FRIDAY LOCAL SPORTS NEWS/Blazers win again; Timbers 2 signs winger, 20, from Costa Rica's Deportivo Saprissa


San Francisco 10, Seattle 7

• Seattle starter James Paxson struggled in his three-plus innings, giving up four runs and five hits.

The Mariners dropped to 5-9.

The Giants raised their Cactus League record to 6-7.

Dee Gordon, Nelson Cruz and Daniel Vogelbach homered for the M's. Vogelbach, the first baseman, was 3 for 4 with two doubles as well. Gordon, leading off and playing center field, had two hits and three RBIs. Cruz, the DH, was 2 for 2 with two walks and scored twice.

Newly reacquired outfielder Ichiro Suzuki, 44, took batting practice with Seattle on Friday and might make his spring debut on Sunday.


Cuts of veterans are common at this time of year in the NFL, and Seattle made a major cut on Friday. The club released 29-year-old Richard Sherman, who was due $13 million for the 2018 season. The two-time All-Pro is coming off an Achilles tendon injury.


PORTLAND 125, Golden State 108

• The Blazers beat the Stephen Curry-less Warriors at Moda Center and extended their winning streak to an NBA current-high nine games.

Even without Curry (sore ankle), the game was a shootout, for the most part, and the Blazers' guards did the bulk of the shooting for the home team.

CJ McCollum scored 30 points, Damian Lillard 28 points, Shabazz Napier 10 off the bench and Evan Turner 12 in reserve. Zach Collins added 12 points in 25 minutes as a sub, and backup forward Ed Davis had 10 points and 15 rebounds in 26 minutes. Starting center Jusuf Nurkic contributed 10 points and 11 rebounds in 20 minutes.

For Golden State, Kevin Durant poured in 40 points and Klay Thompson had 25.

Portland improved to 40-26, while Golden State slipped to 51-15.

The Blazers' next game is 7:30 p.m. Monday at home against the Miami Heat.


• Another day, another international player addition announcement for Portland's United Soccer League team.

This time, the organization has plucked a familiar source — Deportivo Saprissa of Costa Rica — for a winger, 5-10, 170-pound Marvin Loria.

He'll be on loan to T2 for the 2018 season, with a purchase option. He's 20 years old and from San Jose, Costa Rica.


Former University of Oregon golfer Aaron Wise had a 4-under-par 67 in

the second round and moved up 84 spots into a tie for 38th in the Valspar Championship at Palm Harbor, Florida.

Tiger Woods shot 68 and is in a five-way tie for second, two shots behind Corey Conners (69–133).


Scott Harrington, a former Jesuit High golfer, was tied for 32nd at 3-under 141 after two rounds of the El Bosque Mexico Championship in Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico.

Harrington shot a 71 on Friday.

Rookie Wyndham Clark, the 2017 Pac-12 champion for the Oregon Ducks, also had a 71 and missed the cut by three shots with a 146 total.

The leader, Jose de J. Rodriguez, was at 10-under 134.

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