Georgia women take NCAA track and field lead
COLLEGE WOMEN'S TRACK AND FIELD
• Meet favorite Georgia was tied for third with 14 points after the first day of the NCAA women's championships at Hayward Field.
Stanford was on top with 25 points, followed by Florida at 17. Mississippi also scored 14 points.
Oregon ended the day with zero. The Ducks failed to get any of their three entries in the 200 meters out of the semifinals. But they did position themselves for a possible high team finish, advancing both relays to Saturday's finals, along with six runners in five other events. They'll have 11 entries in nine events for the final day of the four-day men's and women's meet.
Oregon State's Destiny Dawson, a junior from Cottage Grove, placed ninth in the women's javelin. She reached 171 feet, 7 inches in the finals, after advancing with a 170-3 in her final preliminary throw. Her previous best and school record was 168-11.
University of Portland junior Lauren LaRocco took 15th in the 10,000 in 33:50.44.
Pilots junior Taryn Rawlings advanced to the 1,500 finals with a PR 4:12.08, a school record.
Sharon Lokedi of Kansas set a meet record in the 10,000 meters, winning in 32 minutes, 9.20 seconds.
In the only men's event to finish on Thursday, Kentucky's Tim Duckworth won the decathlon with 8,336 points. Karl Saluri of Georgia was the runner-up with 8,137.
Georgia leads the men's standings with 34 points. Mississippi State has 18, and Kentucky is third with 16. Oregon's men remained scoreless.
Former Oregon Ducks quarterback Vernon Adams Jr., in a numbers game with Hamilton, will be traded soon, coach June Jones said.
Adams, 25, has played three Canadian Football League seasons, with 583 passing yards and four touchdowns.
He was down the Ticats depth chart, behind returning starter and fellow ex-Duck Jeremiah Masoli and recent arrival Johnny Manziel, the former Heisman Trophy winner from Texas A&M.
• Eric Rogers, a receiver who played for the 2014 Portland Thunder in the Arena Football League and earned CFL All-Star status last year, has re-signed with the Calgary Stampeders.
The 6-4 Rogers led the CFL with 1,448 receiving yards and tied for first with 10 TD receptions during the 2015 season.
He signed with the San Francisco 49ers in 2016, but was injured before being waived in May 2017.
• The Portland Timbers' next Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup match is against the Los Angeles Galaxy at 8 p.m. Friday, June 15 at Providence Park.
The winner will advance to the quarterfinals of U.S. Soccer's national tournament. The quarterfinal round is to be completed by July 18. Matchups for that round will be determined after the round of 16.
Tickets go on sale at noon Monday. Because of stadium expansion work, east side seating will not be available. The game is part of the season-ticket package.
The Timbers advanced to the round of 16 by beating the San Jose Earthquakes, 2-0, on Wednesday.
The Galaxy posted a 3-1 win over FC Golden State Force, a Premier Development League team.
Portland and LA played to a 1-1 MLS draw last week.
The Timbers play host to Sporting Kansas City at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
MLS takes a break during the early phase of the World Cup, which begins next Thursday in Russia. After the visit from Sporting KC, the Timbers will play June 24 at Atlanta.
Seattle 5, TAMPA BAY 4
• The Mariners won the series opener behind Mike Leake's eight-inning pitching and Mitch Haniger's three RBIs.
Leake (6-3) allowed two runs on eight hits and one walk, with three strikeouts.
The Rays provided a scare in the bottom of the ninth, scoring three runs and ending the game with a runner on second as Daniel Robertson, who had homered in the third, forced third baseman Kyle Seager to make a long throw to first for the final out.
With their MLB-leading 19th one-run victory, the M's improved to 39-23.
Tampa Bay dropped to 28-33.
• Ben Crane, a Beaverton and University of Oregon product, struggled to a 3-over-par 73 and was tied for 118th after one round of the FedEx St. Jude Classic in Memphis.
Seamus Power grabbed the lead with a 65.
• Wyndham Clark, a rookie from the U of O, was tied for 101st after an opening 73, 1-over, in the Rust-Oleum Championship at Ivanhoe, Illinois.