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DuneFest revs up South Coast economy

DuneFest revs up South Coast economy
Let's ride!

DuneFest is officially under way, with thousands of riders seeking the most fun you can have on sand.

And while everything's set for a fun weekend, it can also be a dangerous one.

"We're going to have anywhere between 8,000 and 10,000 people out here," said Rich Patten, safety coordinator. "Just the dynamics of safety are huge."

Police close missing persons case after locating 4th athlete

Police close missing persons case after locating 4th athlete
Thee whereabouts of Amanuel Abebe Atibeha, 17; Dureti Edao, 18; Meaza Kebede, 18; and Zeyituna Mohammed, 18, have not been confirmed since they were reported missing Saturday.

Police located the fourth Ethiopian track athlete reported missing over the weekend from the IAAF World Junior Championships in Eugene Tuesday evening in Federal Way, Wash.

Expect detours for Eugene Marathon course Sunday

Expect detours for Eugene Marathon course Sunday
The 2014 Eugene Marathon course map

The Eugene Marathon will bring thousands of runners and spectators to the streets of Eugene on Sunday.

And whether you are running, watching or even avoiding the race, the 26.2 mile run means road closures and traffic delays.

Bark at the ball park: Greenhill celebrates the Dog Days of Summer

Bark at the ball park: Greenhill celebrates the Dog Days of Summer

The Eugene Emeralds took the field Thursday night with some pooches from the Greenhill Humane Society for the "Dog Days of Summer", the 5th annual night devoted to helping find homes for dogs from the Eugene-based shelter.

Oregon 14: Men's 10K at the IAAF World Juniors

Oregon 14: Men's 10K at the IAAF World Juniors

Athletes from around the globe ran the Men's 10k Tuesday nightat Hayward Field to close out the first day of competition at the IAAF World Junior Championships in Eugene, Oregon.

Ride the bus to Oregon 14

Ride the bus to Oregon 14
Historic Hayward Field

TrackTown USA is making it easy for fans, officials, volunteers, coaches, athletes and media to get to historic Hayward Field and other destinations around town during the IAAF World Junior Championships Oregon 2014.

Photos: Seattle Mariners host dogs for Bark in the Park

Photos: Seattle Mariners host dogs for Bark in the Park
The Seattle Mariners first ever “Bark in the Park,” brought hundreds of dogs and their owners to the right field bleachers at Safeco Field. They barked and howled for their favorite Mariners throughout the game. After the game the dogs and their owners got to go on the field to run the bases. July 8th 2014. (Joshua Lewis / Seattle Refined)

The Seattle Mariners first ever “Bark in the Park,” brought hundreds of dogs and their owners to the right field bleachers at Safeco Field.

US juniors a chance to qualify for Worlds

The University of Oregon got off on the right foot at the US junior championships last weekend with incoming freshmen Ashlee Moore winning the heptathalon.

Belgium knocks US out of World Cup

Belgium knocks US out of World Cup »Play Video
Fans react to the game

American pride packed the Oakshire Public House for the US match against Belgium on Tuesday, with standing room only from start to finish.

Although the match started mid-day on a Tuesday, US fans turned in their business atire and donned the nation's red, white and blue.

From chants of "I believe that we will win" to gasps when things looked to be turning for the worse, all eyes were glued to the TV until the final whistle blew.

Belgium bounced the US from the tournament, 2-1. All three goals game in the final minutes of the match, which had remained tied at 0-0 after 90 minutes.

Can the US beat Belgium?

Bloomberg’s Eric Chemi crunches the numbers and predicts a 38% chance for the USA soccer team to advance to the quarterfinals at this years World Cup in Brazil. Chemi speaks on “In The Loop.”

'This World Cup has brought a lot more interest than the last one'

'This World Cup has brought a lot more interest than the last one' »Play Video

The United States advanced to the knockout round of the World Cup despite a 1-0 loss to Germany on Thursday.

The math by which the World Cup determines which teams advance out of the initial groups of 4 favored the Americans, who beat Ghana and tied Portugal before falling to the Germans.

"Ten years ago you wouldn't have thought this was possible, that we could be here at 9 in the morning with breakfast beers watching the US in a World Cup game with this many people," soccer fan John Jarboe said as he watched the game at Oakshire Brewing.

Just as fan interest has spiked - Thursday's game lost the U.S. an estimated $390 million in worker prooductivity - so have sales of soccer goods.

Who is watching Team USA in the World Cup? These guys

Who is watching Team USA in the World Cup? These guys »Play Video
Former Oregon Duck football defensive coordinator Nick Allioti talks about the World Cup

One win, one draw, one exiting team! The USA Men's soccer team is set to take the field against Germany on Thursday at 9 a.m.  for their third World Cup match. Local fans are fired up for the game, and our photojournalist caught up with a few to hear why they cheer on Team USA.