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College football polls — The game between Oregon and Oregon State will feature two top-25 teams. Off of Saturday's 20-17 win over Utah, the Ducks (9-2) jumped to No. 10 in the AP poll and No. 9 in the coaches' poll. The Beavers (8-3) returned to the top-25 at No. 22 in both polls.

The annual rivalry game is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26 in Corvallis and will be televised on ABC (KATU 2).

Oregon can return to the Pac-12 championship game with a win over Oregon State, or a Washington loss to Washington State. OSU, which won 31-7 at Arizona State, can finish with 10 wins if it beats the Ducks and wins its bowl game.

Lillard sidelined — Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard will be re-evaluated in one to two weeks after an MRI revealed a grade-one strain to his lower right leg. Lillard left Saturday's loss to Utah in the third quarter. He has missed five of Portland's first 15 games and is averaging 27.6 points, seven assists and 4.5 rebounds.

College men's basketball — At Eugene, No. 3-ranked Houston scored 30 points from 18 Oregon turnovers and beat the Ducks 66-56 at Matthew Knight Arena.

N'Faly Dante kept Oregon (2-2) close, finishing with 16 points, 11 rebounds, four assists, three blocked shots and two steals. But the Ducks, who got thinner at guard when Keeshawn Barthelemy went down with a first-half injury, shot a woeful 3 of 22 from 3-point range.

Oregon got within six points late, but the Cougars (5-0) scored the next six points to secure the win. The Ducks are limping into the Phil Knight Invitational, where they meet UConn at 5 p.m. Thanksgiving Day at Moda Center (ESPN2).

College volleyball — Oregon's win string reached 11 with a reverse sweep of USC at MattHew Knight Arena. After dropping the first two sets, the No. 12 Ducks (21-5, 15-3 Pac-12) won the next three including 15-12 in the fifth set to improve to 11-0 at home. A career-high 29 kills from Mimi Colyer and 62 assists from setter Hannah Pukis highlighted the UO effort. …

At Corvallis, UCLA beat Oregon State 3-1. The Beavers (7-21, 2-16) have lost nine in a row.

College women's basketball — Boise State beat visiting Portland State 71-61 thanks to a 24-13 third quarter. Jada Lewis had 15 points, Esmeralda 14 and Alaya Fitzgerald 11 for the Vikings (2-2) who were 10 for 26 on 3-pointers, but were outscored 38-22 in the paint. …

At La Jolla, California, UC San Diego beat Portland 85-76. Alex Fowler scored 12 of her game-high 16 points on free throws for the Pilots (2-3). Kelsey Lenzie and MJ Bruno scored 11 apiece. Portland made 11 of 26 3-pointers and scored 18 points off Triton turnovers, but couldn't slow down the UCSD offense. …

In a No. 1 vs. No. 2 showdown at Stanford, No. 1 South Carolina beat the No. 2 Cardinal 76-71 in overtime. Beaverton native Cameron Brink led Stanford with 25 points, five rebounds and four blocked shots.

Linfield football — Linfield's No. 4-seeded football team will host Bethel University of Minnesota in the second round of the NCAA Division III playoffs. That game will begin at noon on Saturday, Nov. 26.

The Wildcats improved to 10-0 with a 51-24 win over Pomona-Pitzer in McMinnville on Nov. 19, secured with a 24-point fourth quarter.


Vikings men 79, Beavers 66 The 17th try is the charm. Portland State (2-2) men's basketball was 0-16 all-time against Oregon State (3-1) before the win Saturday night. Jorell Saterfield had a career-high 26 points to lead the Vikings while Hunter Woods had 19 and Isiah Kirby had 12. Glen Taylor Jr. had 25 to lead OSU.

Kraken 3, Kings 2 (OT) Jordan Eberle scored with three minutes left in overtime to lift Seattle (10-5-3) over the visiting Los Angeles Kings (11-8-2). Jared McCann and Daniel Sprong had the other two goals while Martin Jones made 27 saves.

College basketball The Oregon State (4-0) women handled visiting Prairie View A&M (2-3) by outscoring it 31-7 in the first quarter and never letting up. Raegan Beers, a freshman out of Colorado, put up 28 points off the bench to lead the way along with 12 rebounds. The Portland (4-2) men lost at home to visiting Seattle (4-0) by being outscored 44-26 in the second half. Tyler Robertson had 22 points to lead the effort along with eight rebounds.

College volleyball Portland was swept by St. Mary's and has one match left in the season against Pepperdine.


Winterhawks 4, Silvertips 1 — A three-goal second period helped Portland beat visiting Everett at Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

Robbie Fromm-Delorme and Aidan Litke each had a goal and assist as the Winterhawks won their seventh in a row.

At 15-1-1-1 for 32 points, the Winterhawks remain atop the WHL's Western Conference. The Silvertips, who were missing several injured players, are third in the conference at 12-7-0-0 for 24 points. This was the first of eight regular-season games between Portland and Everett.

Dante Giannuzzi stopped 26 of 27 shots for his 10th win of the season in goal.

Defenseman Ryder Thompson's first goal of the season opened the scoring 2:10 into the second period Litke put home a rebound to make it 2-0 at 13:46 of the second and Jack O'Brien finished off a two-on-zero rush a with Marcus Nguyen to make it 3-0.

Fromm-Delorme scored his 11th goal early in the third period to make it 4-0 before Owen Zellweger scored for Everett.

Winterhawks forward Kyle Chyzowski left the ice with an apparent right leg injury in the final minute of the third period.

Portland is back at Veterans Memorial Coliseum at 6 p.m. Saturday against Kamloops.

Trail Blazers — Portland announced that Gary Payton II has experienced intermittent soreness in the process of working toward returning from off-season core muscle surgery. He will be re-evaluated in two weeks as he works toward full participation in practice.

• Also Friday, the Blazers announced they signed 7-1 center Ibou Badji to a two-way contract and waved center Olivier Sarr.

College women's basketball — A driving layup by Sophia Ramos in the final seconds lifted San Diego State (4-1) to a 55-53 win over the visiting Portland Pilots (2-2). Alex Fowler had 14 points, eight rebounds, two steals and two blocked shots for the Pilots and Lucy Cochrane had 11 rebounds and four blocked shots for the Pilots.

College volleyball — Portland State won 3-2 at Sacramento State to close the Big Sky regular season at 11-5 and clinch the No. 2 seed for next week's Big Sky volleyball tournament. The Vikings won the fifth set 15-9, after falling behind 5-0 at the start of that set. Parker Webb had 25 kills, Makayla Lewis 22 kills and setter Madison Friebel had 60 assists. …

At Eugene, Oregon won its 10th in a row, taking a five-set thriller against UCLA. A five-point run from an eight-all tie keyed the Ducks' 15-10 win in the fifth set. Brooke Nuneviller had 19 kills and 10 digs and Mimi Colyer 17 kills and 19 digs. Oregon (20-5, 14-3 Pac-12) is second in the conference behind Stanford. …

At Corvallis, UCLA swept Oregon State 25-20, 25-29, 25-18.

College women's soccer — Grant High forward McKenna Siel is one of eight recruits who have signed to play college soccer at Oregon.


Kraken 3, Rangers 2 (OT) — Justin Schultz scored the game-winner in overtime for his goal of the night to lead Seattle (9-5-3) past the New York Rangers (8-6-4) on Thursday. Jared McCann had the other goal while Martin Jones made 28 saves on 30 shots faced.

College basketball — The Oregon State women held on to beat visiting Eastern Washington 73-66 behind 32 points and 10 rebounds from Talia von Oelhoffen. The Beavers are 3-0 early in the season. The Portland State women moved to 2-1 with an 80-73 overtime win over Seattle. Esmeralda Morales had 21 points to lead the way.

The Portland men picked up a road win at Air Force 64-51 to move to 4-1 on the year. Tyler Robertson had 15 points while Moses Wood pitched in 12.


Timbers signing — The Portland Timbers have signed defender Claudio Bravo to a contract extension through 2026 with a club option for 2027.

"Claudio has become an essential player for the team during his time with the Timbers," said Timbers technical director Ned Grabavoy. "We're glad he will be in Portland for years to come and see him continuing to be an influential contributor on the field."

Bravo, 25, will enter his third season with the Timbers in 2023. The Argentine international has started in all 49 regular-season appearances for Portland, tallying four assists in two seasons.

UO semifinalists Three Oregon football players have been named semifinalists for postseason awards.

They are:

Offensive lineman Alex Forsyth, Jason Witten Collegiate Man of the Year

Quarterback Bo Nix, Walter Camp Player of the Year

Linebacker Noah Sewell, Walter Camp Player of the Year.

Barnard retiring — Oregon State will be looking for a new volleyball coach.

Mark Barnard will retire at the end of the 2022 season to pursue other opportunities and explore his many interests outside of collegiate athletics, he said Wednesday.

Barnard joined Oregon State on July 22, 2005 as an assistant coach and was promoted to associate head coach in July 2008. He took over the program as the head coach on June 27, 2016.

During his 18 years with the program, the Beavers advanced to the NCAA Tournament two times, including a trip to the Sweet 16 in 2014 after postseason wins over Creighton and UALR.


Ducks fall, Beavers into top 25 Oregon football expectedly fell in the latest College Football Playoff rankings. The Ducks went down to No. 12 following the 37-34 loss to Washington. Meanwhile Oregon State jumped back into the top 25 at No. 25, thanks in part to the loss to Huskies two weeks ago looking much more OK now. The top five of Georgia, Ohio State, Michigan, TCU and Tennessee didn't change while LSU jumped USC for the No. 6 spot. Utah comes in at No. 10 and is the Ducks opponent this week in Autzen.

Winterhawks 4, Hitmen 1 Portland (14-1-1-1) wins yet again, taking down visiting Calgary 4-1. Kyle Chyzowski scored in the second and third period to help close the game while Luke Schelter and Josh Zakreski both scored in the first to put the Winterhawks up 2-1.

College basketball The Oregon men dominated visiting Montana State 81-51 behind five players in double figures scoring, highlighted by freshman Kel'el Ware with 16 points and 7 rebounds. Meanwhile the Oregon State men beat up on Bushnell University 83-66.


Timbers Mora — The Portland Timbers have signed forward Felipe Mora to a contract extension through 2025 with a club option for 2026.

"We have a strong belief in Felipe as both a player and a person. This is a unique situation in which Felipe's unselfishness to work with the club in restructuring the contract, affords us the ability to continue to fully support him in his rehab process," said Timbers technical director Ned Grabavoy. "We have confidence that he can return to being an impact level player for us, and take pride in him being a member of this club."

Mora, 29, is set to enter his fourth season at Portland. The Chilean striker has scored 19 goals and tallied 7 assists in 55 regular season appearances (35 starts) for the Timbers.

Blazers beat — Portland returned home after a 4-2 record on a six-game road trip that was every bit impressive thanks to a couple buzzer-beating wins despite plenty of injuries. Portland's play has energized the fan base with tremendous effort each night as it tries to get fully healthy once more. Jusuf Nurkic missed the final three games of the trip due to a sore abductor while Damian Lillard and Shaedon Sharpe were in and out of the lineup as well. This is where the depth and roster building of general manager Joe Cronin will be tested, and with a 4-2 mark from the mostly eastern trip, so far so good.

In other Blazers news, the team released its new City Edition uniforms. The design is a homage to the old carpet that once dawned the floors of the PDX airport. The uniform will be worn for the first time Tuesday, Nov. 15 in a game against San Antonio at Moda Center. The Blazers will wear them again for a 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17 matchup with visiting Brooklyn.

Speaking of the schedule, Portland will be at home again at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19 to play Utah before heading east for a four-game trip while the Phil Knight college basketball tournaments take over the Rose Quarter. The first game of the trip is set for 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21 at Milwaukee.

College basketball — Oregon (3-0) beat Southern 83-46 in women's basketball as part of the Pac-12/SWAC Legacy Series at Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Ahlise Hurst had 15 points (all on five 3-pointers). Phillipina Kyei added 10 points and 10 rebounds. Endyia Rogers scored 14 points in the third quarter.

In other UO women's news, Grace VanSlooten took home Pac-12 freshman of the week honors after leading the Ducks in scoring against Northwestern and Seattle.

Colyer record — Oregon outside hitter Mimi Colyer has been named Pac-12 Conference freshman of the week for a record seventh time. She breaks the record she shared with former USC standout Ebony Nwanebu (2013).

Colyer helped the Ducks win at Colorado and Utah, including erasing an 0-2 deficit against Colorado.

Winterhawks — Portland entered a Nov. 16 game against Calgary 13-1-1-1 through 16 games. The Hawks are home at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18 against Everett and at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19 against Kamloops.

Seattle Seahawks — After losing to Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFL's first-ever regular season game played in Germany, the 6-4 Seahawks enter their bye week. They'll be back in action at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27 to host the Las Vegas Raiders.

Seattle Kraken — Seattle finishes out a six-game homestand this week. Thursday, Nov. 17 the Kraken host the New York Rangers. Saturday, Nov. 19 they host the Los Angeles Kings and Wednesday, Nov. 23 the San Jose Sharks. All three games start at 7 p.m.

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