Sports Archives for 2021-02

OSU Holds Off Cal

(Berkeley, CA)  --  Roman Silva scored 15 points to help Oregon State hold off Cal to win 59-57 in Berkeley.  Ethan Thompson added 12 points and Jarod Lucas had 10 in the win.  The Beavers improve to 12-and-11 and visit Stanford tomorrow.

Oregon Clips Stanford

(Stanford, CA)  --  Oregon drew two fouls in the final nine seconds to clip Stanford 71-68 on the road.  Chris Duarte led with 24 points while Eugene Omoruyi put up 12 points and 10 rebounds.  The Ducks jump to 15-and-5 and visit Cal tomorrow.

Blazers Visit Lakers Tonight

(Los Angeles, CA)  --  The Trail Blazers are in Los Angeles tonight to face off with LeBron James and the Lakers.  Portland will look to end its three game skid that dropped it to 18-and-13.  The Lakers are 22-and-11.

Wazzu Dropped By Arizona

(Tucson, AZ)  --  TJ Bamba was just on of two Washington State players to score in double digits with 12 as the Cougars were dropped by Arizona 69-53 in Tucson.  Dishon Jackson added 10 points in the loss.  Wazzu will play its last two games at Arizona State starting tomorrow.

Washington Falls To ASU

(Tempe, AZ)  --  Quade Green had 16 points and seven assists but it wasn't enough as Washington fell to Arizona State 80-72 in Tempe.  Jamal Bey added 14 points and six rebounds in the setback.  The Huskies drop to 5-and-19 and close out the season tomorrow at Arizona.

Mariners Open Spring Training Sunday

(Peoria, AZ)  --  The Mariners will open spring training on Sunday afternoon against the Padres in Peoria.  Seattle will host the Indians on Tuesday before visiting the Cubs Wednesday.  The Mariners are allowing 1,960 fans per game at their Peoria stadium. 

Blazers Visit Lakers Tomorrow

(Los Angeles, CA)  --  The Trail Blazers will look to bounce back when they visit the Lakers in Los Angeles tomorrow night.  Portland has lost three straight, including Tuesday's narrow loss to the Nuggets, to dip to 18-and-13.  The Blazers will return home Monday to host Charlotte.

College Basketball Roundup

(Undated)  --  In college basketball action tonight, Oregon will be at Stanford.  5:30 pre-game / 6:00 tip. The Ducks had their five-game streak snapped by number-18 USC to drop to 14-and-5. 

Also tonight, Oregon State will visit Cal, Washington will travel to face Arizona State and Washington State will face Arizona in Tucson.

NBA, Blazers Release Second-Half Of NBA Schedule

(Portland, OR)  --  The Portland Trail Blazers now know the road they face to get back to the NBA Playoffs.  The NBA released the second-half schedule for the regular season.  The Blazers will return from the All-Star Break to a home game against the Phoenix Suns on March 11th.  The second-half schedule includes two matchups against the Utah Jazz and Los Angeles Clippers, who are currently the top two teams in the Western Conference.  Portland also has key games with other West contenders like Denver, Dallas and San Antonio.

Clippers Visit Grizzlies Tonight

(Memphis, TN)  --  The Clippers are on the road tonight.  LA will visit the Grizzlies.  The Clippers have won six-of-eight and are 23-and-10 on the season.

Warriors Top Pacers

(Indianapolis, IN)  --  Stephen Curry scored 24 points as the Warriors topped the Pacers 111-107 in Indianapolis.  Kelly Oubre Jr. added 17 for the Warriors, who improve to 18-and-15.  Golden State will host the Hornets tomorrow.

Jazz Crush Lakers

(Salt Lake City, UT)  --  Rudy Gobert and Jordan Clarkson each scored 18 points as the Jazz crushed the Lakers 114-89 in Salt Lake City.  Donovan Mitchell had 13 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists as six players scored in double figures for Utah.  The Jazz lead the NBA at 26-and-6.  LeBron James led the Lakers with 19 points.  Los Angeles falls to 22-and-11.

Trail Blazers Tumble Against Nuggets

(Denver, CO) -- The Trail Blazers' losing streak is at three after a 111-106 setback to the Nuggets in Denver. Damian Lillard led Portland with 25 points and 13 assists. Enes Kanter contributed 16 points and 14 rebounds in defeat. The Blazers are 18-and-13 and will visit the Lakers on Friday.

Tiger Woods Has "Multiple Open Fractures" In Leg After Crash Near L.A.

(Los Angeles, CA) -- Golf legend Tiger Woods is recovering from surgery after the SUV he was driving went off the road and rolled yesterday morning in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. Doctors at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center inserted a rod and screws in his right leg below the knee to stabilize what they called multiple open fractures in the two main bones in the lower leg. The crash also broke bones in the 45-year-old Woods' right foot and ankle. An L.A. County Sheriff's deputy said he found Woods lucid and still strapped into his seatbelt, trapped in the vehicle that was on its side. Deputy Carlos Gonzales told reporters the seatbelt and the SUV's safety features might have saved Woods' life.

Mariners GM Embarrassed By Mather's Comments

(Peoria, AZ) -- Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto says he's embarrassed by the comments of former club CEO Kevin Mather. Dipoto says players have a right to be upset after Mather disparaged some about their English-speaking ability in a speech to a Rotary Club. Mather resigned Monday.

Blazers' Lillard Named All-Star Reserve

(Undated) -- Damian Lillard is headed back to the NBA All-Star Game. He's been named one of the reserves for the March 7th game in Atlanta, as picked by the league's head coaches. It will be the sixth All-Star appearance in nine seasons for Lillard, who is averaging over 29 points per game.

M's First Full-Squad Workout Complete

(Peoria, AZ) -- The Mariners' first full-squad workout of the spring is complete. Position players joined in yesterday after pitchers and catchers reported to camp last week. The Mariners will open the Cactus League season Sunday against their Peoria co-tenants, the San Diego Padres.

Nanooks' Sommerfield Selected To GNAC All-Academic Team

(Portland, OR) -- Alaska Fairbanks forward Alex Sommerfield is being picked for the 2020-21 Great Northwest Athletic Conference Men's Basketball All-Academic Team. The senior was the lone Nanook selected. Sommerfield is a digital journalism major and has maintained a 4.0 grade-point.

College Basketball Roundup

(Undated) -- Elsewhere in college basketball tomorrow, 23rd-ranked Oregon is on the road at Stanford. The Ducks are 14-and-5. Also tomorrow, Oregon State visits Cal, Washington State travels to Arizona, and Portland plays at San Diego. Seattle U. is at home against Grand Canyon Friday.

Trail Blazers Trounced By Suns

(Phoenix, AZ) -- The Trail Blazers were no match for the Suns, getting trounced 132-100 in Phoenix. Damian Lillard led Portland with 24 points and Enes Kanter corralled 15 rebounds in defeat. The Trail Blazers have lost their last two to fall to 18-and-12. They visit the Nuggets tonight.

College Basketball Roundup

(Undated) -- Elsewhere in college hoops, Oregon State at Utah was postponed. Washington plays at Arizona State tonight and Thursday. Also Thursday, Washington State visits Arizona, and Portland plays at San Diego. The Pilots have lost 12 in-a-row. Seattle entertains Grand Canyon on Friday.

#23 Oregon Falls At #18 USC

(Los Angeles, CA) -- Oregon trailed by 21 at the half and couldn't recover in a 72-58 loss at 18th-ranked USC. LJ Figueroa and Eric Williams Jr. each had 14 points for the 23rd-ranked Ducks, who had their five-game winning streak snapped. Oregon is 14-and-5 and will play Thursday at Stanford.

Mariners President/CEO Mather Resigns After Derogatory Comments

(Seattle, WA) -- Mariners CEO Kevin Mather is no longer with the club. The team president resigned after some controversial comments he made to the Bellevue Breakfast Rotary Club earlier this month. In his speech, Mather complained about the English-speaking skills of some foreign players.

K.J. Wright Not Looking To Give Seahawks Discount

(Renton, WA)  --  Linebacker K.J. Wright wants to return to the Seahawks, but it's got to be on his terms.  He tells CBS Sports Radio he does way too much on the field to take a discount.  Wright is set to become an unrestricted free agent next month.  He's spent his entire career with Seattle.

Seahawks' Iupati Retiring

(Renton, WA) -- Seahawks guard Mike Iupati is calling it a career. The 33-year-old tells the Spokesman-Review his body is telling him it's time to retire. Iupati was a four-time Pro Bowler who spent the last two seasons with Seattle. He also played for San Francisco and Arizona.

UAA Hockey, Gymnastics To Ask Board Of Regents For More Fundraising Time

(Anchorage, AK)  --  The hockey and gymnastics teams for Alaska-Anchorage plan to ask for time to save their programs this week.  They were given until the end of February to raise two years' worth of operating expenses.  Alpine skiing mets its fundraising goal and was reinstated back in December.

Trail Blazers In Phoenix Tonight

(Phoenix, AZ) -- The Trail Blazers are in Phoenix tonight for a matchup against the Suns. Portland has won eight of their last 10 games, sitting at 18-and-11 on the season. Damian Lillard leads the Blazers, averaging 30 points per game. As of Sunday, Jusuf Nurkic, Harry Giles the third, Zach Collins, and CJ McCollum are all out for tonight's matchup.

Lakers Host Wizards Tonight

(Los Angeles, CA) -- The Lakers are at home tonight. Los Angeles will welcome the Washington Wizards to town. The Lakers are 22-and-9 on the season after losing three of their last four.

College Basketball Roundup

(Undated) -- Oregon faces USC tonight in Los Angeles. Pre-game at 5:30/Tip-Off at 6:00 here on KBND. Oregon State is in Berkeley against Cal on Thursday. The Washington Huskies are back on the road tomorrow night when they face Arizona State in Tempe. Washington State is in Tucson on Thursday night to face Arizona. Top-ranked Gonzaga hosts Santa Clara Thursday.

Nets Push Past Clippers To Complete Perfect Road Trip

(Los Angeles, CA) -- James Harden had 37 points and 11 rebounds as the Nets pushed past the Clippers 112-108 in Los Angeles. Kyrie Irving added 28 points for Brooklyn, which went 5-and-0 on its western road trip. DeAndre Jordan posted 13 points and 11 boards as the Nets won their sixth straight overall to get to 20-and-12. Paul George led the Clippers with 34 points. Kawhi Leonard added 29 points and 13 boards as LA fell to 22-and-10.

Blazers Host Wizards Tomorrow

(Portland, OR) -- The Trail Blazers will welcome the Wizards to Portland tomorrow night. The Blazers will look to extend their six-game streak that got them to 18-and-10, which is second in the Northwest behind Utah. Portland will begin a three-game trip starting Monday in Phoenix.

Wazzu Crushes Cal

(Pullman, WA) -- Noah Williams went off for 32 points, nine rebounds and seven assists as Washington State crushed Cal 82-51 in Pullman. Andrej Jakimovski and DJ Rodman scored 11 apiece for the Cougars, who jump to 13-and-10. They will host Stanford tomorrow afternoon.

OSU Cruises Past Utah

(Corvallis, OR) -- Ethan Thompson dropped 25 points and doled out eight assists to help lead Oregon State over Utah 74-56 in Corvallis. The Beavers ended their three-game skid to get to 11-and-10. They will host Colorado tomorrow.

Oregon Gets Past Colorado

(Eugene, OR) -- Number 25 Oregon came back from down five at the half to beat Colorado 60-56 in Eugene, getting revenge for its loss to the Buffaloes earlier in the season. Chris Duarte led Oregon with 18 points. The Ducks have won four straight to improve to 13-and-4 and will host Utah tomorrow.

Number One Gonzaga Remains Unbeaten

(Spokane, WA) -- Top-ranked Gonzaga remains undefeated after crushing Saint Mary's 87-65 in Spokane. The Bulldogs are now 21-and-0. They will host San Diego tomorrow in a WCC game.

Washington Rolled Over By Stanford

(Seattle, WA) -- Cole Bajema was one of two Washington players to score in double digits with 13 points as the Huskies were rolled over by Stanford 79-61 in Seattle. Erik Stevenson had 11 points for the Huskies, who fall to 4-and-17. The Huskies will host Cal tomorrow.

Lillard, Blazers Top Pelicans

(New Orleans, LA) -- Damian Lillard hit the go-ahead and-one layup with 16.5-seconds left to lift the Trail Blazers over the Pelicans 126-124 in New Orleans. Lillard finished with a game-high 43 points and 16 assists. Gary Trent Junior chipped in 23 points for Portland, which won its sixth straight to get to 18-and-10. The Blazers host the Wizards Saturday.

Lakers Host Nets Tonight

(Los Angeles, CA) -- The Lakers are home tonight. Los Angeles will host James Harden and the Brooklyn Nets. The Nets will be without star forward Kevin Durant. The Lakers are 22-and-7 on the season.

College Basketball Roundup

(Undated) -- In college basketball action tonight, number 25 Oregon will host Colorado in Eugene. The Ducks moved back into the coaches poll this week after three straight wins. Number one and unbeaten Gonzaga will host Saint Mary's. Also tonight, Oregon State hosts Utah, Washington welcomes Stanford and Washington State is home against Cal.

Lillard Participating In Three-Point Contest

(Atlanta, GA) -- Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard will participate in the three-point contest prior to the All-Star Game in Atlanta on March 7th. It will be Lillard's third time participating in the event. He's shot over 38-percent from three this season.

Warriors Take Down Heat In Overtime

(San Francisco, CA) -- Kent Bazemore scored 26 points off the bench as the Warriors took down the visiting Heat 120-112 in overtime. Steph Curry added 25 for Golden State, and Andrew Wiggins and Kelly Oubre Jr. scored 23 each. The Warriors improved to 16-and-13 and will visit the Magic tomorrow.

Clippers Fall To Jazz

(Los Angeles, CA) -- Lou Williams scored 16 points, but the Clippers were jolted at home by the league-leading Jazz 114-96. LA was again without Kawhi [[ kah-WHY ]] Leonard and Paul George. The Clippers fell to 21-and-9 and will host the Jazz again tomorrow.

Blazers Outlast Thunder

(Oklahoma City, OK)  --  Damian Lillard scored 12 points in the final 4:11 to help the Trail Blazers outlast the Thunder 115-104 in Oklahoma City.  Lillard finished with 31 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds.  Gary Trent Junior added 19 points for Portland, which won its fifth straight to get to 17-and-10.  The Blazers will be at the Pelicans tonight. 

Clippers Host Jazz Tonight

(Los Angeles, CA)  --  A Western Conference heavyweight showdown is happening in LA tonight.  The Clippers will host the Utah Jazz.  LA is 21-and-8 on the season while Utah is a league best 23-and-5.

Lakers Take Down Timberwolves

(Minneapolis, MN)  --  LeBron James scored 30 points as the Lakers took down the Timberwolves 112-104 in Minneapolis.  Dennis Schroder added 24 for Los Angeles.  The Lakers improve to 22-and-7 and host the Nets tomorrow.

College Basketball Roundup

(Undated)  --  In college basketball action tomorrow, number-25 Oregon will host Colorado.  The Ducks are 12-and-4 after three straight wins.  Also tomorrow, number one Gonzaga will host Saint Mary's.  Oregon State will entertain Utah.   Washington will host Stanford.  Washington State will be home against Cal.

Warriors Welcome Heat To Town Tonight

(San Francisco, CA)  --  The Warriors are at home again tonight.  Golden State will host the Miami Heat.  The Warriors are 15-and-13 after crushing the Cavaliers 129-98 on Monday night.

Mariners Pitchers, Catchers Report Tomorrow

(Peoria, AZ) -- MLB spring training is just around the corner. Mariners pitchers and catchers will hold their first workout tomorrow in Peoria. The full squad is set to report on Tuesday. Seattle opens the exhibition slate on February 28th against the Padres.

Blazers Visit Thunder Tonight

(Oklahoma City, OK) -- The Trail Blazers will be in Oklahoma City tonight to take on the Thunder. Portland will look to extend its four game streak after taking down the Mavericks on Sunday. The Blazers sit at 16-and-10, which is fifth in the Western Conference.

OSU Hosts Utah Thursday

(Corvallis, OR) -- Oregon State will be home Thursday to face Utah in a Pac-12 encounter. The Beavers will look to end their three-game skid that dropped them to 10-and-10. The Utes are 9-and-8.

Oregon Moves Back Into Poll

(Eugene, OR) -- Oregon basketball has moved back into the Coaches Poll at number 25. The Ducks have won their past three games, all against Pac-12 opponents, to get to 12-and-4 and 7-and-3 in conference play. They fell out of the poll at the beginning of the month. Oregon will host Colorado on Thursday. Gonzaga remains number one and will host Saint Mary's on Thursday.

Washington Stuns Wazzu

(Pullman, WA) -- Marcus Tsohonis made the go-ahead jumper with six seconds left as Washington stunned Washington State 65-63 in Pullman. Tsohonis finished with a game-high 29 points. Erik Stevenson added 18 points for the Huskies, who ended their five-game skid to get to 4-and-16. The Cougars drop to 12-and-10. Both teams are back in action Thursday.

Clippers take down Heat

(Los Angeles, CA) -- Marcus Morris Sr. scored 32 points as the Clippers took down the Heat 125-118 in Los Angeles. Ivica Zubac scored 22 points off the bench for LA. Lou Williams added 18 for the Clippers, who improve to 21-and-8. Jimmy Butler recorded a triple-double with 30 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in defeat. Bam Adebayo and Tyler Herro each scored 27 for Miami, which fell to 11-and-16.

Oregon Clips Arizona

(Tucson, AZ) -- Chris Duarte hit the go-ahead three-pointer with 17 seconds left to help Oregon clip Arizona 63-61 on Saturday in Tucson. Eugene Omoruyi led the Ducks with 19 pointsm while Duarte finished with 10 points. The Ducks improve to 12-and-4.

Blazers Hold Off Mavericks

(Dallas, TX) -- Luka Doncic missed the potential game-tying three as the Trail Blazers held off the Mavericks to win 121-118 in Dallas. Damian Lillard had 34 points and 11 assists, while Gary Trent Junior added 17 in the win. Portland has won four straight to get to 16-and-10. The Blazers continue tomorrow at the Thunder.

Washington Nipped By UCLA

(Seattle, WA) -- Marcus Tsohonis dropped in 22 points, but Washington was nipped by UCLA 64-61 Saturday in Seattle. Quade Green added 14 points in the setback. The Huskies have lost five in a row to drop to 3-and-16. Washington visits rival Washington State tonight.

OSU Falls To Arizona State

(Tempe, AZ) -- Oregon State surged in the second half but it wasn't enough as the Beavers fell to Arizona State 75-73 in Tempe. Ethan Thompson posted 18 points for the Beavers, who lost their third straight to dip to 10-and-10.

Paxton Thrilled To Be Returning To Mariners

(Seattle, WA) -- James Paxton is returning to the Mariners. He posted on social media that he's thrilled to be going back to where his career began. The lefty agreed to a reported one-year, 8.5-million dollar contract on Saturday. Paxton spent the last two years with the Yankees after six in Seattle.

Wazzu Dropped By USC

(Pullman, WA) -- Washington State shot just 36-percent from the field and lost 76-65 to number-20 USC in Pullman. Dishon Jackson had 18 points and Isaac Bonton chipped in 17. The Cougars dip to 12-and-9.

Oregon Cruises Past ASU

(Tempe, AZ) -- Eugene Omoruyi had 18 points and 10 rebounds to lead Oregon over Arizona State 75-64 in Tempe. Chris Duarte also scored 18 for the Ducks, who have won two in a row to get to 11-and-4. They'll visit Arizona tomorrow.

Blazers Get Past Sixers

(Portland, OR) -- Damian Lillard had 30 points and seven assists as the Trail Blazers got past the 76ers to win 118-114 in Portland. Carmelo Anthony chipped in 24 points off the pine and Gary Trent Junior added 19. The Blazers have won two in a row to get to 14-and-10. Joel Embiid [[ em-BEED ]] scored a game-high 35 points in the setback. Ben Simmons almost had a triple-double with 23 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists for the Sixers, who dip to 18-and-8.

Wazzu Holds Off UCLA

(Pullman, WA) -- Isaac Bonton scored a game-high 26 points as Washington State held off UCLA to win 81-73 in Pullman. Aljaz Kunc logged 13 points and eight rebounds for the Cougars, who jump to 12-and-8. Wazzu will host USC tomorrow.

OSU Falls To Arizona

(Tucson, AZ) -- Ethan Thompson and Jarod Lucas scored 13 points apiece but Oregon State fell to Arizona 70-61 in Tucson. Gianni Hunt added 12 points in the setback. The Beavers dip to 10-and-9. They'll visit Arizona State on Sunday.

Washington Rolled Over By USC

(Seattle, WA) -- Washington fell behind by 10 at the half on its way to being rolled over by number 20 USC 69-54 in Seattle. Quade Green led with 16 points and Jamal Bey had 10 in the loss. The Huskies have lost four straight to drop to 3-and-15 and host UCLA tomorrow.

Blazers Host Sixers Tonight

(Portland, OR)  --  The Trail Blazers will defend home court tonight when they host the 76ers.  Portland has won three of its past four games to land at 13-and-10, which is six games behind Utah for first in the Northwest.  The Blazers will remain home tomorrow to host Cleveland. 

College Basketball Roundup

(Undated)  --  In college basketball action tonight, Oregon will be at Arizona State.  Oregon State will visit Arizona.  Washington will host number 20 USC.   Washington State welcomes UCLA.  The Ducks lead the local Pac-12 schools at 10-and-4.  First-ranked Gonzaga will be at San Francisco on Saturday.

Warriors Host Magic Tonight

(San Francisco, CA)  --  The Warriors are at home tonight.  Golden State will host the Orlando Magic.  The Warriors are 13-and-12 on the season after splitting games with the Spurs in San Antonio.

Alex Bowman Qualifies For Daytona 500 Pole

(Daytona Beach, FL)  --  Alex Bowman is heading to the pole position for Sunday's 63rd running of the Daytona 500.  It is Bowman's second Daytona pole.  Bowman will be joined by teammate William Byron on the front row.  It's a new look for Bowman this season as he's behind the wheel of the number 48 car, which became available after seven-time Cup champ Jimmie Johnson retired.

NBA Working On Slam Dunk Contest Plans During All-Star Game

(Undated)  --  The NBA is working on a plan to add the slam dunk competition to next month's All-Star Game in Atlanta.  ESPN reports the league is progressing with a plan to have the dunk contest during halftime of the March 7th game.  The three-point shootout and skills competition are also expected to be part of the action.  Finalized details are expected to be announced later this week.

Warriors Cruise Past Spurs

(San Antonio, TX)  --  Stephen Curry put up 32 points to lead the Warriors, who cruised past the Spurs 114-91 in San Antonio.  Eric Paschall chipped in with 15 points off the bench and Andrew Wiggins added 14.  Golden State ended a two-game skid to jump to 13-and-12.

Blazers Hold Off Magic

(Portland, OR)  --  Damian Lillard dropped 36 points as the Trail Blazers held off the Magic to win 106-97 in Portland.  Carmelo Anthony chipped in 23 points off the bench and Gary Trent Junior added 15.  The Blazers improve to 13-and-10 and host the 76ers tomorrow night. 

Mariners Report Next Week

(Peoria, AZ)  --  The MLB season is just around the corner.  Mariners pitchers and catchers are set to report next Thursday with the full squad beginning workouts the following Tuesday.  Seattle opens spring training on February 27th at home against the Padres.

College Basketball Roundup

(Undated)  --  In college basketball tomorrow, Oregon will travel to take on Arizona State, Oregon State will be at Arizona, Washington State will host UCLA and Washington will entertain number-20 USC.  On Saturday, first-ranked Gonzaga will visit San Francisco.

Wilson Says He's Getting 'Hit Too Much'

(Seattle, WA)  --  Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is expressing frustration for the number of times he's getting hit.  Wilson has been sacked almost 400 times, including 47 last season, and says everyone needs to get better.  The nine-year veteran also says he wants to be more involved in the team's personnel decisions.  Wilson says better pass protection would make a big difference going forward.

OSU Routed By Colorado

(Boulder, CO)  --  Ethan Thompson was the only Oregon State player to score in double digits with 10 as the Beavers were routed by Colorado 78-49 in Boulder.  Roman Silva added seven points in the setback.  OSU drops to 10-and-8 and will visit Arizona on Thursday.

Blazers Host Magic Tonight

(Portland, OR)  --  The Trail Blazers will defend home court tonight when they host the Magic.  Portland will look to bounce back from last week's loss to the Knicks that dropped it to 12-and-10.  It's scheduled game against Charlotte was postponed Sunday.  Orlando is 9-and-15.

Gonzaga Remains Number One, Beats BYU

(Provo, UT)  --  Gonzaga is still number one in the basketball Coaches Poll.  The Zags beat BYU 82-71 last night in Provo, Utah.  Jalen Suggs scored 20 points in the win, while Drew Timme had 20 points and 13 rebounds.  Gonzaga moves to 19-and-0 and 10-and-0 in the West Coast Conference.

Oregon Visits ASU Thursday

(Tempe, AZ)  --  Oregon will be in the desert this Thursday to take on Arizona State.  The Ducks cruised past Washington over the weekend to jump to 10-and-4.  They'll remain down south to play Arizona on Saturday.

MLB Changing Baseballs To Reduce Home Runs

(Undated)  --  If fans see less home runs in majors this season, it won't be by accident.  The Athletic cites a memo to MLB front offices outlining changes that are intended to deaden baseballs and cut down on record home run totals.  Five more teams will also start storing balls in humidors.

Wazzu Welcomes UCLA Thursday

(Pullman, WA)  --  Washington State and UCLA will face off in Pullman on Thursday night.  The Cougars are coming off a narrow loss to Oregon State to dip to 11-and-8 and 4-and-8 in conference play.  The Bruins are 13-and-4.

Washington Hosts USC Thursday

(Seattle, WA)  --  Washington will welcome number-20 USC to Husky Stadium on Thursday night.  U-Dub will look to snap its three-game losing streak that dropped it to just 3-and-14.  The Trojans are 15-and-3.

Oregon Holds Off Washington

(Eugene, OR) -- Eugene Omoruyi dropped 25 points as Oregon held off Washington's late surge to win 86-74 in Eugene. Will Richardson contributed 19 points in the win. The Ducks improve to 10-and-4. Quade Green scored 23 in the loss for the Huskies, who dip to 3-and-14.

Blazers Game Postponed

(Portland, OR) -- The Trail Blazers' scheduled Sunday night game against the Hornets in Charlotte has been postponed to the second half of the season. The shift was made last month after multiple schedule changes due to COVID-19. The Blazers return to the court tomorrow to host the Magic.

Koepka Wins Waste Management Phoenix Open

(Scottsdale, AZ) -- Brooks Koepka carded a six-under 65 on Sunday to win the Waste Management Phoenix Open by one shot. He took sole possession of the lead with an eagle on 17 and finished at 19-under. Xander Schauffele tied for second at minus-18.

OSU Clips Wazzu

(Corvallis, OR) -- Jarod Lucas and Ethan Thompson scored 12 apiece as Oregon State clipped Washington State 68-66 on Saturday in Corvallis. The Beavers have won two in a row to get to 10-and-7. Ryan Rapp put up 15 points in the setback. The Cougars fall to 11-and-8.

Buccaneers Beat Chiefs To Win Super Bowl 55

(Tampa, FL) -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are on top of the NFL world. The Bucs beat the defending champion Chiefs 31-9 in Super Bowl 55 in Tampa. It's the second title in franchise history. The Buccaneers became the first team in history to win a Super Bowl in their own stadium.

Wazzu Edges Oregon

(Eugene, OR)  --  Washington State made three free throws in the final seconds as it edged out Oregon 74-71 in Eugene.  Isaac Bonton led the charge with 23 points while Noah Williams had 14.  The Cougars are 11-and-7.  Eugene Omoruyi put up 21 points and seven rebounds in the setback.  The Ducks fall to 9-and-4.

Report: NBA Finalizing Agreement On All-Star Game With NBPA

(Atlanta, GA)  --  The NBA is reportedly close to finalizing an agreement on the upcoming All-Star Game with the NBPA.  According to a memo obtained by ESPN, the league expects to have a deal in place by next week.  The All-Star Game is expected to be played in early March in Atlanta.

Blazers Roll Past Sixers

(Philadelphia, PA)  --  Gary Trent Junior led with 24 points as the Trail Blazers rolled past the 76ers 121-105 in Philadelphia.  Carmelo Anthony added 22 points while Enes Kanter had 17 points and 18 rebounds.  Portland was without Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum due to injuries.  The Blazers jump to 12-and-9 and visit the Knicks tomorrow.

OSU Routs Washington

(Corvallis, OR)  --  Jarod Lucas was one of five Oregon State players to score in double digits with 19 points as it routed Washington 91-71 in Corvallis.  Zach Reichle added 17 points and eight assists for the Beavers, who improve to 9-and-7.  Marcus Tsohonis scored a game-high 22 points in the setback.  The Huskies slip to 3-and-13.

Washington Visits OSU Tonight

(Corvallis, OR) -- Washington will be in Corvallis tonight to take on Oregon State for the first time this season. The Huskies will look to improve on their 3-and-12 record. The Beavers have lost two in a row to drop to 8-and-7.

Oregon Hosts Wazzu Tonight

(Eugene, OR) -- Oregon and Washington State will face off tonight in Eugene. The Ducks are third in the Pac-12 at 9-and-3 overall and 4-and-2 in conference play. They've been off since January 23rd, when they fell to Oregon State. The Cougars sit at 10-and-7.

Blazers At Sixers Tonight

(Philadelphia, PA) -- The Trail Blazers will be in Philadelphia tonight to face the 76ers. Portland has alternated wins and losses in its last four games, most recently beating Washington. The Blazers sit at 11-and-9, while the Sixers are 16-and-6.

Oregon Finishes With Fifth-Ranked Class

(Eugene, OR) -- Oregon football capped off the signing period as the number five ranked recruiting class for 2021. The Ducks' class is highlighted by the number-49 overall prospect Avante Dickerson. The cornerback committed to Oregon yesterday and is the highest ranked player in the Ducks' class.

Mariners Reporting In Two Weeks

(Peoria, AZ) -- The Mariners are scheduled to report to spring training in Arizona on February 17th. The MLB Player's Association rejected the league's offer that would have delayed the season by about a month. Seattle will open spring play on February 27th at home against the Padres.

Oregon Hosts Wazzu Tomorrow

(Eugene, OR)  --  Oregon will welcome Washington State to Eugene tomorrow night in a Pac-12 battle.  7:30 pre-game/ 8:00 o'clock tip-off KBND. The Ducks are coming off an almost two-week pause due to COVID-19 issues and sit at 9-and-3.  The Cougars ended a six-game streak with a win over Washington to get to 10-and-7.

Blazers Cruise Past Wizards

(Washington, DC)  --  Damian Lillard dropped 32 points while going 10-for-10 from the free throw line to help lead the Trail Blazers past the Wizards 132-121 in DC.  Gary Trent Junior had 26 points on seven three-pointers and Carmelo Anthony added 21.  Portland jumps to 11-and-9 and visits the 76ers tomorrow.

Sounders Sign Former Husky Richey

(Seattle, WA)  --  The Sounders are signing former Washington goalkeeper Spencer Richey.  He helped the Huskies advance to the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 in 2014.  The Seattle native was drafted by the Whitecaps in the third round of the 2015 draft and has spent the past two seasons with FC Cincinnati.

Washington, OSU Face Off Tomorrow

(Corvallis, OR)  --  Washington and Oregon State will face off tomorrow night in Corvallis.  The Huskies are second to last in the Pac-12 at 3-and-12.  The Beavers will look to end their two-game skid that dropped them to 8-and-7.

Blazers Dropped By Bucks

(Milwaukee, WI) -- Nassir Little scored a game-high 30 points, but the Trail Blazers were dropped by the Bucks 134-106 in Milwaukee. Damian Lillard had 17 points and seven assists in the setback. Portland dips to 10-and-9 and visits the Wizards tonight.

Former Seahawks OT Wheeler Pleads Not Guilty

(Kent, WA) -- Former Seahawks offensive tackle Chad Wheeler has pleaded not guilty to criminal charges for domestic violence assault. He also pleaded not guilty to domestic violence unlawful imprisonment and resisting arrest. Wheeler was arrested on January 23rd after he allegedly choked his girlfriend until she was unconscious. The woman says she thought Wheeler had killed her.

College Basketball Roundup

(Undated) -- Elsewhere in college basketball, on Thursday, Washington will be at Oregon State. The Huskies are 3-and-12 and the Beavers are 8-and-7. Also Thursday, first-ranked Gonzaga will host Loyola Marymount. The Bulldogs are 17-and-0.

Oregon Falls Out Of Poll

(Eugene, OR) -- Oregon basketball has fallen out of the coaches poll this week after its second pause due to COVID-19. The Ducks were previously ranked 25th and have not played a game since the last poll came out. They're scheduled to host Washington State on Thursday.

Bird Re-Signs With Storm

(Seattle, WA) -- Sue Bird is staying in Seattle for her 18th season in the WNBA. The four-time champion agreed to re-sign with the Storm as an unrestricted free agent this offseason. Bird helped lead the Storm to last year's win over the Aces in the WNBA Finals. She's the oldest player in the league at 40 and says she intends to retire with Seattle.

MLBPA Likely To Reject MLB Proposal

(Undated) -- The Players Association is likely to reject MLB's latest proposal to delay the start of the season. The Athletic reports the union may not even counter as some players feel it's too late to revise the schedule. MLB has reportedly proposed a 154-game slate that would start in late April.

Blazers Visit Bucks Tonight

(Milwaukee, WI) -- The Trail Blazers will be in Milwaukee tonight to take on the Bucks. Portland is coming off a 123-122 win over the Bulls on Saturday to end a two-game skid. The Blazers sit at 10-and-8.

Wazzu Rolls Past U-Dub

(Seattle, WA) -- Isaac Bonton scored a game-high 25 points and had seven rebounds as Washington State rolled past Washington 77-62 in Seattle. Noah Williams added 21 points and six boards for the Cougars, who jump to 10-and-7. Quade Green put up 20 points in the loss for the Huskies, who fall to 3-and-12.

Oregon Faces More Postponements

(Eugene, OR) -- Oregon basketball is facing more postponements due to ongoing COVID-19 issues. The Ducks' games against USC over the weekend and UCLA tonight have both been moved. They last played on January 23rd, losing to Oregon State to drop to 9-and-3.

OSU Hosts Washington Thursday

(Corvallis, OR) -- Oregon State will face off with Washington in Corvallis on Thursday night. The Beavers suffered a 57-52 loss to number-21 UCLA on Saturday to dip to 8-and-7.

NFC Beats AFC In Virtual Pro Bowl

(Undated) -- The NFC is celebrating a virtual win in the NFL Pro Bowl this year. The NFC topped the AFC 32-12 in a virtual game pitting a few current Pro Bowl players and celebrities against one another via Madden NFL 21. Among the participants was former Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch.

MLB Proposing 154-Game Season With Expanded Playoffs

(Undated) -- The Mariners may not be reporting in mid-February for spring training. Major League Baseball is proposing a 154-game season with expanded playoffs. Yahoo Sports reports the union is considering the deal, which includes a one-month delay to the start of the season and full pay for players.


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