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(Portland, OR)  --  In women's college hoops action, the Ducks will be on the floor when they battle South Dakota State in the Sweet 16 tonight.  Oregon is coming off a comfortable win over Indiana.  The Ducks would advance to the Elite Eight with a victory.



(Louisville, KY)  --  Louis King scored 16 points but Oregon fell 53-49 to Virginia in the Sweet 16 in Louisville.  The game was tied at 45 before Virginia pulled away.  Oregon bows out at 25-and-13.
 



(Albany, NY)  --  Across the country, Oregon State women's basketball has a huge fight on its hands against top seed Louisville.  The Beavers reached the Sweet 16 after defeating Gonzaga.  The top seed Cardinals didn't have much difficulty picking up a 71-50 win over Michigan.



(Atlanta, GA)  --  The Trail Blazers are back in action tonight when they visit the Hawks in Atlanta.  Portland has won five straight games.  The Trail Blazers are third in the Western Conference with a 47-and-27 record.



(Carson, CA)  --  The Timbers will look to break a winless drought when they visit the LA Galaxy on Sunday.  Portland has just one point on the season through three matches.  The Timbers are 0-1-and-2.
 



(Seattle, WA)  --  Tim Beckham and Domingo Santana each hit a pair of home runs to lead the Mariners to a 12-4 demolition of the Red Sox in their home opener.  The Mariners chased Chris Sale after three innings.  Seattle improves to 3-and-0 to begin the season.  The Mariners will take on Boston in the second of the four-game set tonight.  Yusei Kikuchi will be on the mound for Seattle.



(Undated)  --  In college baseball action, Oregon opens a three-game set with Utah on the road tonight.  The Ducks are 13-and-10 on the campaign.  Number-seven Oregon State is on the road for a three-game set with Washington beginning tonight.



(Louisville, KY)  -- Oregon men's basketball coach Dana Altman said he had no information about allegations made by Michael Avenatti that Ducks big man Bol Bol took money from Nike to attend the school.  Avenatti, who was arrested Monday and accused of attempting to extort more than 20-million-dollars from the Eugene-founded company, and claimed in a tweet Tuesday Bol and his team had received large sums from Nike. Avenatti did not provide any evidence to support the accusation. Avenatti leveled similar allegations against former Arizona star Deandre Ayton. Bol, the son of former NBAer Manute Bol, has not played for the Ducks since December following a foot injury.



(Louisville, KY)  --  The 12th-seeded Ducks will look to keep their win streak rolling when they face Virginia in the Sweet 16 today in Louisville.  Oregon is just two wins away from reaching the Final Four.  The top-seeded Cavaliers haven't allowed more than 56 points to an opponent in the NCAA Tournament through two games.



(Chicago, IL)  --  Seth Curry scored a team-high 20 points off the bench to help the Trail Blazers top the Bulls 118-98 in Chicago.  Rodney Hood added 15 points to the win.  Portland jumped out to a 59-41 lead at halftime and cruised to its fifth straight victory.  The Blazers are 8-and-1 in their last nine games and have moved ahead of Houston for third in the West at 47-and-27.  They will travel to Atlanta tomorrow to take on the Hawks.



(Albany, NY)  --  Elsewhere in women's college basketball action, Oregon State takes on top seed Louisville in the Sweet 16 in Albany, New York tomorrow.  Oregon State held off Gonzaga in the second round.  Louisville rolled over Michigan 71-50.



(Portland, OR)  --  In women's college basketball action, Oregon is set to take on South Dakota State in the Sweet 16 tomorrow.  The Ducks are coming off a blowout win over the Hoosiers in the second round.  The winner will advance to the Elite Eight on Sunday.



(Portland, OR)  --  Winless through three matches, the Timbers will look to pick up their first win when they visit the LA Galaxy on Sunday.  Portland is 0-1-and-2 on the season with just a single point.
 



(Seattle, WA)  --  Lefty Marco Gonzales will take to the hill for the second time for the Mariners today as they welcome the world-champion Red Sox to Seattle for  Opening Day, state-side.  Gonzales picked up the win against the A's in Japan for M's, going six and giving up three earned on seven hits.  Boston will counter with their ace, Chris Sale. 



(Undated)  --  On the diamond, Oregon topped Utah Valley in Provo 12-9.  The Ducks are 13-and-10.  Number-Seven Oregon State will travel to Seattle to take on the Huskies in a three-game set tomorrow.  The Beavers are 16-5-and-1.



(Portland, OR)  --  After undergoing season ending surgery on compound fractures to his left tibia and fibula, Jusuf Nurkic is expected to make a complete recovery.  The center suffered a gruesome injury after landing awkwardly in double overtime in a 148-144 win over the Nets at home on Monday.  He was having a career season for the Trail Blazers.
 



(Louisville, KY)  --  The 12th-seed Ducks will look to keep their win streak rolling when they face Virginia in the Sweet 16 tomorrow in Louisville.  Oregon is just two wins away from reaching the Final Four.  Top-seed Virginia hasn't allowed more than 56 points to an opponent in the NCAA Tournament through two games.



(Chicago, IL)  --  The Trail Blazers return to action tonight to take on the Bulls in Chicago.  Portland is 46-and-27 on the season and has clinched a playoff berth in the Western Conference.  The Trail Blazers are in the fourth spot in the West.



(Albany, NY)  --  Elsewhere in women's college basketball action, Oregon State takes on top seed Louisville in the Sweet 16 in Albany, New York on Friday.  Oregon State held off Gonzaga in the second round.  Louisville rolled over Michigan 71-50.



(Portland, OR)  --  In women's college basketball action, Oregon is set to take on South Dakota State in the Sweet 16 on Friday.  The Ducks are coming off a blowout win over Indiana in the second round.  The winner will advance to the Elite Eight on Sunday.



(Phoenix, AZ)  --  At the NFL Owners Meetings in Phoenix, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll told reporters that Doug Baldwin will need yet another surgery.  The receiver will undergo sports hernia surgery.  It's another surgery for Baldwin after undergoing shoulder and knee surgeries.  Baldwin has two years left on a four-year deal with Seattle.



(Undated)  --  On the diamond, Oregon fell 7-3 on the road to BYU.  The Ducks are 12-and-10.  Number-Seven Oregon State lost 5-1 at Portland.  The Beavers are 16-5-and-1.



(Portland, OR)  --  Winless through three matches, the Timbers will look to pick up their first win when they visit the LA Galaxy on Sunday.  Portland is 0-1-and-2 on the season with just a single point.
 



(Seattle, WA)  --  In the final exhibition before their home opener, the Mariners fell to the Padres 1-0 at T-Mobile Park.  Wade LeBlanc gave up just three hits in five and one thirds scoreless innings.  Seattle will host the Red Sox in its home opener tomorrow.  The Mariners are 2-and-0 in regular season play after sweeping the Athletics in Japan last week.



(Portland, OR)  --  Jusuf Nurkic's season took an unexpected turn after suffering a serious leg injury in the double-overtime win over the Nets.  Nurkic was taken off the court via stretcher.  The center was in the middle of a career season with career highs in points and rebounds.



(Portland, OR)  --  Jusuf Nurkic scored 32 points and pulled down 16 rebounds to lead the Trail Blazers to a 148-144 win over the Nets in double overtime at home.  Nurkic suffered a gruesome leg injury during the second overtime that led to the center being stretchered off the floor.  Damian Lillard added 31 points for Portland, which improved to 45-and-27 and is a game back of Houston for the third seed in the Western Conference. 



(Corvallis, OR)  --  Mikayla Pivec posted a double-double with 19 points and 11 rebounds to lead fourth-seed Oregon State to a 76-70 over fifth-seed Gonzaga.  The Beavers advance to the Sweet 16 with the win.  They will face top-seed Louisville on Friday.



(Eugene, OR)  --  Oregon's women's basketball team is preparing for the Sweet 16.  The Ducks will face South Dakota State on Friday in Portland.  Oregon defeated Indiana 91-68 in the second round.



(Eugene, OR)  --  The Ducks are hard at work as they get ready for the next round of the NCAA Tournament.  12th-seeded Oregon is set to taken on top-seed Virginia in the Sweet 16.  Oregon defeated UC Irvine 73-54 in the second round of the tournament.



(Undated)  --  In college baseball action, Oregon visits BYU tonight and then Utah Valley tomorrow.  The Ducks are 12-and-9.  Second-ranked Oregon State is at Portland tonight.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Timbers are aiming to pick up their first win of the season when they visit the LA Galaxy on Sunday.  Portland is 0-1-and-2 through three matches.  The Timbers have just one point.



(Seattle, WA)  --  Mike Leake gave up four runs as the Mariners got crushed 8-0 by the Padres in an exhibition at T-Mobile Park.  The Mariners only picked up two hits in defeat.  They will play one more exhibition with the Padres today before their regular season opener against the Red Sox at home on Thursday.



(Renton, WA)  --  According to multiple reports, free agent linebacker Nick Perry is set to visit the Seahawks this week.  Perry was let go by the Packers after seven seasons in Green Bay.  The former USC Trojan by Seahawks coach Pete Carroll while he was coaching in Los Angeles.  The edge rusher has 32 career sacks.



(San Jose, CA)  --  Payton Pritchard scored 18 points to lead Oregon to a 73-54 win over UC Irvine in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.  The 12th-seeded Ducks withstood a 14-0 run by the Anteaters and pulled away in the second half.  Oregon will take on first-seed Virginia in the Sweet 16 in Louisville on Thursday.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Trail Blazers are back in action tonight when they host the Nets.  Portland is 45-and-27 on the season.  The Trail Blazers are fourth in the Western Conference and one game back of Houston for third.



(Corvallis, OR)  --  The Oregon State women's basketball team will look to advance to the Sweet 16 when they host fifth-seed Gonzaga tonight.  The fourth-seeded Beavers are coming off a 80-75 overtime win over Boise State in the first round.  The winner will face top-seed Louisville on Friday.



(Eugene, OR)  --  Sabrina Ionescu posted a triple-double with 29 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds to lead second-seed Oregon to a 91-68 win over 10th-seed Indiana in the second round of the Women's NCAA Tournament in Eugene.  The Ducks advance to the Sweet 16 with the win.  Oregon will face the winner of South Dakota State and Syracuse in the Sweet 16.



(Undated)  --  On the diamond, Oregon fell 7-3 to Arizona State in the finale of its series.  The Ducks will visit BYU tomorrow and Utah Valley on Wednesday.  Oregon is 12-and-9 on the season.  Number-Two Oregon State took the final game of a three-game series with Cal 10-5 at home.  The Beavers will visit Portland tomorrow night.



(Portland, OR)  --  After a week off, the Timbers will be back in action when they visit the LA Galaxy on Sunday.  Portland is looking for its first win on the season.  The Timbers are 0-1-and-2 on the season and have just one point through three matches.



(San Diego, CA)  --  After two wins over the Athletics in Japan last week, the Mariners will resume regular season play this week when the rest of the MLB begins Opening Day play.  Seattle will host the defending World Series Champion Boston Red Sox for a four-game set beginning on Thursday.  The Mariners will have two more exhibition games against the Padres at T-Mobile Park starting tonight.



(Phoenix, AZ)  --  Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and wife Ciara are scheduled to be at the NFL Owner's Meetings in Phoenix.  The meetings run until Wednesday.  Wilson and Ciara are expected to be guest speakers addressing the wives of NFL owners, general managers and head coaches.
 



(Seattle, WA)  --  The Mariners have trimmed their roster to 25 ahead of Thursday's home opener against the Red Sox.  Seattle optioned outfielder Braden Bishop and reliever Dan Altavilla to Triple-A Tacoma.  Both could be top options to be called up during the regular season.
 



(San Jose, CA)  --  Payton Pritchard knocked down 19 points to lead 12th-seeded Oregon to a 72-54 win over fifth-seeded Wisconsin in the South Region in San Jose.  Louis King added 17 points and Paul White pitched in with 14 for the Ducks, who outscored the Badgers 47-to-29 in the second half.  Oregon moves on to play 13th-seeded UC Irvine in Sunday's second round.  Ethan Happ and Khalil Iverson each scored 12 points to lead Wisconsin, which shot just 6-of-30 from three.  The Badgers finish their season 23-and-11. 



(San Jose, CA)  --  12-seed Oregon will look to keep its momentum going when they take on five-seed Wisconsin in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament in San Jose.  The Ducks have won eight straight coming into action as one of the hottest teams in the country.  Oregon has appeared in the NCAA Tournament in six of the last seven seasons.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Trail Blazers are back in action tomorrow night when they host the Detroit Pistons.  Portland is 6-and-4 in its last 10 games.  The Trail Blazers are 44-and-27 on the season and in the fourth spot in the Western Conference.



(Corvallis, OR)  --  Oregon State women's basketball is set to begin the NCAA Tournament tomorrow.  The Beavers will host Boise State.  Oregon State comes into play at 24-and-7.



(Eugene, OR)  --  In the Women's NCAA Tournament, Oregon will host Portland State tonight.  The Ducks come into action at 29-and-4 while the Vikings are 25-and-7.  The winner will take on the winner of Texas and Indiana.



(Tokyo, Japan)  --  Ichiro Suzuki received a legendary goodbye in the final game of his baseball career.  Ichiro retired after being pulled for the last time in the eighth inning.  He received a standing ovation from the crowd and hugs from his teammates on the way back to the dugout.  Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Junior greeted Ichiro on his way back into the dugout.  The 45 year old finished with 10 All-Star trips and 10 Gold Gloves in his career.  He was the 2001 MVP and Rookie of the Year after coming over from Japan.



(Undated)  --  In college baseball, Oregon opens a three-game set with undefeated number-10 Arizona State tonight.  The Ducks are 11-and-7 on the season.  Number-two Oregon State will host Cal for a three-game set beginning tonight.  The Beavers are 14-3-and-1.



(Tokyo, Japana)  --  The Mariners took both games of a two-game set against the Athletics in Japan to begin the season 2-and-0.  Dee Gordon scored to give the Mariners a 5-4 victory in the finale over Oakland in the 12th inning.  Seattle will now come home to get in some more spring training action before their home opener against the Red Sox on March 28th.



(San Jose, CA)  --  The 12th-seeded Oregon Ducks will enter the NCAA Tournament as one of the hottest teams.  Oregon won its last four regular season games and then won four games in four days in the Pac-12 Tournament to capture the automatic bid.  The Ducks will meet fifth-seeded Wisconsin tomorrow afternoon in San Jose in a first-round game.  Oregon coach Dana Altman's contract extension will be worth more than 25 million dollars and run through the 2025-26 season.



(Portland, OR)  --  Damian Lillard  scored 33 points and dished out a dozen assists to help the Trail Blazers topple the Mavericks 126-118 in Portland.  Seth Curry scored 20 points off the Portland bench.  The Blazers are 5-and-1 in their last six games.  They will host Detroit on Saturday.



(Undated)  --  In college baseball, Oregon opens a three-game PAC-12 series against undefeated Arizona State tomorrow.  The Ducks are 11-and-7 on the season.  Oregon State will be at home this weekend hosting Cal in Pac-12 action.  The Beavers are 14-3-and-1 and ranked seventh nationally by Baseball America.



(Corvallis, OR)  --  The fourth-seeded Oregon State women's basketball team will face Boise State Saturday in a NCAA Tournament first-round game at Gill Coliseum in Corvallis.  OSU is 24-and-7.  Boise State is 28-and-4.  The winner will take on the winner of Gonzaga and Little Rock.



(Florence, SC)  --  Leroy Stanton is being identified as the South Carolina man killed in a single-car accident March 13th.  The 72-year-old was with the Mariners in their first two seasons of existence, starting in 1977.  He played nine major league seasons with the Angels, Mets and M's.  Stanton was part of the 1971 trade that sent him, Nolan Ryan and two others to the California Angels.  He was a career .244 hitter.



(San Jose, CA)  --  The 12th-seeded Oregon Ducks are preparing for their battle with Wisconsin in the NCAA Tournament.  The two sides will battle in San Jose on Friday.  Oregon earned its bid after winning the Pac-12 Tournament.



(Portland, OR)  --  Timbers players Cristhian Paredes, Andy Polo, Jeremy Ebobisse, Marco Farfan, and Eryk Williamson have all been called up for international duty.  Paredes will join Paraguay, while Polo will join Peru for matches during the FIFA international break. Ebobise, Farfan and Williamson have been named to the U.S. U-23 Men's National Team roster for camp in Spain.  Portland is off this week and will visit the LA Galaxy on March 31st.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Trail Blazers will take on the Mavericks tonight at home.  They will be without guard CJ McCollum, who was diagnosed with a popliteus straight in his left knee.  He will be re-examined in a week, the team announced.  The Blazers have won four out of five and are in the four spot in the West, a game and a half behind the Rockets for third, and a game and a half in front of the Spurs. 



(Undated)  --  In college baseball action, Oregon opens a three-game series against undefeated Arizona State beginning on Friday.  The Ducks are 11-and-7 on the season.  Oregon State will be at home this weekend when they host Cal.  The Beavers are 14-3-and-1.



(Corvallis, OR)  --  Oregon State women's basketball is a four seed in the NCAA Women's Tournament.  The Beavers will host Boise State.  The winner will take on the winner of Gonzaga and Little Rock.  Oregon State is 24-and-7 while Boise State is 28-and-4.



(Eugene, OR)  --  The Oregon women's basketball team has will be a two-seed in the Women's NCAA Tournament.  The Ducks will host Portland State on Friday.  The winner will face the winner of Texas and Indiana.  Oregon is 29-and-4 on the season.  The Vikings are 25-and-7.
 



(San Jose, CA)  --  The 12th-seeded Oregon Ducks are preparing for their battle with Wisconsin in the NCAA Tournament.  The two sides will battle in San Jose on Friday.  Oregon earned its bid after winning the Pac-12 Tournament.



(Portland, OR)  --  The slumping Timbers are off this week.  Through three games, Portland is 0-1-and-2 and has 1 point.  The Timbers will visit the LA Galaxy next Sunday.



(Portland, OR)  --  Damian Lillard scored 30 points to lead the Trail Blazers to a 106-98 win over the Pacers at home.  Portland improved to 43-and-27.  The Trail Blazers are fourth in the Western Conference.



(Corvallis, OR)  --  Oregon State women's basketball will also represent the Pac-12 in the NCAA Women's Tournament.  The Beavers are the four-seed and will host Boise State.  Oregon State is 24-and-7 while Boise State is 28-and-4.



(Eugene, OR)  --  The Oregon women's basketball team has earned the two-seed in the Women's NCAA Tournament.  The Ducks will host Portland State on Friday.  Oregon is 29-and-4 on the season.  The Vikings are 25-and-7.



(Renton, WA)  --  According to Adam Schefter, wide receiver Jordy Nelson is set to visit the Seahawks on Tuesday.  Nelson was released by the Raiders after the start of free agency.  The 10-year-pro has been to a Pro Bowl and helped the Packers win Super Bowl 45.  Seattle is expected to have competition from other teams in pursuit of the veteran.



(Undated)  --  In college baseball action, Oregon opens a three-game series against undefeated Arizona State beginning on Friday.  The Ducks are 11-and-7 on the season.  Oregon State will be at home this weekend when they host Cal.  The Beavers are 14-3-and-1.



(Tokyo, Japan)  --  The Mariners will officially open the regular season tomorrow when they take on the Athletics in a two-game series in Tokyo, Japan.  Those that did not make the trip will take on the Cubs in Mesa in spring training action today.  Mariners legend Ichiro Suzuki will be in the lineup for the opener against Oakland.  Seattle won an exhibition game against the Yomiuri Giants 6-5 as they get ready for the opener.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Trail Blazers are back in action tonight when they host the Pacers.  Portland is 42-and-27 on the season and a half game ahead of Oklahoma City for the fourth seed.  The Trail Blazers are 6-and-4 in their last 10.



(Eugene, OR)  --  Winners of the Pac-12 Tournament, Oregon earned a number-12 seed in the South Region of the NCAA Tournament.  The Ducks will take on the Wisconsin Badgers in San Jose on Friday.  This is the sixth appearance in seven years in the tournament for Oregon.



(Undated)  --  On the diamond, Oregon picked up a 1-0 win over Washington in 10 innings. The Ducks will begin a three-game set at home against undefeated Arizona State on Friday.  Oregon is 11-and-7.  Oregon State fell 9-7 to UCLA in the series finale.  The Beavers will open a three-game set with Cal at home on Friday.  Oregon State is 14-3-and-1.



(Cincinnati, OH)  --  The woes continue for the Timbers to begin the season.  Portland was blanked 3-0 by FC Cincinnati.  Larrys Mabiala picked up a second yellow card in the 70th minute.  The Timbers will look for their first win when they visit the Los Angeles Galaxy on March 31st.



(Tokyo, Japan)  --  The Mariners are set to interrupt spring with a two-game regular season series against the Atheltics in Japan beginning early Wednesday.  Ichiro Suzuki will come out of retirement to play for Seattle in the two games overseas.  The players that did not make the trip will play a spring game against the Cubs tomorrow in Mesa.



(Las Vegas, NV)  --  Oregon started the second half on a 16-to-2 run to put away Washington, 68-48, and to win the Pac-12 Tournament in Las Vegas. 


Payton Pritchard led the way for the Ducks with 20 points and seven assists, while Louis King added 15.  Oregon won its third Pac-12 title and earned an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.  Jaylen Nowell had a team-high eight points for the Huskies, as they shot 34 percent from the field and 5-for-23 from deep.  Jamal Bey added seven points in 11 minutes for UW, who await their tournament fate on Sunday.
 



It’s coming down to the semifinals in college men’s league tournaments in Las Vegas with a bid to the Big Dance, the NCAA Tournament, up for grabs for many.

 

The Ducks win their 6th straight beating Utah last night, 66-54. Oregon is in the Pac-12 semifinals tonight facing Arizona State at 830. The Sun Devils and Ducks split the season series. And, Oregon extends head coach Dana Altman’s contract 3-years thru 2026, while Washington State fires Ernie Kent after 5 seasons.

 

Elsewhere in the Pac-12 Tourney, Oregon State is eliminated as Colorado took it to the Beavers, 73-58. OSU ends the season 18-and-13. Colorado plays Washington at 6 tonight in the other league semifinal.



(New Orleans, LA)  --  The Trail Blazers will visit the Pelicans tonight.  Portland has won two straight coming into action.  The Trail Blazers are 41-and-26 and currently the fifth seed in the Western Conference.



(Las Vegas, NV)  --  Louis King and Payton Pritchard each scored 20 points to lead Oregon to a 66-54 win over Utah in the Pac-12 Tournament.  The Ducks will face Arizona State in the semifinals tonight.  The winner will advance to the championship game tomorrow.



(Cincinnati, OH)  --  The Timbers will look to pick up their first win of the season when they visit FC Cincinnati on Sunday.  Portland has struggled out of the gate compiling an 0-1-and-1 record.  The Timbers are in a long stretch of road games until their first home game on June 1st.



(Undated)  --  In college baseball action, Oregon will begin a three-game set at home against Washington tonight. The Ducks are 10-and-5.  Number-six Oregon State will open a three-game set on the road against UCLA.  The Beavers are 13-1-and-1.



(Eugene, OR)  --  Dana Altman will remain on the bench for the Ducks through the 2025-26 season.  Athletic Director Rob Mullens announced the extension.  Altman has recorded a winning season in all nine seasons in Eugene and has 22 straight winning seasons overall as a head coach.  He helped guide the Ducks to the Final Four in 2017.



(Peoria, AZ)  --  Ryon Healy drove in three and Braden Bishop drove in two as the Mariners rolled to an 8-4 win over the Giants in Peoria.  Seattle improved to 8-and-8 in Cactus League play.  Seattle will have some time off before they face the Cubs on Tuesday and then will depart for Japan to play the Athletics to open their regular season in a two-game set.



(Renton, WA)  --  The Seahawks are keeping a couple of their own and adding another.  Seattle has re-signed linebacker K.J. Wright for two years and 15-million.  The Seahawks have also reportedly agreed to a two-year nine-million-dollar deal to bring back D.J. Fluker.  Seattle has also signed former Cardinals guard Mike Iupati to add depth to their offensive line.



(Las Vegas, NV)  --  The Ducks suffocated Washington State 84-51 in a Pac-12 Tournament first-round game in Las Vegas.  Ehab Amin led Oregon scorers with 17 points.  The Ducks will try to extend their winning streak to six games tonight when they play Utah in the quarterfinals.



(Cincinnati, OH)  --  Portland is preparing for its third match of the season Sunday at expansion FC Cincinnati.  The Timbers are coming off a 4-1 loss to LAFC.  Portland is 0-1-and-1 on the season with one point.



(New Orleans, LA)  --  The Trail Blazers will try to win their third in-a-row tomorrow when they meet the Pelicans in New Orleans.  Portland beat the Clippers 125-104 on Tuesday in Los Angeles.  After the game in New Orleans, the Blazers will play the Spurs Saturday in San Antonio.



(Undated)  --  Elsewhere in college basketball action, Portland State is preparing for the next round of the Big Sky Tournament.  The Vikings will play Weber State this afternoon in Reno.



(Las Vegas, NV)  --  The Beavers will meet Colorado this afternoon in a Pac-12 Tournament quarterfinals game in Las Vegas.  Oregon State drew a first-round bye.  The Buffaloes defeated Cal 56-51 in a first-round game to advance.



The Pac-12 men’s basketball Tourney tips off today in Las Vegas with 4 games starting at noon with USC facing Arizona, followed by Cal and Colorado with the winner meeting Oregon State tomorrow at 2 in the quarterfinals.

 

Tonight, Stanford faces UCLA at 6, then Oregon plays Washington State at 8:30. Pre-game show at 8:00 on KBND. The Ducks-Cougs winner meets Utah tomorrow. Washington, Arizona State, Utah and the Beavers all with 1st round byes today.
 
Last night, Top-rated Gonzaga was upset in the Westcoast Conference Tournament Title game in Las Vegas as St. Mary’s took down the Bulldogs, 60-47 ending the Zags 7-straight league Title run. St. Mary’s gets the automatic invite to the Big Dance next week.

 

In Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Oregon Tech men came up short of winning the schools 4th NAIA small college title as Spring Arbor, Michigan outlasts the Owls, 82-76.  The Owls finish 28-8 overall and last won the Title in 2012. 

Ridgeview graduate Sophomore Garret Albright who started his 34th game went scoreless but grabbed 5 rebounds and had a blocked shot. OIT returns all but one player next year.



NFL Free agency officially begins today and former Ducks stars D’Anthony Thomas, Kenyon Barner, Haloti Ngata, LaGarrett Blount, Jonathan Stewart among those looking for new teams. And former Beavers Matt Moore, Sean Mannion, Andy Levitre, Jaquizz Rodgers and Marcus Wheaton.

 

Mt. View graduate Cody Hollister also in Free-Agency after having been on the Patriots practice team this year before suffering an injury.



(Cincinnati, OH)  --  Portland is preparing for it's third match of the season as they get ready for a road tilt with FC Cincinnati.  The Timbers are coming off a 4-1 loss to LAFC.  Portland is 0-1-and-1 on the season and has one point.



(Los Angeles, CA)  --  The Trail Blazers outscored the Clippers 40-20 in the fourth quarter to roll to a 125-104 win in Los Angeles.  C.J. McCollum led Portland with 35 points.  The Trail Blazers will visit New Orleans on Friday.
 



(Las Vegas, NV)  --  The Ducks will open play in the Pac-12 Tournament when they face Washington State tonight.  Oregon has won four straight coming into the tournament.  The winner will face Utah tomorrow night in the quarterfinals.



(Tempe, AZ)  --  According to multiple reports, former Seahawks guard J.R. Sweezy is expected to join the Arizona Cardinals on a two-year deal once players can officially sign free agent deals on Wednesday.  Sweezy was a seventh-round pick for the Seahawks back in and 2012 and was part of the team's lone Super Bowl during the 2013 season.  He departed Seattle for Tampa Bay in 2016 but came back for one more stint last season.  According to reports, former Seahawks quarterback Brett Hundley will also be leaving for the Cardinals.



(Undated)  --  On the diamond, Oregon fell 7-6 to number-6 Oregon State.  The Ducks will resume play at home for a three-game set with Washington beginning on Friday.  The Beavers will visit UCLA beginning on Friday.



(Las Vegas, NV)  --  The Beavers will have a bye in the first round of the Pac-12 Tournament.  Oregon State will play in the quarterfinals tomorrow night when they take on the winner of Cal and Colorado.  A win would advance Oregon State to the semifinals on Friday.

 

Elsewhere in college basketball action, Portland State is preparing for the next round of the Big Sky Tournament.  The Vikings will play Weber State tomorrow night.  A win would advance Portland State to the Semifinal on Friday.



(Glendale, AZ)  --  The Mariners and White Sox had their spring training game in Glendale cancelled after inclement weather across the valley.  Seattle will return to action tonight when they host the Giants in Peoria.



(Peoria, AZ)  --  The Mariners have released infielder Dustin Ackley from his minor league contract.  Ackley had signed the deal with the Mariners back in January after spending 2018 with the Angels' Triple A Affiliate in Salt Lake City.  Ackley was once the number-two overall pick for the Mariners back in 2009 but he failed to produce after early success in his debut season in 2011.



ON the college hardwood, #1 Gonzaga will face St. Mary’s of Miraga for the Westcoast Conference men’s basketball tournament Championship tonight in Las Vegas at Orleans Arena. The Zags smashed Pepperdine in the semis last night, 100-74. St. Mary’s held off San Diego, 66-62

 

The Pac-12 Tourney tips off tomorrow and the Ducks, who have won 4-straight to finish the regular season, meet Washington State at 830 Wednesday night. The Beavers get a first-round bye, and open play Thursday afternoon at 2 against either Colorado, or Cal.

 

This week’s college AP ratings have Gonzaga, Virginia, North Carolina, Kentucky and Duke the top-5. Then it’s Michigan State, Texas Tech, Tennessee, LSU, and Michigan.

 

IN Pac-12 women’s action, #7 Stanford beat 6th rated Oregon, 64-57 Sunday to win the league tournament. Oregon State lost in the Quarterfinals Friday night, but both will await bids to the NCAA tourney which come out Monday.

 

In Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Oregon Tech men of Klamath Falls will play for the NAIA National title for 5th time in school history. The Owls, 28-7, defeated league rival College of Idaho last night in the semifinals, 93-81. The Hooters meet Spring Arbor, Michigan who is appearing in the trophy game for the first time. OIT won titles in 2004, 08, and last in 2012. 

 

The Owls feature 2 Central Oregon graduates in Ridgeview’s Garret Albrecht who averages 9-points and 6-rebounds starting 34 of the Owls 35 games this season. Matt Van Tassle from Mt. View plays as a reserve. Tipoff today is at 4pm, our time, and you can watch and listen to the game online at Oregon Tech Owls-dot-com



(Los Angeles, CA)  --  The Trail Blazers will be back in action when they visit the Clippers tonight in Los Angeles.  That is the opener of a three-game trip for Portland.  The Trail Blazers are 40-and-26 on the season.  Damian Lillard needs only 23 points to move into second place on the Blazers' all-time scoring list.

 

The Trail Blazers, who just split a two-game homestand, are beginning a three-game road trip that includes visits to the New Orleans Pelicans and San Antonio Spurs.

 

"It would have been nice to get a little more time at home, but that's life," shooting guard CJ McCollum told reporters after practice Monday. "You got to be ready to get back on the road, win a lot of games on the road against tough teams, teams that need every game. We've got to make sure we're ready to play." McCollum scored 26 points on 11-of-14 shooting Saturday in Portland's 127-120 victory over the Phoenix Suns. It marked his third straight game with 25 or more points. McCollum is averaging 22.7 points and 6.3 rebounds in three games  against the Clippers this season.

 

Point guard Damian Lillard has been even better with an average of 31.3 points in those three
contests. Lillard scored 18 points against the Suns two nights after exploding for a season-best 51 points during a 129-121 overtime loss against the Oklahoma City Thunder. The 50-point effort was the fifth of Lillard's career.

Lillard (12,540 career points) needs 23 points to pass LaMarcus Aldridge as the second-leading scorer in franchise history. Hall of Famer Clyde Drexler (18,040) is Portland's all-time leader.

 

Blazers shooting guard Rodney Hood (hip) and swingman Evan Turner (knee) are both questionable for the Tuesday game.

 

The Trail Blazers have notched three consecutive road wins over the Clippers, including a 131-127 victory on Dec. 17. 
 



(Las Vegas, NV)  --  The Oregon Ducks are on a hot streak as they get ready for the Pac-12 Tournament in Las Vegas.  Oregon has won four straight games, including a 55-47 win over Washington in the regular-season finale on the road.  The Ducks will face Washington State in the first round tomorrow.



(Las Vegas, NV)  --  The Beavers have earned a first-round bye in the Pac-12 Tournament.  Oregon State finished the season 10-and-8 in the Pac-12.  The Beavers will await the winner of Cal and Colorado and will play on Thursday.  OSU junior forward Tres Tinkle was named to the coaches all-conference first team.  Senior guard Stephen Thompson Junior landed on the second team.  Elsewhere in college basketball action, Portland State will play Weber State Thursday in the Big Sky Tournament in Reno.



(Los Angeles, CA)  --  The Trail Blazers will be back in action when they visit the Clippers tomorrow in Los Angeles.  Portland picked up a 127-120 win over the Suns at home on Saturday.  The Trail Blazers are 40-and-26 on the season.



(Las Vegas, NV)  --  The Oregon Ducks are on a hot streak as they get ready for the Pac-12 Tournament in Las Vegas.  Oregon has won four straight games, including a 55-47 win over Washington in the regular season finale on the road.  The Ducks will face Washington State in the first round on Wednesday.



(Los Angeles, CA)  --  Jeremy Ebobisse scored a goal but the Timbers fell 4-1 on the road against LAFC.  Diego Chara was assessed a red card in the 72nd minute.  The Timbers fall to 0-1-and-1 on the season and have just one point through two matches.  Portland will visit FC Cincinnati on Sunday.



(Undated)  --  Elsewhere in college basketball action, Portland State picked up an 84-80 win over Montana State in the Big Sky Tournament.  The Vikings will play Weber State next.  Portland's season ended with a 67-47 loss to San Diego in the West Coast Tournament last week.



(Las Vegas, NV)  --  The Beavers have earned a first-round bye in the Pac-12 Tournament.  Oregon State finished the season 10-and-8 in the Pac-12.  The Beavers will await the winner of Cal and Colorado and will play on Thursday.



(Renton, WA)  --  According to multiple reports, Seahawks pass rusher Frank Clark won't sign his franchise tag or be at training camp unless he gets a new deal.  If Clark opts for a qualifying offer instead of the tag, he will be a free agent at the end of the season.  Clark was drafted by the Seahawks in 2015 out of Michigan.



(Undated)  --  On the diamond, Oregon rallied to pick up an 8-7 win on the road in the finale against Hawaii. The Ducks improved to 10-and-4.  Oregon will square off with Oregon State tomorrow night.  The Beavers are 12-1-and-1 after tying Coastal Carolina in the finale of the Seattle Baseball Showcase.



(Peoria, AZ)  --  Jay Bruce and Ryon Healy each drove in a run but the Mariners were crushed 16-2 by the Indians in Peoria.  Felix Hernandez was touched up for seven earned runs in three innings.  Seattle will host the Royals today.



(Undated)  --  The NFL's legal tampering window officially opens today.  Teams are allowed to talk to agents of free agents before free agency officially begins on Wednesday.  The Seahawks will look to improve their roster as they aim to make another playoff run this season. 



(Portland, OR)  --  The Timbers are aiming to pick up their first win of the season when they visit LAFC on Sunday.  The Timbers will look forward to not having to play in blizzard conditions again.  Weather and a late goal led to a Portland 3-3 draw with the Colorado Rapids in the opener.



(Portland, OR)  --  Damian Lillard scored 51 points, but it was not enough for the Trail Blazers, who lost 129-121 to the Thunder in overtime at Moda Center.  CJ McCollum contributed 25 points in the loss.  Jusuf Nurkic had 13 points and 17 rebounds for Portland before being ejected in the final minute of regulation with two technicals.  Portland has lost three of its last four.  The Blazers will host the Phoenix Suns tomorrow night.



(Undated)  --  Elsewhere in college basketball action, Portland State beat Montana 81-69 at home.  The Vikings will host Montana State tomorrow night in a Big Sky game.  Portland lost 67-47 to the San Diego Toreros in the first round of the West Coast Conference tournament to end its season.  The Pilots finished with a 7-and-25 record.
 



(Pullman, WA)  --  Oregon State will try to end a three-game skid tomorrow when it plays at Washington State in Pullman.  The Beavers are 17-and-12 overall and 9-and-8 in the conference.  The four-day Pac-12 tournament will begin Wednesday in Las Vegas.
 



(Seattle, WA)  --  Oregon will play Pac-12 leader Washington tomorrow night in Seattle.  The Ducks have won three straight.  They are 18-and-12 overall and 9-and-8 in the conference.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Trail Blazers are back in action tonight when they host the Thunder.  Portland went 5-and-2 on its trip.  The Blazers have not played at Moda Center since February 13th.  The Trail Blazers and Thunder are tied in the standings at 39-and-25.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Timbers are aiming to pick up their first win of the season when they visit LAFC on Sunday.  The Timbers will look forward to not having to play in blizzard conditions again.  Weather and a late goal led to a 3-3 draw with the Colorado Rapids in the opener.



(Seattle, WA)  --  Tres Tinkle scored 31 points and pulled down 10 rebounds, but Oregon State fell 81-76 in overtime to Washington.  The Beavers dropped to 17-and-12 on the season.  Oregon State will close out the season on the road against Washington State on Saturday.



(Pullman, WA)  --  Paul White scored 21 points to lead Oregon to a 72-61 win at Washington State.  The Ducks improved to 18-and-12.  Oregon will close out the season against Pac-12 leader Washington in Seattle on Saturday.
 



(Undated)  --  Elsewhere in college basketball action, Portland State hosts Montana tonight.  Portland will take on San Diego in the opening round of the West Coast Conference Tournament tonight.



(Undated)  --  In college baseball, Oregon will open a four-game set at Hawaii tonight.  Number-seven Oregon State will battle Minnesota in the Seattle Baseball Showcase tomorrow.



(Peoria, AZ)  --  Braden Bishop hit a three-run homer, but the Mariners fell 7-4 to the Athletics in Peoria.  The Mariners drop to 6-and-4 in Cactus League play.  Seattle will visit the Reds in Goodyear tonight.



(Memphis, TN)  --  C.J. McCollum scored 27 points and Damian Lillard 24, but the Trail Blazers fell 120-111 to the Grizzlies in Memphis.  Portland dropped to 39-and-25.  The Trail Blazers will host Oklahoma City tomorrow night after going 5-and-2 on their longest trip of the season.  They have not played at Moda Center since February 13th.



(Seattle, WA)  --  The Beavers will take on Pac-12 regular season champion Washington tonight in Seattle.  Oregon State is 17-and-11 and 9-and-7 in the Pac-12.  The Beavers have lost three of their last four by a total of six points.



(Pullman, WA)  --  The Ducks return to action tonight when they face Washington State in Pullman.  Oregon is 17-and-12 and 8-and-8 in Pac-12 play.  The Ducks have won two straight.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Timbers are  on the road this week as they prepare for a battle against LAFC.  Portland and Colorado picked up a 3-3 draw in the MLS opener in blizzard like conditions.  The Timbers will have to get used to life on the road as they won't have a home game until they host LAFC on June 1st.  Providence Park is undergoing an expansion.



(Undated)  --  Oregon lost 5-3 to Portland.  The Ducks will have a four-game set against Hawaii in Honolulu beginning tomorrow.  Number-seven Oregon State will take on Minnesota in the Seattle Baseball Showcase on Friday.



(Undated)  --  Elsewhere in college basketball action, Portland State hosts Montana tomorrow.  Portland will face San Diego tomorrow in the West Coast Conference tournament in Las Vegas tomorrow.



(Peoria, AZ)  --  The Mariners and Padres played to a 7-7 tie in Peoria.  Seattle scored twice in the top of the ninth to take the lead but allowed a run in the bottom half to even things up.  Seattle will continue Cactus League play tonight, facing the Athletics in Peoria.



(Undated)  --  Oregon will play tomorrow night at Washington State in Pullman.  The Ducks won their last two to improve to 17-and-12 overall and 8-and-8 in the conference.  Oregon State will play tomorrow night at Pac-12 leader Washington.  The Beavers have lost two straight and are 17-and-11 overall and 9-and-7 in the conference.  Portland State is home Thursday against Montana in a Big Sky game.  The Portland Pilots are seeded 10th in the WCC Tournament and will play San Diego Thursday in Las Vegas in the first round.



(Portland, OR)    --  The Timbers will be back on the turf Sunday to face LAFC at the Banc of California Stadium.  Portland played a 3-3 deadlock with the Rapids in blizzard conditions Saturday in Colorado in its MLS opener. 



(Memphis, TN)  --  The Trail Blazers will conclude their season-long seven-game trip tonight facing the Grizzlies in Memphis.  Portland has won six of its last seven.  The Grizzlies have lost six of their last eight.  The Blazers will return to Moda Center Thursday to host the Oklahoma City Thunder.



(Renton, WA)  --  The Seahawks will use their franchise tag on defensive end Frank Clark.  He will receive more than 17-million dollars with the tag in 2019.  The team is still attempting to negotiate a long-term contract with Clark.  It is the first time since 2010 that Clark has used the franchise tag.



(Undated)  --  The Oregon Ducks will play the Pilots today in Portland.  The 7-and-2 Ducks will then travel to Honolulu, opening a four-game series Thursday against Hawaii. The Pilots are 8-and-4.



(Peoria, AZ)  --  The Mariners will be back in action today in the Cactus League, playing a Padres' split-squad in Peoria.  Right-hander Mike Leake is the Seattle probable starter.  The Mariners are 6-and-3.



(Eugene, OR)  --  Oregon routed Arizona 73-47 on Saturday in Pac-12 play.  The Ducks beat Arizona State 79-51 on Thursday.  Oregon improved to 17-and-12 overall and 8-and-8 in the conference.  They will wrap up the regular season with games Wednesday at Washington State and Saturday at number-25 Washington.



(Commerce City, CO)  --  The Timbers and Colorado Rapids played to a 3-3 tie in a Denver suburb in blizzard conditions Saturday in what was was the coldest game in MLS history with a temperature of 19 degrees at the start.  Portland will return to action Sunday at LAFC.



(Charlotte, NC)  --  Jusuf Nurkic had 26 points and 15 rebounds to lead the Trail Blazers to a 118-108 win over the Hornets in Charlotte.  Rodney Hood scored a game-high 27 points off the Portland bench.  Damian Lillard netted 23 points as the Blazers picked up their sixth victory in seven games.  The Blazers will wrap up their season-long seven-game trip Tuesday in Memphis.  They will return home Thursday to host the Thunder. 



(Undated)  --  Oregon State lost 2-0 to West Virginia on Sunday for its first loss in 11 games.  The Beavers will play Minnesota on Friday in the opener of the Seattle Baseball Showcase.  The Oregon Ducks completed a weekend sweep of Loyola Marymount, winning 7-6 in Eugene.  The 7-and-2 Ducks will play tomorrow at Portland.  The Pilots are 8-and-4. 



(Corvallis, OR)  --  Oregon State fell 74-71 to Arizona State at Gill Coliseum.  Ethan Thompson had 20 points, 13 boards and nine assists in defeat.  The Beavers lost to the Sun Devils and Arizona Wildcats by a total of five points in back-to-back Pac-12 home games.  OSU dropped to 17-and-11 overall and 9-and-7 in the Pac-12. 



(Portland, OR)  --  The Timbers will open their MLS season tomorrow against the Rapids in Colorado.  Portland is looking to defend its Western Conference crown.  Portland won't play their first home game until June 1st due to expansions at Providence Park.



(Toronto, Ontario)  --  The Trail Blazers will try to extend their winning streak to six games tonight when they play at Toronto.  Portland will be without backup center Enes Kanter, who has immigration issues and an international arrest warrant from Turkey.  Kanter, a Turkey native, has been an outspoken critic of the Turkish president for years.  He will rejoin the team Sunday for a game in Charlotte.



(Corvallis, OR)  --  Oregon State's NCAA at-large tournament chances are probably nil after a 78-76 loss to Arizona at Gill Coliseum. The Wildcats made a rebound bucket at the buzzer to knock off the Beavers.  Oregon State dropped to 17-and-10 overall and 9-and-6 in the Pac-12.  The Beavers will play their home finale Sunday against Arizona State.



(Eugene, OR)  --  Oregon routed Arizona State 79-51 in a Pac-12 game in Eugene.  Louis King scored 19 points and Payton Pritchard 18 for the Ducks.  Oregon improved to 16-and-12 and 7-and-8 in the conference.  The Ducks will host Arizona tomorrow night.



(Undated)  --  Oregon State will have its home opener against West Virginia today in the opener of a three-game series.  The Beavers are 8-and-0.  Oregon will host Loyola Marymount today.  Portland University lost 6-5 at Stephen F. Austin to open a four-game series.



(Undated)  --  Elsewhere in area college basketball action, Portland State won 67-65 at Idaho to even its record at 14-and-14.  The Portland Pilots fell 65-48 at Saint Mary's.


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