Blazers game rescheduled; Ducks guard Ionescu claims national freshman of the year honor; Timbers will be minus at least one defender vs. L.A.
The NBA has rescheduled a Portland-Minnesota game to Monday, April 3. Tip-off will be at 4 p.m. PT at Target Center in Minneapolis.
The game was postponed Monday because of wet floor conditions at the arena.
COLLEGE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL
University of Oregon guard Sabrina Ionescu has been named national freshman of the year by ESPNW.
Ionescu averaged 14.3 points, 6.6 rebounds and 5.5 assists per game. She had four triple-doubles, third-most by any freshman in NCAA history. She hit game-winning shots versus California and Washington, and led the Ducks to the Pac-12 tournament semifinals.
COLLEGE WOMEN'S SOCCER
The Portland Pilots have signed goalkeeper Carly Becker, a 6-0 prep senior from Olympia High in Washington.
Portland will be without defender Vytas for Sunday's road match with the Los Angeles Galaxy, coach Caleb Porter said Thursday.
He is out seven to 10 days with an injured calf.
Defenders Liam Ridgewell and Alvas Powell are considered day-to-day with a foot and ankle sprain, respectively.
Porter said defending Marco Farfan, 18, from Centennial High, would play against L.A., becoming the youngest player ever to appear in an MLS game for the club.
Defender Roy Miller, acquired from Costa Rica's Deportivo Saprissa, also could make his Timbers debut.