead three-pointer with 1:51 left in overtime as top-seeded Kansas edged Duke 85-81 in Elite Eight action from Omaha, Nebraska.  Newman scored all 13 points in overtime for the Jayhawks and finished with 32 points overall.  Kansas moves on to face Villanova in the Final Four Saturday.  The last time Kansas went to the Final Four in San Antonio, they won a national title in 2008.  Grayson Allen missed the potential game-winning shot at the end of regulation for Duke.  The Blue Devils end the season at 29-and-8.



(Boston, MA)  --  Top-seeded Villanova led by 13 at halftime and held on to down Texas Tech 71-59 in Elite Eight action from Boston Sunday.  Jalen Brunson keyed the Wildcats with 15 points, and Eric Paschall posted 12 points and 14 rebounds.  Villanova moves on to the Final Four for the second time in three seasons.  Keenan Evans scored a team-high 12 points for the Red Raiders in the loss.  Texas Tech ends the season at 27-and-10.  That's the program's most wins in a season since 1996.



(Oklahoma City, OK)  --  CJ McCollum poured in a game-high 34 points as the Trail Blazers edged by the Thunder 108-105 in Oklahoma City.  Damian Lillard added 24 points for Portland, which moved two games ahead of OKC for third place in the Western Conference.  Jusuf Nurkic had 17 points and 12 rebounds in the victory.  The Blazers will play the Pelicans tomorrow night in New Orleans.



(Undated)  --  The number-one ranked Oregon State Beavers took two-of-three from Washington in Corvallis in Pac-12 play.  OSU is 20-and-2 overall and 5-and-1 in conference.  The Oregon Ducks won two-of-three over California in Eugene.  The Ducks are 14-and-8 overall and 2-and-4 in the Pac-12.  Portland was swept in three-game weekend series at home against San Francisco in WCC play.  The Pilots dropped to 8-and-15 overall and to 2-and-4 in the conference.



(Undated)  --  The Oregon women will play top-seeded Notre Dame tonight in Spokane in a NCAA Women's Elite Eight game.  The Ducks are 33-and-4 and with a victory would reach their first Final Four.  Oregon State was eliminated 76-43 by Louisville in the Elite Eight in Lexington.  The Beavers' season ended with a 26-and-8 record.



(Frisco, TX)  --  The Portland Timbers played FC Dallas to a 1-1 tie in a MLS game on the road.  It was the first point of the year for the Timbers, who lost their first two games.  Sebastian Blanco scored the Timbers' goal.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Trail Blazers will try to hold onto the number three seed in the Western Conference.  Portland's 13-game winning streak ended with a 115-111 loss Tuesday to the Rockets.  The Blazers face the Celtics tonight at the Moda Center.  Boston is 48-and-23 and beat Portland 97-96 on Super Bowl Sunday.  The Thunder, who are tied for fourth in the West, will host the Blazers on Sunday.  Portland has a 44-and-27 record.  Oklahoma City checks in with a 43-and-30 mark, the same as New Orleans.  San Antonio has won five straight and is looming with a 42-and-30 record.



(Frisco, TX)  --  The Portland Timbers will look for their first win of the season when they take on FC Dallas on Saturday in Frisco.  Portland has dropped its first two games to the New York Red Bulls and LA Galaxy.  The Timbers will not play a home game until April 14th against Minnesota FC.



(Undated)  --  The number-one ranked Oregon State Beavers will host the Washington Huskies in Pac-12 play beginning this weekend in Corvallis.  The first game of the three-game is tonight.  The Beavers are 18-and-1.  Oregon will play Cal in a three-game Pac-12 series beginning tonight.  The Ducks were swept by Arizona State to begin their conference play last weekend and are 12-and-7 overall.  Portland will host San Francisco in a WCC weekend series, which starts tonight.



(Undated)  --  The Oregon and Oregon State women's basketball teams are getting set for the Sweet 16.  The second-seeded Ducks will play tomorrow against 11-seed Central Michigan Saturday in Spokane.  The sixth-seeded Beavers will meet second-seeded Baylor tonight in Lexington, Kentucky.  The Bears won the Big 12 championship.
 



(Undated)  --  The Oregon and Oregon State women's basketball teams are getting set for the Sweet 16.  The second-seeded Ducks will play Saturday against 11-seed Central Michigan Saturday in Spokane.  The sixth-seeded Beavers will meet second-seeded Baylor tomorrow in Lexington, Kentucky.  The Bears won the Big 12 championship.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Trail Blazers will try to hold onto the number three seed in the Western Conference.  Portland's 13-game winning streak ended with a 115-111 loss Tuesday to the Rockets.  The Blazers face another stern home game tomorrow night when they host Boston.  The Thunder, who are fourth in the West, will host the Blazers on Sunday.  Portland has a 44-and-27 record.  Oklahoma City checks in with a 43-and-30 mark.  New Orleans and San Antonio are also looming with 42-and-30 records.



(Frisco, TX)  --  The Portland Timbers will look for their first win of the season when they take on FC Dallas on Saturday in Frisco.  Portland has dropped its first two games to the New York Red Bulls and LA Galaxy.  The Timbers will not play a home game until April 14th against Minnesota FC.
 



(Undated)  --  The number-one ranked Oregon State Beavers will host the Washington Huskies this weekend.  The Beavers are 18-and-1.  Oregon will play Cal in a three-game Pac-12 series beginning tomorrow.  The Ducks were swept by Arizona State to begin their conference play last weekend.



(Undated)  --  The number-one ranked Oregon State Beavers will host the Washington Huskies this weekend.  The Beavers are 18-and-1.  Oregon will play Cal in a three-game Pac-12 series beginning Friday.  The Ducks were swept by Arizona State to begin their conference play last weekend.



(Undated)  --  The Oregon and Oregon State women's basketball teams are getting set for the Sweet 16.  The second-seeded Ducks beat Minnesota 101-73 in Eugene to advance this past weekend.  Sixth-seed Oregon State upended third-seeded Tennessee 66-59 to move on.  The Beavers will play Baylor on Friday in Lexington, Kentucky.  The Ducks will play Saturday against 11-seed Central Michigan in Spokane.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Trail Blazers lost 115-111 to the Rockets in Portland to snap their 13-game winning streak.  Houston owns the best record in the NBA at 57-and-14.  Portland dropped to 44-and-27.  Al-Farouq Aminu [[ Al-Fah-Ruke Ah-ME-new ]] led Blazers' scorers with 22 points.  Jusuf Nurkic contributed 21 points and 11 rebounds in the loss.  Damian Lillard had 20 points, but his Trail Blazers record of making a trey in 52 consecutive games ended.  Portland is home on Friday against the Celtics.



(Frisco, TX)  --  The Portland Timbers will look for their first win of the season when they take on FC Dallas on Saturday in Frisco.  Portland has dropped its first two games to the New York Red Bulls and LA Galaxy on the road.  The Timbers will not play a home game until April 14th against Minnesota FC.



(Eugene, OR)  --  The Oregon baseball team will look to snap its three-game slide when it starts a three-game set with Cal on Friday.  The Ducks lost three over the weekend to open Pac-12 play at Arizona State.  Oregon is 12-and-7 on the season.  Number-one Oregon State is coming off of a sweep of the Bears in their opening Pac-12 series.  The Beavers have won five-in-a-row and sit at 18-and-1.  They welcome the Washington Huskies for a three-game set starting Friday.



(Undated)  --  The Oregon and Oregon State women's basketball teams are getting set for the Sweet 16.  The second-seeded Ducks beat Minnesota 101-73 in Eugene to advance this past weekend.  Sixth-seed Oregon State upended third-seeded Tennessee 66-59 to move on.  The Beavers will play Baylor on Friday.  The Ducks will play Saturday against 11-seed Central Michigan which upset Ohio State in the round-of-32.
 



(Portland, OR)  --  The Trail Blazers will look to move one-step closer to a playoff berth when they host the Rockets tonight.  Portland has won 13 in-a-row and is third in the Western Conference at 44-and-26.  Houston has the best record in the NBA at 56-and-14.  The Rockets have won the first two meetings with the Blazers this season.



(Frisco, TX)  --  The Portland Timbers will look for their first win of the season when they take on FC Dallas on Saturday in Frisco.  Portland has dropped its first two games to the New York Red Bulls and LA Galaxy, both on the road.  The Timbers will not play a home game until April 14th against Minnesota FC.



(Los Angeles, CA)  --  The Trail Blazers starting lineup made sure their winning streak continues with a 122-109 win over the Clippers at the STAPLES Center.  Portland has won 13 in-a-row to improve to 44-and-26.  Damian Lillard had a game-high 23 points as the Blazers first five scored in double figures.  C.J. McCollum and Maurice Harkless each added 21.  Jusuf Nurkic contributed 17 points and 12 rebounds.  The Trail Blazers are home tomorrow against the Rockets.
 



(Berkeley, CA)  --  Oregon State opened Pac-12 baseball play by sweeping a three-game series at California.  The Beavers are ranked number-one nationally with a 18-and-1 record.  Michael Gretler homered in the 6-4 victory yesterday in Berkeley.
 



(Undated)  --  The Oregon women's basketball team beat Minnesota 101-73 in Eugene to advance to the Sweet 16.  Oregon State is also going to the Sweet 16 after upsetting third-seeded Tennessee 66-59.  Oregon State will play Baylor on Friday.  The Ducks will play Saturday, but their opponent is to be determined.



(Milwaukee, WI)  --  Oregon dropped a 101-92 verdict to Marquette in Milwaukee in a NIT second-round game.  MiKyle McIntosh led the Ducks with 25 points, while Paul White added a career-best 19 points.  Oregon wound up with a 23-and-13 record.



(San Diego, CA)  --  Portland State lost 67-64 at San Diego in a CIT game at Jenny Craig Pavilion.  Tyler Williams' game-winning trey with 0.5 seconds left ended the Vikings' season.  They conclude with a 20-and-14 record.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Trail Blazers extended their winning streak to 11 games with a 113-105 triumph over the Cavaliers in Portland.  CJ McCollum led Portland with 29 points, while Damian Lillard contributed 24 points.  The Trail Blazers conclude their homestand tomorrow against Detroit before playing the Clippers on Sunday in LA.



(Undated)  --  The Oregon women's basketball team will be at home to open the NCAA Tournament.  The Pac-12 regular-season and tournament champs are seeded second, their highest ever.  The Ducks play 15th-seeded Seattle U. tomorrow.  Oregon State is seeded sixth and will play Western Kentucky tomorrow in Knoxville.
 



(Milwaukee, WI)  --  Oregon will play second-seeded Marquette in a NIT second-round game Sunday in Milwaukee.  The third-seed Ducks defeated Rider 99-86 in a first-round NIT game in Eugene.  Oregon improved to 23-and-12.  Marquette is 20-and-13 after knocking off Harvard 67-60 in the first round.



(San Diego, CA)  --  Portland State received a CIT invitation and will play tomorrow in San Diego.  The Vikings take a 20-and-13 record into the tournament.  The Toreros are 19-and-13.



(Berkeley, CA)  --  Oregon State begins Pac-12 baseball play today at California.  The Beavers are ranked number-one nationally with a 15-and-1 record.  They ran away with the Pac-12 title last year with a 27-and-3 record.  All-American second baseman Nick Madrigal is out with a left wrist injury.  He is expected to miss four-to-six weeks.



(Undated)  --  The Oregon women's basketball team will be at home to open the NCAA Tournament.  The Pac-12 regular-season and tournament champs are seeded second, their highest ever.  The Ducks play 15th-seeded Seattle U. tomorrow.  Oregon State is seeded sixth and will play Western Kentucky tomorrow in Knoxville.



(Eugene, OR)  --  Oregon will play second-seeded Marquette in a NIT second-round game Sunday in Milwaukee.  The third-seed Ducks defeated Rider 99-86 in a first-round NIT game in Eugene.  Oregon improved to 23-and-12.  Marquette is 20-and-13 after knocking off Harvard 67-60 in the first round.
 



(Portland, OR)  --  The Trail Blazers will try to extend their winning streak to 11 games when they host LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers tonight.  It will be Portland's fourth game of its five-game homestand.  Tipoff is 7 o'clock at the Moda Center.  Cleveland is 4-and-2 in its last six encounters with Portland.  The last time the Blazers had an 11-game winning streak was November 2013.



(San Diego, CA)  --  Portland State received a CIT invitation and will play Saturday in San Diego.  The Vikings take a 20-and-13 record into the tournament.  The Toreros are 19-and-13.



(Eugene, OR)  --  Oregon is taking a break from spring football practices.  They have academic finals and spring break before returning to practice April 3rd.  The Ducks will open the season on September 1st against Bowling Green.



(Eugene, OR)  --  Oregon rallied to defeat number-six seed Rider 99-86 in a first-round NIT game in Eugene.  Victor Bailey Junior and Payton Pritchard each scored 23 points to lead the Ducks.  Bailey hit seven-of-eight treys.  The third-seeded Ducks will play the winner of the Marquette and Harvard game.  Oregon improved to 23-and-12.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Trail Blazers will try to extend their winning streak to 11 games when they host LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers tomorrow night.  It will be Portland's fourth game of their five-game homestand.  Tipoff is 7 o'clock at the Moda Center.  The Blazers beat the Heat 115-99 on Monday.  James had 28 points, 13 boards and 11 assists in a 129-107 victory last night over the Suns.



(Eugene, OR)  --  The Oregon women's basketball team will be at home to open the NCAA Tournament.  The Pac-12 regular-season and tournament champs are seeded second, their highest ever.  The Ducks play 15th-seeded Seattle U. on Friday.  Oregon State is seeded sixth and will play Western Kentucky Friday in Knoxville, Tennessee.



(Eugene, OR)  --  Oregon's second week of spring football practice is underway.  The Ducks held their fourth practice on Monday.  Coach Mario Cristobal says he hopes to have 80-to-90-percent of the playbook installed by today, the final practice of the week.  Oregon resumes practice after spring break on April 3rd.



(San Diego, CA)  --  Portland State received a CIT invitation and will play Saturday in San Diego.  The Vikings take a 20-and-13 record into the tournament.  The Toreros are 19-and-13.



(Portland, OR)  --  Damian Lillard logged 32 points and 10 assists as the Trail Blazers turned back the Heat 115-99 at the Moda Center.  Lillard hit 7-of-14 from three to help Portland stretch its winning streak to 10 straight games.  The Trail Blazers are third in the West at 41-and-26, two games ahead of fourth-seeded Oklahoma City.



(Eugene, OR)  --  The Oregon women's basketball team will be at home to open the NCAA Tournament.  The Pac-12 regular-season and tournament champs are seeded second, their highest ever.  The Ducks play 15th-seeded Seattle U. on Friday.  Oregon State is seeded sixth and will play Western Kentucky Friday in Knoxville, Tennessee.
 



(Eugene, OR)  --  Oregon is on its home floor tonight for the first round of the NIT.  The third-seeded Ducks host sixth-seeded Rider at Matthew Knight Arena, with tip-off at 7 o'clock.  Oregon was passed over for the NCAA Tournament after going 22-and-12 with a pair of wins in the Pac-12 Tournament.  The Broncs sport a 22-and-9 record.



(New York, NY)  --  Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard is the Western Conference Player of the Week.  He helped lead Portland to a perfect 3-and-0 record against the Lakers, Knicks and Warriors while averaging a league-high 34.7 points per game.  Lillard shot 46.9-percent from the floor and 56-percent from three during that stretch.



(Eugene, OR)  --  Oregon's second week of spring football practice is underway.  The Ducks held their fourth practice on Monday.  Head coach Mario Cristobal says he hopes to have 80 to 90-percent of the playbook fully installed by the end of tomorrow, the last practice of the week.  Oregon resumes practice after spring break on April 3rd.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Trail Blazers will try to extend their winning streak to 10 games tonight when they host the Heat.  Portland has the longest active winning streak in the NBA.  The last time the Blazers had a longer winning streak was November 2013 when they won 11 straight.    The Heat have won two in-a-row and six-of-eight as they open a three-game West Coast trip.



(Eugene, OR)  --  Oregon's season a year ago finished with a Final Four appearance in Glendale, Arizona.  This March the Ducks' 22-and-12 record was not good enough to merit a NCAA Tournament at-large bid.  Instead, Oregon is going to the NIT.  The third-seeded Ducks will host Rider tomorrow in a first-round game.  Tipoff is 7 p.m. at Matthew Knight Arena.



(Harrison, NJ)  --  The New York Red Bulls shut out the Portland Timbers 4-0 in a MLS game on Saturday in Harrison, New Jersey.  The Timbers are 0-and-2 to start the season under new coach Giovanni Savarese.  The Timbers do not play their first home game until April 14th versus Minnesota United FC.  Providence Park is under renovations, which will keep the Timbers on the road for their first five games.



(Eugene, OR)  --  New Oregon football coach Mario Cristobal had the players in full pads for a weekend practice.  He is preaching discipline as the Ducks were the most penalized FBS team last year.



(Corvallis, OR)  --  Second-ranked Oregon State beat Cal State Fullerton 5-4 yesterday to end an eight-game homestand.  The Beavers baseball team is 15-and-1.  It was their second win without coach Pat Casey.  The NCAA gave Casey a four-game suspension for making contact with umpire Mark Buchanan during the Friday 5-3 loss to the Titans.



The Bend Girls will play for a 3rd Place trophy and championship at the 5A State Tournament in Corvallis at Oregon State today at 130p when the Lady Lava Bears tangle with #5 Silverton. Bend lost in the Semifinals yesterday falling to La Salle, 40-26.

Different story for the Mt. View Boys, also in Corvallis, but the Cougars are eliminated in two games at the 5A Tourney. South Albany knocked Mt. View out yesterday in the Consolation semis beating the Cougs, 72-60. Mt. View ends its season ranked 6th with a 19-and-5 overall record.

Meantime, in Forest Grove at the Boys 4A tourney, Sisters takes a left-turn after their opening Quarterfinal game losing to top-ranked Banks, 46-38. The Outlaws meet La Grande this morning at 9am in the Consolation semifinals.
 



(Portland, OR)  --  The Trail Blazers will try to extend their winning streak to nine games tonight when they host the Warriors. Tipoff is 7 o'clock at the Moda Center.  The Blazers are third in the Western Conference at 39-and-26.  Golden State won its seventh in-a-row last night, beating the Spurs 110-107.
 



(Portland, OR)  --  The Portland Timbers seek their first MLS victory tomorrow as they visit the New York Red Bulls.  Portland lost to the L.A. Galaxy last weekend in the regular season opener.  The Timbers play their first home game on April 14th versus Minnesota United FC.  Providence Park is under renovations, which will keep the Timbers on the road for their first five games.
 



(Reno, NV)  --  Portland State dropped a 78-72 decision to Eastern Washington in a Big Sky quarterfinals game in Reno.  The Vikings season ends with a 20-and-13 record.
 



(Las Vegas, NV)  --  Oregon rallied to beat Utah 68-66 in the  Pac-12 Men's Basketball Tournament quarterfinals in Las Vegas.  The Ducks will face USC tonight in the semifinals.  Oregon State lost 68-48 to second-seeded USC in the quarterfinals and was eliminated from the tournament.  The Beavers conclude their season with a 16-and-16 record.
 



3 Prep State basketball tournaments are in full swing and underway at 3 different cities and venues.

 

6th ranked Mt. View boys turned back in opening game of the OSAA 5A State Tournament at Oregon State as the Cougars can't catch up to 3rd ranked Thurston and the Colts beat the Cougars, 70-58. The loss sends the Cougs to the Consolation Semis this morning in Corvallis at 1045 facing South Albany in a loser-out game.

 

The 5A boys semis tonight have Churchill meeting Wilsonville, and Thurston facing Crater.at the 4A tourney in Forest Grove, the Sisters boys open with top-rated Banks at 1:30.

 

Meantime, back to the 5A where today at 315, the Lady Lava Bears of Bend meet La Salle with the winner going to the Title game Friday.

 

You can hear and watch most of the Tournament games online at OSAA dot Org.



(Las Vegas, NV)  --  Oregon and Oregon State advance with first-round overtime victories in the Pac-12 Men's Basketball Tournament in Las Vegas.  Oregon survived a scare from 11th-seed Washington State before eking out a 64-62 victory.  Payton Pritchard and MiKyle McIntosh each scored 18 points for the Ducks.  Oregon will face Utah in the late game tonight.  Drew Eubanks scored 19 points as the Beavers nipped Washington 69-66.  Tenth-seeded OSU will face USC in the quarterfinals tonight.
 



(Portland, OR)  --  The Trail Blazers will try to extend their winning streak to nine games tomorrow when they host the Warriors.  The Blazers are third in the Western Conference at 39-and-26.  Golden State has won six in-a-row and is second in the West with a 50-and-14 record.
 



(Reno, NV)  --  Portland State will face third-seeded Eastern Washington tonight in the Big Sky Tournament quarterfinals.  The Vikings beat Sacramento State 71-66 in the first round on Tuesday.  Portland State improved to 20-and-12 overall and 9-and-9 in the Sky.  The Vikings and Eastern Washington split their regular-season games.
 



(Portland, OR)  --  The Portland Timbers seek their first win on Saturday as they visit the New York Red Bulls.  Portland lost to the L.A. Galaxy last weekend in the regular season opener.  The Timbers play their first home game on April 14th versus Minnesota United FC.  Providence Park is currently under renovations, which will keep the Timbers on the road for their first five games.
 



(Portland, OR)  --  Damian Lillard drained eight threes and finished with 37 points as the Trail Blazers crushed the Knicks 111-87 at the Moda Center.  Lillard has averaged 33 points per game during Portland's eight-game winning streak.  The Blazers are third in the Western Conference at 39-and-26 and will host the Warriors on Friday.
 



(Portland, OR)  --  The Blazers are bringing in some depth in the front court.  Portland signed 20-year-old center Georgios Papagiannis to a 10-day contract.  He was the 13th overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, but was waived by the Kings last month.
 



(Portland, OR)  --  The Portland Timbers seek their first win on Saturday as they visit the New York Red Bulls.  Portland lost to the L.A. Galaxy last weekend in the regular season opener.  The Timbers play their first home game on April 14th versus Minnesota United FC.  Providence Park is currently under renovations, which will keep the Timbers on the road for their first five games.
 



(Reno, NV)  --  Holland Woods put up 18 points for Portland State in a 71-67 win over Sacramento State in the first round of the Big Sky tournament in Reno.  Bryce Canda added 16 points and nine boards for the Vikings.  PSU takes on third-seeded Eastern Washington tomorrow in the quarterfinals.

 



(Las Vegas, NV)  --  Both Oregon and Oregon State take the court tonight in Las Vegas as the Pac-12 Men's Basketball Tournament begins.  The Ducks are the six-seed and meet Washington State.  The Beavers are the 10-seed and face Washington.  If the Ducks win, they'll face Utah tomorrow.  If OSU wins, they'll battle USC.
 



The 5A Girls State Basketball Tournament opens up today in Corvallis on campus at Oregon State at Gill Coliseum, and the IMC Champion and 6th ranked Bend Lady Lava Bears take on #3 Central this evening at 630.

Both teams are 21-and-4 on the season, and you can hear the streaming audio broadcast from the OSAA network online at ‘OSAA dot Org.’
The winner meets the winner of Crater and #2 La Salle in the Semifinals on Thursday afternoon.

Tomorrow night…the Mt. View boy’s face 3rd rated Thurston in the opening round of the 5A boy’s side of the Tournament, also at OSU. The IMC Champion Cougars lost to Thurston in the preseason last December,
75-68.

The 5A Tournament runs through Friday while the 4A Tournament tips off Thursday at 130 in Forest Grove with the boy’s team from Sisters tangling with top-ranked Banks.



(Las Vegas, NV)  --  Oregon State will play Washington tomorrow night in the first-round of the Pac-12 tournament at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.  The Beavers are seeded 10th.  Oregon, which made it to the Final Four last year, is seeded sixth and will meet Washington State in the final game tomorrow night.  If Oregon State wins, it would play USC on Thursday.  Oregon would play Utah on Thursday if it gets by Washington State.  The Ducks take a 20-and-11 record into the tournament after beating Washington over the weekend.  The Beavers are 15-and-15 overall after clobbering Washington State 92-67 over the weekend.



(Los Angeles, CA)  --  Damian Lillard lifted the Trail Blazers past the Lakers 108-103 with 39 points in Los Angeles.  Lillard clinched Portland's 15th straight win against Los Angeles by scoring 19 in the fourth quarter.  C.J. McCollum chipped in 22 points, while Jusuf Nurkic piled up 16 and 16 rebounds for the Blazers, who have won seven straight.  Portland is the third seed in the Western Conference with a 38-and-26 mark.  The Blazers host the Knicks tonight.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Portland Timbers will try to rebound from a season-opening loss when they play Saturday at the New York Red Bulls.  Sebastian Blanco scored the Timbers' goal in a 2-1 loss Sunday at the LA Galaxy.



(Reno, NV)  --  Portland State will meet Sacramento State in a first-round Big Sky Conference tournament game tonight in Reno.  The Vikings take a 19-and-12 overall record and 9-and-9 in the Sky into the tournament.  Sacramento State bested Portland State twice during the regular season.  If the fourth-seeded Vikings win, they would play Eastern Washington on Thursday.



It’s Tournament time for Prep basketball and just 3 teams locally are left standing.Mt. View and Sisters boys teams join the Bend girls for a shot at a blue Title trophy.
 
Mt. View defeated Crescent Valley in overtime Saturday on the east side, 88-81 to advance to the Elite-8 where the Cougars will face #3 Thurston Thursday night at 630 at Gill Coliseum.

The Outlaws from Sisters open the 4A Tournament Thursday at 130 in Forest Grove facing top-ranked Banks. And, the Bend Girls take on
3rd ranked Central Thursday night at 630 in Corvallis.



The Oregon women’s team won the Pac-12 League Championship, and last night in Seattle, the Lady Ducks backed that up by claiming the League Tournament Championship beating Stanford by twenty, 77-57.

Oregon wins its first ever Tournament Title after Stanford had won 12 of the last 16 League titles .Oregon heads to the NCAA Tournament 30-and-4 overall. Oregon will know its fate when the Tourney field is announced one week from today.

Meantime, Oregon State was knocked out in the Tournament quarterfinals by Arizona State Friday night losing, 57-51. The Beavers may still get an invite to the big dance.

The Pac-12 men’s regular season ended over the weekend and The Ducks finish 6th.  Oregon, 20-and-11 overall, faces Washington State in Vegas at the new T-Mobile arena Wednesday night at 8:30.

Oregon State is on the same side of the bracket and takes on Washington, before the Ducks game.  Arizona won the League crown and gets a
first-round bye along with USC, Utah, and UCLA. The Championship is Saturday night.

The Westcoast Conference Tournament showcases its semifinals of its Tournament, also in Las Vegas, and 7th ranked Gonzaga meets San Francisco tonight at 6 on ESPN, followed by St. Mary’s battling BYU on ESPN1.



(Undated)  --  In other college hoops,  Portland State will meet Sacramento State in a first-round Big Sky Conference tournament game tomorrow night in Reno.  The Vikings take a 19-and-12 overall record and 9-and-9 in the Sky into the tournament.  Portland's season ended with a 78-72 loss to Loyola Marymount in the first round of the WCC tournament in Las Vegas.  The Pilots lost their last seven games to finish the season 10-and-22 overall and 4-and-14 in the WCC.



(Las Vegas, NV)  --  Oregon State will play Washington on Wednesday night in the first-round of the Pac-12 tournament at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.  The Beavers are seeded 10th.  Oregon, which made it to the Final Four last year, is seeded sixth and will meet Washington State in the late game Wednesday.  If Oregon State wins, it would play USC on Thursday.  Oregon would play Utah on Thursday if it gets by Washington State.  The Ducks take a 20-and-11 record into the tournament after beating Washington over the weekend.  The Beavers are 15-and-15 overall after clobbering Washington State 92-67 over the weekend.
 



(Los Angeles, CA)  --  The Trail Blazers will meet the Lakers tonight at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.  Portland has won a season-high six straight and eight of its last nine.  C.J. McCollum tossed in 28 points in a 108-100 victory Saturday over the Thunder at the Moda Center.  The Lakers have won five in a row.  This is the third and last meeting of the season between the two teams.  Portland won the first two.



(Los Angeles, CA)  --  The Portland Timbers fell 2-1 to the LA Galaxy in their MLS opener Sunday.   Sebastian Blanco scored the Portland goal in the 66th minute.  The Timbers will be the road again Saturday, playing at the New York Red Bulls.



(Portland, OR)  --  Damian Lillard scored 33 points as the Trail Blazers rallied to beat the Timberwolves 108-99 Portland.  C.J. McCollum contributed 19 points to the victory.  Portland outscored Minnesota by 12 points in the final quarter to win its fifth in a row.  Karl-Anthony Towns led the T'wolves with 34 points and 17 rebounds.  Portland will host the Oklahoma City Thunder tomorrow night.
 



8 local prep basketball teams are on the floor tonight & tomorrow, and each with a chance to punch their ticket to one of the OSAA State Tournament sites next week.

On the IMC Girl’s side this evening…Bend hosts 11th rated Lebanon and Ridgeview travels to play 4th ranked Springfield.

Saturday, 6th ranked Mt. View boys host #11 Crescent Valley while the #9 Lava Bears play at 8th rated Churchill, and #10 Summit  invades #7 South Albany.

In the 4-A…Sisters entertains Henley today at 5 and Madras travels to top-rated Banks at 3 O’clock in the Boy’s 2nd Round, and Madras girls greet Valley Catholic at 630.

All the winners advance to Tournaments next week in the Elite-8. See the brackets, results, and playoff history available online at ‘OSAA dot ORG.’



(Pullman, WA)  --  Oregon fell 78-76 at Washington State in Pullman.  The defeat did severe damage to the Ducks' chances of receiving a NCAA-tournament at-large bid.  Oregon dropped to 19-and-11 overall and 9-and-8 in the Pac-12.  Elijah Brown had 18 points and Troy Brown 17 in the loss.  The Ducks wrap up the regular season tomorrow at Washington.



(Seattle, WA)  --  Oregon State lost 79-77 to Washington in Seattle.  Tres Tinkle scored 22 points for the Beavers, while Stephen Thompson Junior added 19.  The Beavers are 14-and-15 overall and 6-and-11 in the Pac-12.  The Beavers head to Pullman for their regular-season finale tomorrow.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Portland Timbers will open their MLS season on Sunday at the LA Galaxy.  The Timbers will not play their first home game until April 14th because Providence Park is undergoing renovations.  Their first five games are on the road.



(Undated)  --  In other college hoops,  Portland State dropped an 85-78 decision to Northern Colorado at home in a Big Sky game.  The Vikings are 18-and-12 and 8-and-9 in conference.  The Vikings will host North Dakota tomorrow in their regular season finale.  The Big Sky Tournament begins next week in Reno.  Portland will play Loyola Marymount tonight in Las Vegas in the first round of the WCC tournament.  The winner will face top-seeded Gonzaga tomorrow in the quarterfinals.  The Pilots beat Marymount twice during the regular season.



All 3 IMC Boy’s teams will play Saturday night in the OSAA 2nd Round State Playoffs, or the ‘Sweet-16’ if you will,  with the winners emerging to the State Tournament next week at Oregon State.

Both Bend and Summit grabbed 1st Round wins last night facing elimination as the Storm won on the road at Parkrose in East Portland, 55-54 and Bend ran past St. Helens at home, 65-42.

Saturday night, 6th ranked Mt. View will host #11 Crescent Valley while both Bend and Summit travel. The #9 Lava Bears play at 8th rated Churchill coached former Redmond Title winning Coach, Kelly Bokn (boke-en), and the 10th ranked Storm invade #7 South Albany.

On the IMC Girl’s side...tomorrow night, Bend hosts 11th rated Lebanon and Ridgeview visits 4th ranked Springfield.

In the 4-A…Sisters entertains Henley and Madras travels to top-rated Banks in the Boy’s 2nd Round, and Madras girls greet Valley Catholic tomorrow night at 630. The winners head to the 4A boys & girls Tourney next week in Forest Grove.

All the brackets, results, and playoff history is available online at ‘OSAA dot ORG.’



(Portland, OR)  --  The Blazers are back in action tonight as they welcome the Timberwolves to the Moda Center.  Portland is currently tied with New Orleans for fifth in the Western Conference at 35-and-26.  Minnesota is a game-and-a-half ahead of them in third place at 38-and-26.  The Blazers have lost two-of-three against the T-Wolves this season.



(Pullman, WA)  --  Oregon closes out the regular season with a pair of games in Washington starting tonight in Pullman.  The Ducks visit Washington State.  Oregon is 19-and-10 overall and 9-and-7 in the Pac-12.  They clobbered Wazzu 84-57 on February 11th in Eugene.  The Ducks wrap up the season on Saturday at Washington.



(Seattle, WA)  --  Oregon State is in Seattle tonight to take on Washington.  The Beavers are 14-and-14 and 6-and-10 in the Pac-12.  Oregon State beat the Huskies 97-94 in double-overtime on February 11th at Gill Coliseum in Corvallis.  The Beavers head to Pullman for their regular-season finale on Saturday.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Portland Timbers will open their MLS season on Sunday at the LA Galaxy.  The Timbers will not play their first home game until April 14th because Providence Park is undergoing renovations.  Their first five games are on the road.



(Undated)  --  In other college hoops,  Portland State will host Northern Colorado in a Big Sky game today.  The Vikings are 18-and-11 and 8-and-8 in the Big Sky.  Portland will play Loyola Marymount tomorrow in Las Vegas in the first round of the WCC tournament.


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