SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Billionaire Ron Burkle has taken his interest in the Sacramento Kings all the way to the top. An NBA spokesman confirmed Burkle talked for two hours with Commissioner David Stern at the league's New York offices Thursday. No further details of the meeting were given. The Maloof family already has a signed agreement to sell the Kings to a group that intends to move the franchise to Seattle.
SEATTLE (AP) — Kristi Kingma scored 29 points and Washington defeated Oregon State 81-77 in overtime last night. Kingma was 15 for 15 from the free-throw line, including three with 4 seconds to play in regulation to force overtime after she was fouled trying a 3-pointer. She also hit four in the final 24 seconds of the extra period. Patricia Bright led the Beavers with 21 points.
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Ariel Thomas' tie-breaking 3-pointer with 28 seconds remaining helped Oregon beat Washington State 70-68 last night to win its first Pac-12 game of the season. Thomas, who finished with 20 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists, also made two free throws in the closing seconds as the Ducks ended an eight-game losing streak. Tia Presley led Washington State with 16 points.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Cascadia Cup has Pacific Northwest soccer fans banding together in an unexpected way. Seattle's Emerald City Supporters, Portland's Timbers Army and Vancouver's Southsiders have formed the Cascadia Cup Council to protect the rivalry's name after the MLS intended to trademark the term. The council has already submitted its own application to trademark "Cascadia Cup."
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The U.S. Olympic Committee will name a new training facility at its Olympic Training Center after late Sen. Ted Stevens of Alaska, whose legislation set a template for the modern Olympic movement. The Amateur Sports Act of 1978 gave the USOC control over the Olympics and its brand in the United States and paved the way for national governing bodies to run the individual sports and choose Olympic athletes.