(Renton, WA) -- Defensive end Michael Bennett will remain a Seattle Seahawk. The team has announced that Bennett has signed a multi-year deal, preventing the veteran from becoming an unrestricted free agent. ESPN reports the four-year contract is worth 28-point-five-million dollars, with 16-million guaranteed. Bennett reportedly was offered more money by two other teams, but opted to stay in Seattle.
(Houston, TX) -- The Portland Trail Blazers are on a two-game losing streak after falling in overtime to the Houston Rockets, 118-113. The Blazers were in control most of the way, but a furious fourth-quarter rally allowed the Rockets to tie the game at the end of regulation. Houston outscored Portland in OT, 12-7. LaMarcus Aldridge scored 28 points and Wesley Matthews added 26 for the Blazers, who hope to get back into the win column tomorrow night at Memphis.
Following a stretch of seven in eight games at home, the Blazers hit the road tonight to take on the Mavericks. Dallas has been able to manufacture offense largely behind the efforts of Dirk Nowitzki, Monta Ellis and Vince Carter, but the defense has lagged pretty far behind. Pre-game today at 4:35 p.m., tip-off at 5:30 p.m. on KBND.
(Portland, OR) -- The Portland Trail Blazers are winners of six of their last seven games after defeating the Atlanta Hawks, 102-78. The Blazers used a stiff defense to hold the Hawks to 34-percent shooting. Mo Williams came off the bench to score 15 points to lead six players who hit double figures for Portland. Nicolas Batum [[ bah-TOOM ]] had 14 points and 18 rebounds for the Blazers, who will visit the Dallas Mavericks tomorrow night.
Eugene, OR (SportsNetwork.com) - Mike Moser lead the way with 22 points and 17
rebounds, as the Oregon Ducks bested the Arizona State Sun Devils, 85-78, in a
Pac-12 Conference bout at Matthew Knight Arena.
Jason Calliste added 16 points for Oregon (21-8, 10-7 Pac-12), which extended
its winning streak to six games. Damyean Dotson scored 15 points, Joseph Young
chipped in 13 points and Waverly Austin hauled in 10 rebounds and blocked five
For ASU (21-9, 10-7), which had won two straight coming in, Jahii Carson paced
all scorers with 28 points on 4-of-5 from 3-point range. Jermaine Marshall
netted 16 points, Jordan Bachynski tallied 13 points, 11 rebounds and five
blocks and Bo Barnes logged 13 points.
Oregon held a 33-25 lead at intermission after shooting 42.4 percent from the
field in the opening 20 minutes, including 4-of-9 from 3-point range. ASU,
meanwhile, shot just 30.8 percent in the first half.
The Ducks appeared poised to pull away up by 14 less than five minutes into
the second half, but the Sun Devils answered with a 19-8 run to bring their
deficit to just three, 55-52, with 10:52 left following a pair of Shaquielle
McKissic free throws. ASU would get no closer, however, and Oregon shot 10-
of-10 at the foul line in the final 1:21 to put the game away.
Oregon won the rebounding battle, 40-33, and outscored ASU in the paint,
(Portland, OR) -- The Lakers pulled off a surprising 107-106 win over the Trail Blazers at the Moda Center when Damian Lillard missed a long jumper as time expired. Wes Johnson scored the game-winning basket on an alley-oop off an inbounds pass in the closing seconds for Los Angeles. Johnson finished with 14 points, seven rebounds and four assists. Pau Gasol posted 22 points, nine boards and five helpers for LA, which has won two in-a-row. LaMarcus Aldridge contributed 21 points and six rebounds in the loss. Damian Lillard chipped in 20 points with five boards and five assists. Portland had a five-game winning streak snapped.
(Los Angeles, CA) -- The shorthanded UCLA Bruins fell in a wild contest to Oregon, 87-83, in double overtime at Pauley Pavilion yesterday. The Bruins were without Jordan Adams and Kyle Anderson who were suspended for violating team rules. Bryce Alford posted 31 points as the Bruins fell to 21-and-7 overall and 10-and-5 in the Pac-12. They host Oregon State on Sunday.
(Los Angeles, CA) -- The losing won't stop for USC as they fell to Oregon State, 76-66, at the Galen Center. The Trojans fell behind by 23 at halftime and couldn't complete the comeback in the second half. USC has dropped nine in-a-row to fall to 10-and-18 overall and 1-and-14 in the Pac 12. They host Oregon tomorrow.
(Denver, CO) -- The Portland Trail Blazers are on a three-game winning streak after posting a 100-95 victory over the Nuggets in Denver. Damian Lillard had 31 points and nine assists and was one of six Blazers to score in double figures. Nicolas Batum [[ bah-TOOM ]] added 16 points and six rebounds. Portland will be back home tonight to host the Brooklyn Nets.
Blazers back on the hardwood tonight in the mile high city of Denver to face the Nuggets.
Portland is 38-and-18 overall, but has slipped to 5th place in the Western Conference, 4 1/2 games out of first place.
However, the Blazers are the top scoring and rebounding team in the NBA.
The Blazers return home tomorrow night to host the Brooklyn Nets.
Tonight, Portland and Denver on KBND with the pregame show at 5pm....
Even though wichita state remains the only unbeaten men's team in college hoops at 26-and-0, the florida gators take over the top ranked spot in the country in the latest a-p poll.
The Gators 25-2, are the new #1 team after syracuse lost last week. The orange fall to number-4.
It's Florida, Wichita State, Arizona, Syracuse and Big-12 regular season champion Kansas the top-5. UCLA and Gonzaga both drop out of the top-25 this week.
Just 4-games remain in the Pac-12 regular season and oregon and oregon state travel to l-a this week. The ducks meet usc thursday night at 8p with the pregame show here at 730p. The beavers play at ucla at the same time.
Both Oregon and OSU are tied for 10th place.
Final week of the regular season of prep basketball before the play-in round and playoffs begin.
This evening....3rd ranked Bend plays at Redmond. Last night the Lava Bears beat Redmond, 51-35 in a make-up game.
Number-4 mt. View plays at Summit, while in the 4a ranks, Ridgeview hosts Crook County. And, Madras greets Estacada in the tri-valley league.
College baseball rankings
this weeks college baseball rankings by 'baseball america' sees oregon state drop to number-4 in the country after the beavers (6-2) dropped two games over the weekend in the 'big-10 vs. Pac-12 challenge.'
Oregon state edged washington yesterday in arizona, 3-2.
Virginia is still number one, followed by florida state and south carolina.
The Oregon Ducks move up to number-9, and are undefeated at 7-and-0 and entertain University of Portland tonight in Eugene in the home opener for Oregon, weather permitting.
OSU is scheduled to host wright state this weekend in Corvallis for the Beavers home opening series.
(Portland, OR) -- The Portland Trail Blazers are on a two-game winning streak after defeating the Minnesota Timberwolves, 108-97. The Blazers had a second-half surge that enabled them to zip past Minnesota and improve their home record to 21-and-7. Damian Lillard scored 32 points and dished out five assists for Portland. The Blazers will host the Denver Nuggets tomorrow night.
(Corvallis, OR) -- DaVonte Lacy poured in 18 points while D.J. Shelton recorded a double-double but the Cougars could not overcome the Beavers, losing 68-57. The Cougars turned the ball over 15 times in the loss and shot under 60-percent from the charity stripe. The loss drops Washington State to 2-and-12 in conference play and extends its losing streak to five games. The Cougars will travel to Matthew Knight Arena on Sunday for a date with the Oregon Ducks.
(Portland, OR) -- The Portland Trail Blazers' losing streak is now three after their 111-109 loss to the San Antonio Spurs. The Blazers, who were without the services of LaMarcus Aldridge, got off to a quick start in their first game following the All-Star break, but were unable to keep San Antonio at bay after the first quarter. Damian Lillard led all scorers with 31 points and dished out six assists for Portland. The Blazers will host the Utah Jazz tomorrow night.
(Portland, OR) -- The Portland Trail Blazers will be without the services of two more players tonight when they resume action following the All-Star break. LaMarcus Aldridge is expected to be out for a week with a groin injury and backup center Meyers Leonard will miss two to three weeks with a sprained ankle. Blazers forward/center Joel Freeland is already nursing a sprained MCL in his right knee. Portland will host the San Antonio Spurs tonight.
(New Orleans, LA) -- The 2014 NBA All-Star game is in the books after the East made a second-half surge to down the West, 163-155. Kyrie Irving led the East with 31 points and Carmelo Anthony added 30. Blake Griffin and Kevin Durant each scored 38 points for the West. LaMarcus Aldridge came off the bench to score four points and grab five rebounds for the West, and Damian Lillard scored nine points.
(Corvallis, OR) -- Oregon State offensive line coach Mike Cavanaugh says he's staying with the Beavers. The assistant coach sent out a message on Twitter, saying he's "looking forward to coaching the current and future Beaver offensive line." Cavanaugh had been reported to be a strong candidate to take over a similar position at Oklahoma State.
(Portland, OR) -- The Portland Pilots are two-and-oh this season against Loyola Marymount after earning a 71-64 win over the Lions at the Chiles Center. The Pilots got the win without the services of leading scorer Kevin Bailey, who was out with a calf injury. Bryce Pressley scored 14 for Portland and Bobby Sharp added 11. The Pilots will host Pepperdine tomorrow.
(Los Angeles, CA) -- The Portland Trail Blazers are heading into the All-Star break on a two-game losing skid after falling on the road to the Los Angeles Clippers, 122-117. The Blazers kept it close throughout but the Clippers were able to pull away in the fourth quarter. LaMarcus Aldridge scored 25 points and Damian Lillard added 21 as six Blazers hit double figures. The All-Star game will be held this Sunday in New Orleans.
(Renton, WA) -- Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett, who played a key role in his team's Super Bowl win over the Denver Broncos, says he won't give the Seahawks a "discount" to stay next season. Bennett, who's an unrestricted free agent, told the NFL Network he wants to be compensated for helping the Seahawks win the world championship. He played for Tampa Bay for four years before signing a one-year contract with the Seahawks for four-point-eight million dollars. ESPN reports if the Seahawks tag Bennett as a franchise player, his salary for 2014 would increase to 12-point-six million.
The Portland Trail Blazers will have a chance tonight to go into the All-Star break on a winning note after dropping a 98-95 decision at home to Oklahoma City. The Blazers have now lost five of their last seven contests. Nicolas Batum led Portland with 18 points, while Robin Lopez scored 17 and collected 14 rebounds. The Blazers will host the L.A. Clippers tonight.
(Portland, OR) -- Jeld-Wen Field will soon become Providence Park. The Portland Timbers have announced the change, which will name the stadium after Providence Health Services. Timbers owner Merritt Paulson says the partnership is for 15 years and will include new signage and a new logo for the stadium. Jeld-Wen Windows & Doors of Klamath Falls will continue to serve as one of the Timbers' Founding Partners.
(Los Angeles, CA) -- Seattle Seahawks linebacker Malcolm Smith, the Most Valuable Player of Super Bowl 48, is insisting his mother share in the spoils of victory. Smith told TMZ that Chevrolet is customizing the pickup truck he was given for being voted MVP so he can hand it over to his mom in California. He says Mom "wants to go gun-metal with the black rims." Smith ran back an intercepted pass for a touchdown and recovered a fumble in the Super Bowl against the Denver Broncos.
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