BaseballSports

Oregon baseball falls in opener against Arizona

After a few innings of Ducks baseball at Thursday’s opener versus Arizona, it was very clear that despite the pregame hopes, the Oregon seniors would not be starting off their send-away weekend on the high note they desired. “Yes, setting a tone for next year is a big thing,” sophomore …

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FootballSports

Fotu Leiato dismissed from Oregon football after April arrest

Following his arrest in late April, senior linebacker Fotu Leiato has been dismissed from the Oregon football team, as first reported by 247sports.com. 247sports.com confirmed the removal Thursday afternoon by Oregon’s senior associate athletic director of communications Jimmy Stanton, stating that Leiato was removed a day after his arrest on …

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SoftballSports

Oregon surrenders three home runs in upset loss of Super Regionals opener

Oregon entered the game with a 16-game winning streak, a 22-1 home-field record and as the No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. Kentucky, the No. 16 seed, was the upcoming underdog. A team that swept the Lexington Regional last weekend with three consecutive run-rule games to earn a spot …

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SoftballSports

Preview: No. 1 Oregon softball prepares for another Super Regionals against Kentucky

There’s a feeling of deja vu for Oregon softball this weekend as the No. 1 Ducks host the No. 16 seed Kentucky Wildcats at Jane Sanders Stadium in the NCAA Super Regionals for the second straight year. Last season, No. 3 Oregon got by the No. 19 Wildcats in the …

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SportsTrack & Field

Ex-Ducks, world champions stack fields for Prefontaine Classic

Before Hayward Field gets its new look for the 2021 IAAF World Championships and possibly in time to host the 2020 United States Olympic Trials, some of the world’s best track and field athletes will compete one more time at the historic stadium for the Prefontaine Classic this upcoming weekend. …

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LacrosseSports

Oregon lacrosse looking to next season, hoping to find success in the small things

The end of the 2018 Oregon lacrosse season comes with an exodus of six starting seniors, including senior attack Jill Zubillaga, who earned All-Pac-12 first team honors and IWLCA All-Region second team honors, senior attackers Mariah Gatti and Cambi Cukar and senior goalie Brittany Read, who all earned Pac-12 second …

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BaseballSports

UCLA beats Oregon 10-2, sweeps series

Oregon baseball fell once again to No. 17 UCLA in Los Angeles. The Bruins won 10-2 in the final game of the series to complete the sweep. UCLA (35-17, 18-9 Pac-12) had 10 hits, no errors, and left five runners on base. Oregon  (25-27, 11-16 Pac-12) had six hits, two …

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SoftballSports

Oregon softball defeats Drake 3-0, advances to Super Regional

Just like the previous two games for Oregon softball, runs were hard to come by in Saturday’s Eugene Regional matchup against Drake. Oregon had not allowed a run in its previous 23 innings of play coming into Saturday’s match up, putting pressure on Drake’s pitcher Nicole Newman to be perfect. …

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MultimediaPodcastSports

Podcast: Emerald FC: Premier league wrap up and a champions league final preview

Join Associate Sports Editor Shawn Medow and Podcast Editor Alec Cowan as they review a hectic and surprising Premier League football season. Shawn’s Manchester United finish second in the table and Alec’s Liverpool make it into the the top four, with Chelsea making a surprising drop. The two also discuss …

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BaseballSports

UCLA beats Oregon 12-4 in series opener

The Oregon Ducks (25-25, 11-14 Pac-12) fell 12-4 against No. 17 UCLA (33-17, 16-9 Pac-12) on Friday afternoon. The Bruins offense was firing on all cylinders in the fourth and sixth innings, scoring four and then seven runs, respectively. Kenyon Yovan started the game for Oregon. He pitched five innings, struck out six and …

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SoftballSports

Megan Kleist allows one hit as Oregon wins second game of Eugene Regional

The Jane Sanders crowd rose to its feet. Oregon pitcher Megan Kleist had retired all 20 batters she had faced. Drake’s Macy Johnson came to the plate for the third time of the game, and on the first pitch, the lefty smacked a line drive into dead center field, breaking …

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SportsWomen's Soccer

Internationally experienced players look to guide Oregon soccer against Mexico U-20 Women’s National Team

When Oregon soccer returned from spring break, the team’s eyes focused on one date: May 19. The Ducks will face the Mexico Under-20 Women’s National Team on Saturday at 4 p.m. in a spring friendly as Mexico prepares for the U-20 Women’s World Cup in France this August. “I think …

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SoftballSports

Eugene native Lauren Burke’s home run secures Oregon’s win in first round of regionals

Eugene native and Oregon utility player Lauren Burke is a freshman. A freshman who has only played in 28 of Oregon’s 54 games this season — starting in a mere 10. But a freshman who only needed two pitches in an NCAA first-round Regional to unleash a monster two-run, pinch-hit …

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SoftballSports

Preview: Oregon softball prepares for battles against quality pitching in upcoming regional

The Pac-12 champion Oregon softball team will host Albany, BYU and Drake at the Eugene Regional for the first round of the Women’s College World Series starting Thursday. The Ducks own the No. 1 ranking and the pressure packaged with it. “[We’re] just taking it day by day,” center fielder …

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SportsTrack & Field

Oregon’s creative director position is unique in collegiate track and field

As the Oregon track and field team sat on the team bus in Albuquerque, New Mexico, before a meet in early February, a hype video from the Oregon track and field Instagram started to reverberate around the bus. The upbeat music and stunning visual effects fired up the athletes before …

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SoftballSports

Miranda Elish mental game is stronger, and it shows in her pitching

When Miranda Elish was one out away from a perfect game against Portland State on April 3, she had a flashback to a game two weeks ago against UCLA. She had given up a home run with two outs left, adding more tension to a big game against the No. …

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SportsTrack & Field

Oregon men win 12th straight Pac-12 track and field title, women place second

As the Oregon track and field teams headed to Stanford University for the Pac-12 Championships this weekend, both the men and women had winning streaks to defend. For the past nine seasons, the Ducks have swept the teams titles. The men have won the meet the past 11 years. On …

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SoftballSports

Oregon softball takes No. 1 overall seed ahead of Eugene Regional

Oregon softball earned the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament, which will start off with the Eugene Regional on Thursday against Albany. No. 1 seed for @OregonSB in the NCAA Tournament, which starts on Thursday in Eugene. pic.twitter.com/ZiAFlCsalq — Shawn Medow (@ShawnMedow) May 14, 2018 “Now it’s done, …

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BaseballSports

Oregon baseball’s Kyle Kasser scores four runs in 4-3 walk-off win over Utah

Tie game, two outs and the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning. That was the situation for Oregon center fielder Johnny DeLuca. As he prepared to swing, Utah pitcher Trenton Stoltz lost control of a pitch and it got away from catcher Shea Kramer. Kyle Kasser read …

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Men's TennisSports

Oregon men’s tennis season ends with 4-0 loss to No. 8 TCU

For the second year in a row, the Oregon Ducks (18-10) ended their season with a 4-0 loss in the second round of the NCAA Tournament — their third straight second-round loss in the tournament. After winning their third straight NCAA Tournament opener on Saturday against No. 23 Tulsa, the …

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SoftballSports

Oregon softball clinches fifth Pac-12 title in last six seasons in win over Cal

Oregon softball defeated No. 24 California 2-0 on Saturday in Berkeley, California, to clinch its fifth Pac-12 championship in six seasons. “This is a great achievement for our club because the Pac-12 is as tough as it’s ever been,” head coach Mike White said. “I’m really proud of them. This …

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BaseballSports

Oregon blows past Utah 13-1 to win series

With one out remaining in the third inning, Utah’s Rykker Tom hit a line drive right in the gap between the left and center fielders. As Dashawn Kerisey Jr. rounded the bases and dug for home, second baseman Kyle Kasser threw the ball directly into the waiting glove of catcher …

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SportsWomen's Tennis

Oregon women’s tennis eliminated in NCAA Tournament by No. 3 Duke

One day after winning the program’s first NCAA Tournament match since 2004 over No. 38 Tennessee, the No. 33 Oregon women’s tennis team retook the courts Saturday against No. 3 Duke. Although being ranked 30 positions lower than the Blue Devils, Oregon kept the match very close, being only a …

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Men's TennisSports

Oregon men’s tennis defeats No. 27 Dartmouth 4-0 in first round of NCAA Tournament

The No. 33 Oregon men’s tennis team kicked off its NCAA Tournament with an impressive 4-0 win over No. 27 Dartmouth. The match marked the first top-30 win of the season for the Ducks, who have really hit their stride at the perfect time. Since the 4-3 loss to No. …

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BaseballSports

Yovan leads Ducks to victory over Utah

As the collegiate baseball season inches to a close, and with an NCAA Tournament appearance seeming unlikely, the Oregon Ducks are busy adjusting their lineup to ensure gradual improvements. After three innings of offensive dormancy at Friday night’s matchup versus the Utah Utes, the Ducks’ waited patiently for the proper …

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SoftballSports

Oregon clinches share of Pac-12 title with 8-3 win over Cal

With an 8-3 against Cal on Friday afternoon, Oregon softball clinched half a share of the Pac-12 title. The Ducks (46-7, 19-3 in Pac-12) have a one game lead over UCLA (48-4, 18-4 in Pac-12), and if they beat Cal tomorrow and UCLA loses to ASU tomorrow or the next …

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