Sports Update, Thursday, Oct. 24 – Blazers Lose Home Opener to Nuggets, 108-100

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2019

It was a great Blazers home opener run while it lasted.

After winning an NBA-record 18-straight home openers, the Portland Trail Blazers were bested 108-100 by the Denver Nuggets in their first game of 2019-20 Wednesday night at the Moda Center.

It’s not often that the difference between winning and losing comes down to one factor, but such an argument could be made for three-point shooting in Wednesday night’s game. The Nuggets shot 18-of-32 from three, with 11 of those coming in the second half, while the Trail Blazers managed to make just seven of their 28 attempts from deep.

The Blazers hit the road to Sacramento tomorrow for a Friday night game.


From Houston in front of the home crowd, Game 2 of the World Series started out as a barnburner but the Washington Nations dominated the night exploding for 10 runs over the last 3 innings to finish a 12-3 rout of the Astros. 

Stephen Strasburg tossed six great innings for the Nationals as they take a two game lead in the series.  Strasburg scattered seven hits and struck out seven to improve to 4-0 this postseason, blanking the Astros after Alex Bregman’s two-run homer in the bottom of the first.  

Game 3 brings the series to Washington tomorrow night.

World Series (Wednesday, October 23)

Game 2
Washington Nationals12Final
Houston Astros3
WStephen Strasburg (4-0)
LJustin Verlander (1-3)

 

After winning the CCC championship and coming within seven points of the NAIA National Championship Title last year, the Hustlin’ Owls Basketball team have been picked to finish 2nd in the NAIA Preseason Coaches’ Poll.

After winning its first red banner in program history, Spring Arbor (Mich.) begins the season as the No. 1 team in the NAIA DII Men’s Top 25 Poll. The Wildcats received 12 of the 12 first-place votes in the initial ballots.
 
The Cascade Collegiate Conference was well represented with two teams debuting in the top-three of the poll. Last year’s NAIA runner-up Oregon Tech begins the year in the No. 2 spot, while College of Idaho is right behind at No. 3. Southern Oregon University sits at No. 18 in the preseason poll, which has Corban University just on the cusp receiving votes.

Brenden Schooler is moving on and so too is Oregon football.

The senior receiver, who entered the transfer portal as a graduate transfer on Tuesday, is no longer with the program.

“We support him and his choice,” Oregon coach Mario Cristobal said, “and we move on.”

On the field, it won’t be particularly difficult to replace Schooler’s two catches for 44 yards this season or even to fill the void he leaves on special teams, where he was a two-time all-Pac-12 honoree.

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