Northwestern football players not allowed to unionize, says NLRB

By MICHAEL TARM Of the AP CHICAGO — The National Labor Relations Board on Monday blocked a historic bid by Northwestern University football players to form the nation’s first college athletes’ ...

UO receiver Addison returns from injury

By ANNE M. PETERSON Of the AP EUGENE — After injury kept him out of Oregon’s march to the national championship game last season, wide receiver Bralon Addison is closely watching the Ducks’ ...

Trouble in the water at Rio Olympic sites

By BRAD BROOKS and JENNY BARCHFIELD Of the AP RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The waters where Olympians will compete in swimming and boating events next summer in South America’s first games are rife ...

Beavers more reliant on Barrs-Woods

By DAN GREENSPAN Of the AP BURBANK, California — Oregon State running back Storm Barrs-Woods is going to be busy this fall. The Beavers are one of the youngest teams in college football, returning ...

Johnson wins wild Open Championship in playoff

By DOUG FERGUSON Of the AP ANDREWS, Scotland— Zach Johnson cradled the silver claret jug in his arms. Jordan Spieth let it slip through his fingers. Spieth was right where he wanted to be in his ...

Thunder match Blazers’ 4-year offer for Kanter

By CLIFF BRUNT Of the AP OKLAHOMA CITY— The Thunder will keep Enes Kanter after matching an offer sheet by the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday. Oklahoma City acquired the center in a trade with ...

Spieth enters British Open with momentum

By DOUG FERGUSON Of the AP ST. ANDREWS, Scotland— There was no escaping Jordan Spieth even before he arrived Monday at St. Andrews to resume his pursuit of the Grand Slam. Behind the practice ...

Aldridge to leave Portland, sign with San Antonio

Deal reportedly worth $80 million over four years

Trail Blazers bring Aminu into fold

By JOHN KRAWCZYNSKI Of the AP The Portland Trail Blazers appear to be entering a period of change, so one of general manager Neil Olshey’s first calls during free agency went to a familiar face. The ...

Boston 2024? Organizers detail Olympics plan

By JIMMY GOLEN and PHILIP MARCELO Of the AP BOSTON — The group trying to bring the 2024 Olympics to Boston released the most detailed look yet at its bid for the Summer Games on Monday, unveiling ...

UCF athletic director Stansbury hired at OSU

CORVALLIS — Todd Stansbury, the athletic director at Central Florida for more than three years, was named athletic director at Oregon State on Thursday. Stansbury begins his new job in Corvallis, ...

At Chambers Bay, a stunning U.S. Open finish

By DOUG FERGUSON Of the AP UNIVERSITY PLACE, Washington — Another major for Jordan Spieth. Another stunning loss for Dustin Johnson. Chambers Bay delivered heart-stopping drama Sunday in the U.S. ...

Whitney a track star in the making

By PAT GRAHAM Of the AP Sprinter Kaylin Whitney is quick at everything she does, with the exception of cleaning her room. What teenager doesn’t have to be reminded a time or two to tidy things ...

Spieth a young man with a keen sense of history

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. — Jordan Spieth loves golf history, which is appropriate for someone quickly becoming part of it.

Spieth was a freshman at Texas when he first went to St. Andrews with the rest of the Walker Cup team. They played the Old Course, soaked up the vibe at the home of golf and then headed north for their matches at Royal Aberdeen.

Stenson, Johnson start strong at Chambers Bay

By DOUG FERGUSON The Associated Press UNIVERSITY PLACE, Washington — The first time Henrik Stenson saw Chambers Bay, he walked the course without playing it. The Swede did just fine with clubs in ...

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