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Mackey keeps mushing toward sled dog history

KOYUK, Alaska - Defending champion Jeff King figures a fifth win in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race isn't realistic unless Lance Mackey slows down.

``He's going to be tough to beat,'' King said after arriving in Koyuk, on Alaska's western coastline, four hours behind Mackey.

King mushed about 60 miles along the coast and across the frozen Bering Sea to reach the checkpoint less than 200 miles from the race finish in Nome.

The 36-year-old Mackey, from Fairbanks, is trying to become the first musher to win both the 1,000-mile Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race and the 1,100-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in the same year.

Roddick rockets past Rochus in third round

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. - Andy Roddick served 18 aces, one clocked at 147 mph, on his way to a 6-3, 7-6 (5) victory over Olivier Rochus in the third round of the Pacific Life Open on Monday.

Roddick overcame 33 unforced errors with his strong serve and well-placed forehands. Rochus made 12 fewer unforced errors than his American opponent, but did not have a single ace.

Julien Benneteau of France bounced another highly ranked American, No. 6 James Blake, out of the tournament with a 6-2, 7-6 (1) victory in their match.

Scoring flurry leads

Oregon lacrosse victory

Theresa Waldron and Ilsa van den Berg combined for 15 points in Oregon's 20-12 nonconference lacrosse victory over Vermont on Monday night at Pape Field.

Waldron had eight points with a hat trick and five assists, one point shy of the UO single-game record. Van den Berg had five goals and two assists to take the team scoring lead with 25 points.

Brooke Dieringer also scored a hat trick for the Ducks. She had three goals in a 13-10 home win over St. Bonaventure last Thursday.

Ducks rally in second round of Fresno tourney

FRESNO, Calif. - Oregon recovered from a rough start by shooting a 4-over 292 in Monday's afternoon round to stand ninth among 15 men's teams at the Fresno State-Lexus Golf Classic.

The Ducks opened the tournament with a 305 and were in 12th place before bouncing back. Derek Sipe was tied for 21st at 4-over 148, and Eric Hastings was two shots back and tied for 25th.

San Diego State had the team lead at 564, five strokes ahead of UC Irvine.

Beavers move up to fifth in four baseball polls

CORVALLIS - Oregon State moved up three places to No. 5 in this week's USA Today/ESPN national baseball coaches poll. The Beavers (17-3) have won six straight games after sweeping Evansville last week to open their home season.

In other rankings released Monday, OSU moved up four spots to fifth in Baseball America's rankings, up two spots to fifth in the Collegiate Baseball poll, and up three spots to fifth in the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association poll.

IBL Chargers name

Linse team president

Kara Linse has been named president of the Eugene Chargers as they enter their second season in the International Basketball League.

Linse, a University of Oregon graduate who has lived on four continents, most recently worked in marketing in Sydney for the Australian National Basketball League.

The Chargers tip off their season April 13 against Salem at the Morse Event Center.
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Title Annotation:Sports; THE REGION
Publication:The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Date:Mar 13, 2007
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