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BOISE — Researchers have expanded a health-monitoring study of wildland firefighters after a previous study found season-long health declines and deteriorating reaction times. Eighteen firefighters who parachute from airplanes are wearing advanced motion monitors this summer to track how they hold up. Researchers say firefighters might need better nutrition to stay fit and mentally sharp. By Keith Ridler. SENT: 870 words. With AP Photo.
SALEM — People in Salem’s most vulnerable homeless population have three strikes against them: a chronic health condition, mental health diagnosis and substance addiction. The most likely outcome is to die in their 50s. More than 500 people experiencing homelessness in the Salem-Keizer area have been identified in this “tri-morbid” group in the past year, up from an estimated 200 in 2014. Studies show many won’t get help in time. An AP Member Exchange by Natalie Pate, Statesman Journal. SENT: 1997 words. With AP Photo.
PORTLAND, Ore. — It’s been so long since Indy cars sped around Portland International Raceway that Sebastien Bourdais is the defending race winner, and that was 11 years ago. That was the last time Will Power saw the track, while Scott Dixon last raced the permanent road course in 2002. Alexander Rossi is making his Portland debut on Sunday, same with Josef Newgarden. Both championship contenders should theoretically be at a disadvantage to the veterans who have raced the 1.967-mile, 12-turn course before. By Jenna Fryer. SENT: 727 words. With AP Photos.
RENO, Nev. — Ty Gangi threw three touchdown passes to McLane Mannix and Nevada cruised past FCS-member Portland State 72-19 on Friday night in a season opener for both teams. SENT: 160 words.
EUGENE, Ore. — No. 24 Oregon opens its first season under new coach Mario Cristobal against Bowling Green. The Ducks are 32-point favorites in Saturday’s game, but that hasn’t deterred them from taking the Falcons seriously. Cristobal points to Bowling Green’s Air Raid-style offense led by sophomore quarterback Jarret Doege. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.
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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State coach Urban Meyer begins his three-game suspension when the No. 5 Buckeyes play an Oregon State team that went 1-11 last year. Ryan Day will stand in for Meyer, who was disciplined for his handling of domestic-abuse allegations against a former assistant. By Mitch Stacy. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game started noon.
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