Lillard returns to NBA All-Star Game
Damian Lillard is an NBA All-Star again.
Lillard has made it for the third time in his six seasons — and for the first time since 2015; he also made it in 2014.
NBA coaches voted him as a reserve.
Lillard joins backup guards Jimmy Butler of Minnesota, Klay Thompson of Golden State and Russell Westbrook of Oklahoma City from the Western Conference for the game, which will start at 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18 at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Other reserves from teams in the West are San Antonio's LaMarcus Aldridge, Golden State's Draymond Green and Minnesota's Karl-Anthony Towns.
The starters from West teams are Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant of Golden State, James Harden of Houston, and Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins of New Orleans.
From the Eastern Conference, former Lake Oswego High star Kevin Love of the Cleveland Cavaliers also has been voted as a reserve.
West captain Curry and East captain LeBron James will draft their teams under a new All-Star Game format.
Team rosters will be announced at 4 p.m. Thursday on TNT.
Lillard is averaging 25.2 points, 6.6 assists and 4.8 rebounds per game for the Blazers this season.
COLLEGE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL
Lewis & Clark 61, PACIFIC 56
The Pioneers outscored the Boxers 18-8 over the final 4:29 to win at Forest Grove.
For L&C, Janessa Willie scored 13 points, Sara Hogman had 12, and Lauren Wood had 10 points and 11 rebounds.
The Pios, in position for one of the four Northwest Conference playoff berths, improved to 10-8 overall and 5-4 in the NWC.
Pacific fell to 3-14, 2-7.
COLLEGE MEN'S BASKETBALL
PACIFIC 100, Lewis & Clark 92 (2 OT)
In a two-overtime defeat at Forest Grove, seven L&C players scored in double figures, led by Andrew Vickers with 18 points.
The Boxers climbed to 11-7 overall and 5-4 in the Northwest Conference. The Pioneers dropped to 6-12, 2-7.
Jefferson and Grant are 1-2 again in the Class 6A boys basketball coaches poll.
The rest of the top 10, in order: Southridge, Sprague, West Linn, McNary, Lake Oswego, Jesuit, Tualatin, North Medford.
Others receiving votes, in this order: West Salem, Madison, Beaverton, Oregon City, Lincoln, Tigard, Central Catholic, Barlow and Clackamas, McMinnville, Grants Pass, South Eugene and Sheldon.
Former Oregon Ducks golf star Wyndham Clark, a rookie on the Web.com Tour, was tied for 10th after Tuesday's third round of The Bahamas Great Abaco Classic at The Abaco Club.
The final round is Wednesday.
Clark, who had the 36-hold lead at 10-under-par 134, shot a par 72 for a 206 total. He was four shots behind the leader, Willy Wilcox, who shot 65.
Scott Harrington, a former Jesuit High golfer who lives in Phoenix, fired a 71 on Tuesday and was tied for 47th at 213.
Oregon State is ranked second in the nation by Baseball America, one spot behind Florida. Florida State, Arkansas and Texas Tech complete the top five. Stanford is No. 9.
COLLEGE TRACK AND FIELD
The Concordia University indoor track and field teams are ranked second (men) and sixth (women) in the West region after two meets of the NCAA Division II season.
Northwest Nazarene is No. 1 among men. Central Washington is rated first for women.
COLLEGE MEN'S TENNIS
University of Oregon junior Thomas Laurent has been named the first Pac-12 Player of the Week for spring.
The native of France, ranked sixth in the NCAA ranks, is 2-0 in singles and 1-0 in doubles. He beat Georgia State's Andrei Andrukhou, 6-0, 6-2, last week, and teamed with senior Cormac Clissold to knock off the 56h-ranked doubles team, 6-2.
Portland has traded with D.C. United for the Homegrown Player rights to 5-9, 155-pound midfielder Eryk Williamson, who is from Alexandria, Va., and spent the past three seasons with the University of Maryland. The Timbers sent D.C. $100,000 in general allocation money, $100,000 in targeted allocation money, a 2018 international spot and a second-round 2020 MLS SuperDraft pick.