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Oregon's Will Richardson, center, shoots between Utah's Both Gach, left, and Branden Carlson during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Eugene, Ore., Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Chris Pietsch)

Pritchard scores 25 as No. 17 Oregon beats Utah 80-62

Feb. 17, 2020 12:36 AM EST

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Payton Pritchard had a simple explanation for Oregon’s outside shooting spree. “The 3-ball was going our way early and so if they are there, take them,” the senior guard said. Pritchard scored 25 points and sparked an early 3-point barrage as the No. 17 Ducks rolled...

Oregon's Will Richardson, center, celebrates with fans after helping his team defeat Colorado 68-60 in an NCAA college basketball game in Eugene, Ore., Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Chris Pietsch)

No. 17 Oregon rallies to overtake No 16 Colorado 68-60

Feb. 14, 2020 12:36 AM EST

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Coming from behind to win is nothing new for Oregon. The 17th-ranked Ducks had already rallied from double-figure deficits to win four games this season. They did it a fifth time Thursday night to overtake No. 16 Colorado 68-60 and move into a tie for the Pac-12 lead at 8-4. Both teams...

Father, son killed in vehicle crash near Springfield

Feb. 13, 2020 5:50 PM EST

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A father and son were killed Saturday when their car went down an embankment between southeast of Springfield. The Lane County Sheriff’s Office on Saturday afternoon received a report of a vehicle on fire down an embankment between Jasper and Lowell, The Register-Guard reported....

Oregon guard Payton Pritchard (3), reacts after he made the game-winning 3-point basket in overtime of an NCAA college basketball game against Washington, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Seattle. Oregon won 64-61 in overtime. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Pritchard keeps building legacy at Oregon

Feb. 12, 2020 6:17 PM EST

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — After Oregon's run to the Sweet 16 last season, guard Payton Pritchard explored going pro. It certainly wasn't a futile exercise. Pritchard had resolutely picked up the Ducks and carried them to a Pac-12 tournament championship and on to a run in the NCAA Tournament. In the end,...

Eugene mill to close, lay off 84

Feb. 11, 2020 6:33 PM EST

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A Chilean company notified Oregon state officials Tuesday that it will shutter a Eugene fiberboard mill and lay off all 84 workers on May 1. Arauco North America said the closure results from an “economic imbalance” in the U.S. market for medium density fiberboard, The...

Oregon's Ruthy Hebard, center, battles Arizona State's Robbi Ryan, left, and Reili Richardson, right, for the ball during the first quarter of an NCAA college basketball game in Eugene, Ore., Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Chris Pietsch)

No. 3 Oregon women erupt in 2nd half, rout No. 19 Arizona St

Feb. 9, 2020 9:14 PM EST

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Arizona State had hope at halftime. With revenge as a motivating factor, Oregon extinguished any hope of an upset quickly in the third quarter. Sabrina Ionescu led five Oregon players in double figures with 19 points, and the third-ranked Ducks cruised to a 79-48 victory over No. 19...

Oregon's Erin Boley, Satou Sabally, Sabrina Ionescu, Ruthy Hebard and Taylor Chavez, from left, celebrate in the closing seconds of the team's NCAA college basketball game in against Arizona in Eugene, Ore., Friday, Feb. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Chris Pietsch)

Ionescu's gets 24th triple-double, No. 3 Oregon tops Arizona

Feb. 8, 2020 11:27 AM EST

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The opponent was Arizona, so of course Sabrina Ionescu was up to the challenge and earned her NCAA record 24th triple-double. The Oregon senior scored 15 points to go with 11 rebounds and 10 assists to reach double figures in all three categories as No. 3 Oregon overcame a slow start en...

Parole board rejects bid by man convicted of killing runner

Feb. 7, 2020 10:42 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Roger Beck’s bid for eventual release has been rejected again by the Oregon Board of Parole and Post-Prison Supervision, which found Thursday that the convicted killer of runner Kaye Turner in 1978 had taken few steps to improve himself over the years. It was Beck’s...

Oregon head coach Mario Cristobal reacts during second half of the Rose Bowl NCAA college football game against Wisconsin Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020, in Pasadena, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Oregon gets boost to recruiting class by adding Jones

Feb. 5, 2020 7:28 PM EST

Oregon locked up most of its stellar recruiting class during the December early signing period. The Ducks got a huge boost on national signing day — literally. Jayson Jones, a 6-foot-6, 340-pound defensive lineman, announced Wednesday he signed with the Ducks after initially committing to Alabama. Jones,...

BC-OR--Oregon Editorial Rdp

Feb. 4, 2020 6:13 PM EST

Selected editorials from Oregon newspapers: The Oregonian/OregonLive, Feb. 2, on possible walkout by GOP in Salem": The 2020 legislative session hasn’t even started but Senate Republicans seem ready to call it dead. With the Democratic majority aiming to pass a carbon cap-and-trade bill over...