Daybreak 2

Drummond Leads Pistons To Comeback 120-103 Win Over Blazers

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Andre Drummond had 29 points and 27 rebounds, Reggie Jackson scored a career-high 40 points and the Detroit Pistons rallied in the fourth quarter to beat the Portland Trail Blazers 120-103 on Sunday night.

Jackson had 26 points in the fourth quarter alone and the Pistons outscored the Blazers 41-11 in the final period.

It was the Pistons' first win in Portland since 2007 and snapped a six-game overall losing streak to the Blazers.

Damian Lillard had 26 points and 11 rebounds and the Blazers' modest three-game winning streak was snapped. C.J. McCollum added 18 points.

The Blazers led by as many as 18 points in the third quarter, but Detroit's Kentavious Caldwell-Pope hit a 3-pointer that closed the gap to 98-92 with 7:18 left.

Drummond's layup pulled the Pistons within 98-96 and Jackson's floater with 5:21 left tied it at 98. Jackson hit another to put the Piston's in front with 4:46 left, and they never trailed again.

November 9, 2015

Portland Advances To West Finals With 2-0 Win Over Vancouver

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Fanendo Adi scored off a feed from Diego Valeri in the 31st minute and Diego Chara added the capper in second-half stoppage time, sending the Portland Timbers to the MLS Western Conference finals for the second time in franchise history with a 2-0 victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps on Sunday night.

Portland, the No. 3 seed in the West, played to a 0-0 draw in the first-leg of the two-game series at home against Vancouver and got the critical road goal after withstanding an early rush from the Whitecaps. Valeri got free from his defender on the end line and found Adi open in the middle of the penalty area. Vancouver goalkeeper David Ousted had no chance to save the left-footed shot that silenced the 27,837 at BC Place to see the Whitecaps first home playoff match as an MLS club.

Portland will face FC Dallas in the Western Conference finals beginning, with the first leg Nov. 22 in Portland.

Portland was knocked out by Real Salt Lake in the West finals in 2013.

November 9, 2015

Falk Leads Washington State To 38-24 Win Over Arizona State

goCOUGSPULLMAN, Wash. (AP) - Luke Falk threw for 497 yards and five touchdowns as Washington State beat Arizona State 38-24 Saturday to become bowl-eligible for the second time in coach Mike Leach's four years with the program.

Dom Williams caught six passes for 123 yards and two touchdowns for Washington State (6-3, 4-2 Pac-12), which overcame a 14-0 first quarter deficit.

Arizona State (4-5, 2-4) scored a touchdown on each of its first two possessions, then was held to one more the rest of the game. It was the Sun Devils' third consecutive loss.

Washington State, which lost on a last-second missed field goal last week against No. 9 Stanford, managed to protect Falk from one of the best pass rushes in the Pac-12. He completed 36 of 55 passes, with one interception, and was sacked three times.

Arizona State quarterback Mike Bercovici completed 27 of 44 passes for 229 yards.

November 8, 2015


Adams Throws For 4 Tds And Oregon Beats Cal 44-28

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Vernon Adams threw for 300 yards and four touchdowns, including a pair to Bralon Addison, and the Oregon Ducks became bowl eligible with a 44-28 victory over slumping California on Saturday night.

Royce Freeman had 29 carries for 180 yards as the Ducks (6-3, 4-2 Pac-12) held on to a slim shot at a place in the conference championship game with their third straight win. The Ducks amassed a school record 777 yards in total offense.

It was Oregon's first conference victory at Autzen Stadium this season after earlier losses to Utah and Washington State.

Jared Goff threw for 329 yards and two touchdowns for the Golden Bears (5-4, 2-4), who dropped their fourth straight game after a promising 5-0 start.

Adams started his third straight game after struggling with a broken index finger on his throwing hand earlier this season.

November 8, 2015

Northern Arizona Rolls Past Eastern Washington 52-30

CHENEY, Wash. (AP) - Corbin Jountti rushed for three touchdowns, Casey Jahn ran for two and Marcus Alford returned an interception 70 yards for a score as Northern Arizona defeated Eastern Washington 52-30 on Saturday night.

The Lumberjacks (6-3, 4-2 Big Sky Conference) forced four turnovers and had three fourth-down stops to end the Eagles' 19-game regular-season home winning streak. It was just the sixth loss on Eastern Washington's red turf, installed in 2010, and left Southern Utah as the lone unbeaten team in league play.

Case Cookus completed 22 of 30 passes for 224 yards and a 1-yard scoring pass to Emmanuel Butler for Northern Arizona. The Lumberjacks added 160 yards on the ground, with Kendyl Taylor, Jahn and Jountti all with more than 50 yards. All of Jountti's touchdowns came in the fourth quarter when NAU scored 28 points.

Jordan West and Reilly Hennessey combined for 367 yards passing for Eastern Washington (6-3, 5-1).

November 8, 2015