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Kerley, Jefferson win at the US outdoor championships

Jun. 25, 2022 00:40 AM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Olympic silver medalist Fred Kerley flashed a peace sign at the crowd after winning the 100 meters at the U.S. outdoor track and field championships Friday night. Kerley crossed the line in 9.77 seconds, followed by Marvin Bracy-Williams and Trayvon Bromell....

911 alternative for mental health in Miami

Jun. 19, 2022 03:11 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — As a large black van pulled into The Shoppes at Liberty City, Dr. Armen Henderson, megaphone in hand, poked his head out of the slightly open door. “Did you know if you call the police during a mental health crisis, you are 16 times more like to be shot and...

Portland Public Schools expands weapons ban

Jun. 15, 2022 22:01 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The board of Portland Public Schools voted this week to expand its weapons ban to restrict anyone with a concealed firearms license from carrying a gun on PPS property. The action follows a bill the Oregon Legislature passed earlier this year giving schools...

Kentucky's Steiner wins NCAA 200, Texas' Alfred takes 100

Jun. 11, 2022 21:47 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Kentucky's Abby Steiner set a collegiate record in the 200 meters at the NCAA track and field championships on a soggy Saturday at Hayward Field. Steiner was focused until the finish, when she raised her arms and smiled broadly. Her time of 21.80 seconds bested...

Fahnbulleh wins 100 and 200 meters at NCAA championships

Jun. 10, 2022 23:52 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Florida's Joseph Fahnbulleh pulled away at the finishes to win the 100 and 200 meters at the NCAA track and field championships Friday night. Fahnbulleh, who competed for Liberia at the Tokyo Olympics, won the 100 title first in a personal-best 10 seconds....

Alabama's Mercy Chelengat wins NCAA 10,000-meter title

Jun. 10, 2022 00:36 AM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Alabama junior Mercy Chelengat won the 10,000 meters at the opening day of the women's NCAA track and field championships Thursday. Washington junior Haley Herberg led by 25 second but the pack finally caught up to her. Chelengat, the runner-up last year,...

Russian champion bashes Bach, shows sympathy for Ukrainians

Jun. 09, 2022 16:24 PM EDT

Olympic champion high jumper Maria Lasitskene, likely to be banned from defending her three straight world titles next month, lashed out at the leaders of the IOC and World Athletics, and expressed sympathy for her Ukrainian competitors in a heartfelt open letter distributed Thursday. ...

Notre Dame's Jacobs wins 10K title at NCAA championships

Jun. 09, 2022 00:30 AM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Notre Dame junior Dylan Jacobs overcame a fall to win the 10,000 meters at the opening day of the NCAA Track and Field Championships on Wednesday. Jacobs took the lead on the final lap and held off runner-up Alex Maier of Oklahoma State to cross the finish line...

Man found guilty of murder sentenced to life in prison

Jun. 03, 2022 15:15 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A Eugene man accused of murder and a bias crime for shooting a Black man in east Salem following a road rage incident has been sentenced to life in prison for the murder. Marion County Judge Courtland Geyer this week sentenced Manuel North, 48, to life in prison...

Russians out of track worlds barring unexpected end to war

Jun. 02, 2022 10:23 AM EDT

Barring a sudden, unexpected end to the war in Ukraine, athletes from Russia and Belarus will be banned from next month's track and field world championships, which marks the largest international sports event since the end of the Winter Olympics and Paralympics. An official from...