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COURTESY: BERT RICHARDSON/DYESTAT.COM - A 17-year-old from Louisiana, Armand Duplantis, is the world's leading pole vaulter of 2017, as he and other top track and field athletes descend upon Eugene for the annual Prefontaine Classic.
May 25, 2017


by Kerry Eggers
Pole vault phenom Armand Duplantis stays grounded as he soars past records
COURTESY: SCOBEL WIGGINS - Drew Rasmussen's pitch count is on the way up as he returns from Tommy John surgery and starts again for No. 1-ranked Oregon State.
May 25, 2017

Beavers count on Rasmussen comeback

by Kerry Eggers
Return from rehab gives strong Oregon State staff another boost
COURTESY: SCOBEL WIGGINS - Jake Thompson is 12-0 as one of Oregon State's starting pitchers this season.
May 22, 2017

No loss for words about Beavers

by Kerry Eggers
Casey: 'These guys have done something incredible'/KERRY EGGERS ON SPORTS

COURTESY: SCOBEL WIGGINS - Katie McWilliams (left) slots into the Oregon State lineup next season as a key guard/forward.
May 21, 2017

Rebuilding? Maybe, but OSU's Scott Rueck has a lot to build with…

by Kerry Eggers
More size on the way, but coach would like Oregon State to play faster, too
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: DAVID BLAIR - Oregon State coach Gary Andersen celebrates with his players after defeating Oregon in the 2016 Civil War game.
May 23, 2017

Gary Andersen's Oregon State playbook for 2017

by Kerry Eggers
Coach assesses Beavers program, from 'the heartbeat' to quarterbacks to recruits to specific areas of focus
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Portland's Evan Jager has been desribed as a 'total natural' at the steeplechase.
May 18, 2017


by Kerry Eggers
Portland steeplechaser Evan Jager owns U.S. record, Olympic silver medal, and has more success in mind
TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Regan Molatore celebrates with her kids during election night Tuesday, May 16.
May 16, 2017

Molatore, Hydes, Fitch win school board seats

by Andrew Kilstrom
Preliminary returns show one incumbent, two newcomers are poised to join West Linn-Wilsonville School District
May 16, 2017

On the diamond, rivals are far apart

by Kerry Eggers
While OSU achieves goals, UO may be playing for next year
COURTESY: GOLF CHANNEL - Wyndham Clark felt he needed a fresh start, and the senior transfer stepped into the void at Oregon for coach Casey Martin, in essence replacing 2016 NCAA champion Aaron Wise and leading the Ducks to the Pac-12 title.
May 16, 2017


by Kerry Eggers
Wydnham Clark's big game helps UO men's golf rule Pac-12/KERRY EGGERS ON SPORTS
COURTESY: KARL MAASDAM - Second baseman Nick Madrigal has been a big hitter and leader for the No. 1-ranked Oregon State baseball team.
May 11, 2017

Nick Madrigal works his infield magic at OSU

by Kerry Eggers
Beavers sophomore may be destined for major league baseball future
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: DAVID BLAIR - Ryan Crouser of Gresham almost retired from track and field in 2016 -- and then won the Olympic gold medal in Brazil.
May 09, 2017


by Kerry Eggers
KERRY EGGERS ON SPORTS/Shot put gold medalist has world record in mind
COURTESY: SCOBEL WIGGINS - Freshman catcher Adley Rutschman's hitting has come around in timely fashion, adding to the Oregon State offensive arsenal.
May 08, 2017

OSU offensive talent on display in sweep of Bears

by Kerry Eggers
Beavers appear to be unstoppable in march toward Pac-12 championship
COURTESY: SCOBEL WIGGINS - Freshman catcher Adley Rutschman has stepped in as a solid starter for the No. 1-ranked Oregon State Beavers. After baseball, he'll return to the OSU football team as a kicker.
May 02, 2017

As a rookie, Rutschman catches a break

by Kerry Eggers
Beaver making an impressive mark in both baseball and football
April 29, 2017

Beavers' pitching, defense not up to snuff in loss

by Kerry Eggers
Mistakes costly as Trojans snap OSU baseball's home win streak
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - After being routed in Game 4, the Trail Blazers biggest guns of 2016-17, guards Damian Lillard (left) and CJ McCollum, call it a season.
April 27, 2017


by Kerry Eggers
KERRY EGGERS ON SPORTS/Portland ends season looking to build cohesiveness; first-round picks to come in handy
April 26, 2017

Beavers staff makes pitch to be Oregon State's best, ever

by Kerry Eggers
OSU's starting group of Heimlich, Fehmel, Thompson has been a three-armed monster for opposing hitters
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - It was a high-five night all the way around for the Warriors on Monday, and especially for hot-shooting guard Stephen Curry Iright).
April 25, 2017

With everything working for Warriors, it's vacation time for…

by Kerry Eggers
'Unbelievable' start propels Golden State to big lead, close-out rout
COURTESY: GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS - Former University of Oregon and Trail Blazers guard Jim Barnett has had a long and colorful game in basketball, including 32 years of broadcasting the Golden State Warriors.
April 23, 2017


by Kerry Eggers
KERRY EGGERS ON SPORTS/How former Duck, Blazer Jim Barnett became a Golden State broadcasting legend
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: DAVID BLAIR - Coach Terry Stotts and the Trail Blazers are down to their final 'out' in the first-round series with Golden State, but haven'r ruled out hope of a historic comeback versus the Warriors.
April 23, 2017

For Blazers, Game 4 is for pride

by Kerry Eggers
Meyers Leonard will be called on for help at center, with Jusuf Nurkic ruled out, as Portland tries to extend series against Golden State
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Stephen Curry enjoys a basket for the Golden State Warriors in Game 3 on Saturday night at Moda Center.
April 23, 2017

Curry heats up, and so do Warriors

by Kerry Eggers
'We had it,' Lillard laments, after Portland's 17-point lead turns into another playoff loss
April 21, 2017

Home cooking the recipe for Blazers

by Kerry Eggers
Game 3 gives Portland a chance to turn things around against Warriors -- but nobody said it will be easy
April 20, 2017

It's a clunker for Blazers, another win for Warriors

by Kerry Eggers
Portland shoots and plays poorly, trails 2-0 in series heading to Saturday's Game 3
COURTESY: SCOBEL WIGGINS - Brandon Eisert was a late bloomer out of Aloha High who has impressed Oregon State coaches with his even-keel nature in relief as a freshman for the No. 1-ranked Beavers.
April 20, 2017

OSU lefties show they know how to throw

by Kerry Eggers
Left-handed pitchers deliver the goods to No. 1-ranked Beavers baseball
April 19, 2017

Healy goes for reset in second MLB season

by Kerry Eggers
Ex-Ducks slugger makes adjustments at plate, has potential long-term future with Oakland A's
April 18, 2017

Durant down (maybe) -- Warriors, too?

by Kerry Eggers
KERRY EGGERS ON SPORTS/Portland's plan is to push tempo, even series
April 18, 2017

Blazers show Warriors they are a tough foe going into Game 2

by Kerry Eggers
KERRY EGGERS ON SPORTS/McCollum, Lillard need team backing to beat Golden State
April 13, 2017

Lowrie still living the dream

by Kerry Eggers
Oakland infielder from North Salem High sleeps better after surgery last year
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - To make a deep playoff run, the Golden State Warriors and stars such as Kevin Durant (left) and Klay Thompson first have to get by the Trail Blazers.
April 15, 2017

Warriors talk about themselves, Blazers, NBA playoffs and more

by Kerry Eggers
'We are better than we were a year ago' -- Golden State coach Steve Kerr
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: DAVID BLAIR - Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder open the NBA playoffs against James Harden and the Houston Rockets.
April 13, 2017

NBA playoff predictions

by Kerry Eggers
ON THE NBA/Picking the first-round winners and more, incuding this year's league champion
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Two of the biggest stars in the NBA playoffs, Houstons James Harden (left) and Damian Lillard for the Trail Blazers, won't meet in the first round but have aspirations of getting to at least the Western Conference finals.
April 13, 2017


by Kerry Eggers
ON THE NBA/Portland gets first shot at cracking No. 1 Warriors
COURTESY: UNIVERSITY OF PORTLAND - Michail Pervolarakis has been a force at No. 1 singles for the Portland Pilots.
April 13, 2017

Cold calling Pilots dialing up wins

by Kerry Eggers
University of Portland men's tennis, led by No. 1 singles Michail Pervolarakis, in contention for elusive WCC titles
COURTESY: SCOBEL WIGGINS - Oregon State infielder Cadyn Grenier turned down a contract with the St. Louis Cardinals and is starring, and learning, while playing for the No. 1-ranked Beavers.
April 13, 2017

Grenier has no regrets settling into OSU role

by Kerry Eggers
Beavers infielder takes long view after declining St. Louis Cardinals
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER ONSTOTT - Nick Symmonds wins the 2012 Olympic Trials 800 meters at Hayward Field.
April 12, 2017

Team track and field returns to Portland

by Kerry Eggers
July 2 meet at Mt. Hood CC part of Lananna's TrackTown Summer Series
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: DIEGO G. DIAZ - LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers has the defense to go with the offense in MVP consideration.
April 11, 2017

Making case for who deserves NBA honors

by Kerry Eggers
ON THE NBA/Our picks for the major -- and some 'minor' -- 2016-17 season awards
April 09, 2017

No. 1 Beavers keep it going

by Kerry Eggers
Well-rounded club uses fundamental baseball to win 23 games in a row
COURTESY: CJ MICHAEL/GONZAGA BULLETIN - Silas Melson, from Jefferson High, could go from sixth man to starting guard at Gonzaga next season.
April 06, 2017

'Bitter pill to swallow,’ but Zags ready to regroup

by Kerry Eggers
KERRY EGGERS ON SPORTS/Gonzaga hungry for return to NCAA tourney next year
April 04, 2017

Everything but the title

by Kerry Eggers
Gonzaga's breakthrough season ends with crushing defeat, as Tar Heels pull out win in physical final
April 03, 2017

Mariners aim to show how the West is won

by Kerry Eggers
Good chemistry, four recruits could propel Seattle to playoffs; bullpen has opportunity to be 'electric,' but starters a question mark
April 02, 2017

Board, another board, and Tar Heels escape

by Kerry Eggers
Ducks can't make plays at end, fall to North Carolina in national semis
April 01, 2017

Gonzaga doing cartwheels over shot at national title

by Kerry Eggers
Williams-Goss, Melson help Zags turn back South Carolina in Final Four semifinals

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Mar 31, 2017

Few's words on friend's book

by Kerry Eggers
KERRY EGGERS ON SPORTS/Gonzaga coach gets in a plug for motivational author from Oregon
Mar 31, 2017

The Final Four spectacle

by Kerry Eggers
KERRY EGGERS ON SPORTS/Ducks, Zags living the dream, with Oregon preps play key roles
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: KIRBY LEE - Underdog Oregon will rely on forward Dillon Brooks and the guidance of coach Dana Altman as the Ducks try to find ways to overcome North Carolina's resounding rebounding and experience in the NCAA Final Four.
Mar 30, 2017

Ducks will go for jugular Saturday vs. Tar Heels

by Kerry Eggers
When the horn sounds, Oregon will have earned a spot in the national title game
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: L.E. BASKOW - Steve Blake, charging to the basket in a November 2009 game, had three stints with the Trail Blazers and chose to raise his family here.
Mar 30, 2017


by Kerry Eggers
A look at former players who have chosen to stay Rip City
SAM FORENCICH/GETTY IMAGES - Travis Outlaw was a softspoken, high-leaping 6-9 forward from Starkville, Mississippi who came to the Trail Blazers directly out of high school and found the city to his liking.
Mar 30, 2017

Family ties keep Outlaw living in metro area

by Kerry Eggers
Portland pace good fit for former Blazer from small town
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: L.E. BASKOW - Former Trail Blazers coach Rick Adelman still watches a lot of basketball, only now it's mostly games in the Portland area involving his grandchildren.
Mar 30, 2017

NBA’s Rick Adelman scores in retirement

by Kerry Eggers
Former Trail Blazers coach replaces court time with family time
Mar 29, 2017

Blazers get 'keys to the car'

by Kerry Eggers
McCollum, Nurkic drive Portland to key victory, eighth spot in NBA Western Conference
PORTLAND TRIBUNE: JOSH KULLA - The Trail Blazers have a new look and added presence inside since the arrival of 7-foot, 280-pound Jusuf Nurkic, who has won over teammates and fans and become a media darling.
Mar 28, 2017


by Kerry Eggers
'Bosnian Beast' captures fans' attention, re-ignites team vying for spot in playoffs