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NBA Draft Rumors, Elks On The Road, Pac Crest Endurance Fest Starts

NBA:

NBA insiders are suggesting New Orleans is willing to deal Zion Williamson and their 14th overall pick to move up to the 2nd or 3rd spot to draft Scoot Henderson. Trailblazers fans are definitely divided on the prospect of trading for the 2019 number one overall pick because of all of his injuries. Greg Oden wasn’t all that long ago. The draft is now one week away. Portland has the 3rd and 23rd picks in the 1st round. Yesterday they held a workout for Small Forward Cam Whitmore from Villanova. Damian Lillard also was in for the evaluation.

 

College Football:

Oregon State recently showed up in a report on teams with one of the more favorable Power 5 schedules this season. Which could help OSU in its effort for another 10 win season. The Beavers take on San Jose State on Sunday September 3rd in the season opener.

College Football guru Phil Steele has named 13 Oregon Ducks to his pre-season All-Conference teams, including Quarterback Bo Nix and Edge Rusher Brandon Corlus,who are also on the All-America list.

MLB:

The Mariners lost to Miami last night. The Marlins avoided the sweep but the Ms got the series win. Seattle hosts the White Sox starting tomorrow

San Francisco came back to beat St Louis 8 to 5 yesterday in 10 innings, getting the sweep of the Cardinals. The Giants are catching up to the Dodgers for 2nd place in the NL West. They start a big weekend series in Los Angeles tomorrow night. 

Golf:

The 123rd U.S. Open begins today at Los Angeles Country Club. It’s the first time since 1948 the Major has been played in the L.A. area. 

Soccer: 

The Portland Thorns are in 3rd place in the NWSL facing Chicago on Sunday afternoon.

The Portland Timbers are back above the playoff cut line in 8th place in the MLS. They play San jose Saturday. 

Local:

The Bend Elks blasted Northwest Star Academy 20 to nothing last night at Vince Genna stadium. 3 Elks pitchers combined for a 1 hitter.. The Elks are in Corvallis tonight to resume West Coast League play. First pitch against the Knights is at 6:35

The Pacific Crest Endurance Sports Festival begins today and runs through Sunday, starting with tonight’s Pilot Butte Challenge. Then there’s the Olympic & Sprint Distance Triathlon/Duathlon/AquaBike, Marathon, Half Marathon, & Kids Races!

The Redmond Half Marathon 10K and 5 K is Saturday.

 

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