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(Seattle, WA)  --  The Timbers will be facing Sporting KC in the MLS Western Conference finals.  Portland will host the first leg on November 25th.  The decisive second leg will be November 29th in Kansas City.  Atlanta United FC and the New York Red Bulls are the Eastern Conference finalists.



(Los Angeles, CA)  --  The Trail Blazers' four-game winning streak ended with a 126-117 loss to the Lakers in Los Angeles.  Damian Lillard scored 31 points and had 11 assists for Portland, while C.J. McCollum contributed 23 points.  Jusuf Nurkic had 21 points and 14 boards in the defeat.   The Blazers will be at Minnesota tomorrow night.



(Eugene OR)  --  Running back CJ Verdell returned to the Ducks practice after missing the previous day with a neck injury.  Verdell, however, was limited in the drills.  If Verdell is restricted or unable to play against Arizona State,  freshman Travis Dye would get more carries.  Verdell tops Oregon rushers with 718 yards on 151 carries and five touchdowns.



(Undated)  --  In local college football action this week:  Tomorrow, Portland State will wrap up its season at home against Eastern Washington.  On Saturday, Oregon will play Arizona State in Eugene, while Oregon State will face Number-18 Washington in Seattle.



(Seattle, WA)  --  The Seahawks play in prime time tonight as they host the Packers on Thursday Night Football.  Seattle looks to end a two-game skid after back-to-back losses to the Chargers and Rams.  The Seahawks are 4-and-5 overall.  Green Bay is 4-4-and-1, but is still winless on the road this season at 0-and-4.



(Undated)  --  In area college basketball tonight, the ranked Oregon Ducks will face Iowa at Madison Square Garden in New York in the 2K Sports Classic.  The 2-and-0 Oregon State Beavers return to the court tomorrow when they face Old Dominion in a first-round game at the U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam.  Portland State is off until Saturday, when it hosts Willamette at the Viking Pavilion.  The Portland University Pilots return to the court Saturday at Cal State Northridge.



(Los Angeles, CA)  --  The Trail Blazers will try to extend their winning streak to five when they play the Lakers tonight in Los Angeles at the STAPLES Center.  Portland has not lost since the Lakers defeated them 114-110 on November 3rd at Moda Center.  The Lakers have won three in a row since acquiring Tyson Chandler in a trade with the Suns.  Blazers guard Damian Lillard is expected to play tonight, but has a tender right knee after a hard tumble Sunday against the Celtics.



(Undated)  --  In local college football action this week:  On Friday, Portland State will wrap up its season at home against Eastern Washington.  On Saturday, Oregon will play Arizona State in Eugene, while Oregon State will face Number-18 Washington in Seattle.



(Seattle, WA)  --  The Timbers will be facing Sporting KC in the MLS Western Conference finals.  Portland will host the first leg on November 25th.  The decisive second leg will be November 29th in Kansas City.
 



(Undated)  --  In area college basketball tomorrow night, the ranked Oregon Ducks will face Iowa at Madison Square Garden in New York in the 2K Sports Classic.  The 2-and-0 Oregon State Beavers are off until Friday when they face Old Dominion in a first-round game at the U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam.  Portland State is off until Saturday, when it hosts Willamette at the Viking Pavilion.  The Portland University Pilots return to the court Saturday at Cal State Northridge.



(Eugene, OR)  --  Wide receiver Tabari Hines has left Oregon.  He was a graduate transfer from Wake Forest.  He appeared in just three Ducks' games and had three receptions for 32 yards and a touchdown, all against Portland State.  He had a procedure performed on his left knee in fall camp.  He will use this season to redshirt and transfer to another school next year.



(Eugene OR)  --  Running back CJ Verdell missed the Ducks practice.  He suffered a neck injury in the loss to Utah.  He leads Oregon rushers with 718 yards on 151 carries and five touchdowns. Linebacker Sampson Niu and offensive tackle Steven Jones are in concussion protocol and did not practice.



(Renton, WA)  --  The Seahawks will be in the national spotlight tomorrow when they host the Packers on Thursday Night Football.  Seattle has lost back-to-back-games to the Chargers and Rams to fall below .500 at 4-and-5.  Green Bay is 4-4-and-1 on the year, but is winless on the road at 0-and-4.



(Seattle, WA)  --  Major League Baseball will investigate allegations of racial discrimination by the Mariners.  The commissioner's office released a statement saying it would follow up claims by fired former director of high performance Lorena Martin that top-level M's officials disparaged Latino players.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Trail Blazers will try to extend their winning streak to five when they play the Lakers tomorrow night in Los Angeles.  Portland has not lost since November 3rd, when it lost 114-110 to the Lakers at Moda Center.  Blazers guard CJ McCollum has been named the NBA Western Conference Players of the Week after averaging 25.7 points in three wins.



(Portland, OR)  --  Blazers All-Star guard Damian Lillard suffered a right knee injury in the 100-94 victory Sunday over the Celtics at Moda Center.  Lillard hurt it in the first quarter, but remained in to finish with 19 points and a dozen assists.  He walked with a limp after the game and his leg was fitted for a compression wrap.  Lillard is optimistic he will not miss a game.



(Undated)  --  In local college football action this week:  On Friday, Portland State will wrap up its season at home against Eastern Washington.  On Saturday, Oregon will play Arizona State in Eugene, while Oregon State will face ranked Washington in Seattle.   Ducks linebacker Sampson Niu is in concussion protocol.



(Seattle, WA)  --  The Timbers will be facing Sporting KC in the MLS Western Conference finals.  Sporting beat Real Salt Lake 4-2 yesterday in Kansas City to advance.  Portland will host the first leg on November 25th.  The decisive second leg will be November 29th in Kansas City.



(Undated)  --  In area college basketball, the ranked Oregon Ducks will return to the court Thursday against Iowa, while the 2-and-0 Oregon State Beavers are off until Friday when they face Old Dominion in a first-round game at the U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam.  Portland State is off until Saturday, when it hosts Willamette at the Viking Pavilion.  The Portland University Pilots return to the court Saturday at Cal State Northridge.



(Renton, WA)  --  The Seahawks are prepping for a Thursday night showdown with the Packers at CenturyLink Field.  The team held a walk-through yesterday.  Seattle has lost two straight to the Chargers and Rams to slip to 4-and-5 overall.  Green Bay is 4-4-and-1.



(Seattle, WA)  --  The Mariners are denying allegations by a recently fired employee that management disparaged Latino players.  Former director of high performance Lorena Martin claimed on social media that club officials called Latino players lazy, dumb and stupid.



(Portland, OR)  --  Damian Lillard scored 19 points and doled out a dozen assists to lead the Trail Blazers to a 100-94 win over the Celtics at Moda Center.  Jusuf Nurkic contributed 18 points and hauled down 17 boards in the Portland victory.  The Blazers have won seven of their last eight.  Portland will play Wednesday at the LA Lakers.



(Undated)  --  In local college football action Saturday, Oregon fell 32-25 to Utah in Salt Lake City despite Dillon Mitchell's eight catches for 169 yards and two Ducks' touchdowns, while the Oregon State Beavers lost 48-17 at Stanford.  Portland State lost 17-10 at North Dakota in Grand Forks.



(Seattle, WA)  --  The Timbers will be facing Sporting KC in the MLS Western Conference finals.  Sporting beat Real Salt Lake 4-2 yesterday in Kansas City to advance.  Portland will host the first leg on November 25th.  The decisive second leg will be November 29th in Kansas City.
 



(Los Angeles, CA)  --  Russell Wilson threw three touchdown passes, but it wasn't enough as the Seahawks lost 36-31 to the Rams in Los Angeles.  Rashaad Penny added 108 yards and a score on the ground for Seattle, which fell to 4-and-5.  The Seahawks host the Packers Thursday.



(Undated)  --  In area college basketball, the ranked Oregon Ducks will return to the court Thursday against Iowa, while the 2-and-0 Oregon State Ducks are off until Friday when they face Old Dominion in a first round game at the U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam.  Portland State does not play until Friday after beating UC Riverside 71-64 on Saturday in its home opener.



(Seattle, WA)  --  The Timbers will be at the Seattle Sounders tonight in the second and final leg of the MLS West Conference semifinals.  Portland won the first game 2-1 at home on Sunday.  The Timbers would advance to the conference finals with a win or tie.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Blazers are back on the court tonight against the Clippers at Moda Center.  This is the first of four matchups between the two this season.  The Blazers have lost five of their last seven to LA in Portland.  CJ McCollum scored 40 points Tuesday in the Blazers' 118-103 win over the Bucks.  Portland is off to an 8-and-3 start winning seven games by double figures.



(Undated)  --  In local college football action Saturday, Oregon will face Utah in Salt Lake City, while Oregon State will be at Stanford.  Portland State will tangle with North Dakota in Grand Forks in a non-conference game.



(Renton, WA)  --  The Seahawks are preparing to play the NFC West-leading Rams this Sunday in Los Angeles.  Wide receiver Doug Baldwin did not practice yesterday due to a groin injury.  Seattle is 4-and-4 after last weekend's loss to the Chargers.  The Rams are 8-and-1.



(Undated)  --  In area college basketball, the ranked Oregon Ducks will host Eastern Washington tomorrow night in Eugene,  while the Oregon State Beavers will face Wyoming on Saturday in Corvallis.  Portland State will play UC Riverside on Saturday in its home opener.  The Vikings opened the season with a 84-57 loss at Oregon.  The Portland Pilots are on their way to Hawaii for a game tomorrow night against the host school in the opener of the Rainbow Classic.  Portland will face North Texas on Saturday in its other game in Honolulu.



(Seattle, WA)  --  It appears the Mariners are moving on without catcher Mike Zunino.  The Seattle Times reports they are close to finalizing a trade that would send Zunino and outfielder Guillermo Heredia to the Tampa Bay Rays for outfielder Mallex Smith.



(Portland, OR)  --  CJ McCollum poured in 40 points to lead the Trail Blazers to a 118-103 triumph over the Bucks at Moda Center.  Portland reserve Evan Turner contributed 16 points and 11 rebounds.  The Blazers improved to 8-and-3 and ended a four-game losing streak against Milwaukee.  The Blazers will be at home tomorrow night against Golden State.



(Renton, WA)  --  The Seahawks hit the practice field today as they get ready to play the Rams Sunday in Los Angeles.  Seattle lost 33-31 at home to the Rams in Week Five.  The Seahawks are 4-and-4 after a loss to the Chargers this past Sunday.  The Rams come in 8-and-1.



(Undated)  --  In local college football action Saturday, Oregon will face Utah in Salt Lake City, while Oregon State will be at Stanford.  Portland State will tangle with North Dakota in Grand Forks in a non-conference game.



(Undated)  --  Number-16 Oregon whipped Portland State 84-57 in Eugene in the season basketball opener for both schools.  Payton Pritchard scored 18 of his 22 points in the first half to lead the Ducks.  Holland Woods led Vikings' scorers with 13 points.  In other area college openers,  Oregon State topped UC Riverside 72-59 in Corvallis.   Tres Tinkle led the Beavers with 19 points, while Stephen Thompson Junior had 18.  The Portland Pilots outscored the Multnomah Lions 111-103 at Chiles Center.



(Seattle, WA)  --  The Mariners have a new pitching coach.  They've hired Paul Davis, who spent five seasons working mostly in the Cardinals' minor league system.  He was their manager of pitching analytics this past season, working at all levels.  Davis replaces Mel Stottlemyre Jr.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Trail Blazers will face the Bucks tonight at Moda Center.  Portland is off to a 7-and-3 start, but Milwaukee has been even hotter.  The Bucks are 8-and-1 to match their best start in franchise history.  They have won seven of their last eight by double figures and are the only NBA team to score at least 110 points in every game.  The Blazers have lost their last four games and six of their last seven to the Bucks.
 



(Portland, OR)  --  The Timbers will play the Sounders Thursday in Seattle in the second leg of the MLS Western Conference semifinals.  Portland won the first leg 2-1 at home on Sunday.  With a tie or a victory the Timbers would advance to the Western Conference finals.



(Undated)  --  In local college football action Saturday, Oregon will face Utah in Salt Lake City, while Oregon State will be at Stanford.  Portland State will be tangle with North Dakota in Grand Forks.  The Ducks will be without starting linebacker Kaulana Apelu, who has a lower leg fracture.



(Undated)  --  All four area colleges will be on the court tonight to start their basketball seasons.  Number-16 Oregon will face Portland State in Eugene.  The Oregon State Beavers will host UC Riverside.  The Portland Pilots will begin the season against Multnomah at Chiles Center.



(Renton, WA)  --  The Seahawks are back to work to prep for the division-leading Rams.  Seattle visits Los Angeles on Sunday.  The Seahawks fell to 4-and-4 with the loss to the Chargers this past week and are three-and-a-half games behind the 8-and-1 Rams in the NFC West.  Seattle lost to L.A. 33-31 at home in Week Five.



(Renton, WA)  --  The Seahawks have a laundry list of injuries after their game against the Chargers on Sunday.  Coach Pete Carroll said right guard D.J. Fluker appears to be fine after leaving the game with a calf injury.  Carroll was less optimistic about the status of running back Chris Carson and safety Bradley McDougle.  Carson is dealing with a hip injury and McDougle a knee issue.  Running back J.D. McKissic, who is still on injured reserve with a broken bone in his foot, will not practice this week.



Bend, Mt. View, Ridgeview, and Madras football teams all bowed out of the OSAA prep Championship playoffs in just the 2nd round. Only nearby Burns, and Mazama in Klamath Falls remain alive.

 

Meantime, Summit lost the 3rd place game, and Ridgeview finishes state runner-up in the 5A Volleyball tournament, and Sisters finishes 3rd place at the 4A division. 

 

Just two local soccer teams remain in the hunt, and Summit boy’s host David Douglas tomorrow in the 6A semifinals and 7th ranked Madras travels to meet #3 Woodburn.

 

You can view and follow all the Playoff brackets and game times online at ‘OSAA dot Org.’



(Undated)  --  In local college football action Saturday, Oregon ripped UCLA 42-21 in Eugene to improve to 6-and-3,  Oregon State dropped a 38-21 decision at home to USC to fall to 2-and-7, while Portland State lost 48-45 to Idaho State at home to snap its three-game winning streak.



(Portland, OR)  --  Jusuf Nurkic scored 19 points and grabbed a dozen rebounds to lead the Trail Blazers to a 111-81 victory over the Timberwolves in Portland.  Damian Lillard added 18 points, while C.J. McCollum contributed 16 to the Blazers' win.  Myers Leonard had 15 points and 12 rebounds off the bench.  The Blazers will face the Bucks tomorrow night at Moda Center.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Timbers edged by the Seattle Sounders 2-1 in the MLS Western Conference semifinals first leg at Providence Park.  The Timbers will play Thursday at Seattle in the second leg.



(Undated)  --  Number-16 Oregon will tipoff their basketball season tomorrow night against Portland State.  The Oregon State Beavers will open their season tomorrow night, hosting UC Riverside.



(Seattle, WA)  --  The comeback effort fell just short as the Chargers edged the Seahawks 25-17 at CenturyLink field.  The Seahawks trailed 25-10 late in the fourth quarter.  They battled back and had the ball on the Chargers six-yard line on the final play, but couldn't punch it in.  Russell Wilson threw for 235 yards, two touchdowns and a crucial pick-six in defeat.



Starting with prep football: Mountain View travels to Tualatin; Bend plays Sunset; Ridgeview goes to Wilsonville; and Madras plays number 1 Rainier. 

 

The state volleyball tournament begins with Summit playing #2 Sunset; Ridgeview plays Crater; Crook County against West Albany; and Sisters meets Hidden Valley. 

 

For boys soccer: Summit hosts South Eugene; Ridgeview goes to La Salle; and Madras hosts Newport.
 



(Portland, OR)  --  The Trail Blazers opened a six-game homestand with a 132-119 win over the New Orleans Pelicans at Moda Center.  Damian Lillard scored 26 points as six Portland players landed in double-figures.  Jusuf Nurkic contributed 20 points to the victory.  The Blazers will host the Lakers tomorrow night and the Timberwolves on Sunday.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Timbers will meet the Seattle Sounders in the MLS Western Conference semifinals.  Portland will host the first game on Sunday afternoon at Providence Park.  The Timbers advanced to the semis with a 2-1 win at FC Dallas in the Knockout Round on Wednesday.



(Undated)  --  In local college football action tomorrow, Oregon will try to bounce back from two-straight Pac-12 defeats when it hosts UCLA and former Ducks coach Chip Kelly, Oregon State will try to build on its 28-point come-from-behind victory at Colorado when its hosts USC at Reser Stadium and Portland State will attempt to extend its winning streak to four straight when it entertains Idaho State.  The Beavers are 2-and-6 and 1-and-4 in the Pac-12.  The Trojans are 4-and-4 and 3-and-3 after losing back-to-back games to Utah and Arizona State.



(Eugene, OR)  --  Oregon dismantled Western Oregon 77-58 in an exhibition basketball game at Matt Knight Arena.  Seven-foot, two freshman Bol Bol led the Ducks with 19 points.  Oregon point guard and leading returning scorer Payton Pritchard did not play because of bruised ribs.  The Ducks will open the regular season Tuesday against Portland State.  Oregon is ranked 16th nationally in the coaches' preseason Top 25.



(Renton, WA)  --  The Seahawks are putting the finishing touches on the game plan for this weekend.  They welcome the Chargers to CenturyLink Field on Sunday.  Linebacker K.J. Wright missed his second-straight practice yesterday and is questionable heading into the game.  Seattle is looking for its third-straight win and fifth in its last sixth since an 0-and-2 start.  The Seahawks are 4-and-3.  LA comes in at 5-and-2.

 



It was three up and three down yesterday for our 3 local High School Girl’s soccer teams that kicked off the On-Point Community Credit Union Championship playoffs.

 

In the 2nd round of the Class 6-A bracket, both Summit and Bend lost on the road as the Storm lost at  West Salem 2-1, and the Lady Lava Bears were blanked at Jesuit, 8-zip.  In the 5A division 6th ranked Ridgeview bowed out, too, as Silverton squeeks out a 1-to-nothing victory over the Lady Ravens. So, all the girl’s prep teams in the area are out.

 

On the Boy’s side…Summit, Ridgeview, and Madras all will play Saturday in the Quarterfinal round.

 

Meantime, the State Volleyball Tournaments tipoff tomorrow with the 6A & 5A Tourney in Hillsboro at Liberty High. Summit, Ridgeview, and Crook County all in the Quarterfinals. And, Sisters plays at Forest Grove in the 4A Quarterfinals.

You can view and follow all the Playoff brackets and game times online at ‘OSAA dot Org.’



(Portland, OR)  --  The Trail Blazers will open a six-game homestand tonight against the Pelicans at Moda Center.  Portland completed a 3-and-1 road trip with a 104-85 victory Tuesday in Houston.  New Orleans swept the Blazers in the opening round of the NBA playoffs last season.  The Blazers will also host the Lakers on Saturday and the Timberwolves on Sunday.



(Eugene, OR)  --  Oregon starting quarterback Justin Herbert was released from concussion protocol and returned to practice.  He did not take any reps with the first two units, but took all the reps in a hand off drill against the scout team defense.  Backups Braxton Burmeister and Tyler Shough split reps with the first two teams.  Ducks coach Mario Cristobal said he would wait until later in the week to name a starter for the Saturday game against UCLA.  Leading receiver Dillon Mitchell has yet to practice after his concussion last Saturday against Arizona.



(Frisco, TX)  --  The Timbers are advancing in the MLS Playoffs.   Diego Valeri scored two goals as fifth-seeded Portland won 2-1 in a Western Conference knockout round game at FC Dallas.  The Timbers will play either Sporting Kansas City or the Seattle Sounders in the conference semifinals.  The series will open Sunday in Portland at Providence Park.



(Undated)  --  In local college football action this Saturday, Oregon will try to bounce back from two-straight Pac-12 defeats when it hosts UCLA and former Ducks coach Chip Kelly, Oregon State will try to build on its 28-point come-from-behind victory at Colorado when its hosts USC at Reser Stadium and Portland State will attempt to extend its winning streak to four straight when it entertains Idaho State.  The Beavers are 2-and-6 and 1-and-4 in the Pac-12.  The Trojans are 4-and-4 and 3-and-3 after losing back-to-back games to Utah and Arizona State.



(Renton, WA)  --  Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll is praising the professionalism of wide receiver Brandon Marshall.  The veteran pass catcher was released on Tuesday.  Carroll says Marshall was a great pro for them and can still play at age 34, but their roster had other needs.



(Renton, WA)  --  The Seahawks will try to make it three straight wins this Sunday at home against the Chargers.  Seattle has won back-to-back games over Oakland and Detroit and four of its last five since an 0-and-2 start.  The Seahawks are 4-and-3 overall.  LA comes in at 5-and-2.


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