Clippers select Washington guard C.J. Wilcox
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers selected Washington guard C.J. Wilcox with the 28th overall pick in the NBA draft on Thursday night.
Wilcox, 23, averaged 18.3 points, 3.7 rebounds, and 2.5 assists last season as a senior with the Huskies.
The 6-foot-5, 201-pound shooting guard was named Second-Team All-Pac-12 last season and is the school record-holder for most career 3-pointers. He is also second in scoring in school history with 1,880 points.
The Pleasant Grove, Utah, native shot 43.3 percent from the field and 84 percent from the free-throw line in his college career.
The Clippers also picked a shooting guard with their first round pick last year, taking North Carolina's Reggie Bullock 25th overall.
AP Source: Blazers offer Aldridge max extension
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — With no picks in this year's NBA draft, the Portland Trail Blazers still made news in offering All-Star forward LaMarcus Aldridge a maximum contract extension.
The offer was confirmed Thursday by a person close to the negotiations who could not comment publicly because the team had not formally announced it. The offer, made to Aldridge's representatives last week, was first reported by Yahoo! Sports.
Aldridge, in the fifth and final year of a $65 million contract, is set to become a free agent next summer. The Blazers hope to lure him to stay with a five-year, $108 million extension.
Aldridge averaged a career-best 23.2 points and 11.1 rebounds last season for the Blazers, who went 54-28 and advanced to the Western Conference semifinals before losing to eventual NBA champion San Antonio.
HOPE SOLO ARREST
Hope Solo apologizes following arrest
U.S. women's goalkeeper Hope Solo has apologized to her fans via social media following her arrest for domestic violence last weekend.
Solo posted her apology on her Facebook page and also posted a link to the statement on her official Twitter account.
In addition to her apology, Solo said she loves her family, and like all families, hers has challenges. She says it is her hope to resolve the situation as a family.
Solo pleaded not guilty plea to two counts of fourth-degree domestic violence Monday in a Kirkland, Washington, court and was released without bail.
She is accused of assaulting her sister and 17-year-old nephew at her sister's home in suburban Seattle early Saturday. Her lawyer claims the goalkeeper was a victim in the altercation.
MOUNT BAKER ULTRA RUN
Run from Bellingham Bay up Mount Baker and back
(Information in the following story is from: The Bellingham Herald, http://www.bellinghamherald.com)
BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — Eight runners leaving Bellingham Bay on Friday morning plan to run to Mount Baker where they'll hike and climb to the summit.
That's the half-way point. Then they have to return.
It's a 108-mile course expected to take about 40 nonstop hours.
The Bellingham Herald reports Daniel Probst of Cascade Mountain Runner organized the run with the goal of launching a new Mount Baker Ultra Marathon next year.
The 35-year-old Bellingham man attempted the run twice last year but didn't complete it.