Trinity Lutheran golfer takes fourth — Trinity Lutheran’s Victoria Sample placed fourth at the Mazama Tournament at the Running Y Ranch golf course in Klamath Falls on Thursday, carding an 89 in her final round before next week’s Class 4A/3A/2A/1A Special District 5 tournament. Sample, who placed third at the district tourney a year ago, went 48-41 en route to her top-five finish. Henley’s Katie Collum won the tournament with a blistering 1-under 71. Kylie Collum, Katie’s sister, and St. Mary’s Staesha Flock shared runner-up honors as both golfers shot a 76. Klamath Falls’ Henley High, behind the strong finish of the Collum sisters, won the tournament with a team score of 349. Trinity Lutheran was fourth with a 472. Sample and the Saints play at Tokatee Golf Club in Blue River on Monday and Tuesday for spots at the small-school state tournament in Corvallis.
Ducks clinch Pac-12 title — The University of Oregon secured its second straight Pac-12 championship on Thursday with the Ducks’ 7-3 road victory over Arizona and UCLA’s 2-0 loss at Arizona State. Oregon, the top-ranked team in the country, entered its final three-game series of the regular season 1 1⁄2 games ahead of the Bruins in the league standings. With two regular-season games left to play, the Ducks (19-2-1 Pac-12, 48-6-1 overall) need just one more Pac-12 win to tie the school record for conference victories in a season.
Crawford wins Sixth Man award — Just as he has to wait to come into games, Jamal Crawford had to be patient about receiving the NBA Sixth Man Award. The 34-year-old guard was honored on Thursday, a week later than usual. The delay was caused by the controversy involving team owner Donald Sterling, who was banned for life by the NBA after a recording surfaced in which he made racist comments. Crawford became the oldest recipient and the first to win with different teams. He also was honored as the league’s best player off the bench while with the Atlanta Hawks in 2009-10. Chicago’s Taj Gibson finished second in voting, while San Antonio’s Manu Ginolili finished third. Portland’s Mo Williams received one third-place vote.
Another worker dies at Brazil World Cup site — A worker at a World Cup stadium in Brazil died Thursday in an electrical accident, temporarily interrupting construction at one of the most-delayed venues only five weeks before the soccer tournament. Rosenil Moraes, head of emergency services in the western state of Mato Grosso, said the construction worker received an electric shock at the site of Arena Pantanal in the wetlands city of Cuiaba. The man is the eighth worker to die in accidents during the construction of stadiums.
— From wire reports