Here is the latest Washington, Oregon and Alaska sports news from The Associated Press


EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The University of Oregon has suspended football strength and conditioning coach Irele Oderinde one month without pay after three players were hospitalized following a series of intense workouts last week. The school announced the decision in a statement last night and detailed a review of the incident.

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — After 20 years managing a checkpoint along the 1,600-kilometer Yukon Quest, Peter Kamper is looking forward to getting a different view of the sled dog race. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports ( ) that Kamper managed the 101 Mile Steese Highway checkpoint from 1996 to 2015. Kamper says he plans to follow this February’s race closely from Fairbanks.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah has hired Kiel McDonald as its new running backs coach. McDonald held the same position for five years at Eastern Washington. The 33-year-old joins new offensive coordinator Troy Taylor from Eastern Washington after Dennis Erickson retired at the end of December. Taylor replaced fired co-offensive coordinator Aaron Roderick.

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Longtime major league executive Dan O’Brien Sr. has died at 87. The Texas Rangers said he died Monday in Dallas. The Rangers were one of four major league teams with whom O’Brien held front-office jobs over 45 years in professional baseball. He also formerly served as president and later general manager of the Seattle Mariners.


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