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North by Northwest: Minor league hires prez with proper name

Dec. 6, 2019 7:57 PM EST

HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) — The short-season Northwest League has named a new president with a most fitting name for the post: North Johnson. The Class A loop made the announcement Friday, appointing the longtime minor league executive. "I was literally born to have this job," Johnson kidded in an email to The...

Uber weighs next steps after jarring sex assault report

Dec. 6, 2019 5:56 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A day after Uber revealed that more than 3,000 riders and drivers were sexually assaulted last year while using its service, attention is turning to what's next for the ride-hailing giant and whether its plans to improve safety go far enough. Uber's report was hailed by victims' rights...

Blazers give Carmelo Anthony a guaranteed contract

Dec. 6, 2019 2:47 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Trail Blazers have given forward Carmelo Anthony a fully guaranteed contract for the remainder of the season. The team had signed Anthony to a non-guaranteed contract last month and had until a January deadline to guarantee the deal. Anthony, who hadn't played for more...

Utah seeks Pac-12 title, playoff berth vs. Oregon

Dec. 5, 2019 2:28 PM EST

No. 5 Utah (11-1, 8-1 Pac-12, No. 5 CFP) vs. No. 13 Oregon (10-2, 8-1, No. 13) in Santa Clara, California, Friday at 8 p.m. EST (ABC). Line: Utah by 6 1/2. Series record: Oregon leads 22-10. WHAT'S AT STAKE? A win would give the Utes their first Pac-12 championship since joining the conference in 2011 and a...

Playoff spot on line for No. 5 Utah in Pac-12 title game

Dec. 5, 2019 11:57 AM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The Pac-12 championship game has largely been an afterthought for the rest of the country the past two seasons with the conference mostly out of contention when it comes to the all-important College Football Playoff. That will be far from the case this year when there will be...

McCollum has 33 points, Trail Blazers beat the Kings 127-116

Dec. 5, 2019 1:36 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — CJ McCollum was confident it would all start to come together. McCollum scored 33 points and the Portland Trail Blazers pulled away in the final quarter to beat the Sacramento Kings 127-116 on Wednesday night. It was McCollum's 10th straight game with 20 or more points, tying a...

Gomez scores 28 to carry CS Northridge over Portland 71-64

Dec. 5, 2019 12:47 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Terrell Gomez had 28 points as Cal State Northridge got past Portland 71-64 on Wednesday night. Gomez hit 8 of 10 foul shots. Brendan Harrick had 15 points for Cal State Northridge (2-7), which broke its five-game road losing streak. Elijah Harkless added eight rebounds and seven...

Female trainee sues trucking company, alleging abuse

Dec. 3, 2019 10:51 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A woman training to be a cross-country cargo trucker claims in a lawsuit that her supervisor held her hostage in the cab of the truck, sexually harassed her and molested her for nearly a month, with the most egregious allegations occurring in Oregon in November 2018. The woman filed a...

Sheriff: 3 Guatemalan Christmas tree workers killed in crash

Dec. 2, 2019 8:23 PM EST

SALEM, Oregon (AP) — The men and youths from Guatemala had worked all week on one of the largest Christmas tree farms in the world, loading the fir trees onto trucks for shipment around the United States. Ranging in age from 14 to 64, the 13 workers were headed home Friday night when their van collided...

Oregon’s loss paves way for new No. 1 in women’s basketball

Dec. 2, 2019 2:54 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — After a historic weekend that saw top-ranked Oregon and No. 2 Baylor lose on the same day, there are a few teams contending for No. 1 in The Associated Press women’s basketball poll. There’s no question the Ducks and Lady Bears are both really good despite losing Saturday....