SATURDAY LOCAL SPORTS NEWS/Crane slips a bit at Valero Texas Open, but Inglis eagles 17th and stays in contention on LPGA Tour

Reno 1868 2, TIMBERS 2 1

• Visiting Reno overcame a 1-0 halftime deficit for the victory before 1,834 fans at Merlo Field.

Victor Arboleda scored in the 38th minute for Timbers 2.

Reno got even in the 75th minute and tallied the winner in the 89th minute, finishing with an 18-7 edge in shots and 6-2 advantage in shots on goal.

Reno is 1-3-1 in United Soccer League play, while T2 dropped to 3-3-1.

The next Timbers 2 match is at Providence Park against Sacramento Republic at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 2.


• Beaverton product Ben Crane slumped to a 2-over-par 74 and slipped 20 spots into a tie for 25th in the Valero Texas Open at San Antonio.

The former University of Oregon golfer began the third round three shots behind co-leaders Zach Johnson and Ryan Moore and tied for fifth.

The 54-hole leaders, Andrew Landry and Zach Johnson, are at 13-under 203. Crane is at 4-under 212.


• Caroline Inglis of Portland, a former Churchill High and U of O standout, shot a 2-under-par 69 to stay in contention at the Hugel-JTBC Open at Wilshire Country Club in Los Angeles.

Inglis was tied for seventh and four shots out of the lead when the day began.

She holed a fairway wood for eagle-2 on the 17th hole on Saturday and wound up at 5-under 208 through 54 holes.

Jin Young Ko and Moriya Jutanugarn will go into Sunday's final round on top at 204, two ahead of third-place Inbee Park.

Others in the mix behind Inglis include So Yeon Ruo at 209, Jessica Korda and Shanshan Feng at 211 and Lexi Thompson at 213.


• Portland native Peter Jacobsen and playing partner Jay Haas are tied for 13th out of 46 teams in the Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf at Ridgedale, Maryland.

The Jacobsen-Haas duo is 12-under. Carlos Franco and Vijay Singh are first at 19-under.


• After three rounds of the North Mississippi Classic in Oxford, Mississippi, rookie Wyndham Clark from the U of O is tied for 17th at 4-under 212, and former Jesuit High golfer Scott Harrington is tied for 22nd, one shot back.

Both shot 1-under 71 on Saturday.

Eric Axley leads at 204.


NEW ORLEANS 131, Portland 123

• The sixth-seeded Pelicans fought off the Blazers down the stretch to sweep their NBA first-round series, 4-0.

Portland played its best game of the postseason and made a big run after trailing by 13 points after three quarters.

But the Pelicans' biggest guns, Anthony Davis and Jrue Holiday, carried the home team to the win in Game 4.

Davis had 47 points and 11 rebounds. Holiday scored 41 points.

CJ McCollum, with 38 points, led Portland. Al-Farouq Aminu scored 27 points, Jusuf Nurkic had 18 points and 11 rebounds, Damian Lillard had 19 points, and Evan Turner added 15 points on a day when the Blazer bench played a total of only 44 minutes and tallied a combined six points.


Seattle 9, TEXAS 7

• A five-run seventh inning turned defeat into victory for visiting Seattle.

Robinson Cano and Nelson Cruz each had a two-run home run, and Mitch Haniger added a solo HR for the M's.

Chasen Bradford (2-0) pitched the fifth and sixth innings for the win.

Seattle was coming off a 6-2 victory in the series opener.

The Mariners are 11-8.

The Rangers fell to 7-15.

The series finale is noon PT Sunday.

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