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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – LaMarcus Aldridge had 28 points and eight

rebounds and the Portland Trail Blazers got off to a slow start but

pulled away to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 98-78. Wesley Matthews

added 24 points for the Blazers, who led by as many as 24. Kyrie

Irving, the top pick in last June’s NBA draft, had 21 points.

Antawn Jamison, who was Cleveland’s top scorer going into the game,

made a 3-pointer for his only basket of the game.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – Allen Crabbe scored a career-high 26 points

with six 3-pointers and California surged past Oregon in the second

half to win 77-60 yesterday. Jorge Gutierrez also scored 18 and

Justin Cobbs added 15 points for the Golden Bears, who beat the

Ducks for the eighth time in a row. Crabbe, who also had 12

rebounds, keyed a 23-5 run in the second half that put Cal up 55-38

with 8:55 to play. Crabbe scored 11 points in that stretch.

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) – Chasson Randle’s layup with 37 seconds

left in the fourth overtime provided the winning points Saturday in

Stanford’s 103-101 win over Oregon State. Randle had a game-high 24

points for Stanford, which avoided a conference road sweep after

losing two days earlier at Oregon. An off-balance 3-pointer by

Oregon State’s Roberto Nelson that would have won the game was off

the mark. Nelson and Jared Cunningham had 19 points apiece for

Oregon State.

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) – Defending champion Ryan Villopoto won the

season opener of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross, beating Chad

Reed and Ryan Dungey at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday.

Villopoto, the Kawasaki rider from Poulsbo, Wash., won for the

second year in a row, beating Reed by 12.2 seconds.


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