LaMarcus Aldridge scored 43 points and Damian Lillard made six free throws down the stretch to give the Portland Trail Blazers a 112-105 win over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night and a 2-0 lead in the first-round playoff series.
The Portland Winterhawks made a dramatic third period comeback to force overtime, where Taylor Leier scored the game-winner to give the Hawks a 4-3 win and 2-1 series lead over the Kelowna Rockets Tuesday in Game 3 of the Western Conference Final at the Moda Center in front of 9,259 fans.
Matt Dominguez homered and drove in three runs, Dallas Keuchel struck out a season-high eight and the Houston Astros broke a seven-game skid with a 7-2 win over the Seattle Mariners on Monday.
Wesley Matthews had 21 points and Damian Lillard scored 14 of his 16 points in a key fourth-quarter run to rally the Portland Trail Blazers past the Utah Jazz 111-99 on Friday night.
For the fourth straight year, the Portland Winterhawks will play in the Western Conference Final.
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is named in a Miami police report describing allegations that he smoked marijuana with a woman and undressed her before she later wound up in the hospital with no idea how she got there.
The Portland Winterhawks took a 3-1 series lead over the Victoria Royals in their second round playoff series with a 4-3 Game 4 victory Tuesday in Victoria.
Clint Dempsey scored a hat trick, including two goals in the final five minutes of the match and the Seattle Sounders staged a furious late rally to pull out a 4-4 draw with the rival Portland timbers on Saturday.
The Portland Winterhawks fell 2-1 in Game 3 of their second round series in Victoria against the Royals Monday, but the Hawks still hold a 2-1 lead in the series.
Mathew Dumba and Oliver Bjorkstrand each had two goals and an assist and Nicolas Petan scored once and set up three more as the Portland Winterhawks crushed the visiting Victoria Royals 8-2 on Friday in Western Hockey League playoff action.
The Seattle Seahawks locked up coach Pete Carroll with a three-year contract extension Friday after he led the franchise to its first Super Bowl title.
Abraham Almonte hit a tiebreaking RBI double in the seventh inning and Felix Hernandez struck out 11 in the new-look Seattle Mariners' 10-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Monday night.
Brendan Leipsic had four points as the Portland Winterhawks earned a 6-3 Game 3 win Tuesday to take 3-0 lead in their first round playoff series against the Vancouver Giants.
LeBron James scored 32 points, including a layup with 11.4 seconds left, and Chris Bosh capped his 30th birthday by blocking Damian Lillard's layup in the final moments as the Miami Heat escaped with a 93-91 win over the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday night.