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More PGA tourneys but Allred still safe

I just checked with the PGA Tour. With five more tournaments this year than last because of the wrap-around season, those folks project a 15 percent increase in FedExCup points. Last season, 200th place had 92 points, allowing for entry into the Tour Finals. This season, 200th place should be just over 100 points, [...]

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Clearing up Allred’s professional earnings

There was incorrect information about Jason Allred’s career earnings following his tie for third place Sunday at the PGA Tour’s Northern Trust Open in Los Angeles. An AP photo we ran online added to the confusion when the caption said he made more money in the tourney than he had in his 11-year career. The [...]

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Christensen’s passing brings back baseball memory

It was so sad to hear today of former Oakland Raider tight end Todd Christensen passing during surgery at the age of 57. Many of us have certain things that stick out from our youthful athletic pursuits, and Christensen played a starring role in one of my baseball experiences. It was one that went much [...]

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Former Phoenix star Young was would-be hero

Former Phoenix High standout Alex Young went from hero to subplot in a matter of seconds Friday night when his UC Irvine Anteaters opened the college basketball season against Fresno State. You may have seen the highlights already on ESPN, which led with it on the early-early-early morning show. Fresno State’s Allen Huddleston made a [...]

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De La Salle: Working for their education

St. Mary’s coach Paul Coughlin almost felt guilty after the Crusaders defeated De La Salle North Catholic 3-2 in the 3A/2A/1A boys soccer playoffs Tuesday. Coughlin was impressed with the Knights on the field, but more so what he learned of the players and what they do off the pitch. The coach said the Portland [...]

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Tostenson shines in finale, college next

It was nice to see Crater senior Gracie Tostenson finish strong at the Class 6A state cross country championships Saturday at Lane Community College in Eugene. She was gearing up for the district and state meets and was in fabulous shape when she hurt her right knee in a fall during a morning training run [...]

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Friday night tidbits

A few notes from Friday night football that didn’t make it into game recaps: Tyler Munsell, a Prospect senior wide receiver, implored coach Dave Boekenoogen to let him throw a pass in the season finale against Butte Falls. He had one request, however. Let it be to junior quarterback Darren Stillwagon. Good call. Munsell got [...]

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Landslide voting for Athlete of the Week

Every now and again, participation in our Athlete of the Week voting makes us do a double-take. That was the case this week when the final numbers were in and Phoenix volleyball player Adriana Mereida-Ford was declared the winner — with a whopping 2,314 votes. Jared Evans, a North Medford football player, had another 1,436 [...]

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Here’s a link to an insightful blog on the Pac-12 Networks

Jon Wilner of the San Jose Mercury News writes in a blog that the Pac-12 Networks were a raging success in their first year last year, based on previous viewing options for fans of the conference. It’ll only get better — for those who can tune in. He also writes that there continues to be [...]

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Columnist: Common sense not part of UO’s new shrine

About 100 journalists got a tour of Oregon’s new football training facility and more than a few jaws likely dropped along the way. Drool, too. At least one, Bob Welch of the Eugene Register-Guard, was struck by the extravagance and was willing to ask: Really? Is this necessary? And, more to the point, what happens [...]

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