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Gonzaga navigating tough road heading into NCAA Tournament

Mar. 19, 2019 7:47 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Gonzaga has never faced a more difficult week leading into the NCAA Tournament. For both the team and coach Lisa Fortier. Instead of celebrating the highest seeding in school history, the Bulldogs have been dealing with sadness off the court and regrouping after two major injuries on...

Jury convicts Oregon man in hate-crime killing of black teen

Mar. 19, 2019 6:12 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A jury on Tuesday convicted an Oregon man wearing a hat with white supremacist symbols of murder, a hate crime and hit-and-run in the death of a black teenager, who was run down in suburban Portland after an altercation in a convenience store parking lot. Prosecutors argued Russell...

Wide-open field gives NCAA women's bracket a new look

Mar. 19, 2019 4:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — For the first time in a long while there's no clear favorite to win the women's NCAA Tournament. At least a half dozen teams, including No. 1 overall seed Baylor and defending champion Notre Dame, could be cutting down the nets in April. Over the past 12 years, Tennessee, Baylor and UConn...

Blazers accept they'll be without McCollum down the stretch

Mar. 19, 2019 3:29 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Damian Lillard is just going to assume that Portland won't have backcourt teammate CJ McCollum through the rest of the regular season so that the Trail Blazers can respond to his absence effectively. McCollum, who is averaging more than 21 points a game for Portland, has a strained...

Early reveal UConn women not top seed; Baylor No. 1 overall

Mar. 19, 2019 3:17 AM EDT

Everyone got an early look at the women's NCAA Tournament bracket, revealing that UConn isn't a No. 1 seed for the first time since 2006. The accidental early release of the 64-team bracket by ESPN just provided a couple of extra hours for the 11-time national champion Huskies to get fired up about their unusual...

Blazers prevent Pacers from clinching with 106-98 win

Mar. 19, 2019 2:26 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Damian Lillard plans to take a bit more control over games in the absence of backcourt mate CJ McCollum. Lillard had 30 points and 15 assists as the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Indiana Pacers 106-98 on Monday night in their first game since McCollum injured his left knee. "I guess...

McCollum out with a popliteus strain

Mar. 18, 2019 10:44 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum says he was relieved that his left knee injury was not serious, especially this close to the playoffs. The Blazers said McCollum had a popliteus strain in his left knee and he would be re-examined in a week. "I wasn't sure exactly what it was....

Spoilers! Baylor tops women's NCAA field as bracket leaks

Mar. 18, 2019 10:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — One of the joys of March Madness is the surprising things that can happen during the NCAA Tournament. For the women, there was an unpleasant surprise before the tournament even began when the field was revealed early thanks to a production error. The bracket was mistakenly broadcast by ESPN...

Oregon Blockbuster outlasts others to become last on Earth

Mar. 18, 2019 1:32 PM EDT

BEND, Ore. (AP) — There are challenges that come with running the last Blockbuster Video on the planet. The computer system must be rebooted using floppy disks that only the general manager — a solid member of Gen X — knows how to use. The dot-matrix printer broke, so employees write out...

Veterans court may be collateral damage in immigration fight

Mar. 17, 2019 11:19 AM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Three decades ago, Lori Ann Bourgeois was guarding fighter jets at an air base. After her discharge, she fell into drug addiction. She wound up living on the streets and was arrested for possession of methamphetamine. But on a recent day, the former Air Force Security Police member...