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For the second year in a row, the Oregon Ducks are in the Elite-8 and will play for the Midwest Regional Championship in the NCAA Men’s college basketball tournament.

Thanks to another big time performance from sophomore guard Tyler Dorsey the Ducks set a school record 32nd win holding off Michigan last night in Kansas City, 69-68.

Dorsey scored a team-high 20 points including 5 three-point field goals, and forward Jordan Bell contributed a ‘double-double’ with 16-points and 13-rebounds.

Oregon shot a blistering 47-percent from three point land, and only committed 5 turnovers on the night.

Last year, it was Oklahoma that ended Oregon’s run in the Regional Final. Next up, the Ducks face #1 ranked and top seed Kansas in the Midwest Title game Saturday at 549pm here on KBND. Kansas blew out Purdue, 98-66.

Elsewhere…Gonzaga pulls out a 61-58 win over West Virginia and will face Xavier Saturday for the West Regional Title. Arizona knocked out by Xavier, 73-71. The Zags and Xavier tipoff at 309pm tomorrow in Santa Clara.

There are 4 other Regional Semifinal games today beginning with North Carolina playing Butler at 409pm, followed by Baylor meeting Cinderella South Carolina. At 639pm, UCLA takes on Kentucky in Memphis and the nightcap is Wisconsin meeting Florida.

Meantime…The Women’s tournament continues today and tomorrow. Oregon challenges 3rd seed Maryland tomorrow morning at 836am televised on ESPN. Later in the day at 3pm, Oregon State meets Florida State in Stockton, also seen on ESPN. And, UCLA takes on U-Conn who has won 109 straight games and is shooting for their 12th Title and 5th straight.
 



(Undated)  --  Oregon and Kansas are moving on to the Elite Eight.  Third-seeded Oregon escaped with a 69-68 win over Michigan in the first Midwest Region semifinal.  Top-seeded Kansas pounded Purdue, 98-66, in the other semi.  The Ducks and Jayhawks hook up tomorrow.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Trail Blazers took care of business against the Knicks, 110-95, at the Moda Center.  Damian Lillard put up 30 points and C.J. McCollum chipped in 20.  The Blazers are a game behind the Nuggets for the eighth seed in the West.  Portland hosts Minnesota tomorrow.



(Undated)  --  The Oregon and Oregon State women's basketball teams both play Sweet 16 games tomorrow.  The 10th-seeded Ducks take on third-seeded Maryland in the Bridgeport Region semifinals, while the second-seeded Beavers battle third-seeded Florida State in the Stockton Region semifinals.



(Columbus, OH)  --  The Timbers travel to Columbus tomorrow to take on the Crew in MLS action.  Match time is 4:30 p.m. Pacific.  Portland has won its first three matches of the season against Minnesota United, the LA Galaxy and Houston Dynamo.  The Crew have a win, a loss and a draw thus far.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Trail Blazers resume their three-game homestand tonight against the Knicks.  Portland opened with a 93-90 loss to the Bucks on Tuesday.  That snapped a three-game winning streak for the Blazers, who are a game-and-a-half out of the final playoff spot in the West at 32-and-38.



(Kansas City, MO)  --  Oregon will take on Michigan today in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament.  The third-seeded Ducks and seventh-seeded Wolverines meet at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, with tip-off set for 4:09 p.m. Pacific.  Oregon beat Iona and Rhode Island in the first two rounds to advance.



(Undated)  --  The Oregon and Oregon State women's teams are also prepping for play in the Sweet 16.  The 10th-seeded Ducks go up against third-seeded Maryland tomorrow in Bridgeport, Connecticut.  The second-seeded Beavers will battle third-seeded Florida State Saturday in Stockton, California.



(Eugene, OR)  --  Oregon football is planning to hold a spring scrimmage next month in Portland.  Final details are still being worked out, but it's slated for Saturday, April 15th at Portland's Jesuit High School.  The Ducks are also waiting for clearance from the NCAA that there is no compliance issue.



(Renton, WA)  --  The Seahawks now have competition for Blair Walsh.  Seattle has signed kicker John Lunsford, who will fight for the starting position with Walsh.  Walsh, a former Viking, was signed in February as the Hawks anticipated the loss of Steven Hauschka, who went on to sign with Buffalo.  Lunsford, who played his college ball at Liberty, has no NFL stats because he played in only three NFL preseason games for San Francisco.



(Portland, OR)  --  Damian Lillard missed a game-tying three-point attempt in the closing moments and the Bucks came away with a 93-90 win versus the Trail Blazers.  Lillard had a game-high 31 points, but was 2-of-9 from deep.  Portland is one game behind the Nuggets for the eighth-seed in the West.  The Blazers host the Knicks tomorrow night.



(Undated)  --  Both Oregon and Oregon State women are gearing up for the Sweet 16.  The 10th-seeded Cinderella Ducks face third-seeded Maryland on Friday in Connecticut.  Meanwhile, the second-seeded Beavers matchup up with third-seeded Florida State in Stockton, California on Saturday.



(Eugene, OR)  --  The Oregon men's basketball takes to the hardwood in the Sweet 16 tomorrow.  The third-seeded Ducks meet red-hot, seventh-seeded Michigan on in Kansas City, Missouri as part of the Midwest Regional.  UO has defeated Iona and Rhode Island to advance. Pre-game at 3:30 p.m. on KBND



(Corvallis, OR)  --  It's an Oregon State sweep of the Pac-12 Conference weekly baseball awards.  Beavers sophomore infielder Cadyn Grenier won Pac-12 player of the week and redshirt junior righty Jake Thompson captured Pac-12 pitcher of the week.  OSU is 17-and-1 overall and 3-and-0 in conference after sweeping Arizona State.



(Portland, OR)  --  University of Portland is losing its second-leading scorer next season.  Sophomore guard Jazz Johnson has decided to transfer to another program.  The Pilots went 11-and-22 under first-year head coach Terry Porter.  Redshirt freshman forward Chier Maker and freshman guards Alec Monson and Andre Ferguson are also transfering.
 



(Renton, WA)  --  The Seattle Seahawks are slated to get a visit today from free-agent linebacker Gerald Hodges.  Hodges began his career with the Vikings and played last season for San Francisco, and has started 26 contests over the past three seasons.  He earlier visited the Kansas City Chiefs.



(Eugene, OR)  --  The Oregon men's basketball team is gearing up for its Sweet 16 appearance this week.  The third-seeded Ducks meet red hot, seventh-seeded Michigan on Thursday in Kansas City, Missouri.  UO has defeated Iona and Rhode Island to advance.



(Corvallis, OR)  --  Oregon State is also still dancing at the women's NCAA Tournament.  The second-seeded Beavers meet third-seeded Florida State in the Sweet 16 in Stockton, California on Saturday.  OSU has defeated Long Beach State and Creighton to advance this far.



(Durham, NC)  --  Oregon women's basketball is advancing to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament.  The 10th-seeded Ducks upset second-seeded Duke on its home floor in Durham, North Carolina.  Oregon moves on to face third-seeded Maryland on Friday.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Trail Blazers host the Milwaukee Bucks tonight in Portland.  The Blazers return home after going 4-and-1 on a five-game road trip.  Portland is 32-and-37 and riding a three-game win streak.  The team trails the Denver Nuggets by a half-game for the eighth-and-final playoff spot.  Milwaukee is 34-and-35 overall.  Tip at seven from the Moda Center.



(Renton, WA)  --  The Seahawks have another new offensive lineman on their roster.  Guard Oday Aboushi has been acquired from the Houston Texans through free agency.  Earlier this month, Seattle signed free-agent lineman Luke Joeckel.  Tight end Brandon Williams has left the Seahawks to sign with the Indianapolis Colts.  
 



The NCAA Men’s college basketball Tournament springs forward to the ‘Sweet-16’ Thursday in 4 regional sites without the defending national Champion Villanova, and a pair of #2 seeds, both Duke and Louisville,
who  were eliminated.

Coming up Thursday, top seed Gonzaga of the West region will face 4th seed West Virginia at 430p in Santa Clara as the Zags gun for their first Final-4 showing in school history. That game will be followed by #2 seed Arizona meeting 11th seed Xavier at 7pm.

Meantime, in Kansas City Thursday, Oregon advances to the Midwest regional semifinals and greets Michigan at 4:09pm here on KBND.
 
The Ducks rallied late to beat Rhode Island in Sacramento yesterday, 75-72. Tyler Dorsey dropped a 3-ball with 38-seconds to play to secure the win sending Oregon, 31-5, to the Sweet-16 for the third time in 5-years.

#1 overall seed Kansas plays Purdue in the other Midwest regional semifinal after Oregon’s game.

UCLA advances to the South Regional semis as the Bruins beat Cincinnati, 79-67. UCLA takes on Kentucky Friday at 630pm, after North Carolina faces Butler.

USC bows out of the big dance losing to Baylor, 82-78 in the East where South Carolina closed out Duke and will meet Baylor Friday, and Wisconsin tangles with the Gators of Florida.

The Dancing Queens of Oregon State, the 3-time Pac-12 Women’s Champion, are back in the Sweet-16 after the Beavers defeated Creighton, 64-52 in Corvallis yesterday. OSU, 31-and-4, meets Florida State in Stockton Saturday. Today, Oregon meets #2 seed Duke.

Back to Men’s hoops and the N-I-T, Boise State, featuring Mt. View graduate James Reid, plays at Illinois State tonight at 6pm on ESPN.



(Miami, FL)  --  Damian Lillard piled up 49 points as the Blazers ran past the Heat, 115-104, in Miami.  Lillard shot 9-of-12 from three-point land and nailed all 12 of his free throws.  Jusuf Nurkic added 21 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks as Portland won its third straight game.  The Blazers host the Bucks tomorrow.
 



(Portland, OR)  --  The Timbers were victorious over the weekend by downing the Houston Dynamo, 4-2, at Providence Park on Friday.  Diego Valeri scored twice, tying the game at two in the 58th minute before Fanendo Adi and David Guzman put Portland up for good.  The Timbers are 3-0-and-0 on the season and visit the Columbus Crew this Saturday.



(Tulsa, OK)  --  Oregon is into the Sweet 16 after rallying for a 75-72 win over Rhode Island.  Tyler Dorsey drilled a go-ahead three-pointer with 38.4 seconds left and the third-seeded Ducks held on to secure a date with seventh-seeded Michigan in the Midwest Region semis on Thursday from Kansas City.  Dorsey finished with 27 points in the win as Oregon moved to 31-and-5 on the year.



(Atlanta, GA)  --  The Blazers continue their five-game road trip tomorrow in Atlanta for a date with the Hawks.  Portland has won two-of-three so far, including a win over the Spurs the last time out on Wednesday.  The Trail Blazers enter play at 30-and-37.  The Blazers will also visit Miami before heading home.
 



(Portland, OR)  --  The Timbers will look to remain perfect as they welcome the Houston Dynamo to town tomorrow.  Portland has won its first two matches of the season.  The Dynamo have also come away with victories in their first two matches of the year.  First kick tomorrow is set for 7:30 p.m. at Providence Park.



(Undated)  --  The Oregon State and Oregon women's basketball teams are both preparing for the NCAA Tournament.  The second-seeded Beavers battle Long Beach State today in Corvallis.  The 10th-seeded Ducks square off with seventh-seeded Temple in Durham, North Carolina on tomorrow.
 



(Sacramento, CA)  --  Oregon begins its NCAA Tournament run today in Sacramento.  The third-seeded Ducks go up against 14th-seeded Iona in the first round, with tip-off at the Golden 1 Center at 11 a.m.  Oregon is 29-and-5 after losing to Arizona in the Pac-12 title game.  The Gaels are 22-and-12.
 



(Sacramento, CA)  --  The third-seeded Oregon Ducks will begin their NCAA Tournament journey today in Sacramento, as they take on 14th-seed Iona in the first round.  It's the fifth straight tournament appearance for Oregon, who racked up 29 wins during the season.  Iona finished 22-and-12.  Tip-off this morning will be at eleven o'clock.
 



(Salt Lake City, UT)  --  The Gonzaga men's basketball team is moving on to the second round of the NCAA Tournament, after defeating South Dakota State, 66-46.  The top-seeded Zags pulled away from the 16th-seed Jackrabbits in the second half after leading by four at intermission.  Jordan Matthews scored 16 points to lead Gonzaga, who will play eighth-seed Northwestern at 2:15 tomorrow afternoon.
 



66 teams remain in the Big Dance, the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament after last night’s ‘First Four’ tipped off. There were 2 teams knocked out and 2 more to bow out tonight.

Last night…Mount St. Mary’s edged New Orleans, 67-66 and Kansas State bumped out Wake Forest, 95-88.

Today, U-C Davis hosts North Carolina Central, and USC plays at Providence. The winners advance to the Big Dance Friday.
The Tournament tips off tomorrow at 915am with the first of 16 games featuring Notre Dame and Princeton.

The men’s NIT…National Invitational Tournament tipped off last night and it didn’t go well for two Pac-12 teams. Utah is eliminated on their home court in Salt Lake City as Boise State beat the Utes, 73-68. Boise State, 20-11, advances to the 2nd round to face Illinois who beat Val-Po, 82-57.

Elsewhere, Cal struggled with Cal State Bakersfield and the Bears are bounced out 73-66. Tonight…Colorado plays at Central Florida and BYU hosts Texas-Arlington.

From the CBI Tournament…the College Basketball Invitational, Wyoming hosts Eastern Washington and Rice entertains San Francisco.

And, in the CIT….Idaho hosts Stephen F. Austin

Union, Kentucky claims the NAIA Division-2 National Title last night in Missouri defeating Cornerstone, Michigan, 72-69. The small college women’s Title captured again by Marian, Indiana.



(Portland, OR)  --  Former Trail Blazers star Cliff Robinson is hospitalized after suffering a minor brain hemorrhage.  The 50-year-old says "will be in rehabilitation for a while."  Robinson's family revealed last week that he was being treated at Portland hospital, but did not disclose why.  The All-Star played 18 NBA seasons for the Blazers, Suns, Pistons, Warriors and Nets.



(New Orleans, LA)  --  The Blazers shot an ugly 30.3-percent and were blown out 100-77 by the Pelicans in New Orleans.  Damian Lillard scored a game-high 29 points for Portland, which has lost two-of-three to slip to 29-and-37, two-and-a-half games out of a playoff spot in the West.  The Blazers play in San Antonio tonight.



(Eugene, OR)  --  Oregon Ducks sprinter Hannah Cunliffe is the Women's Indoor National Track Athlete of the Year.  Cunliffe won the national title in the 60 meters for her first-career national title, and then finished second in the 200 meters.  Head coach Robert Johnson earned the women's national coach the year honor and assistant Curtis Taylor was named the women's national assistant coach of the year.



(Renton, WA)  --  Former Pro Bowl running back Eddie Lacy is now a Seahawk, after signing a one-year contract worth five-and-a-half million dollars.  Lacy was a solid performer for the Green Bay Packers before an ankle injury ended his season nearly five months ago.  He underwent surgery that included having screws and wires inserted in the ankle.  Before the injury, Lacy averaged more than five yards per carry through five games.



(Undated)  --  The Oregon State and Oregon women's basketball teams are gearing up for the NCAA Tournament.  The second-seeded Beavers meet 15th-seeded Long Beach State Friday afternoon in Corvallis.  Meanwhile, the 10th-seeded Ducks take on seventh-seeded Temple in Durham, North Carolina on Saturday.  
 



(Dayton, OH)  --  The NCAA Tournament First Four continues tonight in Dayton, Ohio.  Two more teams try to punch their tickets to the "Big Dance."  Third-seed Oregon meets 14th-seeded Iona in Sacramento on Friday.  The Ducks are in the Midwest Region.  Oregon finished the regular season 29-and-5 overall.



(Dayton, OH)  --  The NCAA Tournament tips today with the First Four in Dayton, Ohio.  Third-seed Oregon meets 14th-seeded Iona in Sacramento on Friday morning at 10:30 on KBND.  The Ducks are in the Midwest Region.  Oregon is 29-and-5 after falling to Arizona in the Pac-12 Tournament Championship game.



(New Orleans, LA)  --  The Trail Blazers visit the New Orleans Pelicans tonight.  Portland has won three of its last four contests to improve to 29-and-36 overall.  The Pelicans are 26-and-40 on the season.  Tip from the Big Easy at five o'clock on KBND.



(Undated)  --  Both Oregon State and Oregon are heading to the women's NCAA Tournament.  The Beavers are the second seed in the Stockton Bracket, while the 10th-seeded Ducks are in the Bridgeport Bracket.  OSU meets 15th-seeded Long Beach State on Friday in Corvallis.  Meanwhile, Oregon takes on seventh-seeded Temple in Durham, North Carolina on Saturday.
 



(Eugene, OR)  --  Oregon women's volleyball is losing a pair of coached.  The "Oregon Daily Emerald" reports coach Jim Moore and assistant Stacy Metro are apparently leaving their posts after 12 seasons.  The husband-and-wife coaching team were fired for cause last week.  Moore is UO's winningest coach in program history.



(Phoenix, AZ)  --  Damian Lillard scored 39 points as the Trail Blazers beat the Suns 110-101 in Phoenix.  C.J. McCollum contributed 26 points.  Portland won for the fifth time in six games.  The Trail Blazers' next game is tomorrow in New Orleans.



(Los Angeles, CA)  --  Diego Chara scored the only goal as the Timbers topped the Galaxy 1-0 in Los Angeles in MLS play.  Portland did not win a road game last year   The Timbers have opened the MLS season 2-and-0 for the first time in their history.
 



(Eugene, OR)  --  Oregon forward Chris Boucher tore his ACL in the Pac 12-tournament semifinals Friday and will miss the NCAA tourney.  Boucher averaged 11.8 points, 6.1 rebounds and 2.5 block shots per game.  Karvell Bigby-Williams will likely gain more playing time with Boucher out.



(Eugene, OR)  --  Oregon will face Iona Friday in the opening round of the NCAA tournament in Sacramento.  The Ducks drew a third-seed in the Midwest Region.  They will take a 29-and-5 record into the tournament after losing the Pac-12 tournament championship game to Arizona Saturday.  The Gaels won the MAAC tourney to receive an automatic bid.  Iona has a 22-and-12 record.



(Corvallis, OR)  --  Oregon State swept a four-game series from Ball State in Corvallis.  Trevor Larnach went 3-for-3 and drove in a run in the Beavers' 8-4 victory Saturday over the Cardinals.  The fifth-ranked Ducks have won nine straight.  They are 14-and-1 overall.  The Beavers will play Thursday at Arizona State to begin Pac-12 Conference play.
 



The Bend Lady Lava Bears basketball team will play for the 3rd Place Championship trophy after missing the Title game falling to La Salle in the 5A Girls State Tournament Semifinal last night at Oregon State.  Bend lost to the Falcons, 56-44, and will play #2 seed Corvallis today at 130pm.

LaSalle meets Silverton for the 5A Girls Title, and Churchill faces defending Champion Wilsonville for all the marbles in the Boys 5A Final.  

Meantime, the Summit boys bounced back after their tournament opening loss Tuesday to beat South Albany, 68-47 and will take on Pendleton for the Consolation, 4th Place trophy this morning at 1045am.

There is LIVE Web-TV of the Summit boys Consolation Championship game available by ‘pay-per-view’ with the NFHS Network produced by Play Action Sports Media. To watch the Consolation Final, log on to NFHS Network dot Com.

Elsewhere in Prep Tournament action, in Portland…the Semifinals of the 6A Boys has Beaverton challenging Jefferson, and West Linn meets Clackamas. ON the 6A Girls side, Oregon City battles 2-time 6A Champion South Salem in one Semi while top-seed Southridge faces Grant.

IN the 4A ranks…the girls semis has Sutherlin playing Seaside, and Banks meeting Marshfield. 4A Boys Final-4 is Seaside against North Bend, and Valley Catholic meeting Tillamook. Tournament & Bracket information for all levels is available online at OSAA dot Org.



On to College basketball, in Las Vegas, the Pac-12 sets the stage tonight for its Tournament Semifinals at T-Mobile Arena. 5th ranked Oregon will face Cal at 6pm, followed by UCLA meeting Arizona at 830pm. The Ducks put a fork in the Devils of Arizona State beating ASU by 23, 80-to-57. Oregon is 28-and-4 on the year. Hear the Ducks and Cal Bears here on KBND at 530pm with Jerry Allen Live from Vegas.



(Portland, OR)  --  Jusuf Nurkic notched 28 points, 20 rebounds and eight assists as the Trail Blazers outlasted the Sixers 114-108 in overtime at the Moda Center.  Portland has won four straight and is ninth in the West at 28-and-35, a half-game out of a playoff spot.  The Blazers host Washington tomorrow.



(Portland, OR)  --  Former Trail Blazers star Cliff Robinson is in the hospital being treated for an undisclosed illness.  His family issued a statement saying he is at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center.  The now 50-year-old Robinson was drafted by Portland with the 36th overall pick in the 1989 NBA Draft.



(Reno, NV)  --  Portland State's run in the Big Sky Tournament is over.  The Vikings were blown out 95-72 by North Dakota in the quarterfinals in Reno, Nevada.  Bryce Canda had 12 points to pace PSU, which made just 3-of-21 shots from behind the arc in defeat.  The Vikings fell to 15-and-16 with the loss.



(Las Vegas, NV)  --  Fifth-ranked Oregon used a big second half to rough up Arizona State 80-57 in the Pac-12 quarterfinals in Las Vegas.  Dillon Brooks had 22 points and Tyler Dorsey added 21 for the Ducks, who outscored ASU by 20 after intermission.  Oregon will clash with Cal in the semifinals tonight.



(Carson, CA)  --  The Timbers hit the road for the first time this Sunday.  They head to Carson, California to take on the LA Galaxy.  Match time is 4 p.m.  Portland pounced all over the expansion Minnesota United 5-1 at home in last weekend's season opener.  The Galaxy lost their first match 2-1 to FC Dallas.



(Renton, WA)  --  Unrestricted free agent Steven Hauschka is now an ex-Seahawk.  The kicker has signed a four-year deal with the Buffalo Bills.  Hauschka was considered expendable after Seattle signed Blair Walsh out of Minnesota.  The "Seattle Times" reports the Seahawks are expected to sign another kicker to compete with Walsh.



We tip it off this morning with Prep State basketball Tournament action where the Bend Lady Lava Bears are in the OSAA class-5A Final-4 at Oregon State tonight at 630pm.

Bend defeated, and got revenge with Marist as the Bears beat the Spartans, 46-36. The Lava Bears face top-seed La Salle in the Semifinals. Bend was led by IMC ‘Co-Player of the Year,’ Sophia Jackson’s 16 points as Bend shot 50% for the game.  

Meantime, the Summit boys bounced back after their tournament opening loss Tuesday to hammer South Albany, 68-47 and advance to play for the Consolation, 4th Place trophy tomorrow morning at 1045am.

There is LIVE Web-TV of both the Bend girls and Summit boys games available by ‘pay-per-view’ with the NFHS Network produced by Play Action Sports Media.



 



The Pac-12 men’s basketball Tournament tipped off yesterday at the new T-Mobile Arena, and the Beavers end their dismal season at 5-and-27 after Cal held off Oregon State with a 67-62 win.

Arizona State stunned Stanford, 98-88 to get the chance now to play The Ducks at Noon today in the Quarterfinals. Oregon is 27-and-4, and the Devils 15-and-17.  

Elsewhere, Colorado eliminates Ernie Kent’s Washington State Cougars, 73-63, and USC beat the Huskies, 78-73. Today…Cal faces Utah; Arizona plays Colorado at 6, followed by UCLA and USC at 8.


The Pac-12 men’s basketball Tournament tipped off yesterday at the new T-Mobile Arena, and the Beavers end their dismal season at 5-and-27 after Cal held off Oregon State with a 67-62 win.

Arizona State stunned Stanford, 98-88 to get the chance now to play the Ducks at Noon today in the Quarterfinals. Oregon is 27-and-4, and the Devils 15-and-17.  

Elsewhere, Colorado eliminates Ernie Kent’s Washington State Cougars, 73-63, and USC beat the Huskies, 78-73. Today…Cal faces Utah; Arizona plays Colorado at 6, followed by UCLA and USC at 8.



(Paradise, NV)  --  Oregon begins its run in the Pac-12 Tournament in Las Vegas today.  The fifth-ranked Ducks go up against Arizona State in the quarterfinals at noon at T-Mobile Arena.  Oregon is 27-and-4, while ASU is 15-and-17.  The Sun Devils beat Stanford 98-88 in the first round on Wednesday.
 



(Portland, OR)  --  Former Portland Trail Blazer Cliff Robinson is being hospitalized for an undisclosed illness.  His family is asking for privacy as he receives treatment at Portland hospital.  Robinson was a second-round draft pick in 1989 and spent eight seasons with the Blazers during his 18-year NBA career.  He averaged 16 points and five rebounds per game for Portland.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Trail Blazers begin a brief two-game homestand tonight against the Clippers at the Moda Center.  They also entertain the Wizards on Saturday.  Portland has won three straight to improve to 27-and-35.  That puts them ninth in the West, one game out of the final playoff spot.
 



(Paradise, NV)  --  It's one and done for Oregon State in the Pac-12 Tournament in Sin City.  The Beavers lost 67-62 to Cal in the first round at T-Mobile Arena.  Stephen Thompson Jr. scored 25 points to lead Oregon State, which dropped its fourth straight game.  The Beavers finish the season 5-and-27.



(Carson, CA)  --  The Timbers play their first road game of the season this weekend.  They travel to Carson, California to clash with the LA Galaxy at 4 p.m. on Sunday.  Portland pummeled the expansion Minnesota United 5-1 in the home opener last week.  The Galaxy lost their opener 2-1 to FC Dallas.
 



(Renton, WA)  --  After Vikings running back Adrian Peterson reportedly expressed interest in joining Seattle during the free-agent period, the Seakawks are reportedly not interested in Peterson's services, at least at this time.  Peterson officially becomes a free agent today, after Minnesota recently announced they won't exercise the 18-million-dollar contract option on the veteran running back.  "USA Today's" Tom Pelissero reported yesterday that there's "no immediate interest" from Seattle in Peterson.  At least two reports earlier this week stated Peterson was interested in playing for the Seahawks.



(Reno, NV)  --  Portland State plays a quarterfinal game in the Big Sky Tournament today in Reno, Nevada.  The Vikings advanced out of the first round with an 80-67 win over Northern Arizona on Tuesday.  Deontae North scored 25 points in the win.  PSU is 15-and-15.  The Fighting Hawks are 19-and-9.



(Las Vegas, NV)  --  Oregon State meets California this afternoon at the Pac-12 Tournament in Sin City.  The 12-seed Beavers try to advance past the fifth seeded Cal to face Utah tomorrow.  OSU was swept in two games by the Bears this season.  Tip from Vegas at 2:30.



(Reno, NV)  --  Deontae North led all scorers with 25 points off the bench as Portland State beat Northern Arizona 80-67 to advance in the Big Sky Tournament.  The win sets the Vikings on a date with top-seeded North Dakota tomorrow night in Reno.  PSU and UND split their two meetings this season.



(Oklahoma City, OK)  --  A career-high 58 points from Russell Westbrook wasn't enough for the Thunder in a 126-121 loss to the Trail Blazers.  Allen Crabbe led a balanced Portland attack with 23 points off the bench.  Damian Lillard netted 22 and C.J. McCollum added 21 in Portland's third straight win.  The Blazers return home to host the 76ers tomorrow night.



(Renton, WA)  --  Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson is reportedly interested in playing for Seattle.  Peterson's father, Nelson, tells the "St. Paul Pioneer Press" that the Seahawks are looking for a power back now that Marshawn Lynch is retired, and Seattle is "definitely in the running" for the Vikings ball carrier.  The NFL Network's Stacey Dales cites a source as saying Peterson is interested in playing for the Seahawks or the Raiders.



(Las Vegas, NV)  --  The top-seeded Oregon Ducks can relax during today's first round of the Pac-12 Tournament in Las Vegas.  Oregon has a bye and faces the winner between Arizona State and Stanford.  The Ducks went 3-and-0 against the two schools combined this season.



(Portland, OR)  --  A newly released dash camera video shows the drunken driving arrests of two Portland Timbers players.  Timbers goalkeeper Jake Gleeson rear-ended another driver last October in Lake Oswego.  Gleeson has pleaded no contest in November to that charge and reckless driving.  The other player arrested was team captain Liam Ridgewell.
 



(San Francisco, CA)  --  Oregon's Dillon Brooks is the Pac-12 Player of the Year.  Brooks averaged nearly 18 points per game while leading the Ducks to a tie for the conference regular season title.  He is the fifth Oregon player to earn the honor.



(Minneapolis, MN)  --  Monday's matchup between the Trail Blazers and Timberwolves at the Target Center was postponed last night.  The court wasn't in condition to be played on due to unusually high temperatures melting the ice underneath the hardwood.  The make-up date will be announced in the near future. The Blazers visit the Oklahoma City Thunder tonight.
 



(Corvallis, OR)  --  Oregon State baseball is moving into the top five of the national rankings.  The Beavers are ranked fourth overall in the D1Baseball.com Top 25 poll.  OSU is 10-and-1 and play five home games this week, starting with a matchup with Portland tonight.



(Las Vegas, NV)  --  Oregon State men's basketball takes to the hardwood tomorrow night in the Pac-12 Tournament.  The 12th-seeded Beavers face Cal from Las Vegas.  OSU finished the regular season 5-and-26.  Top-seeded Oregon has a first-round bye, and doesn't play until Friday.



(San Fransisco, CA)  --  Ducks' Dillon Brooks and Jordan Bell are earning Pac-12 conference honors.  Bell was tabbed the Defensive Player of the Year, and was named All-Pac-12 Second Team, as well as the All-Freshman Squad.  Brooks was named the Player of the Year and All-Pac-12 First Team.


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