If there were sports today ...
A hump day, April Fools' Day ... it would have been relatively quiet in local sports without the coronavirus pandemic. Just not as quiet as it is now, with all of the below called off.
• Damian Lillard and the Blazers would have had six games left in their regular season, with their next game Thursday at home against the Utah Jazz.
• The Portland Winterhawks would be in the Western Hockey League playoffs.
• The Portland Timbers would be coming off their third of 34 scheduled MLS regular-season games, a Saturday clash at home against the Philadelphia Union. Next up on the original 2020 schedule: a trip to play the Houston Dynamo on April 4.
• The Portland Thorns would be playing the U.S. under-23 team in a preseason game at Providence Park.
• Portland Timbers 2 would be prepping for a Sunday, April 5 game against San Antonio at Hillsboro Stadium.
• The Seattle Mariners would be playing the finale of their second series of the MLB season, facing the Minnesota Twins to Safeco Field in game three.
• In high school baseball, nonleague play continues with Cleveland at home (Powell Park) versus The Dalles, Madison playing host to David Douglas on the Marshall campus, and Wilson at home against Centennial.
The softball slate had Lincoln at home (Hamilton Park) versus McMinnville, Jesuit at McNary, David Douglas at Beaverton, Grant at Lakeridge, and Cleveland at Barlow.
In track and field meets, it would have been Jesuit at Southridge.
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