Stories by Anne M. Peterson

Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014

Heisman frontrunner Mariota makes it look easy

About the flashiest thing quarterback Marcus Mariota has done off the field all season is wear a T-shirt boldly emblazoned with the word "Success."
By Anne M. Peterson

Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014

US draws tough group for Women's World Cup

The United States drew the toughest group for the Women's World Cup next year in Canada and will face Australia in its opening match June 8.
By Anne M. Peterson

Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014

Arizona, Oregon have similar offenses

Arizona and Oregon, teams with similar offensive schemes will meet on Friday night in the Pac-12 championship.
By Anne M. Peterson

Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014

Ducks have chance to avenge lone loss

Although Oregon always preaches looking ahead to the next "nameless, faceless opponent," even Ducks coach Mark Helfrich says playing the in the Pac-12 Championship on Friday against Arizona has ...
By Anne M. Peterson

Friday, Oct. 3, 2014

Oregon's hopes are dimmed

EUGENE, Ore. — The look on Marcus Mariota’s face was unmistakable: He was stunned. Arizona upset the heavily favored Oregon Ducks for the second consecutive season.
By Anne M. Peterson

Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014

Plans to use artificial turf at Women's World Cup challenged

A group of elite players filed a lawsuit in Canada challenging plans to play the 2015 Women's World Cup on artificial turf.
By Anne M. Peterson

Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014

James unveils new shoe

BEAVERTON, Ore. - LeBron James had some business to take care before rejoining the Cleveland Cavaliers for training camp.
By Anne M. Peterson

Tuesday, Aug 5, 2014

MLS All-Stars looking to put on 'exciting' show against Bayern Munich

PORTLAND, Ore. - By the time the MLS All-Star Game rolls around tonight, coach Caleb Porter will have had two training sessions with his All-Stars.
By Anne M. Peterson

Friday, July 4, 2014

Stealth World Cup ads raise sponsorship questions

Soccer's international governing body, FIFA, closely holds the World Cup brand as intellectual property. That hasn't stopped companies from marketing their way around sponsorship.
By Anne M. Peterson

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Adidas and Nike jostle for edge at the World Cup

PORTLAND, Ore. - The competition on the pitch has yet to start, but the fight over World Cup consumers is already intense - and no more so than between the athletic companies.
By Anne M. Peterson

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Spurs cranked up intensity after tough first round

PORTLAND, Ore. - The intensity and focus that has the San Antonio Spurs rolling 3-0 over Portland in the Western Conference semifinals can be traced to their Game 3 loss to Dallas in the first round.
By Anne M. Peterson

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Lillard's shot reminiscent of ex-Blazer

PORTLAND, Ore. - Damian Lillard always admired Brandon Roy for his ability to make game-changing shots. Now the second-year Trail Blazers point guard is making the game-changers of his own.
By Anne M. Peterson

Friday, March 7, 2014

MLS hopes to build on excitement surrounding World Cup

Because nothing stirs passionate soccer fans - and even the sport's casual onlookers - quite like the World Cup, Major League Soccer is hoping to draw on the excitement surrounding the big event ...
By Anne M. Peterson

Friday, Feb. 28, 2014

Conference officials looking into post-game brawl

The Western Athletic Conference is looking into a brawl that following the overtime New Mexico State-Utah Valley game on Thursday night.
By Anne M. Peterson

Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013

Washington gives early gift to home fans

The Washington Huskies women's volleyball team gave an early Christmas gift to its home fans - a Final Four berth.
By Anne M. Peterson

Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013

Oregon defense could be key against Stanford

Its oft-overlooked defense could be the key to victory for Oregon against Stanford on Thursday.
By Anne M. Peterson

Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013

Oregon roars past UCLA

The game was tied at halftime, but Oregon roared past UCLA in the second half.
By Anne M. Peterson

Friday, Oct. 25, 2013

No. 12 Bruins in tough at No. 2 Oregon

A victory over No. 2 Oregon would certainly erase UCLA's disappointment over a loss to Stanford.
By Anne M. Peterson

Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012

Oregon battling injuries on defense

Though the Ducks rarely talk about it, it's clear the injury bug has taken a bite out of Oregon - especially on defense.
By Anne M. Peterson

Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012

Pac-12 clash loses some of its luster

Back at the start of the season, Oregon's game at Southern California was circled on lots of calendars. Eight weeks later, the shine is off the game a bit.
By Anne M. Peterson
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