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US Faces Iran Tuesday In Final Group Stage Game

The United States is hoping to advance to the round of 16 at the World Cup today in Qatar.  After ending each of its first two games in a draw, the US needs to beat Iran in order to get out of the group stage.  The US is third in Group B with two points after playing Wales to a 2-2 draw and England to a scoreless draw.  Timothy Weah leads the team with one goal.  Iran is coming off a 2-0 win over Wales and has three points.  

Week 14 College Football Playoff Rankings Preview

The latest College Football Playoff rankings are set to be released tonight.  Some major changes are expected to take place after third-ranked Michigan took down Number-2 Ohio State over the weekend.  The Wolverines will likely jump to second, behind top-ranked Georgia, which remains undefeated.  TCU could also climb in the rankings after finishing the regular season 12-and-oh.  A new face could appear in the top-four after fifth-ranked LSU was upset by Texas A&M.  Number-6 USC could enter the Playoff after an impressive win over 15th-ranked Notre Dame.  Clemson and Oregon were also among the teams in the top-10 to be upset last weekend.

College Basketball Roundup

The Huskies extended their winning streak to three games.  Washington defeated Seattle U 77-66 in Seattle, behind 20 points from Keion Brooks Jr.  The Huskies return to the court on Thursday night when they visit the Beavers in Corvallis.  Oregon State is 3-and-4 on the season.  Oregon hosts Washington State on Thursday night in Eugene.  The Ducks come in 3-and-4 and the Cougars are 3-and-2.  12th-ranked Gonzaga plays Number-10 Baylor on Friday night in Sioux Falls.

Trail Blazers Host Clippers Tonight

The Trail Blazers are hoping to get back on track after a 1-and-3 road trip.  Portland hosts the Clippers tonight at the Moda Center.  The Blazers come off a 14-point loss to the Nets and have dropped five of their last six games.  Damian Lillard, Gary Payton the Second and Keon Johnson are all sidelined with injuries.  Portland sits 11-and-9 on the season, while Los Angeles comes in at 12-and-9.  

Summit Storm Claim 5A Title

The Summit Storm rallied to defeat Wilsonville 35-28 to claim the state title. After the Storm were down by 13 just 6 minutes into the game, Summit came roaring back to win the game. The rest of the state championships were decided this weekend as the 6A title went to West Linn and Westview claimed the Columbia Cup. Estacada is the 4A champion and Cascade Christian claimed the 3A crown.  Oakland is the 2A champ while Lost River and Spray won the 1A titles.

College Basketball Roundup

The Bulldogs bounced back with a win in the third place game of the Phil Knight Legacy.  Fifth-ranked Gonzaga beat Xavier 88-84 in Portland.  The Bulldogs improved to 5-and-2.  Oregon also got a win after beating Villanova 74-67 in Portland.  The Ducks improved to 3-and-4.  Oregon State had less luck, falling to Portland State 83-71 in Portland.  The Beavers dropped to 3-and-4.  

Beavers Upset Oregon; Dillingham to ASU

Ninth-ranked Oregon was unable to make the Pac-12 championship game after losing to Number-21 Oregon State 38-34 on Saturday in Corvallis.  The Beavers erased a 21-point deficit as they improved to 9-and-3.  The Ducks dropped to 9-and-3. Also, Phoenix product Kenny Dillingham is returning to Arizona State.  The 32-year-old has been named the new head football coach at ASU.  Dillingham replaces Herm Edwards, who was fired during this season.  He takes over a Sun Devils team that just finished 3-and-9 on the year.  Dillingham spent this season as the offensive coordinator at Oregon. 

Trail Blazers Fall To Nets

The Trail Blazers weren't able to stop Kevin Durant the Nets.  Portland fell 111-97 to Brooklyn at the Barclays Center.  The Blazers kept the game close until the fourth quarter, where they were outscored 27-to-17.  Jerami Grant led Portland with 29 points, five assists and four rebounds.  The Blazers' bench combined to score just 13 points as the team dropped to 11-and-9.  Portland hosts the Clippers tomorrow night.  
 

Winterhawks Collect Weekend Losses

On the ice, the Portland Winterhawks earned two weekend losses as they fell to Seattle on Friday 6-1, and lost to Vancouver 3-1 on Saturday. The Winterhawks will have another shot at Seattle on Wednesday in Portland.

Trail Blazers Visit Cavaliers Tonight

The Trail Blazers are battling Donovan Mitchell and the Cavaliers tonight.  Portland takes on Cleveland at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.  The Blazers come off an eight-point loss to the Bucks and have dropped four of their last five games.  Damian Lillard, Gary Payton the Second and Keon Johnson are all out for tonight's game with injuries.  Portland sits at 10-and-7 on the season, while Cleveland comes in at 11-and-6. 

Washington Extends DeBoer Through 2028

The Huskies are extending their football head coach for years to come.  Washington announced Tuesday that Kalen DeBoer has agreed to a contract extension through the 2028 season.  DeBoer will get a one-million dollar raise in 2023 and his salary will rise 100-thousand dollars in each following year.  The Huskies have made a swift turnaround in DeBoer's first year at 9-and-2 this season after finishing last year 4-and-8.

Week 13 College Football Playoff Rankings

The top four teams are remaining the same in the latest edition of the College Football Playoff rankings.  Georgia is once again leading the nation as the number one team.  The Bulldogs are followed by Ohio State, Michigan and TCU.  These are the only undefeated teams remaining in the FBS.  Oregon climbed up three spots to Number-9 in the rankings.  Washington also made a jump as it sits 13th.  Oregon State rose to Number-21. 

Kraken Host Sharks Tonight

The Kraken are returning to the ice.  Seattle hosts the San Jose Sharks tonight at Climate Pledge Arena.  The Kraken come off a 3-2 overtime win over the Los Angeles Kings and have won three of their last five games.  Seattle sits third in the Pacific Division with 23 points and a 10-5-and-3 record.  Jordan Eberle leads the team with 15 points this season.  The Sharks come in at 7-11-and-3 on the season. 

College Basketball Roundup

The Bulldogs are heading to Portland to play in the Phil Knight Legacy.  Fifth-ranked Gonzaga faces Portland State tomorrow night.  Oregon is also playing in the invitational as it plays Number-22 UConn tomorrow night at the Moda Center.  Oregon State takes on 10th-ranked Duke in the invitational tomorrow afternoon.  Washington takes on Fresno State tonight in the Paycom Wooden Legacy in Anaheim.  Washington State returns home to host Detroit Mercy on Friday afternoon.  

Summit Advances to Football State Title

The Bend Lava Bears fell to Wilsonville 23-14 to end their season. Meantime the top seed Summit Storm throttled Thurston 41-14 to earn a state championship game appearance where they will meet Wilsonville. The state title game will be played this Friday night in Hillsboro.

Ducks & Beavers Each Grab Wins Before Rivalry Week

Week 12 of the college football season is in the books.  12th-ranked Oregon defeated Number-10 Utah 20-17 on Saturday in Eugene.  The Ducks are looking to make the Pac-12 Championship game after USC already clinched a berth.  Number-23 Oregon State took care of business with a 31-7 win over Arizona State in Tempe.

College Basketball Roundup

 The Bulldogs bounced back from their first loss of the season.  Second-ranked Gonzaga defeated Number-4 Kentucky 88-72 in Spokane.  Oregon lost to third-ranked Houston 66-56 in Eugene.  Oregon State returns on Thursday as it plays Number-8 Duke as part of the Phil Knight Legacy in Portland.  Washington takes on Fresno State on Wednesday night in the Paycom Wooden Legacy in Anaheim.  Washington State returns tonight when it visits Eastern Washington in Spokane.  

Trail Blazers Visit Bucks Tonight; Damian Lillard To Be Re-Evaluated In 1-To-2 Weeks

The Blazers are hitting the road to face Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks.  Portland visits Milwaukee tonight at the Fiserv Forum. The Trail Blazers are providing an update on the status of their star point guard.  Portland announced Sunday that Damian Lillard will be re-evaluated in 1-to-2 weeks after an MRI revealed a grade one strain to the soleus muscle in his right lower leg.

Winterhawks Keep Win Streak Going

The Portland Winterhawks picked up their eighth straight victory on Saturday when they beat Kamloops 3-2 in overtime. The Winterhawks are three games up on Seattle for first place in the Western Conference. They’ll return to the ice on Wednesday to visit the Everett Silvertips.

Winterhawks Pick Up Sixth Straight Win

The Portland Winterhawks picked up their 6th straight win last night as they defeated the Calgary Hitmen 4-1 on the home ice. The first-place Winterhawks will return to Veterans Memorial Coliseum Friday night to host the Everett Silvertips.

Trail Blazers Defeat Spurs

The Trail Blazers earned their 10th win of the season.  Portland defeated the Spurs 117-1110 at the Moda Center.  Jerami Grant led the way with 29 points and eight rebounds.  Grant shot 6-of-8 from three-point range and scored over 20 points for a fourth straight game.  Damian Lillard posted a double-double with 22 points and 11 assists.  The Blazers improved to 10-and-4 and host the Brooklyn Nets tomorrow night.  

Rolovich Files Lawsuit Against WSU, Gov. Inslee

The former head football coach at Washington State University is filing a lawsuit against the school, its athletic director, and Governor Jay Inslee.  Nick Rolovich claims his federal rights were violated when he was fired for refusing to get a COVID-19 vaccine.  The lawsuit says he refused the vaccination for religious and personal beliefs.  WSU says not following the state mandate gave them just cause to terminate Rolovich's contract.  The suit claims he should've been paid 60 percent of his two-million-dollar base salary for the remainder of his contract.

College Basketball Roundup

Oregon improved to 2-and-1 after beating Montana State 81-51 in Eugene.  Oregon State defeated Bushnell 83-66 in Corvallis.  Washington State suffered a 70-59 loss to Prairie View A&M in Texas.  The Cougars dropped to 1-and-2.  Washington returns tomorrow night when it hosts California Baptist in Seattle. The Bulldogs return to action tonight.  Second-ranked Gonzaga visits Number-11 Texas in Austin. 

Top Five Unchanged In Latest CFP Rankings

The top five teams in college football are remaining unchanged in the latest College Football Playoff rankings.  Georgia is still the top-ranked team in the nation followed by Ohio State, Michigan, TCU, and Tennessee.  Oregon fell six spots to number 12 after their loss to Washington over the weekend.  The Huskies shot up to 17th after being ranked number 25 last week.  Oregon State also climbed back into the rankings at number 23.

Trail Blazers Host Spurs Tonight

The Trail Blazers are returning from their road trip.  Portland hosts the Spurs tonight at the Moda Center.  The Blazers come off a five-point loss to the Mavericks and had a three-game winning streak snapped.  Jusuf Nurkic, Justise Winslow and Keon Johnson are listed questionable for tonight's game.  Gary Payton the Second remains sidelined as he looks to make his season debut.  Portland sit at 9-and-4 on the season.  

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