NEW YORK -- C.J. McCollum took over in the third quarter for the Portland Trail Blazers to victory.McCollum scored 33 points, Evan Turner had 19 and the Trail Blazers beat the Brooklyn Nets 129-109 on Sunday. Portland snapped a three-game losing streak and extended Brooklyns skid to four.Damian Lillard added 18 points for the Trail Blazers, and Allen Crabbe had 14. Crabbe signed a four-year, $75 million restricted free-agent offer sheet with Brooklyn before Portland matched in the offseason.Brook Lopez had 21 points for the Nets. Trevor Booker had 16, and Bojan Bogdanovic 15.McCollum made four 3-pointers and scored 12 points in the third quarter to help the Trail Blazers take a 99-84 lead into the fourth.McCollum extended Portlands lead to 22 by making a driving layup and then sinking a free throw to give the Trail Blazers a 110-88 lead with 8:08 remaining in the fourth quarter. Portland never looked back.I had some good looks, McCollum said. Guys did a great job moving the ball and finding the weak side. It was like throwing rocks in the ocean.Poor third quarters are becoming a trend, according to Lopez.I think one of the things that is difficult for us is the third quarters, Lopez said. I think there are usually games where weve come out and teams have made a run and come out and hit first. It is tough to come back from that playing behind the rest of the night.I just think we come out flat. I think its on us 100 percent. I mean, I dont think you can look at the other teams. Weve had a variety of different guys, and they play differently. I think that one is on us for sure.TIP-INSTrail Blazers: Coach Terry Stotts praised the growth of Mason Plumlee as a playmaker. What we use the most is his playmaking ability, his passing. We give him the freedom to get a rebound and take it up. We play through him out on the perimeter because hes a good passer. He sees the game. I think he helps our perimeter guys get better shots because of his playmaking, passing and rolling, rolling to the weak side. ... Al-Farouq Aminu (left calf) and Festus Ezeli (left knee) were inactive.Nets: Coach Kenny Atkinson left the door open for former No. 1 overall pick Anthony Bennett to have an expanded role going forward. That was a pleasant surprise to see Anthony come in and help us out. Well keep looking at it. Were going to keep looking at our rotations and, really, we want to give guys opportunity. When we see something in practice, when we see another guy might need a rest, I think were always looking at giving our guys opportunities. Yes, youll see him and other guys thrown in there at times. ... Jeremy Lin (strained left hamstring) and Caris LeVert (left foot rehab) were inactive.LIN RETURN?Jeremy is progressing well, Nets coach Kenny Atkinson said. I cant give you a timetable or an update in terms of a specific day hes back. 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Pedro scored from a pass by Lionel Messi in the 33rd minute and added two more goals in the 47th and 72nd after Valdes saved his second penalty in four days following his stop in Wednesdays 4-0 over Ajax in the Champions League. BASEBALLCHICAGO -- Robin Ventura announced he will not return as manager of the White Sox next season.Speaking after Chicagos season-ending 6-3 loss to the Minnesota Twins, Ventura said it was a personal decision. He was in the last year of his contract.The Chicago Sun-Times reported Saturday that bench coach and former Cubs manager Rick Renteria will likely take over, but the team did not immediately announce a replacement. White Sox general manager Rick Hahn is scheduled to address reporters Monday.Ventura said he initiated the departure and the front office didnt push him out.Ventura went 375-435 in five seasons with the White Sox. After an 85-77 debut in 2012 that wasnt good enough for the playoffs, Ventura suffered through four consecutive losing seasons.The White Sox finished 78-84 this year despite a 23-10 start that gave them a six-game lead in the AL Central on May 9.ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves have interviewed interim manager Brian Snitker and three coaches for the full-time job heading into 2017.Snitker met with president of baseball operations John Hart and general manager John Coppolella earlier this week. Hart and Coppolella also spoke with bench coach Terry Pendleton, first base coach Eddie Perez and third base coach Bo Porter about the job.After the season, Hart and Coppolella are expected to begin the process of interviewing candidates outside the organization.Snitker said the interview was his first, for any position, in 40 years with the Braves.He managed 20 years in the minor leagues, worked seven years as third base coach under Hall of Fame manager Bobby Cox and was in his third Triple-A stint when the Braves promoted him to replace Fredi Gonzalez on May 17.PRO BASKETBALLPHILADELPHIA -- No. 1 overall pick Ben Simmons will likely need surgery for a broken bone in his right foot.Philadelphia 76ers president Bryan Colangelo said no decision had been made and there was no timetable for how long Simmons would be out of action.Simmons fractured the fifth metatarsal bone during the 76ers final training camp scrimmage on Friday.Simmons injury is the latest blow to a franchise that has been beset in recent years by injuriess to draft lottery picks and has losing streaks of 26 and 28 games over the last three seasons.dddddddddddd.NEW YORK -- Sacramento Kings guard Darren Collison has been suspended eight games without pay by the NBA because of a domestic violence incident involving his wife.Collison pleaded guilty Sept. 2 to a misdemeanor domestic battery charge resulting from the May 30 incident.The NBA said it conducted its own investigation and consulted a panel of experts in the field of domestic violence before determining its penalty.Collison will lose about $380,000 of his $5.2 million salary this season. His suspension begins with the Kings season opener on Oct. 26 and he will be eligible to return Nov. 8 against New Orleans.OLYMPICSPARIS -- IOC President Thomas Bach met with French athletes and Paris leaders of their 2024 bid at the start of a two-day visit in the French capital.Bach was invited by the bid committee.Paris is competing against Budapest and Los Angeles. The International Olympic Committee will choose the host in September 2017.Bach, who has already made equivalent trips to Los Angeles and Budapest, was greeted by athletes at Frances institute of sport then attended a private dinner with Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo.Next week, Bach will meet Italian officials, who still hope the Rome bid can be revived despite city council opposition.BOXINGGLASGOW, Scotland -- A Scottish boxer has died after suffering severe bleeding and swelling to his brain during a televised fight.Mike Towell, who was 25, had to be carried from the ring on a stretcher after a fifth-round loss to Dale Evans in Glasgow on Thursday.Towell had been undefeated going into the fight -- an eliminator for the British welterweight title -- with 11 wins and one draw on his professional record.Towells partner, Chloe Ross, said she was absolutely heartbroken to announce that he died Friday night, 12 hours after he was taken off life support.Ross said the welterweight had been complaining of migraines in the run-up to the fight but put it down to stress. 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