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Prosecutors file appeal papers against verdict, sentence in Oscar Pistorius case

Published Jan 01, 0001

Prosecutors in the Oscar Pistorius case filed appeal papers Tuesday, saying they believe a judge did not correctly apply the law when she found the Olympic athlete not guilty of murder for shooting girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Read more...

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Published Jan 01, 0001

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Published Jan 01, 0001

It's a sweep for Kenya at the New York City Marathon, as Wilson Kipsang takes the men's title and Mary Keitany wins the women's crown. Read more...

NCAA Track & Field Championships: Follow the Ducks and athletes with Oregon ties (live updates)

Published Jan 01, 0001

The meet at Hayward Field in Eugene begins at noon Wednesday with the decathlon.

ENGLISH-GARDNER-062312.jpgView full sizeOregon's English Gardner is among the favorites in the women's 100 meters.
The NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships get under way Wednesday at Hayward Field in Eugene.

Oregon has the likes of Dakotah Keys, Elijah Greer, Laura Roesler, Phyllis Francis, Mike Berry, Liz Brenner and English Gardner competing on Day 1.

The Ducks women, runners-up the past four years, are looking for their first title since 1985 and also are trying to win the triple crown -- the championship in cross country, indoor track and outdoor track. No women's team has ever achieved that feat.

Meanwhile, the UO men are looking for their first title since 1984.

Here's a look at all of the Ducks athletes competing Wednesday, plus several others with Oregon ties:

Ducks in action on Wednesday
Event finals in bold
Noon: Dakotah Keys in decathlon | Keys 15th after Day 1
1:30 p.m.: Jillian Weir in women's hammer | Weir finishes 17th
4 p.m.: Oregon women in 4x100 relay | Ducks advance to final
4:15 p.m.: Oregon men in 4x100 relay | Ducks don't advance | De'Anthony Thomas video
4:30 p.m.: Laura Roesler in women's 800 | Roesler-Goule showdown in final?
4:45 p.m.: Elijah Greer in men's 800 | Greer wins heat | Video
5 p.m.: Phyllis Francis and Chizoba Okodogbe in women's 400 | Francis advances
5:15 p.m.: Mike Berry in men's 400 | Berry eliminated by razor-thin margin
5:15 p.m.: Liz Brenner in women's javelin | Brenner finishes 8th
5:30 p.m.:
English Gardner and Jenna Prandini in women's 100 | Gardner set to defend title | Video: Gardner 'having fun'

Others of note
Noon: Nathanael Franks (Barlow High School) of Arkansas in decathlon
| Franks 16th after Day 1
5:15 p.m.: Brianna Bain (Aloha High School) of Stanford in women's javelin
| Bain finishes 3rd
5:30 p.m.: Ryan Crouser (Barlow High School) of Texas in men's shot put | Crouser wins with one legal throw
6:45 p.m.: Jared Bassett of University of Portland in men's 3,000 steeplechase | Bassett makes final

Follow the meet with live updates from Eugene below, or view the ticker on a mobile device.


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Oregon's Edward Cheserek repeats as national men's cross country athlete of the year

Published Jan 01, 0001

Cheserek won last weekend's NCAA cross country title.

BBMLUQCZJEWNCKG.20130910234948.jpgEdward Cheserek 

The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association honored Oregon sophomore Edward Cheserek as Division I men's cross country athlete of the year.

The USTFCCA awards were announced Tuesday. Other honorees included Colorado coach Mark Wetmore, Iona's Kate Avery and Michigan State coach Walt Drenth.

Cheserek repeated as NCAA cross country champion last week in Terre Haute, Ind., making a strong move to pull away with 2,000 meters remaining in the 10,000-meter race.

Oregon senior Eric Jenkins was second in the race.

Here is the complete release from the USTFCCCA.

-- Ken Goe | @KenGoe

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