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Salem-News.com (Aug-17-2014 15:50)

NASCAR: Jeff Gordon Wins at Michigan

Kevin Harvick placed second, 1.413 seconds behind Gordon.

(BROOKLYN, Mich. ) - Jeff Gordon NASCAR Jeff Gordon passed Joey Logano on a restart with 17 laps to go and held off the field to win the Pure Michigan 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Sunday at Michigan International Speedway.

Gordon has 91 career wins on the premier circuit, which ranks first among active drivers and third all-time.

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Salem-News.com (Aug-16-2014 07:25)

Jeff Gordon on Pole in Michigan; Sets New Track Record

Joey Logano will start second, followed by Carl Edwards, Brian Vickers, and Brad Keselowski round out the top five.

(BROOKLYN, Mich. ) - Jeff Gordon With a lighting fast new track record at Michigan International Speedway, Jeff Gordon earned his second consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coors Light pole of the season Friday afternoon after turning a lap of 34.857 seconds at 206.558 miles per hour, ahead of Sunday's Pure Michigan 400 (1:00 p.m. ET on ESPN).

Gordon crushed fellow Chevrolet driver Kevin Harvick's track record by three tenths of a second at the two-mile oval set just two months ago. Gordon's qualifying lap was the seventh-fastest pole-winning speed in Sprint Cup history.

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Salem-News.com (Aug-16-2014 07:14)

NASCAR: Drivers Must Stay in Cars after on Track Incidents

The new rule puts into the books something that had "been informal, just an understanding," said Robin Pemberton, NASCAR's vice president of competition and racing development. after on track incidents

(BROOKLYN, Mich. ) - Tony Stewart NASCAR on Friday said it would forbid drivers from getting out of their cars during caution periods following an on-track fatality last weekend when three-time champion Tony Stewart struck another driver.

The most widely followed motorsports organization in the United States said the new rule would require drivers involved in accidents to remain in their car unless it was unsafe to do so due to fire or smoke.

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Salem-News.com (Aug-16-2014 07:02)

Oregon Reimbursing Football Players Insurance Premiums

Money provided to the athletic department’s student assistance fund by the NCAA must be used to cover those costs.

(EUGENE, Ore. ) - Oregon Ducks Football The UO athletic department is reimbursing four families of football players for out-of-pocket expenses related to the purchase of insurance policies for loss of future earnings in the event of an injury, school officials said.

The families of quarterback Marcus Mariota, center Hroniss Grasu, cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu and defensive end Arik Armstead purchased policies this past offseason under the NCAA’s “exceptional student-athlete disability insurance” rule.

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Salem-News.com (Aug-16-2014 07:00)

Wild Pitch Dooms Volcanoes

It's FREE baseball giveaway night Saturday at Volcanoes Stadium.

(EUGENE, Ore. ) - Salem Keizer Volcanoes Eugene walked off with the 5-4 win via a E.J. Eincinosa wild pitch with two outs in the bottom of the 10th inning Friday night in front of 2,765 inside PK Park.

Joey Epperson lead off the bottom of the 10th inning with a walk by Dusten Knight, followed by a sacrifice bunt by River Stephens that put the runner at second base.

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Salem-News.com (Aug-14-2014 15:44)

Oregon QB Mariota Makes Manning Award Watch List

Mariota is also a preseason candidate for the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award, and the Maxwell and Walter Camp national player of the year awards.

(EUGENE, Ore. ) - Marcus Mariota Oregon junior Marcus Mariota is on the preseason watch list for the Manning Award as the nation’s top quarterback, for which he was a finalist last season.

The Manning Award, sponsored by the Allstate Sugar Bowl, is voted on by a panel of media along with the Manning family, and takes into account bowl game performances.

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Salem-News.com (Aug-14-2014 15:32)

Beavers QB Sean Mannion Named to the Manning Award Watch List

In 2013, Mannion set the league’s single season passing record with 4,662 yards and a school-record with 37 touchdown tosses.

(CORVALLIS, Ore. ) - Sean Mannion Oregon State senior quarterback Sean Mannion was named to The Manning Award watch list Thursday.

The watch list for the Manning Award, sponsored by the Allstate Sugar Bowl, includes 32 of the top quarterbacks in the nation heading into the 2014 season.

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Salem-News.com (Aug-14-2014 15:27)

Oregon State to Meet Ohio State to Kick-Off 2018 Season

Ohio State has won both previous meetings in Columbus, 22-14 in 1984 and 51-10 in 1974.

(CORVALLIS, Ore. ) - Oregon State Football The Oregon State Beavers and The Ohio State Buckeyes will open the 2018 football season in Columbus, Beaver Director of Athletics Bob De Carolis announced Thursday.

The game is set for Sept. 1 of Labor Day Weekend at Ohio Stadium, the fourth-largest venue in college football with a current capacity of 104,944.

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Salem-News.com (Aug-14-2014 15:21)

NASCAR: Tony Stewart Will Not Race at Michigan

Earlier this week, Stewart canceled plans to race at Plymouth Speedway (in Indiana) this weekend.

(BROOKLYN, Michigan) - Tony Stewart Tony Stewart will not drive this weekend in the Sprint Cup Series at Michigan International Speedway. Instead, Jeff Burton will drive the No. 14 Chevrolet for Stewart-Haas Racing at the 2-mile track.

According to a team release, the driver change only pertains to the Michigan race. Stewart's plans for the upcoming Sprint Cup Series schedule have yet to be determined.

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Salem-News.com (Aug-14-2014 15:20)

Ducks Blank Trinity Western, 3-0 in Exhibition Game

The Ducks officially kick off the season Saturday, Aug. 22, in Madison, Wis., against Wisconsin at 5:00 p.m.

(EUGENE, Ore. ) - Oregon Ducks Soccer Senior midfielder Lilly Archer scored twice as the Oregon soccer team shutout Trinity Western, 3-0, in an exhibition Wednesday evening at Papé Field.

“We definitely got a lot of new faces in the game,” said head coach Kat Mertz.

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