'Sheed, Stoudamire apologize
Nov. 22-26, 2002
Trail Blazers players Rasheed Wallace and Damon Stoudamire read apologies after being cited on misdemeanor marijuana possession charges on Interstate 5, on the way back from a road game against the Seattle SuperSonics.
Coach Maurice Cheeks says he's disappointed to hear about the transgressions, but expects both to be in the lineup the next game. "We'll talk about whatever it is that needs to be done as a group," Cheeks says.
General manager Bob Whitsitt assures that everyone is "frustrated and disappointed," adding that "this is not what we're about."
• Oregon State blasts Oregon in the annual Civil War football game, 45-24, before 37,154 at Reser Stadium.
Derek Anderson tosses four touchdown passes, Steven Jackson runs for 153 yards, and James Newson catches 11 passes for 168 yards.
OSU improves to 8-4 (5-5 Pac-10). Oregon drops to 7-5 (3-5).
Both teams are headed for bowl games, the Ducks despite losing five of their last six.
• Christine Sinclair's three goals, all in the first 28 minutes, lift coach Clive Charles' ninth-ranked Portland Pilots into the NCAA semifinals with a 4-0 victory over Richmond at Merlo Field.
Sinclair's seven goals in this year's tournament breaks Mia Hamm's record of six set with North Carolina in 1993.
Sinclair assists on the other quarterfinal goal.
• New Portland State men's basketball coach Heath Schroyer's team rallies from a 16-0 deficit to defeat Cal State Northridge, 69-65, before 927 fans at the remodeled Stott Center.
• Peter Jacobsen Productions announces that the $2 million Jeld-Wen Tradition, a major championship for players 50-and-over, will be played at The Reserve Vineyards and Golf Club in Aloha in 2003.
Jacobsen had been host for 17 years to the Fred Meyer Challenge, but Cincinnati-based Kroger, which owns Fred Meyer, dropped its sponsorship a few months earlier.
Jacobsen says PJP was offered an October PGA Tour spot but declined because the field would have been relatively weak and minus stars such as Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, David Duval and Ernie Els.