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'He had the charisma': Pre's legacy

'He had the charisma': Pre's legacy »Play Video
Track lives at Hayward Field, home to the 2008, 2012 and 2016 U.S. Olympic trials, this year's NCAA championships, the 2014 IAAF Junior World Championships and the 2021 IAAF Word Championships, a global sporting event second only to the Olympics.

And Prefontaine lives at Hayward, in memorial and spirit.

Forty years ago Friday night, Steve Prefontaine attended a party near Hendricks Park.

Shortly after midnight in the early morning hours of May 30, 1975, Prefontaine lost control of his car and crashed.

He didn't survive. Pre was 24 years old.

Blatter elected to 5th term as head of FIFA

Blatter elected to 5th term as head of FIFA »Play Video
"I take the responsibility to bring back FIFA."

Sepp Blatter, already the most powerful man in world sport, has been re-elected for a fifth term as president of FIFA.

Demolition begins to make way for new Oregon softball field

Demolition begins to make way for new Oregon softball field »Play Video
The plan is to have work complete in time for the 2016 home opener.

The Oregon Ducks won their way to the college softball worlds series there last weekend.

Now crews have dug out the dugouts as demolition gets under way at Howe Field on the University of Oregon campus.

'I never thought I was going to get to be anywhere like Hayward'

'I never thought I was going to get to be anywhere like Hayward' »Play Video
Josh Payne

Many high school athletes took home medals at the State Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field last weekend, but few drew cheers louder than Siuslaw High School freshmen Josh Payne.

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Softball: Ducks enter Saturday Super Regional after a Friday victory

Softball: Ducks enter Saturday Super Regional after a Friday victory
Oregon Ducks first baseman Hailey Decker (#14) stretches to make the out in Game One of the Super Regionals against the North Carolina State Wolf Pack at Howe Field Friday afternoon. Oregon Ducks star pitcher Cheridan Hawkins struck out 14 of the Wolf Pack in and the Ducks won the game 6-1. Dan Morrison, Oregon News Lab

The Oregon Ducks Softball team is one game closer to securing their advance from the Softball Super Regionals after winning Friday’s game against NC State 6-1.

Prep Athlete of the Week: Reilly Bloomer

Prep Athlete of the Week: Reilly Bloomer »Play Video
Reilly Bloomer

After a strong showing at districts, South Eugene Axemen senior Reilly Bloomer is looking to leave Eugene a champion on the same track where he watched potential Olympians.
 
"2008 - that is kind of when I started, and that's when the Olympic trials came around, so it definitely had a big influence," he said.

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Softball: Will the winning streak continue in 2015 regional tournament?

Softball: Will the winning streak continue in 2015 regional tournament? »Play Video
The Oregon Ducks celebrate a victory and thank the fans that came to the game. The No. 2 Oregon Ducks Softball team defeated the No. 18 California bears in the first game of the series, 5-2 Friday evening at Howe Field. Andy Abeyta, Oregon News Lab

The Oregon Ducks Softball Team hasn’t lost a regional game since 2008. Now as the players head into their first regional tournament game at 5 p.m., they hope this streak continues.

Prep Athlete of the Week: Ben Wanichek

Prep Athlete of the Week: Ben Wanichek »Play Video

After successful freshmen and sophomore seasons, expectations continue to grow for Sheldon High School golfer Ben Wanichek. The expectations got the best of him in his junior year, but now as a senior, he’s taking his game to the next level.

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Photos: The 2015 Emerald Cup Bikini and Physique Championships

Photos: The 2015 Emerald Cup Bikini and Physique Championships
The 2015 Emerald Cup Bodybuilding, Fitness, Figure, Bikini & Physique Championships and Expo is one of the premiere events of its type in the Northwest. Hundreds of competitors and thousands of spectators come to the Meydenbauer Convention Center in Bellevue, WA. (Joshua Lewis / Seattle Refined)

The 2015 Emerald Cup Bodybuilding, Fitness, Figure, Bikini & Physique Championships and Expo is one of the premiere events of its type in the Northwest. 

Runners ready to race this weekend's Eugene Marathon

Runners ready to race this weekend's Eugene Marathon »Play Video
The 2014 Eugene Marathon

Runner's World magazine recognized the Eugene Marathon as one of the nation's best.

And according to the race's director, people from 47 states and about 12 countries will be running the marathon this weekend.