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Prince, Giomi lead No. 13 Oregon women past Huskies 69-52

Jan. 24, 2021 7:24 PM EST

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Sedona Prince scored 16 points and blocked five shots, Lydia Giomi added a double-double off the bench and No. 13 Oregon defeated Washington 69-52 on Sunday. Giomi had 11 points and 10 rebounds and fellow reserve Sydney Parrish added 12 points for the short-handed Ducks (11-3, 9-3...

Oregon State guard Gianni Hunt (0) drives to the basket past Oregon forward Eugene Omoruyi (2) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021, in Eugene, Ore. (AP Photo/Andy Nelson)

Thompson, Alatishe help Oregon State beat No. 21 Oregon

Jan. 24, 2021 2:11 AM EST

EUGENE, Ore (AP) — Ethan Thompson scored 19 points and Warith Alatishe had 14 points and 16 rebounds as Oregon State beat No. 21 Oregon 75-64 on Saturday night. Jarod Lucas added 13 points and the Beavers (8-5, 4-3 Pac-12) had a 42-23 rebounding edge in their third straight victory. Thompson, a senior...

Prince, No. 13 Oregon women beat Washington St. 58-50

Jan. 22, 2021 10:18 PM EST

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Sedona Prince scored 14 points, Taylor Mikesell added 11 — including four free throws in the closing seconds — and No. 13 Oregon beat Washington State 58-50 on Friday night. Washington State's Cherilyn Molina hit a 3-pointer to make it 44-all with 4:09 to play, but...

Former teacher pleads guilty to sex trafficking girl

Jan. 20, 2021 11:29 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A former Eugene elementary school teacher on Tuesday pleaded guilty to sex trafficking involving a child. Federal prosecutors will seek a prison sentence of more than 13 years for William Cantu Hamann, 38, when he’s sentenced in U.S. District Court in Eugene in March....

University to start environmental, racial justice institute

Jan. 16, 2021 9:31 AM EST

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The University of Oregon says it will create an institute focusing on environmental and racial justice after receiving a grant of more than $4.5 million, the biggest humanities award in the school’s history. The Pacific Northwest Just Futures Institute for Racial and Climate...

Oregon guard Chris Duarte, center, goes to the basket as Utah's Mikael Jantunen (20) and Branden Carlson (35) defend in the first half during an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Duarte scores 25 as No. 17 Oregon beats Utah 79-73

Jan. 10, 2021 12:35 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Trailing by 10 points at halftime, No. 17 Oregon picked up its intensity in the second half and rallied to avoid an upset bid by Utah. Chris Duarte scored 25 points and Eric Williams Jr. added 19 to lift the Ducks to a 79-73 victory over the Utes on Saturday night. LJ Figueroa scored...

Registered nurse Kyanna Barboza adjusts the ventilator on her COVID-19 patient at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, Calif., Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021. California health authorities reported Thursday a record two-day total of 1,042 coronavirus deaths as many hospitals strain under unprecedented caseloads. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

U.S. tops 4,000 daily deaths from coronavirus for 1st time

Jan. 8, 2021 5:24 PM EST

ORANGE, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. topped 4,000 coronavirus deaths in a single day for the first time, breaking a record set just one day earlier, as governors tried to ramp up the pace of vaccinations and open the line to elderly people and others. The tally from Johns Hopkins University showed the nation had...

2 accused of fraudulently obtaining $2.2M in COVID-19 loans

Jan. 8, 2021 12:19 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Two men are accused of converting for personal use more than $2.2 million in loans meant to help small businesses during the coronavirus pandemic. Andrew Aaron Lloyd, 50, of Lebanon, and Russell A. Schort, 38, of Myrtle Creek, are charged with wire fraud, bank fraud and money...

Colorado guard McKinley Wright IV, right, flexes after drawing a foul against Oregon during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021, in Boulder, Colo. Colorado won 79-72. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

All Wright: Senior leads CU to 79-72 win over No. 17 Oregon

Jan. 7, 2021 8:26 PM EST

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — McKinley Wright IV wound up with a knot on the back of his neck from sliding into a courtside chair. All the crash did was ignite him. Wright recovered from the scary fall to score 21 points, including a game-sealing scoop layup with 27 seconds left, and Colorado held off No. 17...

No. 11 UCLA holds off No. 8 Oregon 73-71

Jan. 3, 2021 7:13 PM EST

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — When Oregon kept coming at the UCLA, Michaela Onyenwere's steady guidance kept the Bruins from crumpling. The senior forward had a career-high 33 points along with 10 rebounds and No. 11 UCLA held off No. 8 Oregon 73-71 on Sunday, snapping the Ducks' 27-game winning streak. In...