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Darwin Barney returning to Oregon State baseball program as coach; NBA bubble update

PMG FILE PHOTO - Darwin Barney, pictured in 2007, is returning to Oregon State as a volunteer coach.• Barney returns to Corvallis — Darwin Barney is returning to the Oregon State baseball program.

The Beaverton native will join Mitch Canham's staff as a volunteer assistant coach and camp coordinator. Barney played shortstop for the Beavers from 2005-2007, when the Beavers made three College World Series trips and won two national titles.

Barney, 34, was supposed to manage the Triple-A Nashville Sounds this season.

He played in 814 major league games with three teams.

He is the Beavers record-holder with 238 career hits and 765 at bats and his 152 runs is second in program history.

• NBA Friday — The teams around Portland in the battle for the No. 8 playoff spot in the Western Conference all won on Friday at the NBA restart in Orlando.

The Blazers, who take on the L.A. Clippers at 10 a.m. Saturday (TNT/NBCSNW).

Portland (32-38) trail eighth-place Memphis (33-37) by one game after the Grizzlies beat Oklahoma City, 121-92, Friday.

San Antonio (30-38) is a game back of Portland after beating Utah, 119-111. New Orleans and Phoenix (both 30-39) are 1 1/2 back of Portland. The Pelicans beat Washington, 118-107, Friday. Sacramento (29-40) lost Friday to Brooklyn and trails Portland by 2 1/2 games.

Friday scores: San Antonio 119, Utah 111; Memphis 121, Oklahoma City 92; Brooklyn 119, Sacramento 106; Philadelphia 108, Orlando 101; New Orleans 118, Washington 107.

Saturday games: Portland vs. L.A. Clippers, 10 a.m. (TNT/NBCSNW); Utah vs. Denver, 12:30 p.m. (TNT); L.A. Lakers vs. Indiana, 3 p.m. (TNT); Phoenix vs. Miami, 4:30 p.m.; Milwaukee vs. Dallas, 5:30 p.m. (ESPN).

Sunday games: Washington vs. Oklahoma City, 9:30 a.m.; Memphis vs. Toronto, 11 a.m.; San Antonia vs. New Orleans, noon (KATU/ABC); Orlando vs. Boston, 2 p.m.; Portland vs. Philadelphia, 3:30 p.m. (NBCSNW); Houston vs. Sacramento, 5 p.m.; Brooklyn vs. L.A. Clippers, 6 p.m. (NBATV).

Monday games: Oklahoma City vs. Phoenix, 11:30 a.m; Dallas vs. Utah, noon (NBATV); Toronto vs. Milwaukee, 3:30 p.m. (ESPN); Indiana vs. Miami, 5 p.m.; Denver vs. L.A. Lakers, 6 p.m. (TNT).

• Ducks ranked ninth — Oregon is ranked ninth in the first college football coaches' poll of 2020. The Ducks are the highest ranked Pac-12 team.

USC (17th) and Utah (20th) are the only other ranked Pac-12 teams.

The top 10: 1. Clemson. 2, Ohio State. 3, Alabama. 4, Georgia. 5, LSU. 6, Oklahoma. 7, Penn State. 8, Florida. 9, Oregon. 10, Notre Dame.

• PGA Championship — Former Oregon Ducks golfer Wyndham Clark missed the cut Friday at the PGA Championship. Clark shot 71-73 through two rounds to finish at 4-over-par.

Haotong Li, at 8-under-par, leads the tournament at Harding Park in San Francisco. He is the first Chinese player to lead a golf major after any round.

ESPN is televising the tournament from 1-7 p.m. Saturday. Sunday's final round begins on ESPN (9 a.m. to noon) and concludes on KOIN/CBS (noon to 6 p.m.).


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