Trail Blazers' Justise Winslow Has Ankle Surgery

The Blazers won't be getting Justise Winslow back this season.  Portland announced on Wednesday that the forward underwent a successful surgery on his left ankle.  Winslow is expected to be ready for the 2023-24 season.  The 27-year-old was injured on December 21st and ended up having a bone morrow aspirate concentrate procedure on his ankle.  Winslow was limited to 29 games and averaged 6.8 points and five rebounds per game this season.  

Trail Blazers Lose To Kings

The Trail Blazers suffered a fourth straight loss.  Portland fell 120-80 to the Kings at the Moda Center.  Rookie Shaedon Sharpe led the short-handed Blazers with 30 points, seven rebounds and seven assists.  Kevin Knox the Second added a double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds.  Portland combined to shoot just 32.3-percent from the field.  The Trail Blazers dropped to 32-and-44 and host the Kings again tomorrow night.  

Kraken Host Ducks Tonight

The Kraken are returning to home ice.  Seattle hosts the Anaheim Ducks tonight at Climate Pledge Arena.  The Kraken come off a 5-1 loss to the Wild and have split their last four games.  Jaden Schwartz scored his 18th goal of the season in the loss to Minnesota.  Seattle dropped to 40-25-and-8 and is fourth in the Pacific Division with 88 points.  Vince Dunn leads the team with 48 assists and 61 points this season.  

North Texas Faces UAB In NIT Final Tonight

 North Texas is set to play for the first NIT title in school history.  The Mean Green will square off against Conference USA rival UAB tonight at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.  UNT has defeated Alcorn State, Sam Houston, Oklahoma State and Wisconsin on its way to the final.  This is the fourth time the two teams will meet head-to-head on the hardwood this season.  The Mean Green hold a 2-and-1 record over the Blazers.  

Mariners Host Guardians For Opening Day

The 2023 MLB season is here.  Seattle hosts the Cleveland Guardians tonight for Opening Day at T-Mobile Park.  The Mariners tabbed right-hander Luis Castillo as their starter for the opener.  Opposite him is fellow right-hander Shane Bieber for Cleveland.  Seattle finished last season 90-and-72 and made the playoffs for the first time since 2001.  The M's notably added Teoscar Hernandez, AJ Pollock and Kolten Wong in the offseason. 

Prep Softball and Baseball Preview

In prep softball at the Redmond Invitational, the Panthers welcome Sisters while Ridgeview battles Cascade. Also, Mountain View plays Madras and Corbett in a doubleheader. Elsewhere Bend challenges Sheldon while Caldera hosts West Albany. On the baseball diamond Summit meets Wilcox and Mountain View plays Santa Barbara California. Redmond entertains Lincoln while Ridgeview plays Littleton Colorado

Portland Winterhawks Close Season With W

On the ice, the Portland Winterhawks closed out the regular season with a win on the road, beating Seattle 3-1. Portland finishes the season with a 40-20-5 record and will play the Everett Silvertips in the first round of the playoffs.

Seahawks Bring Back LB Bobby Wagner

The Seahawks are bringing back a fan favorite.  Seattle announced it agreed to a one-year deal with linebacker Bobby Wagner over the weekend.  The contract is reportedly worth seven-million dollars.  Wagner returns to the Seahawks after spending one season with the Los Angeles Rams.  The 32-year-old racked up 140 tackles, six sacks and two interceptions in 17 games.  Wagner had signed a five-year deal with the Rams, but was released in March after just one season. 

Gonzaga Eliminated In Elite Eight

Gonzaga's season came to an end in the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament.  The third-seeded Bulldogs fell to fourth-seeded UConn 82-54 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.  Drew Timme scored a team-high 12 points and collected 10 rebounds in the losing effort.  Gonzaga shot just 33.3-percent from the field and 10-percent from beyond the three-point arc.  The Bulldogs close the season with a 31-and-6 record. 

Trail Blazers Fall To Thunder

The Trail Blazers suffered a second straight loss.  Portland fell 118-112 to the Oklahoma City Thunder at the Moda Center.  Rookie Shaedon Sharpe scored a team-high 29 points and collected five rebounds in the loss.  Damian Lillard missed the game as the team reportedly considers shutting him down for the remainder of the season.  The Blazers had 18 turnovers as they dropped to 32-and-42.  Portland hosts the New Orleans Pelicans tonight. 

Prep Track & Field Events Today

This afternoon we have two track & field events in the area. First Crook County and Mountain View duals are this afternoon. Elsewhere Bend hosts Sisters and La Pine for a three-team meet beginning at 3 pm.

Oregon Eliminated From NIT Tournament

The Ducks' season has come to an end.  Oregon fell to Wisconsin 61-58 in the quarterfinals of the NIT Tournament in Eugene.  Keeshawn Barthelemy scored a team-high 15 points and collected six rebounds in the losing effort.  The Ducks shot just 28.6-percent from three-point range in the loss.  To make matters worse, the team also missed eight free throws.  Oregon closes the season with a 21-and-14 record.  

Trail Blazers Visit Jazz Tonight

The Trail Blazers are hoping to snap their six-game losing skid.  Portland takes on the Utah Jazz tonight in Salt Lake City.  The Blazers come off a 117-102 loss to the Clippers and have dropped six-in-a-row.  Jusuf Nurkic tallied 23 points and 11 rebounds in the loss to Los Angeles.  Anfernee Simons, Jerami Grant and Justise Winslow are all listed out for tonight's game.  Portland comes in at 31-and-40.  

Kraken Defeat Stars In Overtime

The Kraken blew a third period lead, but earned a win in overtime.  Seattle defeated the Stars 5-4 in OT in Dallas.  Adam Larsson scored the game-winning goal in overtime after Joe Pavelski and Jamie Benn helped Dallas extend the game late in the third period.  Brandon Tanev scored a pair of goals for the Kraken, while Daniel Sprong and Jared McCann added scores.  Seattle improved to 39-24-and-7 and is fourth in the Pacific Division with 85 points.  The Kraken visit the Nashville Predators tomorrow night.  

Japan Beats USA To Win World Baseball Classic

Japan has claimed its first World Baseball Classic title since 2009.  Japan defeated the United States 3-2 at LoanDepot Park in Miami on Tuesday night for its third WBC title in the fifth-ever Classic.  Shohei Ohtani struck out Mike Trout in the final at-bat to secure the win and earn the save.  Munetaka Murakami and Kazuma Okamoto both homered in the win for Japan.  Trea Turner and Kyle Schwarber both hit solo home run shots for the U.S. in the losing effort.  Merrill Kelly was charged with the loss on the mound after allowing two earned runs in just over one inning pitched.  The sixth iteration of the WBC is scheduled to be played in 2026.  

Ducks Make it Past UCF and onto Quarterfinal in NIT

Oregon defeated UCF 68-54 in the second round of the NIT Tournament in Eugene.  The Ducks advance to play Wisconsin in the quarterfinals on Wednesday.  Elsewhere, Gonzaga is advancing to the Sweet 16.  The third-seeded Bulldogs defeated sixth-seeded TCU 84-81 in a second round matchup of the NCAA Tournament in Denver.  Drew Timme scored 28 points and collected eight rebounds in the victory.  Gonzaga will play second-seeded UCLA on Thursday night in Las Vegas.

Trail Blazers Fall To Clippers

The Trail Blazers suffered a sixth straight loss.  Portland fell 117-102 to the Los Angeles Clippers at the Honda Center.  The Blazers shot just 20.7-percent from deep in the loss.  Jusuf Nurkic [[ you-SUF nur-KITCH ]] led Portland with 23 points, 11 rebounds and two blocks.  Damian Lillard chipped in with 21 points and nine assists.  The Trail Blazers fell to 31-and-40 and stay on the road to play the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night.  

Kraken Visit Stars Tomorrow

The Kraken are looking to bounce back as they hit the road.  Seattle takes on the Stars tomorrow night in Dallas.  The Kraken come off a 6-4 loss to the Oilers and have dropped four of their last five games.  Jaden Schwartz scored his 17th goal of the season in the loss to Edmonton.  Seattle fell to 38-24-and-7 and is fourth in the Pacific Division with 83 points.  Vince Dunn leads the team with 44 assists and 57 points this season.  

MLS Roundup

The Sounders and Timbers came away with different results over the weekend.  Seattle battled to a scoreless draw with Los Angeles FC on Saturday at Lumen Field.  The Sounders are third in the Western Conference with seven points.  Meanwhile, Portland lost to Atlanta United 5-1 on Saturday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.  Tega Ikoba scored the lone goal in the loss.  The Timbers are 10th in the West with three points

World Baseball Classic Recap

The United States clinched a spot in the World Baseball Classic Final with a dominant 14-2 victory over Cuba at loanDepot Park in Miami.  Paul Goldschmidt got the scoring started with a two-run homer in the first inning that put the U.S. ahead 2-1.  Trea Turner homered twice and tied Goldschmidt for the team-lead with four RBI.  Adam Wainwright earned the win on the mound after allowing one earned run in four innings.  The USA will face the winner of Monday night's WBC semifinal matchup between Japan and Mexico.  Shohei Ohtani and Japan have outscored their last three opponents 26-to-6 heading into the game.  Randy Arozarena leads a Mexico team that is looking to secure its' first ever trip to the WBC Final.  

Ducks Challenge UCF in NIT

Oregon hosts UCF on Sunday night in the second round of the NIT Tournament.  The Ducks advanced after beating UC Irvine 84-58 in the opening round. Gonzaga is beginning its quest for an NCAA Tournament title.  The third-seeded Bulldogs play 14th-seeded Grand Canyon tonight in Denver.  Gonzaga is playing in the West Region, where Kansas is the number-one seed.  The winner of tonight's game advances to play the winner of sixth-seeded TCU and 11th-seeded Arizona State.

Trail Blazers Host Celtics Tonight

The Trail Blazers are welcoming Jayson Tatum and the Celtics to town.  Portland hosts Boston tonight at the Moda Center.  The Blazers come off a 123-107 loss to the Knicks and have dropped four straight games.  Damian Lillard returned to the lineup and scored 38 points in the loss to New York.  Lillard is listed as probable for tonight's game, while Jerami Grant is listed questionable.  Justise Winslow remains sidelined.  Portland sits at 31-and-38.  

Mariners Continue Spring Training; 0-0 Tie with Giants

The Mariners are continuing Cactus League action.  Seattle tied the San Francisco Giants 0-0 at Peoria Stadium.  The Mariners managed just five hits in the tie.  George Kirby threw three-and-a-third scoreless frames as Seattle moved to 9-7-and-2.  The M's play the San Diego Padres tonight at Peoria Stadium.  

Seahawks Re-Sign Drew Lock, Reportedly Add Evan Brown

The Seahawks continue to make moves in NFL free agency.  Seattle re-signed quarterback Drew Lock to a one-year deal reportedly worth four-million dollars.  Lock will return alongside starter Geno Smith, who also re-signed with the Seahawks this offseason.  Seattle also reportedly signed offensive lineman Evan Brown to a one-year deal.  The Seahawks officially signed Dre'Mont Jones and Jarran Reed on Thursday.  

Kraken Beat Sharks

The Kraken snapped their three-game losing skid.  Seattle defeated the Sharks 2-1 in overtime in San Jose.  Vince Dunn scored the game-winning goal in OT with his 13th score of the season.  Oliver Bjorkstrand helped tie the game in the third period after the teams were scoreless through two periods.  Seattle improved to 38-23-and-7 and is fourth in the Pacific Division with 83 points.  The Kraken host the Edmonton Oilers tomorrow afternoon.  


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