NBA- The Trail Blazers got their first win of the season, beating the Raptors 99 to 91 yesterday. Jerami Grant led the way for the Blazers with 22 points. Malcolm Brogdon chipped in 21 off the bench with Deandre Ayton pulling down 23 rebounds. …The road trip continues. Portland plays Detroit tomorrow afternoon.
Oregon’s number 6 and number 7 ranking in the AP and Coaches Poll respectively won’t matter after the College Football Playoff rankings are announced later today. The 7 and 1 Ducks take on California back at Autzen this Saturday.
Oregon State's loss to Arizona dropped them to 6 and 2 on the season. They’ll likely be ranked somewhere in the teens in today’s College Football Playoff ranking. The Beavers have a high-profile game in Colorado this Saturday night.
Washington will likely maintain its number 5 spot in the College Football Playoff ranking. Next up for the Huskies is a top 25 match up with 24th ranked USC.
The rankings will be released today and every Tuesday afternoon through the end of the season at 4 PM
In recruiting news, the U of O has lured Five-star edge rusher Elijah Rushing of Tucson Arizona away from his hometown Wildcats to commit to the Ducks for the 2024 season. Rushing’s announcement adds to Oregon’s highly touted recruiting class.
Seattle is now in first place in the NFC West sitting at 5 and 2 heading to Baltimore this Sunday for a big game against the surging Ravens.
San Francisco will try to stop their three-game losing streak with an eye on the NFL Trade deadline being at 1 this afternoon. Health concerns over Wide receiver Deebo Samuel, Tackle Trent Williams and QB Brock Purdy continue to hamper the 49ers who are on the road against a 6 and 2 Jacksonville team that has won 5 in a row.
High School playoffs this week.
State Girls Soccer first round of playoff games today: Class 5A- Number 15 Crater at Number 2 Caldera, 4 pm, Number 12 Ashland at Number 5 Summit, 5 pm, Number 13 Mountain View at Number 4 La Salle Prep, 6pm; Class 4A - Number 14 Crook County at Number 3 North Marion, 5 pm Class 3A/2A/1A - Number 20 Salem Academy at Number 4 Sisters, 4:30 pm