Two former Ducks make Olympic team Sunday

EUGENE, Ore. — Wallace Spearmon took another big step toward erasing the bad memories of being disqualified at the Beijing Olympics, overcoming a slow start to win the men’s 200-meter final in 19.82 seconds Sunday at Hayward Field. ”That’s definitely something that’s been on my mind since 2008,” Spearmon said. ”It’s hard to make...
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Runoff to decide tiebreaker Monday

EUGENE, Ore. – Reluctantly, Jeneba Tarmoh will step into the blocks Monday to break a third-place tie she feels was already decided fair and square. The young sprinter wants no part of a runoff with training partner Allyson Felix to settle the last spot for the London Games in the women’s 100 meters. The runoff...
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Dodgers use NY errors to end scoring drought

LOS ANGELES — Prior to the Dodgers’ run-scoring explosion that broke a seven-game losing streak with an 8-3 win over the New York Mets on Sunday night, manager Don Mattingly wasn’t sure what else he could do to get his team a run — let alone a win. “You’re almost at the point where...
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Pedroia’s late homer sends Boston over Seattle

SEATTLE — Dustin Pedroia rounded first base and pumped his fist. Seattle starter Jason Vargas stood on the mound with both hands on his head in disbelief. Pedroia’s eighth-inning solo homer off Vargas tied the game at 1, and his 10th-inning single set up David Ortiz’s sacrifice fly to win it in Boston’s 2-1...
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Pagan’s double helps Giants over Reds

SAN FRANCISCO — Angel Pagan let out a sigh with the rest of AT&T Park when Jay Bruce drifted under his fly ball in right field. As he started to round first base, he lost track of the ball and figured Bruce caught it to send the game to extra innings. Then the fans...
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Reports: Blazers offer Hibbert max deal

The NBA free agency period is under way, with Deron Williams, Kevin Garnett and Steve Nash among the most prominent names. Get all the latest news and rumors right here.
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Felix rolls at 200-meter U.S. Trials

EUGENE, Ore. – There was no dead heat, this time. Allyson Felix ran a lifetime-best 21.69 seconds in the 200-meter final on a rain-soaked track Saturday night in the U.S. Olympic trials. She easily pulled away, no signs of the stress from the last week weighing her down. Still to be determined is whether she’ll...
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New OIT soccer coach excited to start winning

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — On Thursday, the second-ever men’s soccer coach at the Oregon Institute of Technology was announced. Matt Munhall takes over the program after former coach Bryan Mueller was fired. Munhall was most recently an assistant at NCAA Div. II St. Anselm’s College in New Hampshire after being a goalie for Principia College....
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Rupp breaks record; former Pel Dobson short in Trials 5K

Includes information from Oregon Media Services press release EUGENE, Ore. – Galen Rupp broke Steve Prefontaine’s 40 year-old meet record in the 5,000 meters Thursday night to highlight another stellar day of Duck performances at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials. “I’m on cloud nine,” said Rupp. “We have two great guys, incredible finishers. I...
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Audio Wrap-Up: Gems get right to take series finale

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Snapping a five-game losing streak, the Klamath Falls smashed the baseball in a 14-2 win over Cowlitz at Kiger Stadium Thursday. The victory marks the second win for the Gems in the last seven games, both wins coming by 14-2 wins. Mike Garrard reviews the run-a-thon for Klamath Falls: Next...
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