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OREGON SPORTS HISTORY/Jefferson Democrats capture PIL championship/Phil Knight on board again/Beavers up to No. 10

Nov. 2-6, 2000

Coach Mike Dunleavy is livid after the Trail Blazers fall to 0-2 with a 108-82 loss to the Phoenix Suns. "It looked like our guys were not even in shape," he says. Tony Delk leads the Suns with 22 points. The Blazers' first back-to-back losses to open a season since 1993 came without injured center Arvydas Sabonis, but as Dunleavy says, "I have a hard time believing Sabonis is worth 40 points to us."

MILES• The Jefferson Democrats rally for a 23-22 win over Franklin that clinches their second consecutive Portland Interscholastic League football championship. Aaron Miles throws the decisive 10-yard touchdown pass and two-point conversion, both to Jullian Littleton, and Evan Martin intercepts Franklin with 1:04 remaining. Michael Lee, who would go on to star with Miles for the Kansas Jayhawks in basketball, has a 62-yard TD catch from Miles. Franklin gets a 34-yard touchdown reception from future Boise State and NFL standout Legedu Naanee.

• Phil Knight is back on board at Oregon, after the university drops out of the Worker Rights Consortium, which monitors sweatshop abuses overseas.

• Coach Dennis Erickson's Oregon State Beavers move up to No. 10 in the national rankings after a win at Cal pushes them to 8-1, the best start in school history.

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