Sports Update with Randy Adams; Tiger Woods Wins Masters, Trail Blazers, Mariners and Oregon Tech Women All Weekend Winners

Randy Adams has been covering local Klamath Basin sports for 40 years and is the voice of the Henley Hornets and Mazama Vikings on radio at 106.5 / 1240AM The Winner CBS Sports Radio and 102.5 / 1450AM KFLS. Hear his daily morning show on Sunny 107!

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MONDAY, APRIL 15, 2019

Trail Blazers win game one against Oklahoma City Thunder.

The playoff losing streak is over.

After entering Game One Sunday afternoon with a 10-game playoff losing streak, the Trail Blazers bested the Oklahoma City Thunder 104-99 in front of a sellout crowd of 19,886 in Game One of the three-six matchup of the 2019 Western Conference Playoffs.

The Trail Blazers now lead the series 1-0 with Game Two scheduled for Tuesday at the Moda Center in Portland.

Portland got off to a dream start Sunday afternoon, shooting 12-of-20 from the field and 7-of-10 from three on the way to scoring 39 points in the first quarter. Combine that with holding the Thunder to 35 percent shooting from the field and 0-of-6 from three, the Trail Blazers were able to go up by as many as 17 points before taking a 39-25 advantage into the second quarter.

Game two is tomorrow night at the Moda Center, and you can hear it on CBS Sports Radio The Winner, 106.5FM and 1240 AM.

He was in the hunt from the first day of play to the last hole.  Golf’s Tiger Woods collected his 15th major win, and his fifth Masters title, at the 2019 Masters Tournament on Sunday.

The 43-year-old hadn’t won a major championship since 2008, when he triumphed at the U.S. Open.

When Tiger’s bogey putt dropped on his 72nd hole, Woods raised his fists to scream to the heavens, while donning his black Nike hat, the red mock-neck shirt and putter in hand.

Besides donning the coveted green jacket, Woods earned a sizable paycheck: $2.07 million, which is the standard 18 percent of the total pot. When Woods won the tournament in 2001 and earned $1 million, he became the first winner to earn seven figures. Now, he’s the first Masters champion to earn more than $2 million.

The total payout hit a record high of $11.5 million, up from $11 million in 2018.

The prize money, which is split among the 87-player field, is distributed depending on final rank.

Here’s how it would normally get divvied up between the top eight finishers:

First place: $2.07 million (18% of the total purse)
Second place: $1.24 million (10.8% of the total purse)
Third place: $782,000 (6.8% of the total purse)
Fourth place: $552,000 (4.8% of the total purse)
Fifth place: $460,000 (4% of the total purse)
Sixth place: $414,000 (3.6% of the total purse)
Seventh place: $385,250 (3.35% of the total purse)
Eighth place: $356,500 (3.1% of the total purse)

This year, however, there was a three-way tie for second place, meaning Dustin Johnson, Xander Schauffele and Brooks Koepka will take home $858,667 each. There was also a four-way tie for fifth place, meaning Jason Day, Webb Simpson, Francesco Molinari and Tony Finau earned $403,938 each.

After two rounds of play, the field gets narrowed down to players within either the top 50 or 10 shots of the lead. This year, 65 competitors made the cut, all of whom receive a percentage of the purse. The three competitors who tied for 62nd place each earned $25,415.

Those who didn’t make the 36-hole cut earn the least but are still paid something: $10,000.

Mitch Haniger didn’t wait around this time, belting his third career leadoff homer off Astros standout Gerrit Cole in Sunday’s 3-2 loss to extend the Mariners’ Major League record to 18 consecutive games with a home run to begin the season.

The 2018 All-Star went 2-for-4 with a double to go with his dinger, but it wasn’t enough to prevent an Astros sweep as the Mariners dropped to 13-5. Houston has won nine straight to pull a game back at 11-5 in the early American League West standings.

The Astros derailed the Mariners’ offensive momentum for a second straight day, holding Seattle to four hits with 15 strikeouts. The Mariners had scored five or more runs in 15 of their first 16 games before being limited to three runs over the past two games.

Seattle struck out 28 times while totaling just eight hits and no walks in those two losses, with Houston starters Cole and Justin Verlander combining for 22 strikeouts in 12 innings.

The Mariners open a three-game series with the Cleveland Indians tonight at T-Mobile Park.

No. 12 Oregon Tech Hustlin’ Owls) swept a rare tripleheader from the UBC Thunderbirds (Friday afternoon at Softball City.

“This was a great team effort today from everyone on our roster to get three big wins on the road,” said Head Coach Greg Stewart.

“Minus a couple of  innings all day, we pitched really well against an aggressive UBC squad. Our defense was solid, making several really good plays in the infield and we hit the ball well up and down our line up. I am really proud of these ladies and how we have performed with playing 35 of our 43 games on the road so far this season.”

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