Boris Berian nears the finish line in the men's 800m race at the Prefontaine Classic at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon on May 28, 2016. Berian will compete at Hayward Field in the Olympic trials July 1-10. (Adam Eberhardt/Emerald)

City of Springfield granted $75,000 to accommodate TrackTown USA’s cash shortage

Days before the 2016 Track and Field U.S. Olympic Trials are set to take place at Historic Hayward Field, Eugene-based nonprofit organization TrackTown USA revealed that it is short on cash to host the event. The organization turned to the city of Springfield for aid and was granted $75,000 from hotel tax revenues. …



Emeralds players wait for the game to start. The Eugene Emeralds host the Boise Hawks at PK Park in Eugene, Ore. on June 17, 2016. (Kaylee Domzalski/Emerald)

Emeralds top Indians, maintain lead in Northwest League South

The Eugene Emeralds took the fourth game in their five game series with a 4-1 win against the Spokane Indians Sunday evening at PK Park. They now lead the Indians 3-1 in the series. Behind starting pitcher Manuel Rondon, the Emeralds’ defense kept the Indians to only one run despite them accumulating …



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Cowan: The true power of Donald Trump

This past month, the allegedly distant dream of Donald Trump’s candidacy became an undeniable reality as the New York businessman successfully captured the delegate count to secure the Republican nomination. Since its initial arrival, smiling on a shining escalator, the Trump campaign has drawn millions of voters into the roomy …