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March Madness roundup: Oregon upsets No. 2 seed Iowa to reach Sweet 16

March Madness roundup: Oregon upsets No. 2 seed Iowa to reach Sweet 16

Sports
March 22 (UPI) -- The seventh-seeded Oregon Ducks earned a 95-80 win over No. 2 seed Iowa on Monday in Indianapolis to advance to the Sweet 16 for the fourth time in the last five NCAA men's basketball tournaments. Chris Duarte scored a team-best 23 points for the Ducks (21-6), who showed no signs of rust after an extended layoff. Oregon reached the second round in the West Region without playing a game due to COVID-19 issues within the VCU Rams' basketball program. Advertisement VCU was forced to withdraw from the tournament after multiple positive COVID-19 tests, leaving Oregon with a nine-day break since losing in the semifinals of the Pac-12 tournament. The Ducks will face either Kansas or USC in the Sweet 16. "The guys fought through it, they stayed together," Oregon head coach Dana...
Washington halts football activities due to COVID-19, Oregon game in doubt

Washington halts football activities due to COVID-19, Oregon game in doubt

Sports
Dec. 9 (UPI) -- The University of Washington has paused football team activities due to an increase in positive COVID-19 cases within the program, the school said Wednesday. "The team will not practice Wednesday and will undergo additional polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing," the Huskies said in a statement. Advertisement The Huskies are scheduled to play Oregon at 4 p.m. EST Saturday in Eugene, Ore. The winner of the game will decide which team wins the Pac-12's North Division and appears in the Dec. 18 conference championship game. Washington said more information regarding that status of the scheduled game against Oregon will be shared "when it becomes available." Wednesday's stoppage marks the first time this season Washington has had to pause team activities. The Huskies' games...
2 drug measures on Oregon ballot

2 drug measures on Oregon ballot

Technology
SALEM, Ore. -- War veterans with PTSD, terminally ill patients and others suffering from anxiety are backing a ballot measure that would legalize controlled, therapeutic use in Oregon of psilocybin mushrooms, which they say has helped them immeasurably.“After chemo failed, I went to a pretty dark place,” said Mara McGraw, a Portland woman who has terminal cancer. “I was feeling hopeless about treatment and about the future.”Then she tried the psychedelic mushroom, more commonly known as “magic mushrooms," with a trained facilitator standing by.“It was a very safe and nurturing experience for me. I immediately felt a release from the fear,” McGraw told a video news conference.On the national level, a clinical trial of psilocybin is underway to test its potential antidepressant properties, t...
Violent clashes erupt between left and right-wing protesters in Oregon

Violent clashes erupt between left and right-wing protesters in Oregon

World
Violent clashes have erupted between left-wing and right-wing protesters in Portland, Oregon - prompting authorities to force them away from a plaza near a federal building.The area, which has been the site of numerous recent protests, houses both county and federal buildings. Protests against police brutality and racism began several months ago, in response to the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Image: Some protesters were seen flushing their eyes clean of pepper spray on the street Demonstrations kicked off around midday near the Multnomah County Justice Center in Oregon's biggest city, according to local media.Fights quickly broke out with demonstrators hurling rocks and other missiles at one another. ...
The Latest: Oregon, Kansas set to require face coverings

The Latest: Oregon, Kansas set to require face coverings

Health
SALEM, Ore. — Gov. Kate Brown announced Monday that people throughout Oregon will be required to wear face coverings in indoor public spaces starting Wednesday to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The guidance applies to businesses and members of the public visiting indoor public spaces, she said in a news release. Face covering requirements were mandated in eight counties last week. Over the past month, Brown said the disease has spread at an alarming rate in both urban and rural counties. Face coverings that cover the nose and mouth play a critical role in reducing the spread of the disease because droplets from people’s breath can carry the virus to others without people realizing it, she said. She said she did not want to close businesses again as has happened in other states th...