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(Undated) -- UCLA is coming away with its first conference win. The 5th-ranked Bruins defeated Colorado 73-61 in Los Angeles. Tyger Campbell led the scoring with 21 points, while Myles Johnson had 12 points and 10 rebounds. UCLA led by 16 at halftime and held off a comeback attempt from the Buffaloes to improve to 7-and-1. Meanwhile, the Trojans took down Utah 93-73 in LA. Number-18 USC stayed unbeaten with the win as it moved to 7-and-oh.



(Undated) -- Last night, Oregon edged UC Riverside 71-65 in Eugene. Wazzu trounced Arizona State 51-29 in Tempe. Washington's road game against number-11 Arizona is postponed due to COVID-19 protocols with the Huskies. The Pac-12 will work to reschedule the game. Tonight, the Beavers play Cal in Berkeley and Portland State plays Idaho State on the road.



(Portland, OR) -- The Trail Blazers will be without their superstar for the next few days. Portland announced Wednesday that Damian Lillard will miss at least 10 days because of lower abdominal tendinopathy. He will miss at least four games due to the injury. Lillard has averaged 21.5 points per game while shooting just over 30-percent from three-point range. The guard has reportedly been dealing with abdominal pain since he competed in the Tokyo Olympics. The Blazers host the Spurs tonight. Portland enters the game at 11-and-11, while San Antonio has struggled at 6-and-13.



(Portland, OR) -- The Timbers have a chance to extend their playoff run this weekend. Portland hosts Real Salt Lake on Saturday in the Western Conference Final. The Timbers beat the Colorado Rapids 1-0 last week to get to the Western Conference Final.



(New Orleans, LA) -- The Cowboys are hoping to snap a two-game losing skid as they visit the Saints in a Thursday Night showdown in New Orleans. Dallas with be without head coach Mike McCarthy after he tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this week for the 7-and-4 Cowboys. New Orleans also feels the pressure as it has dropped four straight to fall to 5-and-6. The team reportedly is preparing Taysom Hill to start in place of Trevor Siemian, who has failed to get a win in four starts.



(Corvallis, OR) -- Jonathan Smith won't be joining the college football coaching carousel. Smith agreed to a 6-year contract worth 22.6 million dollars with Oregon State. The Beavers' assistant coach salary pool was also increased to a minimum of 4.25 million dollars per year. Smith has been the head coach at OSU since 2018 and led the Beavers to a 7-and-5 record this season.



(Portland, OR) -- The Trail Blazers improved to 10-and-1 at home with a win over the Pistons. Portland beat Detroit 110-92 at the Moda Center. CJ McCollum led the Blazers with 28 points, and Ben McLemore chipped in with 17 points off the bench. Portland hosts the Spurs tomorrow night.



(Undated) -- The college basketball slate is full tonight. The Ducks host UC Riverside tonight 6:30 pre-game/ 7 o'clock tip-off on KBND. Wazzu plays Arizona State in Tempe and Seattle U has a chance to get to 7-and-1 as it hosts McNeese tonight.



(Phoenix, AZ) -- The Suns are extending their winning streak to 17 straight, which ties the franchise record. Deandre Ayton posted 24 points and 11 rebounds as the Suns topped the Warriors 104-96 in Phoenix. Jordan Poole scored 28 points to pace Golden State, while Steph Curry was held to just 12 points on 4-of-21 shooting. The Suns are also now tied with the Warriors for the best record in the NBA this season at 18-and-3.



(Sacramento, CA) -- The Lakers are losing LeBron James for a third time this season. Los Angeles announced Tuesday that James entered the NBA's health and safety protocols. ESPN reports James is expected to miss several games as he's expected to be sidelined for at least 10 days. However the star forward can return earlier should he test negative for COVID-19 twice within a 24-hour span. James has already missed time this season due to an abdominal injury and to a suspension. He did reveal in September that he received the COVID-19 vaccine.



(Los Angeles, CA) -- Lincoln Riley isn't wasting time on bringing talent to USC. The now former Oklahoma coach has secured the talents of five-star quarterback Malachi Nelson. The 2023 prospect decommitted from the Sooners after Riley left to take the job with the Trojans. Nelson then pledged his commitment to USC on Tuesday. ESPN ranks Nelson as the third overall prospect for the class of 2023.



(Salt Lake City, UT) -- The Trail Blazers did not have a good night in Utah. Portland lost to the Jazz 129-107 in Salt Lake City. Anfernee Simons scored 24 points off the bench, and Jusuf Nurkic had 24 points and 10 rebounds. The Blazers host the Pistons tonight.



(Los Angeles, CA) -- USC has its new head football coach. Lincoln Riley was officially introduced on Monday. He comes to the Trojans after leading Oklahoma to four straight Big 12 titles and three College Football Playoff appearances. He replaces Clay Helton, who was fired in September. Several coaches from the Oklahoma program are making the move west with Riley.



(Undated) -- Oregon defeated Montana 87-47 in Eugene. Number-3 Gonzaga did not play its best game in a 64-55 win over Tarleton State in Spokane. Chet Holmgren had 15 points and nine rebounds in the win.



(Seattle, WA) -- The Huskies have a new football coach. Washington hired Fresno State head coach Kalen DeBoer on Monday. DeBoer comes off a 9-and-3 season with Fresno and was the offensive coordinator for the Indiana Hoosiers in 2019. He was also the three-time NAIA National Coach of the Year at the University of Sioux Falls in the 2000s and left that job with a 67-and-3 record. DeBoer replaces Jimmy Lake, who was fired by U-dub on November 14th after less than two seasons in charge.



(Jupiter, FL) -- Tiger Woods says he won't play on the PGA Tour "full-time, ever again." Woods is still recovering from what could have been a fatal single car crash in California last February, and tells Golf Digest he'll probably just "pick and choose" a few events a year moving forward. Woods added "it's an unfortunate reality" as he continues to rehab after his serious leg injures. Woods has 15 major championships, just three behind all time record holder Jack Nicklaus.



(Undated) -- The Ducks have emerged victorious in one of the biggest college football rivalries in the Northwest. Number-11 Oregon beat Oregon State 38-29 in Eugene on Saturday. The Ducks clinched the Pac-12 North with the win.  Oregon faces off with Utah in Las Vegas Friday.  On the line: A trip to the Rose Bowl.



(Undated) -- Number-1 Gonzaga lost to number-6 Duke 84-81 in a thriller in Vegas on Friday night. Oregon State lost to Wake Forest and Penn State in the Emerald Coast Classic. On Saturday, Wazzu lost to Eastern Washington 76-71 in Pullman and U-Dub lost Winthrop 82-74 in Seattle. Seattle U also beat St. Thomas 81-64 on Saturday. Tonight, Gonzaga hosts Tarleton State and Oregon hosts Montana.



(San Francisco, CA) -- The Blazers were the latest victims of the Warriors. Portland lost to the Warriors 118-103 on Friday in San Francisco. Anfernee Simons led the Blazers with 19 points off the bench, and Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum both had 16. The Blazers play the Jazz in Utah tonight.



(Los Angeles, CA) -- Steph Curry poured in a game-high 33 points as the Warriors cruised past the Clippers 105-90 in Los Angeles. Otto Porter Jr. posted 18 points and 10 rebounds off the bench for Golden State, which leads the NBA at 18-and-2. Paul George put up 30 points to pace the Clippers, who dropped to 11-and-9. Eric Bledsoe added 13 points and 10 boards in defeat.



(Landover, MD) -- The Seahawks visit the Washington Football Team on Monday Night Football. Washington is 4-and-6, but it has won its past two games. Taylor Heinicke guides the offense with 15 touchdown passes, while Antonio Gibson leads the ground game with 601 yards and five scores. The Seahawks are struggling this season at 3-and-7 and have lost five of their past six games. Russell Wilson has played in two games since returning from his finger injury, but Seattle's offense has struggled with just 13 points in those two games.



(Los Angeles, CA) -- Oklahoma head football coach Lincoln Riley is bolting for the West Coast. Riley will take over at USC, saying leaving OU was one of the most difficult decisions of his life. He replaces Clay Helton, who was fired in September after going just 42-and-24 in seven seasons in Los Angeles. Riley heads to USC after guiding the Sooners to four straight Big 12 titles and three CFP playoff appearances in his first four seasons in Norman.



(Portland, OR) -- After a little break, the Trail Blazers are back in action. Portland hosts the Denver Nuggets tonight. The Blazers have won three straight, the most recent being a 118-111 victory over the 76ers on Saturday night. Portland is now 9-and-8 on the year.



(Undated) -- The Ducks topped Chaminade 73-49 in the Maui Invitational in Las Vegas. Oregon plays Saint Mary's.  KBND Broadcast starts at 4:30 today. Washington beat George Mason 77-74 in the Crossover Classic in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Number-1 Gonzaga kept on rolling with a 107-54 win over Central Michigan in the Good Sam Empire Classic in Vegas. Seattle U also won as it beat Arkansas-Pine Bluff 77-56 in Seattle.



(New York, NY) -- The NBA is suspending LeBron James for the first time in his 19-year career. The league announced Monday that James and Pistons center Isaiah Stewart were each suspended for their altercation that took place during Sunday's game. James hit Stewart in the face during a box out attempt, leading to his ejection from the game. James was dealt a one-game suspension, while Stewart was suspended for two games.


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