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(Denver, CO)  --  Big man Enes Kanter is back with the Blazers.  He tested his injured shoulder in pre-game warmups and was deemed good to go.  Kanter separated his shoulder in Game Five of Portland's first-round series against Oklahoma City.



(Denver, CO)  --  The Blazers dropped Game One of their second-round playoff series 121-113 to the Nuggets in Denver.  Damian Lillard poured in a game-high 39 points for Portland in defeat.  Enes Kanter added 26.  The Nuggets will also host Game Two tomorrow.



(Seattle, WA)  --  The Mariners are essentially tied for first place in the American League West.  Seattle is 18-and-13 on the season, just percentage-points behind Houston for the division lead.  The Astros were shut out 1-0 last night at Minnesota to fall to 17-and-12.



(Seattle, WA)  --  The Mariners begin a two-game series tonight against the Cubs.  Felix Hernandez starts for Seattle and Cole Hamels for Chicago.  The M's are coming off a four-game split with the Rangers over the weekend, but have dropped five of their last seven.



(Undated)  --  In college baseball, Oregon is at home this weekend.  The Ducks host Arizona in a three-game series starting Friday.  Oregon is 23-and-19 on the year.  Oregon State plays a single game at home tonight against Gonzaga.  The Beavers are 31-10-and-1.



(Renton, WA)  --  The Seahawks are adding receiver Terry Wright.  ESPN reports they've agreed to terms with the undrafted pass catcher out of Purdue.  Meanwhile, the Seahawks had a free-agent visit with former Lions pass rusher Ziggy Ansah after trading Frank Clark.



(Toronto, Ontario)  --  Bill Tuiloma scores a goal to lead the Timbers to a 2-1 victory over Toronto FC at BMO Field Saturday.  Jeremy Ebobisse added a goal to seal the deal for Portland in its second straight win.  The Timbers will next travel to play Real Salt Lake on May 4th at Rio Tinto Stadium.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Trail Blazers will travel to Denver today to face the Nuggets in the Western Conference Semifinals.  Portland is riding high after a dramatic series end against Oklahoma City.  Damian Lillard drained a near halfcourt 3-pointer at the buzzer of Game 5 to give the Blazers a 118-115 win and eliminate the Thunder.  The Denver Nuggets just finished a grueling, hard-fought series against the San Antonio Spurs.



(Nashville, TN)  --  Former Oregon stars Dillon Mitchell and Jalen Jelks were selected by the NFL over the weekend.  Mitchell was selected by the Minnesota Vikings with the No. 239 overall pick in the seventh round of the NFL Draft Saturday afternoon.  The former Oregon wide receiver had 75 receptions for 1,184 yards and 10 touchdowns last year.  Jelks was selected by the Dallas Cowboys with the No. 241 overall pick also in the seventh round of the NFL Draft.  The former Oregon defensive end had 57 tackles with 7.5 for loss and 3.5 sacks for the Ducks last season.



(Nashville, TN)  --  The NFL Draft is in the books.  The Seahawks ended up with 11 new players including six on offense.  The team will also sign several rookie free agents in the coming days that went undrafted before the start of OTA's.



(Undated)  --  In college baseball news, Oregon defeated Cal 12-4 in Berkley, California yesterday.  The Ducks will travel to face San Jose State today.  Oregon is 23-and-18.  Number-two Oregon State defeated Washington State 2-0 at home.  The Beavers will host Gonzaga tomorrow.  Oregon State is 31-10-and-1.



(Seattle, WA)  --  Ryon Healy drove in the Mariners' only run with a groundout in the fourth as they were defeated by the Rangers 14-1 at T-Mobile Park.  Erik Swanson allowed nine runs on 11 hits in four innings for Seattle in the loss.  The Mariners fall to 7-and-9 at home after losing two straight to the Rangers.



(undated)  --  Long-time Oakland Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski is hanging up his cleats.  Janikowski told ESPN on Sunday that he is retiring from the NFL after 19 seasons.  He spent his first 18 years in Oakland before playing last season with the Seattle Seahawks.  The 41-year-old is the Raiders' all-time points leader and ranks 10th in NFL history with 1,913 career points.



(Seattle, WA)  -- The Mariners will host the Cubs tomorrow to jump start their two game series before their 10-game road trip.  Seattle is looking to recover after being blown out by the Rangers 14-1 yesterday.  Felix Hernandez will take the mound for the Mariners as Cole Hamels will start for the Cubs.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Trail Blazers are still waiting to find out who they will play in the second round of the NBA Playoffs.  The Nuggets and Spurs are going to a seventh game in Denver tomorrow.  If Portland plays Denver, they will begin on the road.  If the Spurs win, the Trail Blazers will have homecourt advantage.



(Nashville, TN)  --  The first round of the NFL Draft has ended.  No players from Oregon or Oregon State have been selected yet.  Ducks wide receiver Dillon Mitchell could be just one of multiple players from the Oregon schools that could be selected this weekend.



(Toronto, Ontario)  --  The Timbers will look to pick up their second win in a row when they visit Toronto FC tomorrow.  The Timbers won their first match against Columbus 3-1 on the road last week.  Portland has just four points on the season.



(Renton, WA)  --  The Seahawks entered the 2019 NFL Draft with just five picks, including two first rounders.  After Thursday's first round, they have nine including top pick L.J. Collier.  The Seahawks traded down from pick 21 to pick 30 with the Packers and added a pair of fourth-rounders.  At pick 29, the Seahawks selected Collier from TCU.  The defensive end is expected to add depth to the edge rushers Seattle has. On the clock again at 30, Seattle shipped the pick out to the Giants for a second round pick, fourth round pick and a fifth.  Seattle's first pick in the second round will be number 37 overall.



(Undated)  --  In college baseball news, Oregon begins a three-game set on the road against Cal tonight.  The Ducks are 22-and-16.  Number-two Oregon State hosts Washington State for a three-game set that starts tonight.  The Beavers are 28-10-and-1.



(Seattle, WA)  -- Tim Beckham homered and drove in three as the Mariners beat the Rangers 14-2 at home.  Marco Gonzales improved to 5-and-0 on the season.  Seattle improved to 17-and-11 on the season.  The Mariners will host the Rangers again tonight.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Trail Blazers are awaiting their next opponent in the NBA Playoffs.  They'll face either the Nuggets or Spurs in the Western Conference semifinals.  Denver has a three-games-to-two advantage in that first-round series, with Game Six tonight in San Antonio.  Portland finished off Oklahoma City in five games on Tuesday.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Timbers travel to face Toronto FC on Saturday.  Portland looks to build on a 3-1 win at Columbus this past weekend.  The Timbers moved out of last place with the win and improved to 1-5-and-1.  They are 11th in the West with four points.



(Undated)  --  The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved a change to the rule pertaining to blind-side blocks this week.  Players will no longer be allowed to deliver blind-side blocks by attacking an opponent with forcible contact.  Violation of the renovated rule will result in a 15-yard personal foul penalty.



(Indianapolis, IN)  --  The 2019 NFL Draft kicks off today with the first round in Nashville.  The Seahawks have a pair of picks in round one, the 21st overall and the 29th overall.  The second pick is the result of trading Frank Clark to the Chiefs this week.  Rounds two and three take place tomorrow, with four through seven wrapping things up on Saturday.



(Undated)  --  In college baseball, Oregon will face Cal on Friday.  The Ducks fell to 22-and-16 overall after losing 10-0 to number-two Stanford on Saturday.  Oregon State will host Washington State Friday.  The Beavers fell to 28-10-and-1 following back-to-back losses to Nevada.



(San Diego, CA)  --  The Mariners managed just two hits in a 1-0 loss to the Padres in San Diego.  Felix Hernandez allowed just three hits and one run in seven innings, but took the tough-luck loss.  Ian Kinsler homered for the game's only run, while Chris Paddack got the win for the Friars.  Daniel Vogelbach and Domingo Santana had hits for Seattle.



(San Diego, CA)  --  The Mariners will host the Rangers tonight to start a four-game series.  Seattle begins a six-game home stretch against the Rangers and Cubs before a 10-game road trip.  Marco Gonzales will take the mound for the Mariners tonight, while Taylor Hearns starts for Texas.



(Eugene, OR)  --  Oregon's guard Victor Bailey Junior is leaving the program and has entered the transfer portal.  Bailey averaged 7.4 points, 2.0 rebounds and shot a team-best 39.8 percent from three-point range while playing 19.1 minutes with eight starts in 37 games last season.  His playing time plummeted during Oregon's 10-game win streak at the end of the season and he did not play at all against Virginia in the Sweet 16.  Bailey's departure creates a fifth spot on the roster Oregon has to fill from last season.



(Portland, OR)  --  Damian Lillard scored a game-high 50 points, including the buzzer-beating, game-winning three to lift the Trail Blazers to a 118-115 win over the Thunder in Portland.  CJ McCollum and Maurice Harkless added 17 points each for Portland, which advanced to the next round of the Western Conference playoffs with the win.  Enes Kanter had a double-double with 13 points and 13 rebounds for the Blazers in their first series victory since 2016.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Timbers will face second place Toronto FC on Saturday.  Portland is riding high after a 3-1 win at Columbus this past weekend.  The Timbers moved out of last place with the win and improved to 1-5-and-1.  They are 11th in the West with four points, two ahead of Colorado.



(Undated)  --  The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved two new changes to the targeting rule and the repercussions to the violations have grown intense.  The panel decided they were eliminating the ability for targeting fouls to "stand" as called and created a progressive penalty for players who commit three targeting fouls in the same season.  If a player commits three targeting fouls in the same season, he will be suspended for the entirety of the next game.  The changes come after several controversial targeting calls and non-calls garnered national attention last season.



(Renton, WA)  --  The Seahawks have agreed in principle to trade defensive end Frank Clark to the Chiefs.  Kansas City will send their 2019 first-round pick and a 2020 second-round pick to Seattle in exchange for Clark.  The defensive end agreed to a five-year, one hundred and five point five million dollar contract with sixty-three point five million dollars guaranteed with the Chiefs that will become official when the trade is finalized by the NFL.



(Undated)  --  In college baseball, Oregon will face Cal Friday.  The Ducks fell to 22-and-16 overall after losing 10-0 to number-two Stanford on Saturday.  Oregon State lost 7-6 to Nevada in game two of their two-game series last night.  The Beavers fell to 28-10-and-1.  Oregon State will host Washington State Friday.



(San Diego, CA)  --  The Mariners will face the Padres today in game two of their two-game road stint in San Diego.  Seattle is looking for a win after falling two straight in their last five games.  Felix Hernandez will take the mound for Seattle, while Chris Paddack will start for San Diego.



(San Diego, CA)  --  Tim Beckham hit a two-run RBI single in the fifth for the Mariners as they fell to the Padres 6-3 in San Diego.  Erik Swanson gave up five runs on seven hits in five and two thirds innings for Seattle which have lost two straight.  Domingo Santana hit a sac-fly in the seventh to score Omar Narvaez for the Mariners final run of the game.



(Indianapolis, IN)  --  The 2019 NFL Draft kicks off tomorrow in Nashville.  The Seahawks have the 21st overall pick in round one, which will be held the first night.  Rounds two and three take place on Friday, with the three-day draft wrapping up on Saturday with rounds four through seven.



(Portland, OR)  --  Portland will host Oklahoma City tonight in Game Five of the Western Conference playoffs.  The Trail Blazers are a win away from advancing after taking Game Four 111-98 Sunday in Oklahoma City.  The Blazers lead the series 3-to-1 and can close it out with a win tonight.  A Game Six would be Thursday back in OKC.



Trail Blazers lead 3-1. Game 5, 7:30 p.m.

 

NEED TO KNOW: Portland is 82-42 all-time at home in the postseason.

 

KEEP AN EYE ON: The Blazers dynamic backcourt duo of Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum, who have combined for 51 or more points in every game of the series. McCollum and the Blazers quietly went about their business Sunday. They didn't talk trash, but let their play do the talking in a 111-98 win. ''I think we are a lot more mature than we were in past years,'' McCollum said on the Blazers' website.

 

PRESSURE IS ON: Westbrook. In Game 4, he was 5 of 21 from the field for 14 points. 



(Eugene, OR)  --  Four-star ball-carrier Tirek Murphy Jr. visited Oregon to view the spring game and has made no secret that he was anything short of impressed.  The 6-foot, 220-pound bruiser out of Christ The King Regional in Middle Village, New York, says he built a strong relationship with coach Jim Mastro during the visit with his mother.  From the beginning of his trip to the end, Murphy said, he felt like a priority.  Ranked 22nd in the nation as a running back, Murphy is also being pursued by Arizona State, LSU, Michigan, and Notre Dame, among others.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Timbers travel to face second place Toronto FC on Saturday.  Portland is riding high after a 3-1 win at Columbus this past Saturday.  The Timbers moved out of last place in MLS with the win and improved to 1-5-and-1.  They are 11th in the West with four points, two ahead of Colorado.



(San Diego, CA)  --  The Mariners play the Padres tonight in San Diego.  Seattle had its three-game winning streak snapped with an 8-6 loss to the Angels Sunday in Anaheim.  Erik Swanson starts for the M's tonight, while San Diego sends Nick Margevicius [[ mar-gah-VIH-chuss ]] will take the mound for San Diego.



(Undated)  --  In college baseball, Oregon will face Cal Berkley Friday.  The Ducks fell to 22-and-16 overall after losing 10-0 to number-two Stanford on Saturday.  Oregon State lost 8-7 to Nevada last night.  The Beavers fell to 28-9-and-1.  They face the Wolf Pack again today.



(Seattle, WA)  --   The Sounders are at home tomorrow to take on the Earthquakes.  Seattle is coming off a 4-1 loss at Los Angeles FC on Sunday.  The Sounders are third in the West with 16 points, six behind first-place LAFC.  San Jose is ninth in the West with nine points.



(Indianapolis, IN)  --  The 2019 NFL Draft kicks off Thursday in Nashville.  The Seahawks own the 21st overall pick in round one, which will be held the first night.  Rounds two and three take place on Friday, with the three-day draft wrapping up on Saturday with rounds four through seven.



(Oklahoma City, OK)  --  CJ McCollum scored 27 points to lead the Trail Blazers to a 111-98 victory over the Thunder in Oklahoma.  Damian Lillard flirted with a double-double adding 24 points and eight assists for Portland, leaving them one game away from round two of the western conference playoffs.  Lillard was just 2-of-8 in the first half and scored seven points.



(Portland, OR)  --  Larrys Mabiala scored a goal 31 minutes into the first half to lead the Timbers to a 3-1 win over the Crew FC in Portland.  Jeremy Ebobisse and Jorge Moreira added a goal a piece for Portland, snapping their five-game losing streak.  The Timbers, who fell into last place in MLS after losing 3-0 to the San Jose Earthquakes two weeks ago, jumped into 10th place in the Western Conference with their first win of the season.  Portland will host second place Toronto FC Saturday.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Trail Blazers will host the Thunder Tuesday for Game Five of the Western Conference playoffs.  Portland is riding high after stealing Game Four in Oklahoma City 111-98 last night.  CJ McCollum led the Blazers with 27 points, while Damian Lillard added 24 points.  Portland leads the series 3-to-1 and can close out the series with a win at home Tuesday.



(Undated)  --  In college baseball action,  Oregon was defeated by number-two Stanford in a shutout 10-0 loss Saturday.  The Ducks fell to 22-and-16 overall.  Oregon will face Cal Berkley Friday.  Oregon State defeated Arizona 9-3 Saturday.  The Beavers improved to 28-8-and-1.  Oregon State will face Nevada today.



(San Diego, CA)  --  The Mariners will travel to San Diego to face the struggling Padres tomorrow.  Seattle is looking to regain some confidence after losing to the Angels 8-6.  San Diego is looking to continue their win streak after losing six straight before their 4-3 win against Cincinnati yesterday.  Erik Swanson will take the mound for the Mariners.  Nick Margevicius will start for the Padres.



(Los Angeles, CA)  --   Tom Murphy cracked a two-run homer with one out off Noe Ramirez [[ no-EH ]] as the Mariners fall to the Angels 8-6 in Los Angeles.  Mitch Haniger added a two-run homer with two outs for Seattle which snapped their three-game winning streak.  Mike Leake allowed four runs on six hits in six innings for the Mariners who fall to 11-and-2 on the road.



(Seattle, WA)  --  Harry Shipp scored the Sounders only goal in their 4-1 loss to LAFC yesterday.  The defeat knocks the Sounders to 5-1-and-1 ahead of their next match, which will see them take on the San Jose Earthquakes at CenturyLink Field on Wednesday.  The Quakes are 2-0-and-5.



(Indianapolis, IN)  --  The 2019 NFL Draft kicks off on Thursday in Nashville.  The draft is three days and lasts through Saturday.  The Seahawks own the 21st overall pick in round one.



(Corvallis, OR)  --  Oregon State will take the field for its spring game tomorrow.  The Beavers are hoping they can take off in their second season under head coach Jonathan Smith.  Oregon State went just 2-and-10 last season.



(Columbus, OH)  --  The Timbers will look to finally snap their losing streak when they visit Columbus tomorrow.  Portland has yet to win a match this season as they've been on a season-long road trip that won't end until June.  The Timbers have just one single point on the season.



(Oklahoma City, OK)  --  The Trail Blazers will look to take a commanding lead when they visit the Thunder for Game Three in Oklahoma City tonight.  Portland has a 2-0 series lead.  The Trail Blazers could push the Thunder to the brink of elimination with a win.
 



(Anaheim, CA)  --  Jay Bruce singled through the left-side of a shifted infield to drive in the go-ahead run, as the Mariners beat the Angels 11-10 in a wild one in Anaheim.  Ryon Healy his two homers and drove in five in the game, while Omar Narvaez went 3-for-5 with a three-run home run and a pair of walks.  Felix Hernandez gave up four runs on nine hits and a walk in six innings, but didn't factor in the decision.  The win snaps Seattle's six-game losing streak.  Marco Gonzales will take the ball in pursuit of his league-leading fifth win today against Felix Pena.



(Undated)  --  In college baseball action, the Ducks lost 5-4 at home to number-three Stanford.  Oregon has two more games in Eugene against the Cardinal this weekend.  Number-four Oregon State topped Arizona 8-4 in Corvallis.  The Beavers will host the Wildcats today and tomorrow. 



(Bellevue, WA)  --  Seahawks general manager John Schneider told reporters at his charity event that the team wants to be able to re-sign linebacker Bobby Wagner.  Schneider didn't confirm if they had begun contract discussions.  The general manager also mentioned that receiver Doug Baldwin also had his sports hernia surgery but it's too early to know when he will return to the field.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Timbers are looking to break a winless drought that has plagued them to begin the season.  Portland will visit Columbus on Saturday.  The Timbers have just one point through six matches.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Trail Blazers will look to keep the momentum rolling when they visit the Thunder for Game Three tomorrow.  Portland cruised to a 114-94 win in Game Two.  C.J. McCollum scored 33 to lead the Trail Blazers.



(Undated)  --  In college baseball action, Oregon hosts number-three Stanford in a three-game set beginning tonight.  The Ducks are 22-and-13.  Number-four Oregon State opens a three-game set with Arizona at home tonight.  The Beavers are 25-8-and-1.



(Corvallis, OR)  --  The Beavers are hard at work as they get ready for their spring game on Saturday.  Oregon State is coming off a 2-and-10 season.  The Beavers are entering their second season under head coach Jonathan Smith.



(Renton, WA)  --  The Seahawks have released their 2019 regular season schedule.  Seattle will open the season on September 8th at home against the Cincinnati Bengals.  Seattle has five primetime games, including Sunday Night Football showdowns at Philadelphia on November 24th and at the Rams on December 8th.  Earl Thomas makes his return with the Ravens on October 20th.  The Seahawks will close the season at home against the 49ers on December 29th.



(Seattle, WA)  --  The Mariners managed just three hits as they fell 1-0 to the Indians at home and were swept for the second straight series.  Seattle dropped to 13-and-8.  The Mariners have lost six straight.  Seattle will visit the Angels tonight.



(Portland, OR)  --  CJ McCollum scored a game-high 33 points to lead the Blazers to a 114-94 victory over the Thunder in Portland.  Damian Lillard added 29 points for Portland, which leads the first-round playoff series two-games-to-none.  The Blazers outscored the Thunder 37-to-21 in the third quarter.  Portland will head to Oklahoma City for Game Three on Friday.



(Undated)  --  In college baseball action, number-three Oregon State will host Arizona tomorrow.  The Beavers improved to 25-8-and-1 after defeating the Sun Devils 2-1 in a three-game series.  Oregon will face number-two Stanford tomorrow.  The Ducks are 22-and-13 overall.



(Frisco, TX)  --  The Timbers will travel to Ohio to face Columbus on Saturday.  Portland is still in search of its first win of the season after falling 2-1 at FC Dallas over the weekend.  Columbus is second in the East with 13 points at 4-1-and-2.  Portland has just one point thus far and is an MLS-worst 0-5-and-1.



(Renton, WA)  --  The Seahawks' complete 2019 regular-season schedule will be released today.  The league will unveil a week-by-week breakdown of the entire slate for all 32 teams in a televised special on NFL Network.  It will also be available on NFL.com and the NFL App.



(Seattle, WA)  --  The Mariners and Indians meet one more time today at T-Mobile Park.  It's an afternoon game on getaway day.  Erik Swanson takes the mound for Seattle, while Cleveland counters with Carlos Carrasco.  The M's are 13-and-7, now a half-game behind the red-hot Astros for the AL West lead.  Houston has won 10 straight.



(Seattle, WA)  --  Mike Leake was outdueled by Shane Bieber as the Mariners lost 4-2 to the Indians at T-Mobile Park.  Leake allowed two runs in six innings to suffer his first loss of the season.  Jay Bruce homered for Seattle, which dropped its fifth straight game.  Tom Murphy had three hits and an RBI for the M's in defeat.



(Frisco, TX)  --  The struggling Timbers will visit Columbus on Saturday.  Portland is still in search of their first win after falling on the road to FC Dallas last Saturday.  Portland has just one point on the season through six matches.  Columbus is second in the East with a 4-1-and-2 record and have 13 points on the season.



(Portland, OR)  --  Portland will host Oklahoma City today for game two in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs. The Blazers are riding high after taking game one against the Thunder 104-99 Saturday.  Portland feels they have much improvement to make over the way they performed in the opener, as they only shot 41.9 percent from the field.  Portland ended a 10-game playoff losing streak with the victory in game one.



(Eugene, OR)  --  Anthony Beavers Jr. took to Instagram yesterday to announce that he has officially committed to the Ducks football team.  Beavers plays at Narbonn High School in Harbor City, California.  The 6-foot-2, 195-pound high school senior chose Oregon over offers from Arizona State, Florida, LSU, Nebraska, Oregon State, South Carolina and Utah.  He is rated the nation's No. 12 athlete in the country for his class.



(Seattle, WA)  --   Russell Wilson was present yesterday for the start of the Seahawks' offseason program amid the uncertainty over his contract negotiations.  Wilson was seen alongside defensive tackle Jarran Reed, whose presence is also noteworthy given that he's entering the final year of his rookie deal and is in line for an extension of his own.  The franchise quarterback gave the Seahawks an April 15th deadline to complete negotiations on a new contract and a deal has not yet be reached.  Wilson had an impressive 2018, posting career highs in passing touchdowns and passer rating.



(Seattle, WA)  --  Domingo Santana had three hits in four at bats and a run scored for the Mariners as they lost to the Indians 6-4 at home.  Yusei Kikuchi [[ YOO-say  kee-KOO-chee ]]allowed three runs on five hits in six innings for Seattle which have lost four straight.  The Mariners face the Indians again today in game two of a three-game-series in Seattle.  Shane Bieber will start for Cleveland, while Mike Leake will take the mound for Seattle.



(Undated)  --  In college baseball action, Oregon will host number-two Stanford Thursday.  The Ducks are 22-and-13 overall.  Number-three Oregon State will host Arizona Thursday.  The Beavers improved to 25-8-and-1 after defeating the Sun Devils 2-1 in a best of three series.



(Frisco, TX)  --  The Timbers are still in search of their first win after falling on the road to FC Dallas.  Portland has just one point on the season through six matches.  The Timbers will visit Columbus on Saturday.



(Portland, OR)  --  Damian Lillard scored 30 points to lead the Trail Blazers to a 104-99 win over the Thunder in Game One.  Enes Kanter added 20 points and 18 rebounds.  Portland takes a 1-0 series lead.  Game 2 is on Tuesday.



(Undated)  --  In college baseball action, Oregon fell 8-7 in 10 innings on the road against Washington State in the finale.  The Ducks are 21-and-13.  Number-three Oregon State took the finale against number-nine Arizona State on the road 4-3.  The Beavers improved to 25-8-and-1.



(Eugene, OR)  --  After a sensational season leading Oregon to the Women's Final Four, Sabrina Ionescu is taking home some hardware.  Ionescu won the Women's John Wooden Award.  The award recognizes the most outstanding women's college basketball player.  Ionescu recorded 18 triple-doubles this season.



(Renton, WA)  --  While the Seahawks work on coming to terms on a new deal with their quarterback, they will open up their facilities today as offseason workouts begin.  Seattle will go through a series of workouts over the next couple of months leading into training camp later this year before the preseason begins.



(Renton, WA)  --  Russell Wilson's self-imposed deadline for the Seahawks to reach a new deal with him is today.  Wilson gave the Seahawks until the start of offseason workouts to come to terms on a new deal as he enters the final year of his contract.  According to reports, Wilson would like to play elsewhere despite not having said anything of the nature.  Chiefs safety Tyrann Mathieu said on social media that Wilson wants to go to New York.



(Seattle, WA)  --  Brandon Brennan gave up a home run to Aledmys Diaz as the Mariners fell 3-2 to the Astros at home.  The Mariners have lost three straight after being swept by Houston.  Seattle is 13-and-5 on the season and will open a three-game set with the Indians at home beginning tonight.  Yusei Kikuchi will take the mound for the Mariners.



(Eugene, OR)  --  Oregon junior Payton Pritchard, sophomore Kenny Wooten and freshman Louis King have announced they will enter the NBA draft.  None has yet hired an agent and could return to the Ducks next season if they do not.  They have until June 10th to decide whether to remain eligible for the 2019 draft.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Timbers are hoping to snap a losing streak when they face FC Dallas on the road tomorrow.  Portland has yet to win this season.  The defending Western Conference Champions have just one point.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Trail Blazers will enter the playoffs as the Western Conference third seed.  They will face the Oklahoma City Thunder in the first round of the best-of-seven series.  Portland finished with a 53-and-29 record in the regular season.  The Thunder went 49-and-33.  The opening game will be Sunday at the Moda Center.  Oklahoma City swept Portland four games in the regular season.



(Kansas City, MO)  --  Daniel Vogelbach homered in the 10th inning to lift the Mariners to a 7-6 win over the Royals in Kansas City.  Dee Gordon also went yard in the sixth for Seattle, which has homered in a big league record 15 straight games to open the season.  Mitch Haniger hit a two-run triple with two out in the ninth to tie it for Seattle, which won its sixth straight.



(Undated)  --  In college baseball action, Oregon opens a three-game set with Washington State in Pullman beginning today.  The Ducks are 19-and-12.  Number-three Oregon State visits number-nine Arizona State for a three-game Pac-12 showdown beginning today.  The Beavers are 23-7-and-1.



(Seattle, WA)  --  The Mariners will open a six-game homestand tonight with the first three against the Astros.  Wade LeBlanc will start for Seattle after winning his first two starts.  Lefty Wade Miley will be the Houston starter.  The Mariners have a major league best record of 13-and-2.  Houston brings a six-game winning streak to town.



(Kansas City, MO)  --  Jay Bruce was held out of the Mariners 7-6 win over the Royals with a sore left Achilles tendon.  He left the Wednesday game in the fourth when he said the heel was bothering him again.  The 32-year-old outfielder leads the team with seven homers.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Timbers are hoping to snap a losing streak when they face FC Dallas on the road on Saturday.  Portland has yet to win this season.  The defending Western Conference Champions have just one point.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Trail Blazers played only six players and trailed the Kings by 25 at the half.  Nonetheless, Portland came back to pick up a 136-131 win at home.  Portland outscored Sacramento 74-44 in the second half.  The Trail Blazers finish the regular season 53-and-29.  They will face the Thunder in the playoffs with homecourt advantage as the three-seed.  Game One is Sunday in Portland.



(Undated)  --  In college baseball action, Oregon opens a three-game set with Washington State in Pullman beginning tomorrow.  The Ducks are 19-and-12.  Number-three Oregon State visits number-nine Arizona State for a three-game set beginning Friday.  The Beavers are 23-7-and-1.



(New York, NY)  --  Oregon's Maite Cazorla was selected by the Atlanta Dream in the WNBA Draft in New York. Cazorla helped lead the Ducks to the first-ever Final Four appearance.



(Baltimore, MD)  --  Former Seahawk and current Ravens safety Earl Thomas says that he believes he will retire with Seattle.  Thomas told the Rich Eisen Show that he could see a one-day deal happening to allow him to finish where he started.  He also mentioned that he hopes his jersey will hang in the rafters next to his teammates.



(Kansas City, MO)  --  Mitch Haniger homered in the ninth inning to lift the Mariners to a 6-5 win over the Royals in Kansas City.  Anthony Swarzak got his first win of the season.  Seattle improved to 12-and-2.  Seattle and Kansas City will close out the series today.  Mike Leake will be on the mound for the Mariners.



A season of "almosts" comes to an end Wednesday night when the visiting Sacramento Kings take on the Portland Trail Blazers in the regular-season finale for both teams.

 

The Kings, who enter Wednesday's swan song with a 39-42 record, improved dramatically from the 27-55 mark they posted the previous year. Sacramento, which will end the season with a losing record for the 13th straight year, nevertheless will finish with a winning mark at home (24-17) for the first time since 2007-08.

 

"We wanted to finish the home season with a win," coach Dave Joerger said after the Kings' 133-129 loss to the visiting New Orleans Pelicans on Sunday, "but it's still been a terrific season." At the All-Star break, though, Sacramento stood at 30-27 and was very much in the playoff hunt. Even with the addition of forward Harrison Barnes at midseason, losses in 8 of 11 games from late February to mid-March caused the Kings to fall out of the race. Joerger is expected to use his regular rotation at Portland and should give plentiful minutes to his up-and-coming young players, such as guards De'Aaron Fox and Buddy Hield and forward Marvin Bagley III. "We'll try to get this last game and get to 40 wins," Fox said. Added Bagley: "One more left. We'll go up there to Portland and give it our all." Hield has made 597 career 3-point baskets in his first three seasons, two shy of the NBA record held by Portland's Damian Lillard. Hield will have a chance to pass Lillard on Wednesday night.

 

The Trail Blazers (52-29) clinched home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs with a 104-101 road win against the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night. Portland can gain the No. 3 seed in the West if they beat the Kings on Wednesday night and the Denver Nuggets beat the Minnesota Timberwolves.

 

The Blazers will enter the playoffs with a full complement of backcourt players now that CJ McCollum (knee) has returned after a 10-game absence. McCollum made his return Sunday in Portland's 115-108 home win over the Denver Nuggets, contributing nine points, six rebounds and six assists in 25 minutes.

 

"I was moving all right," said McCollum, who was on a 25-minute restriction. "It was pretty free-flowing with my movement. I felt comfortable. I just tried to play my game." McCollum said had he felt any pain in the knee, "I wouldn't have
played. I haven't had any pain in a long time. That was part of the process of making sure it was strong enough to go out there and move without thinking about it."

 

McCollum's absence from March 18 through last Friday allowed players such as Seth Curry, Rodney Hood and Evan Turner to get more playing time. And the Blazers went 8-2 without their No. 2 scorer.

 

"When CJ was out, it meant a lot of guys had to step up and do a little bit more," Lillard said. "It went well, which gave a lot of guys confidence. It gives us other guys we can turn to in the postseason who feel good about themselves. That trust is there. It worked out just fine for us."

 

McCollum played 29 minutes Tuesday, and he scored 11 points. The Blazers won on a Maurice Harkless 3-pointer at the buzzer.

 

--Field Level Media



(Frisco, TX)  --  The Timbers will look to pick up their first win of the season when they visit FC Dallas on Saturday.  It's been a struggle for Portland thus far.  The Timbers have just one point through five matches.



(Los Angeles, CA)  --  Maurice Harkless hit a three at the buzzer to lift the Trail Blazers to a 104-101 win over the Lakers in Los Angeles.  Harkless led Portland with 26 points.  The Trail Blazers improved to 52-and-29.  Portland hosts the Kings in the final game of the regular season tonight.  The Trail Blazers can clinch the third seed in the Western Conference with a win.



(Eugene, OR)  --  Oregon Ducks star Payton Pritchard is declaring for the NBA Draft, according to reports.  The guard helped lead the Ducks back to the NCAA Tournament this season.  He joins Louis King, Kenny Wooten and Bol Bol as Ducks that are expected to be in the draft in June.



(Renton, WA)  --  The Seahawks' preseason schedule is out.  Seattle will host the Broncos in Week 1.  They will then play road games against the Vikings and Chargers in Week 2 and 3 respectively.  They will close out the preseason against the Raiders in Week 4.  Dates and times will be released later for the games.



(Undated)  --  In college baseball action, Oregon picked up a 12-8 win over number-three Oregon State on the road in Corvallis.  The Ducks improved to 19-and-12.  Oregon State dropped to 23-7-and-1.



(Kansas City, MO)  --  Jay Bruce hit his seventh home run of the season as the Mariners picked up a 6-3 win over the Royals in Kansas City.  Marco Gonzales is 4-and-0 on the season starting for Seattle.  Seattle improved to 11-and-2 on the season.  The Mariners will face the Royals again tonight with Yusei Kikuchi on the mound.
 



(Corvallis, OR)  --  Seventh-ranked Oregon State will host Oregon today at Goss Stadium in Corvallis.  The Ducks are 18-and-12.  The Beavers are 23-6-and-1 and swept Utah last week in Pac-12 play.  The Beavers will open a three-game showdown series Friday at number-13 Arizona State in Phoenix.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Timbers will be searching for their first win Saturday when they play at FC Dallas.  Portland is coming off a 3-nil loss in San Jose.  The Timbers have only one point in five matches.



(Los Angles, LA)  --  The Trail Blazers will face the Lakers tonight in Los Angeles as they try to secure home-court advantage for the first round of the NBA playoffs.  The Blazers are 51-and-29 and in fourth place in the Western Conference, two games in front of the Utah Jazz with two games left.  They trail third-place Houston by one-and-a-half games.  CJ McCollum returned to the Portland lineup Sunday after missing 10 games with a left knee injury.  The Blazers conclude the regular season tomorrow night at home against Sacramento.



(Kansas City, MO)  --  Felix Hernandez was removed after one inning in the Mariners' 13-5 victory over the Royals in Kansas City.  The club says Hernandez was feeling ill on the mound and had "virus-like symptoms."  Hernandez was starting on his 33rd birthday and gave up two runs on three hits in the first inning.



(Kansas City, MO)  --  Edwin Encarnación homered twice and drove in four in an eight-run Mariners' sixth inning in a 13-5 triumph over the Royals in Kansas City.  It is the second time in Encarnacion's career to hit two homers in an inning.  Dylan Moore, Daniel Vogelbach and Jay Bruce also homered for Seattle, which at 10-and-2 owns the best record in the American League.  The Mariners have 32 home runs in a dozen games, the most ever by a major league club after 12 games.



(Kansas City, MO)  --  Marco Gonzales, who has won his first three starts, will start tonight against the Royals in the second game of their series.  Kansas City will counter with Jakob Junis.



(Denver, CO)  --  Paul Millsap led a balanced attack with 25 points as the Nuggets knocked off the Trail Blazers 119-110 in Denver.  Jamal Murray added 23 points, and Nicola Jokic finished with 22 points, 13 rebounds and nine assists for the Nuggets.  Denver is two games behind Golden State for the West lead with three to play.  Enes Kanter collected 24 points and seven boards to pace Portland.  Rodney Hood added 17 points for the Blazers, who rematch with the Nuggets Sunday in Portland. 



(Denver, CO)  --  The Trail Blazers will begin a home-and-home series with the Nuggets tonight in Denver.  The two teams will meet again in Portland on Sunday.  The Trail Blazers are 50-and-28 on the season and one half game back of the Rockets for third in the Western Conference.
 



Golden State's easy win over the Los Angeles Lakers put the defending NBA champions two games ahead of Denver in the race for the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference playoffs.

 

Still, no seeds out West are clinched. Denver and Houston are vying for No. 2 - mathematically, there are other options, such as Portland getting past both of them for that spot, but in most scenarios the Nuggets and Rockets will be the ones fighting it out. San Antonio could get as high as sixth, but will likely be seventh or eighth.

 

Plenty of games Friday will affect the West race, with the Portland-Denver matchup likely carrying the most weight on the night's schedule.

 

FRIDAY'S GAMES

There are 11 games on Friday's schedule with playoff implications.

- Toronto at Charlotte: It's almost win-out-or-bust now for the Hornets. For the Raptors, it's get ready to host the No. 7 seed in Game 1.

- Atlanta at Orlando: The Magic play their final home regular-season game. A win would help the odds that this isn't the
season home finale.

- San Antonio at Washington: Spurs know they'll start the playoffs on the road. Getting out of eighth likely avoids seeing the Warriors right away.

- Boston at Indiana: Winner will hold a one-game lead in the race for the No. 4 spot in the East with two games left. The loser goes to No. 5.

- New York at Houston: The Rockets could become the first team since Phoenix (in February 2009) to score 130 in three consecutive games.

- Miami at Minnesota: It's not a must-win for the Heat, but close. When Dwyane Wade plays, Miami has won seven straight at Minnesota.

- Detroit at Oklahoma City: Pistons are fighting to get in and waiting for Blake Griffin to return, while the Thunder have lost seven of 10.

- Sacramento at Utah: The Jazz are 11-1 in their last 12 games, and still have a shot - albeit slim - of getting to the No. 4 spot out West.

- Portland at Denver: This is the start of a home-and-home that will have a big impact on seeding. Nuggets' recent schedule has been brutal.

- Cleveland at Golden State: Technically, it's a rematch of the last four NBA Finals. Cavs could harm Warriors' plans for West No. 1 seed.

- L.A. Lakers at L.A. Clippers: Doc Rivers with Clippers - six winning seasons in six years. Clippers pre-Doc - six winning
seasons in 38 years.

- Games with no playoff implications: Memphis at Dallas, New Orleans at Phoenix. 



(Eugene, OR)  --  The Ducks are hard at work at spring practice.  Coach Mario Cristobal is hoping to see his program contend for a Pac-12 crown in 2019.  The Ducks will hold a scrimmage in Portland tomorrow and their spring game on April 20th.



(San Jose, CA)  --  The Timbers will look to break their skid tomorrow and pick up a win when they visit San Jose.  The Timbers have just one point so far on the season.  Portland is playing its fifth straight match on the road.



(Tampa, FL)  --  Oregon's women's basketball will look to continue its miracle run when it faces top seed Baylor in the Women's Final Four in Tampa tonight.  The heroics of Sabrina Ionescu have carried the Ducks to its first-ever Final Four appearance.  The winner will move onto the championship game on Sunday.



(Renton, WA)  --  According to the NFL Network, the Seahawks will be hosting receiver prospect N'Keal Harry ahead of the NFL Draft later this month.  Harry was a standout at Arizona State and is expected to be one of the top receivers off the board during the draft.  With Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin getting older and undergoing multiple surgeries this offseason, Seattle could be in the market for a receiver in the draft.



(Renton, WA)  --  The Seahawks are bringing back a familiar face and adding a new one.  The Seahawks are bringing back defensive end Cassius Marsh on a one-year deal, according to multiple reports.  Marsh spent three seasons with Seattle before being traded to New England in 2017.  Seattle also is signing defensive end Nate Orchard.  The defensive end was drafted by the Browns in 2015 and has spent time with Buffalo and Kansas City.



(Undated)  --  In college baseball action, Oregon fell 14-2 to Fresno State at home in the series opener.  The Ducks dropped to 16-and-11.  Number-six Oregon State opens a three-game set at home with Utah beginning tonight.



(Chicago, IL)  --  The Mariners will take on the White Sox in Chicago's home opener today.  Seattle was originally slated to play yesterday but weather forced the game to today's originally scheduled off day.  The Mariners are 7-and-1 to begin the season.  Yusei Kikuchi takes the hill for Seattle.



All eight spots have been clinched since late last week, and now it's all about seeding.

 

Not a single one of those has been locked up yet.

 

Denver routed San Antonio - Spurs coach Gregg Popovich was ejected 63 seconds into the game - to get within 1+ games of Golden State for the No. 1 spot. Houston rolled past the Los Angeles Clippers to remain No. 3, still a half- game ahead of No. 4 Portland, even after  the Trail Blazers beat Memphis.The Spurs fell one spot to No. 8 after their loss to the Nuggets.

 

Golden State has a huge edge in the race for the No. 1 seed - four of its five remaining games are against teams that are missing the playoffs, and the other one is against the Clippers in the final regular-season game that will be played at Oracle Arena. Motivation will not be in short supply for the reigning champions in that game on Sunday night.

 

Denver's schedule is brutal: The Nuggets still play Portland twice, plus Utah and end with Minnesota. Given that Houston has three games left and two of them are at home against New York and Phoenix, it's hard to see the Rockets going any worse than 2-1 the rest of the way. That means the Nuggets have some work to do just to lock up that No. 2 spot.



On the prep diamond, Grants Pass held off Summit of Bend  10-8.

La Pine downed Madras, 5-1. Cascade shutout Sisters, 10-zip. And, Lakeview beat North Lake, 7-1.

 



(Tampa, FL)  --  The Oregon women's basketball team will look to upset top seed Baylor in the Women's Final Four in Tampa tomorrow.  A win would put the Ducks in the championship game for the first time ever.  This is the first time the program has made the Women's Final Four in history.



(Portland, OR)  --  Enes Kanter scored 21 points and pulled down 15 rebounds to lead the Trail Blazers to a 116-89 win over the Grizzlies in Portland.  Portland improved to 50-and-28 on the season.  They will visit the Nuggets tomorrow before returning home to host them on Sunday.



(Undated)  --  In college baseball action, Oregon baseball begins a four-game set with Fresno State tonight.  The Ducks are 16-and-10.  Number-six Oregon State defeated San Diego State 8-1.  The Beavers are 20-6-and-1.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Timbers are getting ready for their battle with the Earthquakes in San Jose on Saturday.  Portland has yet to win a match this season.  The Timbers have one single point through four matches.



(Renton, WA)  --  With offseason workouts looming, the Seahawks are continuing free agency.  According to reports, the team has scheduled free agent visits with multiple players, including defensive end Courtney Upshaw, defensive end Nate Orchard and cornerback Davon House.  The Seahawks held a visit with free agent safety Taylor Mays, who played for Pete Carroll at USC.



(Chicago, IL)  --  The Mariners first road game of the season has been postponed.  Seattle was originally scheduled to face the White Sox today but because of weather they will take them on tomorrow, which was originally an off day for both clubs.  The Mariners are 7-and-1 on the season.  Yusei Kikuchi is slated to be on the mound for Seattle.



(Houston, TX)  --  A felony charge of injury to the elderly has been dropped against former Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett.  The former Seahawk was involved in an alleged incident during Super Bowl 51 at NRG Stadium in Houston.  Bennett was watching his brother, Martellus, play for the Patriots and allegedly shoved a 66-year-old paraplegic woman's arm while making his way onto the field after.  Harris County officials elected to drop the charges after reviewing the evidence.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Trail Blazers are back at home tonight as they host the Grizzlies.  Portland is in a dead heat with the Rockets for the third spot in the Western Conference.  Both teams are tied at 49-and-28 for the third spot in the conference.



(Eugene, OR)  --  Former Penn State wide receiver Juwan Johnson is set to join Oregon.  The former Nittany Lion wasn't expected to join until the summer but he was able to register for classes and will now be with the team for spring practice tomorrow.  He has a season of eligibility left after graduating from Penn State in December.  He is expected to be another big weapon for quarterback Justin Herbert.
 



(Portland, OR)  --  The Timbers are looking to steal a win on the road on Saturday.  Portland will visit San Jose looking for its first win of the season.  The Timbers have just one point through four matches this season.
 



(Tampa, FL)  --  Sabrina Ionescu and the Oregon women's basketball team are preparing for the biggest game in program history.  They will meet top overall seed Baylor in Tampa on Friday in the Women's Final Four.  It's the first Final Four appearance for the Ducks.



(Seattle, WA)  --  Mitch Haniger and Dan Vogelbach each drove in a run to lead the Mariners to a 2-1 win over the Angels.  Marco Gonzales went eight and one thirds innings, allowing just one hit as Seattle improved to 7-and-1.  The Mariners finished a two-game sweep of the Angels and will visit the White Sox in Chicago tomorrow.



(Renton, WA)  --  Quarterback Russell Wilson is giving the Seahawks an April 15th deadline for a brand new deal.  Multiple reports say Seattle has recently begun negotiations with its franchise quarterback on a new contract.  Wilson is entering the final year of his deal but would like to get business done before the team begins offseason workouts.  Wilson has made six Pro Bowls during his tenure with the Seahawks and led them to their first Super Bowl win during the 2013 season.
 



(Undated)  --  In college baseball action, Oregon begins a four-game set with Fresno State tomorrow.  The Ducks are 16-and-10 on the season.  Oregon State lost 4-3 to San Diego State.  The teams meet again tonight.



(Seattle, WA)  --  The Mariners have activated reliever Anthony Swarzak off the 10-day injured list.  Seattle received Swarzak in the Robinson Cano trade with the Mets in the offseason.  Swarzak is expected to fill a crucial late inning role in the bullpen.  In return, the Mariners optioned David McKay to Tacoma.



(Tampa, FL)  --  After making it to the Women's Final Four, Oregon has a tall task ahead of them.  The Ducks will face top overall tournament seed Baylor in Tampa.  Oregon defeated Mississippi State 88-84 to advance to the Final Four for the first time in history.



(Minneapolis, MN)  --  Rodney Hood scored 21 points to lead the Trail Blazers to a 132-122 win over the Timberwolves in Minnesota.  Portland improved to 49-and-28.  They are tied for third with the Rockets in the Western Conference.



(Eugene, OR)  --  The Ducks will have four new faces as spring practice continues this week.  Four additional signees from Oregon's 2019 recruiting class will be on the field, including tight end Patrick Herbert, who is the younger brother of quarterback Justin Herbert.  The four will join six other early signees who have already been taking part in spring practice.



(Undated)  --  In college baseball action, Oregon will host Fresno State for a four-game set beginning Thursday.  The Ducks are 16-and-10.  Number-six Oregon State opens a two-game set at home against San Diego State tonight.  The Beavers are 19-5-and-1 on the campaign.



(Portland, OR)  -- The Timbers will look to pick up their first win of the season when they visit the Earthquakes in San Jose on Saturday.  Portland is coming off a 2-1 loss to the LA Galaxy on Sunday.  The Timbers have yet to win a match this season and have just one point through four matches.



(Seattle, WA)  --  Felix Hernandez only allowed one run over five and one thirds innings as the Mariners picked up a 6-3 win over the Angels at home.  Jay Bruce and Tim Beckham each drove in two.  The Mariners improved to 6-and-1 on the season.  Seattle will face Los Angeles again tonight with Marco Gonzales getting the start for the Mariners.



(Seattle, WA)  --  Mariners shortstop Tim Beckham has been named the American League Player of the Week for his production during the first week of the season.  Beckham hit .435 along with three home runs while driving in six.  His big week helped lead the Mariners to a 5-1 start after taking three out of four from defending champion Boston.  Beckham is also tied for the Major League lead in hits with 10.



(Seattle, WA)  --  The Mariners have acquired right-handed pitcher Connor Sadzeck from the Rangers in exchange for minor league pitcher Grant Anderson.  Sadzeck made his big league debut last year and had a 0.96 ERA in 13 appearances.  The hard-throwing 27 year old struggled with command as he walked 11 batters in nine and one thirds innings pitched.  Anderson was the Mariners 21st-round pick last season and was in Class A Hickory.



(Renton, WA)  --  The Seahawks' offseason workout schedule has been released.  Seattle's first day will be April 15th.  OTA's will take place in May and early June.  Mandatory minicamp will be June 11th - 13th.



(Portland, OR)  --  Sabrina Ionescu scored 31 points and hit a huge jumper to lead Oregon women's basketball to an 88-84 win over Mississippi State in the Women's NCAA Tournament.  Oregon is going to the Women's Final Four for the first time in program history.  The Ducks will play in Tampa on Friday.



(Minneapolis, MN)  --  The Trail Blazers are back in action tonight when they visit the Timberwolves in Minneapolis.  Portland is 48-and-28 on the season. The Trail Blazers are a half game back of the Rockets for third in the Western Conference.



(Undated)  --  On the diamond, Oregon finished off a three-game sweep of Utah with a 6-3 victory.  The Ducks improved to 16-and-10 on the season and will open a four-game set with Fresno State at home on Thursday.  Number-seven Oregon State finish off a sweep of Washington with a 4-3 victory.  The Beavers are 19-5-and-1.  Oregon State will host San Diego State for a two-game set beginning tomorrow.



(Carson, CA)  --  Jeremy Ebobisse scored but Portland fell 2-1 on the road to the LA Galaxy.  The Timbers dropped to 0-3-and-1 on the season.  Portland has just one point through four matches.



(Seattle, WA)  --  Omar Narvaez drove in three and Mitch Haniger drove in two as the Mariners picked up a 10-8 win over the Red Sox at home.  The Mariners took three of four in the series and improve to 5-and-1 on the season.  Seattle will open two-game set at home with the Angles beginning tonight.  Felix Hernandez will be on the mound for the Mariners.


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