Saturday, January 21, 2017

Zags Stay Unbeaten At Pilots' Expense

At Spokane, Washington:

Nigel Williams-Ross scored 15 points on Saturday night as the Gonzaga Bulldogs (19-0 overall, 7-0 in WCC play; #4 in both the Associated Press and USA Today/Coaches polls), the last remaining unbeaten men's Division I basketball team, manhandled the visiting Portland Pilots (9-10, 2-5) 73-52.

Bobcats Knock Off Vikings In Portland

At Portland, Oregon:

A 22-point, 10-rebound performance from Tyler Hall propelled the Montana State Bobcats (9-12 overall, 4-4 in Big Sky play) knocked off the Portland State Vikings (11-7, 4-3) 71-65 on the road on Saturday.

Deontae North scored 23 points to pace the Pilots.

Beavers Fall Again

At Corvallis, Oregon:

Ivan Rabb scored 18 points and grabbed 10 rebounds on Saturday night as the California Golden Bears (14-6 overall, 5-3 in Pac-12 play) overcame a double-double performance from Drew Eubanks (22 points, 10 rebounds) and defeated the struggling Oregon State Beavers (4-16, 0-7) 69-58 on the road.

Ducks Coast Past Cardinal For School-Record 16th Straight Victory

At Eugene, Oregon:

Chris Boucher scored 16 points and grabbed 10 rebounds on Saturday as the Oregon Ducks (18-2 overall, 7-0 in Pac-12 play; #11 in the Associated Press poll, #10 in the USA Today/Coaches rankings), sans the injured Dillon Brooks, racked up a school-record 16th straight victory (38th in a row at home) 69-52 over the Stanford Cardinal (11-9, 3-5).

Colts Can GM

Could head coach Chuck Pagano still be on the outs in Indianapolis?

Friday, January 20, 2017

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Cardinal Keep Beavers Winless In Pac-12 Play

At Corvallis, Oregon:

Michael Humphrey scored 21 points on Thursday night as the Stanford Cardinal (11-8 overall, 3-4 in Pac-12 play) overpowered the Oregon State Beavers (4-15, 0-6) 62-46 on the road as the Beavers suffered their sixth successive defeat.

Dons Ground Pilots In Frisco

At San Francisco:

Charles Minlend scored 14 points on Thursday as the San Francisco Dons (13-7 overall, 3-4 in WCC play) dominated the visiting Portland Pilots (9-9, 2-4) 75-50, more than offsetting 15 points by the guests' Gabe Taylor.

Balanced Scoring Carries Vikings Past Griz

At Portland, Oregon:

Calaen Robinson and Zach Gengler each scored 15 points on Thursday as the Portland State Vikings (11-6 overall, 4-2 in Big Sky play) used balanced scoring in their 88-79 home victory over Montana (10-10, 5-2).

Ahmaad Rorie scored 29 points and Fabijan Krslovic added 24 to pace the Grizzlies.

Ducks Overcome Dillon Brooks Injury To Tie School Record For Longest Winning Streak

At Eugene, Oregon:

Despite a lower-leg injury suffered by preseason All-America Dillon Brooks in the first half, the Oregon Ducks (17-2 overall, 6-0 in Pac-12 play; #11 in the Associated Press poll, #10 in the USA Today/Coaches rankings), with Jordan Bell scoring a career-high 26 points, smothered the visiting California Golden Bears (13-6, 4-3) 86-63 on Thursday night as they equaled a 104-year-old school record with their 15th consecutive victory.

The Ducks have now won 37 straight home contests.

Jabair Bird paced the Bears with 21 points.

Wow What?! The Las Vegas Raiders?!?!

The Raiders filed the paperwork with the NFL on Thursday requesting a move from Oakland to Las Vegas.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Baseball Hall Of Fame: "Bags," Tim Raines, "Pudge" Elected

Three players were elected on Wednesday to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines, and Ivan Rodriguez were elected on Wednesday to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Lumberjacks Chop Down Vikings In Flagstaff

At Flagstaff, Arizona:

Mike Green scored 26 points (while making six of nine three-point shots in the process) and grabbed nine rebounds on Monday as the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks (4-14 overall, 1-4 in Big Sky play) picked up their first home win of the season, 83-76 at the expense of the Portland State Vikings (10-6, 3-2).

De'Sean Parsons topped the Vikes with 19 points while grabbing ten rebounds.

Men's College Hoops: Ducks Continue Steady Climb In Both Polls After Civil War Demolition

Following their Saturday Civil War frontier-styled fist-beating of Oregon State, the Oregon Ducks' men's basketball team climbed to #11 (up two spots from last week) in the Associated Press poll and to #10 (up one) in the USA Today/Coaches poll, both of which were released on Monday.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

NFL Playoffs: Packers, Steelers Advance To Conference Title Games

The Divisional round of the National Football League playoff concluded on Sunday with two games.

NATIONAL FOOTBALL CONFERENCE:

At Arlington, Texas:

After Aaron Rodgers (who threw for two touchdowns) completed a 36-yard pass to Jared Cook, Mason Crosby delivered on a 51-yard game-winning field goal as time expired as the Green Bay Packers defeated the Dallas Cowboys 34-31 to advance to next Sunday's NFC Championship Game in Atlanta against the Falcons (in their Georgia Dome finale) at 12:05 PM Pacific Time (FOX).



AMERICAN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE:

At Kansas City, Missouri:

Chris Boswell kicked an NFL postseason single-game record six field goals as the Pittsburgh Steelers knocked off the Kansas City Chiefs 18-16 in an AFC divisional playoff game.  The Steelers will visit the New England Patriots in next Sunday's AFC Championship Game (New England's sixth successive trip to the conference title game), which starts at 3:40 PM Pacific Time (CBS).

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Late Lions Layup Sinks Pilots In Portland

At Portland, Oregon:

Steven Haney scored 18 points while Brandon Brown made the game-winning layup in the final seconds on Saturday as the Loyola Marymount Lions (9-8 overall, 2-4 in WCC play) knocked off the Portland Pilots (9-8, 2-3) 79-78 on the road, despite 22 points from the Pilots' Alec Wintering.

Shamar Johnson came up with a key defensive block as time was expiring to preserve the Lions' victory.

Ducks Demolish Beavers In Civil War Mismatch

At Eugene, Oregon:

Payton Pritchard scored 17 points on Saturday as the Oregon Ducks (16-2 overall, 5-0 in Pac-12 play; #13 in the Associated Press poll, #11 in the USA Today/Coaches rankings), who scored the first 21 points,  annihilated the visiting Oregon State Beavers (4-14, 0-5) 85-43 in the latest edition of the basketball Civil War series.

The Victory was the Ducks' 14th in a row (their longest winning streak since 1947) and their 36th consecutive at home.

NFL Playoffs: Falcons, Pats Advance To Conference Title Games

Two games were played on Sunday as the divisional round of the National Football League playoffs commenced.

NATIONAL FOOTBALL CONFERENCE:

At Atlanta:

Quarterback Matt Ryan threw for 338 yards and three touchdowns as the Atlanta Falcons wore down the visiting Seattle Seahawks 36-20. Next Sunday the Falcons will either host the Green Bay Packers or visit the Dallas Cowboys in the NFC Championship Game (12:00 Pacific Time, FOX).



AMERICAN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE:

At Foxborough, Massachusetts:

Running back Dion Lewis caught a 13-yard pass for a touchdown, ran back a kickoff 98 yards for another score, and ran for a late touchdown from one yard out as the New England Patriots held off the visiting Houston Texans 34-16 to earn the right to host next Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the winner of the Pittsburgh-Kansas City contest (3:30 PM Pacific Time, CBS).

Vikings Clip T-Birds' Wings At Cedar City

At Cedar City, Utah:

De'Sean Parsons scored 13 points and grabbed 13 rebounds on Saturday as the Portland State Vikings (10-5 overall, 3-1 in Big Sky play) knocked off the Southern Utah Thunderbirds (4-14, 2-3) 88-77 on the road.

Bryce Canda and Zach Gengler each tallied 16 points apiece to pace the Pilots.

Matthew Johnson scored 18 points to lead the T-Birds.