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(Eugene, OR) -- After a week off, the Ducks return to the gridiron tonight. 10th-ranked Oregon plays the Cal Golden Bears tonight in Eugene. 5:30 pre-game / 7:30 kick-off here on KBND.  Oregon State has the weekend off. As for the Evergreen State, the Cougs host Stanford on Saturday afternoon and Washington plays UCLA in Husky Stadium.



(Undated) -- It's going to be a rematch between the Dodgers and Braves in the NLCS. Los Angeles punched its ticket with a game-five win over the Giants, while Atlanta advanced in four games against the Brewers. The teams went to the full seven games last postseason as the Dodgers overcame a 3-to-1 deficit to move on to the World Series, which they ended up winning. Game One of the NLCS is set for Saturday.



(San Francisco, CA) -- The Blazers preseason is over after tonight. Portland plays the Warriors in the Bay Area to close out the preseason. The Blazers begin regular season play on Wednesday when they host the Sacramento Kings. They are oh-and-3 in the preseason.



(Undated) -- NFL football continues this week with teams hitting the gridiron for Week Six. The Rams, who are 4-and-1, are on the road as they travel East to face the Giants. The Chargers are also away from home as they face the Ravens in Baltimore. Both teams enter the game with a 4-and-1 record. The Raiders are locked in an AFC West battle as they play the Broncos in Denver. The 49ers are one of four teams with a bye this weekend as they look to rest up.



(Sacramento, CA) -- De'Aaron Fox scored 21 points as he led the Kings to a 116-112 win over the Lakers in preseason action. Fox had a strong day from the field, while Richaun Holmes tallied a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds. LeBron James led Los Angeles with 30 points, six assists and six rebounds. Carmelo Anthony added 15 points off the bench for the Lakers, who fell to oh-and-6 in the preseason. The Kings improved to 4-and-oh.



(Los Angeles, CA) -- Local teams are scattered throughout the Pac-12 Men's basketball preseason media poll. Oregon was picked to finish second in the conference, Oregon State was tied for fourth with Arizona, Washington State was in eighth place and Washington came in 11th place. UCLA was picked to finish first and Cal was picked last.



(Phoenix, AZ) -- The Trail Blazers lost to the Suns 119-74 in preseason action in Phoenix. Damian Lillard led Portland with 12 points, and CJ McCollum and Robert Covington each scored 10 points. The Blazers are oh-and-3 in the preseason. They begin regular season play on Wednesday when they host the Sacramento Kings.



(San Francisco, CA) -- The first ever postseason series between the Dodgers and Giants comes to an end tonight in San Francisco. Los Angeles staved off elimination with a 7-2 win over the Giants in Game Four, pushing the series to a winner-take-all Game Five. The Dodgers put their playoff hopes on the shoulders of Julio Urias. The southpaw is 1-and-oh in the postseason with a 1.80 E-R-A. Opposite him is Logan Webb for San Francisco. Webb helped the Giants shut out Los Angeles in Game One and carries a 1-and-oh record with a spotless zero earned run average.



(Brooklyn, NY) -- Steve Nash and the Nets are planning to move forward without their starting point guard. Nash said it was a "difficult" but "sound" decision for the team after Kyrie Irving declined to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Both Nash and guard James Harden said on Wednesday that the team would welcome Irving back with open arms should he change his mind. Brooklyn is slated to start the regular season on October 19th.



(Oakland, CA) -- Longtime A's broadcaster Ray Fosse is dead at the age of 74. Fosse's wife Carol said in a statement that he passed away Wednesday after a 16-year battle with cancer. He was forced to step away from the A's broadcast booth earlier this season after 35 years. The former catcher played for three seasons in Oakland, and was a part of two World Series championships in 1973 and 1974.



(Phoenix, AZ) -- The Trail Blazers return to preseason action tonight. Portland, who sits oh-and-2 in the preseason, plays the defending Western Conference champions tonight in Phoenix. The Blazers begin regular season play a week from today when they host the Sacramento Kings.



(Undated) -- There are more fingers on your hand than there are unvaccinated NHL players. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said Tuesday that there are only four players unvaccinated for COVID-19 as the season begins. He added that NHL officials and all the team employees who come in contact with the players are vaccinated for COVID-19. Bettman said the health and safety of everyone "has been and will continue to be paramount".



(Los Angeles, CA) -- The Dodgers are pushing the NLDS to a winner-take-all Game Five. Los Angeles exploded on offense as it beat the Giants 7-2 to even the series and stave off elimination in Los Angeles. Mookie Betts and Will Smith each hit two-run homers for the Dodgers, who responded after getting shut out in Game Three.



(Cumberland, GA) -- The Braves are on their way to the NLCS. Atlanta clinched a spot in the championship series after topping the Milwaukee Brewers with a 5-4 win at home in Game Four. Freddie Freeman hit the go-ahead home run off Brewers' reliever Josh Hader in the bottom of the eighth inning.



(Thousand Oaks, CA) -- The Rams are losing one of their starting cornerbacks to the injured reserve. Los Angeles placed Darious Williams on the IR after he suffered an ankle injury in the team's 26-17 win over the Seahawks on Thursday. He'll miss at least three weeks as the Rams will look to replace his production. Williams has 29 tackles and two passes defensed through five games this season. He led the team last season with four interceptions.



(Portland, OR) -- A Sportscenter star will be on Trail Blazers broadcasts. The Blazers announced they are adding ESPN's Neil Everett to the broadcast team. Everett will be Television Studio Host for pre, half and post-game coverage for most Trail Blazers road games starting this season.



(Portland, OR) -- The Trail Blazers lost to the Kings 107-93 in Portland last night. Anfernee Simons led the Blazers with 24 points. Portland continues preseason play tomorrow night on the road against the Phoenix Suns.



(Los Angeles, CA) -- The Giants are one win away from advancing to the NLCS. San Francisco shutout the Dodgers 1-0 in a pivotal Game Three in Los Angeles. Alex Wood went four-and-two-thirds scoreless innings before handing things off to the Giants bullpen, which combined to allow only three hits. Evan Longoria provided the lone run with his solo homer in the fifth. The Giants take a 2-1 series lead and have the defending champs on the ropes. Max Scherzer was lights out for Los Angeles, striking out 10 over seven frames of one-run ball. The Dodgers managed only five hits.



(Henderson, NV) -- Jon Gruden has resigned as head coach of the Raiders. Gruden informed his staff of his intention to resign as more past emails surfaced that featured homophobic and misogynistic comments. This follows a report from an email from 2011 where Gruden made a racist comment about NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith. Raiders owner Mark Davis reportedly met with Gruden and was informed of the decision. Rich Bisaccia will serve as interim coach effective immediately.



(Pullman, WA) -- The Cougars got the better of the Beavers on Saturday. Jayden de Laura threw for 399 yards and three touchdowns in Wazzu's 31-24 win over Oregon State on Saturday in Pullman. Beavers running backs B.J. Baylor and Deshaun Fenwick each rushed for over 120 yards, but Chance Nolan tossed two interceptions. The Ducks were off over the weekend and are now ranked 10th in the coaches poll.



(Inglewood, CA) -- Justin Herbert found the end zone five times as he led the Chargers to a 47-42 win over the Browns in Inglewood. Herbert threw four touchdown passes, two of which went to Mike Williams, and also added a nine-yard touchdown run. Austin Ekeler also had a big day with 66 rushing yards, 53 receiving yards and three total scores. Los Angeles overcame a 14-point deficit in the third quarter to improve to 4-and-1.



(Los Angeles, CA) -- With things tied at a game-apiece, the Dodgers and Giants are heading into a pivotal Game Three in Los Angeles. The Dodgers got a 9-2 road win after the Giants won the series opener 4-0. Taking the hill for Los Angeles is Max Scherzer. The three-time CY Young Award winner sported a 15-and-4 record with a 2.46 E-R-A during the regular season. Opposite him is Alex Wood for San Francisco. The southpaw finished the year 10-and-4 with a 3.83 earned run average.



(Portland, OR) -- The Blazers return to preseason action tonight. Portland, who is oh-and-1 in the preseason, hosts the Sacramento Kings. After tonight's game, the Blazers play the Suns in Phoenix on Wednesday night.



Week Six of college football is officially in the books. USC came out flat through three quarters as it fell 42-26 to Utah at home. Kedon Slovis threw for 401 yards and two touchdowns for the 3-and-3 Trojans. UCLA was more successful as it beat Arizona 34-16 to keep the Wildcats winless at oh-and-5. Stanford couldn't hang in Tempe as it fell 28-10 to Number-22 Arizona State. Cal had a bye week as it prepares to face 10th-ranked Oregon.



(Portland, OR) -- The Thorns placed President of Soccer Gavin Wilkinson on leave. This comes after The Athletic reported that the Thorns hid sexual harassment allegations against former coach Paul Riley. ESPN reported that Wilkinson will continue his duties as general manager and president for the Timbers. Thorns and Timbers owner Merritt Paulson apologized in an open letter Monday for the organization's decision to hide the allegations against Riley.


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