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Blazers acquire backup PG at deadline
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland acquired reserve point guard Eric Maynor from the Oklahoma City Thunder at the NBA trade deadline on Thursday.
Maynor is making $2.3 million this season and becomes a restricted free agent this summer. The Blazers acquired him in exchange for the draft rights to Georgios Printezis.
Maynor, in his fourth NBA season, is averaging 2.8 points, two rebounds and 10.6 minutes in 37 games with the Thunder. He missed most of last season with a knee injury and then got bypassed in the rotation by second-year guard Reggie Jackson earlier this season.
The Blazers acquired the draft rights to Printezis last July in a trade that sent Raymond Felton and Kurt Thomas to the New York Knicks.
Portland used the trade exception from that deal to acquire Maynor.
California wins at No. 23 Oregon 48-46
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Justin Cobbs' jumper with 0.7 seconds to play gave California a 48-46 victory over No. 23 Oregon on Thursday night.
Cobbs' shot, which came after the Golden Bears (17-9, 9-5 Pac-12) ran nearly all of the final 26 seconds off the clock, hit nothing but net.
Cobbs finished with 14 points and Allen Crabbe had 12 for Cal, which has won four straight.
Arsalan Kazemi had 11 points and a season-high 18 rebounds for the Ducks (21-6, 10-4), who lost their 11th straight game to the Bears. Carlos Emory scored 13 points.
Oregon, which led 26-21 at halftime, was up 46-43 with 2:06 to play when Robert Thurman recorded a three-point play for Cal on a dunk and free throw to tie it.
The Ducks had a turnover and two missed shots in their final possessions.
Stanford beats Oregon State 82-72
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Josh Huestis had 20 points and 11 rebounds and Stanford pulled away down the stretch to beat Oregon State 82-72 Thursday night.
Dwight Powell had 14 points and 11 rebounds. His driving dunk with 1:09 to go gave the Cardinal (16-11, 7-7 Pac-12) a 78-69 lead.
Huestis had just four points and one rebound in the first half, after which Oregon State led 35-34. Chasson Randle scored 12 of his 13 points in the first half to keep Stanford in it. The Cardinal led nearly the entire second half.
Andy Brown also scored 13 for Stanford, and Aaron Bright had 12 points and six assists.
Roberto Nelson had 28 points to lead the Beavers (13-14, 3-11), who remain in a tie for 10th with Utah.
Joe Burton had 16 points and eight rebounds for Oregon State, and Eric Moreland had 11 points, 11 rebounds and three blocked shots.
Portland holds on to beat San Diego 70-68
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Kevin Bailey scored 18 points, including a key basket down the stretch, and Portland defeated San Diego 70-68 Thursday night.
Bailey scored with 13 seconds left to give the Pilots (11-18, 4-10 West Coast) a 66-62 lead. Bryce Pressley and Ryan Nicholas each made a pair of free throws in the final seconds for Portland.
Ryan Nicholas and Derrick Rodgers scored 15 points apiece and Thomas van der Mars had 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Pilots.
Johnny Dee led the Toreros (13-15, 6-7) with 13 points, 11 of them coming in the second half.
Chris Manresa and Ken Rancifer scored 12 points apiece for San Diego, which has lost seven of its last nine after beginning the WCC season 4-0.
Canucks edge Stars with 4-3 victory
DALLAS (AP) — Jason Garrison and Henrik Sedin (seh-DEEN') scored third-period goals to help lead the Vancouver Canucks to a 4-3 victory over the Dallas Stars on Thursday.
Alex Burrows and Kevin Bieksa also scored for the Canucks, who ended a three-game winless streak (0-1-2), including a 4-3 decision to the Stars in Vancouver on Feb. 15.
Cory Schneider made 22 saves for the win.
Jamie Benn, Michael Ryder and Brenden Morrow scored for Dallas, which lost for the third time in its past four games.
Cristopher Nilstorp, who was recalled from AHL Texas on Sunday, stopped 18 shots.
Timbers sign midfielder Nanchoff
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Timbers have signed midfielder Michael Nanchoff, adding another player who played for new Portland coach Caleb Porter at the University of Akron.
Last week, the Timbers acquired former Akron midfielder Ben Zemanski from Chivas USA. Portland midfielder Darlington Nagbe also played for the Zips.
Nanchoff played the last two seasons with the Whitecaps. He was selected with the No. 8 overall pick in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft.
The Timbers on Thursday also announced that they have acquired second-round picks in both the 2014 and 2015 MLS SuperDraft from the Whitecaps in exchange for the first right of refusal to English midfielder Nigel Reo-Coker.
The Whitecaps in turn signed Reo-Coker, who has played for several English Premier league sides including West Ham United FC, Aston Villa, and Bolton Wanderers.
Nike suspends contract with Oscar Pistorius
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Nike says it has suspended the contract of Oscar Pistorius.
Pistorius, the first double-amputee runner to compete on the track at the Olympics, is facing a charge of premeditated murder in South Africa in the Valentine's Day killing of his girlfriend.
In a brief statement announcing the contract suspension, Nike says "we believe Oscar Pistorius should be afforded due process and we will continue to monitor the situation closely."
Pistorius is a multiple Paralympic medalist, but he failed to win a medal at last year's London Olympics, where he ran in the 400 meters and on South Africa's 4x400 relay team.
Nike dropped Lance Armstrong in October 2012, but stood by Tiger Woods after he admitted to infidelities and went to rehab for sex addiction.
Rohn Buser withdraws from Iditarod
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The field for the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race continues to shrink.
Big Lake musher Rohn Buser withdrew from the race on Wednesday. He's the 23-year-old son of four-time champion Martin Buser.
Martin Buser tells the Anchorage Daily News that his son was disappointed when he didn't repeat as the winner of the Kuskokwim 300 this year. The father and son split the best dogs from their kennel.
Martin says his son decided it might be best to have Martin have one super team of dogs rather than two so-so teams.
Sixty-six mushers will take part in the ceremonial start of the Iditarod March 2 in Anchorage. The official start is the next day in Willow.
Five mushers, including Rohn Buser and five-time champion Rick Swenson, have scratched.