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Nike track shoes used in 1972 Olympic trials sell for $50K

Aug. 15, 2019 4:08 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A pair of handmade Nike track shoes from the 1972 Olympic trials has sold for $50,000. Dave Russell, of Sacramento, sold the rare kicks last month to the Graduate Eugene hotel, a Nike-themed property in Eugene, Oregon. "They wanted something that would say, 'This is Nike town,' "...

Justin Herbert, Troy Dye are back to complete Oregon's rise

Aug. 14, 2019 3:42 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Expectations are high for the Oregon Ducks this season, from both outside the team and from within. Quarterback Justin Herbert opted to stay at Oregon rather than bolt early for the NFL and he often points to the relationships he's cultivated over three seasons in Eugene and the desire...

Judge rules for Oregon in sanctuary state case with Trump

Aug. 9, 2019 10:56 AM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A U.S. judge ruled that the Trump administration cannot withhold millions of dollars in law enforcement grants from Oregon to force the nation's first sanctuary state to cooperate with U.S. immigration enforcement. U.S. District Judge Michael J. McShane, in Eugene said in his ruling late...

Ducks' Herbert wants to see continued growth in last season

Aug. 8, 2019 7:47 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — When Justin Herbert looks at the arc of his career at Oregon, he sees it through the lens of the team as a whole. The Ducks went 4-8 under Mark Helfrich in Herbert's freshman year. Then there was Willie Taggart's lone season at the helm before Mario Cristobal led a more united Oregon to...

Auburn looms as Oregon opens fall camp

Aug. 2, 2019 7:17 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Oregon coach Mario Cristobal figures the Ducks will have 19 days of traditional fall camp before they'll have to start preparing for Auburn. Oregon's high-profile opener, a rematch of sorts of the 2011 national championship game, is set for Aug. 31 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington,...

Correction: Mental Health Day story

Jul. 22, 2019 1:06 PM EDT

SALEM, Oregon (AP) — In a story July 21 about a new law that will allow Oregon students to take "mental health days," The Associated Press misspelled the first name of one of the bill's advocates. She is Hailey Hardcastle, not Haily. The story also gave the wrong title for Debbie Plotnik. She is the vice...