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Marshall takes Oregon RB reins

EUGENE, Ore. — When running back Byron Marshall signed to play football at Oregon two years ago, he knew he’d have to compete in a crowded backfield. Kenjon Barner was Oregon’s bona fide star in the backfield last season, and speedy sophomore De’Anthony Thomas was one of the country’s most explosive players. Barner ran for 1,767 yards with...
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Seahawks-Falcons Preview

A dramatic field goal for the Atlanta Falcons ousted the Seattle Seahawks from the playoffs last season. Matt Ryan‘s recent play is a big reason why the potential for a postseason rematch is unlikely. The Seahawks return to the Georgia Dome on Sunday looking to gain a measure of revenge and capitalize on Ryan’s struggles while seriously damaging what’s...
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Manningham, Crabtree work way back

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – The answers to all of the San Francisco 49ers’ receiving troubles were on display on the practice field Wednesday.  Mario Manningham had his first full practice since being activated to the 53-man roster, andMichael Crabtree worked for the first time since being cleared to practice.  Mannigham is expected to play Sunday against Carolina....
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OIT women’s soccer tries again in CCC Championships

The Oregon Tech women’s soccer team plays at Corban this afternoon in the opening round of the Cascade Collegiate Conference tournament. Link: Watch the match at 2 p.m./Corban Athletics The Owls are in the postseason for the second straight year, falling in last year’s tournament 2-1 to Northwest. Oregon Tech women’s soccer senior Rebekah...
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HS Wrap: Henley girls eliminated in shootout; KU girls, Henley boys advance

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The Henley girls soccer team is out of the OSAA 4A State Championship after a 2-1 opening round, shootout loss to Brookings-Harbor in Klamath Falls yesterday. Britanny Kochenderfer scored Henley’s first half goal. The Hornets season ends with a 10-4-1 record. Klamath Union 2, Sisters 1 (Shootout) SISTERS, Ore. — After...
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Coverage of Oregon-Stanford (6 p.m. Thurs. – ESPN)

Blog coverage of the Oregon-Stanford football game on ESPN television at 6 p.m. on Thursday.
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James Harden, Dwight Howard lead Rockets to bounce-back win against Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. — Houston’s All-Star tandem of James Harden and Dwight Howard refused to let the Rockets give in to fatigue. Harden scored 33 points, Howard added 29 points and 13 rebounds, and the Rockets beat the Portland Trail Blazers 116-101 on Tuesday night despite playing for the fourth time in five days. Houston (4-1) bounced back from getting routed...
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49ers getting major reinforcements

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — The San Francisco 49ers‘ practice field is an amazingly talented place these days.  In what has a chance to be one of the most compelling storylines in the NFL in the second half, the 49ers are getting mass reinforcements.  The 49ers (6-2) had their bye in Week 9 following a five-game...
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Ducks Dominic Artis, Ben Carter suspended

SEOUL, South Korea – Oregon arrived Wednesday afternoon without two key players for the season opener against Georgetown after both were suspended for selling shoes provided to them by the university, according to the school. Sophomores Dominic Artis and Ben Carter could miss anywhere from nine to 12 games for the NCAA violation. The No. 19 Ducks play Georgetown on Saturday morning...
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Power Rankings: No. 4 Seattle Seahawks

A weekly examination of the Seahawks’ ESPN.com Power Ranking:  It’s difficult to judge the Seahawks this week. Do you reward them for earning the biggest comeback win in franchise history, overcoming a 21-0 deficit and defeating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27-24 in overtime?  Or do you penalize them for falling behind by three touchdowns at home to...
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